Posts Categorized: style

Life in a Capsule: An Interview with Nubby Twiglet

When I opened up the suggestion box a few months ago, many of you asked for capsule-wardrobe guidance. How do you keep your looks fun and interesting if you’re working with a small group of well-loved and well-edited pieces? I feel a bit ill-equipped to answer this one myself, as someone who relishes a large and varied wardrobe, so I asked the amazing Nubby Twiglet if I could get her input instead.

A talented graphic designer and artist, Nubby has fabulous taste in clothing, yet generally confines her purchases to items that are black, white, and red. She definitely throws in some other bold hues, multicolored pieces, and accents on occasion, but if you’ve been reading her blog for long, you’ll see that her core wardrobe is simple, elegant pieces in those three iconic shades. read more

This Week I Love …

Sundance style.

Most of the bloggers I read worship the J.Crew and Anthropologie stylings, and pull looks right from the catalogs. And while I definitely have a pages from both in my inspiration binder, when I try to recreate the outfits I end up looking bizarre. No, really. I have one J.Crew outfit in my binder – a floral blazer over a cardi over a tank with 15 necklaces on top and a pair of cargos. I have all of those things. And when I put them on together, I look like a deranged toddler who has raided her mom’s wardrobe. read more

Reader Request: Hairstyles that Match Personal Styles

How to pick a hairstyle that works with your personal style

Lovely reader Anne had this hairy query:

I’m in the midst of trying to find a hairstyle that suits me and it occurs to me that this might be a great topic for your blog. The relationship between hair and clothing. I don’t know about you, but I find that if my hair doesn’t look it’s best, or it is a ponytail vs. wear-long day it will affect how I dress. I think that’s why I have been having so much trouble finding a hairstyle I love since I feel like it has to go with my wardrobe. read more