Carbon38 Ready-To-Wear: The Passport Collection

Let’s talk about the Carbon38 Passport Collection for a minute: the spirit of this blog is about showing the beauty in technical fabrics and sporty designs, and Carbon38 is hands down one of my favorite retailers in the space. Summer styles are in full swing, and if you haven’t heard that Carbon38 has released their first resort wear collection, drop what you’re doing, and PEEK. IT. NOW. I was drawn to the structured feminine details and the solid colors, and cannot wait for my second shipment to get here! Stay tuned for some of beautiful dresses and tops; I must say that they have really out done themselves this time.

This new ready-to-wear line comes equipped with everything you need for summer travels, and everything you don’t:

Wash and wear (wrinkle free)? Check.

Elegant designs? Check.

The ability to mix and match to dress your look up or down (aka less shit to pack)? CHECK.

Are they a little pricey? Hell yeah, but hear me out: if you remember my post about the Carbon38 Tommaso Pants, you’ll remember that the cost is built in because these pieces are truly like having 4 outfits in one, all in different codes of dress. Sound a little more budget friendly now? Trust me, I got you. You won’t be disappointed.

Grab your passport, and grab some of my favorites must haves from the collection:

Los Angeles Dress

Barcelona Top

London Bell Sleeve Sleeve Top

Singapore Ruffle Top

Paris Slack

New York Top

Dubai Cropped Slack

I am loving the Hong Kong full sleeved sweatshirt, as it’s elegant enough to style up for the office, yet casual enough to wear around town on the daily. I highly recommend it for travel, as you’ll be able to repurpose your flight OOTD for something a little fancier, or even an evening walk on the beach!

What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Tag me in your Passport Collection posts on social media, I love seeing you guys styling pieces I’ve posted!

Thank you to Carbon38 for sponsoring this post.

Outfit Details

Sweatshirt: Hong Kong Sweatshirt, c/o Carbon38

Top: Something Borrowed Top, ADAY

Pants: Tommaso Pant, Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38

Sunglasses: It’s My Way Sunglasses, QUAY Australia

Makeup Details

Prep: Son & Park Beauty Water

Foundation: Laura Mercier Soft Luminous Foundation, in Linen

Primer: stila One Step Correct

Contour: Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

Lashes: Sephora Lashes Luxe, in Amour

Lips: Le Marc Lip Creme, in Slow Burn

Photos by Rachel of Rachel Radcliffe Photography

Makeup by Elisia at Sephora Embarcadero Center, hair by Drybar

The Most Versatile Pants You’ll Ever Wear

You’ve seen me post about these versatile pants several times before, but after owning them for six months, I honestly believe they deserve their own post. Over the past year, I have begun to simplify my life, and that also includes my wardrobe. If you’ve been to my apartment, you know what I’m talking about: my 15-foot long closet is completely stocked full of clothing, accessories, and bags. In an effort to pare down the excess and focus on the necessities, I have started to strategize what comes into my closet more closely, and the key element? Versatility.

Part of the spirit of my blog is finding transitional pieces that can work twice as hard when it comes to styling, so when Carbon38 started to create their own line of pieces that double as workout attire and street attire, I was pumped! I finally took the plunge when the first designer collaboration came out, the Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38 capsule. One of the staple pieces were the Tommaso Pants, and they were my impulse buy. From the day they arrived until now, I can confidently say they are some of my most worn bottoms, whether it be post workout or in the office! Ask any of my co-workers, and they’ll say they would never guess they were active wear. Pretty versatile, right?

Since summer is officially in full swing, I have been pairing these pants with my favorite dressy sandals of the season, the Rockstud Flip Flops. If you’re looking for a splurge pair of statement sandals, these are it! I bought them for my trip to Miami last year, and have never really taken them off. Talk about versatile! Try a pair of your own, or swap them out for a killer pair of platforms if you’re feeling a more bold look.

These pants have made dressing for work much more comfortable and have cut down on my dry cleaning bill as a result, which is amazing. It’s quite literally wash-and-wear, just like your leggings! While they have a higher price tag than most of my technical clothing, it’s a worthy investment being able to have its incredible versatility: it keeps my closet from getting cluttered by virtually replacing a pair of jeans, sweats, and slacks. Wish you could pack your regular work pants in your gym bag without ever getting wrinkled? You can with these. Sound a little more cost effective now?  Check them out while you can, as they’re selling out quick! I’m wearing a size S for reference.

Also- big heads up: Carbon38 will be releasing a new capsule full of summer resort wear that’s perfect for a night out or the office. Stay tuned for next week’s posts, I can’t wait to share it with you!

Outfit Details

Top: High Neck Striped Sweater, Victoria Beckham for Target (SOLD OUT), similar here

Pants: Tommaso Pant, Carbon38 (for 20% off use MGRAGG50)

Sandals: Rockstud Flip Flop, Valentino (price friendly option here)

Sunglasses: Chloe Sunglasses, TopFoxx in Rose Gold/Black

Makeup Details

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, in Natural Beige

Primer: c/o  Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light

Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Kit

Lips: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme, in Slow Bur

Lashes: House of Lashes x Sephora, in Everlasting

Brows: c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, in Medium Brown

Makeup c/o Nina @ Sephora Union Street

Photo by Christine of Christine Hanks Photography