Favorite Finds: Beklina

Beklina, an online boutique out of Santa Cruz, Calif. (my hometown), is one of the most innovative shopping sites I've visited. Owner Angelina Rennell has an eye for original wares by unique designers. These are a few of the things I'm loving from Beklina right now.

The Collaged Bar Necklace ($180) will jazz up any simple outfit in a flash. The Imago-a Pentatonic Bag ($360) is a beauty. Wear it over the shoulder, or remove the strap and use it as a stylish, architectural clutch. Jumpsuits are having a major moment right now and this beauty by Loup Brigitte ($160) is right up there with the best of them—perfect for spring and summer. And the Loup Workman Jacket is an all-around staple for any closet. This darling piece is an updated take on the classic denim jacket. A must-have for all seasons.

Take a look at Beklina online or stop by for a visit if you're in the Bay Area.

Favorite Finds—Need Supply Online

I like black but it can turn harsh in a second. It's best, in my opinion, to keep it in the mimalism style to maintain sleek, cool, sophisticated looks, and these four items above prove that point. These are four of my favorite finds right now from Need Supply, an amazing online (and brick and mortar store) based out of Richmond, Va. Wide leg pants are a bold and popular choice for fall this season; a polka dot dress with a twist never goes out of style; a bustier paired with a collared shirt is very Taylor Tomasi Hill; and a structured backpack makes life in the city that much easier. 

Pants, $89 / Dress, $630 / Bustier, $140 / Backpack, $120. Take a look through Need Supply's online store here.

Favorite Finds—Legion Online

Some of our favorite stores we've ever been to happen to be in our own backyard in the Bay Area. But, we realize sometimes everyone can't get to them in person. So, we've started up a new series where we feature favorite finds from the online portals of stores we adore. Today, we highlight four favorite things we're loving from Legion, a clothing and accessories boutique in Chinatown in San Francisco. Owner Sydney Pfaff has exquisite taste and you will always find something you'll love in her brick and mortar shop, as well as at her online shopping destination. Here are four of our favorites that, in fact, might all go together. You could slip this Lotfi clutch into this Evens tote; then wear this sweet ring by Cold Picnic and necklace by Betsy and Iya

Necklace, $46 / Clutch, $75 / Tote, $68 / Ring, $66. Find more Legion goods here

Favorite Finds—Stripe Online

We have some favorite stores in the Bay Area, where The Penny Rose is based, but we realize readers come from afar to take a look at our curated fashion choices, so we want to start presenting you with online favorites. First up, one of our favorite stores in Santa Cruz is Stripe, an independent lifestyle boutique that has something for everyone, especially if  you favor Americana, heritage, or modern minimal styles. And while fall has officially kicked off, these are four of our favorite items from Stripe that will stay in fashion all year long. 

Necklace, $54 / Purse, $298 / Earrings, $46 / Hat, $34. Shop the look and see more online goods here.

Indie City: Lee Coren

One of the things I love most about having a shop is that I get to fill it with beautiful pieces made by talented artists from around the world, some from just a few miles away and others from several thousands of miles away. The designer I’ve decided to feature this month falls into the latter category. Based in Tel Aviv, Lee Coren has a unique aesthetic that blends urban environments with the “need for escapism and a breath of fresh air.”

Lee’s clean styles and fresh, somewhat minimal prints are themselves a breath of fresh air. Though trained professionally as a graphic designer, she was a natural when it came to designing textiles. She originally ventured into textile design simply to scratch a creative itch, but a few courses in and she was hooked.

Many of her designs come from sketching her own photographs and then turning them into prints for scarves or clutches. She fuses traditional and modern printing techniques to get her end result, which tends to be clean with subdued colors and details, and she uses only vegan materials to maintain a cruelty-free process. Her latest collection was made up of prints based on landscapes from such places as California, the Dead Sea, and New Hampshire. Scarves and clutches make up the bulk of her products, but there are also lovely handbags with detachable chains, mixed-material tote bags, and cotton gauze scarves thrown into the mix.

Lee’s latest collection can be found at Legion (www.legionsf.com) and on her beautiful website (www.leecoren.com). It’s definitely one of the must-see lines of the season.