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I wanted to share some recent works. It’s nice to have an outlet to talk about what I do instead of just speaking to myself or my cat. 

I’ve been playing with simplicity lately. I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote from Paul Simon- “It’s actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.” 

I also still love playing with new fabrics & quotes (both stupid & serious) so my work tends to be all over the map as a whole but that’s fine with me. I’m just happy that I’m still passionate about embroidery. My biggest fear was that I would come to hate it pretty quickly but I’m still happily stitching away the days. 

These are all for sale, of course, if you’re so inclined, or rather if you just want to check out what other things I’m working on you can see them (here)  

Hot in Leather 

Make a statement and wear leather dresses year-round

Typically a fall and winter collection necessity, leather dresses are now something you can wear no matter the season. Being one of the biggest trends on the Spring 2015 runways, leather shifts were spotted at Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler, Versace and more. Whether your like be more retro in something mod or prefer to be sexy in form-fitting silhouettes, shop the best leather dresses and update your wardrobe today. 

Inspiration: Spring 2015 Runway 

Leather dresses were the talk on the spring runways at Louis Vuitton and Versace, from ’60s-inspired designs to sexy and modern styles.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2015

Versace Spring 2015

Inspiration: Spring 2015 Fashion Week Street Style 

Leather dresses don’t always have to be black. Look for colored leather options too - it makes it more daytime appropriate. 

NYFW Spring 2015

Style Tip: Don’t be afraid to try out head-to-toe leather looks! Wear a leather dress with leather boots and carry a leather handbag.

Shop our favorite leather dresses below, plus more here!

Under $100

Faux Leather Dress

‘Tulisa’ Faux Leather Skater Dress

Black Leather Shift Dress

Under $500

The Slip Dress

Aria belted suede and leather dress

DROME Short dresses

Lust-Worthy

GIVENCHY fitted sleeveless dress

T BY ALEXANDER WANG wrap dress

Lambskin Leather Shirtdress

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Dapper Dino Dads

Stepping up my game in the greeting card department!! Tis the season for Father’s Day cards, and I’ve just put up in my shop a fun alternative to ho hum golfing/beer dad cards (don’t get me wrong, both of those things are super great). These cards are printed on recycled white Mohawk folding cards and come with a linen finish Eastern Metallic envelope, sized A2. 

Make that classy man in your life smile with a dapper dino card!! :D

Get ‘em here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaryIllustrations

The Street Style Silhouette You Need To Try Now

Create this ultra-chic look in 3 easy steps

We’ve been noticing a recent street style trend that always looks chic, and it doesn’t necessarily involve a designer label. Forget about what you’ve heard about proportions for a minute and open up your mind to a new look - the straight silhouette. Here’s how you get it: layer a loose, long sweater or thick top over a midi skirt or dress, add a pair of heels and voila. It’s exceptionally easy and ever-so-chic. Your proportions may look slightly out of whack, but a great pair of heels will take the look from sloppy to sophisticated in a matter of seconds. Take a page from the street style handbook and try out the slouchy-cool look with our editors’ favorite pairings below!

How They Wear It

Blogger Lia Makrigeni of Sparkling Bubbles via Vanessa Jackman

Milan street style via The Sartorialist

Stylist Rachael Wang via A Love is Blind

Blogger Maja Wyh

Shop The Silhouette

Knit Sweater

Elena Midi Skirt

ASOS TALL Exclusive Longline Sweater With High Neck In Chenille

Pleated Wrap Kilt

Waffle Knit Turtleneck Sweater

Sunburst midi skirt in faux leather

Oversized two-tone cashmere sweater

Band Stripe Skirt

Jack Wills Oversized Textured Sweater

Two-tone pleated crepe midi skirt

Wool-blend Turtleneck Sweater

Watercolor Pleated Midi Skirt

Search for more oversized sweaters here and midi skirts here.