Stepping Into Spring OOTD

City living and keeping the look fresh and light is the goal.  Who doesn’t love the sweet spot before the summer temps strike?!  Yesterday’s look was all about being able to properly chill in the park.  Spring and all its glory is giving everyone a reason to dress with pops of color.  Darker tones can have a much deserved timeout.

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Crossover bag for hands free action
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Stylish kicks for walking the city
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Light weight knit so no need for a jacket
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Fresh new phone cover for spring is an easy spring accessory

OOTD: Nike Airmax (walking on clouds), Frame Denim (all about the slit), A Detacher sweater (from Covet & Lou is getting lots of wear so CPW is coming down!), Bottega Veneta bag (an oldie but goodie gift from my husband is a timeless piece), iDeal of Sweden phone cover, watch borrowed from my husband, OTIS sunglasses

Getting Sunny With OTIS

A Kauai eye spy find in a surf shop.  Side note:  Surf shops are the best places to explore for all your cool hip summer accessories and more! OTIS is an eyewear brand for men and women that is shedding some light into the eyewear market.  Starting with scratch resistant!  Sunnies that can be thrown into your bag with out their protective case.  The collection is eye-catching, cool but understated, fashionable yet technical with playful names like Skinny Dip and A Day Late.  We love our sunglasses and love multiple options.  OTIS stands out with their mineral glass lens.  The lenses are scratch resistant and distortion free.  The costs are approachable.  The quality and care of the product can justify a purchase.  I have now owned mine for over a year.  They have been tossed around not to test their claim but that is just what happens with sunglasses.  I am happy to report that mine are still in their perfect scratch free condition.  OTIS gets you excited for the sporty days of summer.

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isostilo is looking forward to the sunny days ahead wearing  OTIS sunglasses!  How about you?

All pics from OTIS except for featured image

Spring On Newbury St.

It is simple, I just love following fashion.  It is not about buying and filling my closet.  One does not need to shop to enjoy it.  Being able to stroll along Newbury St. early morning when the stores are just opening with a coffee in my hand is something I enjoy.  It is like flipping through a magazine.  The peacefulness with no crowds is a lovely way to gaze at the window displays.  It is fun to see what colors, patterns, and styles are trending.  Window shopping allows you to escape and indulge with your eyes.  Well spring is here and it is time to stroll the city!  Here is a peek at Newbury St.

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Stripes, plaids, dots, and floral oh my!  Time to shed layers and rock your spring style!

Trending At Vince

Vince is all about the traditional tones of spring with their newest collection.  They are known for their casual and effortless look with basics that are not boring.  This season it is all about soft tones in lovely lightweight fabrics.  Pops of nautical throughout the line. Vince is one of those lines that will compliment any piece in your closet.  I appreciate this brand for consistently focusing on classic pieces that reflect an easy-going aesthetic.

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I am ready for summer! How about you? Vince has me excited for sunshine and carefree days.  Always keep an eye open for friends and family discount offerings!

Gift Something Lovely From Lula’s Garden

Celebrate Mother’s Day or any occasion by giving a thoughtful succulent garden.  Lula’s Garden is an online succulent gift box company.  Owner Liraz Birnbaum is providing a lovely alternative to a bouquet of flowers.  Succulents are easy to care for especially if you don’t have a green thumb like me (it is a current goal though).  They are clean, modern, and perfect for a long-lasting gift that brings the outdoors into your home.  Green is trending and so is filling your home with natural beauty.   Be eco conscious this Mother’s Day with a stylish gift from Lula’s Garden.  You can pick out your hand planted garden and its beautiful packaging for that person you love.  Prices are reasonable and delivered with care.

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Imagine opening a beautifully packaged box as a gift?!  Thank you to my dear friend Donna, who sent me this gift.  I am happy to share that my succulents are enjoying their new environment. Truly a unique gift! Lula’s Garden sends everything you need including a small funnel and stick to give your sweet succulents a drink.  Lula’s Garden

Blue Bottle Coffee Is Pouring In Harvard Square

Blue Bottle Coffee has landed in Harvard Square and I am ecstatic!  The sun drenched space is located on the quiet corner of Bow Street in a late nineteenth century building.  Upon walking into the bright, beautiful space you may feel for a moment that you are in Europe with its clean modern aesthetic.  The warm tone of the space invites you to sit, relax, and watch the precise choreography of the single serving pour over style coffee that Blue Bottle is known for.

Enjoy your coffee with a lovely piece of avocado toast or opt for the sweet chocolate chip cookie.  What ever you decide, you will not be disappointed.  I am all about the taste of my coffee and the process to deliver a well balanced cup that I will want to sip and savor.  I love when a space and product compliment each other to deliver a great customer experience.   Blue Bottle Coffee has nailed it!  isostilo loves options.  Welcome to the Square!  Go check it out for yourself.

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All images are by isostilo.

Catching Up With Covet+Lou

I can’t think of a better way to spend my morning than visiting with Tina Burgos, the founder and owner behind Covet+Lou, a clothing boutique in Needham, MA.  You may recognize Tina from the days when she co owned Stel’s on Newbury Street.  Stel’s is where I met Tina and continued to follow her ever since.

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Covet+Lou is Tina’s new journey.  The store is a direct reflection of her style, passion, and commitment to offering inspiring designers with unique  stories.  The minute you walk into her shop you immediately know you have landed someplace special.  It is a space offering something new .  You get the feeling you are walking into someone’s closet.  A closet you will find interesting!  Covet+Lou is a breath of fresh air.  Discovering new brands is so welcomed!  The clothing is simply displayed only complimented by vintage finds that may be perfect for your home or to wrap up as a gift.  At the moment, everything is bright, patterned, and spring ready.

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More than just clothing

My time with Tina covered every topic from kids, shops, blogs, how to change the world, fashion, and just life. You can’t help but feel energized after spending time with Tina.  Her style is authentic and appears effortless.  She rocks it with confidence.  One of the many reasons I admire Tina is for her ability to make everything her own.  She is more than the woman behind Covet+Lou.  She is wife, a mother, and an entrepreneur.  From what I can see, she is doing it with confidence, determination, and grace.

I explored the fashions, learned about the inspiration behind each label, and walked away committed to the less is more approach.  We need to support designers who combine craftsmanship, art, integrity, passion, and environmental awareness.

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Shoes for all personalities
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Covet+Lou is bringing to you a place to shop and feel connected.   Tina is a welcoming encyclopedia of fashion knowledge.  She embraces what she is showcasing and doesn’t have fillers.  Covet+Lou is a must to visit in person if you are so lucky but rest assured Covet+ Lou is available worldwide online with a click of a button.  She has a cult following and I am right there with them!

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Something fun from BASERANGE for underneath that classic crisp button down
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Transitional knit pieces

isostilo was like a child in a candy store.  Bouncing from one piece to another.  Here are few highlighted brands and pieces that I love:

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NO.6 nails it with this dress.  Wear it now by wearing a thin long sleeve underneath.
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Crisp white with pastel!

NO.6 is known for their clogs but you should get to know their clothes.  NO. 6 designs unique pieces with a feminine edge.  Tina introduced me to N0.6 seven years ago with my first pair of clogs. I still wear them!  Timeless design is all I am saying!

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Pullover paired with one piece jumper says all day and every weekend

A De’tacher means to be detached .  The pieces are designed with an aesthetic that demands appreciation.  This line is meant to be layered which gives the pieces endless possibilities.  Two stand out pieces: The Conor Polo in sky and black along with the Sequoia Pullover in orange cream and orange are perfection. Investment pieces but lifers!  Both pieces made in Peru.

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Beautifully crafted bag from Brother Villies

Woven basket bag from Brother Vellies is the perfect bag for summer.  This unique piece is a subtle style statement. It also timeless!

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Flirty and sophisticated not so expected white summer basic

Hansel from Basel’s soft white embroidered cotton blouse is sexy but tasteful with detailing that can’t be overlooked.  A summer basic to be worn with everything.  Hansel from Basel is out of Los Angeles created by artist turned designer, Hannah Byun.

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