It’s been a rather ‘balmy’ January in Portland. We haven’t had a freeze, the temps are often hovering around 50 degrees F., and I am surprised at the amount of dry days we have had. I’m already seeing a few buds on plants, particularly my favorite, Daphne bushes. The pink blooms are pushing forth, almost a month ahead of schedule.
Basically, if Portland wants to skip winter, I’m okay with that (environmental concerns aside). Because I have a serious spring crush.
Hackwith Design House launched their Spring/Summer 2018 line yesterday and, several weeks ago, they sent me a preview piece to try out: the Swing Painter Skirt.
As you guys know, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to try many beautiful items first-hand from my favorite, independent American designers. It’s not something I take lightly, nor for granted. When the opportunity to share arises, I spend a lot of time considering whether an item will be of long-term value for me and you guys.
Your time, readership and opinions are of great value to me, and I strive to do my best to share only what is worthy of your consideration.
That being said, hot damn, I love this skirt!
When I put it on for the first time, I immediately fell for it because of the comfort and the shape. I love the midi-length (something I previously didn’t think I could pull off!) and the elastic waist. The pockets add a bit of playfulness to the skirt and make it a great everyday item. As soon as the the temperatures catch up to my spring-dreaming heart, I will be wearing this skirt with my favorite white t-shirt tucked in, or an easy button up, or even a crewneck sweatshirt. In the heat of summer it would be great with a cropped linen top. The possibilities run long. Now do you see why I have a crush?
This fabric color is called ‘Baked Clay.’ It’s made from 65% Lyocell and 35% cotton, and features a beautiful woven texture. I particularly like the fabric because it feels durable. I am always partial to clothing that lets me sit on the ground, or a park bench, or a city train without fear of stain or snagging. Durable items are the ones that often end up being workhorses in my closet.
Bonus points if said durable items are equally perfect for dancing.
Seasons + Salt readers can save 10% on Hackwith Design House’s SS18 line with the code FORSALTREADERS. This code is good through January 30th. The collection is full of soft, warm tones and lots of texture. I’m particularly fond of the camel, off the shoulder dress, the balloon sleeve top and white raw finish easy tunic.
This post is in partnership with Hackwith Design House and contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will make a small commission. Thank you so much for your support, and for supporting wonderful American-made brands like Hackwith Design House. All photography by Kiara Rose.