This year, I resolved to let 2017 be there year I get dressed every day (ok, most days). Not only does that mean putting on a bra, but also accessorizing. Scarfs… hats.. bags… jewelry! My recent new-found love are these architectural, statement-making earrings by Annie Costello Brown. Even though I get dressed most days now, I still sort of feel like I’m in a bit of a style rut. Nothing I own feels really new to me, but with jewelry like this… even my most basic look could feel more updated.
Honestly, you guys… my wardrobe contains two very different vibes: lazy, just rolled out of bed wear and over-the-top glitzy photoshoot wear. I just really love my sequins, despite not having tons of occasions to wear them. I simply can’t help myself. Lately I’ve noticed that there’s a statement jacket trend that is veering more toward the glitzy, shimmery, sequin numbers… and I love it. This trend is probably due to our proximity to New Year’s Eve, so I’m embracing the sparkly statement jacket as much as possible! Here are some that have caught my eye:
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Winter style means one thing to me: layers upon layers. Very often, these essential layers tend to be well-made quality basics that I can break up and wear with other key wardrobe pieces. The goal is to stay as warm as possible, especially in the cold, wet winter months in Seattle. If you walk the streets of my neighborhood, you’ll find that there are some style essentials that could qualify as a PNW uniform: a chambray button up, waterproof boots, and a sturdy, water resistant coat with a hood. The look is a little bit preppy, very heritage Americana, and very laid back. G. H Bass & Co. sent over a few of their new winter styles and I loved them so much that I added them to my holiday gift shopping list, too!
I’m staying in Seattle again this Thanksgiving, mostly because the thought of traveling right now on top of everything else I’ve got going on… it’s just too much. I have the house (starting to think about a bedroom makeover), lots of amazing holiday posts that we’re working on, the new studio, and more styling work — clearly there is just way too much on my plate right now! Admittedly, I’ve not been the greatest about getting dressed lately. Most days you’ll find me in the same ratty vintage flannel and yoga pants. But I have been trying to make more of an effort, especially for the holiday season.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post. The thing is that we had shot these photos on November 4, well before the votes were cast and tallied. I had planned to post these photos in celebration of her election, to show just how much I cared about electing a female president. I was that confident in the world and future that Hillary Clinton envisioned and inspired me to want so very badly. And yet… here I sit, still in tears over the results, and so, so angry. There, I said it. My disappointment runs deep and I’m really struggling to shake it.
Truly, fall is my most favorite time of year. The food, the leaves, the crispness in the air… and the layered fashion! I find that I am much more excited about getting dressed and exploring my personal style when fall rolls around more than any other time of year. Perhaps it’s the endless layering possibilities. I was totally blown away the other day when I stumbled upon online shop Mr. Larkin — the inspiration here is VAST, you guys.
Nothing elevates a quick updo like a pretty hair accessory! With holiday party season quickly approaching, we wanted to make somethin’ a little special to accessorize with — plus, we’ve been dying to incorporate some smaller crystals into a wearable piece! Not only is this DIY super easy, but it also makes for a great last-minute gift. I love how the citrine, amethyst, and quartz hair comb looks in Joanna’s messy bun!