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Mary Ann

    Dressed: Sézane

    September 13, 2017

    Jacket Sézane x LADP

    We’ve always been obsessed with French fashion and the way French women dress: effortlessly chic and timeless. We love their simplicity and how the look is carried in the details. Want to flatter us? Tell us that we look very French. Or even a little French. It would make our day.

    Sézane has been an online favorite for quite some time now with their classic Parisian style coupled with a Lisa Bonet bohemian feel. They offer four main capsule collections throughout the year with monthly releases to complete the collection.

    Ever since we saw the Sézane x Madewell capsule collection back in 2014, we’ve been big fans of the Parisian label. With the opening of Sézane’s first U.S store in New York, we wanted to celebrate and share the pieces we have been eyeing and loving.

    Check out our picks after the jump! Continue reading…

    Inspiration: All Yellow

    August 28, 2017

    Maybe it’s because it’s nearing the end of summer. Maybe because I like how it looks on me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in a good mood lately…

    Or maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to Coldplay’s Yellow nonstop for the past 3 hours.

    Yeah, that’s it. – Mary Ann

    P.S. You can also purchase that lit neon sign if you’re so inclined to. Head on over to Urban Outfitters to check it out.

    P.P.S – Of course, I’m going to get inspired by Rihanna. Who wouldn’t?

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    Living: All the Plants

    August 27, 2017

    I’ve been focusing a lot on how to make my house a home, and there was always something missing amidst the furniture and decorations; for a long time, I thought my home looked a bit stale and very cookie cutter. I realized that my house needed more natural elements to give it the life that I was envisioning. I’m very new to the plant care life so I’m taking my time to research and properly understand how to care for these living beings as each type of plant has different needs. And of course, it’s still fun to gain some inspiration from the web.

    Paiko is one of my very favorite botanical companies to follow. Inspired by the natural beauty of Hawaii, Paiko focuses on locally sourced products as well teaching the greater community on sustainability and preservation. They also have a book on how to gather and arrange Hawaii flora titled, “‘Ohi” which I’m planning to purchase. The shop itself looks so gorgeous, andI cannot wait to go to my second home (O’ahu) to visit. Check out their website and Instagram for more inspiration.

    A few other botantical IGs to check out are:  plantsonpink, petitepetalco, and glasswingshop. These are a few of the remarkable people who make you want to keep scrolling through their feeds for inspiration. Enjoy! –  Mary Ann

    Want to see more plant life inspiration? Check it out below!

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    Dressed: Librarian Chic

    August 23, 2017

    Adrienne and I have been obsessed the chic librarian look for quite some time now.  We’ve been loving our solid neutral tones with twists of bold patterns and colors. The Pre-Fall 2016 Alice + Olivia collection hits that sweet middle ground of bookish, feminine, and quirky.

    Although this collection was from some time ago, we don’t see the “librarian chic” or “grandma chic” look slowing down anytime soon. In fact, we embrace it completely. We’re excited to continue to incorporate the look in our wardrobe, and to make it a permanent one.

    In fact…there is a mumu at Nordstrom that is just calling for me to get it. I’ll strut myself on another post if it does make its way to me.


    All images from Vogue

    Wabi Sabi

    August 8, 2017

    I’ve been struggling with the direction that I want to take this site. I have a strong desire to add creativity to my life, and this is the best outlet for that. However, I’m often crippled by this need to be perfect. It can be so consuming that I often abandon my post midway through writing or completely scrap an entire month’s worth of ideas and images. I’ve fallen victim to the social media constructs of what it means to be a blogger; in order to be a successful blogger, one must showcase an enviable and unattainable curated life. It pains me to say that as my ultimate goal was to show a life lived…approximately.


    During this most recent spell of “blog development,” I came across a Japanese concept called Wabi Sabi. Essentially, it is the idea of finding beauty in the imperfections. The quirks and eccentricities during construction of objects and processes are what makes it unique. Flaws are beautiful as that is what makes it special.

    And I firmly believe that is what Style Approximately is all about. Adrienne and I have discussed several directions on where we feel this website will go. And you know what, we still don’t know! But that’s a beautiful thing. I think we’re okay with that: style and life (as a whole) is never a linear perfect path. We’re living approximately, and we hope you can feel just as okay and connected to your flaws as we are.