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Category: fashion

Nili Lotan SS16- highly wearable runway

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i scanned this show and immediately wondered if a. i had the materials in my wardrobe to make this happen, b. if i could achieve some of these looks with a little help from the gap, and c. deciding that the black boot is unarguably the most adaptable shoe one can have in their wardrobe- this show further proving it’s versatility, the essential bb flourishes when placed with less typical arrangements (eg. the formalish long black dress, or lightweight white boho number.) i’m all for the chino- and to answer the gap question, i try every season- each time i pull them on with hope- imagine my bragging rights when others ogle at my impossibly perfect find, then, i catch a glimpse of the unfamiliar shape my butt takes on, realizing the gap has not modernized their classic chino, it is still best paired with a merrell – this slightly cropped, drop crotch rendition, may be just the answer. also love the idea of formalizing some of these looks with some silk, sparkle, or a stiletto. but… i’ll be hitting the normcore big box stores, just to make sure they haven’t tweaked their caj wear for the shoppers of today.

loup charmant

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i’ve had to forget everything i thought i knew about summer dressing. i am now halfway through my first hot as all heeeyelll florida season and am finally getting the gist of what actually works- in actual heat. the options come down to linen, light cotton, lululemon (desperately trying to not wear workout clothing when i have zero intention of working out.) hats now serve purpose, leather bags feel so wrong, shoes are optional, and denim is strictly reserved for dusk. hence, my newfound appreciation for lifestyle brands that cater to beach life. i love the easy breezy no fuss dresses by loup charmant, so breathable, and fit into my favourite wardrobe category- something like the desk to dinner, but more like dormant to drinks, wear it to bed, add a flat and clutch, don’t mind the wrinkles, and wear it for drinks.

side note: loving the espadrilles sold on the LC website.

caught in the wwake

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proving the rule that the best things come in small packages. i love all of the pretty little things going on at wwake. an excellent brand to get your ear curation down (they all come as separates… snaps to that.) hands look right stacked up with these mini delights as well. the dainty jewelry game is still on point- with so many breeds out there the unique twist is welcomed- opals ain’t eva looked so good.

Michelle Williams for LV

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my home skillet jenn just turned my attention to the new LV campaign. i’ve been loving michelle williams in this spot since it began. styled by carine roitfeld, shot by peter lindbergh- holy stunning. i have been in contemplation as to how i will transition from pixie to long hair (when the time comes, not yet.) michelle williams has grown out oh so gracefully, and though my locks will never have that wisp, she’s a strong contester as my grow-out muse. also, amazing makeup, i wanna be blond just to have a natural dark brow, with a touch of root.

dior resort- close up

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plaid with a cinch, devastatingly chic all black, a few tats, natural metallics, 70’s wall hanging palettes, undone beauty, with a fur stole on top. i’m loving the modern lady dior introduced to us by raf simons yesterday.

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