Ace & Jig = Love for Textiles

I hardly can believe winter is almost behind us which means it’s about that time to shed our coats, scarves and boots and move on to the light and airy world of spring.  I always get antsy about this time every season….anxious to move onto the next season.  When I hit this point, I tend to get overwhelmed thinking “What in the world will my style bring this season?”.  I typically have no clue but always calm myself down by starting with the basics.

When I’m searching for my “new look” it seems Ace & Jig is one of the first places I go to look for my “base” pieces.  Although their design is far from basic (prints, patterns, colors), I love to take an Ace & Jig piece and put a spin on it.  This is very easy to do as their designs are all about versatility. After seeing Ace & Jig’s Spring 2012 line, I see this year will be no different.

Yep!  It’s pretty fabulous and I can tell you at least two if not more of these looks will be part of my spring/summer wardrobe and some of my daily wears.

I also love the story behind these designers. Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson met in 2001 as interns at a New York lifestyle store. Through the years they worked together on and off, either lived together or blocks away from each other, got married around the same time (were bridesmaids in each others weddings), had kids around the same time and now they both live in Brooklyn. Ace & Jig was named for the initials of their firstborns: Cary’s daughter, Alice, and Jenna’s son, James.  They’re both obsessed with textiles which inspired this line. They look to “create effortless clothes where the fabric can speak for itself”. Cary and Jenna do everything from scratch, from choosing the color and size of the yarn to determining the texture and pattern.  They work with a small factory in India that weaves each material by hand.  To quote Jenna ““All of our designs—you can pull them over your head, you can wash them, and they can go in the dryer. It’s an effortless kind of styling.”

Inspiration on so many fronts.  Gotta love it!

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