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Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

Plaid and fall go hand in hand. Unlike the frumpy flannels of the nineties, the plaid we're seeing this season is totally refined.  Timeless tartans are featured in silk chiffon and sophisticated silhouettes with an edge. 

From L to R: Loren Stewart necklace, Rene Escobar 18k gold and diamond bracelet, Annabel Ingall "Isabella" tote, L'Agence "Kendall" dress, Vince shearling trimmed jacket, Shay 18k gold and diamond choker, Vince cross-body, McQ plaid blouse, Joseph suede leggings & RtA "Rene" jacket. 

Pair your plaid with leather and denim and edgy accessories for a downtown vibe.  This look is anything but outdoorsy.

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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!

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Summer Stripes

Summer Stripes

Stripes are a pattern that scream summer. From basic tees, to Breton sweaters all the way to breezy linen shirts, tailored skirts and slouchy jackets.  No longer limited to classic blue and white, striped tees and sweaters are coming in all different colors and silhouettes. We love the subtle update of gray or black for a more sophisticated look that still channels your inner Bardot. 

From L to R: California Tailor "Tomboy" t-shirt, Rag & Bone "Stark" 10" crop jean, Loren Stewart necklace and bracelets, Shiraleah calf-hair leopard print tote, ATM "Sailor" sweater, Frame "Le Garçon Crop" jean, Samira 13 Tahitian pearl drop earrings, Merci Marie chain trim cross-body

We can't really think of a time or place where the correct stripe wont work.  Keep it casual on the weekend with a tee, distressed denim and patterned tote, and knock him dead on a chilly date night with an oversized sweater, slouchy, white boyfriend jeans and your highest heels.  Obviously a bold, bright lip will accent both looks perfectly.

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How to wear the Crop Flare

How to wear the Crop Flare

You're probably seeing these jeans everywhere - they're a little funky, a little short and sorta flared - and wondering how and the heck you're supposed to wear them.  Well, you shouldn't be scared by what you don't know...all it takes is a little education.  We are officially obsessed with this denim trend that's happening (we have at least four different styles in the store right now) and can't wait for you to love them too. 

Current/Elliott rolled sleeve trucker jacket, Max Mara stripe sweater, AG Jeans "Jodi" crop flare, Loren Stewart necklace and bracelets, Shiraleah leather tote bag.

1.  They should be cropped, but not too cropped.  If you happen to be tall they may hit you a little higher right above the ankle, but that's okay.  You really want the hem of the jeans to barely hit the top of your favorite ankle booties. 

2.  The flares range from baby-bells to just the slightest kick.  Choose a silhouette you're comfortable with, whether it's a super flare or or not, and you'll be much more likely to sport these all year long. 

3. Until you've grown comfortable with the trend, let the jeans do the talking and keep your other silhouettes simple and classic.  A pair of cropped flares pair perfectly with a striped tee, work wear jacket, suede booties and a messy bun for day or a crisp white shirt, a pair of sky high pumps and a bold lip for evening.

We can't wait to see how you interpret this new denim look, we know it'll be totally fab.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

If you're anything like us, you've been thinking about Christmas for months, but haven't managed to start your holiday shopping.  Well, the big day is less than a few weeks away and it's time to get going.  We've put together a list of some of the most important women in your life and matched them with the perfect gift.

Rag & Bone "Alexis" cashmere pull over, Gaynor fur trimmed scarf, Rag & Bone "Abbott" fedora, RED Valentino t-shirt, 289 "Light à Porter" by Sara Guinti medium tote bag and Loren Stewart turquoise and diamond bangle. 

We made sure to pick items that are easy to wrap and easy to ship, and of course we picked something just for you!

XO
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