I am guilty of overpacking on more than one occasion, but I’ve also been known to pack just the perfect amount of stuff for a trip so that everything gets worn - nothing more, nothing less. That is the packing sweet spot.Read More
It’s summer and there’s nothing like yellow on those hot, sunny days. Yellow is a fairly controversial color it seems, many people dislike wearing it. I think there are some bright saturated yellows that don’t work with every skin tone, but if you go for a shade on either side of that - darker mustard or paler lemon - it’s actually quite flattering. I especially like light yellow to show off a summer glow.Read More
Given the multitude of ways you can wear your denim jacket there is no reason to limit your closet to just one. I have two that I rotate between and love them both.Read More
If there’s any print that screams “summer” it’s a tropical one. The pattern once relegated to vacation dads or trips to Hawaii has made it’s way to the fashion scene.Read More
The desert atmosphere and the vintage aesthetic of Palm Springs makes for a perfect place to wear soft but festive colors. This top was one I snagged at Salvation Army. I took out the shoulder pads, rolled up the sleeves and voila - a pastel tropical shirt.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I got all my supplies together and spent an afternoon dying in my backyard. One of the fabrics I tested out was a white cotton bastiste, which is a lightweight plain weave fabric. For this fabric I did the traditional rubber band tie method and submerged the entire thing into a fuchsia pink dye bath.Read More
Tropical prints are definitely not a year-round type of style, but that doesn’t mean you can only wear them when the weather reaches 90 degrees. The secret really is in the styling and pairing these bright florals with pieces that are darker and more substantial.Read More
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