When I first started researching Tieks, among the mountains of glowing reviews, there were a few people who were less than happy with their Tieks. That didn’t surprise me at all — if a product is reviewed a lot, I would expect some people not to love them. Many of those non-Tiek-lovers recommended a brand… Read More Butterfly Twists v. Tieks: The Comparison
It hasn’t been that long since I bought my first pair of Tieks and posted about my initial impressions (find that here). Well since then, my mustard Tieks have fully broken in and become the shoes I reach for first. I’ve worn them to work, running errands, to the park, even on the 2 1/4-mile… Read More Tieks Round 2 (and 3)
A few weeks ago, I was asking around in the Capsule Wardrobe Facebook group for recommendations for flats, and someone asked whether I’d tried out Tieks. She said they’re expensive, but people rave that they are the most comfortable and durable flats they’ve ever owned. I had never heard of Tieks, but I’m always on the search… Read More My Tieks Experience — Are they Worth the Money?
One of the reasons that so many of us hate to sew basic items is that they just seem so boooooring. I used to be like that too. But then I started working more with solids and discovered that it’s not nearly so boring to make something that I know I will wear. A lot.… Read More B2b: Styling a basic tee
Lately I keep seeing posts by sewists lamenting that they’ve made these awesome Mabel skirts that they rarely wear because they don’t know what to wear them with. This puzzles me because my Mabel skirts are undoubtedly my most-worn handmade garments. To date, I’ve made 6 of them — 3 minis and 3 pencils — with… Read More How to Style Your Mabel Skirt