The Search For the Perfect Tee

I'm still on the hunt for one with the perfect fit and here are a few of my requirements: Not too thin/sheer. I don't want to have to worry about my shirt being see through. This is maybe the biggest problem I'm finding. Designers know that we are wanting that slouchy (but not too slouchy) and flattering look (fitted in the right spots) and unfortunately I think a thinner fabric helps achieve that look. However I need a fabric that is thicker and just a higher quality all around. I'm open to any neckline. Actually I take that back, crew necks might be too stuffy for the relaxed look I want, I love u-neck, v-neck or scoop.

I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal. I like getting dressed up, I really really do. But while I'm at home doing chores or out running errands... I just want to be comfortable without looking frumpy. Going just by looks, here are a few I've found around the web.

One: Madewell    Two: Halogen    Three: Old Navy    Four: Cheap Monday     Five: Everlane

Everyone Needs a Brooch... Or five.

I love jewelry. What's not to love right? I love anything that sparkles, but vintage enamel holds a very special place in my heart. It's common when I walk in an antique store to hear the owner ask, "What are you looking for today?". Brooches are always on my list. The brighter the better and I tend to lean towards animals (especially insects) and flowers. I love to make up stories about the women who must have worn the brooches that I buy. I pretend they are women like Iris Apfel. Brooches above found here.

Oxblood & Pink= Too Good


I have been in love with this color combination for some time now. Oxblood (maroon, burgundy) paired with a bright pink or even sometimes a radiant orchid.

By the way remember how I totally predicted this years Pantone color?

Anyway, It's just such a fresh and unpredictable pairing. I love the warmth of the Oxblood with the cool tone in the pink. Also doesn't it just seem like only fun people would wear this or put it in their home?

I have really been wanting to re-upholster something in pink (unfortunately I decided to get rid of this chair in our last move...). So maybe I'll start there. 

She's Adorable- Miraslava Duma

Mira Mira on the wall, she really is the fairest of them all. It seems so unoriginal to post about Miroslava Duma right now. She is everywhere! But the thing is, I can't help but love her and her adorableness. I think the number one thing that draws me to these girls (in my "she's adorable" series) is the comfort they have in their own skin. I love the way their confidence shines in how they carry themselves, their smiles and then even their personal style.

After working as an editor for the Russian Harper's Bazaar, she realized that the future belonged to web journalism. She founded Buro 24/7, a website dedicated to fashion, art, architecture, cinema, music and style and is now a freelance writer. She is a mommy to a lovely boy (really really loved her maternity style) so no matter what she is clearly a busy and driven woman.

She takes risks with fashion and I love to see her outfits. She is not afraid of bold silhouettes or oversized prints, her style is eclectic and fashion forward. She knows who she is, what she is good at and what she likes. I love seeing her hair at all different lengths and styles. She seems fun and quirky. In an article where she was being interviewed she was asked if she had any special talents, she replied with "I can fly like Batman, but that's another story."