On my favorite designer

Emerson Fry totally gets me. Season after season, I look to the line for great pieces and styling to ogle. Her girl always looks so cool. The clothes have simple but interesting silhouettes, are impeccably tailored, and are all (with the exception of the shoes) made in the U.S.A.


If I had to spend the rest of my days in head-to-toe EF, I wouldn’t complain. It’s all just too good.

Head to their blog to read interviews with the designer about the fall collection, why she chooses the materials she does, and lots of collages with succulents peppered throughout.




sensing a theme

Grey coats are having a moment on my Pinboard. I like the idea of something roomy to throw over light shirts instead of a sweatshirt or cardigan. Gives off that “I tried although I didn’t actually try” vibe. The shoes I thought were nice.


Clockwise from top left:

Emerson Fry Fall 14 Topper Coat (early access sign up here) + cobra embossed Thin Strap Heels
Christophe Lemaire Tweed Coat via The Line (check out the Building a Timeless Wardrobe article)
Étoile Isabel Marant boyfriend coat via The Working Girl
Life with Bird coat via The Chronicles of Her (another post on wardrobe refinement)
ASOS Oversized Wrap Coat via Modern Legacy


The Joy of Less

Last week, I borrowed The Joy of Less from the library in hopes that it will keep me focused on getting rid of things instead of constantly adding them. It’s a nice counterweight to the wishlist-esque posts of below. It’s all about balance, people.

Anyway, I’m a third of the way into it and want to throw out half of my household’s possessions. I’m told this response is completely normal.

A few things have stuck out to me and I hope I can remember them moving forward:

– everything that you own should be either beautiful or functional

– you shouldn’t try to recreate the outside world inside your living space

– try not to accumulate things; replacing them for something better is fine  

– if you want to get something new, but can’t think of something you want to get rid of to allow room for it, skip it

– pick your favorites and toss the rest

All fairly standard pieces of advice, but they bear repeating. Several times.

If any of you are interested in the whole minimalism thing and haven’t already read about it 386 times on the internet, check it out. It’s pretty motivating.

Project 333 | Fall Planning

It’s two months away, but I already have my mind set on the colors and items I’d like to incorporate into next season’s clothing edit.

I’ve been using the approach I learned about on Into Mind, first making mental notes on things that are jumping out at me…you know…instead of buying them and returning them later. I keep forgetting to reset my Pinterest password, so I’m dumping everything here. Enjoy.


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Madewell vibes + that Adidas jacket

Ok, I reset the password. The board is here if anyone is interested.