Category Archives: Behind The Threads

5 Picks for Fall


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Fall is upon us and PlumpJackSport has the must have items for this season. These are our picks for the styles that will take you from the office to the bar and everywhere in between.
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Every wardrobe’s must-have this season is an army-style cargo jacket or vest. Our favorite picks are the Jack Argi Jacket and the Sanctuary Globe Trekker Vest. Either one of these essentials are sure to complete any autumn outfit.

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Layer this over a cream colored cashmere Crewneck Sweater from Velvet to feel luxuriously warm or a plain tee for those warmer fall days.

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This seems to be the season of the faux leather pant. When the plain black legging just isn’t enough, dress up any outfit with a pair of Alyssa Leggings from BB Dakota, or, my personal favorite, the Faux Leather Leggings from Spanks.

This whole look can be completed with a pair of Frye booties. We love the Reina bootie in black for a dressier look or the Anna Shortie in cognac for a more classic, everyday look.

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Accessorize with a chunky necklace and clutch from Big Buddha to take this look from day to night.
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All available at PlumpJackSport in Squaw Valley

 

Top Five Picks for Summer

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Fall & Winter might be right around the corner, but the weather is still beautiful and hot in Tahoe this time of year. Here are 5 must have’s in Tahoe this summer. Whether you’ll be lounging on the beach, lake or pool this summer these pieces are perfect for keeping you looking stylish this season. All items are available at PlumpJack Sport located in the Village at Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe.air max trainer

Fringe Bag from Big Buddha
Update your bag collection with a new shade and trend, fringe continues into this fall & winter.air max ltd 2

Two Piece from Tart Swim
An update on the traditional polk dot bikini, super cute and an easy fit.new balance mens sneakers

Sienna Tomboy Shorts by Level 99
Can’t go wrong with cutoffs while you are cruising down the bike path to the lake.new balance men shoes

Perfect Fit dress by Tysa Designs
In love with this dress & print! Throw it on after your hike or swim and wear it out to a casual dinner or happy hour. This versatile dress is a must have for your summer wardrobe.

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And you can’t forget the most essential accessory for summer, a pair of stylish shades. We love the green & blue statement mirror lenses from RayBan.free runs nike

Spring 2015: Here in A New York Minute

A view from the Empire State Building

A view from the Empire State Building

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We just got back from New York to buy for spring. While we arrived just after fashion week, style remained in the city and spring trends were the talk of the town. It was in the 70’s and sunny, so the timing was parallel to what’s on trend for spring. Think resort focused prints rich in botanical, fruit, bird and bold floral prints. Designer color palettes included pastels and brights. Denim trends offered small ‘knicks’ vs. distressed details, skinny slouchy fits and cool washed boyfriend cuts. Feminine inspired moto-jackets and printed jogger pants are a just a few fun trends that will also be present in spring and that pair great with classic pieces you already own.
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Some snaps from our NY fashion market we attend: Coterie

Some snaps from our NY fashion market we attend: Coterie

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Tory Burch looked fantastic, as always – comprised of raffia tweed, updated gingham prints, color-blocking and fringe details. Earth tones mixed with brights made for a fun spring color palette to appeal to bold and understated styles. Check out her spring runway show for the complete collections of looks, here.
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Our Tory Burch ready to wear rep, Alexis & myself and some of the Tory Burch spring collection.

Our Tory Burch ready to wear rep, Alexis & myself; along with some of the Tory Burch spring collection.

“We thought about construction and engineered patterns…textured knits paired with their digital-print counterparts.”

– Tory Burch

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Hilary and I, with a few Tory Burch spring runway looks.

Behind The Threads: Gorjana Jewelry

 

Gorjana jewelry is one of our absolute favorite jewelry lines at PlumpJackSport. Gorjana Reidel created the line in 2004 with the principle of creating, “current trends with timeless classics”. The collection focus is perfect for everyday and aesthetically appealing details create versatile style for any look.

I spoke with Gorjana about the line, jewelry essentials & her favorite pieces.

What has been your biggest inspiration in the development of Gorjana?
I am such a visual person that I get a lot of my ideas from everywhere, people  I see walking around, bloggers and magazines .  I will see what a girl is wearing and think a certain pair of earrings or a necklace would look really great with that outfit.  It comes from what I would love to have to accessorize my wardrobe.

Has a particular piece of jewelry become an icon for the line?
The Taner bar Necklace has definitely become the staple and by far the most popular.  It looks great on everyone and it goes with everything. It really is a must have piece.

How do you encompass the Gorjana customer in each piece you design?
We have a diverse group of customers so I try to design pieces that speak to different women.  Our pieces have a sense of timelessness and ease that gives our customers an opportunity to make them their own and wear them in a way that works best for them.

Who are your favorite fellow jewelry designers?
I have always really like Cathy Waterman’s pieces, they are so delicate, intricate and so beautiful.  I have also really liked some of the more edgy pieces that Eddie Borgo has, they are definitely more statement pieces but there is a clean feeling to them.

What are the three essential accessories every girl should own?

  • A great stud earring, stud earrings are so easy to wear and add a little sparkle to your face.
  • A simple and versatile necklace, something you can wear all the time and that can be layered with other pieces.
  • A great gold bracelet.  Lately I have been loving our cuffs, the alphabet cuff is one of my favorites because its so timeless and you can personalize it to have some extra meaning.

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Gorjana & Griffin has expanded well beyond jewelry at this point. Where do you see the brand in five years?
We are constantly evolving so that is so hard to say.  I see us making great accessories that we really love with a focus on jewelry as it is the original passion behind the brand.

Check out the latest Gorjana pieces at PlumpJackSport at The Carneros Inn! Call for an appointment to shop 707.299.4858

Behind The Threads: Tart Collections

Jamie and Dana Finegold of Tart Collections

Jamie and Dana Finegold of Tart Collections

“Quintessential California style.”

We’re excited to introduce our new series – Behind The Threads, where we’ll be talking with some of the faces behind the amazing brands we carry at PlumpJackSport.

We’ve carried bay area based line, Tart Collections, at PlumpJackSport for two years now and what attracted us to the line, was it’s effortless, fabulous fitting pieces and the super soft fabrics they have come to be known for. We sat down with husband and wife team, Jamie and Dana Finegold, owners of Tart Collections to talk about the creation of the line and why it works for every style.

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Jamie Finegold’s hobby of design sprouted while he was attending school at UC Santa Barbara. He got his start by making t-shirts for athletic teams and sororities on campus and people took notice quickly and soon made a name for himself. Dana and Jamie (high school sweethearts) soon became partners, and in 1996, with Dana’s advertising and business background and Jamie’s designs, they launched JD Fine & Co.. Establishing their line of sleepwear for children and women, it was picked up my major retailers and had a great response from customers. From there, they created Tart Collections in 2004 to hone in on their growing female customer base, creating a women’s wear line that is versatile and chic.

Since then, Tart Collections has gained attention and is now available online and in high-end department store retailers and boutiques. Jamie said he knew Dana and him were “doing something right” when the line gained more and more momentum through an increasing celebrity following from the likes of Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry and more. Jamie and Dana keep key cities in mind while designing, as each piece is weather tailored for ladies from all climates and with an emphasis on the pieces skimming the body just the right way. The super soft modal fabric that is consistent in each collection has become their signature feel.

The success of the company comes from the tight knit atmosphere of the staff at the Tart Collection offices. Jamie does the photography and oversees the design team and Dana oversees financials. They also have factories here in the bay area and have their sights set on manufacturing the entire line in the US, and to open Tart Collection retail stores so customers can get the full Tart experience.

For more information about the line and to see their latest collection, check out Tart Collections.