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My Boyfriend’s Back

That’s right, the boyfriend look is back in full force and you can pull off this trend even if you don’t have one. I had to try it out myself before I could muster up a post, and actually enjoyed the look a lot. The trend can be best described as “if a guy would typically wear it, you can too”: distressed & relaxed jeans, blazers with the sleeves rolled up, button down collared shirts. The trick is, however, to mix one masculine item with feminine items for balance and not go too slouchy with the look. I picked my straight leg distressed dark-ish jeans rolled up very slightly at the bottom, a flowy feminine top (similar to this), under-stated thong sandals, and accessorized with a vintage locket. Chances are you already have all of these items in your closet. Mix sandals for flats and try a thrift store if you don’t have distressed jeans. Need some styling inspiration? Try this, this or this.

Published Apr 30, 2009 - Comments Off

Balancing Act

It’s never a good idea to be over-accessorized. The chunky and bib necklaces that are showing up this season need to be complimented with understated earrings.  For this exact dilemma, I am loving Melissa Joy Manning‘s twisted and classic hoops so much I bought two pairs.

Published Apr 21, 2009 - 1 Comment/ What do you think?

Native American Influences

A trend I can’t get enough of right now is accessories with Native American influences.  Feather accessories have been on my radar for a few years – I invested in a feather shaped gold ring and vintage peacock feather clutch (similar to this one).  Now, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect moccasins. Ikat made it’s appearance last summer, but it’s still here in full force this spring. My preference for all of this trend is in accessories so you aren’t stuck with an Ikat dress when it’s over. Here are some of my top picks:


Bags with fringe: I like this slouchy one from Urban Outfitters.

Ikat Scarves: Lots of vintage ones available from eBay, or try a new one.

American Indian jewelry: I love eBay for this – there are tons of listings. This feather cuff is also quite cute.

Published Mar 30, 2009 - Comments Off