florals

Monday, February 20, 2017

Taken by Karissa Bowers in collaboration with These Days

Met up recently with the lovely Karissa Bowers to shoot three outfits! This first look was shot at the adorable Cafe Madeline in South Park, which used to be my frequent stop for paninis on Sunday mornings. Let me tell you that shooting with Karissa was so easy! You never know how smoothly things are going to go especially if it's with a photographer you haven't met before. The two of us met off Instagram, and you can see her account here. 

I've had this dress from Forever 21 for such a long time but never got around to wearing it. It's such a cute print but the way the dress is constructed in the sleeves doesn't allow you to raise your arms...at all. So, not good for every day wear but good for a photoshoot! 






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adornmonde favorites

Friday, February 17, 2017


I love finding new jewelry brands online. An approachable price point with beautiful designs? I'm in! All these pieces are beautiful, and although I have featured all gold/rose gold versions, most are offered in silver as well. 



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pattern review: alexandria peg trousers

Wednesday, February 15, 2017



Pants are hard. Pants are scary. Will they fit? Will they rip while I'm wearing them? Only time will tell. I will say that I am in love with my Alexandria Peg Trousers! Paired them with an Express sweater, Everlane loafers, & my A.P.C. Half Moon bag.


First order of business in tackling this project was fabric selection. I turned to trusty Mood Fabrics and ordered this beautiful black polyester crepe by Rag & Bone. Yeah you read that right. I made my own pants out of Rag & Bone produced fabric. Isn't sewing the best? It showed up on my doorstep just as described and is as lovely as I hoped it would be.

I cut these pants based off of the finished garment size which was very helpful. Had I gone off of my actual hip measurement, it would have dropped me into a size that would have been way too large. Very happy that they fit!!


I generally followed the directions except for how they joined the crotch seam. The pattern calls for dropping one leg inside another. I must have been having a moment because when I tried this method I ended up with backward pockets. I'm not sure what was going on but I just joined the seam right sides together, no tricks.

This pattern sews up very quickly, I think the longest part was joining the waistband. This was difficult in this fabric because I couldn't get the fabric to press at all! I suppose that was my only qualm with the fabric, but it felt more like a personal issue. 



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neiman marcus trend preview

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Every season Neiman Marcus is kind enough to welcome me to their Trend Preview. It's a great time with food & fashion, what more could you ask for! These were a few of my favorite shots from the day. Some of my favorites were this Chloe dress, Fendi heels, and Valentino heels. Even though most of what I see at these previews I can't afford, I love attending because I love to see the construction of designer pieces up close. I find it very inspiring and hope to make garments of such high quality! Huge thanks to Neimans, can't wait for net season!




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pink and burnt orange marlborough

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Another day another bra. What can I say. This is my staple bra to sew and I love it! I can sew this one up so fast now its crazy. This lace is so pretty and it's my new favorite bra! It's listed as pink/red but I think it leans more towards a burnt orange than red. I skipped the top stitching because I didn't have matching thread. This makes the insides a little less neat but totally still wearable. I have so much of this lace left over (it's quite wide) so hopefully I can make a foam version soon!



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my new staple watch

Friday, January 27, 2017


Mixing high and lows is one of my favorite things do to. Got this Olivia Burton watch as a birthday gift and I can tell you that I will be wearing it everyday! I plan on pairing it with this ring from Madewell ($22) and earrings that I found for $1.99 at a random store at the mall. Dainty pieces are my favorite!




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new years eve snapshots

Monday, January 23, 2017


I find that shooting content at night is the hardest thing to do, and an instant camera always make that task easier. These were shot with my Instax Wide. Although the film is expensive, there is something so fun about using an analog device! I suppose it's because it feels more "spur of the moment". On the flip side, you obviously shouldn't go shutter happy which we are all so used to with out cellphones. So here are some snapshots from my New Years Eve in a jumpsuit that I had been dying to wear. Currently thinking that I'm going to need five more jumpsuits. 




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