Today we're recapping Erin's "Ode to Plaid" week. She chose a red and blue hued plaid number. Layering it under jackets and layering it over graphic tees, Erin proved that the plaid shirt is our favorite layering piece. It adds texture, pattern and warmth--we'd even argue that you can treat this patterned shirt as a neutral. So, I'm sure the 5x5 girls will be featuring this baby again sometime soon.
Wowwwwie, THIS was a fun week. If you were following along on Instagram, I think you would agree that our Gem Club friends totally crushed their 5x5 challenge. First up we're recapping Kristen--Gem Club's very talented cellist--and her beautiful blue plaid and striped Patch NYC scarf.
Wearing the double patterned fabric around her neck, as a skirt and as an unexpected wrap shirt, Kristen clearly proved that the scarf is one of the most versatile pieces a girl can own. Her cello even got to have some fun with it on Day 5!
Kudos to Kristen for rocking it this week. We love the eclectic funk you brought to the 5x5 challenge. We can't wait to play together again sometime soon!
Don't forget to check out Gem Club and their second album release, In Roses, at the end of the month. They'll be playing at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on January 31 to celebrate the release--so be sure to check it out!
And stay tuned as we finish up the Gem Club recaps with Ieva's equally-as-funky-and-fun 5x5 challenge.
Recapping from a few weeks ago for Cass' debut back in the 5x5 action! For the Able Made collaboration week, Cass showed everyone how to spice up your bracelet collection with the Natasha CFDA Rose & Ruby bracelets by Able Made X Shashi. As bracelets, a necklace, hair accessories, earrings and even Christmas ornaments--these perfectly dainty pieces of jewelry are sure to go a long way in your jewelry box.
And, your money from purchasing the bracelets will go just as far...because don't forget: they're made for financing the general fund of the CFDA Foundation to support fashion designers in the U.S. So, as we welcome Santa into our homes this week for lots of family and holiday fun, don't forget what's really important :)
Check it! How awesome did Meg rock the Loomstate for Able Made Private Label tee? This socially and environmentally responsible tee was created to help fund the Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation, which provides soccer and health clinics to Boston city youth.
The tee comes in white and red, so Meg switched it up between the 2 colorways as her 5x5 challenge unfolded. Pairing each look with unexpected accessories, Meg showed us just how versatile this tee is--can you say axes, art installations, and even toddlers?!
Did you know that Cass, Jess, Erin and Meg all met working on the same team together at a Boston ad agency? Although there's been some team changes and career shifts since then, we always always always find ourselves falling right back into our hilarious antics. Meg, we can't wait for you to join us again for the band to get back together sometime soon!
Here's the first of the recap posts for our Able Made Week. For the partnership, Erin styled a statement accessory: The Dot Clutch by Able Made X WHIT. And this little piece proved to be quite the showstopper. It went so well with a variety of textures and colors. We can already see how perfectly the clutch will transition from Holiday parties to Spring with the gold and pops of color.
And don't forget the best part...proceeds from The Dot Clutch purchases help provide skills training to Peruvian women at risk for human trafficking through Not For Sale.
Recapping Erin's For the Ladies Week with the Wolverine Evelyn 1000 Mile boots. And let us just start by saying...these. boots. are. amazing. The boots were perfect with skirts, dresses, and skinny pants. And with the Wolverines, Erin officially whipped out her infamous collection of tights and knee highs for the fall & winter.
She will admit: wearing a new pair of leather boots for 5 days straight, wasn't too difficult to style. But breaking them in was tough! But after day 4 or 5, Erin's feet felt right at home and they are the most bad ass, comfortable boots she's ever worn. A new pair of shit kickers to add to the mix this winter! Thanks to Ball and Buck and Wolverine for an awesome week.
[Photos by Luke Perkins]
For the Bonobos Battle of the Sexes week, our photographer friend Luke stepped in front of the camera. Erin and Luke welcomed the cool November weather as they dawned The Shamus trench coat in navy blue. The battle was on, and we'll let you decide who won. What do you think!?