I've always had a thing for unknown (but always high quality) fashion brands. Unknown, of course, meaning more like lesser known and basically not equalling Michael Kors, Longchamp, Tory, the typical 20's ush. Don't get me wrong, I'll still swoon over the next girl's mint condition revas, I just feel that much "cooler" (I went there) in say, my new Cuyana tote or when I'm alongside James sporting his newest pair of Bonobos. I also have a real appreciation for a clothing or accessories company that has a strong and unique social media and online presence. I'm absolutely swayed by a company that can tweet with a whitty voice or Instagram the most inspirational or moving pictures while still somehow making these usually unrelated pieces a part of their brand. I mean, that is absolutely why I own 50% of the nail polishes I do - I'm impressed with OPI and Essie's naming teams. It takes creativity and it takes time and I know from experience that it isn't easy. I've always had a super soft spot for the underdog* and love one that is actually really good at what they're doing. Its almost humble? But so cool. Very, very cool.
Insert JLeer. While I have to admit I haven't actually made a purchase yet, I'm always coveting my next pair of sleek, well-fitted jeans and these might just be it. Oh, and they're local to Charlotte which I adore. Their main USP is that they have created a completely unique article of clothing that is completely with the times. Their "smartpockets" give wearers the flexibility of keeping their iPhone (or other devices, things you might need, etc.) in tow while remaining hands free. Its as if the comeback of the crossbody bag ease in 2008, the coolness of putting your flip phone in the back pocket, fashionable yet always too small clutches, and designer jeans have finally all come together. And here we have it.
AND they're good at Twitter which, as I mentioned, will always push me a little more towards purchasing. Relatable, relevant, entertaining. I like it.
So, have you heard of of purchased any JLeer products? What are your thoughts/would you try?
*not saying that any of the above mentioned companies are underdogs whatsoever.
As you may have guessed from my last and then lack of following posts, priorities have shifted and my life and schedule are now a tad different. All in wonderful, beautiful ways but my focus and effort is being continually channeled in places and areas of my life that it wasn't fully before. Therefore, some things are falling off the grid. I hate it but its true. My time here is lessening which is a struggle after all of the work I put in to make this a part of my life again... but it is because I'm truly learning commitment and hard work. In the most pure form I ever have. I have never seen or known of the person I feel like I am right now but it is good in so many ways. Because of it, I'm a better friend and girlfriend. This was an immediate change and realization and I couldn't be more pleased.
And as much as I hate to be with my blog less, at the end of the day, I'll take girlfriend/friend/daughter/hard worker/professional/colleague over dedicated blogger any (or at least almost any) day.
I'm never gone forever... just might be taking a little hiatus with the occasional visit back. It is and always will be a priority of mine to document how my life and thoughts... and now is a time I want to be able to look back on. So, coming back time and again is a must. Until then....
Big things happening today. I'm starting a new job! My friends and family have known for several weeks but because it all happened a little quickly (like everything seemed to in 2013) I wasn't quite sure the right time to let out the news here. So here we are, day 1. I will likely be experiencing a healthy dose of first day anxiety but all in all I am excited for this opportunity and change. More on it later... busy channeling the wisdom of others...