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If the street style snaps from Fashion Week were any indication, printed pants are here to stay.  I think the trick to pulling them off is to give in to their eccentricity and just have fun with it.  Pair them with a graphic sweater, and then balance the look with a basic bag (the more polished and grown up the better here, you don’t want to be confused for Punky Brewster).  Perfect for a Saturday spent shopping with a friend (just switch out the sweater for a white tee and black blazer when it comes time for your evening date).  

(Graphic Sweaters: 1. Asos; 2. Forever 21; 3. Mink Pink)
(Basic Bag: 1. Need/Supply; 2. Urban Outfitters; 3. Ted Baker)
(Printed Pants: 1. Delias; 2. Target; 3. Madewell)

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I’ve finally decided on my Halloween costume (the adventurous young couple from Moonrise Kingdom.. somehow the boy has agreed, scout’s uniform and all).  If you haven’t yet seen the movie (dvd release Oct. 16th!), you should absolutely take the time.  Signature Wes Anderson meets endearing childhood love story.  I personally was never a girl scout, but tying this fox print Tory Burch scarf around my neck would seemingly conjure up the feel.  Albeit far more luxe.  And while we’re at the game of childish dreams, you’ll never guess where this beautiful and affordable gilded table lamp came from… Land of Nod (they sell children’s home decor to those unfamiliar)!  Use this month’s holiday as an excuse to act like someone different, or in my case, just a younger cooler version of yourself.  

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I’ve finally decided on my Halloween costume (the adventurous young couple from Moonrise Kingdom.. somehow the boy has agreed, scout’s uniform and all).  If you haven’t yet seen the movie (dvd release Oct. 16th!), you should absolutely take the time.  Signature Wes Anderson meets endearing childhood love story.  I personally was never a girl scout, but tying this fox print Tory Burch scarf around my neck would seemingly conjure up the feel.  Albeit far more luxe.  And while we’re at the game of childish dreams, you’ll never guess where this beautiful and affordable gilded table lamp came from… Land of Nod (they sell children’s home decor to those unfamiliar)!  Use this month’s holiday as an excuse to act like someone different, or in my case, just a younger cooler version of yourself.  

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There’s nothing like the changing of the seasons to leave you feeling completely inspired.  Today I happened upon the Current/Elliot Fall lookbook and couldn’t help but picture myself completing the seasonal tasks listed above while wearing a similar look.

(*Full disclosure: Despite yesterday’s Call of Duty post, I still felt hesitant about embracing camo.. that is until I saw this military style blazer paired with an easy plaid dress.  Consider me converted.)


(Etsy tree print)

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There’s nothing like the changing of the seasons to leave you feeling completely inspired.  Today I happened upon the Current/Elliot Fall lookbook and couldn’t help but picture myself completing the seasonal tasks listed above while wearing a similar look.

(*Full disclosure: Despite yesterday’s Call of Duty post, I still felt hesitant about embracing camo.. that is until I saw this military style blazer paired with an easy plaid dress.  Consider me converted.)


(Etsy tree print)

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