In preparation for the first Saturday in May, lets talk hats! The Kentucky Derby  isn’t only about horses and gambling but also about fashion. I recently caught up with a good friend and hat designer, Satya Twena, to get pointers on Derby-Style. She suggested to always pick your hat first, then your dress.
This is a great tip since when it comes to derby-style the hat is the headliner act, so treat it that way. It’s easier to pick a hat to go with a dress than vice versa and don’t limit yourself to hats, feel free to wear a fascinator.  One other tip when prepping for the big race is to not match your hat to your outfit, a little color blocking can be perfect to help your hat to stand out.
I considered her suggestions and took to the streets to find great head pieces that’ll easily translate to everyday wear.  Let’s be practical, obviously we’ll want to wear our hats on those hot summer days.
To view my finds head over to Pattern Pulp and take a look! 

In preparation for the first Saturday in May, lets talk hats! The Kentucky Derby  isn’t only about horses and gambling but also about fashion. I recently caught up with a good friend and hat designer, Satya Twena, to get pointers on Derby-Style. She suggested to always pick your hat first, then your dress.

This is a great tip since when it comes to derby-style the hat is the headliner act, so treat it that way. It’s easier to pick a hat to go with a dress than vice versa and don’t limit yourself to hats, feel free to wear a fascinator.  One other tip when prepping for the big race is to not match your hat to your outfit, a little color blocking can be perfect to help your hat to stand out.

I considered her suggestions and took to the streets to find great head pieces that’ll easily translate to everyday wear.  Let’s be practical, obviously we’ll want to wear our hats on those hot summer days.

To view my finds head over to Pattern Pulp and take a look

Styling Inspiration & Crochet Combos

My post today on Pattern Pulp reviewing crochet


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Remember when you’d find crochet items in your grandmother’s house- doilies under trinkets and antiques? Just like the floral pastel trend that’s been sweeping department stores this Spring, textures reminiscent of decades past are popping up in stores everywhere. Grandma’s making her mark once again, reminding us that everything’s cyclical. There are crochet dresses, skirts, shorts, tops, gloves, socks and even shoes!

1. Motorcycle Gloves | 2.Isabel Marant Cilla Crochet Sweater | 3. Girl. Band of Outsiders Cleo Shorts | 4. Opening Ceremony Crocheted Pointed Collar Dress | 5. Me (!)


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I’m super excited to introduce the newest contributor to the Pattern Pulp team. Chelsa Skees and I met at the Smile one Sunday afternoon after taking a cue from our mutual friends. After the fifth person tells you, “you have to meet this girl, your creative worlds overlap,” it’s a heads up to heed life’s roadmap…

Skees has an ever-changing sense of style which is derived from her decade-long experience in the fashion and beauty industries.  Her creative sensibility comes from working alongside powerhouses like Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein Collection and stylists Karl Templer and Camilla Nickerson as well as her passion for working with emerging talent such as Julian Louie and Satya Twena.

Most recently, Skees has brought her talent as a merchandiser and buyer to the buzzy Chelsea shop, Story. Currently she works as a freelance stylist, model, and blogger. She’s also been known to advise fashion startups from time to time.

Her weekly PP column will focus on the many textures that feed her styling assignments and the role they play in the photoshoot. From inspiration to execution, follow along as she shares her visual stories.