Top 5: Lizzie Garrett Mettler, Author/Entrepreneur





Lizzie, shown here with her adorable baby boy, is a freelance writer for the likes of the L.A. Times, Vogue, and Bon Appétit. But she is probably most known for her inspirational book Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion which is loosely based on her award-winning blog Tomboy Style that she ran from 2010-2015. Now she runs her fun online retail store and travel site called The Reed, which she says is going through some major changes (stay tuned). Lizzie’s got such a cool, unstudied sensibility so she is perfect for a Top 5, don’t you think?


 1. Google Home “I’m not really a techy person, but this has been a super helpful gizmo in our nursery. It tells me the time when I’m holding my newborn, plays KPCC when I’m feeding him, can turn down my thermostat, tells me the weather, plays my Spotify playlists, all totally hands- free which is huge.”
2. Kletterwerks Totepack “There’s already a hands-free theme happening here, but instead of a shoulder bag as a diaper bag or a gym bag, I use this. It’s so easy.”
3. Everyday Oil “I love products that perform well, that don’t make your life more complicated or cost a ton. This smells so delicious and I basically just use it for everything. Its directions are simple: Use every day. All over.”
4. Adidas Stan Smiths “I’ve been wearing these since 1995 for almost every occasion (except actually playing tennis of course). They’re just a simple-looking sneaker that plays well with others.”


5. Heidi Merrick Drake tee shirts “Heidi is one of my favorite designers—she creates the most fantastic clothing for the elegant tomboy, and it’s all so her. I cannot and will not live without these tee shirts. They are the perfect cut, the perfect drape, they look great with jeans, leggings, trousers. I snagged my black and white striped one on a fence the other day and I think I cried a little.”



  • April 12, 2017

    joanna goddard

    love lizzie!! this was great.

  • April 12, 2017


    Tomboy Style is a STAPLE in my house – required reading for my daughter (HA!) But seriously, so stoked you featured her. She is an amazing writer and I love her down to earth style. Thanks!

  • April 13, 2017


    I love this top 5!

  • April 13, 2017


    I miss the Tomboy Style blog so much! I beg you to bring it back! : )

    • April 16, 2017


      Me too!

  • April 15, 2017

    Ita Darling

    So glad to see she is making a new comeback! I was just thinking about TS The other day and how much I missed it!