london charmer.

i’ve just booked a march trip to london, so when i saw british stylist emily chalmer’s east london loft apartment pop up on marie claire maison i got giddy just thinking about visiting her london studio again — definitely one of my favorite stops. located in shoreditch, where there’s plenty of vintage shops and marketplaces, emily has decorated her... 
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making a grand entrance.

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the gifts of life. it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests... 
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tuesday’s girl: springtime coats.

hot-pink-coat

coat cloudy from kling shop + marte. do you remember when you were little, and towards the end of february or early march you’d need a new pair of shiny patent leather maryjanes or perhaps a new spring coat? those early mornings when you could still see frost on the ground and a hint of crocus pushing their way to the surface, but it was just too warm for winter wool?... 
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tuesday’s girl: unexpected layers.

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these images may be from j.crew’s 2009 holiday catalog photographed way down south of the border in a very wintery chile, but for me the styling remains pretty timeless. i love the unexpected layering and colors — sequins, sweaters, lime green, pink, puffys and maybe best of all, paired with worn-in and faded denim. j.crew is pretty great that way — while... 
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tuesday’s girl: coat season.

JCREW-COATS

oh yes — ’tis the season for one of my favorite things. coats! i’ve got way too many, but hey i can practically wear them year-round here in san francisco so that’s my justification. i saw these pastel jcrew coats and thought, hmmmm, these could work in summertime too (since that is our city’s chilliest time of year). regardless of when you can... 
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