UNIFORM | The Gjusta Bakery Coat

This indigo chore coat is my new favorite item. It's soft but sturdy, totally utilitarian and multi-functional, the perfect blue, and American-made. What I like just as much as the coat, is how I came to it. I met Anaïs of the photo duo Anaïs & Dax last week and she was wearing it. Before we could get into any niceties or hellos I blurted out, tell me everything about your coat! She told me she saw servers at (one of L.A.'s most-loved bakeries) Gjusta wearing them and mustered the courage to ask where they were from. The coat is made by the label Lily Ashwell, the daughter of Shabby Chic's Rachel Ashwell. Admittedly, I would have totally overlooked the Lily Ashwell Indigo Linen Workman's Jacket ($185) if it wasn't for Anaïs. And how cool that the servers at Gjusta wear them—they are literally a uniform, and that arm pencil pocket, I'm into it. Keep up with Tomboy Style elsewhere: INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER.

GIFT GUIDE | Valentine's Day by Huckberry

Valentine's Day—it's loved, hated, and inevitable. Luckily, our pals at Huckberry have put together two incredible guides, one for him and one for her, full of practical and endearing gifts for the rugged and stylish loves in your life. Here are a few of my picks from their guides—just don't wait until the last minute, there's less than a week to get in on the Huckberry V-Day gifts!

Clockwise from top left: Argaman & Defiance Infinity Scarf ($33); Nipomo Tierra Diamante Blanket ($65); Pair of Copper Moscow Mule Mugs ($50); Fig & Yarrow Pink Love Salts ($29); Leather and Brass Necklace by Julia Szendrei ($29); One Year Subscription to Darling Magazine ($99);  Spurcycle Bicycle Bell ($45); Bees Knees Spicy Honey by Mixed Made ($26 for two bottles).

UNIFORM | Strathcona Stockings and Socks

In my experience, if there's ever a month for great socks, it's January. It's cold, it's gray, it's the perfect time to add some color and fun to your feet. Enter Strathcona, the ideal socks and stockings for men, women, and kids that are printed from designs, collages, photographs and original drawings. They're locally made in Canada by artist and designer Ryley O'Byrne. Check out their online shop, I've got my eye on this pair

SITE | Unsplash

Bloggers, photographers and web peeps out there will find this most useful, but had to share Unsplash, the royalty free photo site where you can use, alter, and post photos (great photos, I might add), even for commercial use—all for free. Pretty incredible resource.
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DESIGN | Buddy Editions

Winter by Valeria Rienzi.

Started by Katie Armour of Matchbook MagazineBuddy Editions is an online art gallery that features emerging artists around the globe. The collection of limited-edition art prints is a mix of everything from fashion illustrations to black and white photos of urban landscapes. Beginning at $50, Buddy Editions is a great way to buy art on a budget that isn't something you'll likely see on anyone else's wall. I love these four seasonal fashion illustrations by Uruguay-based artist Valeria Rienzi. Winter (above), Spring, Summer and Autumn (below) are $50-$500 per print, depending on size. Check out all the other great artists at Buddy Editions too!

SCENE | New Orleans, LA.

A concert by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, 1965. 

We're in New Orleans this weekend, going full steam into all things Cajun and jazzy. If any of you NOLA natives or aficionados have any Tomboy Style-y recs, I'd be so grateful!

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SCENE | Montana Winter by Anaïs & Dax

When I first saw the Montana Winter series by Los Angeles-based photo duo Anaïs & Dax, I thought, yeah, that's exactly how winter in Montana looks in my head. Open, empty, natural, severe, and the people who thrive in such a climate are just as strong and rugged as the Rocky Mountain terrain. When Anaïs & Dax aren't busy shooting people for publications like the New York Times, Kinfolk and Cereal, they once in a while find themselves playing photographer and model. This series is of a recent visit to Dax's family in Montana, in these photos Anaïs is modeling some of Dax's old man’s hats and his mom’s old denim jacket. Just perfect.

UNIFORM | Save Khaki

When it comes to menswear that we "borrow" from, or buy from to be more accurate, there really aren't that many strictly menswear labels that really, well, work for a woman. I don't mean that just in terms of sizes or things looking boxy in a good way. I'm speaking more to an intangible feeling. But there are a few menswear labels out there where it feels not only OK, but right to shop from and one of them is American-made Save Khaki out of New York. Their collection photos seem to always include women, which is a nice little encouragement to women to buy their clothing, whether it's for them or a gentleman in their life (the clothes might end up on them at some stage, regardless of original intent). I love Save Khaki's neutral color palette of grays and washed blues that create a spectrum of pure Americana. Sure, I wished they made women's clothing, but I'm also grateful that they are doing what they are doing.

DRINK | Campfire Coffee by The Poor Porker

There's plenty of room in the coffee world for something that's super thoughtful and delicious without being overly precious, so when The Poor Porker out of Lakeland, FL. started making a roasted and smoked small-batch Campfire Coffee blend ($15 for an 8 oz bag), I was like: yes please. Here's the simple math: Hand smoked chicory + organic fresh roasted coffee x brewed any which way you like = a campfire in your morning cup of joe. I won't go overboard and say it's transcendent, but it will transport you back to your last wilderness excursion for a few seconds before getting back to your computer—and that's something. You can complete the aesthetic experience with their hand-made enamel mugs ($18), but I think Robyn and Jarrid of The Poor Porker would encourage a proper trounce through the woods to realllllly complete the experience.

And lastly, a gratuitous shot of Poor Porker co-founder Robyn from their holiday pop-up because: great outfit...style blog...yadda yadda.

ICON | Patricia Kennedy Lawford

Photos by John Loengard for LIFE, 1962.

When considering Kennedy women and their place among fashion's notables, seldom is Patricia Lawford mentioned in the mix. Jackie of course is the standard bearer. Eunice and Ethel were the tomboys. Carolyn Bessette, the minimalist sophisticate. Even Matriarch Rose has been on this blog. Ignored (at least by me) until now, I'd argue that Pat may be the unsung Kennedy style hero—tomboyish but glamorous, well-traveled with a Hollywood edge. She contrasted her East Coast lineage after she settled in Santa Monica with Peter Lawford, but being a Kennedy, she still knew her way around the laces of a football.

GEAR | Aigle Boots

Photos via La Garçonne

It's January, so no matter where you are, it's likely that the next few months will be wetter, icier, snowier, and colder than you'd like. I bought a pair of these classic French-made Aigle Jodhpur boots ($149) from their equestrian collection in October and have been so impressed with them, I had to share. These babies look like leather Chelsea Boots, but are actually rain boots (that would probably do fine in slush and snow) made from a patented rubber material—making them waterproof. I don't know of another women's rain boot that are classically styled and could be worn into an office or restaurant without pause. They are the ultimate winter travel boot in my opinion and the perfect marriage of fashion and function. They come in brown (shown above and below) and in black.