Month: April 2016

Spring Staples

  Remember these? I told you you’d see this vest and shirt again! I’m a big fan of having a few staples that are the base of your looks for the season and swapping out accessories, shoes, and other little details to get more mileage from a piece. Denim is a great base layer for any outfit and it’s a little more interesting than all black (although I do love a good monochrome outfit!) This […]

The House Blend Featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers

I’m so excited to share that my post from this week, EnTrenched, was chosen to be featured in IFB’s Links a la Mode! There’s something so special about being recognized by your peers and I am honored they chose The House Blend! I am only one of 20 so make sure to check out the other talented bloggers! You can see the complete list below: Links à la Mode, April 21 Aesthetic Distance: The Best […]


One of my favorite signs of Spring is that I can swap out my heavy winter coat for a trench coat. I love the details of a good trench coat; double-breasted, shoulder epaulets, gun flap, and storm shield. There’s quite a rich history behind the trench coat as it was originally designed by Thomas Burberry as part of the uniform issued to the British Army during WWI.  It was during the trench warfare that the iconic coat got its […]

Cape Convert

You guys, this cape is EVERYTHING. And it’s only $40 at Target. I love it. I’m usually such a blazer fan but this cape has made me a convert. You get the versatility of a blazer but you can move! I love blazers but sometimes they can restrict movement so I’m loving that this cape gives me more comfort that way. Plus, it immediately elevates any look. I’m pretty stoked to see all the ways I […]

Vested Interest

According to the calendar it’s officially Spring but here in The Mitten mother nature hasn’t quite gotten there yet. As such I have to resist the urge to put away all my sweaters and pull out my espadrilles and sandals. It’s not an easy thing to marry Winter and Spring together. No two seasons could be more opposite so that poses quite the clothing conundrum. One of my go-to strategies is layering. This military-inspired vest […]