Have I told you all how much I love this Style Notes series? It’s one of my favorite things on the blog so far. I get to learn so much about all of these amazing people that inspire me every single day. (I hope all enjoy these posts as much as I do!) Today’s feature is is certainly that – and so much more! Sarah Lederman is a full-time interior design student and blogger behind one of my daily reads Chevrons & Stripes. If you take just one at her blog, you’ll see why I’m hooked. Sarah has such an amazing eye for design and her blog (and style!) is so refreshing. Whether she’s talking about an artist she loves or giving her readers a peek into her new apartment, Sarah always manages to teach me something new. (She even inspired me to start my own list of 101 goals!). Take a look at her answers and then head over to her blog for more inspiration!
(JOHN DERIAN Tray // JOSEPH SHEER Moth Print //Jean Seberg Photo)
I’ve long been a fan of Shop Ten 25 and I’m delighted to welcome them as a sponsor on Luella & June. Owned by interior designer (and local Dallasite!) Abbe Fenimore, the online boutique offers an eclectic mix of everything from decor accessories to art work to furniture. Seriously, you can’t browse for longer than a minute without finding something you’d like to add to your shopping cart (like this, perhaps?). One of the coolest things about the boutique is how easy it is to shop. You’re able to browse according to designer or color, or, if there’s a specific look you’re drawn to (Hollywood Glam?), you can shop by style. For those of us still making the transition from college dorm decor to grown up home, Shop Ten 25 is a great resource.
Saving the best for last here. Abbe was sweet enough to offer Luella & June readers the chance to win a $150 gift card to Shop Ten 25. All you have to do is take a look through her store and leave comment here telling me what you might purchase if you won the gift card. For an extra entry, follow Shop Ten 25 on Twitter. Good luck!
All entries must be received by Sunday, October 21st at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced on Monday.
The day has finally arrived. Shopbop’s Friends & Family sale is here! The online boutique is offering a 20% discount on ALL purchases for the next two days. All you have to do is enter the code WEAREFAMILY at checkout. If there’s anything you’ve been coveting, now is the time to splurge! (Like this cozy little colorblock sweater or a much needed new pair of these.) Just in time for party season, too!
Polka-Dots // Lavender
It’s simply too hot here during the summer to even think about full-on pajamas (no matter how low that AC is), but the second that first chill arrives in October, there’s nothing like cozying up in a pair of PJs. The latest sleepwear to hit my radar? Three J NYC. The collection offers super soft PJs in a variety of bright hues and charming prints (hello, polka-dots!). I love the contrast piping – gives them a vintage appeal, no? Oh, and if a pajama set isn’t your thing, they also have the most adorable nightshirts. Since my old pajamas are starting to look a little worse for wear, I think a pair of these are just what I need.
MADEWELL Shirt // DL1961 Jeans // Ray-Ban Sunglasses
If you took a quick scan of the shirts hanging in my closet, you’d find that a good chunk of them are from Madewell. While I adore so many of their pieces (how about these playful prints?), it’s their shirts that I find myself stocking up on season after season. They last forever (I’ve had my chambray shirt for nearly three years), and they all have that perfect boyfriend look. This military-inspired workshirt is my latest favorite. Not only do I love the color, but it’s perfectly worn-in in the best ways. Plus, it works as a neutral. I find myself pairing it with printed skirts, bright cords, or simply with a pair of denim.
(Photo Credit: Molly Miller)
A change in season always calls for a few tweaks to one’s usual routines – including beauty. The transition from summer to fall is an awkward time with weather – one day it’s 90 degrees and the next I’m piling on the winter layers. As a result, my skin feels weird. My face becomes overly dry and I start to get these unsightly red splotches (still searching for a product that answers this woe). This is when I know it’s time to change up the products. While I’ve never been one for an elaborate beauty regimen (I’m a big believer in keeping it simple when it comes to my skin), there are a few products that I simply can’t live without during the summer to fall transition. Scroll below to check them out. As always, if you have any recommendations, do let me me know.
Left: A.P.C. Rabbit Fur Coat // VINCE Sweater // RAG & BONE Leather Pants // REBECCA MINKOFF Sunglasses // LOEFFLER RANDALL Bag // NICHOLAS Cap Toe Pumps Middle: REISS Blazer // MANGO Sweater // LEVI’S Skinny Jeans // MARC BY MARC JACOBS Satchel // AUDEN Necklace // KATE SPADE Polka Dot Pumps Right: JOSEPH Coat // TIBI Top // MICHAEL KORS Necklace // ISABEL MARANT Pants // C. WONDER Sunglasses // BCBG Envelope Clutch // ELIZABETH AND JAMES Heels
Fashion Month came to a close last week in Paris. While there were certainly some amazing shows (Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten, and Carven, to name just a few of my favorites), it’s the standout street style I’ve had my eye on the last few days. Color seemed to be everywhere – bright coats (like this one), colored denim – proving that fall and winter is no time to store your brights. No matter the city – New York, London, Milan, or Paris – street style is always on its on A game when it comes to fashion week; however, it’s my personal opinion that no city brings out the best quite like Paris does. I don’t know if it’s because it’s Paris or if it’s simply because it’s the last stop on a month long spree of shows and editors are forced to be more creative when they put together their looks. Either way, the city left us with plenty of style inspiration to check out.
(Images via Harper’s Bazaar)