Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Texture of the Matter

I won't lie to you - there's not a whole lot I wouldn't do to walk around with Carter's hair flowing behind my own shoulders in that freakishly ethereal way. It's not the color - I mean it's pretty, but I'd look weird with blond hair. It's not the length - I'm approaching 30, and long hair has an expiration date in my book. It's the texture. The light, airy, softness that practically floats in gently-coiled tendrils. But the best part: she's one of the kindest, coolest people I know. So I can't HATE her - but I can use her for pictures! And that fair, blond crown made for a great balancing point to counter with the structured, sequined, high-waisted skirt and studded top. Mixing textures is just as artistic as blending patterns or colors. Some textures play together well and some flat-out argue. The key with texture is to find another commonality between the pieces to thread them together and let the different structures find a way to harmonize. The key might be as simple as a similar line, color, piping, or detail element. I have to go back to our standard rule of thumb around here at the Boutique - don't be afraid to make mistakes. If at first you don't succeed, sky-diving probably shouldn't be on your to-do list. But fashion, my dear friends, is chock full of trial and error.

Boutique Girl: Carter (styled by Ivana)
On Carter:
Heels: Boutique 9 - $20
Earrings: $10
Bracelet: $9
Handbag: CigarBox - $29
Skirt: Tory Burch - $89
Top: $5
Vest: Byer - $19


  1. you ladies are too cute! I wish I lived in GA so I could come do some shopping with you all!

    Thank you for all the wonderful things you had to say about my blog! I love what you are doing. Let me know if you would like to do a link exchange:)

  2. I would LOVE to do a link exchange! I will post this with you as well because that would be amazing. Let me know what you want to and we will be happy to accomodate!

  3. I was just looking through all your recent posts and I'm in love with the styling! You girls definitely know what you're doing and it's inspirational! :)

    As for the Robot necklace, Jasmine got it from Aimi Boutique ( I think it's on sale right now so go check it out!

  4. love the texture on that vest!