Closet Cravings #3: The Basics

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As I settle into my 26th year, my style has become so much more about being comfortable with the added bonus of simultaneously looking presentable.  I hear my 13 year old self chastising my mother for embarrassing me by wearing men's cashmere sweaters and loose fitting clothing, yet I find myself wearing only vintage cashmere men's sweaters and considering brands like Eileen Fisher [GASP].

I mean, wouldn't you wear that outfit?  Maybe you saw this coming, but that is straight from the Eileen Fisher website.  In any case, I'm all about the basics these days.  If you want more fashion posts, click here.

1. Alessandra Rivera Chloe hat - I don't know about the rest of the world, but if you're going outside these days in LA you must have a chic hat.  It is absolutely obligatory and if you don't no one will like your selfies on instagram.

2. Rebecca Minkoff Finn convertible clutch - I know fringe is kind of trendy, and usually I splurge on basics rather than trends, but this bag makes me want to do the opposite.  Plus, it'd be perfect for COACHELLA.  If you're into that sort of thing.

3. Julian & Co arrow necklace - A staple dainty necklace that you can wear alone or layered is a key piece that any jewelry lover, nay, woman, should own.

4. Rag & Bone skinny jean - distressed is the way to go these days, and I am seriously needing the perfect pair of black pre-destroyed denim jeans.  Because who wants to go to the trouble of paying less money and ripping them yourself over the years?  Instant gratification is not overrated.

5. Zara multicolored ethnic scarf - IS THIS SCARF FOR REAL?  We all know how obsessed I am with kilim...and now I can swathe myself in it!  This finally fulfills one of my life long dreams from childhood.

6. Madewell slub v-neck pocket tee - I can't say I've found the perfect 'basic t-shirt' brand yet, but these are super soft with a looser fit and don't cost $85 like some other t-shirts (I'm looking at you Alexander Wang.  But if you want to send me several "prototypes" I'm totally open to converting.)

7. DV by Dolce Vita Caden boots - These are the perfect winter-to-spring-to-fall booties.  If you can wear something more than half of the seasons, it's definitely worth it.

8. Free People turtleneck pullover - This sweater is the perfect accouterments when you want that 'I just threw this on and didn't try to look this good' look, which is what I go for basically every day.

What are you guys wanting in your closet right now?

Inspiring Spaces: Stacy London's Brooklyn Apartment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I simply had to share this gorgeous tour of Stacy London's apartment featured here on Refinery29.  I'm crushing hard on her 'Modern Minimal Edgy' style (why yes, I, Megan Martinez, am an interior decor guru that can coin one-off terms like Modern Minimal Edgy [MME], much like what Stacy London is to fashion) and love how simplistic she is with her decor.  Her pieces and design are like the popular girl in high school who only surrounded herself with a few other popular girls that all had different color hair and looks but dressed in similar styles so that each one stood out but you could totally tell they were part of the same group.  Each piece she has is totally beautiful and the minimal aspect of the decor gives them enough room to breathe so that each can shine without your eye being overwhelmed.  Hope you enjoy her space as much as I do!

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