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Featured Gift: Tied Up and Tousled

7 Dec

Through the beauty of the internet I was introduced to one of the most adorable accessories on the planet!

Tied Up & Tousled

I had a little chat with the designer, Kate, and her creative director (& sister!) Anne about their amazing business together:

 

1) How did you begin designing Tied Up & Tousled?

“I have been a Hair Designer for 8 years. While I was building my portfolio I started making head pieces for photo shoots. They helped me capture a certain aesthetic. They gave the woman in the photos a clearer identity and revealed a lot about my point of view. I also studied Fashion Design and Fine Art Textile at Kent State University. Creating headbands was just a culmination of all my passions; fashion, beauty, fine art, and self-expression.

I still make all the pieces by hand in my studio in my one bedroom apartment but I think that’s what makes them so special and unique.”

2) What is your favorite way to style your pieces?

“My style is effortless and easy so I love to pair a glamorous sequins band or intricately beaded piece with tousled hair and jeans and a plain tee. It’s ALL about the accessories for me.”

3) Who is your biggest style inspiration?

“I don’t have a specific style icon. I look at nature. I look to the past. I love vintage. I take a lot of inspiration from Native American culture. It’s authentic and raw.”

All of the Tied Up and Tousled pieces are insanely beautiful. Any free spirited girl (or boy!) would look gorgeous in these pieces of artwork. My favorites are absolutely the Sienna (two above), the Natalie (with gold chains-not pictured), and the Stella (first photo). Whether you love sequins, feathers, beads, peace signs, these make the perfect gift for you, your best friend, or both!

With such affordable pricing ($24-60) these are the must-have gift for all your friends. Each hair accessory has a different personality, just like each of your friends and family. I could not imagine a more beautiful, thoughtful gift. My favorite part- there are pieces for every season! Rock the gold for the holidays, flowers in the spring, feathers during summer, and the rich reds and golds next fall!

 

The best news is, Kate and Anne have offered a 15% discount to Everyday to Runway readers! Email them at tiedupandtousled @ gmail.com with the subject line “Everyday to Runway” and check out the rest of their chic campaign at TiedUpandTousled.com! And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @TiedUpTousled and me @everyday_runway!

 

 


 

Fashion Focus: Elizabeth & James

3 Dec

In June I was interviewed by Style site Shop Influence about my personal style and favorite fashions. When asked which brand I would currently choose to have all access to I blurted Elizabeth and James before she even finished her question. The youthful, chic brand by wonder-twins Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen is my must-have brand.

My online shopping addiction almost always leads back to the Elizabeth and James page on Shopbop. Below are my current faves offered on the shopping site, lucky for all of us, many of these items are currently on sale!

Poe Blazer with Fur Collar

Doris Belted Dress

Winter Velvet Harem Pant

Sleeveless Leather Dress

Hudson Aviator

Vertical Diamond Bar Ring and James Tiger Ring

Scuff Suede Platform Wedge

 

I think the reason why myself and so many other girls are drawn to the brand is their ability to create fashion forward but yet still approachable clothing. The gray velvet harem pant can seem daunting, but due to the divine material and casual color one can rock the look in everyday life, not just as a celeb. There are so many E&J pieces I’d absolutely love to add to my wardrobe (well, all of them!) but I thought I’d pick a few to show you that are currently offered on Shopbop!

 

What do you think? If you could choose one brand to fill your wardrobe who would it be?!