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Let’s Shop: Ace Hotel


There’s lots of fun stuff for sale in the Ace Hotel’s online shop but I settled on sharing just my favorite leather goods because they look so nice together. (I could have added this one, but you know how I feel about comb cases.) But if I were to add a few non-leather faves, this tote and this stencil + tshirt would definitely make the cut.

one. Tanner Goods Leather Bracelet $50
two. Ace Swim Club Membership (with keychain) $240
three. Commune Leather Coasters 5 for $20 <—steal!
four. Tanner Goods Camera Strap $110
five. Beams Luggage Tag $65

Three Things


Last week as I was running out the door I threw on my trust black flats *again* only to discover that I’d worn a hole through them. I’ve never worn through a pair of shoes in my life (save rock climbing shoes) because usually I find another pair I like better long before that could ever happen. Was it a testament to how comfortable they were (a mystery model that was actually made by Crocs, though there’s nothing of the sort on their site at the moment) or the fact that I’ve barely shopped at all in the last year? Probably both.

So it’s time to pick up a few things, especially flats that will stand up to my commute to Excelerate Labs on the CTA this summer. And clothes that will be cute and functional, because while startup founders aren’t usually known for their fashion sense, I like fashion and think of it as a creative outlet. (Please intervene if/when I start wearing Whimseybox tshirts instead of real clothes.)

Here’s my start: Madewell Crisscross Boardwalk Sandals $59.50, Madewell Indigo Stripescreen Dress $74.99, Tom’s Morocco $54

Christmas Shopping Fail (Blame Zara)


Fail for everyone but me, that is. I finally drag myself to the mall last week and what happens? I immediately get sucked into Zara and buy tons of stuff for myself.

But why do they have so many amazing coats? I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and justified it because I have a few trips coming up to places that actually have winter. Other items I couldn’t resist include shorts, lace top (similar), polka dot top (similar), dress (similar) and pants.