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T+P Designer, Sanctuary, is featured in the latest issue of InStyle Makeover. The Elbow Patch blazer brings a collegiate sensibility to soften the otherwise hard-edged trends for fall. Pair this blazer with dark straight denim and riding boots to embrace the lecture hall life or consider teaming up with a full skirt and heels to create a creative and feminine look.

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We are starting a new weekly post in which we share some of the interesting links and articles that we have come across during the week! Look for it every Thursday evening/Friday!

Lindsay Lohan’s newest mug shot! That’s right, her newest mug shot was taken this week, and may I just say, she looks FAB in orange! It compliments her skin tone quite nicely…HA. Anyways there is speculation that she got her lips touched up for the photo…

Eat Pray Love is on my summer reading list, in fact I am about half way through it right now. Well, now they are coming out with a line of fragrances based on the novel, AND a clothing line! Talk about pimping something out…

As a Portland native, I feel like I know a lot about the city. However I had NO idea that Portland had its own fashion week! Here is the youtube channel for Portland Fashion Week, it’s pretty cool!

Mad Men starts in a week! Check out one of my favorite blogger’s take on Mad Men fashion. BEAUTIFUL!

Not only can you try to channel Mad Men in your closet, do it in your home as well! Look at this piece that Apartment Therapy did on Mad Men-ifying your home.

Fashion on your Fingertips – Too Much?

I LOVE that this woman’s “something blue” on her wedding day was her Louboutins… SO sassy.

Romper gone wrong… Sorry Jess, but this is just BAD. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot pull off the look. Just make sure when buying a romper that you get THE RIGHT SIZE! (loose is better)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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One of my favorite things about summer is that I finally have the down time to read for pleasure. No more textbooks, no more online readings, just me and a good book. This summer (well now that I am officially a college graduate I guess I can read whenever, but anyways…) I have compiled a list of books that I want to read.

1. Eat Pray Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

I have already tried reading this book, however I only got about a third into it before school started back up. So, the other day I picked it up in hopes of reading it before the movie comes out (starring the ever-fabulous Julia Roberts). I love that this book is about self-indulgence and desire.

2. Water for Elephants

by Sara Gruen

Again, I have heard about this book before but what really made me want to read it is that they are filming the movie right now. Okay, what really truly made me want to read it is that RPattz is going to be in it, and let’s be honest, I am only 22-years-old so I am allowed to be on the RPattz train…

3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I have heard really amazing stuff about this book (which is the first book in a trilogy) so I picked it up the other day. Unfortunately it was hard to get into so I put it down and replaced it with Eat Pray Love (I figure I should read it first since I am on a deadline…). BUT I fully intend on picking it up again and powering through the somewhat slow beginning.

4. The third book in The Hunger Games series

The Hunger Games is a series that I began reading a little less than a year ago. I could ramble about it for hours, because it is a really good story, but I won’t go there now. Anyways the third and final book in the trilogy comes out in August and I CANNOT wait! I even have a little countdown ticker on my computer for it (NERD, I know), and i am contemplating rereading the first two books in preparation.

So, what books are on YOUR summer reading list? The best beach/pool accessory is a good book (and some SPF!)

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This season I have been watching The Bachelorette and I cannot help but notice how cute most of her clothing and jewelery is. We all know she probably gets all this stuff for free, which makes me hate her a little bit inside, but I just wanted to show you some of the cute things that she has worn for her 25 hunky men (GO CHRIS L.!!!)

Here is what set off my obsession of watching what Ali wears this season. This gold and turquoise necklace paired with her simple, oversized t-shirt really stuck out to me. After I watched that episode I actually spent some time (like over an hour!) looking for that necklace online, because I thought it was so pretty. Ali’s jewelery on every show is unique and beautiful, but I really like how she pairs very simple, casual pieces with more dressy ones.

This black leather jacket was the second piece in Ali’s  wardrobe that I noticed. I love the gold detail on the zippers, and I just think this jacket looks sharp! She has worn this jacket more than once on the show, which I can also appreciate as I am assuming it is pretty pricey. Girlfriend has a level head!

Another reason why I appreciate Ali is because she has admitted that she doesn’t know much about fashion, and that she is comfiest in jeans, a shirt and some converse. How cute does she look here with her bright yellow tank top and purple shoes? I like that she feels fine when she is not glammed up and that a part of her won’t let the producers completely dictate what she wears.

Lastly, Ali can look really polished and put together. But one of the main things I have noticed about her is that she is always (almost, unless Justin is running away from her) smiling and laughing. Some find her constant giggle to be annoying, and at times it can be, but I love that she has such a happy disposition about her. You look best when you feel your best and that really comes through with Ali. I am excited to see what she wears to see her top 3 men’s families, and GO CHRIS L.!!!

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I have a new obsession (I define “obsession” as I have recently purchased more than one of this particular thing). Summer is finally here in Eugene, Oregon and that means we need to dress the part. Today I purchased my second fedora in a week… (uh oh this is a bad sign). But the truth is that summer hats are awesome for a handful of reasons. Here are a few.

1. They shade your face from damaging UV rays

I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be 30 and have wrinkles and crows feet all over my face. Hats are the perfect solution.

Forever 21 Woven Fedora

2. Hat = You don’t have to wash or style your hair

Hats can cover up your messy hair. Sometimes it is just too hot out to blow dry your hair, throw on a had and you’re done, Voila!

Eric Javits Squishee IV Basic Hat

3. Hats just make you look cool

Have you ever noticed that people wearing hats look cooler? I don’t know why that is but it is a proven fact. Google it. Anyways a hat is the perfect way to give you that beachy, chill vibe.

Nordstrom Grosgrain Border Straw Fedora

The hardest part about wearing hats is the way you feel in them. Most people feel like they just don’t look good in hats, but that is just because you aren’t used to them. Rock them with confidence, everyone looking at you is probably thinking “I wish I looked good in hats!”

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Although I’m a native of the rain drenched Pacific Northwest, I’m most definitely a sunshine girl at heart. Boots and beanies are great for a few months, but NOT for June (I mean really rainclouds, REALLY?!?). As I mournfully peer outside at the devastatingly un-summerific weather we’re currently having, my mind drifts to more happier things in life: sandals, shorts and fringe…yes, fringe. Bohemian dreamin’ is what’s getting my through these wet days of pre-summer fun. If you’re looking for a little hippy inspiration yourself, check out the 5 easy steps you can take to be boho fabulous.

Get Slouchy with Dolce Vita's Blakely Topbangles.

1. Pile on an unnecessary amount of jewelry: To really get into the boho spirit, throw caution to the wind when it comes to accessorizing. Forget your mother’s style advice about less is more: Do as the gypsies do and wear layer upon layers of your favorite beads, gems and bangles.

2. Show some skin: …But not too much. Showing off your gams is a must, but balance it out on top with a loose fitting peasant blouse or not-too-low-cut dress. When you’re going boho, you get the green light to pull on extra short shorts.

3. Get slouchy: Slouchy boots and slouchy shirtdresses scream bohemian. If you’re top is extra roomy, cinch it together with a western leather belt.

4. Vest up: The vest is a key piece in the whole hippy look. Suede is great. Fringe is fantastic.

Vest Up with Sanctuary's Val Vest

5. Act the part: The best part about bohemian style is that it’s carefree and effortless. Now that you have the

pieces in place to make a great outfit, pull it all together by acting like the free spirit that you are…just don’t get caught in the rain 🙂

~Caitlin

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Without a doubt one of the more popular trends to take off this spring and summer has been the romper. Yes, you are now allowed to dress like a 6-year-old girl and get away with it. However, most of the designs are a little bit more sassy than the ones you wore when you were young. Some of my favorite brands have come out with fun takes on the classic romper. Here are a few:

Dolce Vita 'Hilda Romper'

I really like the one-shoulder trend lately and this romper got it right! Warning: To wear this bad boy you have to be on your A-game, it requires some major sass!

Joie 'Acacia' Silk Romper

This romper offers a little bit more coverage and is a little bit more dressy. I love the silk, and it looks so comfortable. The cuffed sleeves and shoulder detail give it that army feel that has been so popular lately. Added Bonus: Pockets!

Tulle 'Petal Sleeve Romper'

I love the floral pattern on this romper. It reminds me of one that I would wear when I was younger, but the bronze snaps on the front and back pockets gives it some extra flair. Add a stack of bracelets or flat sandals to accentuate them!

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Dolce Vita ‘Jade Romper’

This romper is quite cute and also comes in black. The silky material is flattering and hangs loosely off the body. The back detail is done in lace, and in sits at the perfect spot to hide your bra.

Embrace the romper while it is so warm outside. After all, one piece of clothing and you are done! How amazing is that?

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