My closet, and probably most of yours, is a pretty equal mix of classic pieces and current trends. Though I do like to invest in quality basics and fast-fashion pieces, sometimes I just want something that’s a little bit of both—timeless yet totally of the moment. That’s where Chloe Oliver comes in.
Until fairly recently, ‘feminist’ wasn’t a word I would have used to describe myself. I always associated it with being an extremist or activist, protesting every weekend against this organization or that corporation. Of course, being a feminist does involve some of that, but in today’s world (and in my opinion), it means simply standing up for our basic human rights as women, whether that be freedom of choice or equal pay in the workplace.
Customization has been a big trend this season, with names, quotes and even Instagram handles being stamped across jackets, bags and the like. I’m a sucker for anything personalized, growing up in the South where pretty much everything is monogrammed.
Even though I was born and raised on the East Coast in Orlando (407 represent!), I’ve always been a West Coast girl at heart. There’s just something about the California lifestyle that intrigued me from a young age—the endless summer days, palm trees everywhere, rock coastlines—not to mention the style and trends that come with it.
A classic accessory that’s making a total comeback, pearls are being featured in a big way for the upcoming fall season. However, they’re no longer the ones you once wore while channeling Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Teamed with rhinestones and studs on sandals, jeans, jackets and more, pearls have become the embellishment of choice for pretty much everything.
When it comes to accessories, jewelry specifically, I tend to be drawn towards more delicate pieces that I can wear over and over again. So when Gorjana, a Laguna Beach-based brand known for their classic, everyday jewelry, asked me if I was interested in trying out some of their product, I was excited to say the least.