The Essential Fall Tote

With cold weather around the corner, I started looking for the perfect fall bag. Every woman knows your everyday tote is a highly strategic purchase. It has to be able to carry everything you could need for any possible situation. I spent the afternoon with my Motif No.3 bag to show how it’s the perfect sidekick for any girl on the go.

 When we choose to shop brands like Motif No. 3 who are made in the USA, we are supporting better working conditions, fair wages, cleaner production, and higher quality standards.

Motif No.3 is a family-built designer bag brand and creative magazine, designing products that reflect art for the creative professional. Their canvas is sourced in the US, their leather is currently sourced internationally (they’re working on sourcing their leather in the US).  Each piece is designed and made in their workspace in in Temecula, California. Motif No.3 is for those who strive to be creative, innovate and shape the world for good. 

The Ross family, Maggie, Joel, Stephen and Cheryl launched Motif No.3 as a family-owned business in March of this year. There mission is to cultivate creative culture, and from this stems the desire to bring fair jobs into the fashion industry. 

The Transitional Pant by Everlane

As much as we hate to admit it, summer is officially over. As we’re mourning the loss of sunny Saturdays in cut-offs and tees, we enter into one of the most challenging seasons: the transitional period between summer and fall. You’re not sure whether to wear a sun dress and suffer through the 60 degree weather or wear jeans and sweat it out on the subway.

We have found the perfect transitional pants: the Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pant. These airy yet structured pants are the ideal in-between. The cropped silhouette offers a nice relaxed vibe while easing yourself into cooler weather. We loved them so much we got two pairs! Dress down with a simple tee or dress up with a pair of mules and a cropped sweater.

About the brand: Everlane is a brand committed to radical transparency in their production, and take extra care to build personal relationships with their factories and ensure that their workers are paid a fair wage. 

The Essential Summer Slide

Shopping consciously means the purchases you make are more intentional. Our definition of "essential" is an investment piece that goes with everything and that you can wear anywhere

Everlane’s Babo loafer is the perfect summer shoe made of Italian leather.  Dress up your look with a wide leg pant or go casual and pair with frayed denim jeans. We love the laid-back vibe of the fold-over heel and that buttery sand color fits perfectly in any neutral wardrobe

About the brand: Everlane is a brand committed to radical transparency in their production, and take extra care to build personal relationships with their factories and ensure that their workers are paid a fair wage. 

Styling by Christina Holle, Photography and Art Direction by Tina Park

World Refugee Day

The UN launched the #WithRefugees petition on World Refugee Day to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

In honor of World Refugee Day, Global Goods Partners created a collection of beautiful goods handmade by refugee women artisans around world.

We picked our favorite piece from their limited edition collection- the bumpy glass tumbler. These funky statement glasses are 100% recycled and hand blown by Syrian refugees in France.

Global Goods Partners created this program to help to keep the rich cultural heritage of Syria alive in the midst of war-torn times. It also institutes a safe work haven for the artisans, and help them rebuild a new life in France.