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LACAUSA | designlovefest

we’re verryyy excited to be doing a 30% site wide discount with LACAUSA! i’ve talked about them many times here on the blog. bri and i have loved their clothes for years. it’s a female founded business who make beautiful pieces (always under ethical conditions!) that are super wearable and also very chic. they are pieces that you’ll reach for over and over again, flattering and easy to throw on. i first fell in love with their t-shirt which is the best tee i’ve found (and i’ve tried a lot) and i’m now hooked on their slip dresses, jumpsuits and most recently their trousers (bri is wearing the lola trousers in the photo above and below and denise is wearing the charlie jumpsuit in size medium).

LACAUSA | designlovefest
LACAUSA | designlovefest
LACAUSA | designlovefest

(charlie jumpsuit on bri and i’m wearing the birdie jumpsuit i recommend sizing up in this, i’m wearing the medium)

bri has been wearing these in ivory and i’m dying for a pair for myself, they are so chic and i picture them paired with a white ribbed turtleneck! all this to say that we’re super excited to be offering a special DLF discount code with LACAUSA. starting today through the 16th you’ll receive 30% off site wide when you use “DLF30” ! this isn’t a sponsored post, we just wanted to do a fun discount since we’re always talking about their clothing and we love what they stand for! we’re each sharing some of our currently favorites from the site below! as a reference, bri is generally a size 6 and wears a medium in LACAUSA and i’m a 2-4 and wear a size small.

bri’s #1 fave right now is the charlie Jumpsuit, she has it in size medium in the tar color. she also loves the lola trousers (they run true to size). and has two pairs of the cézane overalls (which we both love!) the black is super chic but i also love the biscuit color. these pair really well with the frank tee under.

LACAUSA | designlovefest
LACAUSA | designlovefest
LACAUSA | designlovefest
LACAUSA | designlovefest

if you were going to buy just one item i’d say the frank tee, it comes in a wide range of colors and i reach for it all the time. i prefer it in the size small so it’s not super tight across the chest. i love it the heather grey, it’s a classic. i also just got the

i’ve said this before but i think that people overlook investing in great basics because it can be more fun to buy those bigger, flasher things like a fancy dress or expensive shoes. but the foundation of your wardrobe are your basics, it’s what you reach for everyday and they can make getting dresses so much easier in the morning. i’m really into the surf sweatshirt. i’m always on the hunt for vintage sweatshirts that are solid colored and 100% cotton and this one has a very classic feeling to it. i also have the june top which is super cute tucked into jeans and has a laid back 70’s vibe which i’m currently very into.

their color choices are always spot on, and i love the tonal looks. really digging this pink sleep set above and the perfect fall orange below.

so a big thank you to LACAUSA for offering the discount code, we love their clothing and hope you do too!



need supply sale | designlovefest

1. corduroy jacket and pants, so cute together or worn as separates. 2. this handbag, love the color and unique shape. 3. these chic white boots for fall 4. this pop of green jacket, a bright colored jacket is the best fall/winter accessory 5. the coziest looking teddy jacket (under $150!) 6leopard throwa under $60 reversible for the house 7. a rattan planter for the house and 8. a pretty set of cutlery

one of our all time favorite online shopping destinations is need supply and this week they are having their friends and family sale which means 20% off site wide* (use code 20FORYOU)! bri and i both picked our 8 favorite items, things we’ve been eyeing and that we’re putting on our holiday wish lists. they do such a great job curating pieces from all sorts of brands and at all sorts of price points. i can’t tell you how many great pieces i’ve scored in their sale section. they have one of the best denim selections around, one brand NEED is a fav, i love this classic style for fall. shop quickly as it’s my experience that things sell out fast, some of my favorite brands they stock and that rarely go on sale are ganni, paloma wool, annie costello brown and rachel comey.

need supply sale | designlovefest

1. under $100 corduroy overalls (love the crop on these!) 2. balloon sweater in vibrant yellow (under $70!) 3. the perfect fall jeans 4. serious heart eyes for this Clare V. bag 5. this sweater in my current favorite color 6. i love a good wrap skirt, and this with a cozy cropped sweater would be so good. 7. i know it’s fall but this cropped top and pants with a long open sweater over it is calling my name 8 . a twist on a classic bandana and in 100% silk 

*sale is site wide, use code 20FORYOU. exclusions apply: This offer cannot be combined with any other discount codes or promotions. Cannot be applied to previous purchases, gift cards, shipping fees or taxes. *Some exclusions may apply. Ends 10/19 11:59 PM EST.





lightbox | designlovefest

excited to share this shoot with you guys!! i’ve been working with Lightbox Jewelry on an ongoing partnership and this was a shoot that I recently art directed for them. i’ll show you my inspiration, my idea process and the final product!


Lightbox is a line of of jewelry created exclusively with lab-grown diamonds. their whole philosophy is to take something, like jewelry and make it more approachable, playful and fun. because the gems are lab-grown and not rare they are able to offer them at a much lower price point than natural diamonds ($800 per carat!) which makes them a great gift to give to yourself to celebrate a personal milestone, your sister or a friend. i like that they take the “romance” and seriousness out of fine jewelry by adding colors (blue + pink!) and keeping their images really lighthearted and inviting. for this shoot i wanted to enhance the beauty of reflection and the bouncing light that make jewels so appealing. taking the idea of brightness, light and shine and weaving that throughout the images. my mind couldn’t get away from that star flare, so i kinda ran with that idea and tried to incorporate it with the styling, the makeup, the lighting, the textures and the props that we used. i was very inspired by solange and her vibe! here’s some of my inspiration if you want to take a look….

i wanted it to feel playful, lively, and pretty without feeling too young. since they are a new brand i was trying to portray what my first impressions of Lightbox were in an image format. simple yet stunning. sophisticated and modern. i wanted clean lines, tonal colors, and a dreamy setting. jesse always understands how to dive into a concept and have fun with it, i love what she did with these!

we used almost every piece from their collection and had fun creating layers of necklaces and pairing multiple earrings. this moon earring is something we kept returning too, these classic white studs that we mixed with the pink princess cut earrings. we had fun playing with the circle and square cuts and mixing up the colors. this pretty pink pendant was a favorite for sure.

for the necklaces, i love the simplicity of a single stone like the halo pendant but then also having the option of going to town and layering it with different colors and shapes. we loved placing this winged piece below the pendant to frame it. this moon pendant was also perfect for the last look, the navy blue with the stars!

there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a shoot like this. it all usually starts with an idea, then i have to try to create a moodboard of images and colors that give off a similar vibe that I would like to achieve. i usually have multiple boards, one for the stylist, one for the photographer, one for makeup and hair…basically i try to be as specific as possible with my vision and then let them take it further with their inspirations and input!

i hope you enjoy seeing a little behind the scenes on shoots like this. i truly love putting them together and watching them come alive, so it’s really fun to share some details of the process!

these make me happy! i hope you will check out Lightbox, they are a super cool new company who i’ve loved creating content for… xx bri

(this post was sponsored by Lightbox).

photos: jesse chamberlin marble
art direction: bri emery
stylist: heather allison
makeup: suzie k beauty
production: vacation theory 



Madewell sale | desginlovefest

you know i have a soft spot for madewell, especially when they are having one of their site wide sales (20% off orders of $100+ and 30% off orders of $200 +)! their new arrivals section is basically a collection of all my favorite fall colors in one place. so much burnt orange, reds, greens and browns. i stayed away from listing any boots because i just did this post last week but this sale is a great time to stock up on the more pricey pieces like boots and jackets (love this classic one!). lots of fun footwear options right now and i know those sherling slides are exactly fall but they’re on double sale so i had to list them! – joanie



fall booties | designlovefest
 image via fashion me now

every year, by the time i start realizing it’s time to start wearing boots, all the good ones are already long sold out. so this year, i’m getting a jump start! 12 favorites below. many of them from shopbop which is currently having their site wide sale! i really like shopping boots at shopbop because they show all of them on an actual model with out the tops being covered with clothing so you can tell how they look on the leg and if they’ll be flattering, it’s hugely helpful! there are a range of price points but boots tend to be an investment piece so they are typically more expensive than your average shoes. one of my favorites though are those Dolce Vita ones that come in three neutral colors and are $75! – joanie

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