This post is sponsored by Belvele, curators of fine, ethical fashion.
We just came off a streak of gorgeous, fall weather here in Portland. The days have been sunny and clear, with bright blue skies and crunchy orange leaves everywhere. I’m enjoying all the vitamin D I can before I have to start dodging rain drops for the foreseeable future.
Part of the fun – or the challenge – of this weather is getting use out of my short sleeved tops! I have a handful of great ones left over from summer, and a couple of favorite cardigans, so I’ve been trying to put them to work. Right now, it’s chilly in the mornings – 50 degrees F or lower – and the temperature often hits upper 60’s by afternoon. Layers are most certainly in order.
When Belvele sent me this top to style I knew I’d be putting one of my favorite vintage cardigans to use alongside it. I love mixing eras of clothing when getting dressed, which attests to my love of contrast in styling. I love a good pair of vintage jeans, or a vintage bag thrown in the mix to give an ‘off the rack’ look more depth.
This slightly-cropped top from Belvele is one of my favorite colors right now. It’s that rich, pumpkin-y hue, that I have found I love yearround. (Mixing black and brown is a favorite palette of mine!) This top is made from soft, textured Japanese twill and it can be worn with the V in the front or back. This season I’ll be styling it with oversized cardigans, like my vintage cream one seen here, or my chunky charcoal one.
Belvele is offering up some other good-looking gems right now.
My 70’s adoration continues with a peasant-style blouse that is calling my name. The Bardot Tunic would look amazing with high-waisted vintage jeans, or really anything high-waisted. Chic AND non-dry clean. (I tend to avoid buying items that are worn next to my skin that require dry cleaning. Not my favorite method of ‘cleaning.’) I’m working hard to exercise self control right now!
I also adore the Ribbons Blouse in blush. If I had a job that required professional attire, these are the sort of tops I think I’d wear. Tucked into trousers and skirts, maybe even worn with jeans on the weekend. Neckties are such a great way to add polish to an outfit, and I love how they straddle the line between masculine and feminine.
BELVELE INSIDER REWARDS
One of the perks of getting to know boutiques and shops in the ethical fashion industry is learning who is loyal to their customer. To be frank, saving up for responsibly made items takes time, every little bit helps.
Belvele has created an excellent Insider Rewards Program that invites customers to join and accumulate points when they make purchases, and then convert those points to discounts. Points are accumulated in a handful of ways: 200 for joining, 200 for your birthday, 500 when you refer a friend, and 10 points per dollar you spend at Belvele.
When you’re ready to redeem you get $10 off per 1000 points you have. If you refer two friends that’s an instant $20 savings.
Now, for the fun part! And probably the reason why you’re reading this post…
If your fall/winter wardrobe is missing one more key piece, I might have just what you need! Belvele is teaming up with Seasons + Salt to give away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader.
1 ) Check out the latest arrivals over at Belvele’s shop.
2) Sign up for their Insider Rewards Program.
3) Drop a line in the comments letting us know you completed step 2 and share what your favorite new arrival is.
That’s it! The contest closes Monday, October 23rd at 11:59pm. Best of luck!