All posts by Inga Beck

Urban fashionista blogger professional co-op food member athlete with a love for riding bikes.

Soia and Kyo make beautiful leather jackets

It’s spring but still a bit chilly here in the Northwest. I finally no longer need to wear a winter coat to stay warm and have moved on to a beautiful Elena leather jacket from Soia and Kyo. These gorgeous leather jackets don’t come without a spendy price tag so if you can find last seasons on sale, I say go for it.

Soia and Kyo is a Montreal based company making a line of coats that are French chic and Canadian tough.  These feminine jackets are packed with vintage details like contrasting lining and over sized buttons, as well as unique twists with a je ne sais quoi that illuminates like the northern lights. The sleek tapered fit paints your silhouette and insulates better against the cold.

I also own a wool coat from this brand that has the most beautiful collar and buttons. What I love about the Elena leather jacket is that it reminds me of a sexy motocross jacket, it goes with just about anything from jeans to a dress. And the purple isn’t an obnoxious purple but more so of a faded vintage purple. It’s absolutely stunning in person.

Soia and Kyo Elena Leather Jacket
Soia and Kyo Elena Leather Jacket

Soia and Kyo Elena Leather Jacket msrp $400, purchased for $240.

Soia and Kyo Elena Leather Jacket
Soia and Kyo Elena Leather Jacket

 

Lace blazers – taking the blazer into summer

A lace blazer is a great way to take the blazer trend into the summer. One of the best ways to wear a blazer like this is with a simple black dress. It takes an ordinary dress to hip without looking like you’ve gone over the top, after all there is no need to bring the material girl back in full force. Continue reading Lace blazers – taking the blazer into summer

Romeo & Juliet takes ordinary to bedazzled

Girls just want to have fun and this Romeo and Juliet metallic halter dress sings it. I would wear this to a concert or a girls night out that’s full of dancing. It definitely has an 80’s feel with the metallic studs, halter top, ruffle bottom, and large zipper on the back. Continue reading Romeo & Juliet takes ordinary to bedazzled

Alice and Trixie show spring how it’s done

What I love about the Alice and Trixie collection is the pieces are very playful, colorful, and the fabrics are sensual.  Everything I’ve ever tried on hangs and flows really well. After such a gloomy winter (first time in the Northwest), I needed a dress that screamed spring and felt fabulous.

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House of Dereon Lined Blazer

For those of you who aren’t familiar with House of Dereon this brand was inspired by Tina Knowles, mother of American R&B recording artist Beyonce Knowles. The House of Dereon collection incorporates a lot of silk charmeuse, chiffron, and satin crepe fabrics. Continue reading House of Dereon Lined Blazer

Osloh Men’s Cycling Jeans – Hip, stylish, and functional

Last weekend, Jason and I attended the Portland Bicycle show. Among the vendors displaying their wares, was a company called Osloh cycling jeans. Their booth was displaying some rather fashionable men’s clothing- specifically, jeans designed for riding bikes. The first thing that caught my eye was the color of the denim. The cut also struck me, as well as the custom functionality for the cycling application. Continue reading Osloh Men’s Cycling Jeans – Hip, stylish, and functional