STYLE – LOVESTITCH

Why We Love The Color Grey

Lovestitch Celestial Sweater via Rachel Chen's instagram @vintagedolls

 

G-R-E-Y; A classic color that is wrongfully connoted with such words as dull, old, and emotionless. 

If we could rewrite the dictionary, that's what we'd say about the color grey. Because, let's keep it real: what other color can stretch the boundaries of monochromatic pairing? With it's endless array of shades, grey is the one color that is perfect for every time of the year. And considering Southern California's lack of "real seasons", year-round pieces hold a special place in our hearts. 

So in honor of such a versatile color, we've highlighted eight of our favorite grey Lovestitch garments. Cheers, to you grey! 

 

            

           

December 07, 2016 by Alexandra Izdebski

Role Model Roll Call: Tyrie Rudolph

Tyrie Rudolph and her daughter - From Wilhelmina Models, Los Angeles


You may recognize this lovely face from our Fall Collection. Tyrie Rudolph was such a blast to have on set, that we simply could not get enough! So this week, we caught up with the mom and rising model and asked some questions to get to know a little more about her life. 

Lovestitch: Where did you grow up? What’s a fond memory from your childhood?

Tyrie: I grew up in Indianapolis, IN. My favorite child memory was when my parents took my sisters and I to Six Flags every summer. I was always the smallest and my dad would put me on his shoulders so I never had to walk.

Lovestitch: We know even models have to have some down time! What’s one of your favorite ways to spend your free time?  

Tyrie: I love to take spontaneous trips to Disneyland with my daughter. It’s literally the best place on earth.

Lovestitch: There is no one real way to prepare yourself for parenthood – what is one thing in particular that has surprised you about being a mom?

Tyrie: The most surprising thing about motherhood is realizing how much you do not know about life. My six year old has a lot of questions. She loves Sam Smith (weird I know), but she asked me about broken promises and latching on to someone... Try explaining that to a six year old.

Lovestitch: If you could go back and give one piece of advice to your 10 year old self, what would it be?

Tyrie: I would tell myself to never, ever, ever put a cap on your dreams! If someone told me I'd have the life I have now back when I was a 20 year old pregnant college dropout... I'd think that person was crazy. There is no ceiling in success!

Lovestitch: What’s your favorite Lovestitch piece and how do you style it?

Tyrie: My favorite piece is the Lennox Sweater Coat. It’s my all-time favorite! I know its cliché but I literally wear it with everything! Every time I wear it, I get the "where is that from?" question. I’ve even had a few people ask to try it on.  

From trips to Disneyland with her daughter to showcasing fashion's newest trends, Tyrie clearly rocks at life. The more we learn about this model and mom, the more we're becoming her biggest fan. Can we be best friends now, Tyrie?

Tyrie in Black Lennox  Tyrie in Blue Lennox

Tyrie rocking her favorite Lennox Sweater Coat during our Fall Collection shoot. Shown here in Black, Heather Coal, and Denim

#mylovestitch Spotlight: @rusticbones

It's officially Fall (aka time to evaluate and update your cozy sweater collection)! Not to worry, you can still rock those maxi dresses: It's just about layering. And boy are you in luck, because we've got you covered.

This year's Fall Collection ranges from boho chic sweaters to cozy knit coatigans (think: coat warmth meets cardigan comfort). And although there are too many amazing pieces to choose from, we wanted to let you in one some of our personal favorites: The Lennox Sweater Coat has a thick and super cozy feel, large hood, and deep side pockets! It is so cozy and so chic, you will not want to take it off! The Celestial Sweater's sophisticated silhouette combines beautifully with it’s chunky knit texture and subtle metallic sheen. The Amelia Cardigan redefines standards of “luxe” and “cozy.” It is supremely soft and buttery and makes your outfit effortlessly chic. And of course The Quinn Poncho with its beautiful fall hues, warm wool blend, and fringed hem. This statement piece is oh so versatile!  

So whether you're more of a classic gal or a free spirited bohemian babe, the Lovestitch Design Team created something tailor fit for you. Perhaps this is why we cannot get over blogger @rusticbones' recent post, featuring our Kai Cardigan and Tahiti Messenger Bag. Our Lovestitch pieces fit seamlessly into her signature, ethereal point of view. Clearly @rusticbones found the, dare we say, picture perfect Lovestitch coat for her individual style.  

 

@Livingwithlandyn

@Livingwithlandyn

The stunning & hilarious Landyn never ceases to amaze us with her on-point sense of style, out-of-this-world recipes, and beautiful family photos! So when we found out that she had a crush on our Mila Maxi ... Well, you can imagine our excitement! 

Although we could go on all day about what an amazing woman she is, why not see for yourself? Click here for some eye candy >
 

"I'll continue to tell you about this MILA MAXI DRESS by LOVESTITCH until I'm BLUE in the face. Seriously. It's a summer staple and my current obsession. I just keep ordering new colors. Can't stop. These are the latest ones I got. Here's the facts- a nice tan + gold bangles + great big shades and cool blue maxi.....you're WINNING this Summer Game! It's so easy. It's the only thing you can put on that looks like you tried, when really you didn't give it much thought. You'll feel flirty + chic + comfy while running those errands round town or sippin' margie's on a roof top deck somewhere. 

Go ahead momma, get you one." - @Livingwithlandyn 

May 25, 2016 by elisabeth ducharme

Jackalope Arts Fair: Come Meet Us!

Come shop Lovestitch in Old Pasadena this weekend for the Jackalope Arts Fair! We will have a booth set up with special, exclusive deals on some of our hottest items. 

This is a perfect opportunity to meet the team and see our garments first-hand!

April 30th & May 1st from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Central Park, Old Pasadena
275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Join Lovestitch in Old Pasadena Jackalope Fair

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair: 
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, curated and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.  Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.  

Date: 
April 30th & May 1st, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm 

Location: 
Central Park, Old Pasadena
275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105
This location is open to all ages and is handicap friendly

Details:
The Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is FREE to attend, open to the public, and pet friendly.

Full list of participating artisans will be available in early 2016.

Workshops:
In addition to the 200+ vendors, a series of free to the community workshops will take place throughout the weekend at the fair. 

Eats:
There’s so much to taste at Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, but if you're making a day of it - check out the Old Town Area.  Downtown Pasadena is home to hundreds of diverse restaurants, from quick bites on the go, to charming outdoor cafés, and even award-winning fine dining. There’s something for everyone.

April 26, 2016 by Alexandra Izdebski

Let them eat CAKE!

Middle Eastern Tahini Bread

We love cake and what do we love more than cake for dessert? Cake for breakfast! Usually we drink delicious smoothies, fruit and veggie juices or even dig into a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast but sometimes, we crave something a bit more decadent.  

Here are some wonderful, tried and true recipes that will keep you looking forward to breakfast every morning.

Middle Eastern Tahini, Date and Cardamom Bulgur Wheat Breakfast Bake

Vegan Banana Oat Bread

Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins- Different Flavors!

Vegan Carrot Cake Bread

February 03, 2016 by michelle stoler

Recipes for a Sweet New Year!

 

It's the most magical time of the year. A fresh start and good intentions will make this year a memorable one. Make these desserts and ring in 2016!  

Baking with champagne? Yes, Please! 

 

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

 

Danish Marzipan Ring Cake with Icing

 

Champagne Cake Balls

 

Honey Cookies

 

Indoor S'mores

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep in 2016

New Year’s resolutions are always easier said than done. You might confidently toast on New Year’s Eve with the goal of changing your diet, redoing your entire wardrobe, or saving up to buy that car you’ve always wanted. However, when mid-January rolls around, you COULD find yourself unable to keep up with your goals. This year, instead of going big or going home, we suggest picking a few small New Year’s resolutions and sticking with them until next December. Need some suggestions? We got you covered.

Read a Good Book
It’s so easy to crawl into bed at night and pull out your smartphone, getting lost down the Facebook rabbit hole – one minute, you’re scrolling down your newsfeed, and the next thing you know you’re stalking your ex’s page from 2008. Instead, pick up a book! There’s nothing like getting lost inside a character’s head or learning something new, and getting off Facebook or Instagram for a few hours is refreshing. Try Paula Hawkin’s Girl on a Train for a chilling mystery, Chimamanda Adiche’s Americanah for romance, or Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for a good laugh.

Mix it up in the kitchen
Don’t fall into boring, routine eating habits this year – mix it up! Cooking is a great way to relieve stress, and can save you money and calories compared to those heavy restaurant servings. Love French toast? Try this healthier version with pecans and bananas. Not really into cooking? There are plenty of easy recipes – like slow cooker meals – that don’t take much time or energy. Start saving recipes you enjoy and swapping ideas with friends to make 2016 the best year for your taste buds yet.

Floss Every Day
How many times have you gone to the dentist, and sheepishly answered, “No” to the inevitable question of whether or not you’ve been flossing? Probably more than once. Change your habit this year! It’s an easy routine to get into, and will make you feel better about yourself. Chances are a healthy habit of flossing will motivate you to keep up with other healthy habits in your daily routine, like washing your face or removing your eye makeup at night. One small step for dental hygiene, one large step for an overall healthy lifestyle!

Travel Somewhere New
Get out of your comfort zone this year! Rather than going to your routine spots, try exploring somewhere new. It doesn’t have to be an expensive trip to Europe or the Bahamas. Maybe you’ve never seen Mount Rushmore or been to the top of the Space Needle –even a weekend trip an hour or two away from your home can be eye-opening. Traveling can be one of the best experiences, so grab your family, friends and camera and see something new!

Dance in the Rain
This last is a bit cheesy, we know. But this one can be taken literally or metaphorically. Literally – yes – go dance in the rain! Splash in puddles! Don’t worry about getting your shoes muddy. It’s also a metaphor to do something a little crazy this year. Take a trip by yourself. Go bungee jumping. Take a cooking class. Get a nicer camera to capture special moments. Do something, anything, to take a step out of your comfort zone! Don’t let work, school, or other obligations get in the way of having fun and making 2016 memorable.

Good luck, and have a happy new year!

December 29, 2015 by elisabeth ducharme

Guide to Smart Holiday Packing!

For those who’re lucky enough to travel over the Holiday season, you know that packing can be the most stressful part of preparing. The day before your flight you start second guessing everything you’ve already packed ever-so-carefully… “What if the weather takes a turn?”, “Are we going anywhere fancy?”, “Did I bring enough sweaters?”, “Did I put that tank top In there?”, “Did I over pack?... or Heaven forbid, “Did I UNDER pack?!”

The next thing you know you’ve got two hours before heading to the airport, your room is scattered with every shoe, coat, sweater, blouse & hair product you own…yet your suitcase is still empty. Ahh yes, Holiday travelling can be stressful…But follow these simple rules and you’ll be traveling in style, stress-free!

1) Create a “Wardrobe Itinerary” List
Your first list is a “Wardrobe Itinerary”! List out every day you’ll be on vacation & the activities planned for each day. Something like this:

Travel Day: (dress comfortable, but remember your travel day outfit is part of your packing process)

  • - Lightweight tank top
  • - Oversized, warm sweater
  • - Skinny jeans
  • - Tall, flat boots
  • - Gold earrings & necklace
  • - Pajamas

    Vacay Day 1: Driving to town to catch up with old friends

      Vacay Day 2: Shopping for dinner, dinner prep, &  game night with family.

      • - Comfy leggings
      • - Basic Tee
      • - Hooded Cardigan
      • - Converse sneakers
      • - Pajamas

        Vacay Day 3: Day walking through city & Nice dinner

        • - Skinny Jeans
        • - Chunky knit sweater
        • - Trench Coat
        • - Tall, flat boots
        • - Gold earrings & necklace
        • - Pajamas

          …you get the picture!

           

           2) Make a checklist!

          Go through your wardrobe itinerary & make a checklist. Consolidate items that can be used for multiple days, to avoid the dreaded over-pack!  

          • - Oversized, warm sweater (used on Travel day & Day 1)
          • - Skinny Jeans (used on Travel day, Day 1 & Day 3)
          • - Tall, flat boots (used for Travel Day & Day 1)
          • - Converse Sneakers
          • - Gold earrings & necklace (used for Travel Day, Day 1 & Day 3)
          • - Pajamas (used every day!)
          • - Chunky knit sweater
          • - Lightweight tank top
          • - Comfy leggings
          • - Hooded Cardigan
          • - Basic Tee
          • - Embroidered Blouse
          • - Red mittens

              Pack these items up and check them off your list as you pack so you never second guess whether you have everything you need.

              Although I’m sure you’ve got this part under control, here are some basic essentials to add to your checklist.

              • - Enough underwear/bras
              • - Toiletries (think face wash, shampoos, hair oils, brushes cosmetics & lotions)
              • - Phone chargers
              • - Medications/vitamins
              • - ID/Passport, Cash & Credit Cards

              It's that simple! Make a list (or two), check it twice and enjoy worry-free preparations for the best Holiday vacation yet!

              November 30, 2015 by elisabeth ducharme

              Thankful for Persimmons!

              Here at Lovestitch, we really love our fruits and vegetables and we pine all year long  for persimmon season. These fruits are versatile, crispy, flavorful and just all around delicious! We love to just take a bite out of them or slather some raw honey and almond butter on them but we also love to include them in Thanksgiving recipes! 

              Check out some delicious recipes with our beloved persimmon:

              Roasted Beet and Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette

              Persimmon, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

              Amazing Persimmon Bread

              Spiced Persimmon Butter

               

              Enjoy!!!

               

              xx

              Lovestitch 

               

              November 23, 2015 by michelle stoler
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