Our Favorite Colors for Fall

Who is ready for the change of seasons, and do we dare say, the rain? The fires in the PNW have made our skies smokey and we are ready for a little rain to clean up our atmosphere in Seattle. As more collections arrive at the shop, we definitely have some favorite colors that are inspiring us for the Fall/Winter season. Here are just a few to get you in the mood.

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Deep, rich, dark blue. An alternative to black and slightly less edgy.  We love the shade of navy on this Officine Creative Chelsea boot.  We would wear these with jeans or basic black leggings. They would also look wonderful with longer skirts and of course anything dark blue.

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Dark espresso brown with a slight hue of cool gray is the best way to describe the color of this bag from Aunts and Uncles. The perfect carry-all that can convert itself from a handbag to a tote.  We would carry this bag when we are wearing shades of olive green, gray or dark chocolate brown. Perfectly acceptable with black too.

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Fresh and cool, deep greens are another favorite here at re-souL. Green is a versatile shade that can be worn with navy, gray, black and wine. These oxfords by MOMA are a basic style that would go with most anything in your wardrobe.

 

If you love color, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Can’t find what you are looking for, contact us here. Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page here.

Studio Visit: Miishka Handbags

Miishka Handbags Studio One of the many pleasures of having our shop in Ballard is the times we find an opportunity to interact with our community. We have great restaurants, shops and artists working in our little neighborhood and nearly all the local businesses are owned and operated independently (ok, so we do have a Starbuck’s). We love being acquainted with so many entrepreneurs in our business community. Here’s a great example: We were seeking a resource for a simple wristlet bag for our shop, not a collection but a single item we could stock in many colors. We didn’t have to look far, right around the corner is an artist collective, Fifty Four Sixteen. Inside there is a group of spaces occupied by creative people of many disciplines. One of these creatives is Michelle Pozniak who, among other things, develops “Miishka Handbags”. She makes mostly custom and bespoke bags made from new leather, calfskin, pony hair and repurposed leather garments.

Michelle’s talents go far beyond handbags, one visit to her studio and you’ll be in awe of the eclectic talents of this artist. Pysanka eggs, soaps and blown glass surround the workspace, all of these are created by Michelle. On the walls, creative installations of some ordinary objects, arranged in a way that reflects the artist and the connection to her materials. The vintage machinery (a sewing machine from long ago, a vacuum cleaner that could have been her grandmother’s) are reminders that today’s technology just isn’t necessary. Continue reading

Proud to Present: Jo Handbags

proud to present: Jo Handbags

Let us introduce you to Jo.  A handbag line that we have been recently carrying at re-souL.  Jo combines a raw look with a timeless style to offer handbags that are sturdy, versatile and purposefully  unpolished.  A fashionable blend of interesting textures, Jo handbags are crafted with materials made to last – no matter what.

A company led by three women with various backgrounds in interior design, advertising and fashion, the  friends decided to combine their strengths to bring Jo to life. Having been in and around fashion for many years, these women knew that there was a void for utilitarian yet cool-looking bags that were at a sensible price point.

This collection is designed with the intention that bags should be fashionable, as well as hard working.  Jo’s unique designs artfully blend boot leather, woven vinyl, burlap, waxed canvas, copper, silver and brass in classic shapes.  Details like raw cut leather, hammered wire and external stitching are finishing touches that reinforce the commitment to craftsmanship and quality.

Styles pictured here (left to right):
> Jo Handbags Market Bag
> Jo Handbags Schoolboy Backpack in Espresso

View more Jo Handbags at resouL.com

What do I wear with: Fiorentini + Baker Nappa?

Each Wednesday at re-souL we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. By presenting three different outfit pairings for a range of different occasions, you’ll get a sense of what to wear with a particular shoe. We hope you’ll like it and keep checking back each week.

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Rock Concert
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What to wear with: Fiorentini and Baker "Nappa"

Featured re-souL items: Fiorentini + Baker Nappa in Nero (Black), Aunts & Uncles Mrs. Muffin in Dark Chocolate

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Weekend in Wine Country
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What to wear with: Fiorentini and Baker "Nappa"

Featured re-souL items: Fiorentini + Baker Nappa in Nero (Black), Iris Guy Sofer ‘E seed 02 L’ earrings, Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet in Gunmetal

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Day at the Zoo
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What to wear with: Fiorentini and Baker "Nappa"

Featured re-souL items: Fiorentini + Baker Nappa in Nero (Black), Iacoli & McAllister ‘No. 5-07’ Necklace

To view the other items featured here and to see more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.