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  1. **Sponsorship Note: Wit & Delight is a Styld.By Gap Brand Ambassador for November and December. We receive compensation to produce, style, art direct, and promote this digital content. All opinions and thoughts about the products are my own.** We have some dark and moody outfit inspiration for you today, which is fitting because it has been …

  2. I officially moved over to Europe with my husband 2 weeks ago and so far I’ve loved every minute of this experience. The “vacation” feeling hasn’t worn off yet, and I’m constantly forgetting that my phone (aka social media) even exists, which means I’m learning to live life in the moment and forget about the online …

  3. For all the years I’ve been blogging, we’ve gone relatively quiet over the holidays. And every year, we hear from readers asking us to put together some resources and buying guides. Finally, we’ve gotten our shit together! I’ve pulled together a number of holiday-focused posts for the next two weeks that serve as inspiration for parties, …

  4. **Sponsorship Note: Wit & Delight is a Styld.By Gap Brand Ambassador for November and December. We receive compensation to produce, style, art direct, and promote this digital content. All opinions and thoughts about the products are my own.** Truth: Wearing an all-quilted outfit with retro New Balance sneakers is like getting away with fashion murder. And if I’m wrong, then I …

  5. **Sponsorship Note: Wit & Delight is a Styld.By Gap Brand Ambassador for November and December. We receive compensation to produce, style, art direct, and promote this digital content. All opinions and thoughts about the products are my own.** Is that you, Gap? I would be lying to say I wasn’t pleasantly surprised after receiving samples of Gap’s holiday line. …

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  7. Every season, I update my arsenal of colorless pieces. They work with everything in my closet, which makes getting dressed in the morning easy peasy. This year, I incorporated new bedding, changed up my apothecary ritual, and even designed a ring that would fit with my very minimal approach to jewelry. Coat: COS / Ring: Kate Arends …

  8. The last month has been busier than usual because my husband and I are making a BIG move this fall from Chicago to Amsterdam for Jon’s work. I’m excited for this new adventure in Europe, but packing up your entire life is definitely no easy task. I sold all my furniture, I have boxes of clothes …

  9. **Sponsorship Note: Wit & Delight is a Hackwith Design House Brand Ambassador and receives product on a quarterly basis in exchange for coverage. All opinions and thoughts about the products are my own.** Fans of Hackwith Design House are in for a real treat this month. Lisa’s offering continues to expand, and this month she’s introducing …

  10. There’s plenty advice out there on finding your “forever” uniform. You know, the outfit you can wear for decades; your calling card of a look. For some women, it’s wearing all black. For others, it’s pearls and a sheath. For me, it’s always been a men’s dress shirt, slimming pants and a pair of flats. That, …

  11.   September is finally here and it’s my favorite month of the year – we have NY fashion week in full force, I broke out my fall sweaters last week even though the temperatures were still soaring high into the 80’s, and of course the return of the PSL (pumpkin spice latte). All good things happen …

  12. Whenever someone asks me to describe my style, I always find it difficult to answer, since my style can be dependent upon my mood. But if I must choose a description, I love to think that it’s simple and minimal at its core like one of my style crushes- Ana Kras. Over the last few years, …

  13. I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I dress, and how my style has evolved over the years. It’s always a funny and somewhat embarrassing trip down memory lane when someone breaks out the old photo albums and I see what I was wearing 5-10 years ago. Some things haven’t changed (my love for denim), …

  14. It’s crazy to think we are already half way through July.  Can you believe it? Do any of you have any fun plans for the rest of the summer? I’m actually heading off to Palm Springs next month for a relaxing vacation where my only worry is if I want to go in the pool or …

  15. I’ve finally learned my lesson to never say never. Up until a few weeks ago, I was the biggest skeptic on the revival of the Birkenstocks. I know, I know, I was being super stubborn about it. I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about until I walked into the store and decided it was finally time …

  16. It was so refreshing to discover Heinui, the project of French fashion designer Claire Pignot. Her clothing and patterns are all together charming and inventive, feminine and effortless. I’ve worn this dress a number of times this month and have had people stop me on the street to ask about it! — More about Claire Pignot: …

  17. I’ve always been particularly fond of city getaways. For urban explorers, a weekend in a new city offers a variety of sensory-driven experiences and you often come back re-inspired. The question is: can one fully experience all a city has to offer in a single day? Probably not. That’s not to say you can’t have fun …

  18. Lucky I am, to share a studio with the likes of Lisa Hackwith. When I arrive in the morning, Lisa is there. When I leave, Lisa is there. Sometimes when I come in later in the evening, or on the weekends, Lisa is there. Sketch, scheming, planning, sewing. It is inspiring to witness the nuances behind those who put …

  19. All of my dreams are about to come true next week, because I will be heading to Paris and Amsterdam for a few days!!! It has been over ten years since my last trip to Europe, so you can imagine my excitement (prepare for my over usage of the exclamation point in this post)!!! TRAVEL: Hole …

  20. Thankfully the sun is starting to make a more regular appearance these days, and that means summer is arriving soon. Huzzah! At the top of my list of things to get pronto is a pair of sunglasses. Normally, I resort to squinting-  however, this year I’m no longer allowing that to be an option. For one…..ouch it hurts …

  21. A few things I am currently loving at the moment……. LISTENING: A couple weeks ago, I discovered Sylvan Esso and became addicted right after hearing their single, Coffee. And, lucky for me, NPR released the first listen of their LP album last week. You guys, it is soooo good – I haven’t stopped playing it since. …

  22. My high school principal wore socks with his sandals every.single.day for four years, and it definitely wasn’t considered cool back then. To my surprise, I’m now rethinking this whole concept. My love for socks doesn’t stop short when paired with sandals, heels and boots are invited to join this “party” as well. To be fair, if …

  23. The people who rallied urban hipsters and shoved them into the national spotlight are making their foray into apparel. Kinfolk saw overnight success in 2011 by creating a polarizing narrative around what it means to come together around a table, and they’re applying that same focused lens to basic apparel. “Ouur’s range of apparel is made using textiles …

  24. Truth be told: I’m not a photogenic person. I’ve got decades of evidence to support this statement, starting with my very first portrait taken at the hospital. This image marks a phase in my life when I looked exactly like a mini Yoda. Thanks for pointing that out, Mom and Dad. But really, the camera causes …

  25. I’ve found my favorite dress for this Spring – the white shirtdress! It is a classic staple that every woman should own. What’s great is that it’s easy to dress up or down and comes in a variety of lengths (loving the longer version).  You can wear it alone or use it as a canvas to …

  26. One can never have too many little black bras. Row 1: 1 | 2 | 3 Row 2: 1 | 2 | 3 Row 3: 1 | 2 | 3 Row 4: 1 | 2 | 3 Row 5: 1 | 2 | 3

  27. An introduction to Trout Rainwear couldn’t be more fitting on a day like today in Minneapolis. It is raining cats and dogs outside, and quite frankly, a water-proof coat is necessary for city living. While the Burberrys and London Fogs of the world have given us timeless rainy day wears, it is still difficult to find …

  28. For whatever reason, I’ve always gravitated towards shades of whites, greys, and blacks when it came to my personal style. I added warmth through textural fabrics, wood and gold accents, and I created focal points with bold patterns and purposeful pops of color. My apartments have certainly reflected this sensibility, but I have a feeling my …

  29. I think it’s about time I invest in either a neutral or colorful pantsuit. This look immediately makes you appear like you’re a woman on a mission (even if you aren’t on your way to a REALLY important meeting). And my favorite way to style the pantsuit is to pair it with a graphic tee, which …

  30. I’m on a spending freeze right now, but that means I can dream a little longer about what to spend those hard-earned dollars on. Can you believe that little lamp is only $49 right now? Someone go buy it for me. In my shopping cart: diptyque ‘Soothing’ Lip Balm / YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis Glossy …

  31. Remember the fashion “rule” that declared we couldn’t wear white after Labor Day? Good for us for kicking fashion “faux pas” silliness out the window, and proudly wearing our white all year round without a blink of an eye. I happen to wear my all white ensemble no matter the scenario or season (backyard bbq, fancy …

  32. Flowing basics with edgy cuts. Shaina Mote makes clothing for the cool and the effortless.

  33. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to inherit a vintage Hermes scarf. And, since it is my most prized possession in my closet, you bet I have worn that thing in every way possible (headscarf, neck-scarf, around my wrist, as a belt – I’ve done it all.) Which brings me to my point on …

  34. I realize I am admitting my love for what is commonly referred to as “mom” jeans. However, I gotta’ be honest the 90’s hold some of my favorite memories (Biz Markie or Fresh Prince/DJ Jazzy Jeff anyone?). So, I am fully supportive of anything that gives a nod to nostalgia. Before you rush to any judgment, …

  35. Just because…peach is pretty. One: Lace Bra / Two: Alexander Wang Bag / Three: Two Tone Sweater / Four: Triangle Studs / Five: Ray Ban Aviators in Rose / Six: Revlon Lipgloss / Peach Linen Throw

  36. The bikini has never been a topic I’ve spent much time thinking about. Maybe it’s because I’m from the northern part of the country, or because I feel like a rotisserie chicken when I lay out.  But when I saw this cute alternative to the string bikini at Nordstrom, I began to think about beachwear differently. …

  37. ‘Tis the season for wearing a million layers, and no winter wardrobe is complete without a few scarves, right?  I wear my favorites religiously (mainly for warmth not style points); however, I haven’t quite mastered the art of how to tie my scarf (other than throw it on and walk out the door.) And, I always …

  38. Incredibly lovely work by the talented Brian Ferry, for Shop Anasie FW ’13.

  39. I’m excited to introduce my first style contributor to Wit & Delight, Alecia Zasiebida! Alecia runs the lifestyle blog Likes of Us and has incredible eye. Alecia and I have fun history- we worked together on her wedding invitations! We’ve become internet friends since then, and I’m excited for what she has in store for you …

  40. It has been an absolute pleasure helping Hackwith Design House release pieces for their Spring ’14 collection this month. Today, the Marlowe Jumper is available at 9am CST. Honestly, only Lisa Hackwith could make this silhouette sexy. She’s incredible. The neckline is what makes this piece: delicate and feminine, a nice contrast to the roomy fit …

  41. Bridge & Burn‘s Fall ’14 collection couldn’t be more appealing right now. I’m itching for balmy 50 degree temperatures, and it looks like the weather was just perfect the day these photos were taken. Shot by Cara Denison at Detroit Lake, a forest-ringed canyon reservoir nestled in the Cascade Mountains between Bend and Salem, this is …

  42. There’s never been a better time to be four-eyed. Optical frames are available in just about every stylish option you could imagine, and most likely, you’re enjoying this trend by switch styles on the regular. But if you’re anything like me, you’re still searching for that perfect pair. If you can relate to the former, I envy …

  43. Give me all the things from Anaise.

  44. Everything about MARCH products… … the website Behomm, an incredible invitation-only house swap community for creatives… …graphic pillows by Leah Singh… …the Levi’s Made & Crafted SS14 Lookbook, created in partnership with Brooklyn surfing publication, WAX Magazine. (They just launched, e-comm, too!)… …this over-grown lookbook from Plante Clothing… …and Cuyana’s Lean Closet Movement.

  45. Bridgette. Audrey. Françoise. Jane. There’s something so classic about loafers on women. While they’re not at the top of the editor’s lists right now, penny loafers are still one of my favorite ways to introduce a little masculinity into your army of staple closet items. Plus, they’re a great swap for the ever-popular smoking flat. I …

  46. Now, if I could just get this model’s bone structure…. Joie S/S ’14 via Style.com

  47. I know there are haters out there, but LONG LIVE TURTLENECKS. And mock turtlenecks, too! But then you go and add an oversized white shirt underneath, and I’m thinking “this look is so Meg Ryan in ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and I want to be her.” I don’t really know if that’s completely accurate (the You’ve Got …

  48. Photos for the W&D feature on Gap’s Styld.By blog, taken by Melissa Oholendt / Hat & Coat available at Parc Boutique.

  49. ** Congratulations to Samantha Simmons! She’s the winner of the TopShop Givaway! Have a great time in London, and thank you all for participating and for your patience! I really enjoyed participating with you. Until next time!

  50. Super late to the party here, but I just have to say it: this Oyster x New Balance photo set is awesome. Women’s New Balance shoes are my sneaker-of-the-moment. Shop all their style here. I want to go run around a playground now.

  51. There hasn’t been a collaboration I’ve been this exciting about (aside from Philip Lim for Target)… in years. The Isabel Marant for H&M launch party is tonight in Paris, and from what I can tell, we’re getting all the trademark looks from my favorite fashion designer. Bits of feminine flare, with a hard (but not too …

  52. Airy, earthy, understated: Kieley Kimmel.

  53. It’s finally happening! Madewell is opening their doors in the shopping mall of all shopping malls: Mall of America. In a few weeks, yours truly will be hosting the grand opening party on October 8th. I’ll be at the store from 6-9pm, ready mingle and do a little styling with their lovely selection of fall merchandise. …

  54. Readers, say hello to Hackwith Design House. This small, Minneapolis-based studio is somewhat of an obsession of mine, and if I’m being honest, this post feels like sharing one of my best-kept secrets with you all. In short, I think you’re going to like what Lisa Hackwith, the woman behind the clothing, is all about. Hand-selected …

  55. Let’s talk denim for a little bit, shall we? A wardrobe must-have, I divide my denim into two camps: selvedge and stretch. While I love my selvedge denim for all the reasons it’s great (quality materials, fade, fit, and color), sometimes a girl needs jeans that are a little more… comfortable. But what we give up …

  56. We’re about half way through H&M’s “50 States of Fashion” campaign. Have you guys shopped their site yet? I took this skirt home with me, and I’ve worn it 3 times already. And if you haven’t entered the “50 States of Fashion” giveaway, there’s still time. Sweater from Hello Apparel, shoes by Birkenstock (I wasn’t kidding), …

  57. We’ve had the most spectacular weather the past few days, with temps in the 60’s in the mornings, 70’s during the day, and 50’s at night. I’ll keep the shorts near by, but my go-to fall sweaters are starting to make an appearance as we creep towards September. And yes, I’m a proponent of Birkenstocks… even …

  58. Hear, hear! H&M has finally launched their online shop. From the few hours I’ve spent perusing the site, I can tell you it’s going to be my preferred method of shopping with them. H&M’s selection in Minnesota has been a little lack-luster compared to larger cities like New York, LA, and San Fran, so I’m excited …

  59. SO GOOD. A Piece Apart. Via Scout Holiday.

  60. I KNOW. I’m totally jumping the gun on fall clothing, BUT the cool morning temperatures have me thinking about the jacket I’ve been coveting since February: The Track Parka by Pierrepont Hicks. It’s unisex, the fit is amazing, and it’s American made. While I’ve got Pierrepont Hicks on the brain, here are a few other items …

  61. How good is Sunday Somewhere? Very good. I want the Matarhari style in both colors!! I’m also really into the styles below. Take a look for yourself!

  62. I’m always curious to get a peek into the studio spaces that house small brands. Case in point, Danish brand: Storm and Marie. Love their easy, relaxed space! Also, YES TO SNEAKERS AND LONG SKIRTS. That’s all.

  63. Yes to this. Homecore ETE 13.

  64. Four pieces from Another Feather that are calling my name. Really liking the mid-arm cuff.

  65. Airwair, people. Airwair. Dr Martens | Coat | Glasses | Bag | Jeans

  66. Elise Joseph’s jewelry collection has always been covetable, and it is no surprise that the collaboration between her and Christine Young of Young Frankk is a hit. The brass cuff is the third limited-edition product to launch for Pennyweight Goods and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Elise and Christine, you two make a great …

  67. When first introduced to the incredible work of Ina Grau last year, I knew it wouldn’t be the last time the name would arise in conversation. Founded by Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez and Crystal Quinn, the Minneapolis-based boutique shoe company produces handmade limited-edition shoes, crafted in both Colombia and the United States. The cross culture influence is …

  68. Céline really killed it this year, sending out a plethora of coats, knee length sheath jumpers, platform ankle boots, and dramatic mock turtleneck knits onto the runway. Highlights included a dress/jacket piece that can be worn much like a straitjacket. And i like it. via Vouge

  69. Pack a tiny suitcase full of black clothes. More here, via Christine Young

  70. The hotness of Norse Projects and the legacy of Pro Keds came together for a truly classic line of sneakers. Details from their press release: “Norse Projects is proud to announce a partnership with iconic footwear brand, Pro-Keds. In a capsule collection featuring a re-worked Pro-Keds Royal Master, Norse Projects present a stripped down version in 3 …

  71. Looks like I’ll be trying Warby Parker again…. The Hayworth Collection looks fan-freakin-tastic. <br> Photos by Justin Chung, via GQ

  72. Interesting things happening at No.6 .

  73.   Details and campaign shots for Margaret Howell SS 2013.

  74. Loving the palette of neutrals, hunter green and orangey red in the Karen Walker show. Will be emulating that stat.

  75.   Gender-neutral minimalism. I’m telling you. Via style.com

  76. This post was created for Minnesota Monthly’s TC Style Blog Did you catch the Grammy’s last night? The award show that’s been known for spectacular displays of raunchy fashion faux-pas and wardrobe malfunctions decided to enforced a strict dress code this year. The “proper coverage” of “problematic areas” were outlined in an email that made the …

  77. Gryphon Fall 2013 is BRINGING. IT. Hello rumpled khaki overalls, work boots, slip on flats, baseball caps and exposed ankles. YES TO ALL OF THAT.    

  78. What UP, St. Paul? Last Sunday it was undoubtedly NorthernGRADE. Dahlia Brue, Kate Smith and myself hit up the menswear pop-up event and boy- was it hoppin’. I’d like to say first, as a heterosexual female, I was not mad about the plethora of finely dress men at this event. Not at all. Secondly, it was exciting to …

  79. Marayam Nassir Zadeh, I just can’t. Best e-commerce store out there. HANDS DOWN. Here are their new arrivals.

  80. I had the pleasure of hanging with the hot ladies at Parc Boutique a few weeks ago for their social media meet n’ greet. Every time I walk in Parc I leave with fantastic staple pieces that have just the right kind of twist to them. Here are the 4 items I can’t get enough of …

  81. I really like how Officine General hints at it’s heritage, rather than leading with it. Clean, simple, wearable. Also… easy on the eyes. via A Continuous Lean

  82. I’m getting in the spirit of things for NorthernGRADE this Sunday by posting a few menswear collections, in addition to shoppable clothing, products and accessories both genders will enjoy. Up first: A.P.C Fall 2013. via style.com

  83. If you follow W&D on Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed my “Ladies With Style” pinboard isn’t always about the ensemble. There’s a certain kind of attitude, uniqueness, strength and vulnerability in these women I that I find really inspiring. Here are a few of my current favorites. Set One: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Set …

  84. All of the things she wants, none of the things she needs. Still, I’d love to upgrade my basics with these classics. Acne Studio Sweater | Tsumori Chisato Knit Cape Jacket | MOTHER Denim in Cream | RETROSUPERFUTURE Lucia Frames | BOTTEGA VENETA Leather knee boots | Étoile Isabel Marant Sweater (now sold out) | Isabel …

  85. Toothy wool and sleek silk, clean lines and classic stlying. Perret Schaad Fall 2013 Ready To Wear. Via Style.com

  86. Come on Spain, give us a little of this goodness. Plz, thx.

  87. It’s that time of year, when NorthernGRADE makes an appearance in the Twin Cities. NorthernGRADE is a Men’s Pop-Up Market created to celebrate American-made originals from the heartland. While primairly focused on menswear, Wit & Delight is heading to the event to see what the ladies can take away from it. After all, femininity is defined …

  88. Meet the The Kooples. While this French brand is sure to hit the US in a BIG way, they’ve quietly opened shop in a few Bloomingdale’s stores in NYC and NJ. From featuring real-life couples in their ads (can I get an AWWWWWW), to their sporty unisex aesthetic, The Kooples brand delivers on style that’s upscale, …

  89. These images of Lake Bell shot for Oyster have been circulating Pinterest and Tumblr this week and they’re fantastic. Three cheers for smart, beautiful women who thrive in Hollywood by marching to the beat of their own drum. Read her interview here.

  90. And I’ll be copying this outfit. Hello, head to toe plaid. Photos by We Wore What?

  91. Carven is everything. Images c/o Style.com

  92. This post was written for Minnesota Monthly’s TC Style Blog: Mark my words, 2013 will bring the return of minimalism to mainstream fashion. While ever present on the runway year after year thanks to minimalist powerhouses such as Jil Sander, Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein, finding unembellished clothing from mass retailers has proven to be …

  93. Him: Blacks, on grays, on blacks. Her: Burgundy coat, crisp white shirt, iconic glasses, high waisted jean.   Sean Sullivan Photo by William Yan via Impossible Cool Jess Blanch Photo by Vanessa Jackman

  94. Did a lil’ guest post for Bri while she is in Australia for Blogshop. Why not wear velvet jeggings to a holiday party? Dresses, optional. Links here.

  95. The French women’s apparel and accessoires line Sessùn plays with pattern and conservative silhouettes in the best kind of way. Shop their garb at ASOS.com.

  96. Have you guys heard of Bridge & Burn? They’re a Portland, OR based men’s and women’s apparel label, producing clean, classic, and approachable clothes that can go just about anywhere. And yep, that’s me and my mug in their fantastic Wool Erie Coat! Get excited, because I’m really excited about what Bridge & Burn is doing. …

  97. Sock it to ya. Winter footwear can be a bit monotonous, especially when you live in a part of the country that remains frozen for a good portion of the year. Socks, while often the least exciting accessory, can be an excellent way to add a little spunk to a look. In fact, menswear embraces fun socks …

  98. In no particular order, a few items that I’ve been oogling. Because leather gym shorts are really practical, too. 1. KELLY BERGIN, Perforated leather shorts, $175 2. TOPMAN, ‘Birdseye’ Pompom Beanie, $24 3. ALEXANDER WANG – Soft leather wallet, $344 4. Oasap, Oversized Lapels Tweed Coat $69 5. Uniform Wares, 250 Series Steel Wristwatch, $630 6. …

  99. Generally, menswear tends to take itself pretty seriously. So it’s always nice to see a little playfulness happening with ties and accessories. These ties are screen printed with viynl in Brooklyn and handmade in New York City. By Vulpin NYC, for $60. Available here.

  100. Lucky for me, the female footwear fetish has resulted in countless styles at affordable prices. If my budget doesn’t allow for the must-have style of stiletto, boot or sandal, there are plenty of mid-tier options that are just as stylish. For men, it’s more of a challenge. There are plenty of cool, inexpensive options for guys …