A Few Details, Darling…


Oh instagram. Talk about visual inspiration overload…and you know exactly what I’m talking about. We all sort of have that love-hate relationship with this oh-so-addicting platform of the decade. Sometimes you find yourself spending way too much time stalking your favorite blogger, puppy account (raise your hand if this is your guilty pleasure; definitely mine!), or foodie favorite for hours, wondering how in the world it captivated your attention for that long. Plus, it’s the easiest destination for all access to fashion, fashion and more fashion. And luckily for you, me and everyone else involved in the social media/fashion shenanigans, the instagrams are now made #shoppable. Wonder what all that @liketoknow.it #liketkit nonsense is that bloggers tag? It means that you can shop, shop, shop! Instead of helplessly wondering where that social media fanatic purchased that absolutely darling #ootd detail, you can now pop on over to http://liketoknow.it/thedarlingdetail.

It works like this: I post a picture with a new bauble or two that you’re a darling for, you enter your email at http://liketoknow.it/thedarlingdetail, you like my instagram, and voila — all deets and links are sent straight to your inbox! Instagram is now not just an overly addictive outlet for all things visual, but also your new personal stylist! Don’t forget to sign up your email at http://liketoknow.it/thedarlingdetail and have a wonderful weekend, darlings! And see, it actually makes sense after all!

Leopard, Black & Camel | Under $100


Found a little pinspiration for you and brought it to life with a few of my favorite darling picks below. All under $100, all beautiful mixtures of leopard, black & camel. Click the thumbnails to shop and forget to treat yourself!

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Sporty Chic

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There’s something in the air, and it makes me want to dress sporty.

I’ve never been much of a sporty girl myself. I tried volleyball, dance, track, tumbling, tae kwon do (yes, black belt over here), on and on… and never stumbled upon my perfect match. Also, might I add the fact that I’ve always dressed with an extremely feminine touch, consistently striving for a very classic and darling style. So with this in mind, suddenly, there’s something magical in there air, making me want to pair sneakers with boyfriend blazers, black with more black, drusy with Swarovski, Nikes with denim. Anyone currently feeling moved by the sporty movement?

First, I hunted for the perfect pair of everyday Nike sneakers. These vintage-inspired Nikes are those gems you can pair with jeans and then jump around all day and not have to worry about blisters and bleeding heels (get them before they sell out!). Then, it was about finding the right boyfriend blazer. This one is from ASOS and it’s on sale for $36.00 (steal!). Last, but certainly not least, I found a chic and city-sleek watch. Meet Stuck in Traffic by Rakani. This Swarovski crystal-studded sleek mixed with chic-arm-party gem is a new darling in my accessory wardrobe. Mouse on over to find the rest of their sporty chic fashionably late collection, and scroll down for more darling deets and links! Xo

Photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::

The Stuck in Traffic Watch by Rakani | Vero Moda Oversized Crepe Boyfriend Blazer from ASOS (on sale for $36.00!) | Nike Vintage Collection Waffle Racer Sneakers from Nordstrom | The Naomi Ring by Kendra Scott | The Silk Short Sleeve Shirt by Everlane in White | The Emma Jean in Concord by Dl1961 |  | The Soho Tote by Botkier (see Monday’s post) | The Tima Studs by Kendra Scott | Ray-Ban Aviators from Nordstrom

Pull The Trigger

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“Street smart chic, for the girl who knows when to pull the trigger.”

That’s the motto of Botkier New York, a stylishly chic leather goods company that designs high quality handbags, including this particular one I’m flaunting today. Botkier elegantly states, “triggers are catalysts of change.” The minute I read this statement, it immediately had me thinking about what it really means to “pull the trigger.” Whether it’s making a big move, quitting your day job to do what you really love, stepping out of your comfort zone to meet someone new, or simply buying the right high-quality leather bag…change is good and change is about making it / things / that special something finally happen. Let’s think about this one together. What’s holding you back from making a big step in your life? Or maybe it’s a small step. Maybe it’s as simple as a small purchase that brightens up your day. Whatever it may be, tomorrow you may wish you had pulled the trigger today.

I’m not only a darling of all the high-quality and affordable leather goods featured on the Botkier site, but also love stumbling upon a brand with a mission statement that has power and meaning behind the brand. Click to learn more about the Botkier Soho Tote I’m debuting today, and scroll below to mouse through the rest of my darling outfit deets! xo

Photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::

The Soho Tote by Botkier New York | Turtleneck Sweater from Calypso St. Barth (similar cheaper here and here) | 1969 Boyfriend Jeans by Gap | Tima Studs by Kendra Scott | Pensive Pumps by ASOS | Ray-Ban Aviators from Nordstrom 

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Do you ever feel so inspired by a quote that it influences the way you dress? Of course, leave it to Mr. Fitzgerald and his finest “The Great Gatsby” to inspire new tastes influencing my fall wardrobe. But once you think into it just a bit deeper, Fitzgerald sees the seasons as a source of constant renewal. Has anyone been through a tough summer, a hard loss, or a sad disappointment over the past few months? Fall is all about starting fresh.The crisp breezes and falling leaves embody a special power to inspire feelings of hope and excitement for days ahead.

And with starting anew, comes dressing the part too. The way you dress sends a message to the rest of the world; it’s a form of communication, and self-expression. This fall, I’m inspired to dress in crisp, neutral basics, chic and sleek silhouettes, and classic staples that can transition from year to year and season to season. Find a few of my current fall cravings above (all under $150 — the coat is $44 and the J. Crew sweater is on sale!) and don’t forget to treat yourself. {Click the black and white plus signs above to shop.}

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