I’m the type of girl that loves versatility in clothes, the more looks I can get out of one item the better, that’s why the selection of slips we have on our new homepage “a slip for each girl” is captivating me. Sometimes on the weekends You want to be super lazy, you want to lie in and just have a slow weekend. So wear a cute slip to bed of Friday then adapt It to an outfit for just popping out! Wear the Breakfast in Bed Romper then throw on a pair of jeans… an easy effortless outfit is complete.
My personality changes from a Bohemian Meadow to a Tomboy Lou so below are how I would adapt my two slips that suit my personality best!
What type of girl are you and how would you adapt your slip?
I don’t think I’ve used anything other than standard hair ties for ponytails since I got rid of my (extensive) collection of scrunchies, so when I saw that we were getting all of these cute ponytail cuffs in, I was really excited for a fresh take on the ponytail. It’s my go-to hair style, but it gets so boring… I am all about these cute cuffs, especially the brightly colored cut-out geometric cuff and the suede lasso pony holder! They are such a great way to add a little unexpected pop of color or texture. We had some fun trying them on today – what do you guys think, are you into this trend?
Cutout Ponytail Cuff
Stingray Ponytail Cuff
Beaded Ponytail Cuff
This week the girls here at home office put one hand in the air for the wide leg bottoms; We dressed them up and dressed them down to see which style we enjoyed the most. The 70’s cool pant has made a return for us; we love the idea of toning the extravagant pant down with simple tops and touches of accessories. It might not be a trend for everyone but these girls rock them!
This week’s StyleFile is an effortless beauty who’s style has a laid back California beach vibe. I don’t know if it’s her long, wavy blonde locks, the colorful friendship bracelets, or the heart tattoo on her wrist that scream Cali, but it’s definitely there. She wears a lot of stellar grunge pieces – ripped and splattered jeans, a slouchy knit hat, baggy tees, and kicks. She’ll then mix it up with an awesome Native American inspired necklace or poncho. There’s no doubt, she looks like your quintessential American girl – active and full of life. Her vivacity can’t be restricted with pompous or tailored clothing – she has no time for that.
This photo makes me want Summer. And colorful bracelets…
She takes the formality out of a cable knit sweater with fringe layering
In this cold Winter weather, everyone needs a good throw on poncho to stay warm.
This weekend my mind was running overtime, running overtime with inspiring thoughts. Sometimes I just need a new twist to my weekend in order for the light to come back on again; you can get stuck in a routine and that routine can kill your mind, so Friday I went to New York to see the future Free People collection for June Wholesale. The collection was bright and poppy and reminded me of the Sun, Sand and Sea just what I needed on that brutal cold day.
Being in a new place for a couple of days gave me a new light I saw things that made my inspiration bank fill up and it made me feel alive all weekend, don’t you just love when that happens?
“To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.”
We have a beautiful exhibit hanging in Gallery 543 at the Navy Yard right now that consists of flags by artist Emily Manalo Ruiz. The main portion of the exhibit is the “1000 Works Project”, which consists of 1000 small fabric flags, each of which are unique, sewn out of salvaged materials and inspired by old battle flags. The exhibit also includes some of her larger flags, also made with reclaimed materials, that are text-based and printed with meaningful, personal phrases.
“Art, for me, is cathartic. It serves as an outlet for releasing deep-seated pains, capturing fleeting memories, and for understanding and documenting my life experience. My work conveys a sense of nostalgia, longing, and sometimes, hope. It helps me to make sense of things, to communicate, to find closure and contentment, and to attempt to make permanent what is impermanent.” – Emily Manalo Ruiz
Go see more of her work here!
DO: enjoy some silence
My head has been going crazy lately – moments of silence mere specks in large expanses of the days and nights. I do it to myself, I know. I’m always stuffing more into a day – going here and then going there – chasing my to-do lists with franticness in my chest. The ability to be calm has not been coming naturally. My head has been LOUD with fears, dreams, questions, and so much more. When the rare gift of silence makes an appearance, a euphoria washes over my brain.
It shows up in rare forms: an intimate moment with my nose stuck in magazine, a child’s pose on my bedroom floor, or a warm hug from one of my friends. I call it silence because of the stillness in my brain. It seems to fill the vessels, slowly traveling through my veins and transferring to the rest of my body. It’s a much needed sensation that feels so carnally necessary for survival. My heart needs it.
Whatever these moments are for you – recognize and cherish them.
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