Category - Reviews

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El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"
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Keysocks- Socks Meant to Wear with Heels
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Labe Eyewear

El Paisano and "Twilight Bohemia"

** Above Photos by Sofia Emm (@dydesigner) **

(Vintage Ethnic Top- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Shoes- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Gold Sequin Jacket- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Vintage Ethnic Necklace- loaned from Marci Rosenberg, Leggings– C/O Matty M.)

In celebration of their recent launch at Costco last month, the kind folks at Matty M sent over a pair of leggings that are now available at the wholesale retailer. The durable and affordable leggings are made in the USA. I chose to take them on our adventure to Marfa, where I paired them with a vintage ethnic top and a vintage silver ethnic necklace. I also added a vintage gold sequin jacket and vintage evening heels for a more “twilight bohemia” look. The leggings fit like a second skin, while also creating a slimming waistline. Not all leggings are made this well, nor are you able to comfortably dress them up or down. Affordable, name-brand, good quality basics that are available at Costco?! Sign me up!

Purchase the leggings HERE.

** This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.**

Keysocks- Socks Meant to Wear with Heels

Keysocks was founded in 2009 by Shelby Mckee. The concept was born when Mckee was getting ready for a football game on a cool Fall day. She was wanting to wear flats, but due to the falling temperatures, she soon realized that she needed “no show” socks. She felt that ordinary footies fell off her feet, scrunched up or never provided any warmth; so she took her husband’s knee-high socks, cut a hole in them and voila! Keysocks was born. She enlisted the help of her sisters- Stefanie and Christy to create the first Keysocks. Since then, the socks have brought style and comfort to women all over the world.

I had the chance to connect with Shelby, who sent over a few pairs of Keysocks for me to try out. The socks are available in a variety of colors and are comprised out of Coolmax Polyester, Nylon and Lycra. The socks are comfortable and stay up. As far as “no show,” they do a good job, however some portions of the sock do peep out slightly. I think it depends on the fabric of the pants, I was wearing cotton during the shoot and noticed that they (the pant legs) did ride up marginally to reveal the socks. But I do agree, they are a great alternative if you are wearing heels and pants and would like to not have to worry about sweaty feet or other discomfort.

PHOTOS by Brock Lawson.

Disclosure: I was given some Keysocks to review, all opinions are my own.

Labe Eyewear

Labe Eyewear was founded in 2012 by artisans Fabrizio Lattanzi and Luca Bergavi in Naples, Italy. Together, they merged their knowledge of the optical industry and creative ‘know-how’ to create eyewear that was locally handcrafted and Earth-friendly. They branded the company “Labe” based on the union of the first two letters of their last names- “LA” in Lattanzi and “BE” in Bergavi. All the eyewear is handmade from FSC-managed wood and other reclaimed materials (about 10% is made by machine). The frames are lightweight (21 grams) and allergenic. They carry eight different models with four lens colors. The lenses are UV 400 protected. You can also get prescription lenses.

Next year, the duo plan on making lenses that are polarized and will also be available with the Transition Lenses. There will also be a more variety of wooden frames (my vote for oversize).

HUGE thanks to Jim and Fabrizio for gifting me a pair of sunglasses. They are exceptionally lightweight, yet durable. The lenses keep the sun out of my eyes and are light enough for me to wear during cloudy days. Plus, they go quite well with most of my wardrobe. They also have a one year guarantee against manufacturing defects.

Labe Eyewear runs around $199 with wholesale pricing available. The eyewear is available at Cotone in Austin, TX and online. You can also contact Jim (a Labe Eyewear dealer in Austin) at: jr@labewoodeneyewear.com.

** Photos of me are by Nicole Kestenbaum Photography **

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