UNIFORM | Gitman Bros. Tartans

Late this summer, I started dreaming of this shirt. In my head I wanted a classic tartan shirt with no frills or accouterments—cut with great tailoring, and well-made for a woman. What's a better shirt for autumn and winter, for the holidays, tree shopping, fire building and Griswolding? I really really really wanted this shirt, but I didn't find it. So, the great people at Gitmanmade it for me....
December 05, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Swords and Thorns by MarLa Studio

When it comes to jewelry I've tried to only invest in pieces that can transition from day to night, from a t-shirt and 501s to cocktail hour. On top of that, I love when a necklace can make a statement without being costume jewelry, and that's exactly what MarLa Studio produces—pieces that are simple yet edgy, minimal, but not boring. Check out the studio's collection of necklaces new to The Reed ...
November 23, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Daniela Barone Jewelry

I purposely filed this post under UNIFORM and not something else because I really love jewelry that is truly part of the everyday—simple pieces that build on an outfit, not distract from it. Daniela Barone, a new jeweler out of Los Angeles, makes exactly my speed of bracelet. Simple cuffs made from brass and copper as well as more design-y bangles like her criss-cross cuff ($50) and her wide brass...
November 13, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | lisa b. socks

As we enter hermit season with day light waning, I thought it was a great time to talk about socks. My current favorites are a wool-cashmere blend by lisa b. They're produced in a factory in rural Pennsylvania that's been in tact for three generations and the quality is unmatched. From the Fair Isle snowflake pattern (my personal favorite) to rugby stripes to knee highs, these socks make just want...
November 02, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Canvas by Giraffe

I love a super specific concept line and this new Los Angeles-based collection, Canvas by Giraffeis no exception. The line was created by the designers' desire for a smart and durable art studio clothing. With inspiration drawn from how great Picasso looked while sketching, or Pollack as he dripped paint below. The aim of Canvas is to reimagine traditional smock and art-wear into clothing that can...
October 18, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Astorflex Desert Boots

When I first learned about Astorflexdesert boots, I thought they had to be too good to be true. First I was amazed they carried women's sizes. Outside of Clark's I haven't had good luck finding a classic well-made desert boot for women. Astorflex is an Italian heritage brand that dates back to the 1800s. In fact, the shoes are entirely Italian-made—and really thoughtfully too—the leathers are...
October 14, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Brook There Fall Discount Code

I converse over email with the people behind a lot of what is posted on this blog. Most people are extraordinarily nice and friendly and I always feel really lucky to get to talk to them about their passion. The couple behind Brook Thereis no exception and I think the first time I talked to them on the phone they offered their house to me if I was ever in Portland, Maine without a place to crash....
October 13, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | The Camp Moc

Photo of Princess Caroline in the late 80s/early 90s via Simplicity City.

I'm always drawn to camp moccasins and driving mocs, probably because of their obvious menswear appeal, but have never felt like I could really pull them off without looking overly conservative or preppy. I stand completely corrected because Princess Caroline shows me how it's done with a long trench, a bandana headband and...
September 28, 2015 by Lizzie
Tags: 80s 90s UNIFORM

GIVEAWAY | Mohinders Flats

Back in July when we discovered Mohinders, we weren't surprised that people would really love them. Between my Mohinders and a Sabahs, they are the only shoes I really wear regularly anymore! It's pretty simple really: Mohinders are the best-made, most ethically produced huaraches on the market (in my opinion). So, why not give a pair away!? To enter the giveaway: leave a comment below and check...
September 15, 2015 by Lizzie

UNIFORM | Tender Co. Chore Coats

If there's one push-and-pull to this blog (and what we're trying to do over at The Reed) it's figuring out how to champion items that are thoughtfully made, well-built, timeless and also come with an affordable price tag. It's really tough to find that intersection, especially when you consider fair wages, sustainable manufacturing and the thought and care that goes into a considered garment....
September 07, 2015 by Lizzie