Mis-matched sox and polka dots

I’ve never been one for sox, they are my least favorite clothing item and I can never seem to find a match. Shoes and I, on the other hand have a long history of a love affair. Lord knows my heart skipped a beat when I came across these Seychelles brand boots. Such a saucy, rich leather. “Gimme those” may have actually came out of my mouth at first sight. Just when you think that your shoe collection is well rounded‚Ķ it’s hard to say no to a good pair of boots.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetMeanwhile, everybody loves this silly cherry red polka dotted shirt I found for uber cheap at the TJ Maxx. I love it because it’s a shirt I can wear all year long that adds a bright pop of color to every outfit. Skinny jeans. Cozy sweater. Layers (because it’s freezing here in the Twin Cities).I balance out the girly-girl action with some solid gold. Grandpa’s 14k chain. Grandpa passed in 2003, his name was George and he was the bomb! I feel lucky to have this chain. My husband wears it from time to time and I do too. It’s heavy, but warm on my skin and brings back sweet memories of Gramps who was hilarious.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Topping off this outfit is the ultimate accessory, glasses. Now, these are the pair that have come to be known as, “my glasses, which nobody seems to like….” They are vintage, Rochas brand, made in Paris. Yeah. Blue lace in between clear layers. Another ‘ gimme gimme’ moment, I love to have a one of a kind piece and I love vintage. Wearing glasses is brave, it’s not for everyone. Now that I’ve debuted this supreme pair, it’s catching on. Just goes to show you, if you are true to yourself and wear things confidently, it works. It just works.

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Style // Mixed Prints


Sometimes I can’t help but break the rules a little. Prints on prints has always made me swoon, even if in the subtlest way.
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Favorite things // Berg√©re

Bergére Necklace, from our latest collection of one of a kind pieces, truly stands out as one of our favorite pieces. Outstanding layers of decadence come together in a veritable celebration of lavish style. Sleek silver chain, dazzling rhinestone marquis, and tassels play effortlessly off each other, draping the décolleté in glamour.l'avenir_holiday-46#1337_2Photos | Garrett Born // H&MU | Jen Des Lauriers // Styling | Joan Born // Model | Lydia Mae