Fashion blogs are all about inspiration so I’ve decided to start a weekly column called “Sunday Snapshots” where I’ll post instagram photos of things that have inspired me throughout the week. They could be related to fashion, books, interior design, or they could just be things that made me smile. I hope they have the same effect on you! Click on the collage to see the pictures more closely.
From top left: 1) A decorative pair of boots my mom put in our garage. 2) Freshly made chocolate chip cookies. 3) A very flattering fortune cookie. 4) Coco all snuggled up, and ready to take a nap. 5) The fishtail braid which I finally mastered, I love it for a casual beach look. 6) A new book nook I set up this weekend.
Nothing seems quite so romantic as reading a book on a blanket, nestled in the woods. And while the reality isn’t quite so nice, it was the perfect setting to showcase this vintage-inspired outfit.
I love the sunhat trend for this season but I wanted to try it out with an outfit other than a swimsuit.
The book I have is a copy of War and Peace, printed in the “Great Books” series put out by the Encyclopedia Britannica.
These photos are courtesy of Devan Chirgwin.
I love the look of a bunch of different neutrals paired together. It’s easy to think of neutrals simply as accents to your colored pieces but those blacks, greys, and whites can make a great outfit all on their own. Today I took a geometric print neutral top and threw on a cream colored moto jacket. Add some killer shoes and you have a great outfit!
I got these shoes recently on sale at Payless. I end up having to get a lot of my shoes there because it’s so hard to find size five. I usually jump on designer lines, like the Christian Sirianos I’m always wearing, because it’s something a little different than the usual Payless brands. These booties are also in the Siriano Gold collection.
My suitemates were pretty hesitant at the idea of a fur bootie, but I love them!
Tee: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! People are always telling me that I look like my mom. You have your mother’s nose, they tell me. Your mother’s smile, your mother’s laugh. But I know that what my mom gave me goes far beyond a tiny waist and an affinity for designer shoes. My mom gave me a friend. A friend to scour thrift stores with, to get manicures with, and to ogle overpriced handbags with. Hers was a friendship that was constant, and one that I could never live without. My mom also gave me something to look up to, a style icon to channel while I was finding my own sense of fashion.
Ever since I was little I’ve loved my mom’s style. I remember trying on her shoes and her lipstick when I was younger, and basking in the scent of the Chanel No. 5 she wore when she was going out to dinner. The picture above is one of my absolute favorites of her, not just because she looks incredible but because I see so much of myself in that photograph. I always say that I’m trying hard to be stylish in the wilderness of Derry, New Hampshire, and there she is all dressed to perfection in the woods. She might tell you now that she can’t live up to my style, but I know that’s not true. If it weren’t for her allowing me to have glitter princess heels as soon as I could walk, or letting me paint my nails every shade of red in the book, I would never love fashion the way that I do now. I can only hope that one day I’ll be able to inspire someone just as much as she has inspired me.
I love you, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!