Overalls? All over it.

Blouse: Zara | Overalls: Old Navy | Necklace: souvenir from Sayulita Mexico | Tote: Cuyana | Boots: Urban Outfitters 

Blouse: Zara | Overalls: Old Navy | Necklace: souvenir from Sayulita Mexico | Tote: Cuyana | Boots: Urban Outfitters 

Overalls are everywhere. They've been trending for years now, and no matter how many bloggers I saw rocking them I swore up and down I wouldn't do it. That is, until one of my stylish sisters swore up and down about this Old Navy pair. I went to check them out and did the classic in-store flirt (you know, the one where you walk up to the item in question, thumb it, raise an eyebrow at the surprisingly flattering fabric, hold the hanger up to your body in front of a mirror....), and finally pulled the trigger. I can safely say they're my new favorite. And in white, no less! Never could have imagined that me, a girl with short/sturdy legs and a siiiiizeable butt, could ever wear them in a million years.

Icons: Garance Doré

image via Zara

image via Zara

I have adored illustrator/photographer/blogger Garance Doré since I first read her blog many years ago, and her style is impeccable. It's grown-up, understated, and completely luxurious. She is an icon to me even though our styles couldn't possibly be more different (sometimes I think my best teachers are ones who are completely opposite of me). She is all about the signature: her tousled short hair, her minimal color palette, her pointed stilletos...I love the common threads she pulls through her outfits, and how she is able to make something as classic as a white button down completely exciting again.

Someday when I'm wildly successful and fabulous, when all my ducks are in a row and I can get around to things like cultivating the perfect color palette for my skin, I aspire to have a wardrobe like hers. 

All images from my Pinterest. 

xoxo,

-Marie 

Sunday Inspiration: 11 bright, romantic, cozy (gender-neutral) bedrooms

Image via MyDomaine

Image via MyDomaine

My boyfriend and I are hoping to move from our place in Oakland to San Francisco this summer. I know, I know: I'm a damn idiot for even considering moving into the most cut-throat messed up rental market in the country. Every single person I've talked to about it looks at me with concern, confusion, and that raised one-eyebrow thing that oozes Oh, honey no. But, my reasons are my own!!! I'm going to at least give it a try - and looking at listings has gotten me very excited about redecorating with a clean slate.

Since Trevor and I moved in together a couple of years ago I've had to take into account our verrrrry different personalities while decorating - which can be harder than it seems. Honestly part of me could happily live in shades of glitter & pink, or in a glorified all-white Restoration Hardware situation, but the collision of our two styles makes things so much more fun & interesting. Here are 11 bedrooms I am digging that I think we could both be happy to fall into at the end of a long day.

I love the simple, vintage painting paired with the graphic black & white rug here. Bonus points - we already own the rug! It's from IKEA and it's the most magically durable, cat-proof rug in the universe. I highly recommend.
Image via Style Me Pretty

I love that the headboard, pillows, and duvet make an ombre effect in this bedroom. And the white side-table lamp is a nice modern touch.
Image via An Unlined Page

This room uses texture as it's focal point instead of colors: the rough edged throw, woven basket, and nubby rug all add visual interest.
Image via Wit & Delight 

This room is all about the window, and I love the sculptural cactus in the corner. Light grey sheets + white duvet = the calmest sea of zzzzzz's. 
Image via Design Crush Blog 

The red and white elements in this room give it a warm, pink glow - which looks beautiful with all the plants & the grey couch.
Image via Cup of Jo 

This room is simplicity at it's best - whites, blues, stripes, greenery, and a little color in the rug. I also love the moody black & white photograph behind the bed. 
Image via Refinery29

I've never been drawn to dark bedding before, but there's something about this one I love. The mix of linen and velvet feels luscious, and I love the orange & leather accents paired with the dark windowpanes. 
Image via Fashion Squad

Pom poms on the throw blanket?? YES PLEASE. The stripes keep them tame and the rug adds a jolt of life. Again, love the black & white photograph above the bed. 
Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel  

I included this bedroom in a post on SWIILPT back in the day, but I cannot get enough of it. I love the wide stripe paired with the microstripes and macrame on the bed, the furry pillow, the random baseball bat and the skull vase on the simple bedside table - but of course, the star of this room is the neon. Mine wouldn't say "fuck", but I still think it's an awesome touch. (I'm praying neon doesn't become one of those massive design trends that becomes obnoxious and cliched...)
Image via Toby Scott 

Saving the best for last. This is my all-time favorite bedroom I've ever seen on Pinterest. It's hard to say why, but I love the mixture of patterns and the addition of a few warm, but deliberate accents: baby pink, caramel, gold, and sage green. It feels feminine but not at all girly, playful but completely romantic. Basically I just want to copy this exact situation. 
Image via Bloggaibagis 

All of these images came from my Pinterest board Spaces - come fall down the inspiration rabbit hole with me!

xoxo,

-Marie 

Flowers x 2 (and how to rock a floral pump)

Sweater: vintage | Dress: Anthropologie | Necklace: gift, J Crew (thanks Mom) | Jacket and shoes: Banana Republic | Lipstick: Sephora "The Red" 

Sweater: vintage | Dress: Anthropologie | Necklace: gift, J Crew (thanks Mom) | Jacket and shoes: Banana Republic | Lipstick: Sephora "The Red" 

I will always be a sucker for print-mixing whether it's trending or not. Lots of styling advice will tell you that if you're going to mix prints, you should vary the size & style of the pattern but keep the color scheme consistent - good advice for the novice, but let's call this print-mixing for the master: do whatever the eff you want. In this case, that means pairing two big bold high-contrast florals, in two prim & proper silhouettes: an a-line frock and a classic pump.

When done incorrectly, floral pumps can conjure up memories of boring, stiff, pastel Easter Sunday outfits hobbling down church steps, but I promise you can make them cool!! Just look for pairs that are more salty than sweet. Here are a few floral pumps that I am very into right now: a kitten heel that packs a pattern punch, a caged sandal in shades of cotton candy, an abstract floral moody enough for a villainess, and a Ted Baker London pair that makes me want to dance all night in a dark club

xoxo, 

-Marie