Editorial Eclipse: Boy Girl Style

editorial-eclipse-boy-girl-style-via-look-de-pernille-5-desmittenIt’s no secret that I dress like a boy sometimes (check out my instagram for proof) – and I am always in need of new boy girl style inspiration. This week I found it through Look de Pernille’s AW14 Reiss campaign, where she seamlessly styled menswear pieces with womenswear. I am also a huge fan of androgynous apparel, this just proves that clothes don’t have to be gender specific. Are you convinced yet? If not, then see how Pernille wears her favorite Reiss menswear pieces here.editorial-eclipse-boy-girl-style-via-look-de-pernille-6-desmitten



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Styling Your Thanksgiving Table

 Styling your Thanksgiving table is like getting dressed in the morning. You want to be comfortable, yet put together. I pulled inspiration from The Line editorial entitled Well Traveled Textiles: The Art of Layering, a sentiment that is true for getting dressed and dressing your table for Thanksgiving. We put together three tables capes focused on layered materials in neutral color palettes.
styling-your-thanksgiving-table-inspired-by-fashion-from-the-line-ft-west-elm-abc-home-canvas-home-desmittensimple striped table runner // smooth ceramic dishes // smoked Fieso glass vase // white ceramic serving tray with silver trim // dried Chinese privet stem

styling-your-thanksgiving-table-inspired-by-fashion-from-the-line-ft-west-elm-abc-home-canvas-home-2-desmittenfishnet table runner // amber Fieso glass vases // horn spoon set // striped linen tea towel // solid linen napkin // gold trim dinnerware // slate placemat (on sale!)


sheepskin to layer on chairs // light blue tumbler and glass // organic textured bowl // striped linen napkin // lurex striped linen napkin // sandstone placemat and charger 


Guest Post: Inks + Thread Makes Butternut Squash Empanadas

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With Thanksgiving next week (!) we have a special treat for you today. I’m very excited to introduce you to my talented friend Maggie Pate, of Inks + Thread. Maggie’s line of silk scarves and apparel feature her exclusive prints and hand dying techniques that are awe-inspiring. Today, we get to enjoy her photography and styling skills as she shares a vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe – Butternut Squash and Pepper Jack Chipotle Empanadas! Her recipe was adapted from this one.

Cookbook Gift Guide 2014

In the spirit of Thanksgiving next week, we put together a Cookbook Gift Guide that does double duty. Use this guide to help you plan your Thanksgiving meal or to check your foodie friend off your holiday shopping list. The recipes among these books are not only focused on locally grown produce and healthy food, but the photos are a feast for your eyes as well. Shouldn’t all aspects of our lives be beautifully designed?

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Best of Basics: Black and White Striped Shirt

For those of us who can’t commit to print, a black and white striped shirt is the answer to our sartorial print prayers. I’ve tried on hundreds of striped tees of the black and white variety, and my two favorites – one short sleeve, one long sleeve- were worth the hunt. First up, the short sleeve tee from 6397. I picked up this black and white striped shirt at The News sample sale yesterday (going on through Saturday, details here).


What makes this tee so special? Let me count the ways… (1) The tiny stripe is a nice alternative to the more traditional bold stripe. (2) A high neckband is a subtle detail, which makes it perfect for layering under things. (3) The close to the body, slightly boxy fit. Secondly, the black and white striped shirt with long sleeves from the Comme des Garçons Play collection. This dons a bolder stripe and a red (color!) embroidered heart patch. Made of 100% cotton, this style gets softer with every wear and has started to form to my body – a trait every best basic should have.

To see how I wear my favorite black and white striped shirts, check my instagram over the next few days, they are sure to make guest appearances.