Category Archives: Local Fashionistas

Take My Hand

We are so excited to have a double feature this week on the blog! You hear words thrown around like “dressing up” and “formal” and “events” – and while we all may use these words interchangeably, they have very different meanings for each individual. There is no cookie-cutter way to dress. While it is respectful to dress according to all specific instructions presented by those putting on a certain event, when its left open-ended we hope you will feel inspired to truly be YOU even when dressing more formal than usual. These looks below, while certainly not black-tie formal, are still elevated looks with two very different aesthetics. This red plaid coat from Vilagallo is a great combination of masculine silhouettes and fabrics, with true feminine details (the lining of this coat has the sweetest illustrations!) Worn with a button-down and straight leg denim from Levis, we are definitely playing up menswear with this look. On the other hand, lace and velvet is quintessential feminine formality and we have shown that with a new, modern flare. This high-neck lace detail blouse is perfect for layering or standing out on its own. These wintertime fabrics make a statement all their own without any effort. Above all else, we hope you will stay true to yourself for all of your formal holiday events this year!

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Chase’s Look
Modern 1-pocket top, Levis – $69
501 Skinny, Levis – $98
Red plaid coat, Vilagallo – $253
“Cassius” booties, Dolce Vita – $160

Sara Jane’s Look
Lace Top, By Timo – $113
Knit Legging, RD Style – $60
“Liza” heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Gold hoop earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Chase and Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Who Run The World

Sometimes you just toss on a mini skirt, some sparkle boots, and show the world what a bad ass chick you are! The demure, modest look of your typical LBD is nice but why not mix it up a bit for a night out? This mini moto skirt from Loveriche paired with this pin-up inspired top from Voodoo Vixen is the perfect combo for adding a bit of edge to the usual all-black look. We loved pairing this daring combo with our Levis Sherpa Jacket to add another nod to vintage fashion and some additional texture and color. This look is sure to turn heads and you’ll feel unstoppable in it!

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Von-Teese Top, Voodoo Vixen – $33
Mini Moto Skirt, Loveriche – $47
Xboyfriend Sherpa Jacket, Levis – $198
Sparkly Ankle Booties, model’s own
Jewelry, model’s own

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Rockstar 101

The changing leaves, the hot cocoa, the holidays, the COATED DENIM – all things we look forward to in the cooler seasons. Coated denim is a really nice way to merge the comfort of your favorite pair of jeans with the interest and edginess of a shiny, leather-like, coating. These are just as effortless to style as jeans but instantly elevate your look. Here, we have styled a pair of Paige coated denim with some strappy heels from Chelsea Crew, but these pants could easily be paired with some booties or knee-high boots and transition easily into colder months. And this dark purple/wine color is an obsession of ours this season. Perhaps its the new millennial pink?

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Woven Blouse, Lush – $44
Coated Huxton Ankle, Paige – $201
“Liza” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Feather Earrings, Rebekah Vinyard Jewelry – $23

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Cheers!

Think that all your light-toned florals are banished to the back of the closet now that Fall is here? Think again! The key to rocking your pastel patterns is to find them on fabrics that will keep you warm, are able to be layered, or that have some textural interest. All of these things you will find in this By Timo mini dress. The high neck and long sleeves make this dress completely Autumn appropriate without drowning you out in a sea of black and neutral-tones (not that we don’t LOVE neutrals, because whoah, we love ’em!) If bright colors are your thing – let that colorful flag fly all year ’round! These velvet Mary Janes from Chelsea Crew tie this look all together with the jewel-like velvet material – and how good would these shoes look over some black tights?!

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Floral Mini Dress, By Timo – $187
Mustard Mary Janes “Oprah”, Chelsea Crew – $58
Jewelry, model’s own

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Big Wheels

Folks, we are BACK! And it is quite possibly our favorite time of year: Fall! Okay, maybe our favorite time is holiday. Or maybe Springtime. Okay, we can’t decide. But we are smack dab in the middle of Fall transition and we are LOVING it. We are starting to shake out our sweaters from the backs of our closets and they feel like the warm, familiar hug of a good friend you haven’t seen in awhile. It’s glorious. But let’s face it, 60 degree mornings turn into 85 degree afternoons and that makes wearing cable knits and wool sweaters out of the question. So, for now, don’t pack away your shirt dresses just yet! Just be sure to layer up and you’ll be able to change your look according to the weather. Florals are certainly not just a spring/summertime staple, they can be worn well into the wintery season. Consider a darker floral or this beautiful mustard shade. Add your favorite light duster or denim jacket and you’re prepared for whatever the weather may bring!

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Floral Dress, Esley – $59
Denim Full Length Jacket, Current Air – $81
Sunnies, Spitfire – $39
Wicker Basket – $120
Sneakers, model’s own

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Crushed Blush

It’s no secret how much we (and the fashion world at large!) love this blush-y, rose-y shade of pink. Maybe we love how closely it matches a crisp glass of rose? Maybe we cant help but be swept up in the “millennial pink” trend? No matter how we got there – we sure our happy to incorporate more pink in our wardrobe. With this soft, pastel look we thought incorporating bold accessories and shoes would balance it nicely and add some interest. Don’t wait for an all-neutral look to add a pop of color – just pair pieces from the same color family and find a pair of statement shoes to really top it off. We love how these heels from Seychelles really stand out with the rest of this otherwise monochromatic look. So, millennial or not, we hope you feel encouraged to think pink this summer!

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Cross Stitch Box Top, Final Touch – $29
Pencil Skirt, Trinity Tribe – $22
“Journey” Heels in Denim, Seychelles – $123
“Orbit” Earrings, Sibilia – $79
“Parallel” Cuff, Alexandra Scarlett – $90

Thanks to Breigh for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and East West Vintage Rentals for the perfect backdrop.

Take a Bow

The floral shift dress is (or definitely should be!) a staple in every gals’ wardrobe. Its flirty and girly while still being adaptable to everyone’s personal style and flair. They can be dressed up with heels, or down with a denim jacket and sneakers. Its no secret the millions of wardrobe variations you can create with a floral dress and a little creativity. Feeling tired of your classic combos? Try different textures in the same color family. We love these velvet belt that can be tied in many different ways to suit the occasion. Adding some statement shoes, with some unexpected texture like faux fur or metal hardware, adds interest and changes up the entire vibe without my effort. Accessorizing is key for putting a new spin on your most beloved go-to pieces.

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Floral Dress, Peach Love – $56
Earrings, Extasia – $114
Velvet Wrap Belt, NY Accessories – $24
“Myth” Sandals, BC – No longer available

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Owl Bakery for the perfect backdrop.