What to Wear to a...

Sep 20, 2015

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Sometimes you just can't find the will (or the creativity) to scrounge up lunch at home. Instead of making a hodge-podge meal of leftovers, slip on a denim mini dress and a fun pair of snakeskin booties and head over to your neighborhood sandwich shop, soda fountain seating included. Now that the weather is getting chillier, opt for some spiced coffee horchata to go with your rosemary bread and gouda cheese, enjoying the parade of beanies and cozy sweaters marching passed the shop windows. 

How We Wore It: 7 Ways To Style The Grunge Trend

Sep 13, 2015


Ever seen a trend, liked it, but weren't necessarily sure if you could style it in a "you" kind of way? "How We Wore It" will show you how different women braved the trend and played with it until they got it to fit in with their styles- and hopefully that'll inspire us to poke a toe out of our comfort zones and try something new, too! Today's trend will be tying shirts around your waist. Happy creating!


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Layering 101: 7 Ways To Layer Towards The End of Summer

Sep 8, 2015

While we're torn between wanting to keep those citrusy clementine hues and watermelon shades close to our chest and wanting to pull the knits over our heads, it's a tough transition from summer to fall. A part of us will miss the feel of digging our toes in the sand while the hailing the icecream cart like a taxi from our spot on the beach towel. But another part can barely wait to get her upper lip frothy with pumpkin spice latte foam. 

While it's a back and forth pull, some of us don't really have a choice in the matter: If you live on the west coast, you'll get to stay in your flirty two piece summer dresses, and if you're in the east coast you're starting to relearn just how to put your arms through jacket sleeves. And if you're in the Midwest like me, well, good luck to ya. You don't stand a chance, weather will be broken for the next two months. 

The point being is that we'll all be going through a little bit of everything this next month- Wednesdays will be sunny and will make you think you have one more chance to grab that chardonnay and go on a picnic, and Thursdays will be nippy and will make you think of stocking up on hot cocoa. During a time like this, you need a game plan on how to layer up for both hot and cold weather. Below are seven ways to do just that:


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How We Wore It: 8 Ways To Style Embroidery

Aug 30, 2015

Ever seen a trend, liked it, but weren't necessarily sure if you could style it in a "you" kind of way? "How We Wore It" will show you how different women braved the trend and played with it until they got it to fit in with their styles- and hopefully that'll inspire us to poke a toe out of our comfort zones and try something new, too! Today's trend will be embroidery. Happy creating!


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Make your colorful embroidery even more playful by pairing it with bright, poppy accessories. Fun sunnies will instantly give it a cheerful edge.

Layering 101: 7 Unexpected Ways To Layer During the Summer

Aug 16, 2015

Just because you have popsicles in your freezer and crop tops in your closet doesn't mean the layering needs to be put on pause. During a season that's famous for its bare legs and tanned shoulders, putting on more than a summer dress and sunscreen can seem like a lot of work. But below there are 7 clever ways to add light layers and elements to your looks to make them a little more interesting. Which tip will you be taking away for this week?

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3 Ways to Think Outside the Box with 3 Summer Staples

Jun 29, 2015

Remember back when it was chilly and still spring, back when you'd stand in front of your kitchen window with a hot cup of tea, willing the last of the frost to melt with your narrowed eyes? As you moved the hot cup from hand to hand, you'd plan all the beautiful outfits you'd zip up and smooth down once the days got warmer and longer, imagining all the white prairie dresses and cheeky bralette tops.

But now that we're in it- and preparing to say goodbye to June no less!- we've found ourselves in the usual ruts. White dress? Check. Pair it with the gladiator sandals. High waist shorts? Check, and toss a crop top over 'em. Floppy hat? Yep, and don't forget to match it with a shift dress.

Tried and true and still lovely, if not a little...repetitive. And while me and you both love a classic formula, it's fun to roll up your sleeves every once in a while and reinvent the wheel. That's exactly what I did today with Grayson Shop, working together to take your three summer staples (bohemian wide leg trousers, open backed tank top, and a striped maxi) and played and tinkered with them until we found a way to give them new life.

The results? Pretty dang transformative looks that are every bit as fun.




Look One: Bohemian Wide Leg Trousers


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3 Outfits That Prove Yes, You Can Be Chic in a Heat Wave

May 21, 2015

Summertime can be a tricky time when it comes to being creative with your outfits. The sun puts on its sunglasses, the pool noodles make their way onto your deck, and you have nothing on your mind but where to get lemonade next and keeping your hair from frizzing into unholy chia-pet proportions.

The last thing you want to think about are layers, and most days zipping up a light summer dress will do. But what if I told you there was a way to both play nice with the heat wave and stay stylish underneath its smiling rays? I teamed up with TrendsGal today to show you it could be done: Below are 3 summer outfits that are simple, unfussy, and completely and totally chic.


Look One: Summer Layering


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What to Wear to a...

May 17, 2015


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It's a balmy, summer night out, so grab your honey and join in on your neighborhood's Wine Walk to beat the heat in your apartment. Stroll underneath the lamp lights of your familiar streets and pop into boutiques and book stores that are changed into wine stations, sampling your way down the white wine list as you chat with shopkeepers. To keep that humidity at bay, dress up in an eye-catching vintage maxi, and play up it's popsicle-like colors by adding more hues to the mix. Pick caramel colored sandals and let your purse bring in a playful pop to the outfit. 

How We Wore It: 8 Ways to Style a Pinafore

May 13, 2015

Ever seen a trend, liked it, but weren't necessarily sure if you could style it in a "you" kind of way? "How We Wore It" will show you how different women braved the trend and played with it until they got it to fit in with their styles- and hopefully that'll inspire us to poke a toe out of our comfort zones and try something new, too! Today's trend will be pinafores. Happy creating!

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