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there’s only one ‘of a kind’: my latest fashion find

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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in honor of the official beginning of spring, i thought it might be appropriate to celebrate with a little bit of retail flair. with the warmer weather and sunnier days ahead, i couldn’t wait to discover the perfect new accessory to add to my spring wardrobe. luckily for me, i achieved my goal rather quickly when i stumbled across an awesome new fashion site called of a kind.

of a kind is an online business that promotes on-the-rise fashion designers by featuring these designers’ unique (and, of course, limited quantity) products. the great thing about of a kind is that they also allow us to get to know the designers a bit more on a personal level, sharing about the stories behind their creative creations and their most influential fashion inspirations. but what i love the most about of a kind is the fact that all the items they carry are truly one of a kind since featured editions range in size from only five to 50 pieces. in total. i love that.

totally sold on of a kind‘s business concept, i just wanted to share about my first purchase: the brushfire summer wrap by lindsey thornburg. printed in italy and finished in nyc, this cashmere-modal ultra-thin wrap combines rich blues, oranges, purples, yellows, and browns to yield an absolutely stunning accessory for the beach, dinner dates, and even weddings! what do i love about it the most? i am 1 of only 50 people in the whole wide world who own this lovely creation!

though the brushfire summer wrap is unfortunately sold out, there are tons of other awesomely unique accessories and fashion items you can find at of a kind.

here are some additional items i found that i would love to have (they’re still available, so hurry before they sell out!):

(1)  flora clutch by tenoversix (20 of a kind)

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(2) nude necklace no. 8 by iacoli & mcallister (35 of a kind)

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(3) athena earrings by elizabeth knight (30 of a kind)

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aren’t they lovely? which one is your favorite?

~ irin

is this real life? the mother’s day tea collection sweepstakes!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

the tea collection really knows how to treat a mother right. the tea apparel collection has teamed up with vosges haut chocolat and stroller traffic to treat one lucky mama to an unbelievable mother’s day gift, and they’ve combined us gals’ two favorite things: chocolate and clothes. get ready for this: one entire year of vosges haut chocolat and a one thousand dollar tea shopping spree! what could be better? not a mom? well call yours, make her enter, and remind her of the importance of sharing, a value she instilled in you long ago.  but i have a feeling whoever may win, she is going to have a bit of trouble sharing after she takes a bite of any one of vosges premium chocolate treats and takes a peek at the tea collection’s new summer line.

to enter fill out the short form on tea’s website here by 11:59pm on may 7th. the winner will be selected randomly within three days of the contest close date.

april is austism awareness month

Friday, April 1st, 2011

april marks the start of autism awareness month, and we here at postmark want to tell you about an organization very close to our heart: kyle’s treehouse.

kyle’s treehouse is a non-profit online community where families dealing with autism can go for support, find treatment options, join discussions, and help other families as well.  founded by jennifer and jeffery westphal after their son kyle was diagnosed with autism in 1998, kyle’s treehouse is now one of the best resources around for families dealing with autism.  kyle, a budding fashion designer, designs one-of-a-kind handscreened t-shirts that can be purchased here , with all proceeds going to support kyle’s treehouse.

if you want to support this vibrant and much-needed community, donations are also greatly appreciated and can be donated via kyle’s treehouse website.

two postmark favorites are also doing some great things for autism awareness month. both linnea’s lights and hester van eeghen will be donating a portion of their profits to kyle’s treehouse this april.

linnea’s lights

linnea’s lights will be donating 10% of each sale to kyle’s treehouse throughout the month of april. each natural double-wicked soy candle is hand-poured, clean burning and packaged in recycled materials. visit orange and pear and order linnea’s lights’ new spring scents such as lavender, white coral and mimosa while helping a worthy cause at the same time!

hester van eeghen

you won’t feel guilty splurging on dutch designer hester van eeghan’s stunning leather handbags this april, as van eeghan is donating a portion of her sales to kyle’s treehouse. visit her u.s. site for her entire collection. here are two of our favorites:

the bon bon bag

inner circle bag


springtime fashion

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

it is finally march and according to my countdown (which usually starts in september), spring officially starts in wait for it, wait for it….13 days!!!! and if you are like me, spring is my favorite time for fashion.the bright colors, charming accessories and layered looks have me pining for spring every other season of the year.  this season its all about paradoxes: bold colors and head-to-toe white, 70′s style and 80′s prep, ladylike lace and biker-chic. so whether you’re country-club chic or a biker babe, this spring has a trend for all fashionistas.  here are a few of my favorite pieces:

bold colors: anthropologie’s glanz dress

whiteout: michael kors linen pants

70′s inspired: dvf ‘s harper cube day bag

reinvented prep: anthropologie’s twisted stripe dress

lace: anthropologie’s clearing mist top

biker chic: alexander mcqueen’s skull fashion scarf