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Modern Cocktail Attire

Modern Cocktail Attire

With the arrival of June comes a whole new season of events - weddings, graduation parties, bridal showers - and with those events comes the need for a versatile, chic new dress. 

We love that rules for event dressing are looser, and you can get creative with not only your dress but your accessories as well.  Instead of a bold necklace, try throwing on a fringe, skinny scarf for a totally modern and updated take on the lariat.  And rather than stick to the basic black handbag, add color, texture and sparkle with a Lucite clutch filled with flowers.

From L to R: Ashlyn'd clutch, Versace Collection dress, Sarah Weinstock french lace starburst pendant, Halston notch neck dress, Shiraleah leopard print clutch, Chan Luu skinny scarf with fringe, ALC "Louise" dress and Claudio Cutuli laser cut leather handbag

Each of these dresses can easily take you from a daytime luncheon to an evening wedding, all you need is a change of footwear and a touch more lipstick.

XO
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Springtime Accessories

Springtime Accessories

Because Spring comes slowly in the Pacific Northwest, we can gradually transition our wardrobe over to warm weather wear. A quick and easy way to start to adjust your wardrobe to the - slightly - milder temps is by trading out your Winter accessories for updated Spring pieces.  It's not be sandal weather yet, although we see some of you trying, so let's focus on bags, hats and scarves.

Scarves:

Scarves are meant to keep the chill off, but as the thermometer rises, they become an accent piece rather than a necessity.  Use your scarf to add color and texture to an otherwise, simple and neutral outfit or use a scarf instead of a sweater or jacket.

Made in Japan by local artisans on vintage looms, Grisal scarves are a great transition piece.  Lightweight, made out of Ramie yarn, with a unique texture that feels a little like linen, cotton and silk woven together.  They are unique, casual, yet totally luxe.

Cutuli Cult scarves combine rock n' roll sensibility with natural dying techniques.  Inspired by bustling, creative and musical cities around the globe, the scarves will instantly add a touch of cool girl edge to your outfit.

 

Hats:

It's probably pretty clear that we are totally obsessed with our Rag & Bone Floopy Rim Fedoras.  They come in nearly every color imaginable, and can take you straight from chilly Winter to breezy Summer.  It's hard to chose a favorite color, but at the moment we can't help but lean towards the lighter colors.  

When the days get seriously warmer, switch to a raffia hat from Sans Arcidet.  A family company, run by three sisters that specializes in woven hats and bags made in Madagascar.  The raffia, leather and horn are ethically sourced, directly from the farmers and tradesmen.

Bags:

Rag & Bone knows how to do accessories, and their leather bags are no exception.  Made out of the softest leather, they are roomy yet lightweight and will fit all of your essentials, including your iPad.

If you prefer something lighter and smaller for the warmer months, Sans Arcidet also makes beautiful handbags.  These are timeless silhouettes that will pair easily with jeans or dresses. They are ethically sourced and made and you will love them for years.  

Don't be overwhelmed by the idea of changing your wardrobe with the seasons.  By carefully choosing what pieces to update, you can curate a wardrobe that continues to feel fresh as Spring turns into Summer.

XO
Mercantile