Monday, March 2, 2015

More Home Decor, Please!

When it comes to a living space where so much time is spent, it's important to find the right mix of comfort and beauty (love this room by the Fox & She). When decorating a room, I often base everything around 1 or 2 staple pieces so with this look, I started with the tufted leather couch with the rustic brass legs.

It's a gorgeous piece but still looks homey when paired with the throw pillows and sheepskin rug. I love the colors in this design...any coral color combination gets me every time and when it's gold, the results are feminine and romantic. 

Gold & Coral Home Decor

As bloggers, we rack up an extreme amount of hours in front of the computer, so it's important to us that our work space not only be comfortable but inspiring and full of personality. Pinterest is the epitome of office designs that inspire (and let's be honest, provoke extreme jealousy at times), but there are many ways to make even the smallest space your own. 

We love scoping out antique stores and even Craigslist for desks that can be revamped, not to mention table and art decor that you won't find in any IKEA or Target (though those are GREAT options for things like rugs and lighting to brighten up the space)! Can we talk about this wall art? Just stumbled upon Garance DorĂ©, an illustrator who creates who beautiful works of fashion and we may just need both of these pieces for the office. 

Home Office

When my husband and I were house hunting, there were a few things on my "must-have" list: A fireplace, a backyard (for the pup!), a basement and a kitchen island. We lucked out with 3 out of the 4 so I'll consider that a win win. 

However, this doesn't mean I'm not still dreaming of that perfect island where our future children can eat breakfast in their pj's. I have always loved this idea...there's just something so homey about pulling up a stool to the island for pancakes rather than sharing them around the dining room table. 

What are your home requirements?

kitchen decor

Where do you turn for home inspiration? Here are 30 secret tips from home designers.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog of the Month: The Kentucky Gent

As style bloggers, our interests extend far beyond dresses and bows. We love to keep track of the ever evolving looks for men including everything from the modern navy tailored suit to the effortless hoodie and blazer layers. There may be more options available to females but we are endlessly jealous of the ease men experience when it comes to trying on apparel and getting dressed. 

One of our favorite style bloggers, Josh from the Kentucky Gent, is a perfect example of a guy that can look put together in just a t-shirt and jeans. It’s the little unique twists that make him stand out whether it’s the cuff on the jeans or leather sleeves on his crew neck.

We talked to Josh about how he got started as a guy in a passion fueled predominantly by females. Find out what he had to say: 

What made you decide to start a blog?

I was a buyer for an online company and traveling quite a bit for the job. People were always surprised that I was from Kentucky based on how I dressed and looked. Basically the main reason I started the blog was to show a different side of Kentucky life than the one people assume.

What do you find most challenging about being a men’s style blogger?

Honestly? The biggest struggle I’ve ran into is the lack of community in the men’s blogging world. We’re few and far between, and while I love my female comrades it’s hard to lean on them for help with referrals and collaborations.

How would you describe your style?

Laid back and casual.

What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?

Working on the blog has turned into a full time gig for me. If I’m not working on a post or editing photos I’m scheduling out social media posts, replying to e-mails, or working on a side project. Otherwise I do work as a freelance writer and event planner.

We love that you’re setting the trend and opening the door for more guys to be comfortable sharing their style. What advice would you give to another man (or anyone) who is interested in starting his own blog? 

Just do it. You can plan all you want, but I can guarantee you’ll never be able to plan for what you’ll run into while trying to blog.

What is your favorite style to see on female fashion bloggers? Any girl fashion do's and dont's?

I actually love women’s fashion more than men’s, that comes from my years of working in retail and helping dress ladies for events, etc. With that being said my favorite style on women ranges from casual to formal, but I follow female bloggers that actually wear what they’re trying to sell. I think that rings true as far as do’s and dont’s as well. 

Wear what YOU want cause that’s what you’re going to look good in, and don’t wear something just because it’s on “trend” or because everyone else is. 

Be sure to stop by the Kentucky Gent and read more about Josh here.

What are your favorite men's styles?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rocked it & Swapped it

We want to apologize say you're welcome for the amount of times we have already worn this bag on the blog. Let's just say, if this purse were a handsome man on, it would be instant connection. It's as if everything in the accessory world aligned: color, shape, size, and feel are all just right. It's even almost better than two Fendi's and a Lexus

I love the way Lisa dressed it up for our theater outing but to mix it up, I took a more casual approach by wearing stripes, the ultimate pair of flared denim and a floppy hat. 

See a few other ways we have styled this oxblood beauty:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Which one is your favorite look?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Little Bit Biker, a Little Bit Boho...

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Who says you can't mix two totally different styles to make one functional outfit? I love boho items but I also love more masculine clothing too. Why not mix them up for a "little bit of biker & a little bit of boho?"

I decided to kept the color palette all black, white, and gray to pull this outfit off. I think the chevron blouse and my jewelry items are very feminine but the jacket and boots make it more masculine. Then toss on the hat and there's my boho. Mix them all up and you get one biker chic (is that a thing?) look ;)
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Jacket: Sheinside // Top: Express // Jeans: Loft // Boots & Necklace: c/o Just Fab // Bag: c/o ShopBop // Hat: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Prada // Ring: House of Harlow 1960 

Do you ever pair these two styles together?

What do you think of my outfit choice here?