Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resort

I know everything is busy fawning over Spring 2015, but I want to back the truck up and talk about Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resort. Mostly cuz it’s so damn good. This collection captures everything I love so very much about Isabel: layered casualness, bohemian details, a touch of an ethnic vibe… but all with that laid back, pared down look. Also, it’s Etiole, so it’s tooootally affordable (haha) — that’s code for ‘time to start saving now for that awesome sweater, Joanna.’

Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resort Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resort Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resortBut really… that sweater and those sandals. Sigh.

Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resort Isabel Marant  Etiole spring 2015 resortvia Fashion Gone Rogue

a lesson in layering with free people

The transition into fall is a tricky time for dressing. So when Free People (one of my favorite brands) reached out to me to share my tips for fall layering, I was totally on board. I wanted my look to be casual and carefree, but definitely something I could wear out on the town. I also wanted it to feel a bit edgier now that I’ve dyed my hair pink (!)… but still with soft, feminine touches.

a lesson in layering with free peopleI started by selecting a piece that is really familiar to me, a flowy ivory tunic. Rich in details, this is a piece I would layer over jeans or cutoffs. I love how the crocheted details give it that soft, girly, vintage vibe. Plus, it’s a tad bit sheer, making it feel casually sexy. Then, I layered on another of my ‘must have’ wardrobe pieces, a badass vegan leather moto. There’s that edge I was talkin’ about.

a lesson in layering with free peoplea lesson in layering with free peopleI’m kind of obsessed with my pink hair.

a lesson in layering with free peopleThe tunic is kind of short, so I pulled on a pair of pointelle knee highs for a little bit of coverage to fight the fall chill. The femme details pair nicely with these awesome wrapped leather boots. With their chunky heel and super soft leather, these are a pair of boots I plan to wear all the way through winter.

a lesson in layering with free people a lesson in layering with free peoplea lesson in layering with free peoplea lesson in layering with free peopleThis fall I definitely encourage you to get creative with your layering.

a lesson in layering with free peoplePhotography by Ashley Batz
Disclosure: This is in partnership with Free People.

that fall feeling

This is my first fall in California and I’ve heard we don’t exactly get one… that it’s actually the warmest time in San Francisco. Kind of weird, right? After spending the past 2 years back on the east coast, I can’t help but long for apple picking and sweater weather and changing leaves. It’s my favorite time of year so I’m feelin’ a bit ho-hum about missing out on it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still pleased as punch to be here and excited to see just how gorgeous it can get… but I still long for those golden fall days.

that fall feelingAisha Zeijpveld’s Surreal Portraiture on Trendland // Almost Makes Perfect

that fall feelingMoon to Moon on Pinterest

that fall feelingImogen Heath Design on Pinterest // Danish cabin by the Haderslev Fjord via My Scandinavian Home

that fall feelingMeridiano agendas from Opening Ceremony

top image: Loyal Stricklin

lovely underthings // Valentine

My love of pretty little underthings is somewhat well documented (remember this post about my favorite Free People bras?), but these pieces from Valentine are totally mind-blowing. I never really thought I needed so many bralettes until I saw this one. The details of all these lingerie pieces are quite lovely: stretchy lace, soft spandex, and color like dusty rose, garden green, and seafoam green. I especially love their stark nude color. It’s the perfect shade to wear under white tees, but pretty enough to wear for a hot date.

lovely underthings // ValentineI’m not exactly a thong girl either, but these ones are just so pretty.

lovely underthings // Valentine lovely underthings // Valentine lovely underthings // Valentineimages from Valentine, via Stripes & Sequins

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveaway

I don’t know about you, but it feels like I can never have enough totes. From the grocery store to the farmers market to the beach, a good tote is always handy. My current favorite is this Sailor Beach Tote that is a collaboration between Unison + Winter Session. The bag is made in Denver by Winter Session, using Unison’s custom screen printed canvas. Frankly, this bag is positively huge and, therefore, perfect. When I’m only carrying my essentials (wallet, sunglasses, extra scarf, etc), it compresses really well, but when you need to haul some serious stuff… well, this ginormous tote is awesome. It’s made of super sturdy canvas and stain resistant, making this my go-to bag for spur of the moment adventures. Plus, who doesn’t love bold sailor stripes? For all these reasons, I am really happy to share that I’m giving away a beach tote for one lucky reader!

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveawayEntering is easy: head over to Instagram to follow both Winter Session, Unison, and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday September 2 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive one Sailor Beach Tote valued at $125. Good luck!

enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveaway enter to win this tote from Unison + Winter Session // www.jojotastic.com #giveawayphotography by Jojotastic

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

Archival Clothing

Summer might be in full-swing in other parts of the country, but San Francisco seems to have a certain… chill in the air. Maybe that’s why I’m already feelin’ ready for a touch of fall, a touch of cozy perfection. When the latest lookbook from Archival Clothing found it’s way into my inbox, I knew it was exactly what I had in mind. Rugged, functional, and handsome, these pieces offer all the things I love while being 100% made in America. There’s just a certain durable simplicity to this collection, don’t you think?

archival clothing archival clothing archival clothing archival clothing archival clothingBe sure to head over to Archival Clothing to shop Roll Top MessengersDay PacksShoulder TotesWaxed Trail CapsAmerican-made sweats and muuuch more.

archival clothing archival clothingphotography by Nathan Michael

beautiful things

Sometimes it’s all about pretty things, the stuff that makes my heart sing. Lace, for example. An avid opposer of underwired bras, I’m all about soft, lacy, comfortable bralettes. The prettier, the better. I don’t own a chest of drawers – instead, my underpinnings are a tangle of lace, straps, and satin in a canvas basket. It’s actually quite pretty. (lace bralette from Aimee-Cherie Intimates.)

beautiful thingsHow sweetly gorgeous is this little clay pod It’s low, wide shape calls to mind the perfect skipping stone. (jewelry pod from Parq Boutique.)

beautiful thingsIs there anything more lovely than the feel and color of vegetable tanned leather? (envelope clutch by YUE.)

beautiful thingsEternally a sucker for good packaging. (Summerbird chocolate, designed by Homework.)

beautiful thingsI’m not sure if there is anything more special than hand-molded beads. I love the thought of the clay bearing the maker’s thumbprint. (#11 necklace by RK Design.)

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