Modern, Elegant Sofas I Want To Sit On Immediately

modern elegant sofa

modern elegant sofas

My hunt for a sofa has come to a close! The prospect of purchasing one was a little daunting, but also kinda fun. There are tons of options and when you’re the type of person who attempts to see everything before making a decision, it’s not a speedy process.

Anyway, I finally went ahead and bought one this weekend — ahh! More on that soon. Well, not so soon since it takes 10 weeks to create, but soon enough I guess.

Here are some of my favorites from my search. I love the angular designs and clean, slim lines.

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Beige, Black, White and Just Right

Jenni Kayne

Athena Calderone Master Bath

Aerin Lauder Aspen Home

Ali Cayne Manhattan Home

Jenni Kayne black wall   Jessica De Ruiter    Hallberg-Wiseley Designers master bathroom

March SF

Turns out, I’m extremely consistent in the spaces I love most — they’re beige, black and white with lots of light and an organic feel. The combination feels soothing and refined, with the right amount of contrast and warmth.

Now that we’re starting to refurnish our home (it’s finally time), I like the idea of investing in neutral pieces and adding depth with pops of color and pattern. That way the major furniture items can grow with us over time. Love shibori and ombre now, but 5 years from now? Who knows. I’m just going to go ahead and save myself from myself. Well, except for maybe a few toss pillows here or there. Nothing wrong with some crazy prints in small doses.

1. Jenni Kayne
2. Athena Calderone
3. Aerin Lauder
4. Ali Cayne
5. Jenni Kayne
6. Jessica de Ruiter
7. Hallberg-Wiseley Designers
8. March

Hello Moto

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Madewell Terrace Dress

Madewell Terrace Dress

Moto jacket

Moto jacket and booties

Moto jacket

Outfit 1: Madewell Terrace Dress, Zara jacket, KORS Michael Kors booties, Target tights, Tory Burch 797 Clutch, Ray-Ban aviators; Outfit 2: T by Alexander Wang dress, Zara jacket, Nina Adelaide booties (c/o), Clare Vivier leopard haircalf clutch, Ray-Ban aviators

Where would my wardrobe be without moto jackets and booties? They’re modern, warm and go with just about everything. While other combos have come and gone, they’ve been a tried-and-true pairing for years — check out some throwbacks featuring a white dress and slit skirt.

Camels and Cheetahs

how to wear neutrals

how to wear neutrals

how to wear neutrals

how to wear neutrals

how to wear neutrals

Cuyana Perfect Tote (c/o), Ray-Ban Clubmaster SunglassesASOS coat, Brighton leather pants, Pickwick & Weller tee (c/o), Nine West pumps (c/o)

Sticking with the basic animals here — camels, cheetahs, cardinals. I think neutrals look chic, and I really appreciate that they shave time off my morning routine.

Although I always wished I were, I’m so not a morning person. I do sometimes plan ahead…but most weekdays once I pry myself out of bed and into the shower, I just put on neutrals in various textures and head out the door. Sometimes with a swipe of red lipstick. It’s makes me feel put together without having to spend much time deciding what to wear.

And that means a few extra minutes of sleep, checking email, shopping or Pinterest-pinning on my phone in the morning. You know, the productive things.

What’s your a.m. routine? Any go-to outfits for work?

Petal Pink

Tibi patchwork leather skirt 2

Tibi patchwork leather skirt 3

Tibi patchwork leather skirt 5

Tibi patchwork leather skirt 4

Tibi patchwork leather skirt 6

Tibi Leather Patchwork Skirt, Shawn Burke x The Podolls Necessaire Clutch, Ann Taylor Silk Camp Shirt, KORS Michael Kors booties, Ray-Ban aviators

Okay, this super pale pink shade has made its way into my last three outfit posts. I guess I’m into it! Soft, fresh and reminds me of ballerinas. Which to me (and everybody, maybe? Why ballerina-hate?) is kind of nice.

It may not have been the best move to wear silk, leather and suede on this rainy day, BUT a happy coincidence is my top matched the cherry blossoms. I’ll add it to the list of good vibes for this color.

All-White Everything

how to wear white jeans

how to wear white jeans

how to wear a white blazer

how to wear white jeans

white jeans white bag

Tibi blazer, Helmut Lang top, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote ( silicone version here), Ever jeans, Ray-Ban aviators, Loeffler Randall sandals (similar)

Crisp whites, winter white, whatever they’re called these days — I think  the fresh palette is now embraced by all year-round. The look does require some fearlessness in the face of spaghetti, inky pens and bus seats, among other things. But courage is a virtue, right?

I do love a clean, white outfit — and I’ve been pretty good about documenting all my favorites. So if you’re in the mood for some more “how to wear white” inspo, head on over.

The Trouser Pant

Joie Bannor Pants (like these too), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (have you seen the silicone version? so cool), Pickwick & Weller tee (c/o), Loeffler Randall sandals (old, this year’s style here), Ray-Ban aviators, Sweet and Spark bracelets (c/o)

Oh, I love a good trouser pant. They’re this pleasing combination of a tad baggy but still sort of classic. That’s the great thing about menswear-inspired items. They have that cool, tomboyish feel.

I finally got this pair tailored (woop! never an easy hump) and I’m so excited to wear them with crisp whites (like so) or in pink on pink combos this spring.

Stripe x Stripe

Edith Miller top (others here), Madewell Downtown Skirt (also love this one), Nine West Sosie Boots (c/o), Cuyana Perfect Tote (c/o), Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, ASOS coat

I wore this (very comfy) stripey outfit for a day of shopping for home goods. For a person who has purchased very little interior decor, I’m weirdly fond of it. It’s so much like fashion — albeit a lot more permanent and expensive.

In any case, I’m a fan of the whole process — including window shopping! This weekend I went to Summer House, this rustic paradise in Mill Valley. It’s full of oushak rugs, linen bedding and reclaimed everything. Like a chic farmhouse dream come true! Because what other dreams are there, really?

Outfit For New Year’s Eve And Beyond

For New Year’s Eve for the past two years, I’ve worn a sparkly, bodycon LBD that makes me look and feel like a disco ball. It was exactly what I’d wanted. But this year, I’ve decided to go sans sequins. I feel like mixing it up.

I’m actually looking for something cute that I could…maybe wear again after the holidays are over? Here’s an outfit I’d love to wear to ring in the New Year. A little shiny, a little print-y. And festive!

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The Red Lip

Fair Isle Leggings | Like Fresh Laundry

Fair isle leggings | Like Fresh Laundry

Fair Isle Leggings | Like Fresh Laundry

Maybelline Color Elixir lip color c/o Refinery29 and Maybelline, Madewell chambray shirt, Joie Morie Sweater (similar here on sale), J. Crew heels, Cuyana Perfect Tote (c/o)

Look, my lipstick’s so glossy! Fun, huh? Refinery29 and Maybelline asked if I wanted to try out some of the new Color Elixer #lipmagic shades. They come in a lip gloss tube but the color is saturated and rich and very satisfying.

The timing is just right because I start experimenting with more dramatic makeup when the holiday season hits. Bold lip color makes me feel more festive — and as evidenced by my fair isle crazypants, that’s how I like to feel this time of year. I’m sporting the shade “Signature Scarlet” here but “Fuchsia Flourish” is another great one. Hot pink, I’m all over it.