Keds Shoes produced the very first sneakers ever made. In fact, the history of the sneaker, quite literally, begins with Keds. When choosing a name, the initial choice was Peds, from the Latin meaning foot, but that name was already a trademark. The term sneaker was coined as a nickname for Keds because their rubber soles made them so quiet that one could “sneak around” without being heard. Since forming in 1916, Keds sneakers have been known for their simple, minimalist designs.
Looks for daytime
What does one wear to visit the ultra-hipster neighborhood called the “Arts District”? Chic lofts carved out of old factories and artist’s studios fill this once industrial area just east downtown Los Angeles. I’ve personally never seen so many photographers out with models in one area ever. My husband and I fit right it! We stopped under a bridge to take some shots before heading out to one of the cool little cafes that dot the area.
Recently I’ve noticed that many of my favorite bloggers have pulled their summer frocks out of the closet to pair them with cozy sweaters and boots. It’s not difficult to see why. As the days get colder, shorter and darker I long for the long, lazy days of summer too. A pretty print dress brings with it a bit of warm-weather nostalgia. I’ll have to wait a few months for summer bliss, but in the meantime I’ll wear this dress. Continue Reading →
Printed jeans - just the idea seems kind of silly, like some tacky 1980′s trend come back to haunt us. Oh wait, trousers with big floral prints WERE fashionable in the 1980′s. I think I might have blocked that out right along with shoulder pads and really big hair, two other looks that are currently moving back into style.
But the new print jeans seem more elegant than the old ones. First of all jeans fit so much better now that Spandex is woven together with the cotton fibers to create the new, stretchy denim. I remember a time when jeans as tight as the one’s I’m wearing in these photos had to be pulled on with the aid of a pair of pliers. Somewhere, in fact, I have a photo of a teenage me lying down flat on the floor in the hopes of getting a new pair of acid wash Guess jeans to zip. To say they were uncomfortable was putting it mildly, but I didn’t care. I was a teenager and it was The Look. Continue Reading →
Ah, the classic white shirt. It’s versatile, wearable, and flattering. It might have long sleeves or no sleeves. It could be full and boxy, long and flowing, or slim and fitted but it always includes a collar and some buttons. It is usually made of cotton but there are versions in linen, silk or rayon. No matter what the shape, style or fabrication the white shirt is always chic. You can wear one to almost any occasion, be it for work or play. I have yet to see a wardrobe “must have” list without a mention of a classic fitted white blouse. Continue Reading →