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monday’s mood board : one happy island

(images via planet blue, in search of little sadie, tumblr, fgr)

friday we firmed up our plans for christmas in paradise. we will be traveling very far, far away from portland’s gloom. all the way to a place the local’s call “one happy island.” aruba it is! a huge thanks to my amazing mom & dad who are making this trip possible. i love you guys so much. so freaking excited!

xx claire

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(bridge & burn jacket, vintage tiger scarf, thrifted boots, forever 21 knee highs)

sunday’s best.

we had a leisurely day today. this is what i wore to:

brunch with family at the tinshed.shopping on hawthorne.lounging around the apartment. 

sidenote #1: that’s my other sweet little wiener dog. his name is joyles vanguard of the woldorfs, dead serious. he has a beard & a crazy gremlin-like bark. he is the vice-president of bean & he’s kinda a big deal. just sayin.

sidenote #2: my favorite part of this outfit is the periwinkle blue lining peeking out of my jacket. it ties everything together just right.

xo claire

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tgif trends : furnomenon

(images via piccsy, wolfcub, tumblr)

happy weekend!!

xo claire

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(rose blazer-h&m, cooperative booties, graphic dress-the rack, jewels-vintage)

what i wore : to saturday night’s festivities. it was solestruck’s grand opening of their flagship store downtown. we did cocktail hour at cafe nell & then mosied down to the shindig. i’m surprised i didn’t end up splurging on some kick’s as a result of the massive amount of free bubbly circulating the room. 

sidenote #1: that’s my sweet little dog bean. he’s the inspiration & brains behind our accessories project. check out what’s new here.

sidenote #2: my favorite part of this outfit is the rose pink & army green color combination. i designed an outerwear piece using a similar story awhile back. that’s me sporting it below (with much darker locks). 

xo claire

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monday’s mood board : into the haze

(images via haute commodity, tumblr, flicker)

hope you all enjoyed your weekends. welcome back to reality.

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tgif trends i’m loving : white, whimsical lace.

(images via vogue.com, hawlin, nastygal, wildfox)

hello & happy friday. in addition to monday mood boards i’m going to add another reoccurring weekly post. it will feature current trends that i’m feeling particularly drawn to at the moment. 

enjoy the weekend!

xo claire

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(elisabeth teixeira, givenchy, wildfox)

monochromatic mix-up.

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(cooperative ankle booties, forever21 ring, shellac nails)

golden delights! i picked up these little ankle booties yesterday for twenty bucks. talk about a sunday score. my freshly manicured sparkly nails happen to match just right too. 4 more days till the weekend. 

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monday’s mood board inspired by autumn warmth

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we all need a little nudge of inspiration on the 1st day of the week. starting today i’m going to try & pull together mood boards to lighten my monday blues. i hope to brighten yours too.

xo claire

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(chain link body suit-urban outfitters, rose blazer-h&m, maryjanes-forever21)

yesterday in the sun. the glorious autumn rays were beaming strong on our roof last evening. had to enjoy it while it lasted because the gloom has settled back in today.

enjoy your sundays dear friends. xx

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this is what you call high-end sportswear. love the cover stitching detail.

gorgeous.

i love how soft this snakeskin leather looks from afar.

oh man. louis vuitton you’ve stolen my heart again. the details here are executed perfectly. i want every jumpsuit from the collection.

see the rest here.

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chanel rtw spring 2012

wow. i’m a sucker for this kind of elegance. i was tempted to post like 40 looks from this collection but decided to narrow it down to just a few of my favorites.

so so so so beautiful. thank you chanel, for cheering up my thursday morning in this drab cubical.

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isabel marant spring 2012 paris fashion week

isabel marant spring 2012 paris fashion week

personal project : mend

personal project : mend

a couple years ago while still in school i took a surface design class. i became obsessed with denim & manipulating it with different techniques. above are a few samples from the little collection i created inspired by imperfect repair. i experimented with tie dying & painting with bleach, screen printing lace, & shredding everything apart to be pieced back together. i’ve been seeing this trend again that i like to call imperfect repair. it’s been popping up on the runways of the various fashion weeks & on several different street style blogs. isabel marant’s spring 2012 collection in particular really reminded me of my personal project, mend. she even was drawn to similar colors that i choose & created.

anyways just thought i’d share the connection. this was one of my favorite classes i’ve ever taken. it really pushed my creativity & i loved all of the crafting it entailed. 

xx 

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can you guess what i realllly love??….you got it my cropped jean jacket & my nude asos clogs.

plus giant rings that i can potentially use as weapons if needed.

and this new missoni knock off that i picked up for a mere twenty dollars at my guiltiest pleasure, forever 27.

i can’t sleep so i’m cruising through some personal photos i’ve been meaning to post.

at least tomorrow’s not monday. sweet dreams!

☮❤☺

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i know, i know i have hated on the ombre hair in the past…i’m making an exception for jean greige & maybe kate bosworth too. but that’s it!

seriously though this girl has kool-aided her hair to perfection & although her style is a lot different from mine i really respect & dig it.

in case you get a wild hair. check out her tutorial here. i advise against it though, she’s one of the few that can actually pull off the look.

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