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The Glad Life(style): (n.)

A way of intentional living. A celebration of individual style, respect toward the world, and appreciation for quality & timeless character. Choose thoughtfully. Live divinely.

Guest Blogger: Jessie Brooks

Modern Muse—a New Take on a Classic Look

Written in collaboration with Chloe Ekberg


Airy, white boxed poplins and bold bangs are resurfacing with a new street style flair. This look is a modern take on a timeless style, inspired by none other than fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn.

I traded cigarette pants for two-toned denim from my favorite new brand—Just Black Denim, a company that manufactures jeans in LA using leftover denim material from big-name jean brands at an affordable price point.


The contrast of the two-toned denim and the shark bite hem with the boxy lay of the white bold collared, French Connection Rhoads Poplin Popover blouse captures the sophistication and feminine style of the classic white button down while adding an edgier twist to a classic piece.


One thing I love about the modern, more casual approach to the oversized white button down look is that it is so easy to rock in both the daytime and at night.

 I styled the Poplin Popover and denim with a lace, natural colored House of Mirrors sneaker made by BC, an LA-based footwear company that focuses on effortless and comfortable fashion. 


While this look was perfect for strolling around downtown, just a quick shoe swap and makeup touchup could take the outfit right into the evening.

I personally like to swap my sneakers in for a pair of metallic mule sandals. My favorite pair right now are the Dolce Vita Kaira Metallic mule shoes. They are the perfect statement shoe for the summer, adding a touch of shimmer perfect for a girls’ night out!

I’d also add a touch more eye shadow to create a bolder smoky eye and perhaps even a dark plum lip color to incorporate some dramatic flare.


A look like this allows me to feel a little like Audrey wherever I go!


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