One thing I love about the changing seasons is changing my wardrobe. This interior lover also loves fashion. I love creating timeless looks with new pieces –pieces that can travel well and transition easily to each destination. J.Jill launched their new summer line and it’s full of pieces that can replace some of your oldies. It’s a great excuse to clean out your closet! Personally, I am on assignment to remove all of my cold weather garments to make rom for breezy, summer looks. When I can see my options in plain sight, it’s easier for me to visually create ensembles.
This simple black linen dress is a great option to travel with. It packs light and can be paired with so much, like this glass seed bead necklace. And speaking of necklaces, I am all about displaying my jewelry like art pieces. It’s another great solution for the changing of seasons. When you can see your summer accessories, you are more apt to wear them. Consider wall hooks for necklaces and vintage plates for rings.
Here are a few extra tips for cleaning out your closet for the summer months:
+If you haven’t worn it in 6-9 months, you probably won’t wear it ever! So get rid of it.
+Try on pieces that you are uncertain about. Snap a photo of yourself and let the picture tell you if it’s yay or nay.
+Do your homework. Find out what this season’s trends are. First, decide if those trends work for your lifestyle/body type. If they work and you already have them hanging in your closet, bravo!
I’m pretty sure that summer is my favorite season to dress for!
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It’s an obvious observation to judge that I like interior design. I mean, it’s all I ever talk about here on Simply Grove. And if I had to choose to spend money on decor or clothing, I most likely would choose decor. BUT that’s not saying that I don’t love fashion because I really really do love fashion. I’m not an expert and I wish that I had a stylist who could dress me everyday. But I do love following fashion. Design and fashion really do work together and should go hand in hand. So saying that, I interrupt Simply Grove to bring you a rare fashion post.
I am a bohemian minimalist when it comes to my clothing. I love black, white and gray. I love texture and patterns. I also love the juxtaposition of dressy meets casual. That’s usually my day to day approach to fashion. When I was approached to collaborate with J. Jill, I immediately was drawn to the tailored pieces that I could mix with my normal street look. The Ponte knit houndstooth crop top is an everyday go to piece that I can pair with my favorite black jean or boyfriends jean or I could pair it with a high waisted skirt. It’s casual yet fits like a glove.
Fall is approaching quickly and pieces like this will be used over and over again! Shop the ponte knit shirt here.
This post was created in partnership with J.Jill and Martha Stewart Living. All ideas are my own.
I don’t talk about my personal fashion style here on Simply Grove so you may not know that I actually really love and admire great fashion. My own style is a lot of black, white, denim, plaid and splashes of color here and there. Just like in the spaces that I design, I love mixing patterns and colors. When Sseko Designs contacted me about their wool clutch collection, I fell instantly in love. And then when I read their story, I fell more in love! Each clutch employs artisans to help end the cycle of poverty and also support women’s education efforts in Africa. Sseko Designs provides employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams to help overcome poverty. In exchange for a 9-month working program, Sseko uses fashion to provide women in Uganda with a full college education, and every product sold helps to achieve their social mission. Read more about out these amazing women HERE. And shop the clutches HERE.
If you love my Pendleton clutch (pictured above), you probably should get it:)
In honor of St. Patricks day, I thought a collection of yummy green images would be the perfect Thursday post. Personally, I’m a huge fan of green and could put a little green in every room of my house, not to mention wear green everyday. So cheers to green and cheers to Mr. Saint Patty!
IMAGES VIA mycrazy-beautifullife, Markus Lupfer via ShopBop, Sneak Peak via Design Sponge, My Second Hand Life, ELLE Interior, Room & Board, Apartment Therapy and The Workshop Gallery.
Though I rarely blog it, I love fashion. I really really love it. Pulling a great outfit together can be as rewarding to me as pulling a great room together. I also love bags. Bags make or break outfits and I have found a FANTASTIC bag! Cuyana, whom I blogged about a few weeks ago, offers this gorgeous leather evening bag. It’s the perfect accessorie for a fancy night out or a casual lunch date. NOW just to give you a heads up, this bag will only be available for a few more weeks. So embrace this last chance call and reward yourself with this gorgeous bag.
Shop this leather evening bag here.
Jacket- H&M, Waxed Jeans- J Brand, Shoes- H&M.
It’s interesting how decor finds inspiration from fashion and vice versa. Whether it’s through patterns, colors or textures, the two work together as a team. As a designer, I’m always finding inspiration through fashion. My favorite trends in fashion always find their way in my room designs. Right now I’m obsessed with color and mixing unexpected patterns together and it seems like both of those looks were seen at Fashion Week this year.
I have paired 5 exclusive images from Fashion Week with 5 styled spaces that fit seamlessly with these looks. Thanks ELLE UK for these images!
They’ve Got Style is poking it’s head back in the game with Eden rocking this cuter than cute clothing line. I am so in love with this line, Girl and a Mouse, sold at Little Bean. Which can we just talk about Little Bean??!! I could buy EVERYTHING! Seriously! Ok, back to the clothes- Girl and a Mouse is whimsical yet so super stylish for your little girl. Eden is modeling the Flare Pom Skirt and the Sailor Jacket. Underneath the jacket is the Indigo Tee.
Cute cute cute!!
Btw, her shoes are Target and Headband is Gap.
Because Boise doesn’t have a Nordstrom (yet) I took a little day trip with one of my besties to the Salt Lake Nordstrom. We got there the morning that the Anniversary Sale started and let me tell you…people were cra cra excited! In the midst of all of the shopping happy chaos, I tried on SO many great pieces. Below are a few casual ensembles that I put together, in lieu of fall time.
Jacket and Jeans: J Brand, Tank: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Dolce Vita.
Vest: June, Blouse: Joie, Jeans: Rag & Bone.
Jacket: Truth & Pride and Jeans: Rag & Bone.
Vince Camuto Booties.
I wanted to take everything home with me but sadly my wallet wouldn’t allow it. Check back tomorrow to see what 2 pieces that I decided to keep as my own.
Jacket: Elizabeth and James and Boots: Sam Edelman.
“This post is brought to you by Nordstrom.”
If you’ve been a Simply Grove reader for awhile now, you know that I only usually blog about all things interior design and my kids. Meaning I don’t blog about fashion or food. BUT that doesn’t mean that I don’t LOVE fashion because I absolutely DO. I have wanted to incorporate a little of it here but in a very Simply Grove way. Saying all of that, when I got approached to participate in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I was super excited. I have shopped the Anniversary sale since High School and have embraced this event every year. This year in particular has some FANTASTIC pieces on sale. Below is a few that had me drooling the moment I laid eyes on them.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Studded Satchel. 2. Sam Edelman Bootie. 3. Elizabeth and James Camisole. 4. Elizabeth and James Leather Trim Blouse. 5. See by Chloe Shoulder Bag. 6. 7 For All Mankind Stretch Jeans. 7. Dolce Vita Boot. 8. Paige Coated Skinny Jeans.
Check back tomorrow to see what outfits I didn’t want to take off at the Anniversary Sale in Salt Lake.
“This post is brought to you by Nordstrom.”
Well, another week is gone and I’m pretty excited about this week being done because starting Sunday, I’m on VACATION! My family and I are meeting my brother and his family in Central Oregon for a little R&R. While I’m gone, I have some pretty awesome people sharing their favorite spaces here on Simply Grove. So make sure to check back next week for amazing inspiration from some of your favorite bloggers and designers, as well as a few other awesome posts. I will miss you all! xxoo
Oh, and I wanted to also thank Tiffany & Co. for my gorgeous Jitney tote! Tiffany, you have made my summer that much better by placing a giant blue box on my doorstep. I may have almost passed out. Thank you and… I love you!
Spaces full of fabulous fashion and accessories make rooms feel chic and glamorous. Here are a few of my favorite images.
via 79 ideas, The Makers Project, Design Shimmer, emmas designblogg, Design* Sponge and Brass Razoo.
1. The beauty of a simple branch.
2. Fill the top of a dresser with jewels. Lovely.
3. I am loving this styling.
Since I don’t have a camera at this time, my phone has been taking some pictures!
What should I do with my bedroom wall?? I removed the mirror that hung there and placed it somewhere else. I am art galleried out. I tweeted about this dilemma and got some great ideas. Do you have any??
My fashion diva dresses better than me. Or do I dress her better than me??
I FINALLY framed this print from Field Trip. I LOVE it!!
I am in a wedding tonight so I’m off to do bridesmaid stuff. Have a great weekend everyone!!!
BTW- Brass Razoo is having a Black Friday sale early this year! There will be clothing racks of $7 items as well as $18 dresses. In addition there will be lots of yummy home decor on CLEARANCE!! Door buster prices on brand new winter hats- get them only for $10 from 10:30am-12:30 on Friday ONLY. Hours are Fri 10:30-7pm and Sat 10:30-6pm.