Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Guest Post: Kaitlyn's Wishlist

So psyched that my amazing friend, Kaitlyn Carpenter sent over her spring wishlist. You may remember Kaitlyn from my Minneapolis trip last year (part 1, part 2 & one skirt; two ways). 




She's currently a designer for Target & her style is always inspiring, edgy & effortless. She's got the boyish chic style down. Check out her current top trends & thoughts about them:




"I love clothing pieces that have that “borrowed from the boys” appeal, especially when they have a hard edge to them. Pairing these types of items with more feminine pieces i.e. crochet, lace, florals is the best of both worlds.  


Along this line of thought, pairing a moto or utility jacket with an ethereal type dress is a great way to dress down a dress or fem-up a masculine coat (See Items 1, 2, & 4).  


Another one of my favorite wardrobe staples is the boyfriend shirt – it looks sexy and sophisticated and is incredibly versatile.  I like layering mine over dresses, skirts, and skinny bottoms and tying the shirt tails in to a cutesy little knot (See Item #3…with #2 or #6).  


Next, Colored bottoms + Mint = RAD.  A colored bottom looks fantastic paired with a classic tee (See Item # 6).  


As for accessorizing here are my go to’s: Any shoe that channels my inner rebel – think leather, studs, buckles etc.  – this takes your look to that next level. (I’m madly in love with Item # 5 – but had to settle for Steve Madden’s more wallet friendly Veniicee Platform Sandal ). 


 Lastly, lipstick is an accessory that can transform any look by adding that extra hit of color and femininity.  I’m looking for a great shade of orange or pale pink (See Item #7).  Since starting this post I couldn’t stop myself - I caved and purchased #1, Zara’s “Combined Sleeve Jacket”, stay tuned to see how I style it with my existing wardrobe!"


- Kaitlyn Carpenter


Really loving these picks & trends. Thanks,  Kaitlyn! <3. 
xx. Jillian

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

mia.


Been a little MIA - took a mini vacation to Massachusetts (beautiful place) & have been working hard to prepare for setting up my Remedy shop at the Bust Magazine Craftacular in Soho, NYC this Saturday. It's a day of vendors with tons of sweet handmade stuff - if you've got spring shopping fever, you should come (Facebook event here)!

I got the above shirt in San Francisco while I was living there last summer; it has a lot of nostalgia for me. I love its detailing of lace on the shoulders & it's edgy asymmetrical bottom. The little things make all the difference.

Here's to wishing you an amazing week,
xx. Jillian

shirt, Therapy // necklace, my Remedy // moto jacket, Forever21 // belt, Target // jeans, Levi's // moccasins, Minnetonka // ring, unknown

Monday, April 2, 2012

Raglan tee with a twist.



Diggin' raglan tees, especially when they're remixed with a more feminine bottom like this high waisted skirt.  I more often rock this tee with jeans & lipstick, but I wanted to switch things up. That day had a playful twist. OH! AND this skirt has pockets, which means... it pretty much rules.

xx. Jillian
raglan tee, Hurley // skirt, unknown // boots, Nine West // magenta ring, Forever 21 // custom purple druzy ring & necklace, my Remedy // double ring set, gift
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