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Festive for the 4th

Festive for the 4th

There are few things better than a long holiday weekend in summer.  The weather is warm and balmy, you get a day off of work and most likely there is a party to attend with good food, good drinks and better friends. 

We like to keep things casual yet festive for Independence Day, rather than going full on red, white and blue, focusing on a single pop of color with coordinated accessories.  Crop jeans in a floral hue and a shoulder baring, white top are the perfect combo for the warm holiday. A denim jacket and tonal scarf will keep you cozy for the fireworks, beach side bonfire or backyard fête.

AG "Robyn" jacket, Current/Elliott "Madeline" top, AG "Stiletto" crop jean, Eileen Fisher cotton scarf, Loren Stewart sterling silver ID bracelets & Vince Signature small leather camera bag.

We hope your 4th is filled with fun, food, friends, family and of course fireworks!

XO
Mercantile
 

Dressing for Spring, Now

Dressing for Spring, Now

Although it doesn't feel like spring yet - hello, surprise snow storm - we're getting stocked (and stoked) for warmer weather in the store.  With every shipment comes more flirty dresses, bright colors and floral prints and we couldn't be more ready. 

Even if the pieces your purchasing for the upcoming season don't seem practical for the weather outside, it's hard to resist wearing a new item in your closet.  Rather than wait until the temps rise dramatically, it may take months after all, layer your new, spring-y pieces under chunky sweaters and scarves or over textured tights and long sleeve shirts.  You'll get more use out of your new clothes, while staying cozy against the chill.

From L to R: Eileen Fisher sweater, M Missoni skirt, Rag & Bone "Abbot" fedora, Chan Luu necklace, Rag & Bone shearling backpack, T by Alexander Wang rib turtleneck, Theory "Kyon" dress, Hartford cashmere beanie, Rene Escobar bangles and Vince "Signature V" cross body bag.

This is the perfect opportunity to mix colors and textures in unexpected ways, lightweight silks for Spring pair beautifully with a fuzzy sweater.  Go bold with your choices, you won't regret it.

XO
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Packing List: Summer Getaway

Packing List: Summer Getaway

Travelling light, with just a carryon, is always the goal.  But it doesn't always seem possible, does it?  We are thrilled to tell you we found a system that will make it happen every time.  

We'll admit that it's definitely easier in the summer, when layers are light and fabrics are thin, but that doesn't mean you can't use it all year round.

4, 3, 2, 1...

The key is to stick to neutral colors, and interchangeable styles - every top should be able to be worn with every bottom - and your jacket should go with EVERYTHING.  We stuck to a palette of black, white and navy, which will make mixing and matching super easy and painless. 

If you use this list as a guideline, and keep your shoes and accessories to a minimum, you will certainly be able to fit all your clothing, accessories and toiletries into your carryon luggage.  Whether you're traveling for a weekend or 2 weeks, you'll be all set. 

Safe travels!

XO
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Wedding Guest Wardrobe

Wedding Guest Wardrobe

It's June, which means wedding season is upon us.  We know that summer weekends can be eaten up by the nuptials of friends and family, so to make the hectic party season go smoothly, we've brainstormed some outfit ideas.  It's ambitious to think you can wear the same dress to every wedding venue - we applaud you if you do - but it's nice to have a few solid options to take you from an intimate back yard venue to a grand, formal affair.  

It's important to take the location into consideration when planning your outfit, not only with your clothes but your shoes and accessories as well. 

Theory Alizay Top and Testra Pant, Nicole Miller Dakota Dress, Eileen Fisher Crinkle Chiffon Dress, Rag & Bone Dune Dress

Dresses certainly aren't the only thing to wear. Take a risk, and wear trousers to the big day.  Take a cue from a tuxedo and pair tailored black pants with a draped white silk top for a sophisticated and unexpected black tie look.

XO
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