Fashion fades, only style remains the same. -Coco Chanel

Help me come up with a name for my new business!

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2014 at 10:13 pm



Off topic:  I am starting a new business and need your help with the name. The business is an farm fresh greek yogurt and frozen greek style yogurt store. There’s a few flavors and the highlight is the extensive topping bar of cookie crumbles, fresh fruits, nuts, granola and chocolates. Everything is natural and fresh. Many of the fruits will be organic. No artificial colors or flavors. It is based in Austin, TX.


Hunting for the Perfect Pair

In Hunter, Rainboots, wide calves on October 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Oh Seattle. After a record-breaking 77 day streak of dry, sunny days, the rain and grey skies are back.  I’m one of the weird people that doesn’t mind this weather so much.  Hunters make these days that much more bearable.  If you’ve been coveting them for a while, you might need some help narrowing down the perfect pair for you.

So are Hunters worth the price tag? I’d say they are, especially if you live in a climate that you will get a fair amount of use out of them.  Mine are in perfect condition 2 years after purchasing them.  I’ve owned even higher priced rain boots in the past that didn’t survive a year without leaking.  I recommend purchasing from Nordstrom for their great return policy.

Should I go classic and get black or a buy a fun color?  I have the tall gloss black and absolutely love them.  They go with everything!  It really comes down to personal preference.  There’s a few colors that are incredibly versatile like the signature new green and aubergine.  If you have mostly neutral or black outerwear, I’d spring for a color.  My favorite standouts are the pillar box red, vintage yellow and steel blue tall gloss styles.

What’s the difference between the gloss finish and the classic finish?  The gloss finish is a lot shinier in person.  If latex was leather, the gloss would be like a patent finish.  The classic finish is matte and it blooms, which is when natural latex releases a white waxy film to protect itself from the natural elements (heat, humidity). Here’s a photo of a pair of Hunters that have bloomed quite a bit:

Am I supposed to remove the bloom?  No, it’s really not necessary!  A lot of people love the look for the character it gives the boots.  If you’re not a fan, you can remove it with castor oil, coconut oil, ArmorAll wipes or a product created by Hunter called the Boot Buffer.

Do Hunters come in wide calf? Wide calf is not available in every style but the Huntress does have a wide calf version that comes in 16 and 1/2 inch circumference.  It’s available in 3 colors on Nordstrom for $135. Pictured below in Green.  The shorts are another option, available in many colors for $125 on Nordstrom.  Pictured below in Orchid.

Can I wear them in the snow?  Yes!  I’m not the expert on this and wouldn’t buy Hunters primarily as a snow boot, but they work just fine when you need to trek through a few inches.

Do I need to purchase the sock liner?  No. I find that my feet get pretty cold in my hunters so I’ll be buying a pair of the sock liners this winter.

Let’s take a look at some of Hunter’s most popular styles:

1.  Hunter Original Tall Gloss in Steel Blue

2. Hunter Original Tall Boots in Aubergine

3. Hunter Regent St. James $195

4.  Hunter Original British $195

The new classic: Motorcycle boots

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2012 at 4:04 am

Sunshine…. an ice cold Blue Moon….sailing on the sound.. perfect sunkissed waves.. is there one reason we look forward to these days ending?  If it isn’t obvious, the answer is boots.  Somehow it’s easy to kiss the long days of summer goodbye knowing that once again it’s time to hit the stores and do a little fall shopping.  Motorcycle boots are a new classic and everyone should own a pair.  They are incredibly versatile- whether you opt to pair them with your favorite pair of skinnies and an oversized cashmere cardigan or add a little edge to a feminine dress.  Here’s my  10 picks for Autumn 2012.

1. Frye Engineer 8R $217

2. Report Jude Bootie $95 Amazon

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs $595 Neiman Marcus 

5. Jimmy Choo Motorcyle Boot $950  Nordstrom


How to wear Biker boots:

6. Chanel Quilted Motorcycle Boot