Fashion Over Reason: March 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jenni Kayne for Spring

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As we continue to power through these tough times, engaging in a little retail therapy can sooth the soul. Especially if you're helping a small business stay afloat. While I already have a habit of shopping mostly small when normal life is happening, i've been making a particularly concerted effort to support these types of companies through this shaky period.

If that's the case for you, too, you must check out Jenni Kayne's elevated basics! As you know, I'm one of their ambassadors, and I wholeheartedly vouch for the loveliness of their pieces and the consciousness with which they operate. They've reduced their inventory for now to better serve customers through this new reality, and their beautiful clothes are perfect for cocooning inside while we social distance for the following few weeks (or months- who knows). That said, you'll also be so happy to have them for real life when it resumes.

Take for example this gorge slip skirt. It'll make you feel fancy while you're working from home but also keep you cozy and comfy. Then there's the cashmere cocoon cardigan, the epitome of casual luxury. And let's not forget about the stunning shearling slide sandals, a shoe that demands nothing less than to be worn both inside and outside. All essentials for your homebound self that will also continue to serve you beautifully once it's all over.

Use code Helene20 for 20% off your Jenni Kayne order, and as of April 1st, receive Jenni's gorgeous book, Pacific Natural, as a free gift when you spend $150 or more and use my code.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Rent the Runway Unlimited

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Wow, what a weird time we're living in.

We're currently in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, NYC is on lockdown, and no one's got a clue as to when this will all end. While social distancing (and maybe already or soon to be shelter-in-place, depending on where you're located) is the new reality, technology's been really doing us a solid by helping us stay connected to our geographically-distant loved ones. And if there's one thing this has taught us so far is that social media can truly be used for good: people from all walks rallying to stay connected and to spread the word on how we can lend a hand to all kinds of critical situations, celebrities filming live performances or engaging their fans, influencers linking up to broadcast video chats to offer support and/or comic relief. Even if we're quarantined, it's clear that we're not alone.

All this heaviness can get us down, so let's keep our spirits up, shall we? And I think this should get our minds off the doom for a moment: the incredible service that is Rent the Runway.

I've been using their Unlimited service for about two months and I'm kicking myself for not getting on board sooner. The general belief is that Rent the Runway only services occasion wear, but that is a false assumption. They actually carry a plethora of ready-to-wear, including extremely cool contemporary brands that most of us can't afford to shop from (think Nanushka, Ganni, or Khaite). This means you can basically have a constant rotation of covetable designer pieces at a tiny fraction of the actual cost. If you really love an item, they also give you the option to buy it at a low price. It is THE BOMB.

Case in point: this entire outfit is from Rent the Runway, the top by Le Superbe and shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (got many compliments I almost bought em tbh).

If you wanna try the Rent the Runway Unlimited service, use my code HELENERTR to get $100 off your first month. You will have no regrets, trust. (And they've got tons of elevated comfy clothes for your work-from-home needs as this pandemic passes...)

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