A LESSON IN SIDESMILE

Thursday, April 16, 2015









I have always had a fairly extensive vocabulary. It probably started when my Dad would open up the dictionary, point to a word at random, and see if I knew the definition...super casual right? At the time, I would think to myself "OMG Dad, absolutely not." However, the fact that I have wound up in a profession that relies heavily on the written word is not lost on me, so thanks Papa Spinwall. It also comes as no surprise when people frequently comment how my friends and I seem to have our own little language slash shorthand. Today, instead of telling you again how obsessed I am with this sweater {it is kind of aggresive how much I have been wearing it lately}, I thought it would be festive to share a little SideSmile vocab lesson. TG!

Festive - Fun and Situationally appropriate. "Morgan looked very festive in her tennis whites at the Ralph Lauren party."

Aggressive - Overwhelming and Intense. "I feel like that outfit is more aggressive than Festive." or "My drink was great, but the ginger was a tad aggressive."

Casual - Nonchalant. "I watched the entire series in 24 hours...super casual." or "I just ordered pizza for the 3rd time this week. Casual."

TG - Thank God. "Did I miss the Shopbop Sale? No? TG!"

Slash - In addition to. "I want to look subtle slash sexy."

Absolutely Not - NO. "Are Christian Louboutins comfortable? Absolutely not, get the Manolos."

SideSmile - Sorry not sorry. "A Prada bag can totally be included in my investment portfolio...SideSmile."



*Photography by Mary Summers

RAINBOW WALL

Tuesday, April 14, 2015



I truly love a brand new pair of converse. Granted once worn in, they take on a more laid back chic vibe, but those first few wears are always some of my favorites. I remember freshman year of high school my mom bought me my first pair that were black and hot pink. I looked about as edgy as Ashlee Simpson, but at the time I thought I was looking fresh to death.  I recently picked up a pair of black high tops as well...but we shall see if I feel legit enough to pull them off. There is nothing worse than looking like a total try-hard, but hopefully I can hang when I wear them. What about y'all, do you share my converse obsession?




*Photography by Mary Summers

THE PERFECT CARDIGAN

Monday, April 13, 2015


















There has long been a major hole in my closet where the perfect cardigan should be. If you've seen me in the last two weeks, or watched my snapchats (@sidesmilestyle), chances are I was wearing this little gem from Goodnight Macaroon (Phil, Mary, Morgan, definitely Adrienne...please don't stage a cardi intervention). It is just a perfect layering piece that can be thrown on over this darling Cooper & Ella LBD or my new printed Equipment tank & some jeans. I'm seriously considering buying it in black as well, because when I find such a solid basic I never regret stocking up in multiple colors (aka this madewell tee).


c/o COOPER & ELLA layla tassel dress (shirt version here) c/o GOODNIGHT MACAROON eyelet longline cardigan (love it in black) | OLD NAVY bucket bag (old. similar) | J.CREW malta two strap sandals | LOGAN HOLLOWELL necklace


PS. Sorry I have been a tad MIA lately. I've been working on shaking things up and bring a lot more lifestyle and fitness content to the table, so get excited and stay tuned :)

*Photography by Mary Summers
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