Monday, September 18, 2017

Mini Bags, Big Statement

BAG:: Chloe // JEANS:: AG // TOP:: Rebecca Taylor // SUNNIES:: Ray Ban

I purchased this Chloe bag right before we went on our honeymoon ( crazy it's almost been 2 years!) and I knew it was a really great "mini" bag. It's perfect for traveling and walking around the city on the weekends when I don't have the usual stuff that I carry during the week weighing me down. 

Browsing some Fall style forecasts, I have been seeing a ton of mini statement bags. Although small in size, the colors and even the straps or handles make a really great accessory to any outfit. Some are shoulder and cross body and others are top handles. I love when a bag like my Chloe above gives me the option to wear slung on my shoulder ( long or short, the strap is adjustable!) or across my body when I'm feeling extra sporty!

Whenever Friday rolls around I put away my work week tote and switch out to a weekend bag. It's kind of like putting away your stress and whatever else you carry around during the week ( I have about 18 hair ties and baby glosses in my work week tote) and starting off the weekend on a new lighter note!

xx Kaitlin

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Favorites :: Slides

SHOES:: Splendid (on sale in black)

Slides, mules, slip ons, whatever you want to call them. They are quite possibly my favorite kind of shoe for fall and spring. Mostly because they are super easy and almost always comfortable, but I also feel like they can really make an everyday outfit stand out. Especially with the variety of styles, colors and materials they come in. Velvet, suede, embellished, leather, patterned, tied with a little bow. Loving this style that is currently 50% off! I've rounded up some of my favorites for you below!

xo Chrissy

Thursday, September 14, 2017

End Tables :: Styling Tips

END TABLE:: World's Away // COUCH:: Restoration Hardware // BOOK:: Louis Vuitton // CANDLE:: Bergdorf Goodman // PILLOWS:: Custom (similar here and here) // Gold Spikes:: HomeGoods (similar here) // MATCHES:: fun matchbooks here // COASTERS:: Shopbop

Styling shelves, a coffee table or end table / nightstand can be really difficult. There is a whole formula to this technique that can be quite confusing. I am actually way better at styling an étagère than a coffee table. Without fresh flowers ( mine tend to die very quickly - there are some pretty good fake flowers as another option) I always have difficulty working around other pieces without my centerpiece. But end tables, with a smaller surface area aren't as hard!

My number one piece for any styling is a really thick coffee table book. They are really easy to add anywhere in the home and are great to play off of. My end table in our living room is pretty simple! With one thick book, I made that my center piece and worked around it. On top of the book I put a candle, a small acrylic frame, a fun match book, and agate coasters. 

The larger piece in the back I found at HomeGoods ( they have really awesome hidden gems but you have to go on the right day - it can be a total hit or miss) I liked that this piece instead of a lamp tied in the gold but also gave a pretty straight forward layout some fun. If my end table was a round one which I have thought about switching too, I would probably put a lamp and redo the surface differently. My issue with home décor is that I am constantly changing my mind ( I spend too much free time on Pitnerest) and I get carried away in changing things up which can be costly. 

See what else I am loving for styling your end tables (or any other surface) below!

xx Kaitlin

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lust List

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Light Layers

JACKET:: IRO (similar here and style steal here) // JEANS:: J Brand // TEE:: LOFT // BELT:: Hermes // SHOES:: Jimmy Choo

You're hot, you're cold, you're hot again and then cold again. It's that funny time of the year- the time of year when you step into the sun and end up being way too hot but the second you move into the shade you're freezing. It's exactly what was happening to me this past Saturday and I legit ended up taking my sweater on and off about a million times. It's the time of year when all you really need is a light layer. Something to throw over your tee shirt or top just to give you an extra bit of warmth. I tend to gravitate towards longer cardigans but also love a shorter light weight jacket. I snagged this IRO one (similar here not on sale and similar style steal here) on major sale at Saks this summer. I don't typically shy away from wearing white after Labor Day and knew I could wear this jacket year round.

I did a massive roundup of some lighter layers below. Kind of digging this sweater with the contrasting trim.

Photos by Courtney Ann Photography

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Favorites :: Moto Jackets

JACKET :: Club Monaco (on sale)

One of our favorite things about this blog is connecting with others. We love, LOVE hearing from you whether it's a question about a certain trend or just general feedback. Seriously it makes our day when we check our Instagram DMs and have messages from you! So please keep it up :) We received a message last week asking about Moto jackets for fall and we thought we'd do a roundup of some of our favorite ones. 

Moto jackets are the perfect layering piece no matter the season. I bought this one in blush last spring knowing it would take me right into fall. I personally love blush for fall and this one is currently on sale! The sleeves on this particular jacket are roomy enough for me to wear a thicker sweater underneath. If you are looking for a warmer option, I would suggest going with a heavier leather or faux leather, suede or faux suede. This particular style by BLANKNYC was so popular last year and they are back again this fall. I love this slate blue color and would definitely pair it with a light gray monochromatic look (light gray jeans and light gray sweater) and some ballet flats. It comes in a ton of colors (also love this deep blue) so if you like this style I would definitely check around and make sure you find your favorite hue! I've linked a ton of Moto Jackets below.

xo Chrissy

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mornings in Madewell

TOP:: Madewell // JEANS:: James Jeans // SHOES:: Vince (similar here and here) // BAG:: Chanel // EARRINGS:: Similar here // NECKLACES :: ASHA and some family charms // SUNGLASSES:: Ray-Ban  

I have more dressy blouses and tops than I care to admit but what I have really needed in my wardrobe lately are easy tees and tops I can throw on while running around with the kids. I will never be one of those moms that is always super put together. I just don't have time for it and to be honest I enjoy being comfortable. I also spill, a lot. I've made good friends with our dry cleaner :) As much as I love my flowy white tops and my cashmere sweaters, it's washable tees that I so desperately need. I found this Madewell one a few weeks ago while browsing Shopbop's newest arrivals and thought it would be an easy option on mornings when I just don't have time and need to throw something on quickly. I love, love the tie detail. I ended up popping into the Madewell store near me the other day and they have such a great selection of every day tees and sweatshirts. A few other favorites:: Nordstrom, Loft, Shopbop. I made a boutique below of all the comfy tees and light sweatshirts I have my eyes on!

photos by Courtney Ann Photography


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