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90's Vibes

90's Vibes

The dream of the nineties is alive in fashion. We've seen it all over the runways and on the pages of magazines. From Rag & Bone to Louis Vuitton: slinky slip dresses layered over sheer t-shirts, delicate chokers, distressed everything with fishnets and combat boots. 

Unlike the thrift store gear of decades past, this season is a stark contrast with luxe fabrics, sleek silhouettes and accents of fur, leather, subtle sparkle and washed silk.

From L to R: Cotton by Autumn Cashmere maxi cardigan, Vince convertible backpack, Shay 18k rose gold and diamond choker, Vince silk slip dress, McQ knit pullover, Vince leather skirt, Rene Escobar 18k gold, oxidized silver and diamond bangles, Shay 18k white gold and diamond choker and Rag & Bone moto cross-body.

The 90's vibe is a great transitional look that will take you from grey days like today to the heat of the summer (hello slip dress, sandals and backpack!) all the way through fall (remember that fur we mentioned?) while staying edgy and current.

XO
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Packing List: Festival Season

Packing List: Festival Season

It's that time of year again, and no we're not talking about Spring.  It's time to pack your bags and head out on a music filled adventure.  You'll want to be stylish while staying cool and comfortable for the long days spent outside and on your feet.  Whether it's Sasquatch. Bonaroo or the ultimate, over the top, desert wonderland that is Coachella, we've got all the festival gear you need.

A music festival is the perfect opportunity to go a little wild with your wardrobe, it's all about layers and mixing patterns and textures.  Don't be afraid to step a bit outside your comfort zone and have fun.

Rag & Bone Aria Tank, Iro Jeans Glossy Tee, G. Kero Jungle Shorts,
Iro Hook Skirt, Frame Denim Le Garcon Jeans, J. Brand Denim Vest,
Cotton by Autumn Cashmere Fringe Pullover, Rag & Bone Grayson Backpack,
Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora

Day 1 Festival:

Iro Jeans Tank, G. Kero Shorts and Rag & Bone Hat

Night 1 Party:

Rag & Bone Tank, Iro Skirt, J. Brand Denim Vest

Day 2 Festival:

Rag & Bone Tank, Cotton by Autumn Cashmere Sweater and G. Kero Shorts

Night 2 Party:

Iro Jeans Tank, Frame Denim Jeans, and Rag & Bone Backpack 

Day 3 Festival:

Iro Jeans Tank, Iro Skirt, Rag & Bone Backpack

Flight Home:

Cotton by Autumn Cashmere Sweater, Frame Denim Jeans and Rag & Bone Backpack

We would also pack a couple pairs of your favorite sunnies, a bikini or 2, a colorful lace bra to layer under your tanks, a flat sandal and leather boot for day and a strappy heel for the parties at night.

If you're lucky enough to be heading to the UK - where the weather tends to be muddy instead of sunny - pack your Stutterheim jacket and a pair of Wellies to keep you dry.

XO
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2015 Wardrobe Detox

2015 Wardrobe Detox

It's January - everyone is partied out from the holidays - too much booze, too many sweets and too many snacks.  We all know what that means: it's time for a little detox.  While we're cleansing our bods with green smoothies and extra miles at the gym, we thought it would be a great opportunity to clean out our closets to reassess and restock.

WARDROBE DETOX

T-SHIRTS

After a year of layering your favorite tissue tees under sweaters and jackets they are bound to be worse for wear.  It's time to replace those well loved basics with some fresh silhouettes.  We always like to have a gray, white and black option on hand.  And don't forget to replace your Breton stripe tee as well.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 
CAP SLEEVE HENLEY AND V-NECK SLUB COTTON TEE BY STATESIDE,
GRAPHIC TEE BY SOL ANGELES, MULTI-STIPE TEE BY VINCE

JEANS

Although blue jeans only get better with age, black and white denim can start to look drab after too many wears.  A new pair of high waisted skinnies in black and a slouchy pair in white (we always like to size up with those) will instantly make your wardrobe feel fresh again.

LE COLOR SKINNY FILM NOIR BY FRAME DENIM,
THE CROPPED STRAIGHT BY CURRENT/ELLIOT

SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU SMILE

It's a new year and you deserve to treat yourself to a new piece that simply makes you happy and excited for Spring.  Because after all that holiday shopping for everyone else, it sure is nice to buy something for you.

FLORAL SWEATER BY AUTUMN CASHMERE, "VANEESE" TOP BY THEORY

Now that you've detoxed your closet those green smoothies and a little extra gym time doesn't seem so bad.

XO
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