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A Good Morning at the Farmers Market

I'm a self-proclaimed foodie.  And probably a bit of a food snob.

One of my very favorite things is eating and shopping local.  

The bummer part is that you fall in love with what's local, and then inevitably you leave {never say never folks, watch out!} and it becomes an unsatisfiable craving.  

And sort of takes on the most amazing taste you ever tasted appeal.  

Anyway, I love, and miss, the chile lime almonds.  and I love farmers market.  Here's some fun photos Angie snapped while we were shopping one morning.

Thanks for reading!  What is your favorite local item?  and do they ship??  I wanna know please.



Culottes and Clogs, I can really get behind these fall trends.

how to wear denim culottes

There are just some seasons and fashion trends that I obsess over.  This fall happens to be one of them.  It could be because "fall" has eluded me the last two years having been living at the southern end of the West Coast. 

Really I think it's just everything this season.

I mean how could you not?  Rich deep colors, fun textures like suede and tassels, and new silhouettes to break up the ever predictable, and well loved - don't let me fool you - skinny jeans and booties.  

Hey if it's not broke why fix it?  But um let's just buy another to keep it company.

I plan to wear these clogs with cute socks, or tights.  I love that they can be paired with denim or skirts and dresses.  They are quite comfortable considering the height.  And the cinnamon color pairs so well with black or brown or denim, or navy.  The perfect fall addition to my closet.

And the culottes - yes a bit of a fashion leap, slightly more trendy.  But so comfortable, so flattering, easy to wear with clogs, or heeled booties.  I am even thinking flats and a fitted tank.

fitted sweater and culottes

striped sweater, curly hair, aviators

dolce vita clogs

curly hairstyle, foldover clutch

culottes and clogs

fall fashion trends
sweater - French Connection, old
jeans - 7 for all Mankind, Nordstrom, also Amazon
shoes - Dolce Vita, Nordstromcurrently on sale
clutch - Hobo, Nordstrom, Navy is from Queen Anne Dispatch
watch - Kate Spade, Nordstrom

Fashion should be fun, I hope you agree.  Take a leap and see how you feel.  You can always come back.   Thanks for reading. 

Play dressup!


Street Style: Incorporating our favorite 70's inspired pieces for fall

Fringe 2

Here is another episode of Jenn's Friday Favorites, this week's features how-to make this fall's 70's-inspired pieces relevant for everyday wear. Imagine clogs at school pick-up, flares to the office, a floppy hat just meant for the farmer's market, and fringe (plenty of it!) at happy hour. Flares When you've gone deep into skinny jeans, it's difficult to remember how to wear this wide-leg denim cousin. Rules to live by: 1) a heeled chunky shoe balances out the volume of the pant and 2) a shorter, more fitted top will accentuate your shape. Once you've got the proportions, it's so liberating - your calves will thank you!

{flares} Madewell | Gap | Hudson

Poncho Is it a blanket or a really big scarf? Hard to say but one thing is for sure, a poncho is the epitome of cozy chic wear. Regardless of what you layer underneath, you will look instantly cool (yet feel so warm!). Just be sure to wear more fitted pants, so that you are not swallowed up by volume (this can be either a slim silhouette or a flare pant that is fitted through the thigh).


Suede Skirt Nothing says fall like the buttery-soft texture of suede. A skirt in a rich brown shade hits all the right notes; pairing easily with nearly every neutral color in addition to complimenting all of the gorgeous jewel tones that are synonymous with fall. Just remember to play with proportions - for example, if it's a mini skirt, wear something more demure up top (like a turtleneck), or if it's midi length, balance the volume of the skirt with something more fitted.

{suede skirts} Express | Asos | Halogen

Fringe What is more fun than the dancing movement of fringe...whether it's a purse, skirt, shoe (or all of the above)?! Make the fringed piece the highlight of your outfit and keep all other accessories complimentary yet subtle. However, if it's a festive occasion - throw caution to the wind!


Clogs This is my footwear obsession for fall. I'm loving the return of this totally fashion forward yet retro shoe. Stay clear of it's counterpart generally reserved for nursing, and bring on the classic wooden sole and stapled leather. Heel heights vary from cobblestone-friendly to bar-to-car wear. And don't fall into an outfit rut with this one either. While a simple jeans and tee ensemble is always appropriate, elevate the clog by pairing it with tights and a skirt. The possibilities can be endlessly fun.

{clogs} Dolce Vita | Topshop | No. 6

Floppy Hat The must-have fall accessory, a floppy hat will instantly elevate any outfit from mediocre to awesome. My only advice is to "own it." You must wear a hat with confidence - hold your head high, and do not take it off inside. You are the girl rocking the hat, everyone will notice.

Floppy Hat 2
{floppy hats} Rag & Bone | Madewell | Hinge

Happy Friday! 
Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment with your favorite 70's inspired look for fall. 

Jenn and Kirsty

street style photo credit: Harpers Bazaar, Glamour Magazine UK, Forbes


Even if you can only dare to flare.

how to style flare jeans for every day

 Maybe you're not quite ready for fringe or suede or over-sized floppy hats?  Just you wait.  In the meantime the most flattering move you can make is letting flare denim back into your closet.  Or perhaps it never left.  You know who you are - you non-skinny adaptors.

Not judging.

Either way, 70's-inspired fashion is hot this fall, and we are super excited to see major flares back in the action.

These jeans are just a bit tighter up top, slightly more flared on the bottom, and a tad higher waisted than their bootcut cousin.  And super flattering all around.  A butt's best friend and legs for days.

I Dig Them.

Best paired with a clog or wedge heel.  The exaggerated flare can swallow up your silhouette.  Clogs are a great way to incorporate a shoe with a bit more height but still reasonable for day wear.  No wobbles, no excuses.  We will save all the AMAZING clogs {like these!} we've been seeing for later this week.

statement necklace, denim on denim

oversized sunglasses, denim chambray shirt

How to wear 70's style
shirt - Rails, Amazon
jeans - Hudson, old
shoes - Anthropologie, old
necklace - Lucia K. Jewelry available upon request

my favorite flare picks under 100$ 
1. fabulous as seen here   2. I just ordered, enter EXTRA for additional 30% off    3. this gray - rad

my favorite picks under 200$. 
1.  love the large cuff hem  2.  great dark color, make a statement  3.  corduroy, buttons on the flares, lovely.

Thank you for reading,  check back tomorrow for more 70's love from Jenn and myself.
photos by Angie.


like what you see, follow along on my instagram, thekirstyfiles, for more daily outfits and adventures.

70's Style Revival

Because it's just more fun to collaborate, Jenn and I are talking about our love to 70's inspired fashion this fall.  Keep checking back all week for our favorite outfits and items...


First up Jenn.
If you follow along with my fashion adventures on Instagram, you may already be tired of this dress. Because, clearly, I am in LOVE. Aside from the ease of getting dressed with one simple piece, I am totally on-board with the entire 1970's trend that is continuing from summer straight into fall! I've already shared my love for flares and flannel, and with the addition of clogs, a sherpa-lined vest, and a poncho; my fall wardrobe is greatly influenced by the throw-back to this fashionable era. As I've noted in previous posts, just be careful that you're look doesn't ready entirely too retro (you want to look fashion-forward rather than in costume). I achieve this here by adding more modern accessories that are still in keeping with the vibe of the dress - a peep toe bootie isn't too straight-laced and the slouchy, tasseled clutch echoes the tassels on the dress (and the amazing navy color!) 




Finally, have we talked about how a red lip can transform your look (if not your entire outlook on life?!)? I generally tend to keep my makeup look simple, but a pop of lip color can really brighten your complexion, not-to-mention take a look from good to great! Particularly this time of year (as we lose our summer glow), some color can do wonders for drawing attention to your face.


 {outfit details} dress: Wayf | booties: Hinge | clutch: Hobo (found at Queen Anne Dispatch) | glasses: ChloĆ© | Earrings: Lucia K. Jewelry (email Kirsty) | Ring: my own | Lips: NARS Cruella

P1120691 Keep checking back in later this week as Kirsty and I continue to share our love for all-things '70's. As always, thanks for reading! ~Jenn


Friday Favorites: Flannels


Today Jenn is sharing her Friday Favorites on the blog, if you haven't ever checked out her Friday posts, it's a must.  Hello, shopping is her job, and she shares all her best finds.

Here's her flannel hotlist...

Hopefully you have been following all week as Kirsty and I have had fun styling plaid flannel shirts in some classic and some unexpected ways. To finish out our week of fall flannel, Friday Favorites is featuring...you guessed it, more plaid! But don't be lured into thinking that this is as simple as a classic button-down shirt. Below you will find several of those; in addition to awesome outerwear, cozy over-sized scarfs, and lady-like skirts all constructed in soft material and lots of checks.


Rails (also above)



How great are these jeans? With flannel patches, they are a total 90's throw-back!




Thanks for following along with us this week. What are your favorite flannel pieces? What makes you mad for plaid?? (I couldn't help it!)
Enjoy a terrific weekend! ~Jenn & Kirsty