back to basics

September 19, 2014

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these photo’s are really making me miss martha’s vineyard. quick side note : this past summer was definitely one for the books. it was a last minute decision and was probably the best one i’ve made in a while. i learned a lot about a bunch of random life stuff {sounds kind of weird and random} and i’ve been able to work for a brand i really believe in.

anyways, on to the outfit. per usual, gareth gets the photo credit for these (some very silly) outfit photo’s! i guess i was feeling pretty basic with this look but honestly, sometimes basic is better. this jacket of mine is clearly one likable piece as its been in the last few outfit posts. guess my point has been made : you can never go wrong with an oversized black blazer.


how to wear : black on black

September 17, 2014

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okay, so it’s really not hard to wear all black but you can do it in a way that you still look super chic. it’s important to make sure your outfit has balance. an example of not having balance would be to wear everything oversized. in my look, i wore a black oversized jacket with a loose fitting shirt (made by Gareth) but made sure to wear my black skinny jeans. this oversized look is definitely in right now but just make sure you pair that with an item that’s tight fitting to balance it out. it’s also nice to add in a subtle pop of color. i did that with both my make-up and shoes. I’m wearing a subtle pop of pink on my lips, with very neutral eye make-up and a simple burgundy heel. both colors are neutral enough to work & also add a nice element to the outfit.

oversized jacket

September 12, 2014

oversized jacket & striped pleated skirt
jacket & striped pleated skirt
jacket & striped pleated skirt
sweater & striped pleated skirt
sweater & striped pleated skirt
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my new favorite purchase is this oversized black blazer, if you couldn’t already tell here & here. i will probably over wear it this fall but that’s okay, because pieces like these deserve that. i saw this pretty little thang hanging in a boutique & immediately pictured the various ways i would style it, this being one of the many. this striped pleated skirt belongs to gareth and i could live in it. she actually purchased it in shanghai while she lived there (because she’s super cool). i also wore a rooey knots design that’s super chic & really easy to wear! it’s the wrap tie bracelet made from vintage ties. we’re in the process of making many more so stay tuned & follow along || @rooeyknots &



stripes on stripes

September 10, 2014



{ top | skirt | patterned flat | silver loafers | blue suede flat (sold out – similar style) }

#nyfw is coming to an end and it makes me kind of sad. vogue & were my first stop every morning / every other opportunity i had to check out each new collection as it went live. there were so many repeated trends from last season that i loved seeing again. i noticed many designers & their bold usage of black & white stripes. so, i was inspired to create my own little black & white ensemble. pair them together, of course.




September 8, 2014

i’ve always wanted to go to new york fashion week and i know i’ll get there soon. but for now, i’ll just have to continue stalking all of my favorite bloggers and their instagrams / vogue / every other fashion media outlet. i created a pinterest board on all of my favorite looks so far but let’s break it down a little bit :

top 3 designers 

1. Suno

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light. fresh. feminine.

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playful. colorful. geometric.

3. Kate Spade

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chic. classic. bold.

top 3 looks

1. Joseph Altuzarra

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metallic pants & a patterned coat


2. Mara Hoffman















printed crop top & skirt


3. Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind














pretty pattern & platform shoes


i also really enjoyed Jill Stuart & Thakoon’s collections!

who were your favorites?




Cobalt Blue

September 5, 2014

Cobalt Blue - Color Inspo.











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{bookshelf | vintage rug | lamp | pillow | candle | ottoman}

cobalt blue, i like you. i put together some decor pieces i’m into right now. they’re all pretty simple {& cobalt blue} but if you’re in need of some basics, these are all good options. a little while back i talked about priley lane, an online furniture company that produces some pretty chic stuff. one piece i really like is that blue book shelf you see above. it’s simple in design and can stylishly fit all of your books / mags / whatever else you wish. you should check them out if you need some new furniture, they understand style.


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