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Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

It's the final days before Christmas - three sleeps till X-Mas Eve - and whether or not you've completed your shopping or are still scrambling for a few last minute bits and bobs, it's a hectic time for everyone.  We want to ease your stress a bit, so we've broken down the three essential outfits for the main event.

We like to go big for Christmas Eve, with a bold dress and gold accessories and of course don't forget your highest heels and a red lip. 

Stay comfy while you watch the kids open presents, snack on breakfast and sip mimosas. We're thinking some super soft sweats, a tissue tee and a soft wool cardigan. 

Keep the comfort level high but stay chic for Christmas dinner with your family.  Neutral colors and splashes of fringe will keep things festive. 

From L to R: Equipment dress, Rene Escobar bangles, Max Mara purse, Theory shearling jacket, Hartford sweater, James Perse tee, Current/Elliott sweats, Vince silk top and suede leggings, Samira 13 earrings and bangles and Ashlyn'd lucite clutch.

We wish you a fun and festive holiday weekend filled with love, laughter, family and friends. 

XO
Mercantile

Wardrobe Essentials - White Shirt

Wardrobe Essentials - White Shirt

There are some items you should always have in your closet: an LBD, great fitting jeans, black, white and gray t-shirts, a cashmere sweater, etc...  

One of the most important, and versatile pieces you should have is the classic white shirt. There are so many iterations of this staple, but we're sticking to the original.  Whether you choose crisp poplin, breezy cotton lawn or lightweight silk, it's a piece you will reach for again and again.

Equipment Signature Shirt, Rag & Bone Beau Shirt and Strenesse Stretch Shirt

There are endless ways to style your white shirt. It can be as simple as casually rolling your sleeves up to your elbows and knotting your shirttails.  Layer it under sweaters, tuck it into your favorite jeans or pair it with your favorite statement necklace.  Most of all remember it's not too precious, the contrast between denim and a crisp white shirt is totally timeless and chic.

XO
Mercantile

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
Mercantile