I am quite an avid blog reader. Each morning, I surf my favorite blogs for the daily update. I consider this my version of reading the newspaper (oops!). One of my favorite bloggers, the ever popular White Lightning, turned me onto a local brand called Built by Wendy. After taking a peek at the collections, I was so excited about it (I love learning about different designers almost as much as I love reading blogs)!
This New York based clothing line was founded in 1991 by head designer, Wendy Mullins. However, it wasn’t until 1998 until a Built by Wendy store was opened. Wendy Mullins creates a collection each season, drawing on reoccurring inspirations for her designs. I especially love the way she chooses to translate her obsession with prep school and summer vacation, as well as music and movies, to fit the style of the season. This inspirations combine to form a retro chic line with visible individual flavor and spunk. Thankfully, Wendy Mullins draws from many themes for her designs; because of this, her line offers a perfect item for the personal style of a spectrum of shoppers.
From her Spring/Summer 2009 line, I am absolutely in love with the Cotton Cloth Crop Jacket. Trying out the blazer trend is easy with this simple, yet classy wardrobe staple. The summer jacket’s crisp lines and looser fit create a boyishly, sexy silhouette. Perfect for pairing over a billowing tee or summer frock, this jacket is sure to complete any summer outfit. I love the way Built by Wendy styled the Cotton Cloth Crop Jacket. With a floral peasant top and high waisted jeans, a sophisticated, yet casual look can be easily achieved, and this look can easily be taken from day to night.
Be sure to check out Wendy Mullins clothing line at their site. Believe me – after one quick browse you will be wishing you were built by wendy, too!