The Fluidity of Time

This post is by TSALT Director of Finance Charlene Sinkin. Thank you, Charlene! 

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, even though it has seemed to last forever this year. It’s funny how time can seem to drag on and on, yet it’s gone before you know it. The gap between how time passes and how we experience it has always been a curious thing to me. It’s also interesting how our concept of time varies with different aspects of our lives.

When it comes to fashion and our wardrobes, the concept of time is thought of more in terms of timeliness. Unless we’re feeling particularly nostalgic about that Bruce Springsteen t-shirt from forever ago, we usually want to be wearing clothing that is current, or timely, and definitely not “dated.” But we also love those pieces that are timeless in their design. We can wear them for years, dress them up or down, or add a complementary piece to make them look brand new.

These are some of the pieces we have at TSALT that will stand the test of time and that you’ll be reaching for time after time!

1. Smythe Long Notched Blazer in Chalk. Original retail $595, on sale $178. This is a classic ivory silk blazer that is the perfect summer weight to layer over a sleeveless shell. For fall, this blazer can also be paired with all black underneath, such as a black turtleneck and pants making this a year-round staple. The black detail on the front and sleeve buttons really make all black complementary pieces classic and effortlessly chic. You can also dress down the look by wearing it with denim and a pair of your favorite sneakers.



2. Santorelli Olina Dress in Black. Original retail $445, on sale $133. This is a fun take on the traditional LBD (little black dress) with a flirty ruffle hitting at just the right spot. Santorelli is known for its impeccable tailoring and this dress is no exception! This fabric is made for year-round versatility because you can pair it with a strappy sandal for the warmer months and then switch to a closed-toe pump when the temperature drops. This piece is an elegant staple that will always be “event” ready.


3. Cambio Rosa Pant in Black. Original retail $269, on sale $81. This tailored skinny trouser will instantly become a workhorse in your wardrobe. You can dress them up with a sleek sandal or pump and then turn around and wear them with a bootie or sneaker for a more casual vibe. The best part about this pant is that it is as comfortable as your favorite sweatpants, but looks like an elevated skinny pant with the front seam down the length of the pant. This pant is sold out year after year by Cambio and we know why!



So here we are, halfway through August, and already making our plans for fall projects and activities. For us, that means clearing out our summer inventory to make way for the next season. Our End of Summer Sale is happening right now at TSALT!


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