Take Me Back To The Summer Of Love

Winged eyeliner is the animal that almost can’t be tamed, but it’s also the animal, that once tamed invokes a feeling of mysterious glamour. I love cat eyes for summer, with a relatively makeup free face, it reminds me of Brigette Bardot and her laid back style, even though she it seems like she never sacrificed her chic.

I had to buy emergency makeup since mine got lost so I had the ELF liner with me. (We recently moved to the UK). It worked alright but I’d definitely go back to getting something more solid. Benefit has a great waterproof liner that’s easy to apply.

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Layering Your Wardrobe For Fresh Outfits

layering tops and bottoms, skirt and top, earrings, street style, style

I’m not beyond admitting that I might’ve gone a little overboard in photoshop with this little collection of shots, but I was in a good mood; the sun was warm and my honey latte was soothing.

We all reach a point when we’re just totally over everything in our closet, and running to the store to grab something new might not be your best option. Sometimes you have to reach the end of yourself to discover a new path, and that’s when I decided to layer things I would’ve never thought of. It’s the perfectionist in me that must have everything be “just so”.

 

Summer/Fall Inspo!

Here are a few of my favorite looks and must-haves for this summer going into fall..I love every piece. Similar items can be found in just about any store, whether consignment, thrift, department or boutique. Have fun shopping!

Easy to put together and comfortable to wear, these outfit ideas will definitely easy you into fall weather while you slowly wave good bye to those summer looks, while trying to extend the endless summer. Transition these pieces into fall wear by layering your favorite sweaters, stockings or booties.

Cool Summer Days

Minimalist

Denim Jacket by Zara, skirt by Zara, Sass & Bide wide leg pants, Womans YSL tee from Etsy, Heather Black Cut Out Crop Top, Gianvito Rossi Suede Pointed Pumps, Saint Laurent Leather Sandals, Opening Ceremony Round Oversized Sunglasses, Rag and Bone Moss Distressed Boyfriend Jean, 3.1 Phillip Lim Scout Small Drawstring Crossbody. 

Cool Summer Nights

I love these looks because it can go from pretty casual to dressy in a snap. Reserve those leather pieces for cool summer/fall nights, over heating is the worst! Pair those leather pants with a cotton lacy tank for a nice mix of edgy and cool while appearing breezy.

screen-capture-3TopShop Tall Leather A-Line Skirt, Rebecca Taylor Every Day Tank, americanvintage-store.com silk and cotton tank, American Vintage White Scoop Neck Tank, Old Navy Jersey Tee Hoodie, La Garconne Moderne Sylvia Alpaca Handknit Cardigan, Saint Laurent Leather Trousers, storeenvy.com pastel oversized sweater, Givenchy Leather Sandal with gold plate, SuperTrash hat Hogan Orange, DSquared2 Womens bracelet, Common Projects black leather sandals, Lucky Brand Triumph muscle tee

Check out these looks and have fun experimenting!

Model Love

Trevor Boyd, a fantastic, loveable, amazing, kind photographer that I’ve worked with in the past let me snag these photos he took of Grace, a lovely girl who has modeled for us before. Such a beauty!

Summer of ’59

by Cat Russell 

Inspiration From A Different Time

 

 

The late 50’s and early 60’s were a rich time for fashion and style inspiration. Sizzling as the sun, maybe just as blond, style was taking a fresh and freeing turn into the new decade. All the world over women embraced a classy-ness and poise peppered with liberated expression and decadent choices. Every day a little more luxe than the last.

Edith Head, a stylist famed for dressing the famous, said, “You can have anything in life if you dress for it”. This quote rang true then, as it does today. Pooling from a time era, we found actresses and models, presidents wives and moms who all shared a general disposition and outlook on style and fashion; classy and elegant, both in nature and personal dress, mixed with the joi de vivre of a simple, yet enriched life.

Find inspiration in everything! We found inspiration in Bridget Bardot’s perfect yet not perfect hair, her fun loving personality and her lust for life. It goes without saying that Audrey was as down to earth as the girl next door, and seems to have had a certain charm about her that inflicted a dear heart-pain on everyone within her reach. The list carries on of women who inspire us from that time, despite their struggles. Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy, Elizabeth Taylor, Edie Sedgwick, the list goes on.

The style inspiration we derive from this “Joi De Vivre” time period is the minxy cat-eye eyeliner mixed with our wild and free hair styles. The simplicity of high-waisted skinny trousers and tanks with flats that carry that ease of every day. Bridget wore a t-shirt with cropped skinny jeans in a picture of her dancing around with a guitar and later we see her lounging about in a bathing suit. From there Audrey takes us to high waisted shorts with her adorable sailor inspired t-shirts and flats and we see Jackie owning it with a gorgeous smile.

Never feel like you have to be stuck with a certain look or style. Be free to experiment and find what you love and what works.  Grab ideas from the 50’s, 60’s etc  and incorporate them in your wardrobe. You’ll not only feel elegant and fun, but your timelessness and ease will be noted by everyone including strangers on the street.