Can we talk about…

Ponchos.

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One of our readers challenged us to do a post about ponchos.

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Piece of cake, Dawn. We got you, girl.

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but all I’m saying is…

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thank you based god that Free People exists.

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Ponchos aren’t bad.

Not all of them are translucent bundles of plastic you wear when it rains or shittily stitched fake tribal patterns sold at your local Forever 21 in a variety of obnoxious, vibrant colors.

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The poncho thing spiked around 2011. Suddenly they were draped upon the shoulders of every celebrity and walking down every runway literally everywhere.

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Everywhere.

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 Some are super cool. You have your typical Free People-esque flowy and bohemian pieces. Then there are the more structured ponchos with asymmetrical lines and geometric patterns. I’m really digging how versatile they are. They have patterns that draw the eye and you can use them throughout every season depending on the thickness of material.

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If it’s a huge “statement” poncho, wear it alone. Transfer from a day look (worn with gladiator sandals) to a night look (change into big, bold heels). Be daring. #werkthatfringe

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They’re easy to throw over jeans or silk pants with booties, too.

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How would you wear a poncho?

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On this gloomy Sunday all I want to do is cuddle up with a good book and a cat.

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Anybody down for some girl talks?

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Or hot chocolate?

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This is lavender hot chocolate (hot chocolate + lavender ice cream from Whole Foods.) You bet your ass we’re trying this recipe out now.

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Speaking of good books, if you read this post then you are aware of my obsession with war photography. I’ve been reading Alan Huffman’s book on war photographer Tim Hetherington. 

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It’s killer. 

(awkward pun not intended)

 

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The writing is brilliant. It really allows you to dive into the pages, immersing yourself in the blood-stained Libyan terrain. Hetherington unfortunately died in a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War, but his story is inspiring and tells of the courage, risks, and thrills of war reporting.

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While most war photographers captured men in actual combat, Hetherington’s talents were found in capturing rarely seen moments. He showed the humanity within war. I think that’s why I love his work so much.  

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We’re famous.

EXTRA EXTRA!

Big news, babes.

Hannah Alford, one of the Revival ladies, and I did an article for InvadeNOLA about concert style!

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Check it out!

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*drum roll*

Our best babe Emma Roberts is going to wear Revival for her Halloween costume!

“I’m going to be Jazzercise Barbie,” the 22-year-old actress revealed.

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“I was vintage shopping in New Orleans, where we’re filming the show, and I came across a Jazzercise onesie-thing and I was like, ‘I have to incorporate this into my Halloween costume somehow.”

She’s gonna look stellar. Good choice, Em!

#FAMOUS

And just for kicks, here are some vintage halloween costumes that we love!

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Can we talk about…

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Sretsis’ new collection?! IT’S SO WONDERFUL. Basically everything I want to embody in my life. Gothic. Whimsical. Sweet. Almost costume wear. “Sretsis’ collections read like an adventurous autobiography as they take inspirations from those around them and what captures their … Continue reading

Made in Mind Social!

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Made in Mind Social Thursday! It was amazing.

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We transformed the second floor of our store into a party plaaaza.

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Great time. Great people. Great treats.

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And a huge THANK YOU to sisters Ciera and Jasmine Holzenthal for choosing us to host! Such an honor. We love collabing with local businesses and entrepreneurs for events.

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Made in Mind Social is a monthly meet up of creative minds in Louisiana. They want to build a community where everyone can share their passions and encourage each other to keep those creative juices flowing.

Are you sold yet?

It is a great way to connect with local creatives and network.

So get your ass out to the next event. Support your locals. Build that creative community…

and check out some photos from the wonderful evening!

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We made suede tassel keychains. So rad.

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Our Little Revival Lady, Hannah Alford, with David Ewing, founder of The Krewe.

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We got a great pic of Amanda DeLeon (middle), local fashion designer, and Justin Shiels (left) founder of InvadeNOLA.

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We had such a good time. See you next month!

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Thanks to Kaylynn Marie Photography for the photos,  Smallchalk for the great chalkboards and Gold House Paper + Press for providing guests with a take-home-treat!

All photos here.

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Today was a bit gloomy and I spent some time browsing around on Pinterest. I forgot how addictive this site is and how much inspiration you can get from it!

Tonight I’ll be dreaming about…

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Structured pieces.

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Dying my hair.

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Minimalism.

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Lavender. All the time.

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Sexy plum lipstick and natural hair.

(Fall is upon us!!!)

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Trippy architecture.

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Can we talk about…

Finger tattoos?

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I’m not talking about those big and bad biker “R E B E L” letter-on-every-finger tattoos.

Not that those aren’t cool. I love my tatted biker friends that write anarchy on their fingers.

But I’m talking about those dainty, super cool ones that act as almost another accessory to your bare hands.

Maybe it’s because of my obsession with henna…

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Maybe it’s because Kate Foley is my spirit animal and she has some…

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Either way, they rock.

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You seem them on men a little, but they’re usually on women. Like I said, they’re the more dainty kind. The ones that wouldn’t keep you from getting a job in a professional office. Something you could cover with a band-aid if you need to.

(I had a teacher in high school that had to cover up her ankle tattoo every day with a band-aid. It was the most obvious thing ever.)

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I also feel like because they’re so small, it wouldn’t be as painful of a process to get it done. And they’re probably much cheaper than getting Marilyn Monroe’s face on your thigh.

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But, you know, if that’s what you want…go for it!

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Got a commitment problem? Check out Tattly if you want to try out different tat designs and decide on the best for you. You can even create custom ones!

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#wcw

The ladies of Bib + Tuck.

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Can Sari A and Sari B be any cooler?

They met in preschool and have been best friends ever since. They reunited in New York after college and got used to sharing closets. Basically never spending money on new clothing. Sounds beautiful, right?

They thought so too.

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“400 cups of coffee, a couple of near mental breakdowns, and an 80’s movie montage later, Bib + Tuck was born.”

They turned their idea of sharing closets into something digital: a highly curated community of shoppable personal closets.

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Bib means to list an item (put it up for sale). Tuck means to purchase someone else’s item. It comes from the old English aristocratic phrase where women were told to wear their best ‘bib and tucker’ (finest outfit).

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Sari Azout handles the operations. She loves overalls, is super witty and is a risk taker. Sari Bibliowicz handles marketing, dresses however she feels and once stopped Anna Wintour to have a five-minute conversation with her.
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How to do it:
List items you’re ready to part with and upload cool, styled photos of your garments. Decide what they’re worth and assign a virtual price in bucks (B+T currency).
2. Receive bucks (B+T currency) when another member purchases one of your items.
4. Use your bucks to shop other closets.
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They’re fun, chic, and seem like charming, social, successful people.
Can we be friends? Please?
All images from here .