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  1. I’ll tell you what I want. Any one of these head-to-toe outfits from MiH Jeans. The good news: they’re hosting a giveaway that could give you just that. Enter here to take a shot at the prize, and check out their hot pre-fall lookbook here. The giveaway closes this Friday, so get over there, stat.

  2. I was so excited when one of my favorite retailers, Club Monaco, invited W&D to participate in their monthly Style Muse series. Their August line is all about mixing and matching basics with contrasting patterns, so each of us wore an outfit showing off how they could be combined. What I love most about this line …

  3. Earthy, elegant and exceptionally made, you can’t go wrong with one of Alexis Russell’s jewelry designs. I was first introduced to Alexis’ work while doing an engagement ring roundup for Esty and her style and aesthetic remains top-of-mind when giving recommendations for unique engagement rings and men’s wedding bands. Alexis Russell’s designs go beyond distinct bridal …

  4. Say “Hello” to the one and only Mrs P Hicks. From women’s shoes to home accessories, Mrs P Hicks produces killer american-made luxury goods with personality. This summer I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Katherine McMillan, the creative director behind both Mrs P Hicks and the utlra-cool men’s tie brand Pierrepont Hicks. Let me …

  5. For years, Refinery29 has been a top resource for sharing unique and special brands. It only seems natural they’d launch a totally different shopping experience with R29 Shops. R29 Shops brings you premier deals on extra special products ranging from exclusive R29 products, artwork, vouchers towards e-retail stores, skincare lines, even pressed juices, all for a …

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  7. Mohawk General Store is so spot on. Having a pretty huge sale right now, too. Check it!

  8. Every once and while I find a new jewelry designer that I truly obsess over. The current obsession is Sarah Murphy, the Austin-based designer behind Hey Murphy. Sarah brings gold chains, weighty rocks, rough gems, and brightly colored beads together to make stop-in-your-tracks statement pieces that don’t scream “statement necklace”. Her range is huge, showing she’s …

  9. loving the color, pattern and texture of these leather goods from blackbird and the owl. available for purchase on etsy.

  10. Happy Monday all! We’re kicking off this week with an extra special W&D discount at Steven Alan! Many of you had problems with the free shipping code a few weeks ago, and they were kind enough to offer W&D readers 15% off their entire purchase. The discount is good starting July 2nd through July 5th. Use …

  11. I bet you didn’t know you needed a pompom headband, did you? Me neither, until I saw a few preview photos of the brand new Ship & Shape Summer Lookbook. The collaborative online shop continues to hit it out of the park this season, proving they’re one of the most unique shops on the ‘nets. Ship …

  12. I’ll take one of everything, Pour Porter! Loving how they’ve styled the SS ’12 Look Book by suspending pieces by fishing wire. So clever.

  13. Built by Wendy Sp ’12 is all about classic pieces with a contemporary touch. Casual, wearable and comfortable!

  14. These printed carry-all bags by A.B.P. are so hot. Loving the bold patterns by Ryan Parker. via Mrs. French

  15. Temps will be climbing into the 90s this weekend and Minnesotans know that steamy weather means boating season. Lake culture is a big part of the summer here and I’m so excited to get some R&R out on the water. My provisions for this season: tank tops, wavy hair, sporty bikinis, good reads, cold beers and …

  16. Some have called Burberry’s pre collection formulaic, but what’s not to like about classic, wearable staples? I really loved this collection. Images from Style.com

  17. I am all about this look from Of A Kind. Need those chambray shorts asap. The look: Shorts | Studs | Sweater | Shoes

  18. Because you can never have too many. I’m currently coveting these beauties: Gold Sandals | Wedge | Suede Platform | Mint Loafers |Black Platforms | Baha Neon Sandal | Gold Superga |  Snakeskin Sandal | 3.1 Phillip Lim Sandal  | Chloe Flats  What styles are you wearing this season?

  19. The Notting Hill-based shop Couverture and The Garbstore brings the best independent designers to their carefully curated online store. A quick visit to their stock list will introduce a handful of international talent. I need that Ace & Jig cotton maxi like woah.

  20. Four-eyed since the 3rd grade, eyewear has been my staple accessory long before stilettos and statement necklaces. When oversized frames waltzed into trendy-ville, my inner nerd jumped for joy. In fact, the resurgence of bold eyewear has brought a huge range of styles, colors and shapes to play with. I had the chance to try out …

  21. At the top of my wish list: Seattle-based Lambs Ear Shoes. via Miss Moss & Texturism

  22. I don’t know how you do it. Season after season, you create looks that speak to both the girly-girl and tomboy inside of me. Thanks for giving me the courage (and vaildation) to let both of those girls hang out together. When you mixed beanie hats with frilly dresses, my heart nearly exploded! I’m totally with …

  23. One of my favorite retailers ASOS.com asked me to participate in a little style feature to kick-start summer. A few bloggers and myself picked out a dress and styled it in our own way. Check out all the looks here. You can also shop what we’re wearing, and enter to win some great prizes, like a …

  24. Oh denim, how I love thee. A true staple in my wardrobe, I can always count on my favorite pair of jeans. Alas, my very favorite pair, which I got deeply discounted from Gap, have seen better days. Thankfully I stumbled upon London-based MiH Jeans a few weeks ago. Let me tell you- they know how …

  25. I hope you had a fun weekend. I spent most of my mine unplugged but hardly had a chance to relax with all the social events planned. Really feeling it today! I’ll be back this week with regular posts, but for the moment, check out the “Rainy Day Style” round up I pulled together for Minnesota …

  26. This week I’m sharing two ways to wear my favorite trend: The Maxi Skirt. Pair it with a leather jacket for an edgier look, or a lady-like blouse for a polished look. I also like to wear my maxi skirts as dresses. Pull the skirt up under your arms, zip up and add a belt around …

  27. I’m over at Twin Cities Style talking about tips for mixing and matching the rings you’ve got in your jewelry box this week! Check it out! Rings by Annika Kaplan, available at Ship & Shape

  28. Loving these bright and colorful wood bangled by Voz…

  29. Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2012 Lookbook is flirting with my girly sensibilities. Model Hyoni Kang looks just the right amount of cute in these landscape-inspired prints and textures.

  30. There’s something wonderful about the simplicity and delicateness of Favor Jewelry. The pieces would make for a great Mother’s Day gift and the whole line is definitely wearable! I’m especially loving the droplet & pebble rings. photography by Leah Verwey modeled by Robin Hilleary hair & makeup by Madeline Roosevelt production & styling by Monika Reed

  31. One of my favorite textile designers, Pretty Penny, is back with some new prints and a few bags to boot…

  32. I’m following up this weeks “Two Ways” feature with a Style Icon Spotlight! It’s safe to say no one wears jean shorts quite like Alexa Chung. Here are a few of my favorite looks, featured on 21arrondissement and FabSugar. Jean Shorts a la Alexa Chung: Add a miltary jacket to outfit no.1 or opaque tights to …

  33. Jean shorts are here to stay, at least for this season. There’s no reason you they can’t be dressed up if you’ve got a nice fitting pair! jean shorts outfit no.1: glasses | bag | lace top | studs | boots outfit no. 2: bag | sweater | bracelet | glasses | shoe (alternative)

  34. I’d like to dress like this come the fall. via Musings In Feminity, images from Style.com

  35. How fun would it be to wear this Mary Katrantzou dress on a rainy, windy day?

  36. Stella & Dot stylist Lindsay Oehmen was kind enough to send me this fabulous statement necklace and these gold studs last month! I was thrilled when I got them in the mail, and I love both pieces so much I’ve been wearing them almost every week. I get so many nice compliments when I wear the …

  37. These lovely handcrafted baubles from Après Ski have a 1920’s-meets-1940’s feel, but with a decidedly modern twist. Gorgeous layering of color, texture and form, too! Photo & Art:David Urbano Stylist: Après Ski Make Up: Ira Make Up Model: Shan Shan Cao

  38. Some people have stated that this year’s spring trends aren’t as versatile as they had hoped. I think it’s quite the opposite, actually! We’ve seen leopard practically become a neutral and the same rules apply to bold colors. The options are endless! So when I saw this image from Roses & Rags (via Alecia Garriott) last …

  39. Easy, relaxed, lady-like. Looks from the Bren Spring 2012 line. Images by Bren, via Refinery 29 + Canary Grey

  40. Loving these classic and wearable totes from Fabric & Handle. They go with just about every outfit and would be great for picnics, trips to the farmers market, and summer days on the lake. These types of totes never really go out of style, too!

  41. Tangerine and coral are everywhere and I’m loving the vibrancy! It adds a little life to neutral basics, don’t you think? Wallpaper | Earrings (via Mary) | Dress | Nail Polish | Bag | Bikini | Studs | Shoes | Facial Toner | Bangle

  42. You know that feeling when you visit a blog, view a photo essay, or read a short story written by a stranger and immediately feel like they totally get you? This happened to me when I got a note from Mia Nolting. Truth is, I’ve seen her work all over the web, and unfortunately I had …

  43. It’s safe to say I would wear every single piece in Penny Stock’s Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook. So good!

  44. Have you guys used Beso? It’s a great online shopping resource that lets you search for apparel, home decor, jewelry and beauty products from your favorite brands. You can also create collections for up coming events, changes to your living room, or new skincare products to try. Beso has teamed up with Wit & Delight to giveaway a …

  45. Isn’t it nice that denim is currently enjoying a bold and colorful moment? I have a few pairs of color pants for this spring, but those green polka dot jeans are calling my name… chevron | orange | blue | floral | dots | yellow

  46. I’ve just joined the appropriately named site for fashion bloggers called Currently Obsessed! You can now “stalk” my retail finds and see what products I’m lusting after. I’m using this platform to curate my Pins and round ups, so if you’re at all curious about what items don’t get pulled, pinned or tumbled, check it out! …

  47. I’m really excited about print and surface designer Nina Glaser! She just introduced a new line of patterned scarves available for pre-order at Ash & Anchor. A perfect way to dress up a t-shirt or maxi dress this spring!

  48. It was a good month, friends. There was time to start and complete new projects, reach beyond my comfort zone with work and relationships, and I even found some extra time to dedicate to meditation. It’s amazing what balance can do for the soul! Here’s to more of the same in March. I hope you enjoy …

  49. When I first clicked on the 31 Bits website, I was so taken aback by the gorgeous styling that I almost missed the amazing story behind it. In fact, 31 Bits was founded by 5 socially-conscious college students with a passion for empowering women to rise above poverty. During a trip to Northern Uganda in 2007, …

  50. I was so excited when Raen Optics sent me a pair of their Squire frames last Friday! I’ve been looking for an alternative to my black frames and the Squire line was exactly what I was envisioning. I spent this weekend trying them out and overall, I really dig the oversized look and the warm auburn …

  51. Loving the screen printed leather goodness over at Falconwright… via all the mountains.

  52. I had just stopped hunting for a new laptop bag when… DING! There was Nicholas, the designer behind Columbia-based Hasso, sitting in my inbox. The bags are gorgeous- classic and ruggedly appealing. The Hasso line is made from locally sourced waxed vegetable tanned leathers and 455 gram cotton canvases. I’m particularly drawn to the material juxtaposition …

  53. Excited about the ultra-prep coats and knits from Carven for Pre-Fall 2012… via Vogue & Coffee, via Lucky Magazine Via Style.com

  54. Currently… Watching: Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and The Painter. It is currently streaming on PBS. The couple that never fails to inspire creative living. Listening: Turntable Kitchen :: The Best 7″ Vinyl Singles of 2011. Fantastic round up from one of my favorite blogs. Wear: Booties with boyfriend jeans. It’s actually been mild and …

  55. Tasty hues inspired by a recent afternoon ice cream treat: Bracelets by Natalia Brilla Only Make Print Julie Stegner by David Vasiljeic Anthro Dresser Coin Purse Book Review cover by Chris Silas Neal Necklaces by FORTUNE Gold Cutlery from Canvas Peach Planner by Julia

  56. Alyson from Unruly Things invited me to contribute a guest post while she’s away in sunny Flordia. I’m all about sparkle for holiday parties, so head over to Unruly Things to check it out!

  57. Love these delicate pieces from Maru Kiko.

  58. Nice pieces at Alder Boutique. That plaid/leather jacket is pretty cool. The sleeves zip off!

  59. I get really giddy when talented people tell me they are getting together with other talented people, because the result is usually pretty spectacular. The new shop Ship & Shape is just that- a shop offering stellar selections from a group of hand-picked artists and designers. From what I can tell, there’s always going to be …

  60. The phrase “God is in the details” most certainly rings true for the freshly launched Cavalier Inaugural Collection. I’ve been anticipating more from Cavalier, and they did not disappoint. Beyond the stunning lookbook, there’s a lot to explore. Some highlights: + Hand-stitched leather goods + A carefully curated Online Flea + Designer Mixtapes + Frequently updated …

  61. Yeah- I said it. I have the holidays on the brain. It’s like Christmas barged in here, stole Thanksgivings thunder, and infected me with Holiday Cheer™. I’ve even decided how to decorate the tree, which means I’ve become one of those people I use to hate. Anyway- the dress. The peak-a-boo slit and flowing fabric means …

  62. works of art to hang around your neck. sight unseen takes jewelry and wearable objects to retail. via A. Hakes

  63. If I had all the money in the world, these are a few pieces I’d love to be pairing up this fall. Mixing patterns and textures is my fave right now. vest / striped sweater / leather crop top / polka dot blouse / printed top / leather skirt / heart sweater / velvet skirt / …

  64. ANVE makes gorgeous limited addition objects from quality materials. I’m particularly drawn to these leather bags constructed with folds that mimic paper sacks. so pretty. via Yu Tahori

  65. QUICK. Head over to dull DIAMOND to check out the new pieces just added. I’m crazy about this shop, you guys.

  66. They may be tiny, but that doesn’t make them less beautiful. Kathleen Whitaker has a nice eye for minimalist jewelry design and porcelain ceramics. Find her designs at retail here: Totokaelo Gravel & Gold The Supply Room Adler+ Co The General Store via park street

  67. Graphic patterns. Color-blocking. Metallic. Just a few trends that I think translate really well into footwear. 1. Jeffery Campbell Dressen, $199.95 / 2. ASOS MARS Metallic Loafer Shoes, $50.32 / 3. ALDO Buschur Dalmatian Slippers, $125.79 / 4. Matiko Madison Black & Orange Color Block Wedge Ankle Booties, $193.00

  68. Rei Kawakubo recently launched a new line of pretty Cambridge bags that are going to start popping up in stores. Loving the shiny rose-tinted metallic we’ve been seeing, especially on the A. Wang shoes. via The Cut

  69. Simple designs for the minimalist in all of us, available here. via shiny squirrel

  70. Two stylish ladies. One enamoured Kate. Layering takes skill and a good eye, but I’m truly in awe of those women who can make the simplest looks effortless and current all at once. photographed by Vanessa Jackman

  71. love these simple cozy looks from ganni…

  72. How many of you ladies steal your man’s comfy clothes on a chilly evening? The good news is that you now have another excuse to wear his garb outdoors, thanks to the resurgence of menswear-inspired women’s clothing. GQ recently did an interview with model Georgia Fowler on the subject, and I loved the casually chic styling. …

  73. Pretty patterns scarves from the appropriately named Pretty Penny…

  74. what’s the best way to incorporate neons into a color-phob’s wardrobe? pairing it with tan. pretty, huh? jill stuart spring 2012, reed krakoff bag / leather citron collar / MAJE blouse / nina ricci skirt / emma cook shorts / zara bag / nail polish / sally lyndley

  75. it is hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of designer clothing for kids. i mean, they can grow out of an outfit over lunchtime, right? however, i do get a kick out of things i like in miniature form. so for me, tiny (impeccable) outfits + tiny (fashionable) kids = CUTE OVERLOAD. …

  76. why not dress up your legs in rich colors, bold graphics, and delicate lace… 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

  77. every season there are looks that i just can’t do. it’s not that i don’t think they look great on other women. i just look like a total clown in certain faux-pas we’ve revisited lately. For example: overalls, bermuda shorts, and drop crotch pants… all looks i admire from far, far away, in my comfy spectator …

  78. no fuss, no frills. that’s what i love about monochromatic palettes. i’m really into shades of camel and cream right now, especially after running across this photo taken by caroline mode. it’s a great palette for adding a pop of red, like say, this mcqueen scarf. jacket / chinos / tee / glasses* / shoes / …

  79. the garments speak for themselves… just… wow. balmain, spring 2012 ready-to-wear

  80. readers, i’d like to introduce you to PALOMARIE, a freshly launched collaboration between two Texas-based designers. channeling their architectural sensibilities, the designers allow the industrial qualities of the materials shine in their debut collection. the result is simply gorgeous. check out the collection here, and their (highly additive) blog here. photos: by palomarie

  81. not tuesday‘s necklaces are simple, sophisticated, and come in the perfect palettes. just a few of the reasons this at the tipy-top of my lust list… clever styling, too!

  82. an ode to my favorite color, the most friendly shade of red, poppy. yolanda sanchez painting / arne tidemand ruud Easy Chair / jcrew trench, via bonnie / zara neckscarf

  83. inspired by earthy rosemary, creamy lattes and weathered brass, adding touch of cool green to a neutral palette adds just the right amount richness. these colors are super hot in nail polish for fall, and you bet i’ll be wearing this palette often! product sources: phillip lim crisscross platform heel, via joslyn taylor, slouchy rothko clutch …

  84. there are loads of great transitional pieces from gorman’s spring/summer 2011 collection. loving those leather shorts, graphic patterns, and pops of pale yellow. they’ve got a shop open and will soon be expanding their product offering. via eat drink chic

  85. every girl needs an outfit to throw on at a moments notice. an outfit that can be worn just about anywhere, and recycled again and again. cue this classic combination: a trench coat paired with a black cashmere sweater, cigarette jeans, black pumps and a no-fuss top knot. it’s autumn’s answer to summer’s versatile sundress, and …

  86. carven resort 2012. so french chic. gimme, gimme. via seesaw. images via style.com

  87. loving what laura lombardi is presenting for autumn/winter 2011…

  88. it really doesn’t get much better than this. of course, i say that everytime i see something new from Satomi Kawakita. via bri’s pintrest

  89. I’ve long admired the simplicity of Scandinavian style. Through impeccable tailoring, thoughtful details, and relaxed styling, these women always look chic- no matter what the setting. Luckily for us American-born gals, there is Susanne, Swedish-born owner of FINA DU (which means “Lovely You”). FINA DU, a Manhattan-based online boutique, is now offering wardrobe pieces and accessories …

  90. I want… that look: jcrew fall 2011 that hair: messy updo via sweet thing’s pintrest this face: understated glamour a la alexa chung How to get it… dress / shoes / cargo jacket surf spray / teasing comb / pins blush / bronzer / liquid eyeliner

  91. i can’t say that i know the first thing about men’s wear, but i’ve found a lot of inspiration in masculine styling. column one: top image / middle image / bottom image / column two: charcoal carafe / 2011 lacoste shoes / tie and shirts / via tumblr / no “4” car /

  92. madewell continues to keep my attention! the best thing about the fall lookbook is that you don’t need a wardrobe overall to achieve these looks. just a few styling adjustments and additional pieces. what do you think? are you into it??

  93. i’m a little late to the game here- but my gosh- lauren moffatt’s fall 2011 collection is to die for. i love the mix of flowy prints, leather, and nicely tailored pants and skirts. and wide brimmed hats for fall? i’m all for it.

  94. it has been S-T-E-A-M-Y up in minneapolis for days now. all i want is my bathing suit, a cool drink, and a pint of ice cream. stat. image sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  95. i love the liveliness and versatility of this green diane von furstenburg top. while perfect for business wear, you can dress it down with white shorts, leathery accents and a light scarf for casual weekend wear. i bet it’d look great with this skirt too! scarf / bag / top / glasses / shorts / bracelet …

  96. these gorgeous pieces by etsy shop ISWAS+WILLBE have been styled impeccably. loving the earthiness and geometric lines! via seesaw

  97. these designs by mirta make my heart melt a bit. there is something so simple and sweet about them. via amateur couture

  98. …for girly girls with an edge. via missmoss tumblr

  99. midnight + mint, on w+d inspiration board (aka my tumblr!)

  100. really loving the strappy details on mikoh’s 2011 line of swimwear… via greedygirl

  101. hello, readers! i’m happy to be back blogging after realizing i needed some quality “me” time to manage all the balls i have flying in the air. I caught up on freelance work, started my summer running routine (read: early mornings to beat the heat), and got back in the kitchen. i’m still scrambling to catch …