a tale of one jacket, two ways.

One jacket TWO ways; one had jeans WITH holes, another without. One with a tee shirt, one with a button down. Not rocket science some would say, but none the less, it can seemย that way when you have to be on the other side of town in minutes and you’re still standing around in one sock wondering how you’re going to wear your new cool jacket. In the store you swore you could wear it with everything, but at crunch time, you come up with nothing. In this two part study, fellow blogger, project partner and comrade Lyndsey of L. Avenue and I emerged ourselves in a scramble to come up with two totally different looks for this one House of Holland jacket, thanks to our budding relationship with awesome (and patient AND really really fun) photographer Traci, we got to document it. I hope you guys like it, because we had so much fun on this,ย that we’ll be doing it again soon.






Stay tuned to our next wild adventure!ย Until next time – Peace out! and Mauh! -Tams, Lynds, & Traci

an ode to a-line




Top by Acne Studios, skirt by Carven courtesy of Tootsies.

Shot by Traci Ling

Oh a-line, I’ve forgotten about you. I have mostly worn mini skirts since in my preteen years, or an occasional maxi to try to carry off the boho trend. You have been tucked away in my childhood, to the days even before my bat mitzvah to when my mother still dressed me. But even then I think we only met during my brief job as a flower girl at a family friend’s wedding.

I plan on getting to know very well during f/w 14/15 and keep you around – a meaningful relationship that will last. If not now then when?



The Strong Shoulder – Gym Free Ed.





Carven top, courtesy of Tootsies. Paige Novick cuff, American Apparel jeans. Shot by Traci Ling In the animal kingdom, enlarging shoulders most likely occurs as an intimidation tactic to avoid an upcoming altercation. In the fashion world, it’s used to balance the proportions of a curvatious boo-tay. Either way, I’ve gathered some strong shoulder tops to enhance your top half:

A Heart On For Plaid


Shot by Traci Ling

Jacket by House Of Holland courtesy of Tootsies

Pearl ring $3.80, Foreves. Earrings, Jarin


A wool plaid jacket for any shade of blue denim you might have, topped with heart buttons. What’s not to love?
As you might have noticed, I have been collaborating with some great photography talent of Houston, this shoot by the really, really fun Traci Ling. Be looking for more of these ensemble posts here intermittently between train-of-thoughts I shamelessly rant about here. Then let’s get a glass of wine afterwards, ok?