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Keds at Opening Ceremony

I’m really in love with the Keds at Opening Ceremony Collection. It reminds me of my closet when I was a kid. A few T’s that were inherited from the older brother worn with swingy girly skirts, and some button front shirts for church and school. Add a shot of sophistication and you’ve got Ked’s premier apparel collection (more suitable for adult wear) exclusively available at Opening Ceremony. Above are a few of my favorite pieces.

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Gitman Brothers X Opening Ceremony

My good friend Cary went gaga for these shorts from Gitman Brothers for Opening Ceremony when they were featured on Selectism recently. She wished that they had been made for women and I completely agreed. And then it hit me, why not wear them anyways! Get a smaller size, wear them a bit loose, roll up the hems, and you’re good to go. Women’s shorts are rarely made with as cool patterns as these and are too often made with puny 2in inseams (is it ok if I say “wedgie much?”?). Last summer Garance Doré made this look effortless and cool when she starting sporting boyfriend Scott Schuman’s khaki shorts. I fully expect to see Cary rocking these leopard printed ones this summer and looking absolutely amazing in them. Oh, and of course men are highly encouraged to wear them as well.

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Rockport x Barbour Holiday 2010

When Stamp of Camaraderie tweeted about one of the Rockport x Barbour collaboration boots, I immediately went on a treasure hunt to find out more about the collection. Highsnobiety was there for me, as per usual, with some more info and photos of a couple of the other styles. The boots will be available in November (right around the corner!) at several Rockport store locations, Blackbird in Seattle, Opening Ceremony in NYC, and at local favorite Bodega Boston. I’m hoping Bodega will be carrying some in small men’s sizes so I can pick up a pair for myself (7.5 women’s).

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Pamela Love’s Small Bear Ring

While browsing the new arrivals on Opening Ceremony my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Pamela Love Small Bear Ring. This delicate ring is crafted beautifully around the finger with two small bear faces gazing at each other across the gap, making it quite cool and edgy. I love that it is made with just sterling silver or 14 K vermeil gold, without any distracting bling. Sometimes jewelry is so much more beautiful when you let the metal speak for itself without the aid of gems. But, most importantly, I’m obsessed with bears. With its two little rugged bear faces, I can’t pass this ring up. Ideally, I would buy it in both the silver and the gold and stack them so I could have a hangout of bears on my finger. But I should probably pace myself.

If you’re a fan of funky, but elegant jewelry, do yourself a favor and check out the rest of Pamela Love’s jewelry collection of necklaces and rings of hawks, talons and skulls (to name a few).

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Black Parrot

The Black Parrot is definitely one of my favorite stores in New England. They have two locations in Maine, one in Rockland and one in Portland. Though both stores are amazing, I absolutely love their space in Portland. The floor through store is in a brick building on Middle St. with walls of exposed brick, wide plank floorboards and massive windows at the front and back. The steel racks are distributed throughout the large open space in way that doesn’t overwhelm you or the clothes. That Maison Martin Margiela dress has room to show itself off on its hanger and catch your eye. A small set of steps in the middle of the store serves as a fun display for an amazing array of shoes by designers such as Rachel Comey, well known for her solid heels and sweet leather loafers. The Black Parrot has an impeccable collection of designers (Shipley and Halmos, Nili Lotan and Opening Ceremony to name a few) for the stylish women of New England who need something feminine, classic and sporty all in one.

Black Parrot; 131 Middle St., Portland, ME

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