02.20.17

MARDI GRAS INDIANS

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my boyfriend is from new orleans and was telling me about the mardi gras indians this morning over coffee. i was super inspired when i saw photos of them. i would love to see this parade in person! just look at these amazingly intricate costumes…

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02.20.17

STYLED \ 04

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i could write four posts on t-shirts alone because that’s how much i believe in them as a wardrobe staple and how much it impacts your closet to have a few strong go-to options at all times. black, white, grey, a stripe and a couple of low key graphic ones if that’s your thing. they are the key component to so many outfits and you’ll feel like you can get dressed much faster if you have t-shirts that you love and that fit well. you can layer them under jackets, sweaters and even dresses, wear them with everything from causal jeans to overalls and fancy skirts. i promise that a great t-shirt is always a welcomed addition to any closet and most likely something you’re missing. you’ll notice that almost all of inspiration picks show a crew neck t-shirt but if you are busty (like myself) a v-neck is generally more flattering. i also like to have few sleeveless options too. – joanie

Velvet v-neck tee ($70) – i really like the tee’s from Velvet. yes, i know they are $70 but they often have great sales and you’ll wear the heck out of it. i have included a lot of budget friendly options but also some that’s i’ve tried and love that are expensive too. i also love the black scoop neck tee.
Zara tee with full sleeve ($10) – i love the romantic touch of the full sleeve that is slightly gathered at the shoulder. it’s sweet without being too girly.
H&M linen t-shirt ($7) – i love a linen t-shirt. they have a worn in look that is hard to achieve with other fabrics and they really lay nicely against the skin and they also wear in well with time.
Zara cropped Ramones tee ($20) – i think there is a time and a place for a graphic t-shirt. i like this one because of the subdued colors and i’d like it paired with a full skirt or under a fitted jacket.
Which We Want ribbed tee ($48) – cropped, ribbed and super fitted. this is a killer layering piece. and i love ribbed anything!
Re/Done pocket tee ($80) – i’m annoyed with myself for liking this $80 t-shirt. i bought one at a re/done sample sale and i wear it all of the time. the cotton is perfectly worn in, thin but not too thin and the pocket is a nice touch. i like bigger t-shirts tucked in, gives you some definition at the waist with a casual ease in the fit.
Elkin Asshole Tee ($72) – i was gifted this by a friend and have worn it non-stop since. it’s currently sold out but you can leave your email address and they’ll let you know when they re-stock.
Brandy Melville Tee ($16) – this is one of my favorite t-shirt finds of all time. this store is geared toward teens but they happen to make amazing basics. they only come in one size (small/medium) which is a bummer but if that’s your size you’re going to be thrilled to know about them.
Topshop t-shirt ($48) – i love the off white color and the seamless shoulders. the cut of it has an effortless relaxed feel.

and some inspiration…

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image source: 1, 2, 3, 4 (the Sartorialist), 5 (time for fashion), 6 (pop sugar), 7 (Harpers Bazar), 8 (Who What Wear),  and 9 (Funky for Me)

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02.17.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 51

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mirrors are a great way to make a space brighter and appear more open, but while rectangular mirrors are everywhere round mirrors make a striking contrast to rectangular-centric spaces. tables, desks, and even sofas form rectangular shapes throughout most rooms. the circular shape, on the other hand, adds  unique character while making a space look much bigger: think a round mirror above a rectangular table or desk for contrast. round mirrors are inspiring in an entryway or bathroom, but you can try this look in almost any space. shop this visual and bold look below! erika

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02.16.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / 178

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morgan blake made these pretty desktops for us this week. loving the beach scenes. click through below to download all of the desktops, and get these for your wall in her print shop!

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

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02.15.17

STYLED / 03

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denim is my go-to and my closet is filled with all different types, cropped, wide leg, boyfriend, skinny, you name it. i would say that there is an abundance of skinny jeans out there which are great and have a rightful place in your closet but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. skinny jeans work well with oversized sweaters, or longer coats but they don’t, because of how form fitted they are, always work as well with shorter items, like a cropped sweater or just a simple t-shirt tucked in. i rounded up a few denim options that aren’t skinny jeans but are also not completely oversized bell bottoms. there is a lot of middle ground with denim and i think these are are all fun and versatile options for any closet.  – joanie

 

ASOS Pencil denim with split hem ($43) – split hem denim has been making the rounds in fashion, it’s slightly undone and relaxed without the tattered look of frayed denim. i like the mid-rise of this jean.
Zara mini flare ($50) – an edgier more trendy denim option at an affordable price.
Cropped wide leg jeans ($268) – baggy but fitted through the hips and butt so it still gives you a little shape.
Levi patchwork denim ($198) – i’ve been on the hunt for a pair of patchwork denim that feels a little 70’s but with a modern silhouette. i think these fit the bill nicely!
Madewell Overalls ($100) – i totally understand that overalls are very trendy but i also think they deserve a chance. i like them best in black as it feels more sophisticated and paired with a feminine blouse underneath. you’ll be amazed how many times you reach for your overalls!
Levi wedgie fit ($158) – i own these jeans, i love these jeans and wear them all of the time. they are the closest you’re going to get to vintage levi’s without digging trying on 100 vintage pairs. these are great with shorter, cropped items as the fit is high.
Re/Done Cuffed ($275) – i really like the large cuff paired with a super simple flat shoe. they have an ease through the leg that makes them very flattering.
Bliss and Mischief denim ($368) – can’t get enough of the ultra light wash with the pale pink patches. i don’t think i’m cool enough to pull these off but i know one of you out there is.
3×1 Fringe jeans ($265) – the fringe isn’t for everyone but i really dig these. i like how simple the cut of the pant is paired with the punch of fringe at the bottom. a simple tee is all you’d need with these.

here are a few inspiration pictures to get you inspired!

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image sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

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