Tuesday, December 23, 2014

designer crush {introducing ames tovern}

Cape: J.Crew (old, similar style here); Shirt: Heidi Merrick c/o; Jeans: Frame; Shoes: Saint Laurent (similar style here); Hip Pack: Ames Tovern; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Necklace: BaubleBar; Watch: Daniel Wellington; Bracelets: Vita Fede

I love meeting inspiring people, especially when they happen to be women I work with, blazing their own path. I recently met Aimee Gildea, a fellow Googler and Bay Area native, who's been working the past few years to launch her own line of luxury hip packs, Ames Tovern (a spin on her namesake and a dedication to her grandmother Vern). 

With a background in French pattern making, a savvy business head on her shoulders and a keen eye for design and quality leather, she's a triple threat to a T. And I couldn't wait to get my hands on one of these guys and promptly onto my hips. I, for one, am excited for the recent revival of waist and hip bags (remember this Elizabeth & James one I posted yesterday?) and am quickly seeing the functional beauty in them too (first and foremost, they're the perfect match for this season's cape). 

How about you guys? Have you dabbled in hip packs and waist belts yet?

21 comments:

  1. Oh love the layering of the striped tee under the cape - really nice! :)

    I've seen many stylish people (like yourself) pull off waist bags...but they just remind me too much of when I used to wear them all the time when I was younger. I was most certainly not stylish then, haha. A trend I'll let pass me by! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. love the ripped jeans
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  3. fine pics.. ;-)

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  4. I love the cape....I want but it's old!! ;((

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  5. Fantastic cape and jeans, you look great in this casual outfit!

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  6. love this outfit!!

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  7. I love that cape!

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  8. Love this cape! SO sweet! The color is great!

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  9. Have never been huge fan of waist belts, but styled correctly it can be such a great accessory. You are rocking this look. Such amazing cape. Have a great Holiday dear. Mel
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  10. Perfect outfit to wear with your cape! PS, those shoes are AMAAAAAZE.

    xx Alyson
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  11. love your cape!
    great look
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  12. Love this look! The camel and stripes together is a great combo! xx

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  13. That cape is gorgeous!

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  14. Love how you wear the classy hip pack, it blends in so seamlessly with your casual chic outfit! The cape is so beautiful too, cute piece!

    Prudence
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  15. Great cape, and adoring the rest of this look!

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  16. great outfit! i really like the cape and your shoes.

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