Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Outdoors with Gotti Switzerland Eyewear

As promised, I wanted to show you these Spin & Stow Gotti Sunglasses in action! The carry case that they come in is so unique: it's curved to lay flush against the body (assisted of course by the arms of the sunglasses that turn 360 degrees to lay flat). Both the case and the sunglasses can be easily tucked away while not in use, and are so thin that tucking them away barely causes any discomfort. As a bonus the glasses case also comes with a built in cleaning cloth, guaranteeing a smudge-free view every time the glasses are worn!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inspiration: Denim & Stripes

Street Style: Get the look

Is there any better pairing than denim and stripes? I have really been enjoying the boyfriend jean/stripe combo lately. Surprisingly my favorite pair of jeans right now are a $27.90 pair from Forever 21. I wear them every weekend, and about once a week I try to convince myself that ripped denim is totally okay for my office environment (it's not).

I've decided that this summer will finally be the time I get my first pair of Converse. Can you believe I have never owned a pair?? When I shop I find that I usually go for pieces that thoroughly excite me, but are difficult to wear casually. I will easily skip past the Converse shoe and reach for the white stiletto mule. Ironically in my day to day life, I almost always reach for whatever is the most comfortable, but still gives me an element of style: such as blazers, boyfriend jeans, and a scarf.

The trench is a fashion piece I have always been a bit wary of: I will admit that I am intimated by it. Every once in a while I will find a trench coat that I think I love, only to talk myself out of it. I can't help but think of Inspector Gadget every time I put one on. However when I see it on others, I love the look! Perhaps this will be the year I overcome my intimidation...!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Taylor Mountain Sunrise

Photo: Erick Redcloud
I've started taking early morning walks to offset all the time I now spend behind a desk. If you follow me on Snapchat (amusedblog) you know how much I love sharing the views. Erick and I shot this around 6am - the mist and the lighting was perfect! 

Be sure to look for the outfit and full details later this week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Turn Around and Look Amazing with Gotti

Have you heard of Gotti Switzerland? They are an eye wear and sunglasses company that I have recently started working with. I wanted to introduce you to the brand before featuring them in an outfit post, because these sunglasses are so cool they required their own post!

Developed and designed in Switzerland, the idea for these clever sunnies came about after a day spent on the Swiss Alps. When on the slopes everyone wears their sunglasses, but what about when you're riding a lift, or taking a break for coffee? Where should the sunglasses be stored? Hooking them on to your collar, or sticking them in a pocket isn't always the best idea because they stick out and easily be knocked about.

Sven Gotti developed and designed an innovative idea: why not have the arms of the sunglasses be able to turn inward, mimicking the curve of the body while they are stowed away? The idea led to prototypes, and prototypes led to product. Since then the Gotti Spin & Stow has won the German Design Award, and several others. I am so proud to own these!

What impresses me the most about Gotti Switerland is that the company produces nearly everything in house; nothing is mass produced, and the collection is made by the leading manufacturers in Germany, Austria, and Japan. I think it's a beautiful thing when production is kept close to home: it ensures quality and attention to detail.

The sunglasses are light as air: when wearing them I often find myself forgetting that I have them on - even when indoors. Due to the curve of the arms, they do not pinch by the ears. Made with high tech material such as titanium, along with high quality standards such as hand polished frames, these glasses are such a joy to own. Be sure to look for them (along with their innovative protective case!) in my future outfit posts!

Thank you to Gotti Switerland for my sunglasses!