clare vivier

my style: geode print pant & split back sweater

geode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studioIn the past I’ve had a real love/hate relationship with wide leg pants. I like the silhouette, but often times ‘wide leg’ would also mean ‘no butt’ and then there was the question of what top to pair it with to not look wide all over. All that changed when I saw these Phillip Lim printed beauties and I fell back on the love side of things. Luckily Chico’s also sent me this top from their new Black Label line and its’ business in front, party in back style was perfect for showing off a wide leg pant that didn’t make my rear completely disappear!

What about you guys, how are you on the love/hate scale toward wide leg trousers?

p.s. these images are taken at one of my favorite LA spots, the Griffith Observatory as part of Chico’s #destinationfabulous. Check out some of their favorite travel destinations on their pin board here.

Shop the Look: Split Back Sweater ℅ Chico’s // Geode Print Pant by 3.1 Phillip Lim // Gold Watch by Larsson & Jennings // Bracelets by Madewel  // Rings by Melissa Joy Manning & L Frank Jewelry // Shoes by Dolce Vita (on sale) // Oversized Gold Clutch by Clare Vivier 

Images by Smitten Studio

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in my bag: palm springs

in my bag // smitten studioI’m already planning my wardrobe for a Palm Springs retreat next week. I’ll be heading there with a big group of talented ladies for some fun in the sun. My bags are packed and I’m ready for a weekend in the desert heat.

1: chambray crop top from topshop 2: Dress from Free People 3: Sweater from Topshop 4: Bracelet by Jules Smith 5: Fold over clutch by Clare Vivier 6: Color Block Sandals by VPL 7: Denim Shorts from Asos 8: Sandals by K. Jacques 9: Bikini by Mara Hoffman

my style: faux leather midi & studded shoes

leather midi // smitten studioleather midi // smitten studioleather midi // smitten studiosmitten studioleather midi // smitten studioI run cold (as Rupe would say) so it took the 100+ degree weather in palm springs this weekend to get me back into a skirt. I don’t always go for a midi length skirt but in pleather?… I just couldn’t help myself. Paired with the studded sandals and my snake print bag the material brings an edge to an otherwise classic silhouette. What do you think, are you a mini, midi, or maxi?

shop the look: faux leather midi skirt (old from zara), find similar here or here // top by Madewell // Studded sandals by Zara // fold over clutch by Clare Vivier // Necklace by Iacoli & McAllister

gift guide for cabin life

cabin life gift guide

I’m finally getting around to starting my christmas shopping (hey, better late then never!)…  and so I decided that if I am going to do one gift guide, I am going to have to gear it towards life at the cabin. Of course you don’t have to have a cabin to want or gift these items. Although, I wouldn’t mind if each one of them made a nice little home for themselves at ours. :)

I tried to put a little something in there for everyone, so if you are like me and need to get ordering your presents like today… here are the details:

1: French Press from Anthropologie  // 2: Infinity Scarf by Juicy Couture on Piperlime  // 3: Sheesham Ice Bucket from Anthroplogie  // 4: Men’s Leather Belt from J.Crew  // 5: Weekender Bag by Clare Vivier  // 6: Mini Bow Ring from Madewell  // 7: Wooden Amplifier by Koostik from AHAlife  // 8: Passport Holder from Asos  // 9: Table Grill from A+R  // 10: Blanket from West Elm  // 11: Owl Mug from Anthropologie  // 12: Cutting Board from World Market

pattern spy: snakeskin

pattern spy snakeskinInspired by my snakeskin style post, here is a round up of all things serpentine. I could definitely find a place in my life for each of these pieces… especially that Clare Vivier bag that I have been drooling over for much too long now.

1: Snake Jeans by 7 for all Mankind // 2: iPhone case by Marc by Marc Jacobs // 3: Snakeskin Pillow by Kevin O’brien // 4: Snake fold-over clutch by Clare Vivier