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I Like Your stILe: Katie Fine

Katie Fine is an LA based Interior Designer, and I need to meet her.  She designed Rashida Jones’ house and I bet if the three of us hung out we’d make people jealous have a really good time.

Her firm, Katie Fine Design, specializes in residential and commercial spaces. Not only do I like her stile because she uses two of my current favorite colors, but also because she’s not afraid to use bold wallpaper and incorporate stand out pieces (I’m looking at you gold settee and savonarola-esque chair) to make a space truly unique. She believes that, “No matter what look her clients are after, she can always deliver with her personal mix of edge and sophistication.” And that, Katie, proves why you are indeed Fine.


images via Morgan Lyn


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I Like Your stILe: Gala Gonzalez

I think this picture pretty much started my obsession with streetstyle blogs. I appreciate personal stile far more than I do fashion. And while I do check in to fashion blogs to find out what the latest trends are, I’m way more fascinated by what people on the streets are wearing.

Meet Gala Gonzalez. A Spanish girl residing in London. (Leave it to European women to know how to dress). Oh, did I forget to mention she also models, styles, blogs, travels to all these wonder fashion shows, has received tons of press, djs AND went to college? Name your kid Gala and she’s bound to be cool. But I’m not jealous. I’m just really jealous.

Here’s something she said about finding her stile: I get ideas of “what is the next big trend” and then apply my personal style to it to create an outfit. I mostly get my influences from Londons East End scene, designers, music and movies. I dress up as I feel. Today might be a rock style, tomorrow a blond 60s wig.

Well, you inspire me Gala and I’m going out to find a blond 60s wig.

I love how unpredictable her outfits are, mixing up designer with vintage, simple and classic with rock and way-over-my-head.


Hope this has inspired you to find your personal stile.




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I Like Your stILe: Brittany (literal) Stiles

After a year of contemplating whether or not to start a blog, I bit the bullet and started designstILes. Short, sweet, personal and representative of what I’d feature. Best of all, the I and the L signify my initials. Feeling clever, the next big step was to start a Twitter account. All the other cool blogs were doing it and felt it was the right move to monopolize on my clever name. Turns out it was already taken. Whaaaaaa? {Talking to the Twitter sign-up page} You mean someone was clever before me? But my I and L are capitalized? That’s got to count for something, right? Let me try again. Username has already been taken. BY WHO? Why would anyone want it? It’s long, ugly, sounds dumb and makes zero sense. Defeated my own name, I chose second best: IdesignstILes. But not without scoping out this so-called clever person who stole my name first. Brittany Stiles.  A true, legitimate Interior Designer. Her last name is really Stiles and didn’t try to get all cute with it by making up her own spelling. Damn.

Sure enough, her work is awesome. I’ve been following her blog since and recently realized she added me to her blogroll, which is like major props in the blog world. Thanks Brit, Brit (we’re cool like that, no?) Without further ado, I share with you the real Stiles.

A bird’s-eye view of the previous photo. The warm tones are inviting and comfortable and make it look a bit vintage-y. And that pendant really hits the spot.

Pretty distinct from the previous room, I love that she’s able to show a less feminine side while still mixing design styles.

And she does events too! Call me, I can help you.

You should follow me on Twitter. You’ll love it.

Irene Lovett


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I Like Your stILe: Sincerely, Jules

Sometimes I feel like some sort of pedophile for liking the stile of those who are years younger than me. Case in point, Jules from the blog Sincerely Jules. She’s not ten or anything, but she is in her early twenties, I assume, and I’m, well, in my later twenties, which sorta makes me feel like maybe I’m not dressing my age. In my defense, I liked her stile before assuming how old she was, so maybe I’m just behind or she’s just fashion forward. Regardless, her stile is something to blog about, and she’s darn cute to boot.

Stripes, blazer, clogs, vintage handbag – Let’s be friends.

Her mix of new and vintage pieces makes her stile that much more attainable, and her casually chic LA look is very me.

She also puts together some great boards. Like this one:

Always some inspiring things going on over at Sincerely, Jules, so stop by.

-Irene Lovett

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I Like Your stILe: Krista Ewart

I love how bright and playful this beach house, designed by Krista Ewart, is in the latest issue of House Beautiful. A true representation of her Southern California roots and evident that she’s not afraid of bold patterns and a girlie approach.

I noticed Krista left walls white, which works really well with the amount of color she brings into each room.

Love the way the black pops against the bright white and soft pink (right photo). The stripes on the pendants are repeated again on the towels. Intentional? Also, Notice the snail vase? Ka-yoot.

Wonder if The Husband would mind if I swapped out our refrigerator for a pink one.

Now if only July would finally be as bright as this Cheerful Beach House.

-Irene Lovett

images via House Beautiful

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I Like Your stILe: Mary-Kate Olsen

Holy Smokes, I love this outfit. As soon as I saw it, I bookmarked it and started coming up with ways to recreate it. I’m not daring enough to flaunt a feathered headdress out and about, but that doesn’t mean I won’t rock one in the privacy of my own home (best used to dance around in front of the mirror while The Husband is away, or at a slumber party with The Girls).

It’s outfits like these that make me thankful I’m a girl.  Gold sky-high stilettos, tutu-like skirt, vintage-esque rock t-shirt, dark nail polish, a surplus of rings, headpiece suited for a costume, boisterous pose and any girl is ready for a photo op.

image via songofstyle

I’ve gathered some items in case you’re interested in this outfit as well.

For links, click on images.

We’re halfway through the year,

Irene Lovett

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I like Your stILe: Katie Holmes

Not to be misquoted, but I should have titled this post; I Like Your Outfit. I usually think of Katie’s stile to be kinda blah. Nothing really stands out other than her constant wear of flats and boyfriend jeans. But I may be biased on this one because a plaid shirt and high-waisted jeans are items you can easily find in my closet. Either way, this outfit speaks volumes and if she continues to change things up, I may keep her on my radar.

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Evan loves it when I wear these types of outfits. He says they make me look like a wife. I guess that means on an average day I dress like a girlfriend.

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I still have not been able to achieve the perfect messy bun.

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I’m almost positive her purse is the Lanvin Happy Sac Partage Bag, which looks a little (a lot) like the Chanel 2.0. Love that she’s decided to carry it like a clutch at the end of the day.

It’s almost Friday,

Irene Lovett

images via Coco’s Tea Party via picApp

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