04 April 2016

Now Trending: Cropped Kick Flare Denim

One fun new trend that's appealed to me lately is cropped flared denim. Personally, I just haven't been able to commit to the 70s-inspired flares that have been so popular the past couple of seasons, but this new take on the retro style seems a little bit more approachable. I think these jeans, with just a slight kick flare that hits above the ankle, feel so fresh. For a polished look, I love them styled with classic pieces like a white shirt, striped tee, or structured blazer, as shown in the above images. What's your verdict on kick flares? Thumbs up or down?

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15 January 2016

Meg Ryan At Home in Porter Magazine

Like countless other children of the 90's, I desperately wanted to be Meg Ryan when I grew up. After seeing You've Got Mail, Kathleen Kelly became my style icon and from fourth grade through junior high, all I wanted to wear was a t-shirt tucked into relaxed khakis with a cardigan. Those days have since passed, although I do still envy her character's cozy Upper West Side apartment and sometimes daydream of owning a charming little children's bookstore in another life... 

Another thing that hasn't changed since the 90's- Meg Ryan is still one classy lady with serious style. I was so pleasantly surprised to run across this feature on her in the latest issue of Porter Magazine. My favorite quote from the article: "There are more important conversations than how women look and how they are aging." 

Much like her care-free, confident outlook, Ryan's home in Martha's Vineyard is a giant breath of fresh air. Every room possesses the clean, airy aesthetic that we all crave come January. Bright natural light, shades of white, industrial farmhouse-inspired details, and clutter-free decor create a look that's as modern as it is timeless. I'd love to move right in! Meg, you're welcome to stay and be my roommate. Is that creepy? ;)

13 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Here are some of my favorite things I've seen lately for the guys on your list. My husband would love the "Chewie, We're Home" shirt, as naturally all things Star Wars are especially popular at our house these days. I'm also a big fan of the buffalo check snow tube, which would surely be a hit at our family cabin! When it comes to shopping for guys, when I have trouble coming up with the perfect gift, my favorite strategy is to pick a basic, practical item they use all the time and upgrade it. This thoughtful approach is always appreciated, especially by the kind of man who rarely shops for himself.

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10 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

1. Personalized Camelbak Water Bottle  // 2. Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Jacket // 3. Preserved Boxwood Topiaries // 4. Sorel "Joan of Arctic" Snow Boots // 5. Peonies of the Month Subscription // 6. Ostrich Feather Duster // 7. "Merci" Market Tote // 8. Emile Henry Ruffled Loaf Pan // 9. Maiyet for Warby Parker Sunglasses // 10. Audrey at Home, Memories of My Mother's Kitchen // 11. Miele Classic Canister Vacuum // 12. Gold-Tone Travel Comb // 13. Diptyque Wick Trimmer 

My apologies for the lack of gift guides this year! I've been short on time but I always enjoy putting these together, so this season, rather than skipping them entirely, I'm simplifying- one for her and one for him. This one includes some items I've been eyeing, plus a few pretty little things I've run across recently. When it comes to gifting, there's a fine line between a meaningful gesture of thoughtfulness and getting caught up in the consumerism of it all. The other day I ran across this great article via Camille Styles, "How to Be a More Thoughtful Gift Giver" and thought it was a lovely, share-worthy read, especially this time of year. Hope you are thoroughly enjoying this holiday season so far and taking moments to pause and find the peace and hope and magic of Christmas in the midst of the chaos! xoxo, Bri

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