High-rise silhouettes are my pant style of choice these, especially when it comes to jeans. The fit is more flattering on my petite frame, really helping to elongate my legs. But it also feels modern and cool as compared to low or mid rise styles.Read More
As I’ve gotten older I have moved towards the mentality of buy less quantity and more high quality items. Cheap pieces whether clothing or accessories tend to break, rip or wear out over time. Investing in high quality pieces mean you can continue to use them season after season, year after year.Read More
Over the course of the past few years I have steadily grown my hat collection and it seems the toppers are only becoming more and more popular as the years go by. When looking to add some new hats there are definitely some different price and quality routes you can take.Read More
Leather Jacket - I am all about the investment piece for a leather jacket. It never goes out of style and more often than not you may be wearing it with fancier outfits. So pick a high quality one that will last you a lone time. Real leather also softens with wear so over time it will only get comfier and more broken in. If buying a real leather jacket is not in the budget right now, there are some affordable vegan leather options on the market. Tip - make sure the hand-feel (design term for just what it sounds like, the hand-feel) is soft and supple.
Army Jacket - I’m army jacket is the final piece that rounds out the perfect jacket collection. More casual than leather, this style pairs perfectly with feminine prints or silhouettes, adding just a hint of masculinity and toughness. This style is great from a practical perspective too, as it is easy to layer, packs up small and with many pockets. I find myself running out for errands or walking the dog with just my phone and keys, those pockets definitely come in handy! The jacket I am wearing here is actually one designed/sold by me through my shop, www.magillclothing.com - while I’m surely biased, I think it’s the perfect army jacket to add into your rotation!
Denim Jacket - My denim jacket is probably one of my most worn items since I moved to San Diego. We all know that jeans match with everything and the same goes for a denim jacket. Dress it up, dress it down. There are many different washes out there but you can’t go wrong with a simple medium wash with some distressing.
I have been collecting silk scarves for some time now and find them to be a styling secret weapon. They can add that little bit of color or print to an outfit that takes it from ho-hum to something special.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I have a handful of tops in my closet that I know I can reach for time and time again and always feel confident that I will look great in them. For some people the common thread of these items may be a silhouette but for me it’s color.Read More
When running errands a few weeks ago on a nice day I decided to wear my Susan Skirt from the new Spring Collection for Magill. Instead of going a more expected route of pairing this skirt with something girly, I put on some more casual pieces - beat up sneakers, a graphic tee and worn leather jacket.Read More
One of my favorite slightly mismatched combinations is pairing a sweater with shorts.Read More
Chambray is a fabric that truly never goes out of style, it’s a classic. Not only is it timeless, it’s seasonless, you can wear chambray year-round if styled right.Read More
As we approach a new season I am re-evaluating my beauty and self-care routine to get myself ready. Today’s post is just a quick share of what products I am using lately and why I love them!Read More
his black floral midi dress is one I re-sewed last year. It was originally a long sleeve, high neck blouse with a lace collar. I chopped off the sleeves and collar and used that fabric to create straps.Read More
I have had so many friends comment on my vintage and thrift finds saying “you find the best stuff, I need to go thrift shopping with you!”. I also have found myself with WAY too many clothing items that I don’t possibly need from all my vintage and thrift hunts. So I decided to do us all a favor and start a little shop selling some of my thrift and vintage finds to you all!Read More
hey say “what comes around goes around” and that can be applied to fashion trends. Tie-dye, once a staple of Dead Heads and summer campers is back this year and with a decidedly chicer vibe.Read More
Magill is having a sale! Wait what? If you’re a new reader you may not know about Magill Clothing or understand why I am talking about it. Let’s back up a second so I can explain exactly what this brand is.Read More
Yellow and white is the perfect color combination to jumpstart spring. I found this yellow off the shoulder top when thrift shopping last week and fell in love with this vibrant color.Read More
I went through a creative phase a couple of years ago where I was trying out different surface design and printing techniques. One technique in particular I became exceedingly interested in was bleach-dyeing.Read More
This past Saturday we made the drive out to the desert to view the Super Bloom. This winter we have received an abnormal amount of rainfall (exactly what I was hoping for when I moved to Southern California) which has resulted in the deserts blooming with greenery and flowers.Read More
Who says basics need to be boring? This simple black and white look is equal parts polished and relaxed and could easily transition from work to weekend. Not to mention it’s super comfortable…check, check, check.Read More
A couple weeks ago I flew to Arizona for a friend’s bachelorette party and snapped this photo before heading to the airport. I wanted to share since this is one of my favorite looks for traveling.Read More
Shoulder straps that feature a tie are one of the signature hallmarks of my design style. Not only do they impart a romantic and feminine attitude to a top or dress they highlight one of the most underrated yet sensual parts of the female body - the shoulder.Read More