I know the last day of summer isn’t technically until September 21, but I’ve always considered the end of August (and the start of the typical school year) to be the true end of summer. So here’s a little Lana Del Rey guilty pleasure to carry you out… and here’s to replacing any nostalgic Summertime Sadness with Autumn happiness!
As I took my coffee break today, all of the leaves on the ground took me by surprise. Fall seems to come earlier and earlier every year. It wasn’t too long ago that I used to look forward to buying new school supplies like awesome pens and pencils (I was a total Staples nerd) or school books (not quite as fun). Now I just have fashion to look forward to: I’m excited to start layering again and finally replace my winter coat with the BB Dakota Blue Durango one I’ve been eyeing. But there’s still time to squeeze in some more summer fun and take advantage of sundress weather for just a little longer. What are you looking forward to most this fall?
The coveted shoes of the fashion elite just got even edgier.
I love a good cup holder. If I ever need to buy a car or a stroller, that’s definitely going to be a feature I look for. In the meantime, I’m totally loving the Portable Drink Klip. No wonder Real Simple featured it as a Problem Solver of the Month in their September issue! Just clip it to the counter, desk, shelf, whatever, and pop in your drink (or phone, or troll doll). Easy as pie, and looks great!
So, I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve always LOVED Barbie! She had the best cars, the prettiest clothes, the hottest boyfriend (uh, hello Ken!) and of course her Malibu beach house was incredible… and as little girl I always wanted everything my Barbies had to be real. For those of you who loved those dolls as much as I did, you’re gonna love this: there is a REAL LIFE Barbie beach house IN Santa Monica!
Who was the house built for you ask? It was originally owned by none other than Barbie Creator, Ruth Handler! Although Handler died in 2002, the house still proudly stands. Handler changed the way we look at dolls and toys, and it is amazing that she was able to make the dream house for her creation a reality!
OK, so no actual wars occurred in the office today but I had to share a photo of Bee, Keith, Billy and Jason proudly wearing their Star Wars tees. What I love about our new 8 Bit Star Wars Bounty Hunter Men’s Tee is that the bad guys from Star Wars finally get their own shirt! Can you name all four?
I’m loving the vibe from our new stuff this week. Heading off to college? Look your best in our Mary Kate sunnies and kitty cat loafers and have the chillest dorm with our Crosley Collegiate Turntable and The Art Of Andy Warhol Calendar.
Apparently my love for Bill Murray is shared by the lovely Niege Borges. What a creative tribute to an amazing man. Can you believe the incredible span of his career? So inspiring! What is your favorite Bill Murray movie?
On Monday we gave you a little sneak peak of our newest Blogger BFF. We’ve been waiting to tell you all about her and the day is finally here. We are so excited to introduce you to Rebecca, creator of The Clothes Horse and our newest featured blogger!
Rebecca describes The Clothes Horse as an artistic personal style blog that showcases her daily outfits as well as anything that inspires her. We’ve been long time fans of Rebecca and have loved watching her style evolve and transform over the years, all beautifully photographed against the gorgeous Pennsylvania landscapes surrounding her home.
We asked Rebecca a few questions…
What does cute mean to you?
Cute is actually a term I fought against in college, but I’ve come to accept. I suppose when you’re petite, you have a baby face, and a predilection for dresses it’s the one thing people will always call you and they usually mean it as a compliment. Cute is fun and sweet—it’s an approachable pretty that you want to carry around in your pocket.
What is your most fun fashion moment?
Well I’ve been to NYFW a couple of times and I’ve worn some fun outfits there, but recently I was just down by a river near my house in a sequin dress playing with sparklers and a friend and it was just a perfect summer evening. I can’t imagine something more fun than that.
How would you describe your style?
Realism meets romanticism; I tend to be inspired by Pre-Raphaelite paintings or buy a new dress and have a visioning of myself wearing it as I stroll along the Seine and then watch the sun set with some handsome stranger and a bottle of wine, but I balance those silly fantasies with reality. Paris is littered with cobblestones and my own life with dirt paths so I’m usually in flats or heels of a reasonable height I can walk miles in—I’m a dreamer with my feet on the ground and I think that’s reflected in my wardrobe.
Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t have a fashion icon. I admire the way a number of women past and present dress, but I don’t want to imitate anyone in my own personal style journey. I hope to take elements from a lot of people (and fictional characters in films and books!) in to a mish-mash all my own.
What is your most guilty pleasure?
Well I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures; if I like it why should I be ashamed? But cheesy science fiction shows and movies is a big one—I still rewatch The X-Files.
Thank you Rebecca! We heart you!
Omg great interview with Tavi Gevinson and Ira Glass in the most recent issue of the WSJ magazine. I know I gush about Tavi a lot here on the Fred Flare blog, but it’s a slightly lesser known fact that I am in love with Ira Glass (and his wife, Anaheed, who works with Tavi on Rookie) in a serious way. The article is short and a bit precious, but is definitely worth a read: check it out here. Keep on rockin’, you guys.