Tartan Charm // Feat. Barbour


Jacket | Scarf c/o Barbour | Hat | Jeans | Shoes | Aviators

Happy Sunday! It's not typical of me to post on Sunday, but when it's national tartan day, you make an exception.

When I'm looking for a classic tartan I reach across to our friends in England. Barbour is notorious for it's classic prints & timeless designs. Luxurious & funtional, Barbours designs are perfect for everything from city living to hunting, and that's exactly what this Alaskan girl likes to see.

While I usually tend towards Barbour International's Black Streak line, their new summer dress print is perfectly charming for spring. Clearly, I threw on some heels for this shoot, but I'll admit, most days I'd probably pair this look with  flats or sneakers.

Looking for some easy weekend basics? Invest in a few select Barbour pieces– trust me, you'll wear them with everything!

Have an amazing rest of your weekend! xo

Winter Prepster

Coat: Barbour via. Isle of man | Top | Skirt (old) - Similar | Boots | Bag | Lip color

It's still winter, but unlike the last few months, it's feeling like a heatwave in Chicago right now. Granted, by heatwave I'm refering to the mere 32 degrees above zero, but I'll take what I can get.

Today's look is unusually preppy for my style, and yet quite fitting. You see, my favorite part of working in fashion is that I really do feel like I'm playing dress up each day. One day I can be a little more edgy and the next I can be a total prepster, and neither is wrong.

The funny thing is while you may think there is a lot of structure to my styling habbits, what I wear is primarily selected based on how I feel or want to feel each day. It's always a mystery and always a slight costume change, but most importanty it's always a lot of fun!

So there's my challenge for you– be intentional about having fun with your wardrobe and don't limit yourself. Fit & structure are key, but those translate across all styles, so don't be afraid to branch out of your ordinary and see if you fins a new look that gives you a new boost of confidence for the day ;)

Warm Hearts with Barbour Int.

Warm Hearts // Coat: Barbour via. Isle of Man America | Jeans | Boots | Bag | Aviators | Bracelets

Meet Koa, everyone! Koa is my sweet new niece, and by that I mean we have amazing friends who don't mind us overwhelming their puppy with love. Mary & Scout are loving play dates with their new cousin, and I just can't get enough of her! Kind of like how I can't get enough of this new Barbour coat...

Paired with my favorite Sterling & Burke bag, today's look was inspired by the traditional designs from across the pond. After a long love affair with Barbour's classic designs, I finally made the plunge on this sleek waxed biker trench. I'm trying to incorporate a new moto this year– "Shop less, choose wisely", and this selection definitely fit the description.

// All Photos by Austin Larson //