Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The two of us girls at Thread Ethic were invited to a fashion show at Lincoln Center as part of Fashion Week. We've been to Fashion Week before, first as musician guests, and then to grace the runway as performers. But this time we were invited as fashion bloggers. Can you imagine? Two modest girls playing dress up get invited to Fashion Week. Seeing as only one of us at Thread Ethic lives in New York City and could actually go to the show, I was the lone representative from our little fashion outpost here. We will have more pictures to come, of course! But first, a girl has to figure out what to wear to an event like this. Here's what we came up with - a little moto, a little pleated midi-length skirt, a blousey-blouse (how many trends can we work at once here people!) and some killer bootie heels. Fashion Week here we come!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Here's another warm weather look before the warm weather leaves us. I have loved this midi length, ballet inspired tulle skirt all summer. I've worn it to backyard barbeques, outdoor concerts, and dinner out. This particular styling of it is my summertime concert look but I intend to re-style it for the autumnal season. I call it my tutu skirt. It is from H&M and reminds me of the gorgeous ballet looking skirts Chloe sent down the runway. The Jimi Hendrix tee is from Forever 21.

Friday, September 9, 2011


If we could choose our Fall 2011 wardrobe right here, right now, this would be it. Everything pictured is from Zara. Now I know those of you who don't live near a Zara are rolling your eyes thinking that none of this can be for you but I have to interrupt the exasperation to announce that Zara now has an online store! Yes friends, we can now shop Zara from home in our jammies to our heart's content. You can stop being annoyed now every time we mention Zara on this blog and instead pop online and get yourself some moderately priced chic-ness for yourself. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Yes, we know Labor Day was a couple days ago and that technically the old rule of thumb is "No white after Labor Day!" but honestly, who cares about that anymore? This Elle article perfectly explains the no-white-after Labor-Day mantra and why you should maybe let go of some of those silly old "fashion rules". When wearing white, no matter what season, just always keep in mind the weather and the occasion, as you would with any outfit, and you should be good to go. (Hint? We sometimes like to throw a tweed jacket over our white looks in early Fall - we think this somehow adds just the touch of autumnal luxury that a pristine white outfit may be lacking...)

Monday, September 5, 2011


We are really liking boxy, fuller blouses half tucked into cropped or rolled trousers. We snagged this blouse at a thrift store, knowing the eyelet embellishment down the front was too good to pass up, and the pants are Zara. There is a similar blouse at Zara right now that would look great with these cropped trousers from Topshop and some killer heels, like the leopard print pair we've shown here from Forever 21.

Friday, September 2, 2011


"The 70s take the runway" according to The New York Times

So what's the draw of the 70s? Like the Times refers, you can't help but think of such fashionistas as Jackie O and Faye Dunaway. Coming off of the 60s, petticoats were lost, hemlines fell, waist lines were more natural, and the fabrics were flowing, loose and free. We think of the wrap dress Diane Von Furstenberg created (which by the way, you can see she's still making beautiful versions of the same concept today in her pre-fall line) or houses of style like Yves Saint Laurent. As we transition into fall, you'll definitely see us good girls following some of these designers' lead...  Marc By Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Valentino (looks here and here.) Above, Megan is wearing a vintage 70s dress paired with Steve Madden shoes, and bangles by Forever 21.  Below is a brown Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, followed by a fabulous Gucci red dress.

Remember, runway looks are taken as inspiration. We at Thread Ethic are lovers of lining sheer pieces, buttoning lower necklines, etc, etc. :)