Hooray! Fall Sales Just Started!

Just in time for cooler temps, fall sales have just started happening. Though the temperatures in NYC continue to remain around 80 degrees, my mind has long since turned to layers and coziness, which is perfect since there are some great deals to be had!

This page will be updated with more sales as I learn of them, so stay tuned! 

Breaking News! Ace & Jig Spring 2018 Leaked Lookbook Photo & Writeup

Ace & Jig Spring 2018
It's happening! Vogue.com quietly posted the Ace & Jig Spring 2018 lookbook and review a few days ago on Friday October 6. The page appears to have been taken down shortly after it went live, and if you visit the page right now, it leads to an error.

But the page is real, and this intrepid blogger can prove it! I managed to salvage the image above along with the accompanying article, which has some very juicy tidbits of information indeed. The full review is copied in its entirety below. Bolded emphasis is my own.

For more information on the upcoming season: check out my other posts about Ace & Jig Spring 2018: A season preview gathered from Instagram and a slightly silly, speculative textile guide which is nonetheless helpful.

Where to find Ace & Jig Drop 2 Pieces - Fall 2017

Ace & Jig Fall 2017 is finally in stores, and pre-orders for September have shipped out, so it's time for a shopping guide! As before, all items are arranged by textile, and this time, I've added in some improvements — you can use the links below to jump to the textile you're looking for. 
Jump to: 
Jolie  |  Biscotti  |  Promenade  |  Parfait  |  Varsity  |  Outlaw  |  St. Honore

Unfamiliar with the textiles? Check out my Fall 2017 Textile Guide

Note: All photos are by Ace & Jig unless otherwise noted, but it takes a good amount of time and effort to organize and label these photo collections. If you use this site as a an image source, please credit "@aceandjig via @anotherthread" so that others can find their way here. Thank you!  

Closet Editing: How to do it the Lazy Girl Way

Ace & Jig Stack
This month is the third annual Slow Fashion October, created by one of my personal idols, Karen Templer of Fringe Association. As such, I wanted to take some moments to commit to digital ink my thoughts on various facets of Slow Fashion, and what it means to me. This is the first post in the (hopeful) series, and you can find them all via the Slow Fashion tag above. 

It is in their nature for fashion blogs, and fashion in general, to promote consumption, and despite my conflicted feelings about all of it, I am no exception to this. It's not difficult to see why: with very few exceptions, fashion companies are businesses that thrive on fulfilling desires that they themselves also create. So it might seem strange that I'm writing today not about consumption, but about the opposite: letting go, in more ways than one.

When closet editing, I experience two senses of letting go for each item, and the two rarely happen simultaneously, and each is different in terms of their challenges. The first one is the emotional aspect of letting go, about which you may have learned from that book. The second one is the physical act of letting go — as in, removing from one's home the things that have already been mentally released.

It may surprise you that it's this second sense of letting go that I actually find more difficult.

Mentally letting go is not easy, but it is mentally rather than physically taxing, and I have, in many cases, managed to do it — yes, even with Ace&Jig. I have been successful in compartmentalizing my emotional attachment to pieces that I once fondly wore, but which no longer fit my aesthetic (even if they fit my fairly static body).

Since I live in NYC, I have neither the luxury of a car to help me schlep heavy loads, nor the heart/financial recklessness to simply throw or give away my preloved-but-expensive-and-resellable clothing. Enter: Hoarding!

Okay, fine. Hoarding isn't actually a sustainable option either due to our notoriously small apartments. Enter: The RealReal, which celebrates its first annual National Consignment Day today, October 2nd. #neverthrowaway Note: this is, in fact, my very first sponsored post (!), but frankly, it's something I've been wanting to talk about anyways. I finally bit the bullet last month and consigned with them, after way too much time contemplating whether I could sell everything on my own (Spoiler: nope. Too lazy), and I'm so, SO glad I did.

A little over a month ago, before I went on my vacation to Australia,  I finally bagged up some designer shoes and clothes that had been gathering dust in my closet and set up a pickup with The RealReal. A few days later, a specialist visited my apartment to appraise my offerings (with an assist from my boyfriend). All of the items were efficiently accepted and whisked away, and all of the information was entered into and trackable via my RealReal account. The best part is definitely the ability to easily track sales both online and via the RealReal mobile app. So far, I have earned just under $400 from having sold 10 items — not a large sum, and certainly less than I had paid for them, but it's $400 more than I had before and significantly more space in my closet, all with minimal effort.

No, it's perhaps not the most lucrative endeavor, but it is absolutely the easiest way to get unloved clothing out of the house quickly while recouping some spending money. Given my specific circumstances (read: laziness), it's the best, and I'd highly recommend it as an option worth looking into!

How do you usually edit your closet? Where do you consign? Let me know in the comments below!

Starts Tonight! Ace & Jig Drop 4 Preorders for Fall 2017

Ace & Jig Poppy Tee in Halo
Extra! Extra! Drop 4 Ace & Jig pre-orders are happening tonight! If you're not yet familiar with the fourth drop textiles, now is the perfect time to study my (just updated) textile guide for the drop.

Hold on... Drop 3 preorders happened just 2 weeks ago, breaking this season's pattern of mid-month pre-orders. It is the last drop of the season, and it's a smaller one, with only 5 textiles, but this acceleration of schedule took me by surprise...

If the usual pattern holds, most retailers will be posting their wares at midnight EST, though Accompany usually drops earlier than that. Still, I'll be updating this space as I find out more and receive confirmation from retailers, so watch this post!

Preorders for this drop are expected to ship mid-October. 

New Ace & Jig at Shopbop — Just in time for a sale!

Ace & Jig Ruby Mini Dress in Gala — Shopbop Exclusive
Two new Ace & Jig styles have just dropped at Shopbop, and just in time for the last day of their sitewide sale! You'll find the Shopbop Exclusive Ruby Mini in Gala (above) and the Gemma Dress in Prism. Plus, get 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more with code EOTS17. This applies to nearly everything on the site, both sale and full price.

If you need order padding for that higher discount, take a look at the other Ace & Jig on offer as well as No. 6Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Baggu as well as their (huge) sale section.