One thing that I’m learning is that personal style is universal. Life is kind of like a brand mood board sometimes. Lately, with my new bedroom coming together, I’ve settled on a modern tribal theme. It’s clean yet bold, and incorporates some “tribal” style photography that I had canvased a few years ago. Of course with any new design style idea has come a lot of Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite tribal interior designs:
Art imitates life. Look how easily my style ties into the building of this new decor.
Leopard Print Shoes: via Dolce Vita
Black Bag: via Kohls
Numerology Bracelet: via Alex and Ani
It has officially been one month since I made my move to Charlotte, NC. So far, this place is amazing. I’m still feeling the good vibes that I felt when I first visited the city, paired with new friends and new experiences. With that said, I’d like to welcome you to my apartment. I’m officially (for blog purposes) naming it “The Unit”.
Outfit: Switch The Scene Tank Dress c/o Tobi | Shoes: YRU Quozmo Hi White
It’s been a great week. I’m preparing for my move from Brooklyn to Charlotte so I’ve been pretty busy but also feeling extremely productive. The only down-side to all of this is that I told myself, no more online (or offline) shopping until after the move. But, that doesn’t keep me from browsing. As I’m assisting with a few interior design projects in the city, I’m constantly inspired by the things I find while working on them, and decided to mix in my work shopping and window shopping for this post.
Inspired by the Solace London Else Navy Dress, I immediately got a sense of modern luxury. It’s the type of space that I could see someone who’d purchase this dress in. Trendy and sophisticated, I began with a blue velvet couch that demands attention, with luxe investment accent pieces (and some affordable ones too) to match! I think style and design transcends, from clothing to interiors.
MODERN LUXE LIVING ROOM ITEMS:
Solace London Else Dress ($565) | 5-Arm Mobile Light ($2,000) | Ink Stain Vase ($93) | Rani Arabella Navy Fur Pillow ($995) | Forma Charme Black Leather Chair ($1199) | Feather Watercolor Paintings Set ($40) | Keelin Coffee Table ($215) | Brushed Metal Accent Table ($146) | Sklo Blue Glass Wrap Object ($550) | 3-Wick Candle ($165) | Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow ($44) | Jack Tuxedo Navy Blue Velvet Sofa ($1285)
I absolutely love the idea of creating a space that matches your fashion sense. Do you think that your clothing style and your home interior relate? Interested in transforming your space? Check out my interior services!
In the least, the “climate change” we’re encountering right now is political. Fresh off of the heels of an inauguration and the #WomensMarch, one thing I’ve observed, is unexpected unity. People from different backgrounds, races, and religious beliefs are all coming together for the greater good, for the sake of humanity — and trying to save as much of it as possible.
Everlane is one of my favorite brands, due to its dedication to transparency and being an ethical brand. The latest release of their 100% Human Collection has me proudly filling my virtual shopping cart. Here’s a word from Everlane on the thought driving this release:
Together, let’s be more human.
At Everlane, human rights are core to our Radical Transparency mission.
After a long season of divisive rhetoric, we think two things
matter most now—protecting those rights and remembering that we are
more the same than we are different.
Each purchase from this collection, which ranges from tees to sweatshirts to pins, results in a $5 donation to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) — a group that fights for civil rights for all.
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
– Warsan Shire
It took me randomly trying on engagement rings one day while shopping with my mother to figure out how much I hate the look of regular engagement rings on my hand. The big beautiful diamonds just looked very awkward on my skinny fingers. All in all, I’m a pretty simple girl anyway, and would love a minimal engagement ring stacked with a few other quality rings (similar to your fave midi ring set).
It has officially been a little over two months and I think I can say that I’m officially in love with my move to Brooklyn and getting settled into New York. Although I’ll be sad to leave my lovely sublet in December, I’m excited to get back to apartment hunting and finding the perfect permanent place. That will also bring a lot of fun interior design and DIY posts since my Pinterest board full of modern minimalist items, succulent plants, and Scandinavian rooms reminds me everyday of how I want to make my place my own.
Anywho, enough about that. This post is about a mix of my two new loves: EVERLANE and T-SHIRT DRESSES. Neither is really anything new, but they’re new to my closet and I must. . .must. . .must get more.
I discovered Everlane after watching True Cost (on Netflix) and going on my mission to only purchase the majority of my clothing from companies that are more ethical than not. Everlane has a great theory about “Radical Transparency” where on each item page they break down the exact cost of the item and what they’ve added for profit. They also like to mention the markup that other brands pretty much add as the regular “Retail Price”. They also are clear about the factories they use, which are all places with fair wages and good working conditions.
Everlane also uses quality materials in their clothing that makes such a big difference. I ordered this dress ( the Everlane Cotton Pocket Dress) as well as 2 or 3 shirts (which hopefully I’ll shoot looks with as well) and the thickness and quality of the organic cotton put my other cheap tees to shame. Being a designer myself, I must also note that the User Experience Design of their website and app is awesome and overall branding and imagery is amazingly clean and modern as well.
Minimalist Building With Basics
Another reason that Everlane is such a good find for me right now is because I sold / donated majority of my wardrobe when I made the move to NY, and they focus on basics as well as well structured staple pieces. Exactly what I need! Plus, fall is basically here and a new season always gives me an excuse to shop (haha). However, I’ll definitely be still trying to stick to my capsule wardrobe plan now more than ever since my closet is basically clear.
I’ll be sharing more ethical clothing brands here often (as well as accessories and other things). Everlane and Alternative Apparel are my tops right now. What are your favorites?
– xoxo, Lindsey
I’ve said this a million times, but next year (2014) will really start my owning of pastel grunge style. Everything in my closet that isn’t dark, black, or pastel colored or that just doesn’t fit the actual style can go. It takes a lot to really figure out what you love style wise, and although the pastel grunge style can be total wild-child / rebel attire, simply the color palette can still be transferred into more adult and even classier looks.
Here, as sort of a mood board for myself as well as a study/definition for you guys, I’ll dive into the fashion trend (no, style, because it’s here to stay) that is pastel grunge.
What Is Pastel Grunge?
I’m sure that various people would define this various ways, but to me — pastel grunge as not just a style, but a lifestyle, is the only way that you can be fully believable with your look. It’s the bad-ass rocker-type grunge girl that still has an actual girly side. A side that while rocking black platform boots and torn grunge shorts, still likes pink things and makeup. Another style that I feel the name is interchangeable with is “soft grunge”. Basically, it’s simply grunge style with a touch of soft girly-ness. The color palette is black or dark deep colors (think — dark burgundy velvet) that has pastel colors such as pink or lavender as accents.
Below is a random mood board of photos I collected from tumblr.
Pastel Grunge Accessories
Pastel grunge is a pretty accessory heavy style. From the tights / leggings to cool shoes to unique jewelry, these all seem to be key pieces in pulling together the entire look. That’s one thing I know i’ll have to work on. I’m really good at losing all of my awesome accessories. Or, maybe my friends are really good at sneaking them away from me.
Where To Buy Pastel Grunge Clothes?
Of course with any style, you can find clothes to fit it in almost any store! They should all have black or pastel colored items, right?
If you’re looking for something unique, I always suggest thrifting first. Since i’m building a new style almost from scratch, this is where i’ll most likely start for the clothing side of things. Most of my more expensive items will simply be shoes since all the ones I love are always $75-250.
Don’t Let One Style Define You
I’ve seen so many randoms on the internet that lightly bash people for tagging a style as “pastel grunge” when they think its really “pastel goth” or seeing someone step outside of their signature style every once in a while and being judged for it when in all actuality. . .who the fuck cares about the opinions of others? Especially when it comes to YOUR personal style. Be you, mix it up, live life, and love style. From the pics, you don’t see a lot of African American girls doing this style huh? Who cares?! There are some out there and if you need an example of one, just subscribe to my blogluvin and watch me next year.
More Pastel Grunge Inspiration
If you’re interested in pastel grunge fashion and need a little more inspiration then feel free to search for “pastel grunge” or “pastel grunge fashion via Tumblr or Google images. Hours of scrolling!