Lily Schlosser

the ease…

Ahhh the ease of a simple t-shirt. The ease of a simple t-shirt made of silk. The ease of a simple t-shirt made of silk that I designed and made for my recent clothing launch at Eli & Barry. So, actually, none of that is easy, but the fit if this tee is easy and it’s quickly become a staple in my own closet. I designed it to pair with high-waisted trousers, which is pretty much all I’m wearing these days. The raw silk gives it a casual feel while still having lovely drape. Clearly I’m a fan…as I should be.

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t-shirt – eli & barry (my apparel line)

pants – handmade by me based on 100 act’s of sewing pants no. 1 pattern (with a few alterations)

shoes – shoemint (old, but these are similar and AWESOME)

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eli & barry clothing is live

Well, just a short post for you all today, but it contains some exciting information. The first is that I launched Eli & Barry clothing yesterday and the second is that I’m wearing the Eli & Barry pullover 1 and Champion Necklace with a new sand-colored leather cord below! There will be much more about the process of launching the clothing portion of my business and what I’ve designed later on, but today I’m just basking in the afterglow of the hard work it took to get to this place.

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top – eli & barry (my apparel line!)

jeans – madewell

shoes – c/o everlane

bag – vintage

necklace – eli & barry (my apparel line!)

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new mexico travel guide

After some interest via Instagram, I wanted to share with you all a few of our favorite spots we visited during our trip to New Mexico last month! We chose New Mexico for our vacation because it’s an easy drive from Denver (about 5.5 hours to Santa Fe) and New Mexico is a magical place. More on THAT below.

So here’s how our we spent our trip: we stopped in Taos for two nights on our way out to Santa Fe. Looking back we’d probably do just one night in Taos since it is quite small (population size 5,000) and you can cover a lot of ground in a shorter amount of time. We went on to Santa Fe for four nights which was a perfect amount of time to explore a lot of what the city has to offer. And then we finished our trip out with a three night stay at the Mineral Springs Resort and Spa in Ojo Caliente which was very relaxing.

So here’s my suggested breakdown of how I’d spend our trip if we did it again: one night in Taos, four nights in Santa Fe with a day trip to Espanola, and one night stay the resort at Ojo Caliente.

Below you’ll find a list of my favorite things we did in each place.


Bent Street – this is your street for galleries, shops and all around quaintness. A great first walk after a long drive to stretch those legs out.

Taos Pueblo – beautiful structures and important lessons in history.

Common Thread – I found this adorable little fabric shop in the plaza right off of Bent Street and was utterly thrilled. You’ll find anything from gorgeous Pendleton textiles to raw silk.

The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn – they have live music in the lobby every night and a great patio. We actually stayed at the Inn for the duration of the Taos portion of our trip which was completely comfortable, but not outstanding. It’s still a fun spot to visit since it’s been around for so long.

The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House – after a long day of travel and walking, we just wanted some comfort food! This place looks pretty un-assuming, but the food was delicious and you can obviously get a great beer while you munch.

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So many adorable corners to discover along Bent Street.

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Taos Pueblo

Santa Fe 

Meow Wolf – watch this Ted talk and then go see for yourself. This art experience boasts 20,000 square feet of interactive fun. I would suggest going during the week and right at open (10am). We practically had the place to ourselves and we heard that it can be very crowded during the weekend. I was a little nervous going in because of the passageways and crawl spaces since I’m claustrophobic, but I did just fine. Go early if you get anxious in crowded/small spaces!

Santa Fe Dry Goods/Workshop – The two most outstanding boutiques in Santa Fe and owned by the same folks. Workshop is the newer of the two and it carries beautiful clothes at a lower price point than its sister store (favorite brands I found were Black Crane, Rundholz and Trippen). Santa Fe Dry Goods is where I got to see clothes by clothing designer Issey Miyake for the first time in person and I couldn’t help but smile at the outrageous and sculptural silhouettes. Both stores are a must see.

Native American Vendors Program – there’s a whole lot of gorgeous jewelry to purchase in Santa Fe and a lot of the stores charge big bucks for turquoise jewelry made by Native American artisans. Why not go straight to the source and purchase some jewelry from the Native American Vendors Program? They are set up just off of the main plaza in the Palace of the Governors Mansion walkway. Vendors are there most days, but weekends seem to bring the most vendors. It’s a great place to buy gifts for your loved ones, like the person who watered your plants and took care of your dog while you were gone. :)

Beestro – I’m not even a sandwich person and I wanted to go to this grab-and-go deli more than once while we were in town. The soups are delicious and the club sandwich is out of this world.

Hotel Saint Francis – this historic hotel has a gorgeous lobby and a great patio for sipping your five o’clock drink. We stayed here for the duration of our Santa Fe visit. The hotel is beautiful, but quite old and creaky. Our room was very small and felt a little cramped for four nights. In the future, we’d probably find a great Airbnb or rent a casita for our stay.

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meow wolf

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The tunic that I purchased from Workshop by Berlin-based designer Rundholtz

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My touch-of-turquoise earrings from the Native American Vendors Program


Española Valley Fiber Arts Center – we took a day trip to Espanola specifically to visit the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC). The EVFAC is a non-profit organization that supports fiber artists with education, resources and supplies for sale. We did their walk in and weave class and it did not disappoint. An instructor taught us how to use the loom and James and I both got to weave small rugs. It was definitely a highlight and we loved being able to take a part of our trip home with us.

El Parasol – we took a break in the middle of our weaving day and had a delicious lunch at this gem of a restaurant. They have a taco stand outside which is a great option if you don’t want a sit-down meal.

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Ojo Caliente

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa – the town of Ojo Caliente is famous for its hot springs that are said to have healing powers. We stayed a few nights at the lovely resort that house the hot springs. We tried out each pool and delighted in the natural mud fountain (my skin looked great!) The restaurant at the resort (the only one) is pricey but very delicious and is a great finish to a day of hot springs lounging. The resort also hosts yoga classes in their yoga yurt, which was a cool experience.

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signs of a good day – favorite bathing suit and tevas

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yoga in the yoga yurt

And that’s about it! Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to bookmark/Pin this post for future reference.

Lily Schlosser

city living

Living in a growing city like Denver has made it so my husband and I are more commited than ever to alternative forms of transportation. Parking your car here and driving on the highway can be a total nightmare. We are a one car family and my husband rides his bike pretty much everywhere, including work. So when we decided to bike to Renegade Craft Fair a few weekends back, I needed an outfit that was comfortable and would protect me against the pre-fall chill in the air. Enter the new pants I made based on Sonya Philip’s 100 Acts of Sewing Pants No. 1 pattern. I made some alterations to the pattern and ended up having an inseam pocket fail, but it all ended well with a good taper and cute patch pockets. I threw on the hardworking Jacket Top from Han Starnes and a pair of clogs meant for walking and I was ready for cycling through the city. Just another example of a (mostly) handmade outfit that is ethically produced and tailored (ha!) to fit my lifestyle.
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t0p – han starnes

pants – handmade by me based on 100 acts of sewing pants no. 1 pattern

clogs – dansko (purchased from Poshmark)

necklace – two hands full (another Colorado maker!)


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How many times can I say it season after season? Elizabeth Suzann has done it again with her newest collection centered around cold weather basics. My picks below!

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ida trench 

harper dress

tilda pant 

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