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Look for Less : Isabel Marant Alexia Embroidered Top

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Top : American Eagle // Bottoms : Current/Elliott // Hat : American Apparel // Shoes : Cheap Monday //
Photography : Johns Hopkins Congdon //

Another Isabel Marant look for less...from American Eagle (has this store always had such Boho, Marant-ish things?). This time it is Isabel Marant's Alexia Embroidered Top vs. American Eagle's Studded Boho Top, both of which are on sale right now. The AE one is 100% cotton, lightweight, and perfect for summer!

Also! On my wrist I am wearing a bracelet from my Etsy shop made out of matte amazonite gemstone beads, light pink Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. I hope you like it!stilbym
I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday!


In my bedroom...

Photos : Johns Hopkins Congdon //

Some things in my room that make me smile : books from my best,
a hand sculpture, jewelry that I love, white bedding, & Pia Wallen.

Happy Thursday!


Sigrid Agren for Chanel Fine Jewelry S/S 2013

Sigrid Agren for Chanel Fine Jewelry S/S 2013
"Plume de Chanel" Jewelled headpiece //

Sigrid, you are so pretty!

'East Village' Current/Elliott Ankle Skinny Jeans

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Photos : Johns Hopkins Congdon //

Top : Victoria's Secret // Cardigan : Gap // Bottoms : Current/Elliott // Scarf : American Eagle //

Good morning!

This morning I have another jeans outfit post for you. Another Current/Elliott jeans post to be specific. I wear jeans all year-round, they are so essential. I like that you can wear the same pair of jeans with two different style tops and have two completely separate vibes. In the summer I am always into looks that are kind of 'rock and roll chic' (I guess that is my style no matter what the season is) but with a sort of 'California cool' vibe.

It is the subtle chicness of a denim and white top combination that gets me! It is an outfit that can look so effortlessly stylish when executed properly. To do so you have to have a nearly perfect pair of jeans and a nearly perfect white top, both in a style that you like.

Personally, I like skinny jeans and I have been loving my pair of Current/Elliott Stiletto jeans in 'Federal Blue' so much that I decided to pick up a similar pair. I ended up finding this pair of Ankle Skinny jeans, which are a little bit longer than the Stiletto jeans, in 'East Village' (their names make me laugh). I adore them. They are darker and have more of a 'rock and roll' vibe, perfect for pairing with a simple white tank.


Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
(For some reason this did not actually publish yesterday, oops!)

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
Happy Monday!


Flower Garden

This was the flower garden on Sunday
evening as the sun was setting. So lovely.
Since then it has been nonstop rain, but
I think the rain is clearing up for a bit.

For the first time in a while I can see the
blue sky peeking out through the clouds.
Already I am feeling more creative.

Hopefully I will have time to pick some
peonies before the rain starts again!

Happy Wednesday!


Look for Less : Isabel Marant Anaya Embroidered Cotton Top

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While I was out shopping for my cousin's first birthday I came across this Asymmetrical Eyelet Tank from...Gap...uh, Kids (a little weird sounding, I know). Seeing as the top reminds me of Isabel Marant's Anaya embroidered cotton top, I decided that with a little DIY I could turn it into a 'look for less' sort of thing. I thought there was going to be more DIY involved but I decided to just add a belt that I picked up at an estate sale in Scottsdale at the waist. I think it works well, I hope it does at least!


Today's Moodboard

It is supposed to rain for the next few days and it only takes a day or so without sunshine for me to feel a little stir crazy and uninspired. As a preventative measure, today I found some images that I think will keep my creativity going.

Happy Thursday!


Chanel Spring 2013 Campaign

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Chanel Spring 2013 Campaign

Models : Stella Tennant, Ondria Hardin, Yumi Lambert
Photography : Karl Lagerfeld

When I first saw Chanel's Eastern inspired Spring 2013 campaign I was a little unimpressed. It felt intentionally flat and seeing as it features older model (model old) Stella Tennant alongside 15-16 year-old Ondria Hardin, it seemed to be a projection of Karl Lagerfeld's own issues with aging. I went on ignoring the ads and then I saw the accessories shot (the first picture). It reminds me of LA in a sort of, Sofia Coppola 'Lost in Translation' way (which is appropriate, as the campaign is said to be a reference to Japanese tea houses). With time, even the photographs featuring the models, despite all of the cliche but weird tension, grew on me. Now I love this campaign...


Monday Afternoon


Peonies and Wild Flowers

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The peonies in our garden bloomed over the weekend.
Subsequently, my house is now filled with bouquets of
peonies and wild flowers. It is so lovely!
I am not sure how to express the happiness and inspiration
that I get from freshly cut flowers. I smile just thinking about them!
What did you find in your garden this weekend??

Happy Monday!


My Bedroom

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Here are a few pictures of what my bedroom currently looks like. When I last redecorated, I can remember wanting it to look like the desert sky, hence the clouds and the white fitted sheet acting as a canopy over my bed. A lot of things need to change before I can consider this room to be a sanctuary : new curtains, a sheepskin, some white paint, an area rug, switch plate covers, new lamps and side tables...mirrors need to be hung, the list could go on.
To make the room a little more my style I added a Pia Wallén Cross Blanket, a garland from a local store called Vermont Farm Table (which sells the most beautiful linens!), a wooden bowl that my mother brought me back from Africa, as well as the little leather and wood bench. One thing I have been really unsure about is the color of the walls. I like the blue but I was considering painting one wall white. What do you think?


Federal Blue Current/Elliott Stiletto Jeans

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Top : Urban Outfitters // Bottoms : Current/Elliott // Shoes : Gap //

I picked up this pair of 'federal blue' jeans from Current/Elliott a couple of days ago. I had wanted a pair of light weight blue jeans for the summer months and I think these were just what I was looking for. I got them just in time too seeing as the past few days have been extremely hot and sunny, which in my opinion is so much nicer than endless days of rain.
I paired them with the white cotton top that I bought for my trip to Scottsdale. Both garments are simple and perfect for extremely hot days and I have a feeling they will be two of my summer essentails.

Happy Sunday!