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my style: geode print pant & split back sweater

geode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studioIn the past I’ve had a real love/hate relationship with wide leg pants. I like the silhouette, but often times ‘wide leg’ would also mean ‘no butt’ and then there was the question of what top to pair it with to not look wide all over. All that changed when I saw these Phillip Lim printed beauties and I fell back on the love side of things. Luckily Chico’s also sent me this top from their new Black Label line and its’ business in front, party in back style was perfect for showing off a wide leg pant that didn’t make my rear completely disappear!

What about you guys, how are you on the love/hate scale toward wide leg trousers?

p.s. these images are taken at one of my favorite LA spots, the Griffith Observatory as part of Chico’s #destinationfabulous. Check out some of their favorite travel destinations on their pin board here.

Shop the Look: Split Back Sweater ℅ Chico’s // Geode Print Pant by 3.1 Phillip Lim // Gold Watch by Larsson & Jennings // Bracelets by Madewel  // Rings by Melissa Joy Manning & L Frank Jewelry // Shoes by Dolce Vita (on sale) // Oversized Gold Clutch by Clare Vivier 

Images by Smitten Studio

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my style: jeans, stripes, & a graphic tee

stripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studioIf you follow me on instagram you might remember this jacket from my birthday celebrations and an oscar party. As soon as I laid my pattern loving eyes on it, I had to make it mine and have been wearing the heck out of it ever since.

Jeans by Pilcro c/o Anthropologie // Graphic Tee by Madewell // Striped Jacket by Cartonnier from Anthropologie // Feather Bracelet by Monserat de Lucca // Shoes from Zara (old)

my style: travel basics & anthropologie giveaway (closed)

pilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologieAnthropologie sent me these beautiful pants from their colorful line of Hyphen Chinos just in time for our trip to Miami and they quickly became a staple in my travel wardrobe. I picked the “candied ginger” colorway, which happens to be my latest hue obsession. You may also recognize it from my new studio floors… CAN NOT get enough of that color in my life.

Check out the other four lovely bloggers that Anthro teamed up with and what style they picked here.

And don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win a pair in the color of your choice!

Here’s the giveaway details…
To win a pair of the Hyphen Chinos:
1. leave a comment below saying which colorway is your favorite, and…
2. follow Anthropologie (@anthropologie) and myself (@sarahshermansamuel) on instagram

One Smitten Studio reader will be chosen at random and will be gifted their preferred Hyphen style. Good luck!

Shop the Look: Hyphen Chino from Anthropologie by Pilcro // White Blouse by Zara // Hat from Forever 21 // Gladiator Sandals by Sam Edelman (old) find similar here.

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering and congratulations to Phoebe for winning the Pilcro Chinos!

Images by Smitten Studio for Anthropologie 

my style: full skirt & crop top

full skirt // crop top // smitten studio //sarah sherman samuel full skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studioTHIS skirt. The color, the pattern and the twirlability… it had my name all over it. The ladylike length pairs well with a crop top even if my neon white tummy hasn’t seen the sunshine in months (note to self: hit the beach). Also, who doesn’t want a gold wing on their clutch? Surely, no one I would want to meet. OK, I kid! (kind of ;)

Patterned Skirt by Whistles // Crop Top by Sugarlips // Shoes by Zara (old) find similar here // Clutch by Zara (old) find similar here // Bangle one & Bangle two from Madewell // Hexagon Bangle (gifted) find similar here

military jacket: 3-ways

3 ways to style a military jacket // smitten studio3 ways to style a military jacket // smitten studioMy friend Kiersten just started up a brand new blog and I took part in her “1 Item 3 ways” feature. This Military Jacket has become a staple in my wardrobe so I thought it would be the perfect item to show you how I style it a few different ways.

Get all the details after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »

smitten studio + madewell event!

baseball sweater & spotted clutch // smitten studio & madewell eventbaseball sweater & spotted clutch // smitten studio & madewell eventbaseball sweater & spotted clutch // smitten studio & madewell eventbaseball sweater & spotted clutch // smitten studio & madewell eventbaseball sweater & spotted clutch // smitten studio & madewell eventI’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with one of my favorite brands, Madewell, to host an event next week! We will be celebrating the Santa Monica location’s 1 year Anniversary and the launch of their new Spring Collection. We’ll have sips and sweets, a special in-store discount, as well as a chance to win a Madewell gift card. I’ll be curating a rack of my favorites from the new collection to make your spring shopping even easier. So please stop by and say hello! I can’t wait to meet some of you there.

- Thursday, January 30th 7 to 9pm
- Madewell Santa Monica, 1349 3rd Street Promenade

Shopping Guide: Madewell Items… Baseball Sweater // Skinny Skinny Jeans in Waterfall // Calf Hair Zip Pochette // The Mira Heel

Glasses by Warby Parker

my style: patterned knit & coated denim

patterned knit // smitten studiopatterned knit // smitten studiopatterned knit // smitten studiopatterned knit // smitten studioI recently stocked up on cozy sweaters for my trip to Michigan. I have been living in this leopard pullover from Anthro for the last week (see what I mean) and scored some great basic ones from Madewell’s big sale. Now here’s hoping we get some snow while we’re there!

Sweater by Sleeping on Snow (now on sale!) // Skinny Coated Jeans c/o Madewell // Black Suede Boots by Steve Madden // Rings by Melissa Joy Manning & LFrank Jewelry // Lipstick by Dior (coral chrystal)

my style: desert romp

feather romper // smitten studiofeather romper // smitten studiofeather romper // smitten studiofeather romper // smitten studiofeather romper // smitten studiofeather romper // smitten studioNot exactly your typical winter outfit for the rest of the country but this jumper was made for a sunny day traipsing through the desert. This was actually also my Thanksgiving day outfit (feathers = turkey = thanksgiving right?), but I had topped it off with this sweater for the LA chill.

Happy Friday!

Jumper by Flynn Skye (from Principessa) // Hat by Brixton (from Individual Medley) // Belt from Club Monaco // Sandals by Sam Edelman // Rings by LFrank Jewelry & Melissa Joy Manning 

my style: moto jacket & patterned pencil skirt

moto jacket, patterned pencil skirt // smitten studiomoto jacket, patterned pencil skirt // smitten studiomoto jacket, patterned pencil skirt // smitten studiomoto jacket, patterned pencil skirt // smitten studiomoto jacket, patterned pencil skirt // smitten studioAs soon as I saw this skirt I had to have it. The pattern and the fit… it is just all so good and I must say a little edgier then Anthropologie’s usual assortment. I really love how it looks shown here, with a chambray top, but I thought I would further edge it up with a moto jacket. I never did meet a moto jacket I didn’t like, so when Emma of Emmadime asked me to be a part of her Lovely Lady series, I thought this was just the look for it.

Shopping guide: Skirt by Eva Franco // Tank by Pickwick & Weller // Moto Jacket by Elevensees // Clutch by Clare Vivier // Ankle Boots by Steve Madden