One Classic, Styled 3 Ways

classic striped tee by Raoul

The striped tee is a classic.  Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton, and everybody else agrees.  Take it up a notch, if you can, by investing in a silk version of this wardrobe staple, like this one by Raoul.

1.  P O L I S H E D    P A S T E L S   /  W O R K D A Y

Pair a classic striped top with patterned trousers for Eclectic Work-ready Style

2.  E C L E C T I C   P R E P   /  W O R K D A Y

How to Mix Florals and Stripes for the Office

3.  S C U F F E D   F E M I N I N E  /  W E E K E N D

Feminine Grunge with florals and acid wash denim is perfect for a weekend of lounging

In case you can't tell, I'm sort of jonesing for Spring.  And I'm dying to start patching florals and stripes together in a million more ways. 

1. Polished Pastels  / / /  Nars Lip Pencil  /  Tom Binns Earrings  /  Missoni Trouser  /  Gap Clutch  /  Miu Miu Sunglasses, similar  /  Charlotte Olympia Pump  /  photovia Fashion Gone Rogue 
2. Eclectic Prep  / / /  Photo via Dust Jacket  /  Nach Fox Ring, $107  /  1988 Rectangle Ring, $175  /  Roberto Cavalli Zebra Ring  /  3.1 Phillip Lim Bag  /  Stella McCartney Skirt  / McQ Pumps 
3. Scuffed Feminine  / / /  3.1 Phillip Lim Pullover  /  Les Nereides Earrings, $135  /  Opening Ceremony Mary Janes  /  Topshop Shorts, $60  /  V73 Bandes Tote, $320

Designer Spotlight | Kelly Wearstler

gorgeous interior design and home decor styling

Interior Designer & fellow native South Carolinian Kelly Wearstler has been one of my very favorite style icons since I first came across her in 2007.  
She has this uncanny knack for mixing textures, patterns, and colors in such a way that seems simultaneously strange (as in, lost-all-her-marbles, alarmingly strange), yet vaguely put together. It's a mesmerizing, inspiring sight to behold.  And that's just her personal style... 
Her interiors are insanely rich, dynamic wonderlands, that effortlessly combine an array of influences and eras.  Take a look at this NY Times Article featuring a photo timeline of Wearstler and her interior design work, inspirations, and personal style.  Take notes. 

1.  Hillcrest Server & Creamer  /  2.  Cocktail Ring, $180  /  3.  Malibu Chair  /  4.  Souffle Cocktail Chair  /   5.  Scarf, On Sale! $93  /  6.  Palm Dish  /  7.  Pickfair Collection  /  8.  Olivia Chair  /  layout created with Polyvore

Boutique | Dashing Cat in a Bowtie

Valentine's Day?  In other words: An acceptable reason to indulge in ooey-gooey sugary pink.  Hurrah!  Have a peek at my latest designs for the occasion...

fine paper products and cat illustration for valentine's day

Isn't it just like a cat to wear that sour face?  I love how he kind of caters to both the pro and anti- Valentine's day crowds.   
Oh, and from now through Thursday, all the CARDS in the Rive Gauche Craft Boutique are 40% off!  Use code "CARDS4LOVERS" at checkout.   Sale has ended!  

Obsession | Kitschy Cocktail Baubles

A few of my favorite fanciful baubles of the moment...

fearsome and adorable unique creature baubles

Refreshing and playful without going over-the-top kawaii.  I'm especially enjoying sister designer duo Nach's combination of a delicate porcelain figurine atop a brass ring.  Take a look at their shop page to see loads more of their beautiful hand painted animal rings.

kitschy stylish dog and cat porcelain and gold designer rings
kitschy woodland rabbit and fox animal rings

1  /  Kenneth Jay Lane Porcupine Ring   /  2  /  Oliver Bonas White Rabbit Ring, Similar by Nach  /  3  /  Mod Cloth French Bulldog Ring, Similar by Nach  /  4  /  LeiVanKash Tiger Ring  /  5  /  Nach Fox Ring  /  Layout made with Polyvore

 photo glyphicons_210_left_arrow_zpsf0f9a5e8.png  photo glyphicons_211_right_arrow_zps2bd68774.png
Blogging tips