I’ve found a new clothing companion, and it’s called Mint.
Raise your hand if you ever take a peak into your wardrobe and wonder why you don’t have that perfect everyday, casual thrown-on t-shirt hanging effortless in your closet. Sometimes we get so caught up in those fashionable #ootd details that we forget about getting back to those pieces we truly want to wrap ourselves up in every day: the basics. Mint clothing company (brought to you the darling Jessica Snyder) designs these “super comfy, easy to throw on” clothes consisting of the softest high-quality fabrics (out there), which boast a lightweight and flawless feeling.
Just the words “bundling up” elicit wonderful memories of brisk breezes in Paris, pumpkin spice lattes in New York, cozy knits and turtlenecks growing up in Northern Michigan, and gingerbread candles at Mom and Dad’s. Isn’t it amazing how clothes can tell a story? Clothes to me have always been the vehicles of revisiting sweet memories and happy endings over and over and over again. I’ve been dying to bust out this beautiful beige coat from Sheinside, which is currently on s-a-l-e for a whopping $40.00. Its beautiful texture, flawless and effortless color, and loose-fitting structure make it the perfect steal for the perfect fall buy. It’s one of those throw-on coats that make any and every outfit look extra fashionable and absolutely spot-on for any occasion.
I paired the coat with my new favorite fall booties. To shoot this particular post, we walked quite a ways downtown, trying to find the perfect backdrop. Afterwards, I was very pleasantly surprised to find my feet sans blisters or aches after our long trek. It’s safe to say these Dolce Vita ankle boots are my current cold-weather favorite, and you’ll be seeing these booties a lot more on the blog. Note: throwing on black ankle socks that just barely peak out of the booties is key to achieving a darling and fashionable look. Add in some jewels: a Kendra Scott necklace, a ring set totally worth your consideration, and an all-black pair of Ray-Bans and you are officially bundled up. Scroll below for more darling deets & links. Xo
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!
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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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?