Although the googlenet has made reading flippy square things made of paper completely unnecessary, I have managed to (mostly) finish a few books this summer. Admittedly, some were re-reads and they’re all in the fashion/style category, but I feel like that’s valid because at least now I can claim “it’s for work.” 01.// Fashion Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous Honestly, this book intrigued me, stressed me out, and scared the crap out of me all at
There are some items that can make even the most slob-a-rific outfit look like a million bucks: nice heels, red lipstick, statement jewelry, a structured blazer. The blazer thing usually requires layering, which can prove to be a challenge in the summer months. However, this white sleeveless blazer (didn’t we call them vests once upon a time?) from Zara fits the bill and makes even raggedy denim shorts you’ve had since middle school look like
Lately I've been hiking up sand dunes around Lake Michigan (in the Nike wedges, no less--but ONLY because it wasn't a planned hike), hanging out at music festivals to see The Black Keys, ogling fabulous shoes I can't afford even on sale, and playing kickball in the park like an overgrown-yet-hilariously-uncoordinated kid. What have you been up to? Follow thestylesample on Instagram for more fashion and foolery!
A little over a year ago, my life was changed. I obsessed for weeks--should I or shouldn’t I?--before finally making the move. I bought my first pair of Nike x Liberty Sky High Dunks. The compliments haven’t stopped since, and let’s keep it real, we all know that’s what fab shoes are about. Last year, a woman waiting next to me at a restaurant literally demanded to know where I’d bought them and looked them up
I’m always on the lookout for creative inspiration (see: Tumblr Tuesdays), especially when it comes to things like photography, art direction, graphic design, decor, and of course, fashion. Depending on how I plan to use it, I usually gather this inspiration by way of Tumblr, Pinterest, or
I tend to be a little anal about the way I like things organized. This absolutely applies to my workspace--a messy desk is the result of a messy mind (How do I sound like a 50-something teacher from a Beverly Cleary book?) However, my job is such a weird combination of running around and desk work that I’m finding it difficult to keep things as neat and tidy as I’d like. There’s usually a stack
I’m really into highlighter yellow, lacy bralettes, and pencil skirts right now so this manages to comfortably hit all my style sweet-spots. H&M tank, Target bralette, Forever21 skirt and earrings, Jeffrey Campbell booties, Lily in Flux pendant