8.26.2015

well since I'm in a mini skirt phase...


how to style denim skirt overalls

I figured I'd just keep going with it.  Here is yet another variation that I have become smitten with, I mean why not skirtalls?  A little nod to back to school style while still soaking up summer.  

I blame it all on the birkenstocks.  And maybe the palm trees.

And how about the messy low ponytail.  

It's all a phase.

denim skirtall, birkenstocks

lace shirt, overalls

messy ponytail aviator sunglasses

beach waves

denim skirt outfit
tee - Saks Off 5th, Old.
skirt - Billabong, Amazon
shoes - Birkenstock, Amazon
watch - Kate Spade, Nordstrom
ring - Gorjana


Happiest of Wednesdays.  Thanks for reading!

Photos by Angie.  Linking up with pleated poppy for what i wore weds.

xo,
Kirsty


8.21.2015

short and sweet: how to keep a mini skirt casual daywear.


free people mini skirt

California seems to have seeped into my blood, and among other things, so with it, mini skirts.  They are comfortable, great for hotter temps, and easy to keep casual with a simple tank or tee and flats.  

I especially like them paired with my birks.

So the short and sweet of it, I may need an intervention at some point, but for now I'm just gonna do it,  I mean if I have to shave my legs, I might as well take advantage of it.

PS - exxxxxtra bonus points for ruching, this always makes a mini more flattering.

topshop basic tank top, nordstrom

how to style a mini skirt

tank top and mini skirt

curly hairstyle

skirt and birkenstocks
 tank - Topshop, Nordstrom
skirt - Free People, available here, and here
shoes - Birkenstocks, Amazon {for 30$ dollars y'all}
sunglasses - Michael Kors, Nordstrom {similar}
clutch - Isla Boutique, Old
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry

here are a few of my mini choices, all of these have a bit of ruching detail and flattering cut.


 Where have I been?  Trying my darndest to soak up every last bit of summer, before back-to-school hits my like a ton of bricks.  So thank you for still reading, even when my posts are few.  I promise to hit the ground running in the fall.

Photos by Angie.

xo,
Kirsty

8.11.2015

Tuesday Tee-riffic

I just had to.

The t-shirt.  It's classic and super versatile, with endless variations and possibilities, a staple in all closets.  Yesterday Jenn and I styled some of our favorite t-shirts 4 different ways.

Today we are compiling our hot list of favorites tees.

 J.Crew Factory Layering Tee:  The basic classic
This one is a great price.  It wears well, and has a great slim fit that is perfect for maxi skirts, flare leg jeans, tailored skirts.  I also own it in white, and I love that the white is not see-through but still soft and wearable like your "favorite old t-shirt" should be.

J. crew classic gray t-shirt



Bobi Light Weight Jersey V Neck Tee:  A.k.a - Own multiples.
This was in the post yesterday but it's my favorite so I had to share it again.  I have this one in multiple colors and sizes, depending on my mood, more fitted or flowy.  This is the softest tee, is universally flattering, I love the slight flutter of the sleeves and the slouchy pocket, and stands the test of time.  sidenote:  I pretty much always choose a v-neck, second choice would be a u-neck and then boatneck.  I think the longer more open neckline is so much more flattering and comfortable, just a personal preference.

as seen here...here...slouchier size here...
and fitted.
bobi white v-neck tee

...and flowy again, sometimes I roll the sleeves to change it up, I know crazy.
white v-neck tee


And in no particular order, here are a few more of-the-moment tees that Jenn and I love...

Aritzia:  Best Long Length
For those taller gals, or long-torso'ed goddesses, this is my ultimate favorite t-shirt. I love the scoop neck, mirrored in the shirt-tail hemline, and with just the right amount of drape. Also, the perfect thickness - not too bulky yet not totally sheer, and it washes well. An all-around fantastic tee (I have several colors). And...did I mention it comes in sizes ranging from xxs to xl (it runs true to size)?!

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Rag & Bone The Classic V:  Splurge-Worthy
This classic t-shirt is definitely worth its price tag. A great all-around fit with awesome slub-texture that adds interest while keeping it from being too sheer. It also holds its shape and washes well...everything you would expect from Rag & Bone.
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Anthropologie Parisian Tee:  Clever Message
This tee says it all - Audrey had it right, Paris is always is a good idea. This tee is chic regardless of how you style it. Classicly simple when paired with dark denim and a pump, or whimsical tucked into a pleated skirt and worn with ballet flats. Either way, channel your inner French girl.  This tee is our runner-up. 
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Madewell:  Best under $20:
Great fit, 100% cotton, and a fun selection of colors; it's hard to beat Madewell's tee (especially for the price). I have several of these tees, wash and run them through the dryer - so easy!
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Stateside Stripe Knot T:  Best Stripe
While the blue and white stripe is classic, I'm loving the side knot design, which creates a great, shape effortlessly. A stripe tee is a wardrobe staple, easy worn alone yet so fashionable when paired under a blazer or worn with a patterned or colorful pant.

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That's our T-shirt roundup.  Which one is your fave?  what's your favorite way to wear a classic Tee?

Happy Shopping.

xo,
kirsty and jenn

8.10.2015

Styled to a "Tee"

If you follow our blogs, you may have noticed that both Jenn and I have a casual style.  Most notably, we share a love for a great t-shirt (ok...maybe an awesome pair of shoes, and a great lip color too!).We usually trade texts with our finds and styling tips, but today we're sharing our favorite t-shirt outfit ideas with you!  And, don't be fooled by the t-shirt's casual nature.  As you will find below, this weekend warrior should not be overlooked when dressing for a classy event or a night-out.  Here are four of our favorite wears...



When in Doubt
The beauty of a great white tee is it can take on any personality you give it.  Whenever I am stuck and "have nothing to wear", as long as the event doesn't call for more than cocktail, I will grab jeans and a t-shirt.  Add a great pair of shoes and red lips.  Done.  If you wanted to be even fancier than this outfit,  you could switch out these jeans for darker skinnies or flares, this will get you from brunch {I seem to be hung up on brunch lately} to cocktails.


t-shirt - Bobi, Queen Anne Dispatch. {also find here.}
jeans - 7 for all Mankind, old
shoes - Sam Edelman {similar}
sunglasses - Marc by Marc Jacobs, c/o {different color}
clutch - Finn Attire
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry {available upon request rectangle tags}


White Lightning {name courtesy of the husband}
I really wanted to wear heels with my mini, this can be a slippery slope if not headed to a Beyonce concert.  Insert oversized tee, this keeps the outfit appropriate.  Keeping the front of the t-shirt slightly tucked is key to not looking like you've been swallowed up.  I also think the white on white adds polish and interest.  Go monochrome!  The best part is this is a totally easy look, anyone can incorporate this with their own twist.


 T-shirt - Mango, old {similar}
mini - J. Crew {hand-me-down from Jenn, yay!}
shoes - DV by Dolce Vita, Amazon
necklace - Lucia K. Jewelry {available upon request}
bag - FinnAttire
sunglasses - Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom 

Parisian Style
Your favorite graphic tee becomes trés chic when paired with a demure, pleated midi-skirt and peep-toe booties. Just be sure to either tuck the tee into the full skirt or tie it, as I have done here, to ensure that you define your waist. A note on tying, I sized up one full size because I wanted to tie or wear this tee oversized. I also love cuffing the sleeve - what can I say? I'm a child of the '80's!
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skirt: Aritzia 
booties: Jeffrey Campbell 
bracelets: vintage turquoise & Guitar String {also available at Queen Anne Dispatch}


Casual Cool
Jeans and a great fitting tee are my jam. When wearing skinny jeans, I like the contrast of a looser, longer-length shirt. A great drape keeps this particular tee from looking too sloppy yet balances the slim silhouette of the jeans. I generally tuck just the front (the "mullet tuck"), for a polished yet not-trying-too-hard look. Adding extra accessories like a jacket or vest also elevates an otherwise simple outfit.

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tee: Aritzia 
jeans: Madewell 
vest: Current Elliott (similar
clogs: No. 6 
bag: Auxiliary 
sunglasses: Le Specs 
body chain: Gorjana 

How are you wearing your t-shirts? What are your favorite tees? Please share!

 As always, thanks for reading.

 Happy Monday! ~Jenn & Kirsty

8.04.2015

Less brunch more beach.





First, lets make one thing very clear:  I love brunch.  Sweet and Savory, who can ever choose just one?  ok...


I have been wearing my white denim mini skirt a lot this summer, it's just so easy.  My look of choice has been to pair with my birkenstocks, or rainbow flip flops, keeping the mini looking age appropriate and a great daytime look.

Just when I thought I had exhausted my closet options, I happened upon my favorite oversized white tee pairing.  I love the monochromatic look of all white, the oversized tee and cut-off skirt keep the outfit from being stuffy, less brunch more beach.  NOT that brunch is stuffy, except for the expandable pants kind of stuffed.  Ok?

And I just wanted to keep going with the monochromatic chic.  So how about this bag?  and it's the softest leather ever, floppy, foldable fabulousness.  Espadrille wedges kept the beach vibe going, and again because of the oversized tee the wedges weren't over the top, rather they kept the outfit from being too sloppy.  Dare I say oversized can be sloppy!  

Well it's a fine, fabulous, line.   

So walk it!  




tee - Mango, old
skirt - J. Crew, old
shoes - DV by Dolce Vita, Amazon
earrings - Lucia K. Tag
necklace - Lucia K. Tag {available upon request tassle necklace}
sunglasses - Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom, different color

If you need me, I will be here walking, and soaking up the fleeting days of summer.  
Oh please slow down!

photos by Angie.
  
xo,
Kirsty

8.03.2015

That Signature Sandal is on Sale

Summer is not over.  And this is a great time to find that signature sandal for a great price that will take you well into the golden hours of summer and next year.   Anthropologie is having a fantastic shoe sale, many of their sandals are up to 50% off.  Here are my picks.  Hurry, the sizes run out fast.











Hope you find some pep in your step this Monday.

xo,
kirsty

7.29.2015

Oh the what if's





I often ponder what life would be like if more tailored and structured.  

Every time the season changes I try to implement these things {which doesn't bode well for seasonless California.}  Last time around I thought themes would help me to stick with my goals.

For instance "money monday" when I pay bills,

"two-load tuesday" the day I do laundry,

and "weeeeeee wednesday"  the day we go to Disneyland.

so partly a slam dunk.  Maybe if I just had certain clothing that would trigger routines, and setting goals, and doing dishes.

Clearly my life fits better in the flowy tee category.  

But man what if!  

Doesn't this shirt scream clean and orderly?  I actually have been looking at this style shirt for a while, but it's never quite right.  First, I like the flattering boatneck of this shirt, it loosens it up a bit.  and the geometric lace.  It's a nice balance of structure without being too stiff.  Chelsea28 in particular does a wonderful job bringing fabulous vintage shapes and details into new pieces.  This skirt is a favorite.

This shirt would pair nicely with slim tailored slacks.  I like the juxtaposition of distressed denim, it's more my style.  

Stacked heels with the pronounced stripes work so well with the geometric shape of the top, while black leather gives some edge right?

and the rectangle earrings, my newest creation {available upon request - geo earrings.}     





shirt - Chelsea28, Nordstrom
jeans - 7 for all Mankind, old
shoes - Faryl Robin, old {another option}
sunglasses - Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom {different color}
lips - Nars "Cruella," Nordstrom
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry {available upon request geo earrings}

It's good to step out of our comfort zone and try new things, in fashion, and in life.  I am so often surprised and regardless of myself I grow in ways I wouldn't have guessed.

photos by Angie.  she rocks.

xo,
kirsty