Equal parts styling and beautiful basics have me loving La Garconne's new in-house collection. I'm working on simplifying my life as we prepare for the baby, with my closet being number one on the list. Wanting to return to a more streamlined wardrobe has been in the works for a while, but now it is a necessity.
This doesn't mean I'm giving up pretty pieces! To be honest I've spent more money on clothing in the last two months for when I'm no longer pregnant than I have maternity clothing (thank you awesome auctions and sales). So far I've only bought two dresses and a few sized up tops from the thrift store to fit my ever expanding belly. But I've always favored pieces that stood on their own and clean lines, so those are the items I'll be shopping for in the future.
I already own a few similar pieces to the ones above so I'm going to steal some of the styling ideas. A vintage white silk shift dress will be layered over a long sleeve dark tee, and a silky white skirt will be paired with a chunky knit sweater (maybe the Maline one in the 3rd picture). I'm really wanting a pair of straight leg crop jeans like the Artist ones, so those are going on my new wish list as well. And a 90's nude slip dress might be getting a turtleneck topping.
My style as of late has been about minimalist, easy pieces made from natural fabrics. This hasn't been the easiest thing to find in stores, but this little skirt has all the right elements. The casual shape, sharp black trim, and silk fabric make for a very attractive package. Madewell, $88
Whenever I'm in New York I always try to stop by John Derian, which means I spend a lot of time sighing over his collection of Hugo Guinness paintings and prints. J.Crew posted their spring lookbook this morning and I was delighted to see that the darling! sweater is actually a collaboration with Hugo, and in cashmere no less. J.Crew, $398
I've been on the hunt for the perfect silver heel, but a pair of flats caught my eye this morning. I wish they were a little closer to the $150 mark, but they could be my go to flat for fall. J.Crew, $188
This image has been hanging out in my inspiration folder for a while now. I like the entire room, but the sleek lines and shiny surface of the dresser is what stuck with me. I made a mental note to keep my eye out for something similar, preferably vintage.
That was a year ago, and still haven't found anything. Then I spotted the new mirrored Malm dresser at Ikea last weekend. I think it was $300, but I can't find it on the website to confirm. The price seems expensive, as it isn't really mirrored but more of a foil finish material.
Here's another pic of it from the 2013 catalog. I'm on the fence, so right now it will just hang out on my wishlist.