I love it when people come in and ask me about my outfit of the day.
Mainly because I have come to realize in the last year about how emotionally attached I am to some of those older fashions in my closet! Which in a simple statement is kind of crazy, but when I really think about it. It really just shows the world how big my heart it. Granted there are pieces I wouldn't miss if they went away. However there are some pieces that I would be devastated if I was to ruin or lose them.
My Weekend Sweater
When the kids were younger we use to give them cash to go purchase Christmas gifts at the mall for family members, this included my husband and myself. Over the years we have gotten some pretty crazy things, but one year I received a very special sweater! The child who purchased this sweater was in maybe 4th grade at the time. To say the least he was still a baby, but starting to grow and change. It was the pre awkward stage. Which is one of the reasons why it is probably ones of those emotional attachment pieces.
That Christmas eve. When we decide to open up our gifts that we got each other. My wonderful sweet little boy jumped up and before grabbing himself a gift to open he grabbed the one he purchased for me. He wanted to make sure it was the first one I opened. From that second on I knew that whatever was underneath that Christmas wrapping paper was highly important to him. I may be a cheesy mom, but the gift itself wasn't as important as the light in his eyes or the excitement I could hear within in voice. I pulled off the wrapping paper, lifted the lid of the box, and removed the tissue!
To be surprised with a sweater. My favorite color that year was gray. He must have made note because the sweater was gray. We lived in Texas which to be honest the majority of there winter days are only as cold as a rough Fall day in the Northwest so I wore a lot of short sleeves during this time. He must of again made a mental note because as soon as it left the packaging he showed me all the different ways I could wear it and not overheat. I could tie it in the front, on the side, or in the back. I can wear it with long sleeves ,short sleeves, or even my tank top.
He's actually 19 now and I don't wear it as often as I first did, but I still wear it especially on relaxed days at home. It's not the style of the sweater or the color that keeps pulling me back to it. Its all about the memory that is inter woven within it. My favorite fashion piece is bigger than it being stylish and cute. I have growth an emotional attachment to my dear sweater.
Oh There's More
My emotional attachment to certain fashions in my closet is actually quite long.
Safely tucked away in my closet is the first sweater we carried at Thavin & Marcob. This guy happily reminds me of all the hard work we have put into the shop from day one till now.
Oh and of course there is the beanie my husband purchased for me on our first trip to the mountains. During our Christmas break right after we had moved back to the pacific northwest.
Can't forget about the bracelet he bought me a few years ago from a weekend getaway to the beach where he proposed 25 years ago.
I'm a big consumer. I'm always shopping, so I do have things I'm not emotionally attached to and I guess realistically you could form an attachment to everything you purchased. Yet my personal attachments to fashions usually have to do with the memory they evoke when I slip them on. It's the tenderness of love and the thankfulness of having that special person in my life. It's just a little bit more than just the possession of great fashion. It's the story and happy vibes behind it.
Do you have any fond memories tied to some of your fashions?
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We would love to hear about your tender memories.
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This Holiday Season
This holiday season I would like to challenge you to change the way you shop.
A product is just that a product until you choose for it not to be. Utilize your shopping power and experience to create a fond and loving memory for your loved ones.
Happy Cyber Monday Everyone!
Last July my favorite Danish Designer came out for a visit.
Makayla and I are very fortunate to work so closely with this amazingly creative and pronominal designer. She has this uncanny ability to take what Makayla and I describe and create these breathtakingly beautiful works of art that are wearable for our clients. It's hands down one the most amazing processes I have ever experienced.
What We Were Looking For
One of the main elements to the jewelry pieces Makayla and I were hoping to portray in these fresh newly designed earrings was a modern sophisticated chic vibe. We not only hoped from them to publicly look modern and chic, but we wanted our beloved clients to emotionally and physically feel modern, chic, and sophisticated. Which we both know is a tall order to request from someone, but once again I am left happily speechless. Our magnificent artist and jeweler was able to take our dream vision of earring and craft something that is truly beyond the wonders of wonder and amassment.
Our Designer is one to really value. She came in, brain stormed with us, listened to you, gave us her insight, show us rough sketches, and then two weeks later surprised us with these masterpieces of wearable art in the mail. MaKayla and I know that sometimes we are hard to work with because while we may be in sync with each other and understand the mental vision of the other. Others we have the pleasure of working with are no privy to said cheat code. Which is why when we opened the package two weeks later and saw our exact vision come to life we were floored. We requested that the earrings house sophistication. Which means trendy but in softer teams. Nothing that is in your face or crazy. She captured that seemingly effortlessly.
Each pair of earrings was meticulously designed with you in mind.
Representing the love and respect that we mutually share with all our clients.
It was sharing our passion not only with our beloved and magnificent designer
that created such beauty, but with sharing our passion all of you.
We hope you enjoy wearing these beautiful works of art with you where ever you go.
Go ahead and treat your self with your very own Danish Designed Earrings today!
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The Fall season is in full swing and I couldn't be more happier.
There is something about Fall Fashions that sends my heart into a soar.
Everyone has their ride or die styles, here are mine.
*I might share them a lot, but I can't help it Fashion is my Passion and I love sharing it with you.
Step Out In Style With A Vest
Vests are just great. I mean what can't I say about them. Vest to me are an absolute wardrobe essential. Style them up, down, in the spring, summer, fall, extra warmth for the winter. I view vests as the infinite fashion piece, with the security of always being the never ending. While also holding the same cozy concept, but able to present itself in so many trendy and classic ways. For instance a Brown/Mustard Plaid Vest screams Fall Festivities to me. Lined with fuzzy fabric. It will keep you warm and looking trendy for the season. Or pick yourself up a Long Classic Cut Black Vest that with no debate can easily accentuate any outfit. I could truly go on and on, but to save some breathe, in short. I believe vest to be fantastic.
A Good Snuggle Throw With A Loved One
I know I have mentioned casually with you how cool throw blankets are, how handy I think they are, and how beloved my Fireside Throw is to my heart. However I do not think I have ever given much detail into my secret sorted past with throw blankets. I used to purchase throw blankets left and right, All sorts were fair game to me. Fuzzy, festive, bright, thick, or outrageous. There was no end to my infinite love for throws. You would think that with my continued passion for purchase I would have closets full. Although I do not because with a family of seven, three dogs, and a cat. They so kindly helped to destroy my throws, helping me make room for more. It wasn't until some years back I cut back on my obsessive purchases of throws and started to invest in ones that I felt were really worth it. For instance our Fireside throw has lasted beach excisions, mountain hikes, Fourth of July's, park picnics. This baby has beautifully with held the forces of my five children, my husband, my three dogs, and our cat. Once I discovered throws with value my throw blanket games was forever changed.
Hat Hair and I Don't Care
Hats are wonderful and while I do not wear them very often. For the fact that the strong ocean winds are continuously attempting to steal my fashion away for itself. I still absolutely adore them and love when the opportunity arises for myself to confidently rock one with my outfit, Beanies are a new discovery for me. I have personally just never really been into the beanie look, but boy have I been missing out. I might get hat hair, but the warmth I get in return means I will happily accept a little crazy hair in return.
Free Up Those Hands, I've Got Plans
When your on the go whether it be for work or adventure. No one especially me like to be weighted down by all of the silly things that have to tag along with you. I will never under value a good purse or backpack. There have been so many time where having one has made my life so much easier. There are also time where I will kick myself if I forget one or if I opt for a smaller one and end up not having enough space for all my things, I appreciate room, style, and functionality, and I am in love with our It's Lovely Backpack because this baby has the secret power of being a backpack, a satchel, or a purse. Versatility is key the key to winning in fashion.
I hope all of you have a happy Monday.
With much love and appreciation Thavin & Marcob.
Don't Forget Shop Small Saturday is November 24th.
Can't wait to see you there.
Recently the weather on Whidbey Island has finally started to turn into that much awaited chilly Fall weather I love. I'll admit as soon as the first day of Fall was upon us I was breaking out my Fall fashions and rocking them everywhere. Although for a while the weather did not catch the memo and I was sometimes hot and uncomfortable. However finally in the last week or so I can happily wear my beloved Fall fashions.
There is just something about bundling up to stay warm and cozy in the cold weather that deeply connect with and love. Everyone has their tried and true go-to warm attire to bundle up with. I don't know about you, but whenever I discover a new go-to item of fashion I am obsessed. Changing it up is fun and exciting and makes getting dressed and facing the world a whole lot less dreadful especially when Monday rolls around.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!