Clockwise from top left: Mustard, Scarlet, Dusty Rose, and Dark Green; all $145 each.
These Angela Roi Morning Cross-Body Bags so got me like Kylie Minogue circa 2001.
Angela Roi is a NYC-based, luxury vegan “leather” bag maker I recently discovered while flipping through an Amour Vert catalog. I love the array of colors (that Mustard, tho), and they have such a variety of designs, you could easily find something to fit any aesthetic. I should write a whole post on this, but I think it’s difficult to find responsible clothing and accessories that don’t read as very basic or even–uh, ahem–“matronly.” I understand that the movement leans towards making long-term investments which translates to classic pieces, but, hey, I like color! BTW, all the links to the site contain my Angela Roi affiliate URL: http://www.angelaroi.com?ref=263
Reformation has some really lovely, feminine clothing made here in L.A. out of sustainable materials. While far from perfect–they have had some issues meeting the demands of the size inclusivity they advertise and there are some reported quality issues–I think they have some sweet designs. Normally Reformation’s prices are prohibitive for me (oh funemployment!), but I found a slew of really inexpensive tees, dresses and skirts. I purchased the two items above to layer as the weather cools. NOTE: All items are FINAL SALE and I find Reformation’s sizing odd (but that may be because I’m short-just under 5’2″), so purchase with caution.
As fall collections roll out, summer still seems far from over here in Southern California. (I don’t care if Target thinks it’s Halloween already—nobody here [me] is ready for that pumpkin spice sh*t yet!) Anyway, it’s always hot somewhere, and, after I got an email from Mayamiko featuring some new additions, I couldn’t help but celebrate summer a little more with a few brightly colored, warm-weather styles.
Mayamiko employs Malawian women who fashion fun, feminine clothing from beautifully patterned, sustainable fabrics. Their clothing is actually meant to be “cross-seasonal” which means if you aren’t someplace sunny and warm, you can easily layer under or over your Mayamiko pieces to suit any season. [Apologies if the items listed are sold out—they run through the more popular styles pretty fast!] The items I chose to feature all fall under $100, but there are also some other slightly more costly items on their site that are pretty sweet (jumpsuits!).