When you go through my closet, you’re likely to find a lot of grey and black. When I’m purchasing clothing, it’s usually my default option. Where I love to mix in color is with my accessories. Take a peek into my shoe collection and you’ll find almost every color. Mix in a colorful scarf and clutch, and suddenly those winter shades of grey and black feel much more appropriate for spring.
1/ cocoon cardigan // 2/ saturday morning foldover clutch // 3/ mesh panel blouse // 4/ boyfriend jeans // 5/ wings lightweight scarf in teal // 6/ alice necklace // 7/ droplet post earrings // 8/ d’orsay flat
Growing up, my sister was always the fashionista of the family. I was too busy hanging out in the art studio or running a student council event to be bothered by what I was wearing. 99% of the time, I headed to school in jeans and a paint splattered t-shirt. (The other 1% of the time, I’d turn up in something like a fitted, red dress. Because there’s always been a part of me looking for an excuse to dress up.)
The reality today is that my sister and I are probably equally fashioned obsessed, though on a day to day basis, she might still look a little more put together than me. Or at least, that was the case until last year, when I discovered her casual style secret.
A simple dress is just as comfortable as anything else you could possibly wear, especially when the weather is warm. And you’ll look stylish and put together, even though it only took you twelve seconds to get dressed.
1/ droplet post earrings // 2/ lori v bag // 3/ gladiator sandals // 4/ tank dress // 5/ clubmaster sunglasses // 6/ golden lightweight scarf // 7/ bronze stone bracelet
My Wings Pillow was featured in the May 2014 issue of Elle Decor! I love that brushstrokes are a trend for spring and I’m honored to be included in this roundup!
The Wings Pillow is available now in my online shop!
I’ve always been hugely inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. But ever since I posted last week’s boho inspired desert look, I can’t get her out of my mind. I even ordered this book I’ve had my eye on. (I’d also highly recommend this book and this more in-depth biography. And this book of her letters to Stieglitz is just plain lovely.)
So now I’m dreaming of a desert pilgrimage where I throw on this stylish dress, toss my iPad mini and stylus in my clutch (for sketching and photographing), and head out into the sunshine to channel some of O’Keeffe’s magic.
1/ digital diva dress // 2/ fedora chapeau noir // 3/ reflections foldover clutch // 4/ pencil by 53 stylus // 5/ iPad mini case // 6/ sequence ring // 7/ gladiator sandals
It’s easy to assume that Easter means pastels. But since I’m not really a pastel girl, how about some fabulous, graphic floral prints?
I don’t know what kind of Easter dinner warrants this sort of outfit, but it’s certainly one I want to attend.
And can we talk about the fact that this dress is technically a prom dress? Kids today have all the best stuff.
1/ rachel earrings // 2/ butterfly print dress // 3/ point toe pumps // 4/ marni coat // 5/ wings foldover clutch // 6/ susan bracelet
I love going to the beach in the spring. Maybe it’s because I spent my summers in college working at a beach resort town, but I truly appreciate the off season, when things are much quieter.
This early in the year, it’s unlikely you’ll be getting much of a tan. But this is the perfect outfit for just strolling the beach on a breezy, spring weekend.
1/ siren button down shirt // 2/ boyfriend jeans // 3/ corsica lightweight scarf // 4/ weekender bag // 5/ striped espadrilles
I’ll be the first to admit that boho isn’t really my personal style. But I do love a good maxi dress, especially as the weather warms up.
This would be the perfect outfit for a day trip to the desert, perhaps touring Georgia O’Keeffe’s old stomping grounds or Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert camp, Taliesin West. Or Coachella, if you’re into that sort of thing.
1/ decant get enough dress // 2/ fedora chapeau noir // 3/ celebration lightweight scarf // 4/ sequence ring // 5/ stripe market tote // 6/ t-strap sandals
I love a good art opening. Good conversations, free booze, and an excuse to dress up. What more could a girl ask for?
I also love a good pencil skirt. This one is seriously great – mixing a floral print with one of this year’s major trends – wearable art. Paired with heels, a statement necklace, and a great cocktail ring, it’s a sure to turn a few heads away from the art on display.
1/ nice bead top // 2/ flowers print pencil skirt // 3/ maya necklace // 4/ wings foldover clutch // 5/ sequence ring // 6/ black patent pumps
My husband and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to TV and movies, but one show we were both into was Burn Notice. (In fact, as I write this, we’re watching a rerun now.) Set in Miami, the show was about a burned spy and his friends. As I was putting this outfit together, I couldn’t help think it’s something the show’s gun-toting main female character, Fiona Glennanne, might wear.
Of course, if running around Miami with a weapon isn’t your style, this would make the perfect outfit for a casual, spring date night.
1/ chelsea silk chiffon top // 2/ destructed boyfriend jean // 3/ kathrine earrings // 4/ magpie lightweight scarf // 5/ vintage origami clutch // 6/ bronze stone bracelet // 7/ weave strap wedge sandal
This outfit is inspired by a look I saw on Pinterest the other day. It’s a fantastic mashup of two of spring’s biggest trends – floral and military. I love the juxtaposition of the masculine and the feminine. With so much going on in this outfit, keeping accessories simple is key. Nude sandals, a clutch, and a statement ring are all you really need to complete this look.
1/ on the dance fleur dress // 2/ utility jacket // 3/ bronze sequence ring // 4/ saturday morning foldover clutch // 5/ braided leather sandals