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bias cut skirts | designlovefest

i used to work in vintage, buying and sorting tons of pretty pieces and one thing i was always always on the hunt for was anything bias cut! originally seen in the 30’s, bias is when the fabric is cut at a diagonal which means that when worn is lays completely flat against the skin and sort of moves with you, like how when you’re wearing a slip and it hugs your body so closely it can go undetected under clothing. it heavily reappeared in the 90’s (think all those floral dresses we were wearing) and it’s still a style i love today.  it’s insanely comfortable to wear and it’s also very flattering as it hugs your curves. i highly recommend hunting down and trying something bias cut if you haven’t already. i currently own three bias cut skirts, this one from realisation par, a yellow version of this from anine bing, and the newest addition (currently 20% off with the code weekend), that i’m wearing today from LACAUSA. they’re the perfect thing to wear with a simple t-shirt and denim jacket, or with a sweatshirt. they normally come in either silk or rayon, lots of fun prints out there, maybe start with a solid color (love this matching set!) as it’s easy to wear and move on from there! – joanie

bias cut skirts | designlovefest
bias cut skirts | designlovefest
bias cut skirts | designlovefest



little tienda | designlovefest

i’ve been loving following little tienda on instagram lately, em (the owner and designer!)  just launched a new collection and it’s full of the prettiest easy breezy silhouettes that i want to jump into. i love how imaginative she gets with the cuts of the clothes. she designed everything to be comfortable, flattering and extremely wearable. you can layer them up or wear them on their own. it’s also all fair trade and slow fashion, each pieces is created with love and care! here are a few of my faves. – joanie

little tienda | designlovefest
little tienda | designlovefest

bri has this sweater and i feel just a little jealous every time i see her wearing it.

little tienda | designlovefest
little tienda | designlovefest

the blue dress above has the coolest pleating on the sides and i’m loving that she’s designing in hot pink. it’s such a flattering and fun color, you basically can’t be in a bad mood wearing fuchsia!

little tienda | designlovefest
little tienda | designlovefest

and these glowy shots in all white! how cute is that pinafore?! you can shop her whole line here!



my favorite t-shirt of all time is 40% off today only with code TOP40! ethically made, 100% cotton, the perfect length to wear tucked or untucked with a slightly worn-in vintage feeling. i’m between a 2-4 and i wear a size small which isn’t too fitted and drapes nicely across the waist. i have it in 4 colors and want more, not joking when i say my dream tee!

so many colors!



hair twist | designlovefest

i’ve seen a few hair bows walking around town and i’m into. definitely more of a fan of the undone/messy look but that’s totally possible with these styles. i like the idea of a sweet bow and slightly messy hair. and i’m also really into the simple addition of fancy bobby pins. i found some very cute options below and all at an amazing price point. so very gucci feeling floral prints including that blue and red scarf that is the perfect hair or neck accessory. stock up and mix up that hair routine! – joanie


hair twist | designlovefest
hair twist | designlovefest
hair twist | designlovefest
hair twist | designlovefest



styled | designlovefest

and just like that, a new year! slowly transitioning out of my vacation haze and back into reality. it was so nice to unplug for a bit, definitely going to be doing more of that in 2019. i know we all just got done with a crazy season of gifting but there are so damn good post-holiday sales going on. makes me wonder if we shouldn’t push gift buying to january?! i usually buy a couple of things a year at the net-a-porter sale. they have deep discounts, great customer service and lots of brands i love. i don’t shop seasonally, i.e. if i see a great jacket in june i’ll buy it or a summer dress in january, etc.  i believe in snatching things you love up when you find them so you don’t end up making an impulse buy down the line when you need something on the fly. i also do well buying basics on sale, they can get overlooked but denim usually gets really discounted as well as basics like sweaters and tees. for example, brands like james perse that have great but expensive basics that you can find at 50% off, like this t-shirt. other favorites include this gingham wrap skirt, this victoria beckham reversible sweater and this classic trench that is truly a jacket for life. oh and this sweet little bag in a wear with everything shade of purple. i won’t be buy any of these things as i put myself on a post-holiday budget but it’s fun to look! – joanie

and how fun is this staud dress on sale for $118?! also, this tropical vacation dream dress is divine.

styled | designlovefest

also lots and lots of fun bags! love the sweet little straw bag with the striped lining!

i was obsessing over this ganni two piece set when it came out and now it’s on sale. love them together or worn as separates!

styled | designlovefest

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