Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Tomboy

Garden Tours

Gudrun Sjödén latest clothing collection is inspired by three types of gardens and the people that work in them.


Community Gardener- eco-cotton top, ‘field’ linen wrap skirt, linen/cotton twill pants, microknit pantyhose and canvas shoes


Roof Gardener- linen/cotton tunic over linen/cotton dress, pants, high-top sneakers and leather cellphone pouch.


Home Gardener- cotton cardigan, spandex tank top, eco-cotton bib overalls and boots.

And look what came in the mail today-


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Gudrum Sjödén

Our Garden Shed- Part Two

Belle’s Garden



opt-margaret-howell-crisscross-sandalsHigh on my list to purchase this Spring is a pair of flat sandals. The detail I want- chunky crisscross main straps.

Shore Leave


Cool looks for warm weather dressing from Chinti and Parker’s Spring collection.

Cheap Chic #2

Looking great for less.


Total Cost- $44.94

Vintage denim work shirt….$20.00

Old Navy utility camouflage shorts (check stores for availability) ….$22.94

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Rachel)

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Cheap Chic #1

Cheap Chic #1

Looking great for less.

painterspantscollagewithdanielle-optTotal Cost- $65.

Gap Kids sweater (on sale)….$30.

Painter’s work pants, cuffed (local paint store)….$25.

Men’s black oxford shoes (Goodwill)….$10.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

Tough Love


Fashion details- Chloé white lace dress, Jessica Broas headpiece and Converse canvas sneakers (worn through out).


Dolce & Gabbana silk dress and Jessica Brosas headpiece.


Giorgio Armani floral print jumpsuit and Vivien Seriff headpiece.

(Photos- Thomas Whiteside for UK Elle Magazine, March 2014)

Fashion Character Photo


 The Tomboy- Capital City Motorcycle Club, California c. 1950

Nibs Updates


I’ve added updates to each of these posts on Nibs. Be sure to scroll to the end to find them.

Summer Stripes

Fashion Inspiration- Head Scarves

Fashion Inspiration- Denim Overalls

Fashion Inspirations- Suspenders

Classic Portraits

Zip It


Pull-over wool coat with back zipper from Engineered  Garments.

1 Pink Coat Worn 3 Ways

If you think a pink coat is only for romantic dressing…think again. Pink is the new, hardworking neutral on the block. It looks great with black, brown or pastels. Margot and I took one thrifted pink pea coat and gave Danielle three different ways to wear it.


Fashion details- A slate-gray fitted ski jacket toughens up the classic pink coat. Hand knit hat, snowflake patterned gloves and nose ring (worn through out) completes the look.


Layering a mix of textures- pale pink silk shirt, vintage printed fair isle sweater, fur scarf and tweedy newsboy cap… adds an unexpected, fun twist.


Powder blue and bright orange with pink? You bet. It works here because the multicolored granny square knit scarf ties the colors together.

(Photos- ©2014 Martha Browne. Styling- Martha B. & Margot K.)