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Best of Martin + Osa December 27, 2009


Martin and Osa Johnson

Martin and Osa Johnson

 

One of the more upscale American Eagle brands, Martin + Osa, is named for real lifeMartin+Osa explorers Martin and Osa Johnson.  The couple from Kansas pioneered the safari in the early 1900’s and produced many books and films about their adventures, documenting the wilderness, wildlife, and tribal customs of remote Africa and the South Pacific.  The brand Martin & Osa has come a long way from the wilds of Africa, and is now a great place to find luxurious basics and sophisticated accessories.

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa put a twist on the basics with stylish cuts and refined fabrics.  There’s no reason your everyday wardrobe can’t be a little special.  I’m into silk, flannel, and velvet for winter this year.

Velvet Blazer

Velvet Blazer

Pleated Flannel Pant

Pleated Flannel Pant

Zipped Ponte Skinny Pant

Zipped Ponte Skinny Pant

Silk Pocket Tee

Silk Pocket Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The selection of shoes and boots is always amazing, with the softest leather in the most current colors.  Martin & Osa carries Dolce Vita, which is one of my absolute favorite brands for boots.

Wiley Boot

Wiley Boot

Carter Strappy Heel

Carter Strappy Heel

Suede Opium Bootie

Suede Opium Bootie

Maiya Platform Pump

Maiya Platform Pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa’s fantastic line of leather extends to the handbags and clutches.  Their accessories usually has a great mix of tough chains, metallic accents, and feminine details.  It’s also a great place to find really nice leather belts.

Metallic Clutch

Metallic Clutch

Braided Layering Necklace

Braided Layering Necklace

Tassel Pendant Necklace

Tassel Pendant Necklace

Braided Mesh Necklace

Braided Mesh Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin + Osa is also a great place to find more sophisticated pieces when you are transitioning from your college wardrobe of sweats and t-shirts to a more professional look.  The cuts are very work appropriate, but still fun and special.  I found a navy pleated sheath dress from Martin + Osa a couple years ago that has been my go to outfit for anything ever since.  Happy hunting!

 

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Boots December 11, 2009

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I think I’m finally learning my lesson.  The more I make fun of something, the more I end up loving it in the end.  My three prime examples:  Ugg Boots, Twilight, and Blogging.  I used to mercilessly make fun of girls who wore Ugg boots with their mini skirts, people who read Twilight *rolling my eyes*, and people who wrote blogs (seriously?  are you that tortured?)  I will now proudly confess that I not only own furry boots, but I actually slept in them once, I am Team Edward, and I have been writing blog posts all weekend.

Life can be surprising.  So in the future, I am going to continue mocking people who follow silly trends until they become a worldwide phenomenon and then I’ll join in, but only because I don’t like being left out.

KIDDING!  I am going to let life surprise me right out of my Uggs and into something new!