Jill is an Interior Designer with a passion for fashion, photography and beautiful, functional spaces.
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Do you remember the days when skinny jeans for men weren't main stream yet? You would see guys buying skinny jeans from the girl's side of the store to get the look they wanted. Well this isn't any different. Sometimes the perfect piece for your wardrobe lies in the section of the opposite gender.
Quite a few of my favorite pieces were found in the men's section, including this sweater.
This has been one of my favorite sweaters for a few years. I found in at an H&M while I was in London in December of 2014. We were headed to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and packed nice clothes for the show. Unfortunately, we didn't time things out right and if we headed back to our hostel to change, we would miss the show. Instead of trekking back to our hostel, that was on the edge of town, we were spontaneous and bought whole new outfits at H&M, because why not. I found the sweater in the men's section on sale and I bought it with a button up to layer underneath.
The button up I layered underneath the sweater in this outfit is a thrift store find. I bought it specifically to layer underneath tops just because the collar is perfect. If you could see the rest of the top you'd laugh. It's far too short and kind of wide, I honestly don't know if its a men's or women's button up, but oh well, it get's the job done.
Like I said in my last post, this Brixton cap will be apart of my wardrobe all fall. I love it!
This bag has been my obsession ever since it showed up on my door step in a package from my Aunt Sara in New Hampshire. Sara found it at a flea market and a few other fun things and thought of me. How sweet is that?! It's beautiful and I love all the little details, like the clasp that keeps it shut. It's vintage, but it's still in great shape and I will treasure it for years to come.
The shoes I'm wearing were found at Ross, but made by Steve Madden. The block heel makes them great for everyday wear and the pop of color adds flare to any outfit. You can find me wearing the heck out of these all fall.
These wide-leg cropped green pants are from TJ Maxx, but originally from Gap. They're also a staple in my wardrobe this fall.
In other news, I just finished the book, Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.
It was fresh, real and a great reminder about the importance of grounding ourselves in the truth that comes with really knowing and loving God.
Here is one quote that summarizes the book pretty well.
"This isn't about working less or more, necessarily. This isn't about homemade or takeout, or full time or part time, or the specific ways we choose to live out our days. It's about rejecting the myth that every day is a new opportunity to prove our worth, and about the truth that our worth is inherent, given by God, not earned by our hustling.
It's about learning to show up and let ourselves be seen just as we are, massively imperfect and weak and wild and flawed in a thousand ways, but still worth loving. It's about realizing that what makes our lives meaningful is not what we accomplish, but how deeply and honestly we connect with the people in our lives, how wholly we give ourselves to the making of a better world, through kindness and courage."
If you're in the neighborhood for a new read, I highly recommend this one.
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If you've been browsing through Pinterest the last couple of months, I'm sure you've noticed the latest trend, striped pants. They are quite the rage right now. I wasn't searching for a pair, but I happened to stumble upon these while thrifting this summer. I found them with a broken zipper, but they were only a $1.50 and I knew that the zipper would be an easy repair. I absolutely love them. I've been able to wear them dressed up for work or down for a more causal everyday look. Below are some photos I found on Pinterest for inspiration.
I've loved these types of caps for a while now. I did a blog post wearing a smilier Brixton cap last year, before they were super trendy. I was debating on getting this Brixton cap in red or mustard, but the black goes well with everything I own.
To keep the outfit minimal and curated, I styled it with this tan off the shoulder top from a local shop in Long Beach. I also paired it with my current everyday heeled slides I found at TJ Maxx.
Yesterday, the cashier at Trader Joe's asked me what I did all day. And I replied, "I had work!" and he replied, "what do you do?" and for the first time in my life, I said, "I'm an Interior Designer!" It was such a surreal feeling to actually say that, because I've always replied that I'm still a student, which I still am, but I just got a job as an interior designer! I'm working at a small high-end residential firm and I'm so excited to get experience in the field. I'm actually filling in for one of their current interior designers that is on maternity leave! It has been the biggest answer to my prayers, because now I can get experience in the field and understand how the real process of building projects ground up really work. If you follow me on Instagram, I'll probably be posting more stuff about it on my stories, especially when I get to go check out job sites.
When my grandpa passed away, my grandma sent me a box full of his vintage cameras that he collected through the years. I cherish them all and I wanted to feature this one on my blog. I don't know much about film photography, but I'd love to learn someday.
Get The Look: original links and similar below
Brixton Ashland Cap
Striped Pants -similar here, here and here
Off the shoulder top- similar here, here and here
Heeled Mules- similar here, here and here
or shop your local thrift store and find unexpected treasures!!
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