7.20.2015

summer style essentials // July


so we are officially in the "it's too hot and i have nothing to wear" phase of summer. what to do? what to wear?

7.09.2015

inspiration: July


July always seems to be the slowest month. it's summer in full swing, vacation season, and, to be honest, not super sartorially inspiring.

however, i've always found July to be a good time to reflect. perhaps because half the year is officially over, and the brief summer slowdown also quickens the reminder that fall is on the horizon.

6.19.2015

summer Fridays.

summer Friday uniform lately:
everlane silk camisole [c/o] (wearing the S), old current/elliott jeans,
Clare V x & Other Stories bucket bag, sam edelman sandals (TTS)

some quick thoughts on the silk cami: i find this in S to be cut a bit big through the torso and armholes, so i probably could have sized down to an XS and still retained a somewhat slouchy fit. the silk crepe is good quality – not too thin, drapes well and lined along the bust area. definitely not sheer. overall a solid silk staple for summer into other seasons.

what are your current summer faves?

6.05.2015

style notes: buying for keeps, pt. II // budget-friendly go-tos

source: H&M x Conscious Exclusive

in my last post on the quality issue, a number of readers chimed in with questions and thoughts for further discussion. it seems that a follow-up (or several) is in order. in a marketplace seemingly littered with more misses than hits, which stores/brands stand out for quality, stylish pieces?

6.03.2015

wardrobe planning: summer 2015

dreaming of this lately // caftan living

summer dressing is always an exercise in restraint and editing. i think i'm getting better at it though, year after year. making less trend-based mistakes and staying more true to what i'm genuinely comfortable wearing. this season's wardrobe planning focuses on carefree, easy silhouettes that add color and print personality to my more monochrome f/w foundations.

5.26.2015

sale PSA: everything luxe

photo: Tamu McPherson

a short and sweet sale PSA for your post-long weekend week...
as far as site-wide sales go, i find this one to be particularly good for a big-time wishlist piece (ie: a great leather jacket, a luxe coat, the dreamy Bianca Jagger jacket), or a special wardrobe item (a versatile and incredibly chic dress).

are you wishlisting anything? let me know if you find any gems!

P.S.: sad news today that Band of Outsiders is folding. some of the remaining collection pieces are available on sale here, here and here

5.21.2015

inspiration + favorites: May

as fleeting as peony season

as usual, spring has been fleeting and fickle, and Memorial Day is already upon us. in the mood for a relaxed silhouette and prints galore.

4.21.2015

wardrobe planning: spring/summer 2015


mood + space inspiration via tumblr

maybe it's because we've had to endure eons of winter this year, but i'm really excited for spring and summerish wardrobe planning. it doesn't hurt that there are some real gems out there this season!

4.20.2015

sale PSA: delicate baubles + limited editions


a short and sweet sale PSA for your Wednesday: 
huge site-wide 50% off sale at Of a Kind, my favorite one-stop shop for limited edition creations and delicate jewelry. 

happy shopping! let me know if you find any gems x
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4.13.2015

foundations: stylish work bags under $500


fact: whether you're starting your first job or just got a third promotion, a stylish yet functional work bag (that won't interfere with your 401k) is one of the most essential wardrobe foundations. 

4.07.2015

the packing list | Joan Didion


note to self: before packing for a trip, ask the all-important question: "what would Joan do?"

3.31.2015

sale PSA: Saint Laurent



a short and sweet PSA for all of you looking to splurge a bit less 
on the two best bags in the Saint Laurent lineup – the Duffle or Sac de Jour

the nano is also a fun and luxe mini bag for the season :)
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3.26.2015

foundations: the breton shirt guide

my essentials: favorite stripes and a great work satchel

it's no secret that stripes are a staple in my closet year-round. but now that every brand has jumped on the breton bandwagon, which ones are worth buying?

3.19.2015

wardrobe planning: spring 2015 [update]

new in: the Clare V x Other Stories bucket bag – my favorite piece from the capsule.

it is finally, finally starting to feel a little bit like spring here.

3.11.2015

review: the American-crafted classic man bag


after a number of years of searching high and low, i got my boyfriend the J.W. Hulme brief bag for Christmas. he has now been using it regularly for over a year, so i thought i would give this bag a proper review.

3.06.2015

TGIF // 3.6

"Sometimes, people think aesthetics are superficial. But I think they can be deep. I love the atmosphere and the visuals. So, I do what I love. Some people connect with it, and others don’t. It reminds me of something Anjelica told me in my 20s: 'Not everyone is going to like you.' It saved me years of disappointment."
–Sofia Coppola, in conversation with Anjelica Huston and Philip Galanes
(read the rest of the interview here)

3.04.2015

PSA: the everything sale


as if on cue to save us from this never-ending onslaught of Wintry Mix, 

(P.S.: more of my faves - the everyday delicate gold necklacethe day-to-night leopard clutch, and the chic convertible work/weekend tote.)

what's on your wishlist? happy shopping x
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3.03.2015

#askLAM: rad statement necklaces?


last month, reader Allison asked for my recommendations for a fun and versatile statement necklace.

2.19.2015

wardrobe planning: winter/spring 2015


wardrobe planning this season is about buying for the long term, clean lines, and a nuanced approach to color and texture.

2.12.2015

in the kitchen x Natasha: tarte aux mendiants

recipe by Natasha Pickowicz | photos and styling by Maggie Prendergast

i know we're all conditioned to think of overpriced jewelry and boxed chocolates when Valentine's Day rolls around, but this year, i've teamed up again with the immensely talented Natasha to bring you a splendid recipe for the holiday. it's French, it's chocolate, it's made with love!

read on for Natasha's inspired take on the French classic, tarte aux mendiants.