I’ve been talking a lot about 90’s fashion of late; frankly because it is all the buzz this fall, as many styes are reminiscent of the era that brought us both “The Rachel” haircut and Doc Martins. As a person who came of age in the 90’s (ah hem), this decade holds a special spot in my heart. And my closet! While drawing 90’s inspiration for the blog and last night’s “UNZIPPED” 90’s themed party, I realized that most of my wardrobe is inspired by this decade.
Take these destroyed, high-waisted jeans (for example)…I’m loving the return of relaxed fits and the higher rise. And, while 20 years ago, I may have paired these jeans with an over-sized flannel and combat boots; a feminine blouse and classic pump make this look both more current and age appropriate. A nod, if you will, to both Cher and Curt (for those too young for this reference: Clueless and Nirvana).
While the grunge-era may have put Seattle’s style scene on the map, it’s really the forward-thinking and community-minded citizens that continue to make this beautiful, Pacific Northwest city a desirable place to live. And a Seattle charitable event close to my heart? The annual “Wine, Women & Shoes” auction inspires both my creativity and feeds my soul. What better way to spend a stylish evening than among girlfriends enjoying great food and wine provided by local chefs and wineries, a shop-for-a-cause marketplace filled with many local designers and retailers, and shoes (handbags too!). But the real inspiration begins when you sit down and are treated to a presentation from a recipient of Olive Crest’s foster and adoption placement services. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Seattle-area children in need of “forever-homes.” The evening concludes with a fast-paced fashion show highlighting the latest trends and featuring local entrepreneurs as models.
Grab a girlfriend (or several), and join me November 10th as we raise a glass to benefit Seattle-area foster children. And perhaps come home with a few new pairs of shoes (or an Italian-designed red handbag!). Leave a comment or email me if you buy tickets – I would love to see you there!
Thanks for reading and Happy Friday! ~Jenn