Friday Announcement: TYPENU Co is Launched!

Gosh this week completely flew by and unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to create more meaningful blog content; but I am happy to announce that my little e-shop is all re-branded and launched on a beautiful site (using Shopify)!  Woohoo!

TYPENU CO – Jewelry that’s quietly minimal, always beautiful, and occasionally adorable

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Last week I shared some of my personal favorite pieces while I discussed a little goal of mine for New Years, and here we are!  Okay, I kind of cheated when I made the goal because it was already in process but I just didn’t know when it was going to be completed.  Making it a concrete goal has definitely lit a fire under my ass though, which in this case isn’t a bad thing.

A little bit about the rebranding – I had named the business back when I just wasn’t sure where it would really go, and so I named it after one of my favorite french words ‘inconnue’, the feminine form of the word meaning stranger, something unfamiliar.  After awhile I didn’t feel like it really encompassed the value I wanted to have behind my brand, and so I set out to change it to the TYPENU Collective.

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Inconnue marketing materials

I’m nowhere near done though; now that the shop is up and running I’m looking to find my blog a new official home too, this blog will remain with the web address under the old brand until I have a good home.

If anyone has tips of a good and affordable blog hosting service I’m all ears!  Have you ever tried to start an online business?  Which e-commerce / marketplace did you decide to go with?  I would love to hear some of your successes or challenges, and it would also really help me out to hear any constructive criticism for TYPENU Co!

Shhhh…I’ll leave you guys with a small surprise:  25% off a purchase of $15 or more using code ‘HAPPY2016’!

As We Bid 2015 Adieu…This Small Little Goal of Mine

UPDATETYPENU Co has officially launched, follow the link here.

As 2015 comes to a close and everyone starts setting those New Year goals, I would like to share one of mine – I’ve been working this past year one something that complimented my day job, and that is launching a little online art/jewelry boutique both curated and created by me.  I’ve been on smaller platforms like Etsy and Storenvy but I’ve finally decided to just take the plunge on a full on hardcore e-commerce platform using Shopify.   Why the hell not!  A rebranding is also happening as I try to make my online presence a little less fragmented, so don’t freak when this blog and my social outlets change names; it’ll still be little ole me!

We’re still a week or two out, but I’m excited to share some of recent pieces that are part of my daily jewelry rotations below.  For the time being you can acquire them through here!

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Spike Chain Ear Jackets

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Moon and Stars Studs

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Wanderlust Holiday Wardrobe – An O What Fun Travel Outfit Survival Guide

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Now, maybe there is NOTHING wrong with dashing through the madness of the airport during the holidays in your Lululemons (your mother isn’t going to give a sh*t what you show up in as long as you show up right?) but in case you don’t have the luxury of such a casual arrival and have visions of a chic landing dancing in your head, read on.

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What in your bag?

Before you can sip on that delicious mai tai and really enjoy the fruits of your labor, first you need to survive getting there.  Flying on a regular basis is bad enough, it’s exponentially worse during the holidays.  Grumpy travelers, harassed workers, and angry parents yelling at their uncontrollably bored children.  Insulate yourself from this black hole of emotions also known as the airport by dressing chic, being prepared, and proceed to sail above it all.

Get ready for my piece by piece guide to the perfect traveling outfit from easy to find sources and your favorite local retailers.  And the best part is, you most likely already have a few of these in your closet!

Tops

Layering is key to staying comfortable. It can be tempting to throw on a big warm chunky sweater and call it a day, but unpredictable temperatures throughout the airport and on the flight itself can make you sweat your make up right off if you’re wearing too much or have you shivering in a long miserable flight if you’re wearing too little.  Try these soft tees below, and go tunic length if you’re planning on leggings or tights.

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01. Zara Tee – soft graphic tee, so comfy // 02. Modcloth Henley Tunic – Henleys are casual and chic at the same time! // 03. Aritzia Split Hem Tank – perfect to layer on and chic on its own. // 04. Free People Cowl Neck Tunic – long and cozy. // 05. Free People Swing Tee – comfortable with sporty details. // 06. Betabrand Two Piece Tunic – an asymmetric tunic tank and a separate crop long sleeve top, a perfect traveling ensemble!

2nd Layer / Sweaters and Cardis

Looking well put together is easy with the right second layer, AND it keeps you cozy when it’s chilly and removable if that plane cabin gets stuffy!  Try a cropped length sweater if wearing a tunic length tee, or a cool asymmetric hem cardi for some variation.

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01. Zara Graphic Sweater – Soft and adorable. // 02. Oak Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – funnel necks double as a hood and scarf // 03. Betabrand 50/50 Cardigan – Another Betabrand invention, convertible from a sweater to a cardi!  // 04. Betabrand Red Eye Shurg – A handy hood for shut eyes, and hidden pockets for traveling essentials. // 05. Aritzia Ionic Cape – short open sleeves make it a breeze to layer. // 06. AllSaints Itat Convertible Shrug – can’t get enough of these convertibles, from cross front to a keyhole back cardi.

Bottoms 

I like to stay away from jeans on flights and go with softer fabrics.  Stretchy leggings allows for comfy movement while looser wovens like joggers feel totally lived in and pairs great with sneakers or boots.  Winter weight maxi skirts are also an ultra comfortable option.

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01. Aritiza Feliz Pants – Minute details make these joggers casual yet stylish. // 02. Nike Printed Leggings – a staple pair of fun printed leggings. // 03. Aritzia Skirt – be prepared for attention in this faux suede asymmetrically cut skirt. // 04. Betabrand Dress/Yoga Pants – dress pants details in the comfort of yoga pants fabric?  Better believe it! // 05. Aritzia Joggers – classic pair of woven joggers. // 06. Free People Leggings – piping details and a cute crop length make these the perfect runaround leggings.

Shoes

This ain’t time for those glitter heels – but that doesn’t mean your feet can’t be dressed!  I personally always opt for boots; it’s nice to have socks on so you don’t have to walk barefoot over that nasty airport TSA carpet.  Ugh.  Anyway, check out these stylish functional options below.

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01. Asos Mouse Face Flats – Too adorable for words. // 02. Free People Ankle Boots – so soft, and easy to slip off. // 03. Eileen Fisher Mid Calf Boots – Mid calf length gives the illusion of tall boots with the benefit of gymnastics-free removal. // 04. Zara Ankle Boots – contrast elastic panels makes these a breeze to slip on. // 05. Zara Plimsoll – the classic simple sneaks every girl should own! // 06. Mango Slip On Sneaks – go hipster with these, pairs well with anything!

Travel Bag

I recommend not going with your usual bag unless it’s big enough to fit your valuables like laptop, camera, etc.  Keep those out of the carry on, just in case your carry on ends up getting checked due to a full/overbooked flight, which like, never happens.  And God forbid it gets lost.  Check out some roomy bags below.

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01. Zara Tote – Large and spacious for all your travel essentials. // 02. Street Level Tote – love the smaller interior organization pouch, plus it’s reversible! // 03. Fossil Satchel – classic good looks. // 04. Asos Shopper – bang for your buck with wide comfy straps and braided detail. // 05. Forever 21 Tote – simple and straightforward. // 06. Herschel Supply Tote – a dependable bag that’s shaped to fit your laptop and all other goodies.

Accessories

Running through the airport is a hot mess, and you’ll want to avoid easy to break jewelry – anything that’s too delicate or breakable that can catch or get yanked during TSA or hauling your carry on to and from those pesky overhead bins.  Keeping it simple here is the key to happiness; there’s already too much on your mind without adding the stress of losing or breaking a favorite piece.  A few layered necklaces, stack on your favorite rings, and throw on a pair of low maintenance earrings.  Grab a seasonal scarf, and you’re off to the races.  Find some of my favorite travel accessories below.

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01. Madewell Ring // 02. Inconnue Double Layer Necklace // 03. Aritzia Scarf // 04. Aloha Gaia Ear Jackets // 05. Betabrand Purse Wallet // 06. Zara Blanket Scarf // 07. Pinch Provisions Shemergency Kit // 08. Topshop Fringe Scarf

A Few More Inspirations…

Here are some additional idea boards to get your creativity flowing:

 

A few last minute tips for your carry on: always keep a “disaster bag” in it with items for night survival like mouthwash and fresh wipes in case of canceled flights and you have no access to your checked luggage.  Kits like the Shemergency from Pinch Provisions are great; you can easily make your own though to save some money, but only if you can pass up that adorable little tiny pouch.  Throw in a pair of fresh underwear too, trust me on this one.

There you have it ladies, these fail proof wardrobe pieces are your guide to navigating the skies with style; you’ll be sure to catch jealous glances from harassed travelers as you breeze through the grounds slowly sipping on that nice hot latte.  Mmm…bliss.

What are some of your tried and true travel outfit tips?  Drop me a line below!

Check out Inconnue’s Style Goals Pinterest board for more similar options if you liked today’s pieces!

Alive Again: Summer Break, and Cute New Things

Hello lovelies!!

I took a break over the summer months from blogging, suddenly there was just a flurry of life events that really took me away from being able to sit down and concentrate at the computer for more than 5 minutes at a time.

But that’s boring stuff.  What’s new?!  Even though my blog has been missing out on love, I’m still working hard over on Etsy and I’m here to share some cute new things!

Cat lovers out there rejoice!

KITTY EARS RING!

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KITTY SILO RING

Are these not adorable.  Hope you liked them as much as I did!  As always, take 15% off your entire order this month with code: AUG15.  Deck out your hands for Fall and Back to School!

Happy shopping!

Monday Coffee and Instagram Feeds

Happy Monday guys!

This morning while doing my usual daily ritual of coffee pounding, I look at my IG feed and thought to myself, wow everything looks fantastic!  I couldn’t hit the like button fast enough.  So I thought, why not share my feed with you guys?

So without further ado, here are some solids from my IG feed.

@moomooi

@freshtangerine

@wearforest

@basicsnyc

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@thebloomerie

@_nutssss

@thehautepursuit

@heyokreal

@maxxsera

@redwolfpdx

@honeybellewordblog

@megmunro_

@small_text

@top_fox_prints

@house.inconnue (that’s me!)

A healthy dose of art, fashion, motivations, and locations.  It’s a good Monday indeed!

Until next time!

Happy Friday! I’ve Been a Busy Bee

Phew it’s been a week of working hard on the shop!  Listed new items, re-photoed other items, purchased materials and non-shop related items….heh heh that last part was just me taking advantage of a mid week trip into San Francisco.  I was carrying a gazillion things so I only got a few snaps while trying not to faint:

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New shiny things that are now up in the shop:

XO STUd Earrings

BAR CODE STUD EARRINGS

URBAN SPIKE RINGS

Oh my gosh I’m seriously so excited about these little guys.  The Spike Ring and the Bar Code studs especially are now my most popular contenders!  Quantities are limited since it’s just me going at it so grab ’em if you like ’em

Oh and by the way just for you guys….. 20% off with code ‘IMPULSE’ (Etsy only).  Shhhh.

That’s all folks, happy Fuuuuuriiiiday!  Don’t forget to drop me a line!