window shopping // straw accessories (for under $100!)

update your wardrobe for spring with the season's must-have accessory: all things straw! the perfect warm-weather bags, shoes and more, all for under $100! #under100 #affordable #style #fashion #whattowear #straw

source: straw tote from Mango.

One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons features a caption that reads, “I dress for the weather I want, not the weather I have.” And that’s the attitude I’ve taken as we deal with plenty of April showers here in Seattle. The weather may not yet be warm, but I’m choosing to channel those balmy temperatures by adding to my wardrobe dashes of the summeriest pieces I know: straw accessories. Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this textural summer-friendly trend — and they all ring in under $100!

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window shopping // modern stripes (for under $100!)

update your wardrobe for spring with a new twist on a classic pattern: modern stripes! colorful, geometric-print fashion and accessories, all for under $100! #under100 #affordable #style #fashion #whattowear #stripes

source: chenille sweater from Anthropologie.

Traditionally, when I think of summertime stripes, my mind goes straight to seersucker. And there’s nothing wrong with that textured, classically Southern stripe, but what I’ve been in the mood for lately is something a bit more…modern. After seeing bold, unexpected stripes walk the runways of designers like Self-Portrait and 3.1 Phillip Lim, I started searching out fresh iterations of the classic pattern to collect. I rounded up my favorite modern stripes finds to share with you below — and the best part is they’re all under $100!  Continue reading “window shopping // modern stripes (for under $100!)”

DIY ribbon-wrapped straw basket bag

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For the past year, straw basket bags have been found hanging casually from the arms of well-heeled women and street-style stars alike. And after scrolling past post after post featuring the summery accessory, I know I had to have one — but I wanted mine to be special. Enter: the Brother P-touch Embellish. This nifty little machine makes printing on the prettiest satin ribbon super easy, so I could add a charming, personalized message to my very own It Bag. In keeping with the pink hue of the ribbon and the overall romance of the style, I opted to print, “La Vie en Rose” on the ribbon that I wrapped around the handle of my straw basket bag, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. And the best part? The whole project only took about 15 minutes.

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window shopping // all about lavender (for under $100!)

update your wardrobe for spring with a wash of the new must-have color: lavender! pale purple fashion and accessories, all for under $100! #under100 #affordable #style #fashion #whattowear #lavender #purple

source: puff-sleeve sweater from Mango.

When the color of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, was announced, there was a collective digital wringing of the hands. It seemed like everyone in the blog world was lamenting the amount of purple we would inevitably be seeing over the next year thinks to Pantone’s pick. The good news is: we may have been a bit too hasty. Trends often trickle down in unexpected ways, and the first iteration of the shocking purple color of the year comes to us in the form of soft, lovely, utterly dreamy lavender. I’ve rounded up my favorite pale purple pieces — all with an under-$100 price tag that feels just as light and dreamy as the hue itself!

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window shopping // polka dots (for under $100!)

update your wardrobe for spring with the most playful trend around: polka dots! prettily printed fashion and accessories, all for under $100! #under100 #affordable #style #fashion #whattowear #polkadot

source: polka-dot dress from Mango.

Hey, guys—Hannah here! You’ve probably seen me around these parts helping Joanna with DIYs for the past year, but what you may not know about me is that from nine to five, I spend my days at Nordstrom HQ. That means I spend a lot of time window shopping (it’s okay if it’s all in the name of research, right?), so I was more than ready to step in when Joanna asked me to round-up some of my favorite pieces for under $100.

And for my first fashion post, it’s all about the polka dot:

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recent styling work: Silver + Salt

My recent prop styling work for Silver + Salt, minimalist handmade jewelry from Seattle. #styling #propstyling #jewelry #flatlay

This year is already off to such an amazing start for me, with two BIG styling projects under my belt in just two months. I love it! Today I wanted to share my most recent styling work for Silver + Salt, a local jewelry maker (and good friend!). Her pieces are absolutely stunning, so when she asked me to help style a few flat lays for her new lookbook, I was totally in. It was also an opportunity for me to work with photographer Michelle Moore for the first time and I’ve been dying to get that opportunity!

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