Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Here's a cool mixture of east meets west. The structured jacket and long skirt have quite the kimono feel (along with the choice of up-do). But the brown accessories break all of that up a bit. We also happen to think that jacket is pretty cool. It reminds us of Miranda Kerr and her Dries Van Noten jacket. Want something similar? Although it's not exactly the same, Gap has a pretty good look right now. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


white 3/4 sleeve dress
Unsure how to wear this look in the winter? Here's how...

white dress black tights

The key to this white dress is BLACK TIGHTS and awesome black shoes. Throw in a black studded clutch, some black leather cording tied in a bow (sold here or at craft stores), and you're totally rocking Burberry up top. 

If you click the link up there, you'll see that a dress like this would cost you some bigger bucks. But this white 3/4 sleeve dress - and key to this look - is going to be given (say what?) to one of you. All you have to do is NAME IT TO WIN IT!  You'll be lookin' super sweet this holiday in white (skip all the black evening wear).

Mara Modest Clothing, who has some awesome things on their site is giving away this dress to the lucky lady who has the best name for it. 


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We'll announce the best name and winner next Monday on our blog (12/15)


Friday, November 16, 2012


Just in cased you missed it
(Eh hem...can we say a healthly dose of military?)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RAWARDS - Salt Lake City

Come out tomorrow for one of the biggest nights of art in Salt lake City! The RAW organization (a national arts organization dedicated to finding up and coming artists on a grass roots level) is having their annual RAWards tomorrow at 7pm. There you will be able to vote live for the best in film, visual artists, performing artists, clothing and accessories designers, hair and make-up artists, musicians and photographers in the state. All the while, you get quite the event - runway shows, bands, gallery strolls etc. Those that win will go on to compete on the national level held in L.A. in January. Come show your support not only for the artists, but for the state of Utah by helping us send the best of the best the state has to offer. If you come, one of us will be judging so keep an eye out.... Hope to see you tomorrow!

Monday, November 12, 2012


white on white

With all the snow around the country we figured we'd give you some white. There's a part of us that just wants to reach out and give this girl a hug. Doesn't she look so soft? Well, all but the large chain necklaces and bracelets that really give the overall look some edge. By the way, who ever said you can't wear white after labor day?

Friday, November 9, 2012


Leather and graphic

An awesome combo here. It definitely catches your eye, but doesn't scream at you (like so many people try to do at fashion week).  We like the simplicity of the pieces, but find the pop of the graphic pulls this look out of the norm. Add a coat like this and your ready for some cold weather wear.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


peach chiffon maxi skirt

We're loving this more springy skirt taken into the fall. We saw lots of maxi skirts make their way into the colder weather last year, and we would guess that fashionistas will do similarly this year. Want the key pieces here on the cheap? There is a very similar skirt we found here and we loved her blue velvet handbag so much that we found something like it here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

STREET STYLE - Denim and black

Loving this girl's look. It's so basic, but looks really chic. She's got black ridged (what looks to be) jeggings, brown semi-braided belt, black boots, denim shirt, topped off with a classic trench. We say you should go for it! It seems to be the perfect fall outfit.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Halloween nurse costume
Desirae as a nurse
dead Hugh Hefner/playboy bunny, husband and wife halloween costume
Murdered Hugh Hefner and play boy bunny girlfriend
(sadly he took his headband off which had a stilleto heel glued) 
 (he is almost barfing here from the food fear factor we played)
adult baby halloween costume
Adult babies
halloween costume idea, biohazard man
Biohazard man 
(unveiling the fear factor food, which consisted of pig hocks, the stinkiest cheese ever, liver, and old mussels)
(he was actually in the army, so...)
poncho villa halloween costume
Poncho Villa 
(sadly he took off the massive mustache for fear factor)
storm trooper halloween costume
(after apple bobbing, he could've fit right into the Star Wars trash compactor scene)
white trash (with mullet wig)
Fairy (bridesmaid dress with wings)
Captain America adult halloween costume
Captain America
halloween paint balling
We ended the night paint balling
bloody old portrait, halloween party ideas
"Bloody" portraits 
(enlarged composer portraits...sorry Mozart!) 
with florescent spray paint blood (to glow)
Halloween Party Ideas, white sheets over furniture, coffin table
The party scene

Need last minute costume ideas? Although we're a fashion blog, we can cover halloween fashion, right? We held a crazy halloween party a few years back and had quite a few ideas for you today. Since costume was mandatory (if you came without, you were the one paint balled at the end), all of our friends and family came dressed up (which posed a bit of a problem for who to paint ball). If you're looking for a fairly quick costume, the nurse idea Desirae is wearing up top started from making a nurse cap then pairing with a white dress (or skirt and top). Pretty dang easy. Biohazard man was also easy...paint suit and goggles (at any home depot), with biohazard symbol colored on with marker, florescent glow stick completes the look. Also easier is the white trash look - plaid shirt, jeans and mullet (if you're a girl, you could use a short wig the same color as your longer hair).

Last minute party ideas:
We set the party to Bach on harpsichord, white sheets over the furniture, bloody old portraits on the walls, crooked lamp shades, a coffin table (made out of two old boards set over oval coffee table, covered in black cloth), candle light, and blacklight bulbs in the recessed lighting.

Party fun: fear factor food competition was the hit. The prize (to entice people to participate) was the movie "Willow." We also had apple bobbing and donut eating (all for prizes...which included Michael Jackson albums, candy, and horror movies from the 70's). So if you've run out of ideas on your halloween party or costume, here you go!

Happy Halloween from Thread Ethic!

Monday, October 29, 2012


This particular skirt is from Asos, and is a great way to add a bit of summer flair into your fall wardrobe. However if you happen to own some gingham we do think you should hold onto it for Spring. Oscar de la Renta had a HUGE gingham moment on his Resort 2013 runways. And you can see a VERY similar skirt here (in green). You can also see another blogger Liz (from Late Afternoon) sport the same skirt here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

STYLE WITH SHANNON - blog highlight

Meet Shannon. One of us actually really did meet her a couple of weeks ago at the Opera. She looked so cute that we had to nab her to take a photo. But when we nabbed her (which can sometimes prove to be awkward) we realized one more thing about her...she was incredibly sweet and nice. So of course we went home and checked out her blog Style With Shannon. We found these looks on there and decided to feature her. We know we picked all pant looks, but we may just love how she styles them. For instance, going into fall we're realizing how few pant options we have. We may have to take some cues from her. Burgundy and jacquard? Such nice pieces to add to a closet. Oh and the J.Crew shoes she picked for two of the looks are quite fabulous. We say check her out.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


OK so there's a story behind this fabulous woman. I spotted her in the indoor reptile exhibit at the zoo and spent many long minutes trying to get up the nerve to ask her if I could take her picture (she probably thought I was stalking her, eh which I kind of was). But you guys can guess what the lighting was like in the reptile area. Dark with florescents isn't terribly appealing. So I knew I was going to have to drag her outside when she had two little (and might I add, VERY cutely dressed) kids in tow. So I lost the nerve and went to meet up with my family at the giraffes. After a while of fawning over the baby giraffe, we decided to move towards the exit. And right as we were passing back by the reptile exhibit to leave, magically there she was! Burnt red skinny jeans, awesome black camo boots, outdoor vest and all. Definitely loved the look and she totally stood out in the pajama-pant type crowd (ok, ok, so maybe not everyone was wearing pajama pants....)

Monday, October 22, 2012


We had a rather hard weekend in our musical lives. It's strange how something fun like going to the zoo can seem like ages ago now. But in the moment, our time at the zoo was happy and careless. And so we'll move forward with our post today. 

These are two of the lovely ladies we caught over our weekend outing. The third (and truly lovely lady) you'll see on Wednesday. We loved the first look with her green socks and camo boots, paired with the canvas and leather bag. The last look we loved for the black leather jacket paired with maxi skirt and awesome quilted bag.  We were appreciative of both looks since we realized that not many people tend to dress terribly stylishly at the zoo. And really, that's all right. We all have our moments when certain outings are just laid back. Oh! And keep a look out for the last look on Wednesday....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Here's a little street style for your Wednesday. And we must tell you how much we are loving the red pants here. We think basing the whole outfit in neutrals and letting the red speak for itself is a rather nice touch. Although this is our sis-in-law, we definitely wish we could ask her where everything is from, but eh of us may be writing this at 1 in the morning. So we'll suffice it to say that she looks cool in her many well-picked pieces.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Alycia from Crowley Party in Michael Kors dress
Shannon from Style with Shannon
Loving her Enzo Anglioni shoes
Shannon in lovely Tory Burch dress
Cara Loren from CaraLoren in Jodi Christopher from Dillards
Cara's shoes are Kelsey Dagger
On the left is Emily over at Creamy. She's wearing Eliza J. from Nordstrom.

Being musicians first and foremost, we have to admit we were excited to be part of the Utah Opera's opening night red carpet event. We've all heard bits and pieces of Verdi's Il Trovatore, but I have to admit, I've never seen it live (even with all of my metropolitan opera days in NYC). I wish we had a picture, but the lighting and set design were the best we've seen at the Utah Opera, so kudos to those taking cues from the likes of the Met opera designs. And I have to admit, I particularly loved the control and passion of Scott Piper's voice (the Tenor playing Manrico).

So onto the style, We met a few other bloggers out for the event and we have to tell you that they were all very beautifully dressed. You might already be following some of them, but they are beautiful aren't they? For particulars on what they're all wearing and where to buy, definitely take a look at their individual sites. Somehow we missed Alycia in that last picture, but she was wearing a gorgeous sequin Michael Kors dress (seen up top). Stay tuned tomorrow to see what we were wearing....

And congratulations to the Utah Opera for a beautiful night out. (P.S. I am LOVING the upwards lighting beneath the stage! Well done [couldn't disagree more with the Tribune's review of it])!