Street Style Inspiration | Lately

Hey Gorgeous Readers!


Today I was totally inspired by a look I saw in line at a cafe and can't wait to re-create it. The look I saw didn't include the bag or hat, but I think they are the perfect additions. For the jeans I found a high-waist military olive pair at Mango and the top, a polka dot denim button down from Orvis. While I don't tend to do denim on denim I liked how it looked styled with the top tucked into high waist jeans in a contrasting colour. To accessorize the sunglasses and shoe were simplistic and cool. I chose these round sunnies by Ray-Ban and double decker slip ons by Keds. Then I felt like this floppy brim wool felt fedora from Rag&Bone and leather bucket bag backpack from Genuine People pulled the whole look together in a very chic way. 



Lately..

1. I have been loving Springtime Carnivore. I shared her song, "Name on a Matchbook" the other day on Facebook. Her folk-rock is inspired by 60s folk and 70s pop, which I am completely in love with. I love her free-spirit and chill vibe for end-of-summer.

2. I finally got a chance to get Elizabeth and James Nirvana in Black&White which I've been wearing daily. You're supposed to apply the white as your daytime fragrance and then layer the black on top for mixed nightime fragrance. I love them mixed because it's the perfect balance of sweet, classic, and seductive. I think I have found my signature fragrance. 

3. I started reading Confessions of a Wild Child by Jackie Collins which I didn't realize was actually the ninth book in the Lucky Santangelo series. This book is kind of like a pre-quel showing the narrator Lucky during her teen years at boarding school. Of course I fell in love right away because it's like Gossip Girl.. but Lucky's dad is a notorious gangster/casino owner.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

Moss or the Boxcar Children | The Great

The Great

Hey Gorgeous Readers!

I'm not sure if it's because it's nearing the end of July or because we just had our hottest summer days this week and I'm tired of hot leather car seats, but yesterday I thought about PSLs. Already. So when I did my daily read of Vogue (<3) online my eyes went straight to "Fall Jean Preview: Meet Next Season's Denim to Know Now".  The Great, the brand by Emily Current and Meritt Elliot, out of California recently released a denim line. But like their brand aesthetic its not quite like what we usually think of when we think of denim. It's quirky. 

The Great has firmly established its aesthetic: a modern ode to off-duty gold miners, pioneer prairie princesses, and femme cattle rustlers—the birthplace of denim, if you think about it.
Vogue


Their line is tomboyish and Current and Elliot say they are influenced by Tom Sawyer and the Boxcar Children. One of their main denim silhouettes includes a dropped-crotch and button fly. While the Japanese denim material sounds incredibly wearable- "tough and thick as selvedge, while feeling as deliciously soft and light as stretch skinnies", I'm not sure if I am completely sold on this new denim for the fall. Like Vogue contrasted, The Great is far from Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford denim.

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Will this fall be the beginning of 'off-duty gold miner' denim rather than off-duty model? Leave me your opinion on The Great's denim in the comments.

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 

White Washed Interior Design

Happy Monday Gorgeous Readers!

If you follow me on Pinterest you probably noticed I pretty much only pin interior design photos especially those involving barns. Depending on the day I'm in love with dark rustic industrial designs and others, clean, nautical, and rustic. The latter of course is what I'm obsessed with today.

I'm always kind of influenced by rustic touches, hence my adoration for a renovated barn. By the way, if you ever live in Manhattan and tell your friends you want to live in a barn- you will get weird looks. I think some rustic pieces or architecture make a space feel much more home-y. However, I prefer it mixed with modern or industrial pieces to keep the space updated, open, and bright. I've also always had a thing for mixed media fashion items (like tweed and leather jackets) so that may play into my interior design daydreams.

Sidebar: The fact that Nicole Kidman's farm in Australia has a mix of my favourite things has made me love her 110% more. 

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For the office space the key pieces are the basket for cute storage, artistic studio chair, and bright string of large lights. Crate&Barrel's Emlyn basket is similar and would be great for magazine for easy access working at the desk. I'm honestly still searching for the perfect desk chair, but for lighting Target has the perfect strand of lights for just $15 and the white string would blend into the white design seamlessly.

In the entranceway the hooks, mirror, and light fixture are the focal points. West Elm's Iron Anchor Double Hooks are like artwork when they're not holding Wisconsin autumn-spring coats. Then instead of the rectangular cage like light fixture I liked West Elm's Gallery Industrial Pendant. For the mirror I found a slightly longer one at Pottery Barn.

Like the wood panel walls in the first two photos, I was drawn to the kitchen design primarily just because of the architectural aspects. The tiles, countertops, and clear space are really perfect for a space to prepare food. And the brushed metal hardware on the drawers that look like file cabinet hardware are so chic.

Finally, the bedroom looked super cozy with the mix of textures. A chunky knit sweater, riding boots, and PSL are pretty much the perfect autumn daydream so to snuggle up in a huge chunky knit blanket every night (and netflix binge marathon) would be bliss. This one from Etsy is even better because it is handknit. While I do love the contrast of colour between the bed and wall tapestry I found this silver and gold woven wall hanging and I don't think I could as obsessed with a wall hanging as I am now. The white bedding would do an excellent job of hiding some blonde dog hair because despite the cute dog bed at the food of the bed some dogs (named Lady) like sleeping in spots that are clearly not hers.

Do you love the bright rustic/modern designs or are you excited to see my next post on darker cozy decor? 

Also am the only one that could spend hours looking at interior design and furniture I can't afford online? 

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee ♥

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