summer sherbet

As the temperature rises, nothing cools you down better than some summer sherbet-y colors. (Kind of in love with that cotton candy hair- wish I had the nerve to pull it off!)

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searching for wonder

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Here's to Friday! I hope you all find a little bit of wonder over the weekend. Here's a few suggestions to get you started.

words / vintage dancin' shoes / emerson fry cocktail ring / dansk cookware

secret agent style: malory archer

She's a career spy that would never let anything cramp her style. Meet Malory Archer: Director of ISIS and mother of Sterling. Pick up some of her secret (agent) style won't you?

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And for fun go check out the opening titles for Archer. Love them.

embellished suit / gucci trench / swarovski brooch / jimmy choo heels
stella mccartney slingbacks / moschino dress / jonny walker blue / diamond earrings / dorothy thorpe glasses
vintage dior fur / birkin bag / chanel lipstick
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{wearing} a pop of yellow

Two things that grabbed my attention this week were these bright yellow shoes in the Madewell catalog, and this yellow bangle watch from Kate Spade. Oh- and I've been wearing my thrifted yellow jeans like a mad woman.
If you're going to buy one thing this season, I urge you to go for the yellow pants. You won't regret it. Too much? Then sprinkle in a few pops of yellow here and there. You'll be surprised by how neutral such a bright color can be with your wardrobe staples. 

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Madewell heels / J.Crew striped bangle / yellow pants / Ann Taylor belt / Kate Spade bangle watch / J.Crew Shorts / Anthropologie Sunnies / Coole Haan Oxfords

california dreaming

I was just telling my friend Steven last night how much I dig the style of California girls. It's so effortless, and unafraid to be boarder line quirky while still staying absolutely chic. 

And now that I live in LA, I love love love photo shoots with LA as the background. Like this one shot by Leo Frumbacher.

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photos via fashion gone rogue

alexa chung for madewell

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I'm really loving the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection, but what really captured my heart was the collection's fashion photography. I grew up in Iowa, and these images are like a window into my romantic memories of childhood. Especially the rural areas that surrounded my hometown of Dubuque.

Except, you know, my high school friends and I probably would have been carrying a 6-pack of beer down those train tracks.

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