Seeing Double: Bubblegum Gals

Elle Fanning by Angelo Pennetta, Bubblegum by Blair Breitenstein, ASOS Slouchy Coat, Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel, Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara, Glossier Balm Dotcom

     Gorgeous girls with jet black, Twiggy-esque eyes and pastel pink gum bubbles can be seen both in a photograph by Angelo Pennetta and in an illustration by Blair Breitenstein. To emulate the beauty looks of these bubblegum gals, pile on mascara for a doll-lashed eye and keep it simple on the lips with a bit of balm for shine. To get the total pink lady look, throw on a slouchy coat and a structured satchel completely en rose.


Pattern Play

     When Piperlime approached me to review their latest collection, I was over the moon - full on happy dancing ensued. What attracted me most to their new merchandise were the surprisingly neutral patterns. Usually when I think of pattern, a vivid, Susie Bubble-esque mix of ginghams and argyles come to mind (which I love, don't get me wrong), but this collection featured a mix of more subtly printed pieces that I immediately fell for. I could instantly envision myself wearing these patterns in the Fall, from the muted leopard in a cozy coat to the dark-hued florals on a silk top. The prints are also fun to mix and match… Pattern play all the way!


What's In My Bag?

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Eau de Parfum, Kate Spade Wallet (similar here), Jennifer Meyer Necklace (similar here), Teen Vogue Magazine, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses (similar here), YSL Lipstick in Pourpre Carmin, Madewell iPhone Case, La Roche-Posay Sunscreen, Barnard Bear Keychain

     For years I've admired Kristina Hultkrantz's Etsy Shop, Emmakisstina, for its feminine fashion illustrations. Her prints decorate my bedroom at home and have served as perfect birthday gifts for friends who love all things girly. 
     I'm ecstatic to share my collaboration with Kristina as part of her What's In My Bag? series with fashion bloggers. Here's a peek of everything I keep in my trusty bucket bag, from my favorite polarized sunnies that make me feel like a retro fruit fly to my trusty red lipstick for when I want a pop of color.


Seeing Double: Suits & Sneaks

Gisele B√ľndchen by Patrick Demarchalier, Shailene Woodley for Elle Magazine Nov 2013

Norma Kamali Mio One Piece, Rachel Pally Veruschka Maillot, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, Adidas Originals Superstar 2

     It's hard not to double take between these almost identical photographs of Gisele and Shailene Woodley. The two beauties are both workin' an embryo pose while clad in suits and sneakers. And when I'm talking suits, I don't mean pantsuits. I mean ones of the birthday and bathing kind. While the look is much more editorial than wearable, it's undoubtedly chic, so I've pulled together pieces so you can get the look. Whether you want to make like the Man Repeller and sport swimwear as clothing or wear the look solely to pose in front of the mirror imitating the brunette-tressed beauties, you can't beat suits and sneaks!



Julianne Samantha Camisole, Topshop Strappy V-Neck Cami, Anthropologie Laced Silk Cami

     I'm sold on wearing camisoles as outerwear. The strappy tanks are supposed to be worn to bed, but I'm all for wearing the feminine pieces during the day. Think of it as a sexier version of the daytime pajama trend from a couple seasons ago. 
     Unsure how to style a cami? For the last few days of warm summer weather, look to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for inspiration. Incorporate a light pink camisole into a monochrome look by pairing it with coordinating trousers and pumps. Once the cooler Fall weather kicks in, a silky cami would look adorable styled with a cozy cashmere sweater, skinny jeans, and leather boots