The Stone File: March 2015

3.20.2015

all white // everything

TGIF + FDOS (First Day of Spring...I know, I'm just so creative)!

It's Friday and I could not be happier that the weekend is finally here...I hope you all have big, exciting plans! In honor of the very first day of what's sure to be a beautiful spring season, I'm breaking one of my own rules with an all white look...with touches of taupe. I couldn't fully commit, but this is pretty close!

I can't rave enough about a lightweight kimono as a transition piece when the weather starts to warm up a bit and this one from Free People is no exception. For me, it's one of the easiest ways to dress up a look and beautiful embroidery, touches of metallic and fringe just makes it a literal one million times better.

Another one of my personal style rules: When you fringe, fringe hard. I die over these taupe fringe booties so I thought the combination of different types of fringe with varying colors and textures would be perfection and, if you ask me, it is!





All in the details - Kimono: Free People (similar here and here) | Tank: Free People (here) | Jeans: Old Navy (similar here and here) | Shoes: Nine West (similar here and here) | Sunnies: Tom Ford "Nastasya" (here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Bracelets: Alex and Ani (here) | Lips: Stila "Carina" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6

3.18.2015

meow

Hi everyone!

I hope your week is going smoothly and that you're all dreaming of beautiful spring days! Today's look is my take on a perfect spring transition ensemble. It literally makes me cringe when I see people walking around in denim cutoffs and crop tops JUST because it's warmer than usual outside. Save it for SUMMER. Anyways, I prefer to use a combination of layers and lightweight fabrics to stay -- and look -- cool as the temperatures rise, while still remaining seasonally appropriate. 

As rare as it may be, I don't think I can accurately express how much I love this tank. I mean, a kitten wearing cat-eye glasses, chewing gum, blowing bubbles. I just. can't. even. I paired it with a long, sheer kimono with a similar color palette to add a little visual interest without mixing too many prints, keeping the rest of the look simple with a pair of black joggers, lace-up suede heels and oversized fringe clutch.

Are you experimenting with transition pieces for spring? I want to see! Use #thestonefile on Instagram to share your looks. Let's inspire each other!

All in the details - Tank: Brooke & Nicole (here) | Kimono: Brooke & Nicole (here) | Joggers: Greylin (similar here) | Shoes: Antonio Melani (similar here) | Sunnies: Tom Ford "Nastasya" (here) | Clutch: Deux Lux (similar here) | Necklace: Rocksbox (here) [use promo code "thestonefilexoxo" for a FREE MONTH!] | Lips: Stila "Carina" (here) | Nails: OPI "Going My Way Or Nowary" (here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6

3.16.2015

floral // b&w

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!

Today I want to discuss the "art of the jumpsuit" as a perfect Spring transition piece. Not only is it incredibly cool (in both forms of the word), but it is also an effortless piece that transcends seasons. I am a self-proclaimed jumpsuit fanatic so when I came across this little gem, it was a no-brainer. I love the 70's feel you get from the oversized floral print and the wide legs of this jumpsuit, which is perfect for an "almost-spring" day OR, if you aren't living in a climate where it already feels like Summer -- thank you 85 degrees -- then this would be perfect with a lightweight cape or blazer for work or a night out.

When styling a jumpsuit like this that makes a huge statement all by itself, it's important to keep the rest of the look streamlined and clean with minimal accessories. Of course, I live for a pop of color with a bold lip, but you could also experiement with a bright shoe or clutch. No matter which path you choose, the jumpsuit will forever be catalogued in the open archives of "things that always work. literally always."

All in the details - Jumpsuit: Parker (simila here and here) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar here) | Handbag: Brahmin (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here) | Sunnies: Vintage (similar here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6

3.04.2015

stripes // denim

All in the details - Dress: Forever 21 (similar here, here and here) | Jacket: (similar here, here and here) | Boots: Vince Camuto (similar here and here) | Clutch: Deux Lux (similar here, here and here) | Sunnies: Vintage (similar here and here) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar here and here) | Lips: MAC "Deeply Adored" (similar here and here)

Hair: Haley Rowe | @hlr6