SKIRT CHASER

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I have a seriously dysfunctional relationship with skirts. I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t found one that I love and would rather wear over a dress. Is anyone else like this? Maybe it’s a lazy thing: you look put together, but it’s just one article of clothing. Throw it on and go. Whatever my issue is, hopefully I’ll get over it this season, because there are so many fun trends for skirts! Once again, the 70s vibes of fall are surfacing with suede fringe, leather, and patchwork. I also love the classic pleats, plaids, and button fronts. The mini skirts are darling paired with cozy knits (like those found in my last post), and the midis looks so polished with a bloused silk top. Check out the widget below for some more skirts that give me hope I can be a skirt person!

Emily

PS that fringe-y little number is linked in a lighter canvas color! The tan sold out.

THIS OLD HOUSE

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Hey y’all, I hope everyone had a great Monday! For once, I was seriously productive, and it felt so good. It’s amazing what you can get done when you, ya know, actually sit down and do it. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might’ve noticed a picture here and there of this old, decrepit, cottage style house (and some treasures we found inside!). This ole girl is part of the reason I’ve been so MIA on the blog lately. My parents have owned a boutique home building business for over 25 years, and now I’m stepping into the ring. We purchased this Maple Bluff property in September and have been busy with it ever since. Though once a nice home owned by a respected family in the Madison area, it had fallen into serious disrepair. When I say disrepair, I really mean it was totally unlivable and therefore, it’s been taken down to the studs. The last few weeks have consisted of clearing out truckloads of junk, meeting with subcontractors, and getting bids. Demolition should be finished in a few days, and we’ll have a clean slate inside. I can’t wait to restore this place to it’s original character. With the guidance of my mom, I’m taking this project and running with it, so expect to see updates both here on the blog, and on Instagram as well. Also, I’ve been pinning like it’s 2011, getting lots of inspiration for kitchens and bathrooms, so be sure to follow 10th & James on Pinterest!

Emily

Basic Cable

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Hi friends, happy Monday! With the weather cooling down here in Madison, it’s quite literally sweater weather, and who doesn’t love a good cable-knit? When I think of the classic fisherman’s sweater, my mind first jumps to being around five or six at my grandparents house. Whenever I was chilly, I would borrow one of several sweaters my “Ahma” had knitted for either my mom or my aunt when they were little. They were the perfect, cozy, cabled cardigans with pretty brass buttons. Though those are long gone, they are definitely the standard I look to when on the hunt for a new sweater. I personally believe everyone should own a great cable-knit, and this season, there’s so much to choose from. It’s anything but basic cable with punchy colors, or fringe, or colorblocking, cable-knit is cool y’all. You can even incorporate it into your look in the form of leggings or even a poncho, whatever floats your boat. If you live in the Great White North, like me, you’ll definitely be requiring a chunky knit to keep you warm all fall/winter, and cable-knit is the way to go. Check out some of my picks in the list below!

Emily

PS: The fringey cable pictured above is 30% off (with free shipping) today only! Wooo Colombus Day Sales!