Around the Web

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Happy Saturday morning! Here is my round up of interesting articles I have been reading this month. I did include a book that I am reading now as well, Classic Style, which is amazing! Just a warning this Around the Web is definitely mostly fashion.

Rodarte spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear: Rodarte and Proenza Schouler debuted their 2018 ready-to-wear collections at the fall 2018 haute couture week in Paris. This is impressively a whole season ahead of most designers. Although this is so far ahead considering most people are just focusing on the fall season, it is definitely an interesting move on the designer’s parts. There were lots of florals, texture and blush (not going anywhere!), there was also some black in the Rodarte collection.

Lucinda Chambers interview: This fired vogue editor goes at the fashion industry in a way you would not expect. Yes this news is from the beginning of July but it was just such an interesting perspective to me especially because she is really wasn’t afraid to say what she wants about the industry. It is definitely worth the read.

Classic Style by Kate Schelter: This book is definitely changing my perspective on how I create and define my style. I am not finished reading but it has been so great so far, I can’t rave about it enough. She addresses how classic style is not about having tons and tons of clothes but quality pieces that really define who you are what you stand for. Her illustrations are also beautiful!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: I am sure everyone has heard that one of the biggest and best sales of the year is underway. This sale is amazing because it is basically a pre-sale with many of their fall items on major sale. Here are a couple of my favorites. My shoe picks: Blush MulesTory Burch boots (on major sale), Vince Camuto over the knee boot. Dresses: pink ruffle mini and this wrap maxi. Outerwear: Patagonia fleece vestquilted Patagonia pullover, Pendleton rain jacket, Barbour navy vest. Accessories: plaid scarf (comes in several color patterns I ordered two), Rebecca Minkoff embroidered crossbody (sold out right now). So some of these items are sold out but they update fairly often with returns and the occasional restock so check back frequently if there is something you really want.

Misty Copeland poses as Edgar Degas paintings: This is such a cool project, putting a twist on classic paintings. I love Misty Copeland and these photographs are incredible and definitely help to redefine a part of our culture.

Walking Dead season 8: Strange as it might be, I am such a huge Walking Dead fan and I am so excited for the next season. I have been waiting for a while and it is set to premiere on October 22nd.

Goop Summer Reading Guide: This has been pulled up on my computer for at least a week because it has given me such great ideas for reading right now and really inspired me to get into a more regular reading routine. I am really excited to read several of their new picks and their classics list definitely gave me some ideas.

Erin

Free People Swing Dress

This dress is amazing! It is so cute and the fabric is comfortable with such a nice flow. The back also is very interesting. I do recommend sizing down since it is Free People however it is very adjustable at the top and around the waist which I didn’t expect but actually really like.

I had been eyeing the Pebble color for a while because I thought it would be so versatile and my mom ended up getting it for me for my birthday. It is definitely one of my favorite finds this summer. It has been so perfect for everything from my graduation party to just casual walks through downtown Santa Fe.

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Erin

Summer Floral

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a fun 4th of July. It was definitely a fun one with such amazing food (my friend made strawberry rhubarb pie and it was delicious) and I was very impressed with the small town Indiana fireworks we watched.

Floral dresses are definitely a must during the summer, especially as it starts to really get warm. I was shopping with my mom and sister while I was home and we found this gorgeous Free People dress. It is so lightweight, comfortable and perfect for summer outings. The white and purples look so great and I just love how it falls. Not only that but it is on sale right now!

The flowers again are just so beautiful. I can’t help but take a million pictures every time I go on a walk.

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Erin

Happy July

Happy July 4th!

It is time for barbecuing, fireworks and fun with friends. So as is fairly common in most places, the fireworks in our area were on Saturday night so we will be driving to a nearby town to picnic with some friends and watch the fireworks there. It should be a blast, I always love watching fireworks and am super psyched to see these friends.

Summer is definitely in full swing now and there is a lot to look forward to. June was an especially fun month with lots travel and time with my family. July will be mostly work with a few weekend adventures and time to just chill out. August will bring more travel which I am very excited for! It definitely has been a great post-college summer so far.

This such an amazing shirt from J. Crew. It is so comfy, the perfect weight and I love the blue stripes. I also picked up this scarf from a really great thrift store in town, Designer Consignor, and it looks great with this hat.

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Erin

10 Favorite Outfits: June

This month has probably been one of the most exciting of 2017 so far. With so much time hiking, paddle boarding and going to festivals/concerts back home in Boulder summer has definitely been off to a great start. I just got back from Santa Fe, New Mexico and it is now one of my favorite cities. Here are my ten favorite looks from the month of June:

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Boulder Creek Fest: Dress similar, Denim Jacket similar, Sandals these from Nordstrom are super cute and very similar also these are so cute!

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Dead and Company Concert: Dress similar from Tobi also this one, Sandals similar, Bag ASOS, Earrings Baublebar, Sunglasses Ray Ban

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Dinner with mom at Dagabi Cucina: Dress similar, Basket bag Dôen, Sandals American Eagle

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Boulder Farmer’s Market: Blouse similar also this one, Overalls here and these are great for summer, Bag vintage Dooney & Bourke, Slides vintage similar and these

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Wonderland Lake with the dogs: Button down very similar from Madewell, Jeans similar also these, Sandals similar, Belt vintage check out Etsy for some fun belt buckles (mine here is a hippo), Necklace this was a gift but there are some on Etsy

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Picnicking at Blouse , Pants J. Crew, Scarf older similar (gingham is so in right now which is amazing, J. Crew, H&M and many others have great dresses, shirts and skirts), Bag Everly Oak, Sunglasses Anthropologie

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Birthday dinner at Sushi Zanmai: Sweater was from Banana Republic but this Vineyard Vines one is so cute, Button down similar, Pants J. Crew, Bag Kate Spade, Flip Flops American Eagle

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Driving to New Mexico: Hat Tilly’s, Skirt similar, Tank similar, Bag ASOS

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Santa Fe Farmer’s Market: Dress H&M, Jacket not sure but this one is similar, Sandals similar,

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Shopping in the plaza: Hat Tilly’s, Top similar, Shorts similar, Bag Maruca, Belt similar

Here’s to a just as amazing and fun July!

Erin

Pink Pearls

I am really loving this bag from Everly Oak. It is so adorable and looks so classy while being very affordable. I also recently found this vintage pearl bow in the back of my closet and it is so cute! It was probably either my mom’s or my grandmother’s and I am so curious as to how she would have worn it.

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Button down Banana Republic, Skirt Express see Tulle Ballet for similar tulle skirts, Bag Everly Oak, Wedges , Necklace Baublebar, Pearl Bow vintage

Erin

Striped Bow Dress

I found this dress at Target just before leaving for Nebraska and it is amazing! The fit is great and I am really into blue and white right now. I have worn it several times already and it can be dressed up for nicer occasion or just worn to the Saturday farmers market. One of the best parts about it is that is was a great price especially for the quality! These pictures were taken in Nebraska (more to come on this trip!).

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Dress Target,  sunglasses Anthropologie, espadrilles Target

Erin

Bahamas Adventure

Last night I got back from an amazing trip to the Bahamas! Most of the 11 days were spent sailing through the Exumas, but we spent some time in New Providence as well. I will do a more thorough travel diary later this week but I wanted to just quickly share some highlights. The focus of this voyage was research so we lived on the beautiful Beacon Won for most of the time. I would wake up to fresh coffee and breakfast every morning while sitting on the back deck watching the laughing gulls fly overhead and remora swim down below. We moved from island to island researching the Caribbean rock iguana, enjoying the beaches and snorkeling. Upon return from the field, a swim off the stern was highly anticipated. It was definitely a trip I will never forget. The days bookending our sail were spent visiting the Straw Market in Nassau and exploring Atlantis.

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Red Sweater

This look is definitely an easy go-to look for school/work/play etc… I am more and more trying to fill my wardrobe with items that can easily be worn to work but that can also be styled for just going out and having fun. I suppose that’s what happens when it is time to find a real job! Although graduation was just over a week ago, the real world is starting to hit me. My brain is always occupied with what I will do next and I can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that in the fall I will not be returning to school.

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Sweater Land’s End (also this L.L. Bean one), skirt similar option also one floral option, boots Hunter

 

Erin