Archive | August, 2015

Friday Favorites: Transitional Staples


I love/hate this time of year.  August is generally guaranteed to be the most consistently sunny month here in the Pacific Northwest; we usually take a long family beach vacation, and we celebrate 5 family birthdays.  However, the days become shorter (it is becoming increasingly more difficult to wake-up in the mornings), the shadows a little longer, and back-to-school is around the corner.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a cozy sweater, changing leaves, spiced lattes, and back-to-school shopping as much as the next person, but this transition is always bitter sweet for me.  I guess I want to have my cake and eat it too – or linger in my sundresses yet still wear my new fall booties!

With this in mind, I’ve selected several transitional pieces that you can be wearing now (like, right now) yet continue to pair them with fall staples as the weather cools (and leaves turn, kids go back to school…sniff, sniff).

Denim Dress: Easy with bare legs and strappy sandals now or layer under a cosy knit with tights and booties in the fall.

Alexa Chung X AG | Topshop

Lace-Up Flats: Screaming for a denim mini skirt in summer’s sunshine but just as easy with a cropped trouser as the weather cools.

Loeffler Randall | Topshop

Wide Brim Fedora: Nothing better to keep the sun off your face than the wide brim, yet also perfect to keep your head warm in chillier temps.

Rag & Bone | Zara

Long Vest: Equally awesome when worn over a tank with your favorite boyfriend jeans or with a turtleneck and cigarette pants.

Cupcakes & Cashmere | Asos

What are you looking forward to this fall?  Fall fashion favorites?  As always, please leave a comment.  Happy Friday! ~Jenn

Outfits: Cheeky Tees


As a follow-up to last week’s posts featuring favorite t-shirts, I’m continuing the tee love with my cheeky tee picks.  It’s so fun to have a message peek out from under a denim jacket or even a blazer.  You can also make a cute image more sophisticated by pairing it in an unexpected way with a skirt or cropped trousers.  Just be sure to choose a saying or image that’s meaningful to you (and, if in a different language, know the meaning!), because you are surely going to get asked about it.




{favorite cheeky tees} Sincerely Jules (shown) | Wildfox | Chaser | Madewell | Sol Angeles | J.Crew


{outfit details} skirt: Aritzia (sale!) | booties: Jeffrey Campbell (sale!!) | hat: & Other Stories | bag: Cambridge Satchel | sunglasses: Chloé | bracelets: vintage turquoise, guitar string bracelets


What are you favorite graphic or message tees? Always feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  Check out other posts there for inspiration.

{What I’m Lovin’} Tuesday Tee-rific


The t-shirt.  It’s classic and super versatile, with endless variations and possibilities, a staple in all closets.  Yesterday Kirsty and I styled some of our favorite t-shirts 4 different ways.  Today we are compiling our hot list of must-have tees.

The basic classic: This one is a great price.  It wears well, and has a great slim fit that is perfect for maxi skirts, flare leg jeans, tailored skirts.  Kirsty also owns it in white, which is not see-through, but still soft and wearable like your “favorite old t-shirt” should be.

Best In-Class (aka. own multiples): This was in yesterday’s post, but it’s a favorite so we had to share it again.  Both of us have this one in multiple colors.  Kirsty even has it in multiple sizes, which she wears (depending on her mood) more fitted or flowy.  This is the softest tee and is universally flattering; the slight flutter of the sleeves and the slouchy pocket make it unique, yet it’s styling stands the test of time.


…and flowy.

Below are a few more favorites…we thought you should know.

Best Long Length: For those taller gals, or long-torso’ed goddesses, this is my ultimate favorite t-shirt.  I love the scoop neck, mirrored in the shirt-tail hemline, and with just the right amount of drape.  Also, the perfect thickness – not too bulky yet not totally sheer, and it washes well.  An all-around fantastic tee (I have several colors).  And…did I mention it comes in sizes ranging from xxs to xl (it runs true to size)?!



Splurge-Worthy: This classic t-shirt is definitely worth its price tag.  A great all-around fit with awesome slub-texture that adds interest while keeping it from being too sheer.  It also holds its shape and washes well…everything you would expect from Rag & Bone.


Rag & Bone

Clever Message: This tee says it all – Audrey had it right, Paris is always is a good idea.  This tee is chic regardless of how you style it.  Classicly simple when paired with dark denim and a pump, or whimsical tucked into a pleated skirt and worn with ballet flats.  Either way, channel your inner French girl.



Best under $20: Great fit, 100% cotton, and a fun selection of colors; it’s hard to beat Madewell’s tee (especially for the price).  I have several of these tees, wash and run them through the dryer – so easy!



Best Stripe:  While the blue and white stripe is classic, I’m loving the side knot design, which creates a great, shape effortlessly.  A stripe tee is a wardrobe staple, easy worn alone yet so fashionable when paired under a blazer or worn with a patterned or colorful pant.



That’s our t-shirt round-up.  What’s your fave? How are you wearing you’re classic t-shirt?

Happy Shopping and thanks for reading! ~Jenn & Kirsty

Styled to a “Tee”

If you follow our blogs, you may have noticed that both Kirsty and I have a casual style.  Most notably, we share a love for a great t-shirt (ok…maybe an awesome pair of shoes, and a great lip color too!).

We usually trade texts with our finds and styling tips, but today we’re sharing our favorite t-shirt outfit ideas with you!  And, don’t be fooled by the t-shirt’s casual nature.  As you will find below, this weekend warrior should not be overlooked when dressing for a classy event or a night-out.

Parisian Style
Your favorite graphic tee becomes trés chic when paired with a demure, pleated midi-skirt and peep-toe booties. Just be sure to either tuck the tee into the full skirt or tie it, as I have done here, to ensure that you define your waist. A note on tying, I sized up one full size because I wanted to tie or wear this tee oversized.  I also love cuffing the sleeve – what can I say? I’m a child of the ’80’s!


{outfit details} tee: Sincerely Jules | skirt: Aritzia | booties: Jeffrey Campbell | purse: The Cambridge Satchel Company| hat: & other stories | bracelets: vintage turquoise & Guitar String

Fail Safe
The beauty of a great white tee is it can take on any personality you give it.  Whenever I am stuck and “have nothing to wear”, as long as the event doesn’t call for more than cocktail attire, I will grab jeans and a t-shirt.  Add a great pair of shoes and red lips.  Done.  If you wanted to be even fancier than this outfit,  you could switch out these jeans for darker skinnies or flares, this will get you from brunch to cocktails.

{outfit details} tee: Bobi | jeans: 7 for all Mankind (old) | shoes: Sam Edelman (similar) | sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs, c/o (different color) | clutch: Finn Attire | earrings: Lucia K. Jewelry (available upon request rectangle tags)

Casual Cool
Jeans and a great fitting tee are my jam. When wearing skinny jeans, I like the contrast of a looser, longer-length shirt. A great drape keeps this particular tee from looking too sloppy yet balances the slim silhouette of the jeans. I generally tuck just the front (the “mullet tuck”), for a polished yet not-trying-too-hard look. Adding extra accessories like a jacket or vest also elevates an otherwise simple outfit.



{outfit details} tee: Aritzia | jeans: Madewell | vest: Current Elliott (similar) | clogs: No. 6 | bag: Auxiliary | sunglasses: Le Specs | body chain: Gorjana

White Lightning {name courtesy of the husband}
I really wanted to wear heels with my mini, this can be a slippery slope if not headed for a night out on the town.  Insert oversized tee, this keeps the outfit appropriate.  Keeping the front of the t-shirt slightly tucked is key to not looking like you’ve been swallowed up.  I also think the white on white adds polish and interest.  Go monochrome!  The best part is this is a totally easy look that anyone can incorporate with their own twist.

white tee white denim 9

{outfit details} tee: Mango, old (similar) | mini: J. Crew (hand-me-down from Jenn, yay!) | shoes: DV by Dolce Vita | bag: Finn Attire | sunglasses: Bobbi Brown

How are you wearing your t-shirts? What are your favorite tees? Please share!

As always, thanks for reading.  Here’s to killing it on Monday! ~Jenn & Kirsty

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