Jill is an Interior Designer with a passion for fashion, photography and beautiful, functional spaces.
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I love Brixton hats, all of them. I own just about all of the hats that they put out on the market. So when my best friend (Maddie) told me that her uncle, who works for Brixton, gave her a handful of hats that she didn't want and that I can have them, my first thought was, are you crazy?!? How would you not want them?! Well Maddie is not a hat wearer, even though I tell her time and time again that they look so cute on her! This hat was one of the many that she handed me that day. I usually don't buy hats of this style, but I found it to be fun challenge to style this one and wear it with an outfit that embodies the true nature of this hat. It was exciting to dig through my closet and find an outfit that I believe gives this tom boy cap a feminine twist, while still sticking to the same color palette. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE BAG:
There's an interesting story behind this bag. It's actually an old bank's money bag that my ex and I found at a thrift store. It was in beautiful condition, made of leather and the top hinges open perfectly just like it was made yesterday. We saw it and we were so inspired to give it a new life. We ended up buying an old blue belt with matching stitching from that same thrift store for the straps of the bag. I wish that I could say that I know how to sew and that I was the one to assemble this, unfortunately that is not the case. I have zero sewing skills (sad, I know) so naturally my ex took the bag to his family's manufacturing company and gave the bag to one of the workers to use on their high tech sewing machines and it was done in seconds. There is no way that those straps will ever come off. So now I have a unique bag that was formally a money bag for a bank and it's the best thing ever.
GET THE LOOK:
Hat: Brixton Fiddler Cap
Flannel Top: Thrift find
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Over the knee socks: Urban Outfitters
Ankle Boots: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Thrift find/creation
Thank's so much for checking out this look! My awesome brother took these photos. Stay stylish
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Free People X Fernando
Wow, wow, wow! I love having creative friends like Fernando. His photos blow me away every time and every photo adventure with him is nothing close to boring. It usually ends at the top of a building in LA (totally illegal) or chasing fog on the side of a busy freeway. This day was no exception. Enjoy some rad photos that he took while I sported my favorite lace up Free People top and thrifted structured hat. Check out his Instagram too for some more awesome photos @fernando.co
GET THE LOOK:
Free People Tunic
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Faux Suede Skirt & Shaggy Shall
Lately I have been loving all the neutral pieces in my closet. You don't always need a pop of color or a dramatic piece to put together a sophisticated and stylish look.
This skirt!!!! These button up a-line suede skirts are everywhere right now, so of course I had to hunt down one for myself. When putting together this neutral ensemble, I started with this skirt. I wanted to incorporate it and make it the focal point since these skirts are very on trend right now.
These camel lace-up Jeffrey Campbell boots have been my favorite for quite some time now. I snagged them up from the sale section at Urban Outfitters, but I know Jeffrey Campbell still sells these boots and similar ones in stores like Anthropologie, Nordstrom and Free People. The heel is the perfect height and once they're broken in, they're actually pretty comfortable.
To really bring this outfit together I added this super shaggy, blanket like shall that I found at a thrift store, but it's originally from Forever 21. It's a perfect extra layer for days that are a little colder or if your outfit just needs more dimension to it.
And of course I just had to wear another comfy turtle neck and one of my favorite Brixton hats.