Tuesday, August 31, 2010

End of Summer Sadness = Super Savings!

Summer's almost over and that makes us sad. So we decided to spread some cheer in the form of a very major TWO DAY ONLY SALE! Get up to 80% off at Mountains of the Moon by combining the special 30% coupon below* with our already hugely marked down styles! The 30% off coupon is good on your entire order, no matter what you order! But hurry... Like summer, this one-time offer ends very soon (Sept. 1st at 11:59 PM!).

And introducing... Our brand new vintage/used/recycled fashion line, Rediscovered!

The Ladies of Mountains of the Moon
View our August Newsletter in full right here.

*To redeem 30% off coupon, use code ENDOFSUMMER in coupon code box at www.mountainsofthemoon.com. Expires 9/02/2010. Coupon not valid toward purchase of gift certificates, and may not be used with payments made by gift certificates or store credits, or in conjunction with other coupons. Must be entered at check-out to redeem.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

color inspiration

These are a few of the many photos the boyfriend and I snapped with with our Holga camera over the summer.  There's just something about taking photographs without the "convenience" of being able to view them immediately (a la digital cameras) that adds a new layer to the creative process.  Despite these being summer shots, there are colors throughout them that are quite inspiring for fall fashion...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lollapalooza Festival Fashion Wrap-Up

We know, it's been an entire week since Lollapalooza and we promised pictures right away, but it's been a mighty hectic week around here folks. If you follow us on Twitter, you might have caught our live tweets. For the rest of y'all, below are some of our favorite looks from both backstage and in the audience. Enjoy!


We adored the contrast of the ultra-feminine sheer lace top paired with cut-off jean shorts and boots.

Loved the fringed boots with casual tank and short shorts backstage at Stars.

Jade Castrinos of Edward Sharpe in a floaty boho-meet-church-lady floral maxi dress.

Adorable future trend-setter in gypsy chic!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

And the "What Inspires You" Winner Is...

Big thanks to all of you who contributed so many incredible quotes, sayings, and song lyrics to our Facebook "What Inspires You?" Contest! All of them (and your explanations as to why they inspire you) were a joy for us to read; so much so that we compiled them into a file to help inspire us everyday here at Mountains of the Moon.  Yep, that good.

It truly wasn't easy to choose a winner because all of the entries were all so thoughtful and moving, but in the end, we could only pick one... And that one is:

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?" - Rose Kennedy

We chose this quote because it so simply expresses such a profound statement: As humans, we have a choice in how we view circumstances and whether we focus on the positive or the negative. Each of us will experience suffering in our lives, but how that suffering affects us in the long run depends on how we react. If you make the conscious decision to treat every situation as a blessing in some way, life suddenly feels much more balanced. Just as birds chirp and sing after terrible storms, we can choose to embrace the positive attributes of our lives, and learn to view struggles and pain as lessons that teach us to enjoy life's simple pleasures. And besides, without adversity, how would we appreciate the beauty of life?  If it didn't rain, would we appreciate the sunshine? Without sadness, would we realize the worth of happiness?

As our winner (congrats Alicia Nieto!) said of this quote, "it is a great wayto think of how things happen for a reason, and that you will grow from them."

Again, we're so grateful to all of you who shared your quotes with us and Mountains of the Moon's fans. Please continue to feel free to post anything that you find inspirational on our Official Facebook Page – you just might make someone's day. And stay tuned for future contests!

The Mountains of the Moon Eco.Fashion Team

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

End of Summer Sale at Mountains of the Moon!

End of summer = booooooo.
Sustainable style sale = yaaaaay!

The final pieces from the Summer 2010 Collection now at 15% to 50% off at Mountains of the Moon...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Festival Fashion: Lollapalooza!

One thing we love about living in Chicago (other than the balmy winters, and yes that is sarcasm) is the wealth of music festivals this city has to offer. From Wicker Park Fest to Pitchfork to a plethora of street fests, some of the best summer music events in the country take place here. Of course, besides the music, our favorite part of attending these fests is the fashion, and no festival has more style than Lollapalooza (which is happening today through Sunday in beautiful Grant Park).

Like the music line-up, anything goes in terms of style at Lolla. I love watching (and snapping photos of) people in looks that range from hippie chic to rocker to full-on costume. (Side note: please out-of-towners, remember that our summers are like our winters - extreme. Skinny jeans are not a good choice before sunset). Stay tuned to our Twitter Page tomorrow for tweets and pics from both backstage and in the audience of some of our favorite looks from Lolla 2010.

To tide you over, below are a few photos we snapped at Lolla 2009.

xo, melissa

P.S. Lollapalooza is also a pioneer in terms of music festival greening.

Post rain layering. 

Not a big fan of the tiger print halter, but liked the Joan Jett vibe of these ladies in their full-on rocker gear.

Loved the stripes and minimalistic style of this knit dress -
perfect for the heat.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What Inspires You? (Post a Quote, Win a $30 Gift Certificate!)

Here at the Mountains of the Moon HQ, we have quotes, sayings, and song lyrics plastered all over the office to inspire us and remind us of the things that are truly important. You may have noticed we've been sharing some of these quotes lately on our facebook page and here on the Smart. Sustainable. Style. blog, in hopes of inspiring you as well!

Now it's your turn... What is YOUR favorite quote, saying, or song lyric? Post it on our facebook page and tell us why it inspires, encourages, or motivates you. We'll pick our favorite on August 9th, and the winner will receive a $30 Mountains of the Moon Gift Certificate!