Project de. II IX

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I’m all about easy, versatile dressing and there is nothing easier than a wool jersey dress with the highest slit you’ve ever seen. I love this as a layering piece, it adds another dimension to an otherwise basic jean and white shirt ensemble. I thought about putting thin straps on it, I still might, but for now, this is how I’m wearing it.

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worn with Zara high waist raw denim // COS button down white shirt // Céline black suede pumps from here

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Design Inspiration II IX

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One of my design philosophies centers around the idea of pure simplicity, this is especially important when drafting patterns and draping. This month, I looked to simple folding techniques as I made my pattern and chose a neutral palette inspired by the salt beds of Peru. As always, this month’s design focuses on freedom of form and movement…

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Editorial Eclipse: Simple 70’s Style

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1970’s are the decade of the moment in fashion, but the age-old question is how do you wear this vintage trend while still looking modern? This editorial from Vogue Spain highlights the simple 70’s style I’ve dreamed of. Paired down, minimal and modern. With the focus on 70’s silhouettes in luxe black and white fabrics, this trend looks better now than it did 35 years ago. I’m also a fan of the natural textured hair and baby cat eye.

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 (images via visual optimism)

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Rubber Shoe Roundup

rubber-shoe-roundup-converse-aigle-alice-and-whittles-rubber-booIn honor of London Fashion Week, and the wet winter we are experiencing here in New York, I thought I’d share a rubber shoe roundup. The ultimate in seasonless footwear, function doesn’t have to forego fashion. Why shouldn’t our rubber boots look as good as our leather boots? I love the streamlined minimal silhouettes of the Alice and Whittles styles. The elastic inset and simple styling of the Aigle ankle boot reminds me most of leather boots. For a more casual look, you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Chuck Taylor style from Converse. Do you have a favorite rubber shoe style?

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How to Find the Perfect Accent Chair

My boyfriend and I have lived together for about three years and we’ve learned that the furniture we pick out together is the most successful furniture in our apartment. It takes some time, strategic planning and a little compromise to decide, but it is well worth it in the end. When we started looking for an accent chair for our living room, I turned to One King’s Lane because of their huge variety of quality chairs. This is our thought process as we figured out how to find the perfect accent chair for our living room…

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