posted by on 03.19.2014, under Fashion







2014 S/S Collection

Pretty. I love the patterns and colors in this collection.  And everything looks so comfortable. Almost time wear short dresses for spring!

Juliette Hogan

posted by on 11.28.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

Juliette Hogan Bridesmaid – $499 and up

I love these dresses from this New Zealand designer.  Such a lovely neutral color palette too!

Clockwise from left {posey dress, trapeze dress, diana dress + annie dress}


Winifred Bean: Kickstarter!

posted by on 09.11.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

This past month I was able to work on a project I’m really excited about.  My good friend Angela has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to grow her small business, Winifred Bean, a line of wedding dresses for creative brides.  Another cool thing, I edited the above video for her campaign! (shot by Justin Reid)

I wish Winifred Bean existed when I was wedding dress shopping.  I loved my dress and I feel like I’m cheating on it a little when I say this, but I just adore the simple, cool, chic gowns from Winifred Bean.  I mean, just look:

You can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the dresses until you find something that fits your style.

The funds from Kickstarter will help Angela take the line to the International Bridal Market in NYC this October, where they will be exposed to stores and brides across the US and around the world.  The money raised will also go towards developing a second set of samples so that while the dresses are off at market and trunk shows, she can still hold private appointments out of her home.

Angela became a new mom last year after her first collection was complete. This is her peanut, Julianne!

I believe in Angela and her little dream. I’m so happy to help get her small business off the ground.

Please help support creative independent talent; no donation is too small.  If she doesn’t reach her goal by October 9th, she gets nothing, so spread the good word and share with all the wonderful people you know!




Winifred Bean Weekly Wedding Looks

posted by on 07.26.2012, under DIY, Fashion, Weddings

I love the weekly wedding looks from the Winifred Bean girls.  Every week they invite someone to pull together a look for their gorgeous wedding dress line and this week they’ve featured my look!

I styled the Vintage Inspired Winifred Bean Dress, which is actually the Audrey Blouse and Descending Silk Skirt (I love that it’s a skirt.)

It’s so elegant and chic and I didn’t think it needed much accessorizing.  The shoes are a glitter DIY from Could I Have That and I adore that tiny Catbird ring.

Here are some more of my favorite weekly wedding looks from Winifred Bean:

Look by Catbird


Look by The English Department

Look by Plum Tree Wedding




Look but don’t touch

posted by on 03.09.2012, under Fashion

Slightly dangerous window shopping.

I can’t stop dreaming about this bag.

Cropped tank tops = metal!!

Perfect for those rainy spring day in April. Or China..

Love the crop cut in grape.

Comfy + smart shoe.

Distressed boots with a girlie dress. Classic.

OK I’m mentally ready for Spring.

♡ ~Joy

The Madewell Twins

posted by on 11.22.2011, under Fashion

I love the Madewell Holiday 2011 catalogue.  It just arrived in the mail this week and It’s full of Christmas gift ideas; things I want and things I want to get for all of you.  But my FAVORITE thing about this holiday catalogue is …


I was so happy to see Madewell featuring cool twins!  Don’t they look awesome?  As a twin myself, I can already tell all of them apart.  It’s a substantial gift.

Nicki and Cassi are featured in a Madewell Musings video and OH MY GOD they are sitting the exact same way in the still frame.  Joy and I do this all the time.  Ah, twin commiseration.

They talk about their travel-inspired style, peppered with pearls and tattoos.

They are really making me miss living with Joy and sharing everything in our closets.  DOUBLE wardrobe.


Dress Up: Fall From Summer

posted by on 11.07.2011, under Fashion

Fall’s officially here. Now cute, short summer dresses are mixed // matched with scarves, grandma sweaters, jackets + boots!

summer to fall closet

Hanging up in my closet, there’s my inspiration board. Full of perfect outfits like this one. Catching my eye + escaping my budget.

Hi I’m broke.

So this week, I’m playing dress up. I don’t own any of these items from Free People. But this look, anyone can make it happen… more or less.

summer to fall dress up

I did it, I think! It’s a selection of apparel I’ve had lying around for a while, but kind of makes up a nice look for this season. And I didn’t have to go shopping. The weather’s getting colder but {damn it} I’ll still rock the little summer dress.


The bride wants a theme shower.

posted by on 08.06.2011, under Fashion, Love, Weddings

I have fun friends and we enjoy any excuse to dress up.  This means theme parties and we really get into it.

A Retro Housewife Bridal Shower might be in the works for a friend of mine.  My advice for the maid of honor would be:

1.  Get this “How to be a Good Wife” bridal shower game on etsy for $8.  Inspired by an actual article from Housekeeping Monthly in 1955, you get a PDF customized with your details. Just buy, download and print yourself.

2.  Print 1950s housewife illustrations and add these hilarious captions from Anne Taintor.  My favorite is, “The secret ingredient is resentment.”  Stick them in white frames and voila – centerpieces.

3.  You need to look the part and NO WHINING ABOUT IT.  This is fun, remember?  Here is are some retro worthy dresses over at ModCloth.  Don’t forget your red lipstick.

4.  Color scheme.  I think you should choose cherry red and turquoise.

5.  You’ll need this “Sweet Dreams” paper banner from Catbird because it’s turquoise and I love it..

6.  Play 50s music and serve pie instead of cake.  To really go over the edge, bake it yourself.

7.  Put a few simple blooms in old coca cola bottles to add to your framed housewife centerpieces.

8.  You’ll be drinking champagne, obviously.  Champagne cocktails became popular in the 50s … bonus!  Or try something else old fashioned, like um, an old fashioned.  Martha Stewart recipe here.

9.  Paper lanterns, streamers, honeycombs – anything you can find in you color scheme will tie this together.  You can get these honeycombs on amazon for $1.29 each.

10.  HAIR.  This is very important and goes along with #3.  Some call the 50s a simpler time but those girls really gave a shit about their hair.  Here is a how to.

And since everyone knows today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday, why not draw inspiration from the funniest 50s housewife there ever was?  Watch 6 amazing moments of I Love Lucy on the Google homepage.

Now get to it!


Glitter + Pearls

posted by on 08.04.2011, under Fashion, Weddings

I’m so excited to find that my little sister was featured once again! This time, Lexi of Glitter + Pearls wrote a charming post about the vintage gloves which adorned Noelle at her wedding.

Before the big day, Noelle dropped not-so-subtle hints that she wanted lacy, fingerless gloves. I found this gorgeous set at the lovely Esty shop,  A Brides Eye View. The shop owner, Pat, is so sweet and aims to make treasures for a bride that are chic + classic yet reasonably priced.

Noelle loved this darling pair, of course! If you or someone you know is getting hitched, I highly recommend a visit to Pat’s quality shop.


Winifred Bean Gowns

posted by on 07.08.2011, under Fashion, Weddings

Don’t you sort of wish you waited to get married until the Winifred Bean wedding gowns launched?

Angela Broyles Curanaj, who I’m very happy to call a good friend of mine, started this wedding dress line named after her grandmother, Sally Winifred Bean.

If you are interested in ordering one of these gorgeous dresses, they are available for presale.  Just contact angela@winifredbean.com