Simple, Effortless Style

My recent move consisted of almost 30 boxes, and no furniture, aside from a bookcase, coffee table and bed. As for the 30 boxes?  I’m embarrassed to admit the majority consisted of beauty products and clothing.

I have vowed to simplify tremendously, I actually felt gluttonous as I unpacked what seemed like an endless supply of clothing and beauty items.  I refuse to allow material things to over-run my life, which is the reason, I’m simplifying in every area…starting with my wardrobe. I’m taking a long hiatus from shopping…I’ll be sharing tips on how to bring life back to those garments which haven’t seen light in years, and incorporating vintage finds. Of course, I’ll also keep it modern and fresh, through a little help from my friends who aren’t pondering taking a hiatus from wardrobe shopping anytime soon…lol.

IMG_2772Seems there’s no better time to start than the present. Victoria Bouchard has a sense of style which she has owned. She’s never trendy and always modern without following the latest fads of the moment.  Here, she is wearing a Sandro-Paris dress, with a James Perse slip, a Black Denim leather jacket and Doc Martin boots. The final look is simple, funky and hip…#iloveeverythingaboutit

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Danish Designer, Birgitte Raben Olrik, Creator Of Rabens Saloner

Birgittetheone_1-500x750 About one year ago I was introduced to Birgitte Raben Olrik.  I couldn’t help scanning her from head to toe, as my eye was drawn to each piece she wore, which had such clean lines, and exquisite detail.  Furthermore, the textiles looked rich and luxurious with the perfect drape.  I would later learn Birgitte is a clothing designer (not surprising) from Copenhagen, Denmark and creator of Rabens Saloner, now one of my favourite labels.  Since being introduced to the line, and brilliant lady behind it, I have accumulated several pieces.  I’ll share several looks with you within the next week or so. What makes Rabens Saloner so appealing?  Many of the fabrics Birgitte chooses are handmade and dyed, her line is not trendy, but for the woman who isn’t afraid to create her own identity. This makes each piece classic and timeless.  Birgitte acquires most of her fabrics from small artisans in Asia where she chooses the most opulent fabrics available. I’ve yet to wear a Rabens Saloner piece without receiving compliments.  This speaks volumes for the designer herself.  Birgitte’s passion for designing is evident in each piece she creates.  Her clothing line is such an expression of the art behind the making of each garment. IMG_7061 These Rabens Saloner pants are super versatile, and can easily be worn daytime with Birkenstocks, a sneaker wedge, flat booties or evening with a heeled boot like the one featured here, strappy sandals or simple pumps.  They have zippers on each side, which look great unzipped or zipped and scrunched up for a bit of edge.  I also love the tie-dye detail on them, the colour combination is beautiful, and the progression of one shade to the next is so well done.  Because I consider these pants a statement piece, I tend to keep it simple with the choices I make to accompany them. A simple white tee, low key jewelry and voilà!  Stay tuned for upcoming Rabens Saloner looks, and be sure to check out her website to see the new spring/summer ’15 collection. rabenssaloner.com

Stylista Muse Bonus Edition

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle

This look of the feminine chic meets grunge is one I’ve been loving for some time.  I would rock every piece from head to toe, without any qualms, well maybe one… a few inches added to the dress please.  I’m no “fuddy duddy,” however, the thought of possibly “flashing” someone in the event I should have to bend over for any reason, is not one I relish…

Photo: Stockholm Streetstyle

Bonus!  I know this segment is called “Stylista Muse,” and I don’t know many men who would appreciate this moniker, so for our bonus Stylista…I mean Stylisto Muse, Julian gets my vote.  I love everything about this ensemble and if I were a fella, I’d be donning it… actually, since I’m not a fella,  I could probably feminize it with a great Louboutin pump and a few layered girly accessories.  Whatever the case may be, it’s not about me at the moment, Julian makes the debut as my first Stylisto in the history of Musings of a Stylista…I’m inspired, and on the prowl for the next.