Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category



the shirtdress | designlovefest

we’ve heard the timeless tale of a classic white button down shirt but i think the shirt dress is just as classic and versatile. it’s that chic summer option you can wear with sneakers, sandals, unbuttoned over shorts, as a swim cover up, etc, etc. especially a fan of one that are 100% cotton as they are breathable and easy to wash. in love with with the delicate lace detailing on the hem.

the shirtdress | designlovefest
 image via amalie moosgaard

here are a few shop-able options, if you’re looking to add one to your wardrobe…

 – this option is in gauze which makes it the perfect hot weather dress. the clean line of the collar give a usually very casual fabric a more sophisticated feel

 – this one looks super short, but remember the model is 5’11”, a very classic cut with a nice crisp look to it.

 – such a pretty option, i love the built in belt and the hem detailing. it’s nice in black too.

 – cute over a swimsuit or with a pair of denim shorts under it.

 – on double sale right now, i like the contrasting stitch.

 – COS does a classic well and this one is a great short sleeved option.

the shirtdress | designlovefest
the shirtdress | designlovefest

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and how about this ADORABLE white button down on one of my bff’s baby at the beach?! try



personal style | designlovefest

bri and i have been working together for 6 + years and we’ll often remark to each other how little we’ve influenced each others style. we have some similar items but for the most part we don’t gravitate towards the same things (with the exception of that she influenced me to buy, we both love a good wrap dress). we can both easily pick out what the other person would wear, saying “that’s so you”, or “this totally made me think of you”. she tends to be much more colorful and bohemian and i tend to wear more neutrals and clean lines. she almost never wears denim while i’ll wear jeans a couple times a week and often a denim jacket ( is my current fave). she loves a good layered look and i tend to wear more fitted things. i like sleeveless, she really doesn’t. we both dig a long dress, but mine would be more 90’s, hers more 70’s.

personal style | designlovefest

we always appreciate what the other person is wearing but we almost never borrow or share clothes which i think is funny considering how close we are and how much time we spend together. i want to start adding in some styled posts that are a breakdown of our individual style, things we gravitate towards, what we’d each wear to a specific location, party, event, even a workout class. i find personal style really interesting, i love how some people can totally pull off specific looks or how seeing something can make you immediately think of that person in your life who’d wear it. and i also love seeing how two people would style the same piece so hopefully we’ll have some of those posts coming soon too! do you feel like you have a specific personal style you stick to her do you wear anything and everything?   – joanie 

personal style | designlovefest
personal style | designlovefest
personal style | designlovefest
personal style | designlovefest
personal style | designlovefest
personal style | designlovefest



one of our favorite brands is having a massive spring sale and we’re here for it! is an LA based brand that both bri and i wear on the regular. ethically made in los angeles, they have effortlessly cool pieces (like i’m buying!). great basics, like my all time favorite tee shirt, and amazing jumpsuits, easy dresses, etc. one of those places, once you order once, you’ll be hooked! they are doing 40% off all their sale pieces with code” SPRINGCLEAN”. they usually do this once a year and i make sure to stock up on my favorites! act fast, things sell out very quickly!

 – i own this top and love it. linen/cotton blends are some of my favorite fabrics and it looks so clean with jenas!

 – dream tee! anything ribbed and in this pale pink combo with a subtle v-neck is everything good!

  – slightly boxy, dusty sage green and super easy to wear!

 – cotton cashmere blend, perfect summer sweater after a day at the beach or over a long dress.

 – bri and i both have these, a great fit. true to size.

 – i have the pantsuit version of this dress and get so much use out of it. this wrap dress is the perfect transition piece into spring and summer!

 – a classic striped tee is a great wardrobe staple. i wear this one at least once a week!

 – my friend merritt was wearing this a couple of weekends ago and it a great look, a little retro but sophisticated.

 – never enough frank tees in my closet!

love these and also the below!

and below is the that bri has, it’s super cute on!




handbag round up | designlovefest

i’ve been carrying the same crossbody bag for years. i love it but it’s getting pretty worn in and feels like it’s time for an update. i’m the kinda girl that buys one bag and carries it until it’s worn to death. i don’t like having multiple bags and swapping things back and forth. i inevitably forget something in one of my other bags and it ends up just being a hassle. since i carry it with everything it has to be a versatile color and also a shape that can go from day to night. here is a round up of bags that i have my eye on, everything from target to Gucci (i like to look at round ups and see if you can pick the most and least expensive items, hard to do!).  – joanie

do you have a handbag you love? i’m all ears!

handbag round up | designlovefest
handbag round up | designlovefest



this photo popped up on my and i was really drawn to the clean lines and bright red color. i’m generally speaking not a red girl but i’ve been more in to it more lately. it’s such a flattering color on so many different skin tones. i’m a big believer in bathing suits being practical  (into subtly sexy swimwear) and this one fits the bill. you can shop a similar and  by COS.

also into these one piece styles, especially the color blocked one!

red swim | designlovefest
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