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fall sock shopping guide

October 18, 2017 • By

Vintage sweater | Collective Concepts skirt | Alaïi heels | Brixton hat

It’s all about the socks, baby. Socks have been a huge street style and runway trend the last few seasons, and it’s seriously one of the easiest (and cheapest!) to fuse into your own style. Especially now that temps are starting to drop, they are a great tool to transition some of the shoes that you’re not quite ready to pack away yet. Plus, you can easily double up on trends here too. Add a pair of metallic socks under a peep-toe ankle bootie, and you feed two trendy birds with one scone. Or try some short fishnet ankle socks under a traditional mule to grunge up an otherwise classic silhouette. Shop my favorite affordable picks below!

 


Shopping Guide, Street Style

5 Things I’m Buying for Fall

September 25, 2017 • By

Rebecca Minkoff sweater | Madewell jeans | Brixon cap | Vintage bag | Vintage rings | Celine sungalsses

My online cart runneth over. For the most part, I’ve been very good in terms of not buying anything since I am saving up for a trip, but this last week or so, I’ve been very naughty. Now that it is officially fall, I just want to buy all the fall things! And I’m not at all letting this 90+ weather deter my shopping efforts. Plus, the day is always better when there’s a package waiting on the doorstep, right? I’ve got 5 packages being delivered this week, so it is bound to be a good one!

There are a few trends in particular I am dying to partake in, especially after all the street style inspiration that comes with NYFW. Though if I am being honest, this particular season has also uninspired me to try one specific style. I was all for the grey blazer thing until I swiped past 7 grey blazer outfits IN A ROW on Instagram. Now it seems like there’d be nothing LESS creative to wear than a grey blazer. I don’t know… maybe I still want one? TBA.

Here are the trends that are being delivered to me this week (+ one wishlist item)!

White Ankle Booties

Bold, but versatile. I love easy-to-wear pieces that also make a statement, and white ankle booties definitely fall into this category. Typically, I gravitate towards boots most days anyway, so white boots are definitely a natural transition. I got a deal on this pair, but I’m unsure if I want a block heel or stiletto heel like this one.

Fiddler/Newsboy/Cabby Hats

Obviously, I love this trend already, as seen here, here and here. I wanted to add another color to the mix, so I polled you guys an Insta: red or off-white for the next hat? The results were almost unanimously off-white! Still have the red one on my mind though… 🙂

Wrap Dresses

Of course, wrap dresses are nothing new, but they are to me. I’ve been told that wrap dresses are universally flattering, especially on women with curves and I respectfully disagree. I have found that summery wrap dresses are typically not bra-friendly, which sadly means they are not me-friendly. But in the fall, I take advantage of all the bra strap concealing sleeves!

Shearling

Shearling is back for a victory lap. Last year I lusted over aviator jacket after aviator jacket, and I wasn’t going to miss out this time around. I have also been seeing some other shearling and faux shearling items trending, like this bag and this sweater. It seems as though this fall is going to be quite fuzzy.

Olives, Mustards and Cherry Reds

These hues, specifically in chunky knits and crossbody bags, have such a warm, retro feel that I adore. Plus, there are items popping up in these colors EVERYWHERE, so you’ll have no shortage of options!

And my one wishlist item is: the boldly colored power suit! I am dying for one in red, millennial pink or maybe even pale orange? The power suit is already such a statement look, so it’s like might as well go all out, no?

What do yall think? Are there any of these trends that you could totally pass on?


Shopping Guide, Style

4th of July style + 3 holiday outfits

June 30, 2017 • By

July Style

4th of July Outfit

4th of July Style

Patriotic Style

Patriotic Holiday Style

Independence Day Style

Patriotic Style Inspiration

Patriotic Scarf Style

4th of July Style Inspiration

4th of July Fashion

Patriotic Denim Style

4th of July Look

Wearing: Madewell top and scarf, Gap jeans, ASOS sandals, Kat Von Dee Liquid Lipstick

There’s something about the 4th of July that makes it feel like it’s officially summer. I mean, its been hitting 90+ degrees in Fort Worth for weeks now, but I think the early July Texas soundscape of cicadas and fireworks really sets the mood. Plus, this holiday pretty much embodies most of the things I love: sun, swimming, days off work, beer with lime and salt, good food.

BUT does anyone else think that 4th of July style can get a little cheesy though? The terrible plastic red, white and blue sunglasses and the American flag printed tee shirts and swimsuits. I’m not into it. An understated look is definitely the way to go. There’s plenty of more chic routes you can take to still achieve a festive holiday feel.

If all else fails, just wear that Old Navy graphic tee your mom dressed you in 15 years ago and call it a retro, right?

THE POOL DAY

THE BACKYARD BBQ

THE CONCERT IN THE PARK


Shopping Guide, Style

plant shopping: 7 best indoor plants

June 26, 2017 • By

Taupe Tassel Earrings

Cropped Hi-Lo Mules

Blue Madewell Scissor Jeans

Tassel Earrings Portrait

Madewell Button Fly Scissor Jeans

Mandala Tattoo

Succulent Vintage Rings

Cropped Black Shirt Mules

Cropped Hi-Lo

Tropical Boy

Madewell Button Fly Jeans

Tassel Earrings

Beige Tassel Earrings Portrait

Cropped Black Top Mules

Wearing: Madewell button fly jeans, DailyLook cropped black top, Cape Robbin mules, Beehive tassel earrings, Vintage bag

I’ve killed a plant or two in my time. Quite frankly, there have been times where my house looks like a plant graveyard. They can be so tricky! But that doesn’t stop me from plant shopping like every other weekend. Our house feels so much more homey with our green friends around. And honestly, I have gotten better at caring for them. Spoiler alert: reading HOW to care for each plant increases the likely hood that they’ll live. Surprising, I know.

I’ve also learned that I am better at caring for some plants than others. For example, I suck at succulents. “Easiest plant” my ass. Mine are always growing roots where they’re not supposed to root or getting bleached from too much sun. Or I overwater them and underwater them. Simultaneously (idk okay?) OR they start legging like crazy. For the life of me, I just can’t figure it out!

Howeverrrrrr, I have been killing the damn game when it comes to non-succulent houseplants. My monstera and rubber tree plants both have consistent new growth and my schefflera is living, despite my best efforts (no seriously). Since we haven’t killed anything in a hot minute, we finally took the plunge and bought a fiddle leaf fig. A FIDDLE LEAF FIG GUYS. I’ve finally made it. Sidenote: When we stayed in a yurt in a Hawaiian rainforest last Feb, there was a fiddle leaf fig that was, kid you not, THREE stories tall. For anyone else obsessed with this plant, it would have brought a tear to your eye. Like it did mine.

Since I struggle to keep ANYTHING alive, I wanted to share some helpful care guides for my favorite plants, ie: the ones that have thrived even in my household. Enjoy!

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Monstera
Schefflera
Snake Plant
Rubber Tree
Philodendron
Pothos

-Madison

Photos by Robert Paine


Shopping Guide, Style

floral prints

June 15, 2017 • By

Blue Printed Dress

Floral Short Dress

Printed Floral

Blue Printed Floral Dress

Printed Floral Dress

Blue Dress

Girly Blue Floral Dress

Wearing: Mango Dress, ASOS boots

Why is it that finding a good floral print is so hard? I feel like they can easily look cheap or dated or just… not quite right. I scored this one from Mango a few years ago and it has definitely become a regular go-to. Constantly I’m finding myself reaching for it! There’s a handful of different variations that I keep seeing pop up (like tropical!) and I am seriously all about it. Personally, I like to choose one that is not so girly. And even then I usually edge it up with some black booties or a moto jacket.

Here are a few styles I’m dying add to my rotation. Let me know which one is your fave!

Moody Floral

For Love & Lemons Flamenco Strapless Dress
Iro Averen Dress
The Reformation Acai Dress

Embroidered Floral

Mango Embroidered Denim Skirt
Tularosa London Slip Dress
Free People Embroidered Girlfriend Jean
Tularosa Carsen Dress

Tropical Floral

Ecote Button Front Tie Waist Mini Dress
Mango Tropical Midi Skirt
The Reformation Afternoon Dress

-Madison