I’m almost completely out of these festive cozy tops from my shop highlights 😫😭 I’ve personally loved adding them to my year-round capsule, just for the cold-weather months and they really do make my basics extra special and “new” feeling. Plus these dynamic, beautiful women who always take the time to model for me really do bring out the brilliance in these colors! If you’ve been eyeing these limited pieces and you’ve been planning to put them in your cart, come visit The Tiny Closet Shop before I sell out ❤️
Everyday #inmynisolos. Thank you @nisoloshoes for sending me these beautiful d’orsay oxfords. I’m very particular with bringing anything into my home and closet. But these have certainly been beautiful and useful. Particularly now, which speaks volumes. Now is a time of routine, structure and work. (Ah, I love you Fall and Winter) Its when I’m most uniform, ritualistic and strict with my minimalist core. Miraculously, these made it through and I’m happy to make the space.
Last month I was mentioned in The NY Times 😆😭 Thanks to Kendra Pierre-Louis who wrote the article, “How to Buy Clothes That Are Built to Last”. I also love that this article is written under Climate - not the fashion section. I smiled to myself because I’ve never really identified with the fashion industry. I always saw The Tiny Closet actually as an antidote to the fashion industry. I mean I’m just speaking for me but I feel thats how a lot of small, ethical, sustainable indie clothing shops feel as well. Anyway, this article meant a lot to me - for its message, for including me and also... For doubling my business! 😳😳🤪 Today I’ll be shipping out what might be the largest single shipment I’ve ever done. Thanks to all my brand new shoppers who are taking an interest in my work, taking a chance, and supporting. I hope you LOVE your new pieces! And to all my returning shoppers who have become my friends in my head lol - thank you! Check out The Times article in stories and swipe up for the full read ❤️
Carved out a sliver of time on the calendar for Theo and I to get away and celebrate our 7th year of marriage. Since we typically celebrate our anniversaries over morning coffee or a long lunch, I figured getting out of town to be romantic this time was a decent step up ✨👌🏾 But we’re not planners. In fact, I’ve found the best things for us are usually never planned. We got married at a wine bar we came across while on a stroll and I found my dress while thrifting for jeans. And 10 years ago in June, we first locked eyes at that bar in Seattle that no longer exists, and I completely forgot I was on a date 💁🏾♀️which actually is the only reason I would’ve ever been at that bar, and the only way we would’ve met. I’m new to planning ahead and I admit it has its perks. But I owe all of the most beautiful things in my life to following my heart. Truthfully, I started trusting it the moment it led me to you, @theomacabeo ❤️
I don’t really have “one-off” designs. Anything I design for the shop is pretty much here to stay or to return over and over again. Because of this, I know my pieces need to be more wearable, versatile and classic. And something you can pick up and wear everyday. That’s the goal for myself anyway. And to make this a standard for my shoppers is gratifying to live up to. A couple best sellers have returned to The Tiny Closet for the cold weather seasons ahead🍂🌨 The Architect Asymmetric tunic sweater and The Editor Open Coat 🥰😍 in two of the most vibrant colors, picked to flatter any skin tone and designed for any body shape.
Always buy the absolute best of what you can afford. Not the cheapest. . You know why?? Buying cheap makes ya feel cheap. Subconsciously. I’ve tried it many times and it just makes me feel like I have less money. Not more. It also leaves me still...wanting 😫And we all know pining is the worst. . Don’t have as much money as you’d like? I know how that feels - especially as a shop owner. I always want to buy the top of the line machines to sew my designs, the most luxurious and expensive fabrics to use - but I often come up short with what I can afford. . The truth is we have a lot more money than we think. Perspective makes a huge difference. And mine is to value my chump change just as much as my big pay days. So I ALWAYS buy the best of what I can. Not the cheapest. . Anyway, I used this method for my recent release of Fall separates. I’ve wanted to explore the luxury and colors of Fall and I wanted everything to be incredibly wearable for everyone. I also wanted to give a lot of options. So I turned to tops! I sourced the best fabric and textures I could get my hands on for your comfort and daily wear and I bought a pretty amazing machine to sew them better and faster for quicker turnarounds. . It was probably one of my least hectic shop releases 😂😂😂 and incredibly gratifying. If you haven’t had a chance to shop my separates yet, check them out now! And tell me what ya think ❤️