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I have been in desperate need of new underwear for sometime but wasn’t letting myself buy any due to my three month shopping hiatus. i finally decided the situation was dire enough to make an exception and bought some pairs from J.Crew’s new intimate line. they are really reasonably priced (especially considering that they are often having a 30% off sale!), pretty colors and basic styles that are cute but not overly sexy for everyday wear. i personally like simple designs, and clean lines in solid colors (although i do like the leopard print!).  i have found their swimsuits to fit well so i have high hopes that these will be the same. in the past, i’d gravitate towards lace pairs but found that they don’t stay on my hips and end up sliding down during the day. and they also wear out quickly. i just got my order and i’m happy to report that i really like them so far, but i’ll keep you posted on how they wear. i will say that I think they run small so maybe order one size up. i’m generally a 2/4 and the size small fit but on the snug side. i highlighted some of my favorites below. the and pieces are highlights!   – joanie



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(image is from Vogue Brazil August 2015)

is having one of those spend more save more sales which always tempts me to buy one of the more expensive items i’ve been eyeing. but, i’m still on my three months of no shopping so i’ll just keep dreaming. i do like to add a few fun pairs of spring/summer shoes to my wardrobe once a year. a colorful heel to wear with jeans or a pair of white mules (which i have a version of and wear all the time). black and white gingham and stripe is really having a moment right now and i, of course, had to include something in purple which is the color that i (and the rest of the fashion world) can’t seem to get enough of right now. i tend to gravitate towards a block heel for summer, it’s easier to wear and generally more comfortable. all the shoes are from shopbop which tends to run on the pricer side but it’s always fun to get some visual inspiration, even if the shoes are outta budget! – joanie

(FYI: all of the prices are pre-sale since the discount depends on how much you spend! ) 

 $210 – i cannot recommend a pair of white mules enough. i have a pair and have to fore myself not to wear them every single day. they go with everything and the wooden heel is very comfortable.

 $140 – such a sweet pair of slides, i’d love to see these with a pair of pleat front black pants, very Audrey Hepburn like.

 $395- i don’t own anything by Rachel Comey but i silently admire her collection every season. i love this mustardy yellow.

  $120 – the only pair of non-block heels i included. rock these all spring/summer long. would be especially cool with a really light pair of denim.

 $140 – this pair of purple knotted slides is so chic and will certainly sell out soon.

  $120 – the cloth knot on these feels very vacation, which is never a bad thing. and i really like the rafia wrapped heel.

  $120 – a pair of slip ons for every day wear.

 $104 – i own these and they are very comfortable and look great with jeans or a dress. they’d be a good outdoor wedding shoe.

 $375 – never not into Loeffler Randall, these are such a fun pair for summer.



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i’ve only seen the movie “Out of Africa” once but Meryl Streep’s style is something i’ll never forget. so many neutrals, collars, crisp whites, pleat front pants,  hats, buttons and sleeves. it’s truly the first thing that comes to my mind when i think of safari clothing. my friend katherine is about to go on a safari and we were talking about what she should pack.

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i don’t mean this from a practical sense because i actually don’t know what one should bring on a safari but here is what i’d like to pack; romantic blouses, white cotton dresses, forest green chinos with a wide cuff, lace up boots, camel colored hats, khakis  and blazers.

 $70 – it doesn’t get much chicer or wearable than a shirt dress, i love the collar on this one.

 $150 – a straw tote with handles seems like the perfect safari bag to me.

 $25 – i love the color and weight of the tee and the low cut back. the black would also be a good purchase

 $192 – i cannot get enough of , everything they make is so romantic and i have a couple of their pieces that i love. their pieces are on the more expensive side but they are things you’ll reach for again and again.

$205 – the perfect straw hat to go with all of your looks.

 $60 – i’m really into pleat front pants. i’d order these in a size bigger so you can really tie them tight with the rope.

 $150 – such a pretty green color, would be the perfect tailored item to wear with a romantic white blouse

 $50  – i know i’ve been posting a lot about H&M but they really are putting out really cool pieces at affordable prices.

 $70 – the perfect black + white mini dress to wear all summer (or safari) long. would be so cute with an army green jacket on top.

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i know that it might seem kind of insane to purchase a pair of but let me tell you, they are actually the perfect pant and i wear them to lounge around my house every single day. before this, i had a pair if grey lululemon pants that i wore every day for 6 + years until they had holes in the knees and the elastic gave out so i was ready to switch it up. i needed a pair of sweatpants that is comfortable enough to wear around before bed but also looks good enough to have on when an impromptu guest pops by. and to be totally honest, i’ve worn them for a few plane rides, with ankle boots and a long sweater. i love that they are black because you can really get away with wearing them out and the material is thin enough for year round los angeles weather. they’re by an LA based company called who has tons of great sleep and lounge wear (this isn’t sponsored btw, this company doesn’t even know we exist :)). i’m very into their and their robes look great too. so, if you’re like me and also very into loungewear, enjoy! and let me know if you have a piece of loungewear that you swear by! – joanie




man, has some seriously good knits right now. i just got back from Colorado and it was so nice to be able to wear jackets and sweaters for a bit. but now i’m back in LA where it is 80 degrees so i’ll just have to live vicariously through all of you who have temps low enough to wear layers and sweaters. at the start of the year i asked for feedback on what you wanted to see me include in the styled column and i got a lot of responses about people wanting options at a less expensive price point. and that for many people buying a $100 sweater is out of the question, so i want to try and incorporate more items like that, great pieces i find that are really reasonably priced so that everyone can find something for themselves through this column. -joanie 


 $30 – a grey sweater like this is one of the most worn items in my closet. i wear it with jeans, skirts, over dresses, with jean shorts in the summer, you name it! it’s a classic, you won’t regret it.

 $50 – i love the color of this sweater and how it looks on the body, the mock neck, and the thick ribbing are all great elements.

 $40 – this is such a sweet pale yellow color, feels very 70’s. it’s thin enough to wear year-round and it’d be easy to tuck into things.

 $30 – you know i’m so into purple right now and this is an inexpensive way to add it into your wardrobe.

 $60 – this is beautiful, the sleeves, the texture, the winter white, order this one!

 $35 – for those who want to go bold, i like that the cuff and collar are solid. that fact makes it really wearable!

$35 – the knit on this almost makes it look homemade, which i love. it’s such a vibrant color and i love that the sleeves are narrow at the cuff.

$80 – i have a big turtleneck sweater like this and i get tons of compliments on it. wear it with a pair of skinny jeans and a top knot!

 $25 – the extended cuff on this sweater makes it very chic! would be perfect with a pair of wide legged navy pants.


(the perfect travel sweater!), can’t get over how chic this is,  in navy, a classic, such a good one for summer evenings! 

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