Monday, June 27, 2011

New school iconic

It may be debatable whether Jay-Z made the Yankees hat more famous than the Yankees can, but Kid Cudi recently claimed he made the Cleveland fitted more famous than the Indians. And speaking of Cleveland's most famous indie rapper, when I went to see him perform at last summer's Ohio Homecoming, I couldn't help but notice how many people were rocking this particular Tribe cap.  As the organization seems to be weening off the arguably racist Chief Wahoo, they're putting more emphasis on the new block letter "C" logo.

Originally derived from the design used in blue and white from 1910-1932, the block "C" seems to have caught on, offering a simplistic, vintage feel for the younger generation. And as a part of that younger generation that grew up with the Indians of the '90s, we so want, nay need something to cling to when it comes to pro baseball in C-Town.

So why am I explaining all of this? Because I bought one of course! I was rather anti-baseball cap for a while but with my current outdoor employment combined with the sheer awesomeness of these hats, I knew I had to have one. I was expecting to pay a lot more than I did when I walked into the Indians Team Shop during last week's Pirates game at the Jake. The intention was to buy my mother a Jack Hannahan jersey (and yes they do exist) but I had to take a look at the hat wall. I picked up the adjustable navy blue number, saw that it was just $20, checked myself out in the mirror and the decision was made!

I really feel that my immense Cleveland pride just wasn't complete without one. Throw it on with a CLE Clothing Co. tee and I am ready to spread the CLE love everywhere I go. In fact, I'm wearing it right now awaiting Lonnie Chisenhall's Indians debut tonight!

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's called a satchel

So I thought I'd kick off this new chapter of the blog with this quick post featuring a new bag a just ordered. I have been wanting a white leather satchel able to seamlessly transfer from elbow to shoulder to cross body. Versatility is key people! I was merely browsing the interwebs today when I came across this guy on ebay! Exactly what I was looking for with a little added flavor with that lacy, doily looking pattern on the front. I can't wait till the man in the brown suit drops it off on my front porch!

Jannel Fashion
P.S. - What do we think of the new layout? I sure had some fun making it :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blog tweakin'

So yet again it's been a few weeks since I've posted. I'm still mulling over what direction I want to take the blog in. I am really dedicated to all the amazing boutiques and shops in Cleveland. But I also want to make this blog interesting for everyone and be able to do up to a few posts per week. So I think I've decided to branch out a bit and blog about fashion in general. My twist however will obviously be that I live in Cleveland and the blog will be centered around Cleveland. Growing up and living here and being, at times, a very fashion obsessed person, it has always been somewhat difficult for me to connect the pictures I see in my monthly Vogue to normal life, especially in Ohio. By now I think I have a pretty firm grasp on it, but I'm always learning. That's where the blog comes in. I'm going to try to be that connection between high end fashion and current trends and what is available for the average Clevelander. I will still be writing about locally owned and indie boutiques in the area. This is still one of my favorite things about Cleveland and so many of these great places need to be known by everyone!
So the new direction of the blog will *hopefully* be starting as soon as possible! Summer is such a great time in C-Town and I'm really excited for all the fun and fashion I have to share with the blogosphere! Thanks to all my readers and I'm pumped for this new chapter in the blog :)