Apologies for the lack of posts but I’ve been traveling and it’s been so wonderful! Regular scheduled posting will resume next week and in the meantime, tune in on Snap and Insta for my wanderlust! You can find me on all apps @gerihirsch. XX
Summer 2016 officially begins on June 20, but for me, Memorial Day weekend always feels like the summer kick-off.
The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, represents the first warm holiday weekend and the beginning of outdoor barbecues, pool parties, summer travels, al fresco dinner parties and cute little summer outfits like this Madewell jumpsuit! It’s such a cute yet easy option for a sunny day, and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I’ll definitely have this on all summer long!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe long weekend!
P.S. If you’re having a BBQ this weekend, I HIGHLY recommend this matcha ice cream. xxread more
When it comes to style, the perfect pair of jeans is equal parts secret weapon and security blanket. And, when it comes to denim, vintage Levi’s are pretty much the gold standard. But where does one find that perfectly worn in pair? Here are seven places (other than Etsy & ebay which are also excellent sources but require more digging) to scoop up the forever flattering fit:
1. RE/DONE specialize in repurposing vintage denim, hand-cutting and resewing them based on the denim trends of the season, to ensure a perfect fit.
2. Denim Refinery has an expertly curated selection of vintage denim. You’ll find your standard vintage Levi 501s, but also rare finds that are distressed, ripped, and patched.read more
The founders of Who What Wear, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, have been mentors to me since the early days and it’s been incredibly inspiring to learn from them and watch and them grow their empire.
This week the women had a brunch in honor of the launch of their third book, “The Career Code,” which is very fittingly about the must know rules for a strategic, stylish and self-made career. They gifted advanced copies and it is EXCELLENT! The book, which is available for pre-order on Amazon now, is filled with insightful, pragmatic “career codes” to follow, as well as all of the practical, how-to advice they’ve learned while building their company from zero employees in 2006, to the thriving, multibrand, multiplatform, multi-million dollar company.
One of my favorite sections is ’27 Life Hacks.’ They’re all great but one in particular, life hack #20, really resonated with me:
Touch it once: Respond to things – whether it’s an email from your boss or a text message from your mother – the first time you read them, rather than opening something, reading it, thinking you’ll deal with it later, and then never going back and handing it. This concept is suppose to help us live more organized, productive lives, no matter how many e-mails and texts we get.read more