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Introducing: Veja

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Over the last couple of years, the rise of sneakers as a fashion must-have has been a welcomed trend by women around the world. Ahead of the trend came Veja, a French-Brazilian footwear brand launched in 2004. The company prides itself on its ethical approach to everything it does. All of its shoes are entirely sustainable, made of organic cotton, wild rubber and vegetable-tanned leather. Veja is committed to fair trade. All shoes are produced locally in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and constructed in a socially conscious factory in the southern region of the country. On top of all that, Veja shoes are incredibly comfortable, versatile, and so cute!

The fun video below helps show how Veja shoes are produced. And check out this recent endorsement from Who What Wear and information captured on the brand in the London Fashion Week listing.

New arrivals at Dress include the classic Esplar and Holiday Mesh styles, as seen below. Click here to shop the styles on our website.

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VEJA | Esplar Leather Sneakers | Extra White | Sizes: 6 – 10 | $130

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VEJA | Holiday Low Top B-Mesh Sneakers | Black |Sizes: 6 – 10 | $125

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Trend to Try: Uneven Fray Hem Jeans

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Frayed hem jeans — better yet, uneven frayed hem jeans — are a fun denim trend to try this season. Mother Denim has a perfect version: The Insider Crop Step Fray. In a super soft medium blue denim, The Insider Crop Step Fray has a 10″ high rise, fitted leg, and cropped length. Check out the style, and similar styles, in the looks below.

Click here to shop Mother Denim Insider Crop Step Fray, available at Dress now!

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House Beautiful | Nina Farmer Interiors

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Interior designer, and friend, Nina Farmer of Beacon Hill-based Nina Farmer Interiors was featured in this month’s House Beautiful. See the write-up below about the Beacon Hill home she transformed into a stunning urban oasis.

Shop Gallery NF, the beautifully curated collection of home accessories by Nina Farmer, at Dress. New pieces arrive regularly, so prepare to be inspired!

Note: The lovely Nina Farmer is seen below clad in dress, belt, and sandals by one of her favorite designers Ulla Johnson.

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Trend we love: Cropped Wide Leg Jeans

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Wide leg cropped jeans (culottes) are back. Everywhere from fashion week in London and Paris to the streets of Los Angeles and Boston, the trend is making its mark in a big way. This spring, we introduced the Phoebe jeans by MiH Jeans (now sold out) at Dress, a wide leg cropped style with a large cuff. For fall, we love the simple and cool Maverick jeans by Mother Denim that are made in an ultra soft denim and feature a flattering high rise.

Last week, The Zoe Report featured the Maverick jeans in a feature titled What French Girls Are Actually Wearing — the Mavericks made the list of 9 essentials that comprise a perfect French girl look. And in April, Vogue wrote about how to wear the trend, in a piece called “How to Wear Spring’s Trickiest Trend.

As seen below, fashionable women around the world are embracing the trend — think Jenna Lyons, the Man Repeller, and just about every noteworthy fashion blogger out there — both in warm weather and cool. Wear now with a t-shirt and pointy toe flats or wedges, and later this fall and winter with a sweater, long coat and high heels or tall boots.

Click here to shop the Mother Denim Maverick Jeans in Satisfaction wash (below) that recently arrived at Dress.

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Introducing #BOSSLADIES by Robin Anderson

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Name:  Robin Anderson
Profession:  Blogger, Tote Bag Designer, and Interior Designer

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Robin Anderson told us that her Diary of a Yummy Mummy blog started as a joke. It was early 2008. She had had her first son and decided to leave her job as an attorney. With pent up creativity, a new life as a stay at home mom, a love of fashion and interior design, and a talent for storytelling, Robin started to play around with a blog — then, a new form of editorial that really anyone with a computer could create. What she thought would be a fun outlet for chronicling her experiences and interests turned out to be so much more. As Robin shared more and more, interest from others fueled her and before long she had a really popular blog!

Seven years later Robin’s blog continues to thrive. It has led her down a path she could have never imagined when she started. After posting photos of the redesign of her own Cambridge home where she infused an elegant California-cool vibe complete with surf art and skateboards on the walls (the redesign helped land her on the cover of Rue Magazine) followers started reaching out to her for design advice. One project turned into two. Then three and so on. Today Robin works as an interior designer offering traditional services as well as e-design services, a budget-friendly way for clients to access her design expertise.

This year Robin took another leap into unchartered waters. Partnered with a friend whom she has known since college, Robin launched #BOSSLADIES, a series of tote bags featuring admirable female bosses. The idea for the line came from two places. First, she loves tote bags. She brings them everywhere she goes. Second, when she would feel extra confident in an outfit she put together, she and a friend would refer to it as a boss lady outfit — an outfit they could run the world in. “This is a total boss lady outfit,” they would say to one another. Thus, #BOSSLADIES tote bags came to be. The first in the series was Jenna Lyons, the iconic J. Crew CEO who sports glasses similar to those Robin wears. The tote asks, “What would Jenna Lyons do?” Next up is (of course) is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And with Hillary Clinton now officially on the ballot… well, you know.

We are excited to see where Robin will go next. For now, we carry our #BOSSLADIES tote bags and think to ourselves, “What would Robin do?”

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Spring Photo Shoot with the Talented Tamar Frieze

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Boston-based event planner and blogger Tamar Frieze has been shopping at Dress since circa 2007. Over the years, we saw her get married, launch her very successful event planning business Salter Frieze Weddings & Events, have her first daughter and then twin daughters, and launch her hugely popular blog, Merit, where she writes about a whole host of topics, from music to children, fashion to health, and of course, events and weddings. She often signs off with: “Merit is always authentic, and about what I genuinely love and think is worthy enough to share with all of you.”

When Tamar suggested featuring Dress in an upcoming Merit post, we were beyond flattered because not only is Tamar savvy, chic, and inspirational (to which her large base of Merit followers can attest), she also happens to be beautiful with an amazing sense of style and a model-like figure for clothes. To top it all off, Tamar asked her good friend Savanna Jabro, a fellow mom of three who is equally as savvy and chic, to join her for the photo shoot (shot by the very talented Melissa Mahoney), which took place at a friend’s gorgeous loft home in Back Bay.

About a week ahead of the photo shoot, Tamar and Savanna came by Dress and picked out a dozen or so items they wanted to feature. Not entirely surprising, the pair ended up featuring items that they had already purchased for themselves over the last couple of months. So the clothes, jewelry, and accessories featured are authentically Tamar’s and Savanna’s personal style. The funny part is that the two, who rarely come into Dress together, happen to own many items in common. So that became one aspect of the shoot: one item, two ways (Tamar’s version and Savanna’s version).

We absolutely love how the shoot came out! Tamar, Savanna, the clothes and accessories, the location — everything! — looks gorgeous! Below are Tamar’s final selections (of 400+ original shots) that, after much review and her discerning eye, she deemed worthy of Merit.

Click here to go to Merit where you can read Tamar’s post “Worthy of ‘dress’ing”.

 

Sea Tribal Lace Peplum Top $290, Marc Jacobs Flared Cotton Skirt (my own), Lizzie Fortunate Arrow T-Bar Cuff in Marble $275

Sea Tribal Lace Peplum Top $270, Marc Jacobs Flared Cotton Skirt (my own), Lizzie Fortunate Arrow T-Bar Cuff in Marble $275

Lulu Frost Swift Necklace $312, M.i.H. Jeans Caraco Top in White $225, A.L.C Leather Jacket (my own)

Lulu Frost Swift Necklace $312, M.i.H. Jeans Caraco Top in White $225, A.L.C Leather Jacket (Tamar’s own)

 

Loeffler Randall Spring 2015 Sandals

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

A longtime favorite brand at Dress, Loeffler Randall’s Spring 2015 shoe collection has to be among the most covetable yet! This season features ultra wearable, ultra comfortable, ultra cool styles, including the Saffron, Sarie and Anya.

Shop the collection here.

 

 

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Above is the Loeffler Randall Saffron Ankle Wrap Sandal.

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Above is the Loeffler Randall Anya Mignon Wedge.

 

 

Chinti & Parker – Spring 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Founded in 2009 by cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood (below), Chinti and Parker has fast established itself as a leading British luxury ready-to-wear label, renowned for simple, wearable clothing that combines superlative craftsmanship with timeless style.

Shop the Spring 2015 collection, complete with sailor stripes, stars, and pineapples, now available at Dress.

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Getting to Know Cooper & Ella Designer Kara Mendelsohn

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The Daily Front Row recently featured a piece on Kara Mendelsohn, founder of Cooper & Ella. Launched in 2013, the line is best known for its wearable, chic blouses available at accessible price points ($88 – $150). Check out the article to learn more about the designer, from how she got her start in the business to how she juggles a growing business (with just 6 employees) and motherhood.

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The Cooper & Ella Spring 2015 collection will begin arriving at Dress mid-February. Below is a selection of styles that will be available.

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The Rise of Ulla Johnson

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Fashionista.com did a wonderful feature on one of our favorite designers Ulla Johnson. Read about the Johnson’s humble beginning in 2000 and how once she came to realize she is ultimately designing for herself, things just clicked.

For the full story, click here.

The Ulla Johnson Spring 2015 collection begins arriving at Dress in February.

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The designer Ulla Johnson (above). Looks from the Ulla Johnson Spring 2015 collection due to begin arriving at Dress in February.

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