Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category



need supply | designlovefest

if you told me i could only pick one store to shop at for the rest of my life i would reply, without hesitation, with NEED SUPPLY! they have the best curation, a great mix of old and emerging designers, a range of price points and perfect styling. they are having their annual thank you sale now through the 20th with 20% off your purchase. which makes it the perfect time to snap up things like a pair of Annie Costello Brown earrings (my most worn accessory!) and other things you might not normally splurge on. use code THANKYOU20 at check out. it’s hard for me to pick favorites put here are a few! – joanie

need supply | designlovefest

this stunning lilac top by rachel comey. love the little tiny bit of midriff. $375

this chic little simon miller bag $390.

need supply | designlovefest

a go with everything circle bag by baggu $180.

need supply | designlovefest

a pair of slides that will have you stopped every 25 feet for a compliment $300

need supply | designlovefest

a subtly sexy blouse $48

need supply | designlovefest

i’ve been wanting to try the NEED jeans forever. they look perfectly updated retro $185

need supply | designlovefest

these earrings, all summer long. the only accessory you’ll need! $271

need supply | designlovefest

by one of my favorite shoe brands, intentionally blank – these are CUTE! $164

need supply | designlovefest

okay, maybe two summer accessories! these earrings with your hair pulled up. $115

need supply | designlovefest

this is perfectly romantic. $68

need supply | designlovefest

i’m crazy about these jeans. $185



Nike | designlovefest

joanie and i both love sneakers. we’re always wearing them for shoots and especially when traveling. when Nike asked us if we wanted to partner with them to style a few summer looks with their Air Max 270, we were definitely on board, they come in so many fun colors and i’ve been seeing people wearing them around town and always think they’re so cute. i love Nike as a brand, and they have really bridged the gap between stylish and comfortable (my favorite lightweight workout shoe is this one). with festival season right around the corner, here are a two looks that are perfect for summer!

Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest

my style is hard to pin down but it really is inspired by a california lifestyle; laid back with splashes of color and a mix of structured and unstructured. i’ve been loving kimonos lately because they can be worn so many ways, over a swimsuit, around the house, with jeans or over a slim dress. for this look, i paired the black Air Max 270 with a simple white t-shirt from reformation, cropped jeans from Mother, and a colorful kimono from free people. it’s an outfit that can be worn all day with ease.

Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest

joanie: i generally gravitate towards lighter colors, so i picked the white version of the Air Max 270. sneakers can be hard to pair with dresses but these actually work really well because they have so much lift in the heel that they give the illusion of a longer leg. i live in dresses in the summer, they’re an instant outfit and can be dressed up or down. i love throwing on a denim jacket or an oversized sweater to keep it functional for cooler evenings. also, for shorter dresses, i almost always wear bike shorts underneath, love these ones.

Nike | designlovefest

and you have got to check out the swan boats at the echo park lake. such a relaxing activity when the sun’s out! and here are more fun summer/festival pieces from Nike!

photos: jesse chamberlin

(this post was created in partnership with Nike, thanks for supporting the brands that allow us to create original content for you!)



SHOPBOP SALE | designlovefest

i feel like i have to get this posted asap because everything starts selling out when Shopbop does these big sales! i bought a few things, one of them being these joie sandals that i really love. i lost my last pair and have been needing to replace them so now was the perfect time. you will wear them with everything, all summer long. they’re worth the $100+ price tag. and here are nice things i didn’t buy but i would if i could! the code is EVENT18 and it’s $20 for ordered under $500 and 25% for orders over $500+. i’m in love with both of the loveshackfancy dresses i included, they’d be the perfect thing to wear all summer long!  – joanie



styled on a budget | designlovefest
 polka dot jumpsuit $23

i did a survey at the beginning of the year asking you what you wanted to see more of in the styled column and one piece of feedback i got was more affordable options. some people commented that anything over $50 was totally out of reach for them and that it can be discouraging to see shopping round ups that have mostly $50 + items, which i totally understand. there are stores that have lower price points like Forever 21, H&M and Zara but they have such a big selection that it can seem totally unmanageable to go through and find the hidden gems. i want this column to be about the hidden gems and so the below round up is pieces that have all come from Forever 21.  i also wanted to say is that if you’re on a budget and not wanting to spend a lot of money on clothing i think that shopping consignment stores, ebay and places like depop can be a great solution. i do a lot of my shopping second hand as it’s better for your wallet and the environment and it can be overwhelming at first but overtime you’ll get used to what keywords to search for and if there is a favorite consignment store in town that you can visit. being in LA, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to these types of stores but once you start looking you’ll find that almost every city, big and small has a consignment store or two. Xx, joanie

styled on a budget | designlovefest

the reviews are really positive on this wide leg jumpsuit and i’m not surprised. it’s the perfect sophisticated shape and the button detail makes it look much more expensive. $33

styled on a budget | designlovefest

pretty wrap front dress in a soft yellow. it’s short but the dress itself isn’t cut to be tight so i think those two balance each other out well. $45

styled on a budget | designlovefest

pretty wrap dress to get you through the summer! $33

styled on a budget | designlovefest

digging the daisy print on this little blue number and the soft ruffle at the hem. $25

styled on a budget | designlovefest

ruffled tulip dress, love this in the classic white or the red for a little pop. $28

styled on a budget | designlovefest

this striped button front dress is 100% cotton which is really nice for the warmer months. $25

styled on a budget | designlovefest

this is very 90’s and very cute paired with sneakers. the length is short so may not work for everyone but i the dot print with the buttons is very sweet. $20

styled on a budget | designlovefest

this floral print wrap dress would be a go-to all summer. i like that it’s in rayon which is a really light weight fabric and lays nicely against the body. $28

styled on a budget | designlovefest

i like the low cut back mixed with the longer length on this pretty red number, it makes it really wearable all summer long to events like weddings, showers, etc. $23

styled on a budget | designlovefest

the most colorful option i included but i think the multi-color works on this wrap dress because the silhouette is so simple. $20

styled on a budget | designlovefest

i love this gingham jumpsuit and the way they have it styled. this is a great summer piece, love it with the shirt under or without and would be easy to dress up with slides and a jacket for the evening. bri just ordered this so we’ll keep you posted on how it fits. $28

styled on a budget | designlovefest

this wrap dress is low cut so i’m thinking you’re either going to need tape or to pin it but it’s such a pretty romantic piece and i love the open shoulder look. also very 90’s but very of the moment right now.



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i’ve been with my husband for 7 years and in that time i’ve given him some seriously bad gifts. there is something about gifting a guy that used to leave me at a total loss but over the years i’ve had some home runs and have really worked on my gifting game. i also have five brothers so i have a lot of men to practice on. below are some things i think would make great gifts in all price ranges! – joanie


Everlane cotton sweatshirt $40 – a classically cut grey sweatshirt never goes out of style.

Apple Airpods $159 – annoying headphone cord be gone! my husband has these and i have to say that i look on with a bit of jealousy when he uses them.

Adidas sneakers  $120 – a stylish pair of sneakers to wear all year long.

Smartwool socks – $13 – i love Smartwool socks, they are great quality and come in handy during the cold months. their no show socks are also great.

Set of whiskey glasses $15 – something for the kitchen or bar. these glasses are nice but you could also do a new kitchen knife, a set of plates or coasters.

James Perse tee  $60 – a really well cut tee that is too expensive to purchase for yourself.

Oak Street Bookmaker $426 – i bought these for my husband years ago and he wears them all the time and they still look great. they are expensive but an item you can have for years!

Yeti rambler $40 – perfect for camping or just taking your coffee to work or a beer to the park. they really keep things hot or cold.

Apolis wool jacket $278 – such a sharp looking jacket.

Ugg slippers $80 – for lounging around the house. i prefer the slippers with no backs, easy to slip on and off!

A vinyl from Amoeba – buy them their favorite album on vinyl or a gift card!

Timex watch $90 – i find most watch prices to be insane. Timex makes great quality watches in so many styles and at a reasonable price!


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