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In Bloom + GIVEAWAY

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Last weekend I had a strong urge to bring some life into our apartment with flowers. I go in phases with remembering to do this, but when I do, I really feel like it totally upgrades the whole vibe in the house. I love anything white and plush, especially hydrangeas because they last a really long time and just a few go a really long way. There’s nothing more springy than an outing to the flower shop, and this outfit felt right in line with that. This jacket has saved me from some rainy days yet works in the sunshine just as well. I bought these Acne boots a little late in the season but they had been haunting me forever and they’ve been my go to ever since. As for the top, you guys know how much I have loved Gold Hawk’s feminine yet edgy luxe pieces (like this dress, these pants, this faux jumpsuit, and this top to name a few). Well, the same designer started a new line called Falcon & Bloom, offering more romantic silk staples that are already starting to dominate my closet. Their website is still in the works for e-commerce but in the meantime you can find it on Shopbop (hello this) and Planet Blue (their silk shorts are absolutely necessary for everyone). SO to celebrate Falcon & Bloom, I’m hosting a little giveaway of a couple of their signature pieces. Details below…

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Rag & Bone jacket (similar) and jeans (similar) / Falcon & Bloom top (also love this blue tank version) / Acne boots / Alexander Wang bag / Michael Kors watch

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Falcon & Bloom GIVEAWAY! These beauties:

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DETAILS: If you’re new to Gold Hawk or Falcon & Bloom, the first thing I would tell you to buy is a cami and shorts set. They come in every silk/lace color combo and you can wear them together as lingerie, or separate them and wear them out. The camis are perfect to layer under sheer tops or on their own with a blazer and jeans. The shorts are comfy with a t-shirt for lounging around at home OR with heels and blazer for date night. I love the versatility these pieces offer. That’s why I’m partnering with Falcon & Bloomg to give a set away to one lucky winner! It can either be this set shown here OR you can have your pick of another color. Winner’s choice! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me how you’d wear them and follow @falconandbloom on Instagram! You don’t want to miss out on this one. The winner will be chosen at random on 5/4/15. Open to US residents only. Good luck!

 

Photography by Heather Kincaid


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Color Code / Camel

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Western wear is in full force this year, and while fringe plays a big role, there’s a color that is stronger than ever. Camel is everywhere you look this season. Pick up any fashion magazine this month and you’ll find suede jackets, skirts, and sandals in this golden hue. It’s a color that reaches for warmth as we’re getting closer to summer every day. You could go full 70’s and wear this color with a pair of blue flared jeans or keep it simple by just throwing on that trench coat you swore you needed. Wear it in a structured jumpsuit or romper for more of an African safari look. Camel instantly makes you look and feel richer, which is why brands like Chloe and Saint Laurent are churning out multiple pieces in it this season. Have no fear though, it’s only a matter of weeks before the color trickles into H&M and Zara so all of us can get a little taste of this timeless tone.

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1. Topshop skirt / 2. ASOS hat / 3. Isabella Fiore bag / 4. Maje jacket / 5. John Robshaw pillow / 6. Zeus+Dion swimsuit / 7. Ray-Ban sunglasses / 8. Topshop sandals / 9. Madewell belt

Photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9


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Spring Blues

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I hesitate to call attention to the fact that I’ve been a little absent from the blog these days by making it a topic of conversation right now because chances are you haven’t even noticed and I could have gotten away with it. But I’m a person who likes to put things out on the table in case we’re both thinking it. While I love sharing all my inspiration and style obsessions with you guys in a regular editorial schedule, the truth is that blogging with that kind of consistency (and with quality content) is a full time job. The blogging world is pretty competitive. If you don’t post at least five times a week, readers tend to leave you for the blogs that are run by people who have made it their full time job. Don’t get me wrong, some girls have managed to juggle another job and post everyday, and maybe I need to take those girls to lunch to learn their secrets. But for me, when the other half of my job gets busy, those projects take over my life and the blog gets a little quiet. I hate that I can’t do them both in full force all the time, but for me it’s just too hard. I hope you guys will still stay with me even when posts are a little less frequent from time to time. Please know that this blog is very much a love of mine and I always come back to it whole heartedly when styling slows down. Right now I think I’ve reached a point where that’s the case, and I can reemerge on here. This is part of why I love my new website so much, because it shows the entirety of my business, so you guys can see what else I might be up to if there’s fewer posts to check in on. Also, no matter what I’m doing, I’m always posting on Instagram and Snapchat both at @thelifestyled so you can check in on me there! Phew, I’m glad to get that off my chest. On to the outfit… As you know I’m not much of a color girl, but blues tend to be my jam especially when the temps warm up and black seems a little heavy. I love this top for it’s quirky pattern and neoprene fabric of the outer layer. It’s obviously not a weekly rotation kind of top but I’m trying to gravitate more towards special pieces when I shop to avoid too much wardrobe basic-ness. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

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H&M top (similar) / Current Elliott jeans / Shoemint shoes / Zara bag (similar) / H&M necklace (similar)

 

Photography by Heather Kincaid

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Spaced Out

Spaced Out / The Life StyledIf you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have figured out that I have a real nerdy side. Exhibit A: my dinosaur obsession that goes back to kindergarten when we had to sew stuffed animals (how/why they were giving kindergartners needles escapes me at the moment) and I of course chose to make a brontosaurus over a bunny or a cat. Or… in junior high I had a t-shirt that said “DNA is life – the rest is just details.” Remember those? Yeah, no basketball (or anything cool) here. I thought I was so clever. Well, now I’m a full-on adult and I wear shirts with light sabers on them. I don’t know what to tell you. I get the most excited about an outfit that has a playful nod to something that’s not fashion related at all. This getup feels fit for a networking event on Mars. Useful as can be…

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

Spaced Out / The Life Styled

BCBG cape  (similar) / ASOS tee / Helmut Lang leather leggings / Forever21 necklace set / Express cuffs (similar) / Topshop clutch / Rag & Bone boots (similar and similar)

Photography by Heather Kincaid

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Gift Guide / The One Who Has It All

Gift Guide / The One Who Has It All1. Assouline book set / 2. Fornasetti candle / 3. Smythson leather diary / 4. Jin Soon nail polish set / 5. Jonathan Adler ceramic peacock lollipop holder / 6. Le Labo perfume / 7. Lack of Color wide brim hat / 8. Workhorse paulina studs / 9. Karl Lagerfeld + tokidoki figurine / 10. Comme des Garcons zip pouch / 11. Aromatherapy Associates eye mask / 12. Tim Dixon ice bucket / 13. Dwell Studio ibex sculpture / 14. Karl Donghue fingerless shearling gloves / 15. Saint Laurent keychain / 16. Josh Harker beetle / 17. Diptyque mini candle set

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Etsy Elite / Holiday

Etsy-Elite-HolidayRow 1: Beneath the Weather star garland / Georges Briard bar glasses from Mod Rendition / Kissa Design ornament / Row 2: Novelty Jumpers sweater / Beachwolf Vintage candle holder / Funky Cool Threads personalized santa sack / Row 3: bastisRIKE tree print / Melodie Perfumes candle / Handmade and Heritage wrapping paper

Beneath the Weather – Handmade paper Christmas decorations based in the UK

Mod Rendition – Gorgeous vintage finds curated in Chicago with each piece more exquisite than the last

Kissa Design – Modern Polish paper star Christmas ornaments

Novelty Jumpers – Your favorite christmas sweater in a variety of colors

Beachwolf Vintage – Vintage housewares with mens clothing and outerwear

Funky Cool Threads – Personal shirts, bags, and more heat pressed by hand

bastisRIKE – A German shop filled with detailed handmade prints made using vegetable based colors on recycled paper

Melodie Perfumes – Modern apothecary women perfumes, perfume oils, soap and indulgences

Handmade and Heritage – Luxury wrapping paper and embroidered gifts


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Gift Guide / Under $50

Gift Guide / Under $50

1. Nate Berkus bowl / 2. ASOS iPhone case / 3. Nordstrom at Home faux fur pillow / 4. Baublebar necklace / 5. The Principals flask / 6. J Crew slippers / 7. Luv AJ earrings / 8. ASOS travel makeup case / 9. Madewell stacked ring / 10. Free People bag / 11. Universal Juice portable power system / 12. Casio watch / 13. Areaware diamond box / 14. Smashbox full exposure palette / 15. Madewell scarf / 16. Besttime letter lights / 17. Jao body oil / 18. Fossil print wristlet

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Black Friday

Black-FridayBefore you get sucked into the madness of Black Friday shopping, here is a condensed list of sales I’ll be looking forward to today…

Asos – 30% off everything

Theory – 40% off everything online & in store thru Dec 1

Helmut Lang – 40% off everything thru Dec 1

J Crew – 30% off select regular priced items, 40% extra off sale with code HOLIDAY

Opening Ceremony – 40% off select items

Joie – 25% off with code THANKS

Bloomingdales – 50% select items storewide

Moda Operandi – Up to 50% off gifts

Joe Fresh – 50% off regular priced items thru Dec 1

Madewell – 25% off with code GIFTON

Mara Hoffman – 25% off everything + free shipping with code blackfriday14

Alternative – 30% off everything with code THANKFUL thru Nov 30

Baublebar – 15% off two items, 25% off three items, 35% off four items

H&M – Deals from $4.95, scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers

Banana Republic – Until 1pm, 50% off one item, 40% off all day in stores only

Shopbop – 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1,000

Equipment – 25% off all full priced merchandise thru Dec 1

 

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Gift Guide / For Him

Gift Guide / For Him

 1. Wallace & Barnes sweater / 2. Ebbets Field cap / 3. Kaws by Monica Ramirez book / 4. Fishs Eddy catch all / 5. Malin + Goetz candle / 6. J Crew travel bag / 7. Uniform Wares watch / 8. Pony leather sneakers / 9. Good Worth seeing eye key / 10. Jawbone fitness wristband / 11. Field Notes memo books / 12. Vince beanie / 13. Nordstrom cedar shoe tree / 14. Marcomonde socks / 15. Kent handmade comb / 16. Radius v2 iPhone case / 17. Frausto & Co. playing cards / 18. Tovolo ice cube tray / 19. Gerber Paraframe pocket knife / 20. Paul Smith card case

 


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The Etsy Elite

Etsy-Elite-NovRow 1: Cocoono Bags clutch / The Eden Collective bracelet / Aspidistra Vintage glasses / Row 2: Minus One art deco cuff / Olivine Atelier perfume / Senkki shadowbox / Row 3: Pythagoras Place organizer bookends / Chut by Sewet Laine candle holders / Karolin Schnoor screen printed envelopes

Cocoono Bags – Creations made to stand out in a shop that values creativity and individuality

The Eden Collective – Luxurious antique jewelry that are truly one of a kind curated in Philadelphia

Aspidistra Vintage – Vintage finds curated by Manchester based owner Alex Jenkins

Minus One – A mix of vintage and handmade jewelry with an old fashioned feel

Olivine Atelier – Handcrafted perfumes to make women feel and smell beautiful

Senkki – A family owned design studio filled with modern handmade furniture

Pythagoras Place – Vintage home decor that reflects the owner Amy’s taste for craftsmanship and expression

Chut by Sewet Laine – A 100% eco-friendly shop with a focus on textile recycling based in the south of France

Karolin Schnoor – Prints, calendars, and stationary by German illustrator Karolin Schnoor


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