I love blazers, I can’t get enough of them, they’re the perfect way to make any look more polished and pulled together. There’s just something about having a nicely tailored or fitted blazer that adds a level of professionalism to any look as well. There is something to be said for a piece that can make even a logo tee look a little more sophisticated. I have blazers in just about every shade, pattern, texture, and cut, knowing that any type of blazer I purchase, will inevitably be in my wardrobe for years to come. In this particular case, I’ve been obsessing over this Margaret O’Leary blazer since I first saw it in the fall lookbook.
Despite having a large variety of blazers, I have yet to have anything in this color combo. The marigold color mixed with the navy plaid immediately takes me to more of an equestrian theme, if you wore it over a simple fitted white blouse. In this particular case though, I decided to mix this with another pattern, polka dots. Continue reading
Hello dear readers, can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already??? I’m struggling to grasp with the fact that this year is already almost over, it went by in a flash. I think we can all share the sentiment that holidays are stressful, and being around the entire family for a prolonged period of time can make you a bit frazzled. Good thing there’s wonderful alcohol to help you get through this holiday season. I originally came across this drink recipe for the Al Capone here, and was immediately intrigued. First of all, I’m obsessed with old mafia history, secondly, any cocktail with Bulleit bourbon and ginger ale is guaranteed to be a favorite in my house.
So I gave it a whirl last night, and it was DELICIOUS! I usually will make tweaks to the recipes I find before I share them on here, but this one was too good the original way. So without further ado, here’s the recipe to make an Al Capone: Continue reading
Hello from LA, dear readers!
After what has been a terribly prolonged absence, today I wanted to share with you all a fresh and spunky look of the week. Back in September, I bought a men’s tweed hat from Levi’s on a whim and have been searching for a way to wear it that doesn’t feel overtly masculine or just plain gauche.
I finally found my solution by pairing it with a minimalist wool dress (the perfect piece for staying warm, but dressy throughout the winter months) layered over a basic shirt and paired with an elegant classic–ballet flats. I love that the look comes across as playfully mod, but still tres chic.
I wanted to share this look with you all because it’s an easy, but elegant look to replicate in a pinch–and with basics that many of you have (or should have!) in your closet already. Layer up, throw on a hat and some flats et voila. Better yet–the look is perfect for an office holiday party, or perhaps even a friendsgiving dinner!
It’s that time of year again, between fashion week shows to shopping events catered towards supporting small businesses, Portland is brimming with fun events to keep your social calendar booked. You may remember our write up about last year’s Content here. Content is an amazing event that brings together the wonderfully talented designers, artists, and makers here in Portland and allows them to curate art installations, taking over the entire 2nd floor of the Ace Hotel. Every year is a great opportunity to learn about different designers, view their artistic expression, or new collections. It’s always interesting to see how the event evolves year after year as well.
I decided to go right at the beginning of the event and snap some photos before Content got too packed (it reached capacity this year.) I based my selections on either something I’d actually want to own, or something that was completely out of the ordinary. Here are what I would consider a few of my highlights from 2013′s Content. Continue reading
(Image by the very talented Lisa Teso)
Hello dear readers, wow have I missed you. As Erin has informed you, I recently got hitched and went on my honeymoon. While I’m still trying to come back down from this high of life, and return to some sense of normalcy, I am ecstatic to have my blogging return to regularly scheduled programming. A lot has happened over the last couple months of crunch time pre-wedding and now post. I have a new hair style I can’t wait to share with you, and my shopping embargo has been temporarily removed to add in a few crucial pieces as well as part ways with some things that really needed to go. Why did I hang on to a Juicy couture suit for so long? Anyways, I always find it fascinating to see what people choose to wear for some of the biggest moments of their lives. So I decided to start a mini-series of “Life, Love, and What I Wore” I promise it won’t be lengthy and gushy, just a opportunity to talk about fashion choices for special moments. And while I obviously had the all important white(or in my case champagne) gown for my big day, there were other moments leading up to the day and on my honeymoon that I’ll have photographs of for the rest of my life. Continue reading