Inspirations

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Behind the Scenes of our Fall&Winter 2018 Collection

This past weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to have our Fall&Winter 2018 Collection shot by Meg Simpson and in a Hygge Stay home! Check out the video for some sneak peaks for next fall!

Lean more about the wonderful people and companies we were able to collaborate with on the shoot below!

Hygge Stay/Hygge Supply

by Kelly Sean Karcher

“Hygge Supply is chic minimalism born of utility, craftsmanship and supreme comfort. Karcher wants to reinvent this clever order and build approach — essentially, pre-selected materials and finishes that are all shipped to a build site for simple construction and unmatched craftsmanship — while forging new ground with an updated modernist aesthetic and customizable design choices. “

Learn more about Hygge Stay/Hygge Supply here.


Meg Simpson Photography

by Meg Simpson

“Meg Simpson Photography provides Wedding, Engagement, Portrait and Commercial photography services. Based out of Leelanau County, we serve the Grand Traverse Region, including Traverse City, Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau, Northport, Old Mission Peninsula and all of Northern Michigan. We are available to travel.”

Check our Meg’s fabulous website here.


Lucy Lowe Jewelry

by Lucy

Lucy is a jewelry artist and designer that values authenticity, transparency and high ethical standards. Her jewelry is beautifully minimal while still remaining eye-catching. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted by the designer herself.

See Lucy’s beautiful jewelry here.


 

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Saying goodbye to 2017….

I owe you all a big THANK YOU!

2017 was an interesting and exciting year for T&S…and it’s all because of you. You all who subscribed to our newsletter, purchased with us online or in a boutique, liked any of our Instagram photos, emailed us with questions or reviews of pieces, you are the ones who make T&S happen. 

I’ve just finished writing my goals for 2018 and I’ve got some very high hopes and standards for the year. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on! I can’t share too much (even though I’m dying to!) but I can share a few things that are definitely happening very soon!

I had decided a few months ago that one goal for the collections being launched in 2018 was going to be an expanded option of both colors and fabrics. This spring and summer, we have a large collection headed your way. New colors and fabrics that will integrate themselves beautifully into your wardrobe. We will also be adding more style videos and blog posts on the best ways to wear new T&S staple garments!

We have already shot our collection for the spring and summer (photography done by the wonderful Lexie Cerk-see her information here!) and I’m so happy with the garments and colors we are offering. We are also in the midst of beginning our production for the boutiques that will be carrying our Spring&Summer line! We have added two more stores and will have all the their information on our Boutiques page this spring!

Within the next month our Fall&Winter 2018 Collection will be photographed. I am so happy to share that Meg Simpson will be photographing our collection AND that we will be shooting in a Hygge Supply home up here in Leelanau County! Hygge Supply, run by Kelly Sean Karcher, has a beautiful minimalist message that runs parallel to comfort and quality. I honestly can’t even express how excited I am about this! Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of our photo-shoot this January!

Thank you all for a wonderful year!

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Aurora Cellars Pop-Up Market!

I’ll be at Aurora Cellars on November 25th from 12-5pm selling some beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces! I will have some sleepwear/loungewear sets, a few pieces from our Fall&Winter Collection in new colors and fabrics, and some never seen before garments! Come visit with me! Other artisans will include Meg Simpson Photography, Lucy Lowe Jewelry and Scrambled Lamps!

AURORA CELLARS

7788 E Horn Rd, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

*most items will be discounted not because of leftover stock, but to celebrate the local community supporting local artistry and small businesses. 

 

 

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Fall/Winter 2017 Collection…

This collection was designed for the intention of simplifying cold weather everyday-wear. I find my own closet to be lacking in basic, foundational cold weather garments. The type of garments that are in no need of extra layering, but can simply be worn on their own or paired with the basics already in your wardrobe to create a simple yet sophisticated and complete outfit.

I had goals for this collection to be filled with not only silhouettes that are classic, purposeful, and functional but also fibers and fabrics that were sustainable and that would actually keep you warm during those cold winter days. 

My first step in beginning to brainstorm this collection was to analyze the spring and summer collection to see what I wanted to “winterize”. There were many pieces from this past spring and summer that became staples for me and were worn multiple times a week! 

Once a bare structure of silhouettes (tops, bottoms, dresses) was formed I began my search for special fibers. I didn’t want to use the same old fabrics that everyone  wears every fall and winter (except wool because you can’t escape the wonderfulness of wool, right?). I wanted to find fabrics that were going to last and feel amazing against the skin.

And thus the research began. 

I ordered sample after sample after sample. Yardage after yardage. I tested, washed, wore, washed again, wore again and re-patterned. I came across a lot of amazing fabrics.

Pairing the fabrics with the design was slightly difficult but I am very happy with the end result.

This collection contains cotton canvas, a super durable and tough fabric that is wind-resistant and very sleek looking-even though after a long day it wrinkles. We also are carrying cotton twill, ivory raw silk, and a American made wool!

 

 

 

In this collection you will find easy to style basics that will pair beautifully with what you already have hanging in your closet. We even included a few beautiful silk Dupioni garments guaranteed to be a hit at any party or get together!

 

 

SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE.

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Spring/Summer Collection ’17

Looking at this collection, I feel slightly nostalgic. This collection has been in motion for a full year and I am so excited to share it with you. Every single piece that is a part of this collection has been tested in full both by myself and others close to me to ensure that each garment is perfected as much as possible in both style, design, and fit.

The color palette chosen for this collection was really inspired by the idea of beginning a sustainable wardrobe, both for myself and others. I started out simply with black and white, really trying to hone in on necessary pieces that you could wear at anytime, anywhere, and with most of what is already hanging in your wardrobe.

The fibers we chose for each piece were carefully tested and tried to ensure that the fabrics used were beautiful and soft to the touch, but also extremely durable.

Once our black and white pieces were settled and felt meaningful hanging in my own wardrobe, our knit dress, navy blue coat, and the rest, quickly fell into place.

Once again, I’m so excited to share all of my designs with you all and thank you for all your support! At the insistence of a few friends close to me, I decided to allow a friend to shoot me in two of my favorite outfits of the SS17 Collection. Of course the all white outfit won’t be worn until this Michigan weather warms up, but I am counting down the days until it does!

To shop the SS17 Collection click here. These photos will also be displayed here.