Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Inspired By: Orange Is The New Black

I'm beyond excited for the imminent debut of the second season of Orange Is The New Black. So excited in fact I've had to A) put together a compilation of orange items from around the house, and B) style up a lookbook from Keaton Row.   


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I'll admit, generally orange is not a go-to for me.  Either because certain shades can make me look slightly pre (or post) barf, or because there's just not a ton of orange outfits out there, I've never really worked orange into my wardrobe.  But all that's about to change.  These eight pieces prove that this misunderstood hue can do a lot more than just keep criminals from blending into their surroundings while on the lam. 

If you're like me, and too much orange around the face makes you a little wan, try this sandal - assuming you don't plan on having your feet near your face anytime soon, you should be in the clear.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Latest Looks

It's June 1st, and in my book that means it's pretty much summer!  In honor of this most important "holiday", here are my latest Keaton Row lookbooks, all geared towards fun, sun, and fashion-y adventure.

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Prairie & Peasant dresses.  Shop this look in my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.
Prairie & Peasant dresses. Shop this look in my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.
Prairie & Peasant dresses. Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.
Prairie & Peasant dresses. Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style in my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style from my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style from my Keaton Row lookbook.
Weekend Uniform: Boyfriend Jeans. Shop this style from my Keaton Row lookbook.

Shop this style from my Keaton Row lookbook.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Oh Hi! From Ojai Instagram Photo Journal


We took a for-no-reason get-away this past weekend/week to Ojai California.  Less than a hundred miles from home, but like a whole other wonderful world. I've lived in Santa Barbara most of my life,  yet only been to Ojai a handful of times.  Every time I go, I think, I've got to come here more.  Hopefully this most recent trip will  be the first of many to come.

If you live close to Ojai, take a day and visit for wine tasting, hiking, or strolling downtown. Or, take a few days and do a little of that, and a lot of  hanging by the pool like we did.

Favorite spots:
Boccali's (out of town location) - go early for dinner, you'll have the place to yourself.  If you're lucky, they'll be serving strawberry shortcake for desert.
Ojai Cafe Emporium - Take your dog, sit on the patio, and keep an eye out for hummingbirds.
The Deer Lodge - porkchops and martinis, live music and country views.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Color Code: Maui Grown Tones

After some really nice weather, the last few days have been grey and gloomy (I vote for removing June from the Calendar for next year). To get into a more sunny frame of mind I revisited photos from my April trip to Maui, and came across this pic I snapped in the so-lovely town of Makawao.

Tacked to a shop door, I was drawn to the print on burlap against the bright pop of the wooden door, and looking at it now, I'm super into the color scheme.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lovin' Laula - Petit Couture

I'm really loving Laula, the clean, very edited collection of Japanese designer Setsuko Nakajima. There's something feminine and almost soothing about her pieces, that seem so unselfconsciously flirtatious. Oh yeah, and the shoes too!











 About Laula - Petit Couture

Laula is a fictitious character. She loves charming and sophisticated fashion. Every collection is based upon her closet

Laula aims for those mature and dignified women who like to mix elegant, girly, and classic styles all together. It can occasionally be masculine and edgy depending on the season, although it is basic. One should be able to find something she needs from the technical and detailed collection of original cut-lace, gather, tuck, and material variety. Laula pursues not only a superior silhouette of clothing, but also comfort.

Once you wear Laula, it is time to start a wonderful day.