Saint James is the original purveyor of the iconic Breton stripe.It seems simplistic, but staking that claim is a really big deal. Now, I've already disclosed that I represent this brand, and I couldn't be more proud to do so. As an effect, I wear Saint James stripes most days, and, thusly, they've become apart of my 'uniform'. But beyond stripes being a wardrobe staple for me--and most, quite honestly--this brand is the real deal.
So, what even is considered business casual these days? Especially with the rise of athleisure, the lines have been blurred, and quite honestly I just don't know what qualifies anymore. Perhaps, in part, due to the fact that I've been working on my own/for myself for a few years now, I've lost touch with what it means. But, I've posed the question to some friends with "normal" jobs, since having a clearer idea of what is business casual could make getting dressed a little easier in the morning--which, I'm all about.
By now, you've probably heard of the concept of uniform dressing as it applies to everyday wear--essentially, having a go-to outfit formula, or even a specific style, to mitigate the amount of time spent deciding what to wear.
I'm essentially in "spring cleaning" mode the majority of the year. Every few months, or even as frequently as with every new purchase (which is quite frequent), I sift through my wardrobe to *try* to downsize. I always have my end goal in mind: a beautiful, quality-driven, mindfully minimal wardrobe.
I'm Steph, founder of Orchard and Broome, and the brain, voice, and being behind this blog. Launching a lifestyle blog has been a long-term goal of mine. And yes--I know--I'm kind of late to the game (peak entrance into the blogging scene happened around 2007?). I assure you, though, this will be worth following. Here, on OB, I'm excited to share what I've gathered in terms of know-how for leading a beautifully balanced, thoughtfully approached and overwhelmingly fulfilling life.