One Pair of Pants 2 Ways OOTD

A pre Memorial Day rule breaker but when you love something there are no rules!

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Beacon Hill Garden Tour

Hitting the streets with my gal pal to explore the hidden gems of Beacon Hill. Going bright with a crisp full leg cord trouser paired with a playful navy sweater from Comme des Garcons (a year round piece). Nike Air Max sneakers because who doesn’t wear sneakers these days but also perfect for marching the streets and climbing stairs to view the lovely gardens.  Also CPW is looking pretty good.  I love to be hands free so my Bottega Veneta is really in the mix these days.  Casual afternoon attire with no fuss to enjoy a happy spring day with a friend!

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Part 2: With a small window of time to freshen up my look before heading out for an evening with some sweet mamas from my son’s school.  I swapped out the sweater but kept the navy look because I was digging the blue and white combo.  A quick change into a short sleeve solid navy t-shirt and an oversized navy blazer with white dots from Maison Kitsune.  Added a pink lippy for a pop of color to my face.

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Marni Marni Marni! A forever piece that will be on repeat.

Mama’s new Marni bag from Mother’s Day.  This clutch was made for me!  When your boys know your style you just get giddy with excitement especially when it is totally unexpected with NO HINTS!  Ready for the night with the just the essentials.  xo

FYI I am a big believer in wearing pieces over and over again.  I love occasionally adding a new piece into the mix.  Life is busy enough and getting dressed should be fun, easy, and no stress!

 

Simple Saturday Style

I’m coming at you today while chillin at home with my simple go to uniform on this rainy Saturday.  A style that is also ready for an outing by just sliding into a pair of kicks.  Keeping it low-key just like a Saturday should be with just three basic pieces.  EFFORTLESS!  What is your go to look?

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Happy Saturday
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Casual
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Relaxed

Men’s Lacoste cardigan (men’s for a bit more oversized fit), white tee from Everlane (super soft and moves with you), Simon Miller denim (go to denim)

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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Spring Vibe
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Easy & Effortless
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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

Thursday’s Style Along With A Pop of Trend

A total errand day!  Getting ready for a weekend in Vermont along with some Easter bunny duties.  The sun was shining and the weather had me in a pickle.  I questioned the temperature would reach high 50’s but it is spring and I was optimistic.  I went with layers.  Super easy to peel off as the day warmed up.  I have been committed to breaking out some old goodies from my closet and yesterday was the perfect day to for a spring friendly knit sweater.  The sweater was the piece and the rest was easy.  Paired with a current denim style that has a fuller leg, a stripe top (stripes always in style), white kicks, and finished off the outfit with an on trend piece, a cloth bag.  I went with a denim on denim look but could have easily gone with a trench jacket.

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Creamy sweater from ANNELORE.  It is all about the details!  A feminine top layer piece that is just lovely!
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Stripes anytime from Mads Norgaard.  This is a basic piece for me.  Simon Miller jeans are also a staple and in heavy rotation these days. The watch is my husband’s, Tag Heuer Carrera 1964 reissue.  It’s my new love to sport.
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Denim on denim with Acne Studios oversized jacket.  I bought this a bit bigger for a slouchy look and to layer  over sweaters. I like how the denim adds some edge to the sweater. Hey no beanie on that girl!
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On my second pair of my Comme des Garcons x Converse kicks.  Everyone needs at least one pair of white sneakers. I actually like them more when they get broken in and a bit dirty.  Gives them character.  Little pom pom socks for some extra fun.
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Cloth bags are sweet, fun, interesting, and lightweight. Also the easiest and inexpensive trend to add to your style.  I love the red and white gingham.  It’s spring baby and the sun is out!
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Wishing you all a happy weekend! Tulips for everyone on this long holiday weekend xo

The ANNELORE sweater was from the good old days when Louis Boston was on Newbury Street.  I loved this store for their curated selection of merchandise. They were hunters of upcoming brands along with bold designers like Dries Van Noten.  Each floor was beautifully arranged.  It was a place to explore and a paradise for fashion mavens.

OOTD Yesterday

Yesterday’s style.  I’m holding on to winter just so I can get some more wear out of my outerwear!

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Morning Coffee Run And Officially On Holiday
Beanie Gift From My Husband + Recycled Shopping Bag That Has Become My Handbag
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Booty Shot Of The Of The Denham Jeans
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Sweatshirt + Denim = isostilo

Beanie:

I’m a beanie girl.  Meet my new love.  A gift from my husband from his Japan travels.  He knows my style too well! I love the patch and the blue on blue.  The Japanese have perfected the attention to detail.

Bag:

I am recycling a cloth skull and star shopping bag from a store purchase that I made some time ago in Amsterdam.  I love handbags and have spent years collecting them.  But funny how this cloth bag seems more my style lately.

Sweatshirt:

Along with the beanie came a sweatshirt.  The dyed indigo blue sweatshirt has an irregular texture and surface that will only get better with wear.  I appreciate the detail of the deeper blue ribbed cuffs and neck that gives the sweatshirt a hint of a worn in look.  For a blue loving girl like myself, this has become a favorite.

Denim:

As promised I have been committed to wearing what’s in my closet.  I’m falling back in love with my old favorite DENHAM jeans (my booty jeans). DENHAM are jean makers and are all about the details.  For me, this particular pair are all about the back pockets.  They are a straight fit and work well with kicks or a kitten heel.

Jacket:

My absolute favorite new piece added to my outerwear arsenal.  This was a recent sale bin score from Henrik Vibskov.  I immediately fell in love with this hip length, two-tone color (unusual paring I thought) puffy with a blue wave that hugs the jacket.  It is one piece that you either love it or question the hell out of it.  I Love It!  A forever piece for me.  Fashion forward and playful at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Funny how something unexpected can spark your style creativity.  I am inspired by the Japanese styled Kit Kat packaging.  It is no secret the Japanese have killer style and a killer eye for every little detail.  I’m becoming a fan of adding some pop of color to my style.  I am raiding my closet and playing with new and old pieces.  It is my new challenge, making old feel new again!  Get ready for occasional posts focused on my “closet style”.  To keep your real estate, you must be worn!

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Kit Kat Inspiration!
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My Indoor House Party Slides
Ruffles For Anytime
Bring On The Closet Challenge

Blouse:  Loving the green (thxs Kit Kat box for the reminder)!  This is an old blouse purchased from a small shop on The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes) in Amsterdam.  I remember purchasing this top before motherhood (12 years ago, yikes!) thinking it was feminine with the ruffles while falling in love with the deep green color.  It is now a vintage Luella blouse.  Paired with a high-waisted denim.

Slides:  I took a risk last winter on a these Tomas Maier slides.  They were a final sale purchase off Net A Porter .  I bought them thinking they would become my indoor house slides for when we had guests over.  They fell into the closet vortex.  Welcome back!  They made their reappearance during a family celebration we hosted for my father in law’s birthday.

isostilo style:  I tend to wear a simple everyday uniform but I like to hunt for timeless pieces that I can pull out for those fun occasions.