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Clothes that Last: Taylor Stitch

Hannah Hart Beat

Hi Hart Beat! Ever since I moved in with Pedro I’ve found myself gravitating to more and more “boyfriend” styled clothes. Jeans, beanies, jackets, shoes… my wardrobe has definitely changed. The jeans that I wear now are men’s Levi’s, the winter coat I have is the women’s version of a traditional men’s flight jacket AND the shirt that I’m loving right now reminds me of the best kind of a men’s button down.

I think Pedro was getting a little frustrated with me taking his clothes all the time so after a little research on the internet I came across Taylor Stitch, the answer to my prayers. Taylor Stitch is an ecommerce and brick and mortar clothing store that makes traditional pieces of high quality. I was drawn to them for their simple, oxford cloth button down in black. I ordered it after debating for a bit but now that I have it I’m having a hard time not wearing it everyday. The shirt is incredibly well made and I can feel the material strength every time I put it on. I also love the white buttons that add an extra pop. The brand has all kinds of good finds and I think I might have to order this and this now. As I’ve shared on the blog before, I’ve recently been wanting to invest in better made pieces that will last and that I love rather then spending money left and right on things that ruin and tear in two seconds. This shirt definitely a long lasting piece and for that I am so happy. What do you think, Hart Beat? Is Taylor Stitch also the answers to your shopping prayers this season?

Hannah Hart Beat

Hannah Hart Beat

Photos by Pedro Rodriguez for Hannah Hart Beat.

How to Win the War Against Static Hair

Hannah Hart Beat

Hi Hart Beat! A few weeks ago I tried something crazy and shared it with you. If you don’t have a crystal clear memory (and I don’t blame you) the idea was to see if I could wean myself off washing my hair every day. Like that time I tried to give up coffee cold turkey, this test did not work.

Some of you gave me great suggestions about the trick to not washing your hair every day but, no amount of blow drying, baby powder or magic conditioner could battle against my oily roots. This post is not about how I’m a failure though. This post is about two hair habits that I actually do everyday and how they can help you win the war against static hair.

Hannah Hart Beat

Hannah Hart Beat

The first trick is that for years I’ve been using these special hair towels. They come in all different brands and different styles but at the basic level they all do the same thing. Instead of causing static in your hair (damn you BB&B college towels) they wick water away. So instead of rubbing and causing friction, you can just kind of wrap your hair up and then it dries on its own sans frizz. The towel I’m loving lately comes from the Of a Kind personal care shop and comes with a little button to tie it in a turban. Dreams do come true.

The other hair tool that I actually swear by is my wooden hair brush. I’ve had different variations for years and love it so much that I even keep a travel sized wooden brush in my backpack for unruly hair days. The one that I have right now is a Holzstifte. It sounds like a fancy Italian car and I love it. I wish I could actually lead you somewhere you could buy it online but I got in a store in Maine and apparently Holzstifte has not joined us in the age of the internet. You can find other ones similar here and here.

The reason I love a wooden bristles is because it (again) doesn’t make any static when brushing and it doesn’t break your hair (as much) as normal Duane Reade brushes. Extra bonus is that it feels like you’re massaging fingers through your hair. Head massages always win in my book. What about you, Hart Beat? You have any other secret hair tips up your sleeve?

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Photos by Pedro Rodriguez for Hannah Hart Beat.

I’m 😍😍😍 (goo-goo eyes) for Levis

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Ohhhh Hart Beat. I’m starting to realize that my days of biddie skirts and skin tight pants are behind me. I dress differently now than I did at 21. Okay, maybe this isn’t a surprise. I still have my iconic scarf collection and am still wearing mostly black (some things can never change) but all in all, the garb that I threw on every day in college has transitioned into something more… comfortable or classic as I would prefer. The realization has come slowly but surely over the years and has been cemented recently when I discovered I was borrowing Pedro’s clothes more and more.

I’m taller than Pedro but even so, he and I generally wear the same size in clothes. Aside from sneakers (because I don’t have a death wish) I borrow most of his things, including his Levis—for the legitimate boyfriend jean look. I realized it was time for me to invest in some of my own vintage Levis and I was in luck a few weekends ago when I walked by a pop-up space in Greenpoint that had exclusively piles and piles of vintage Levis. As you can see below, there were lots to pick from and lucky for me the owner of the store helped me pick out a bunch. I had one of Pedro’s pairs on at the time so I could show him the effect I was looking for in the pants. After about five minutes BOOM, I had my perfect pair.

These bad boys are short in the length so I can show my shoes (YUP) and slowchy enough to constitute boyfriend jeans. (#lifewin) Are you with me in the boyfriend jean boat, Hart Beat? Do you have a place you like to buy vintage Levis? Does my butt look good in these pants? Jkjkjk, you don’t have to answer that, I know I’m rocking the mom jean here.

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Photos by Pedro Rodriguez for Hannah Hart Beat.

Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

Wilt and my favorite new sweater

Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

Hi Hart Beat. A few weekends ago Pedro and I took a day trip up to Hudson. Even though we ate some great food and had some amazing drinks, the real reason that we drove up there was to take a photo shoot for the brand Wilt.

Wilt is a women’s clothing brand started in 2009 with the idea of creating simple, clean clothing with uneven hems and playful proportions. All of their pieces are made in LA and the brand just launched an amazing fall collection that I was happy to shoot for them (aka Pedro shot for me). Here are a few photos from the shoot.

The two pieces that I love the most, and which are featured in the photos, are the Shirttail Racer Tank Dress and the Easy Pocket Sweatshirt (love that name). Which look do you like the best, Hart Beat?

Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

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Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

 

Hannah Hart Beat x Wilt

All photos by Pedro Rodriguez.