Outfit Idea // Desmet for Date Night

If you've followed me for a while, you probably heard me talk about my ridiculously talented friend, Christina Desmet's fabulous, minimal and ethical clothing line, Desmet NYC.  The concept is to collect one piece at a time to build a curated, capsule wardrobe.  Many of the pieces in Desmet's line are made to be worn multiple ways to get more bang for your buck.  The fabrics are exquisite and the craftsmanship (it's made in the garment district) is perfection.  I finally got my hands on a few pieces and they are pure luxury!  I have been on the hunt for the perfect camisole as part of my capsule wardrobe.  Enter, the reversible 100% silk camisole with beautiful style lines.  I have paired it with my current favorite high-waisted jeans, the Levi's Wedgie cut for a perfect high-low date night look.  The ensemble is finished off with a vintage straw bag and my favorite Loeffler Randall mules.  

Desmet Date night look
Cami and Jeans
Date night look
Desmet Nyc Camisole

Desmet NYC is offering up to 40% their entire site until tomorrow.

Desmet NYC collected wardrobe

cami: Desmet NYC / jeans: Levi's / shoes: Loeffler Randall / bag: vintage / sunglasses: J. Crew 


Outfit Idea // My Uniform

Back in college when I was a waitress I would find myself so annoyed, I worked hard, then took that money straight to the mall, but I couldn't wear the clothes I bought, because I had to wear really ugly "golf shorts," a black collared golf shirt and non-slip shoes to work.  Today I work in the fashion industry where anything goes, and I'm finding myself streamlining and self editing like I never have before.  A t-shirt, sometimes graphic, sometimes solid, sometimes stripes, worn with a blazer, jeans and booties has been my uniform for sometime now.  With just a few t-shirt options, two to three blazers, and two pairs of jeans, the formula is the same, the combinations are endless.  This idea is perfect for me, a mom who gets ready in about 25 minutes every morning.  The t-shirt balances out the polish of the blazer and boots add a cool factor.  This combo seems to be the perfect go-to for me.

On another note, I found the perfect "mom" jeans!  I am OBSESSED with the high-waisted Levis Wedgie Style.  They come in several colors, are super affordable, under $100 (why are jeans so darn expensive these days!?), and have the perfect amount of stretch.  These babies will be on repeat all summer long. 

Capsule Wardrobe
Uniform Dressing
Uniform Dressing
Uniform Dressing
SMPLFD Detroit Tee

t-shirt: SMPLFD / blazer: vintage / jeans: Levis / booties: Frye / bag: Michael Kors (similar) / sunnies: ASOS


The Bag All the Cool Girls Are Carrying

I never pictured myself carrying an impractical, hard straw bag, but I guess when you see something again and again, it just seeps in.  All the cool girls in my world of the internet are carrying Jane Birkin inspired straw basket, specifically this Cult Gaia Bag.  And suddenly this cheap material looks so chic.  Keep scrolling to see my other picks. 

Cult Gaia Tote
Cult Gaia Tote
Cult Gaia Tote

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