Posts tagged Ksubi
J Crew mini skirt | Ksubi memphis boots | Plato's Closet Littleton

Of all concepts unique to the USA, the consignment store is probably the one I value the most. (Sorry, high-fructose corn syrup...I will never understand you.) I've bought and sold, both online and offline, from these genius little establishments for years. For shoppers, their ranges are far more reliable than eBay, and as a seller, it's a chance to get rid of nice clothes that eBay's auction freaks just won't appreciate. But what I love even more than the financial benefits are the ethical ones. The idea of giving people access to brand new clothing with zero toll on the environment just makes sense. What's more, by buying consignment, you can be sure you're not producing demand for questionable labour practices in shonky factories.

The first store that hooked me back in 2010 was a little chain called Plato's Closet. What differentiates it from an op shop is its buying policy: it only buys clothes that are no more than 18 months old, which makes its range fairly reliable as far as styles and condition. (Technically, it's not a consignment store, since it buys and sells rather than selling for you and taking a cut off the top. But to a shopper, it's all the same.) 

My love for consignment came full circle when Plato's Closet asked me to shop their Littleton store and see what I could style up with a $50 gift card. This (brand new!) J Crew skirt was $10 and the Gap shirt was $6 - I'm not complaining.

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Elliatt  cape ( in black on Nasty Gal ) |   Gap  The New Tailored Shirt in Geometric (  similar  ) (gift from  Plato's Closet ) |  J Crew  mini skirt (  similar  ) (gift from  Plato's Closet ) |  Vintage collar tips and earrings

Elliatt cape (in black on Nasty Gal) | Gap The New Tailored Shirt in Geometric (similar) (gift from Plato's Closet) | J Crew mini skirt (similar) (gift from Plato's Closet) | Vintage collar tips and earrings

Gap  The New Tailored Shirt in Geometric (  similar  ) (gift from  Plato's Closet ) |  J Crew  mini skirt (  similar  ) (gift from  Plato's Closet ) |  Ksubi  Memphis boots |  Cheap Monday   Point Black sunnies  (gift from General Pants)

Gap The New Tailored Shirt in Geometric (similar) (gift from Plato's Closet) | J Crew mini skirt (similar) (gift from Plato's Closet)| Ksubi Memphis boots | Cheap Monday Point Black sunnies (gift from General Pants)

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APC sweater | Ksubi sunnies | H&M long cardigan

Alternative title: knits on knits on knits.

Sundays are for mimosas, languorous brunches, and friendships old and new. Winter Sundays call for knits, layers of cashmere and wool, and don't forget those ear muffs. This outfit is actually pretty non-standard for me - high socks and denim shorts are something I preferred three or four years ago. But old habits die hard when you wake up on a Sunday morning ready to cruise into a leisurely day of shooting and editing.

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Photos by Jules Davies

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H&M cardigan |  APC jumper  | Sass & Bide shorts | Sportsgirl socks |  Doc Martens low tops  | Ksubi sunnies (gift from General Pants)

H&M cardigan | APC jumper | Sass & Bide shorts | Sportsgirl socks | Doc Martens low tops | Ksubi sunnies (gift from General Pants)

Visiting Jordan - Holiday in Petra - The Rock Camp review
I told you it was LUXE!

I told you it was LUXE!

Every time anybody asks what the highlight of my trip was, my instant response is the food, oh, the food! And the food at The Rock camp in Petra was absolute heaven. We were the only guests there, but apparently only because Shakira cancelled her booking at the last minute (!!!). Now that would have made for an interesting campfire dinner. If you ever go to Jordan, you absolutely cannot go past The Rock. The camp is one of the best places I have ever stayed, with by far the best food I have ever had the privilege of eating. LAWD.

Jordanian roads

Even though I spent more time in Jerusalem than anywhere else on my Middle East trip, it was there that I did the least street photography. Particularly in the old city, Jerusalem is swarming with tourists. I'd estimate that at least one in three people on the street was a tourist, and I couldn't help but feel I was just another nosy foreigner who can't keep her camera to her own private business. While I don't necessarily regret not taking more candid street shots, I would like to find a better balance between courtesy and the bold creativity candid photography demands. Any tips, photographers?

Horse riding in Petra
Breakfast by the campfire at The Rock.

Breakfast by the campfire at The Rock.

Our simple but gorgeous tent at Little Petra.

Our simple but gorgeous tent at Little Petra.

The famed treasury building in Petra.

The famed treasury building in Petra.

Our guide shows us ancient ruins at the top of a mountain near Little Petra.

Our guide shows us ancient ruins at the top of a mountain near Little Petra.

Some of the amazing nosh we could have eaten with Shakira if she hadn't gone an had a baby and cancelled on us.

Some of the amazing nosh we could have eaten with Shakira if she hadn't gone an had a baby and cancelled on us.

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