Since allegedly it’s supposed to be nice later I decided to bust out my clock blocked dress which is still on trend and my bangles via poshmark.
Here’s some photos of my one closet that I keep my accessories in. I used a clear shoe holder for my bracelets and necklaces. The clear pouches make it easy to find items. I always speak of how accessories are fun easy ways to try trends and experiment. My fave place is Barami for trendy and fun pieces. However today i went into Laila Rowe and picked up a cute wallet. Of course once I tire of something and it’s still like new (or gasp! Never worn!) it will make it’s way to my poshmark closet. So look me up bkblueagave
So I feel that it’s my responsibility as a fashion blogger to also speak to various issues that impact fashion, be it positive or negative. Maybe I don’t follow enough people but I have yet to see one person write about the fire in Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people. Now anyone who has taken fashion merchandising management classes or worked in retail knows that most goods are produced overseas in factories at a fraction of the cost of producing it stateside. Many of these workers are paid the bare minimum and work in atrocious conditions that many Americans would be appalled at. In an article by fashionmag.com they speak about how will brands and governments react to this and will there be any reform? And what does that mean for you as a consumer? Many brands “outsource” to local companies who hire factories to produce the goods and enter into agreements about conditions in the factory as most companies want to be ethical. However its almost impossible for sourcing and production teams located outside the country to manage and maintain acceptable working conditions, although many companies do visits once a year. Exports out of Bangladesh account for almost $29 billion dollars, which for many companies means greater profit margins. If the factories “upgrade” the working conditions and wages that means a higher cost for companies to produce the goods which means a higher ticket price for you the consumer. There are some any aspects to this but take a moment read the article and leave your thoughts and maybe even share this to bring awareness to overseas production.
So I know I’ve been slacking and just want to say thanks for everyone being patient. So last week I went on an accessory spree and Barami and here one of the fab items I picked up, the necklace. A great statement piece to wear either with jeans or in my case work slacks.
So if you follow technology you know that they can make 3-d items such as guns, hammers, and now shoes. These shoes are a bit different in that they have a holster for your iphone. Wicked! they were shown at Milan fashion week. Check out the link for more photos.
So recently everyone has been posting/tweeting about a statement made by the CEO of Abercrombie&Fitch that he refuses to make larger sized clothing. Everyone is all up in arms saying that people should boycott them and what a terrible person he is. First let me say this, main stream fashion is all about supporting the status quo, and that means skinny and pretty. My point to everyone is how is A&F any different than say H&M, Zara, Express, Aero, d’Elias, Victoria Secret, Limited, Small boutiques, and even large department stores where the plus sized clothing is pushed to the back? The only difference is he has openly stated his beliefs and been honest about what their demographic is. Lets face it, have you ever been to an A&E and seen an “ugly” person? A&E to me is a juniors store, not an adult clothing brand, and I think as a society if this bothers us then let us rally against models, the status quo, and social media that dictates to us that we need all look like Giesle Bundchen.
I’m not saying he’s right but I think we all need to take a step back and realize that obesity is an epidemic and maybe if we weren’t so fat it wouldn’t be a problem. And before you get all worked up let me give you my stats, 5’9, 204 lbs, and not a classic beauty so simmer down. If you don’t agree with his statement then don’t shop there, I don’t because clearly i’m not their target customer. I personally give him credit for making a statement and standing by it.
How do you feel?