Happy Friday, fashionistas! We are thisclose to the end of February, which means March is around the corner, which means… spring is on the horizon! Which is news that the majority of this country has desperately needed for the last two months (!) But while we wait, why not spend the rest of our hibernation getting ready for spring style? This week’s Sew & Tell guest makes it possible to prep your closet for the sun’s return without leaving the comfort of your own comforter!
Ashley Jude is founder of Tog + Porter, an innovative mail-order styling and personal shopping service that delivers a box of new wardrobe additions to your door, customized to fit your personal taste, figure, and budget! Yup. You just found a new best friend. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about the beginning of Tog + Porter, its growth over the last five years, the superhero-like powers that T + P stylists offer their clients, the ins and outs of using Tog + Porter’s delivery system, and more.
Plus, a playlist chock full of the latest & soon-to-be-released from indie artists like ceo, Cloud Nothings, Bleeding Rainbow, and more! So sit back, order up some Seamless (again), and learn how you can prep your closet for spring without leaving your couch, right here on BreakThru Radio!
Tog + Porter, from Ashley Jude and Ellie Williams
(Photos courtesy of Tog + Porter)
Ashley working her style magic
Samples of Tog + Porter offerings
A happy Tog + Porter client chats with her stylist
*Ready to take Tog + Porter for a spin? Start here! Be sure to follow T + P on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google + to stay up-to-date on new developments, services, and designers! And don’t forget the Tog + Porter blog, full of great lifestyle, fashion, and beauty tips.
Odds & Ends
*There are some pretty great subscription boxes out there, for everything from pet supplies to global gifts to kid-friendly finds to sample beauty products to DIY craft kits and so much more!
*Here’s a great review of Tog + Porter, with some comparisons to its top competitor Stitch Fix. I’d say T + P is the clear winner!
*YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS. You’re welcome.
*How great are these new-arrival handbags from Kaight? I’ll take one in every size, please. 😉
*There were some amazing recipes posted this week from a recent contest run by goop & Food52, but this is at the top of my must-make list.
*I convinced my husband to watch one of my all-time favorite films with me this week, and he actually *enjoyed* it!
*A great list of 8 awesome ethical fashion labels from Refinery29 – proud to see several Sew & Tell alums on the list!
*Read all about the Eagulls rude “open letter” to the music industry here, and stream Bleeding Rainbow’s new album before Tuesday’s release!
(Photo by Pooneh Ghana, courtesy of The Windish Agency)
April 4 – Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
April 6 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
April 7 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
April 8 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
April 10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
April 12 – The Space – Hamden, CT
April 13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
April 14 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 16 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
April 17 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
April 18 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
April 19 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
April 21 – The Social – Orlando, FL
April 24 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
April 25 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX
April 29 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
April 30 – Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA
May 1 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
May 2 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 3 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 9 – Mahall’s 20 Lanes – Lakewood, OH
May 13 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
May 14 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
May 15 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
May 16 – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
May 17 – Underground – Cologne, Germany
May 19 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 20 – La Fleche d’Or – Paris, France
May 22 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 23 – Stereo – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 24 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland
May 25 – Cyprus Avenue – Cork, Ireland
May 26 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
May 27 – Scala – London, United Kingdom
May 29 – 31 – Parc del Forum – Barcelona, Spain
June 5 – 7 – Parque da Cidade – Porto, Portugal
July 6 & 7 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
(Photo by Sandy Kim)
Feb 24 – Trix Bar – Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 25 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 27 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Feb 28 – The Louisiana – Bristol, United Kingdom
March 4 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United Kingdom
March 5 – Electrowerkz Upstairs – London, United Kingdom
March 6 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
March 7 – Nice ’n’ Sleazys – Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 8 – Head of Steam – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
April 2 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France
April 21 – Blue Shell – Cologne, Germany
April 22 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
April 25 – Magnet Club – Berlin, Germany
July 17 – 20 – Henham Park – Beccles, United Kingdom
Aug 7 – 10 – Heslaker Farm – Skipton, United Kingdom
(Photo by Chad Yanagisawa)
Feb 21 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH
Feb 22 – Studio 2 @ 163 Sterling Road – Toronto, Ontario
Feb 23 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
Feb 26 – Tasty Burger – Cambridge, MA
Feb 28 – D.B.A. – Brooklyn, NY
March 1 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA
March 6 – 8 – Savannah Stopover Festival – Savannah, GA
April 17 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
May 1 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
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