lily schlosser

lily schlosser

@eliandbarry

Handmade clothing for everyday wear. Slow fashion, lots of knitting and reflections on aliveness. Denver, CO. Shop below - - - >
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I'm so excited to be participating in the winter 10 x 10 wardrobe challenge, which was created by Lee of one of my favorite style blogs, @stylebee. It begins tomorrow (January 19th) and a few of my Insta-buds ( @clairemadeit and @thethoughtfulcloset) are doing it, as well. In this challenge, we'll be taking 10 items from our closets and styling 10 different looks over the course of 10 days. Accessories are unlimited and things like workout clothes and loungewear won't count towards our 10 pieces (whew!) It's that simple and I think it's a great creative challenge, as well as a practice in looking to what you already have in your wardrobe instead of buying something new. I love this idea because we live in a culture that encourages a "buy, buy, buy" mentality that often leaves us drained and hollow. I want to continue down this path of consuming less and coming up with more ways to wear what I already own. I also feel like this challenge will help me get dressed for the day. Since I work for myself AND from home, I don't always have the motivation to get gussied up. And I often get my morning workout in and end up in workout clothes for the rest of the day. I'm hoping this challenge will help me make the transition from workout gear to beautiful styled looks. I'm also really looking forward to connecting with this community of conscious women and see everyone's outfits! You can visit my blog to see my 10 items, but I'll be posting my 10 outfits and spur of the moment reflections on this challenge here on Instagram. Let's do this, y'all!

17 Hours ago
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This plant: not dead yet. This hand-knit cardigan: a surprising new wardrobe staple.

1 Days ago
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The last tunic 1 in textured silk noil made its way to @smartandbecker, a new shop that’s opening next month in Knoxville, TN! Welcome to the fam, @smartandbecker. 👏❤️😘

2 Days ago
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I was inspired by @calivintage with this look who recently styled one of my tops on her blog. 😊 You should go check it out! I’m wearing t-shirt 3 in canvas, champion necklace (an old design of mine) and a pair of self-drafted wide leg jeans with an elastic waist.

5 Days ago
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Whatever makes you happy: carry it with you. Tool belt 1 in canvas is in my shop.

6 Days ago
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I love how much I still believe in these pieces even though I look at them all the time, sew them all the time, photograph them all the time and post about them all the time. I hope that’s a sign of their longevity and I hope the wearer can feel the amount of hope/work/passion I put behind these clothes. Pant 1, t-shirt 3 and tool belt 1 are all available using the link in my profile.

7 Days ago
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The following words recently landed in my inbox: “I just wanted to let you know that I am blown away by the two pieces I ordered from you. I have had a rather rough year physically, which ended up with me putting on quite a few more pounds than I have been used to. It has been a real challenge for me to take the plunge to order clothes in the appropriate size. Your clothes not only fit comfortably, but they are extremely flattering. I feel like a whole new me. Not only that, but wearing your work of art has helped me not only accept, but also embrace my body in the shape and form it is now.” There have been plenty of times in my career (and in my life) when I’ve felt like a fraud. I can find all the reasons to deny myself the pride and confidence that I’m now learning to embody. These words hit me hard and haven’t left me since. Thank you for sharing this with me and for making me feel like I should keep doing what I’m doing.

8 Days ago
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Somebody recently told me that our cells completely turn over approximately every 28 years. I’ll be 30 one month from today. New body, new breath.

9 Days ago
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It’s about time to add more racks to store new patterns. I also started planning out what I’ll be offering this spring! I tend to feel a bit melancholy alter the holidays, but I’m moving gently back into work and it feels nice.

16 Days ago
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Clothes to keep you warm as you continue to grow in 2018. 💕 Pullover 2 and tool belt 1 are in my web shop (link in profile).

17 Days ago
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Okay, lovies, let’s make a deal for 2018. You take care of that beautiful body of yours and I’ll keep making the clothes that I hope make you feel at home in that body. Sound good?

21 Days ago
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Anybody else excited to declutter post-holiday? 🙋🏼‍♀️

22 Days ago
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⚫️ + 🌞 (pullover 2 is available using the link in my profile.)

29 Days ago
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The loveliest stack. I enjoyed making this order for a customer and I’m reminded of how much I love these colors together. That’s pant 1 in mushroom + pullover 2 in tea, available online.

30 Days ago
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Some people ask me if the canvas of t-shirt 3 will soften over time. The answer is yes, but that’s not why I chose this fabric. I’m in love with the way that canvas creates shape. I’ve said it before, but wearing canvas (especially as a top) is like wearing sculpture. So when other people say they love the structure of canvas, I know we are kindred spirits.

33 Days ago
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Will the thrill of wearing a me-made outfit ever wear off? Doubtful. Also, how do you like my new 🤓?

34 Days ago
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I like fall and winter. When I tell people this, they sort of look at me like I'm crazy. But spring and summer are not the seasons that make me feel most at home. When the weather starts to get cold, I feel myself begin to turn inward. I'm someone who loves to be cozy; all curled up on our old couch with a cup of tea and my newest (or neglected) knitting project. I feel a little tension with this practice in spring and summer when the weather begs for us to be outside. In fall, I feel the first inklings of that grounding in, of the chance to inhabit our little home with my husband and dog and just rest. By the time winter rolls in, I'm fully ready to hibernate. “Cinder” pieces were created for winter and I’m so happy you all have been loving them as much as I do. T-shirt 3 and pant 1 in ⚫️ are available using the link in my profile.

35 Days ago
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One of my biggest challenges in running my business (and in my life) is being okay with the ebb and flow. Sometimes things get really slow with online orders and events. That can really derail me and make me feel like I’m failing. Then things pick up and I forget that I ever felt that way. I’m setting an intention to have faith and remain grounded through the ups and downs. One fantastic thing about slow times with my business is that I get to make for myself and recharge. All of this is to say that you guys kept me busy this holiday season and I appreciate it more than I can express.

36 Days ago
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I haven’t talked about this aspect of my business yet, but I’ve been taking custom orders! I’ve added length to tops and made current styles in different fabrics. Message me if you have an idea rolling around that beautiful head of yours and I’ll see if I can make it happen.

37 Days ago
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So excited to add @backtalkpdx to the Eli & Barry fam! If you’re in Portland, be sure to check out this amazing shop. They’ll have a selection of my clothes by the end of the week! 👏👏👏

38 Days ago
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Resting today before more partying tonight. Come see me at @meekvintage from 7-10pm.

40 Days ago
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When did all the tools and notions for making get so darn cute?

41 Days ago
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Old photo, but the sentiment remains true. I’ll be at the @yore.us holiday market with tons of other vendors at the St. Vrain from 5-9pm tomorrow (12/8). I’ll also be popping up at @meekvintage during their holiday party from 7-10pm on Saturday (12/9). I have the most stock I’ve ever had to bring to these events so come get your holiday shopping done and support small businesses! 💃

42 Days ago
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Gratitude today. For the help I have this holiday season with Eli & Barry orders (thank you @ac_makes). For having space because of that help to prep for events, add a new stockist to the E&B family (I’m comin’ for you @backtalkpdx) and make just for myself. Which I realized is sort of like making for my business since, a lot of times, I’m testing out new designs. I’m grateful for @yore.us and @meekvintage for hosting me this weekend for two festive pop-ups. I’ve been a little off these past couple of weeks and this gratitude practice brought me back to presence. What a year, friends, what a year.

43 Days ago
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The colors "tea" and "mushroom" that I offered this fall are very reflective of the season. They are colors of the earth, of grounding in and getting ready to nest. "Cinder" is the color of winter. Maybe because it represents "death," but not in a traditional sense. "Cinder" means the plants and animals are curled in for the season, but they will be reborn. We can't have the rebirth of spring without the dark of winter. Pant 1 in cinder is available online.

45 Days ago
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Just a little reminder that you have until this evening to place your E&B order in time for it to arrive by Christmas! Abena wears tunic 1 and pant 1, both available online.

46 Days ago
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One of my lovely customers, Linda, in her t-shirt 3 doing one of my favorite things...knitting that dang sweater. Love seeing you all living in your E&B! Keep ‘em coming. ❤️

48 Days ago
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HOLIDAY DEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT! If you’d like to give the gift of Eli & Barry for Christmas, I need your orders by this Sunday evening, December 3rd! If you’d like to wear Eli & Barry on Christmas Day (might I suggest pant 1 and pullover 2 in “cinder” canvas which launched yesterday?) then I still need your order by this Sunday evening, December 3rd. If you celebrate another holiday and want to give the gift or wear the gift of Eli & Barry, I really just need your order by this Sunday, December 3rd. But it will arrive by Christmas. Sorry I didn’t think to challenge that norm earlier. 🤷‍♀️

49 Days ago
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“Cinder” canvas is live, ya’ll! I’m really proud of this launch. I shot these items on two models with different bodies and different heights and it truly made my heart sing to see my clothes on both of them looking fantastic. Check out the blog for more about these pieces and shop using the link in my profile!

51 Days ago
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Tool belt 1 in hemp organic cotton canvas launches TOMORROW along with t-shirt 3, pullover 2 and pant 1 all in the color “cinder” (⚫️). I’m feeling so grateful that I now have help sewing orders (I’ll formally introduce you to @ac_makes soon) because it gives me the ability to be more focused on the other aspects of my business. Guys, launches are the best and they give me butterflies and heart palpitations and sometimes a tummy ache, but mostly butterflies.

51 Days ago
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Winter: the season of the pullover (and handmade sweaters and wooly socks). I also have three exciting updates to share with you this cyber Monday! The first is that canvas pieces in “cinder” (⚫️) will be launching THIS WEEK. With that launch, I will be extending sizing for pant 1. I’ll be adding open size 0 (a traditional 00) and open size 12 (a traditional size 22). If you’d like to shop in person with me this holiday season, I will be popping up at the @yore.us holiday market with lots of other local vendors on Friday, December 8th from 5-9pm at the St. Vrain in Longmont. There’s a flyer with all the details in my Stories.

52 Days ago
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“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” I’ve heard this quote before (not sure who said it originally), but I smiled when I saw it on one of my stockist’s, @shopgoldyn, page today. And it’s true. I was at the gym this morning and I saw an order come through and I, quite literally, got off my machine and danced. Happy Small Business Saturday. Yesterday I linked to a few of my favorite conscious bloggers and small businesses. Instagram cut me off at 20, so there are more tagged today. ❤️

54 Days ago
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I have a pretty negative association with black Friday. I think of droves of people in lines outside of big box stores, forgetting each other's humanity and ignoring the reality behind unmindful consumerism and the unethical production of the goods we buy. But we can change it. Today, I looked out for sales from the small brands I love and believe in. Then I referred to my pared down list of items that would fit well into my wardrobe/life and made two purchases. Neither were on sale, but I had had my eye on both for quite some time and wanted to support these brands, every day, but on this day especially. If you’re shopping today, think about who you’re buying from and what their contribution is to the world. I’ve also tagged a few of my favorite ethical brands and conscious bloggers to engage with. Grateful for this community today and every day.

55 Days ago