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FRESH PRINTS / FW 2016

i made this post back in October when fall was on my mind, but never got around to publishing it. better late than never, right?

fall is, hands down, my favorite time of year. for us New Englanders, fall is nature's moment in the spotlight and it really is as magical as people say it is. it's when Boston turns deep scarlet, gold, and bright orange, and when mornings become brisk and chilly -- you start to crave those cozy layers and wool sweaters after months of long summer days. although winter has a bad reputation around here i am one of those people who loves freshly fallen snow, and heavy coats. 

the cooler months are also one of my favorites time for fashion. now that the holidays are here, it means the return of wearing plaid and reaching for pieces that layer. it also means reinvention and experimentation for fresh trends. right now it's luxe velvet and fuzzy stuffed animal furs. i've seen a major resurgence of embroidery motifs, irreverent sayings, as well as abstract lines reminiscent of Matisse. the 70s trend is also pretty great, and feels more 'now' when paired with blush (the color of the moment) mustard, and marble. 

so without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things right now --

 
 

images via pinterest


GINGHAM IS BACK

ok, so gingham -- aka spring's favorite print -- may not have actually gone anywhere. it's a true classic pattern, akin to stripes and florals. and like spring florals, it makes it's return each year. which means you probably already own a gingham item or two hidden in your closet.

pull those pieces out front and center because: this season is gingham's time to shine!

forget gingham picnic blankets, and sugary sweet Easter dresses. right now, gingham is cool, fresh and sophisticated. i especially love it because brands and fashionistas alike are fearless when it comes to piling on the prints: that means gingham with gingham and more gingham for this print-happy girl.

read on for a mishmash of gingham-patterned inspiration that i've been really loving as of late, from vintage finds, to right-now styles. but, you won't see the typical spring pastel pallet here -- i've been drawn to bright blues, oranges and deep grays instead.

gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

this looks like one piece, doesn't it?!  the simple styling -- classic black loafers, messy hair, delicate gold jewelry -- and easy silhouette makes this look covetable. 

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

caramel gingham pants really do look amazing with blush sandals. 

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
jcrew gingham ballet flats | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

MISS PRINTS TIP! 
try playing with scale when mixing gingham with gingham. or buy a piece that already comes pre-mixed -- like this amazing blue jumpsuit. 

Marylin Monroe wearing gingham | @themissprints

love this photo of Marilyn Monroe. she's rocking a classic gingham look -- i would wear this right now!

 
miu miu gingham pumps | @themissprints

mismatched lace-up heels from Miu Miu for just a hint of gingham.

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gingham inspiration | @themissprints
gingham inspiration | @themissprints

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TALK BACK

i've been seeing these jackets everywhere lately!

the statement jacket that talks back.

not only are there so many options, there are also a million different ways to wear an embroidered jacket: girly, or tough girl, preppy or bohemian, and everything in between. who wouldn't want a jacket with a dose of attitude?

whatever biker jacket | @themissprints
jackets with words roundup | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints
gucci bowie jacket | @themissprints
i woke up like this denim jacket | @themissprints
pink ladies jackets | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints
jackets with words | @themissprints

FRESH PRINTS / STARS
    STARS FOR YOUR HAIR (!)

 

STARS FOR YOUR HAIR (!)

i've been seeing a lot of starry patterns out and about on the internet (see star inspiration here). i like it, a lot. these celestial prints were popular a few years ago -- remember this Zara star blazer?

i loved that blazer. 

so, i'm glad stars have reemerged in metallic hues. 

gold and/or silver stars look so dreamy. here's some inspiration:

> click on photos for original source.


FRESH PRINTS / PEOPLE
people prints | @themissprints

i've been really inspired by prints inspired by people. from hands to eyes to the whole person, these patterns are quirky and a little bit strange, but whimsical. wear it, decorate with it, or admire it every time you reach for a bit of green tea, you really can't go wrong. 


palm leaf pot // universal isaac

ladies at the beach print // danielle kroll

the boob tote // gravel & gold

tatas sweatshirt // need supply co

hand salad servers // ariel alasko

wink ring // hortense jewelry

bright eyes tea // drake general store

jewelry dish // west elm

 


WORDS FOR THE NEW YEAR
    WEAR YOUR RESOLUTION //  MAKE IT HAPPEN TEE

 

WEAR YOUR RESOLUTION // MAKE IT HAPPEN TEE

new years resolutions seem to be in turbo-mode this year. literally everyone seems been talking about their plans to make 2016 bigger than ever. from girl boss goals to finally learning how to knit, it has been inspiring to see the different resolutions people are aspiring towards.

mine include traveling more, blogging consistently, spending smarter and slowing down to enjoy the real, tangible joys in life, both big and small -- aka making a conscious effort to unplug.

(and to stop over-thinking things...). 

these four goodies come with simple, yet powerful words serve as a good reminder to keep those resolutions alive:

good vibes only flag / words for the new year | @themissprints

positive thoughts always! // good vibes flag

escape canvas bag / words for the new year | @themissprints

plan a spontaneous getaway. // escape canvas bag

you look good bath mat / words for the new year | @themissprints

more manicures, massages and spa days. just because! // you look good bath mat

for more pearls of wisdom: follow my WORDS board on pinterest!