The Modern Girls Guide

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this great new site called The Politesse. It’s the modern girls guide too all those etiquette questions and those socially perplexing situations that we all wonder about …but maybe are too scared to ask. With categories like “Language vs Slanguage”  and “What You Didn’t Learn in Home Ec” and “This Happened” this site is no Emily Post. It’s a hilarious take on very practical knowledge, plus the images the use are just priceless. Some of my favorite post have to be “The Art of Salary Negotiations” that were accompanied by visuals of Lil Wayne making it rain and a very seasonally appropriate post “Coachella Do’s and Don’ts” and post about the fine line between following up after a job interview and stalking. Can’t find the answer to your etiquette question, submit your queries to the ladies of The Politesse for a quick answer to your problems.
xo -P-

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Coachella | Nancy & Pauline Pack It Up for the Desert

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It’s just about time for Coachella Weekend 2. And unlike this past weekend where Pauline and I watched it all happen on Instagram, this weekend we’ll finally be there. Denim, a touch of fringe, swimsuits, sunnies, a little tie-dye, maybe even a little Kate Bosworth inspo and too many shoes (per usual)…here’s what I’m packing away for our festival fun. The desert awaits! xo N

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1. ULLA JOHNSON| Dita Sleeveless Jumpsuit
2. IRO | Hole-Detailed Clay T-Shirt
3. ILLESTEVA | Leonard II Sunglasses
4. RAQUEL ALLEGRA | Tie-Dye Easy Pant
5. ZARA | Printed T-Shirt with Tie Waist
6. NARS | Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya
7. ZARA | Studio Top with Front Slit with HUDSON | Denim Shorts
8. MALIA MILLS| Floral Jacquard Juliette Top with Graphic Jacquard Low Rider Bottoms
9. WILRED | Beaudry Blouse
10. FIORENTINI & BAKER | Ankle Boots
11. GIORIGIO ARMANI | Maestro Liquid Summer
12. DEBORAH LIPPMANN| Flowers in Her Hair
13. RAQUEL ALLEGRA | Tie-Dye Belted Tunic Dress
14. *Left to Right: Zara Sandals (available in store only)
SEE BY CHLOE | Ankle Strap Flat Sandals
VINCE | Elise Espadrille Flat Sandal
REBECCA MINKOFF | Santana Sandal

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Nancy and I can’t wait to hit the desert and see some sunshine and some music! I think having been bombarded with “How to Dress for Festival Season” emails the  past weeks I am having festival dressing backlash. I am opting for easy and sporty pieces in monochromatic black and white to really set off my rose hair. While I may feel a little covered up in my mens Nike Tee ( that i have made into a boxy crop top)…I think that Dri-Fit technology will really be keeping me cool. More on the flipside xo -P-

 

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1. OSKLEN | Knit Jersey Dress, no longer available…similar style from Osklen
2. CHANEL | Nail Polish in Delight
3. ALEXANDER WANG | Brenda Chain Shoulder Bag from The Real Real
4. ZARA | Mini Skort & NIKE | Dri-Fit Men’s Tee
5. H&M | Twill Tassel Tunic & MADEWELL | High Riser Skinny Skinny in White
6. BENEFIT COSMETICS | Dream Screen Matte Finish SPF 45
7. TOO FACED COSMETICS | Milk Chocolate Matte Bronzer
8. TARGET STRAW CAPS | No longer available…similar style at Forever 21 & NEW ERA |Mets Cap
9. NIKE | Black Roshe Run
10. Frankie Goes To Hollywood Tee
11. BAIN DE SOLEIL | Mega Tan SPF & Self Tanner
12. BIRKENSTOCKS | Monterey Sandal
13. PROENZA SCHOULER | Large Backpack
14. Top to Bottom
GIORGIO ARMANI | No Longer Available…similar style from Armani
SEE EYEWEAR | No Longer Available…similar style at See Eyewear
ILLESTEVA | Leonard II Striped Sunglasses
SPITFIRE  | No Longer Available…similar style from Spitfire
15. WOOD WOOD | Indian Hill Silk Trench Coat
16. BARNEY’S | Basic Dress Shirt & ZARA | Loose Short

 

 
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Splurge Alert: Iced Leaves

When I first stumbled upon Anita Ko‘s 18k rose gold Double Leaf Ring at New York specialty boutique, warm, it caught my eye, to say the least. I wasn’t surprised to hear it was Anita’s, since the LA-based designer has become known for her contemporary sparklers…and for good reason. I’ve always had a thing for leaf jewelry, since my mother gave me her vintage gold-dipped leaf pendant – but this piece was next level and iced to the max.  If you have some money to burn, this just may be the thing to splurge on.  xN
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MAGIC CARPET RIDE

My husband and I bought our apartment almost 3 years ago now, since then it has been a constant work on progress on the decoration front. Rather than do it all at once we have slowly worked on the place piece by piece…so I am always on the look out for new home things. I some how stumbled upon this beautiful brand of dhurrrie rugs called Oyyo.

Founded in 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden the designers have been working on bringing us the finest woven rugs since then. I love that they blend together time-tested weaving techniques with contemporary design motifs and color palette. All the rugs are handwoven  by craftspeople in India’s Blue City, Jodhpur and are made of organic cotton and dyed with vegetable dyes from local plants. The company plans to release one or two new, limited-edition products per year—not just rugs, but furniture and accessories.Can’t wait to see what else they will have in store for us! For now ….what color way to pick for the house!

xo -P-

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PRINT ME ALL OVER

It’s no secret I love my prints, so when I discovered PRINT ME ALL OVER (PAOM) I about died. From the brilliant minds behind JF & Son, PRINT ALL OVER ME is a collaborative community and a space for collecting- offering a collection of ‘blank’ objects each season that can be digitally printed with any print or photo you desire-You can even print your Instagram photos. This season they offer everything from a backpack and Bomber Jacket to a shift dress and curtains. Choose an object, upload your design, and receive your custom printed piece in 2-4 weeks. If you like you can even share your design to sell in the PAOM store, and don’t forget to check out the colourful collabs from the many creatives that have teamed up with PAOM.

Here are some of my print inspiration and favourite styles from PAOM. Yours, C

THE BOTANICAL SET
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THE NICOLAS BURROWS SHIRT
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THE MARBLE SUIT
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