Shop Alert: Product Highlights

Though spring has yet to sprung, we here at OSB are ready. The shop is looking extra flush with new products and loads of cute gifts options and stylish accessories. Who doesn't deserve a special treat after all? And with a our online store brimming with items, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home to check out all the new goodies. Happy browsing!

Witchy Gems

It's no surprise gemstones, rose quartz and druzy ear studs are at the top of our list when it comes to sparkling accessories. These pieces combine earth mother tendencies with a touch of glam and, if we say so ourselves, make for a show-stopping statement look. Layer on the rocks or pick one bold piece. Either way, channeling your inner mystic never looked so good!

With multiple stones and hues to choose from, we dare you not to collect all the druzy sets!

With a touch of blue, this sleek and sophisticated stone pendant is sure to amp up the drama when paired with any outfit. Add an edgy touch to a chunky knit or layer atop a trapeze dress and denim jacket to preview this year's music festival style.

Stick 'em Up!

Jazz up your school supplies or work notebooks with some perfectly springy stickers. Oh-so twee, we can't help but use these everywhere, seriously!

Burn Baby Burn

Who doesn't love a new candle? Though the season generally calls for fresh florals, this time around we decided to feature some muskier, richer scents - it is still February after all. Amber and smoke lay a warm and comforting vibe throughout any home while we adore the sea salt and sage combo: the quickest way to feel like you are in southern France, on the shore in a striped boatneck top and black capris. Plans for Spring Break anyone?!

A Hair Do!

These cute headband shortcuts come in three colors and we can't help but drool over the different ways to style hair with them. Topknot your mane and toss one of these on to hold back bangs or go for a sweeter princess style with a half pony and loose tendrils. No matter what, there is sure to be several videos and how-tos on Pinterest to help navigate which way to rock the twist scarf headband.

Starry Knee-Highs

After months of wearing big boots, heavy wool socks and getting feet down and dirty with the winter blues, a new pair of socks is just the ticket to feeling fresh and lively again. We have added quite a few fun and funky pairs but shoot for the stars with these constellation knee-highs.


If you have taken to the coloring book craze like we have - you know you want to! - then you know a special tote or carrier for your colored pencil and supplies is a necessity. Grab a large accessory bag like this one with the Eiffel Tower across the front to feel artsy yet organized and keep all your coloring tools in tip-top shape. Not into the coloring trend? A tote is a tote and who doesn't need another bag to carry all the day's necessities around in?!

Brick and Mortar at 2124 W. Division

Though online shopping in pajamas is hard to beat - maybe with a mimosa on your bedstand too! - don't forget to check out One Strange Bird's brick and mortar location. With additional products to peruse, Alliance Bakery down the street and Wixter Market next door, an official shopping day might be just what the doctor ordered.

'Til next time!


Stylish Layers for Fall & Winter

Sweater weather is here, along with hats and scarves, boots and best of all cozy comfort. But don't be fooled, layering up is an art. A little thought and preparation can go a long way when it comes to wearing your entire closet. Layers are warm and visually interesting but extra bulk is not so we rounded up a few of our favorite layered, cozy weather styles to get some inspiration rolling for this time of year.

Boots, Boots, Boots!

With how much rain Chicago has seen in the past few days, a sturdy pair of rain boots are an absolute necessity. We love the bright accent color paired with a mostly black ensemble via Alexandra from Lovely Pepa. These Hunter boots steal the show with their unique hue and help keep feet dry. Layer up with tights or chunky knee socks to keep everything from your toes to your knees nice and toasty.

Peekaboo Texture

It's easy to dress monochromatically this time of year: just throw on some black and you are good to go. But with layers always try to keep texture in mind to spice up the dark hues and give a little visual interest to any plain black look. The statement hat and veil with a peekaboo fringed skirt pump up the drama for this look via Blair Eadie of Atlantic // Pacific.

Belted Neutrals

Image via  Finch&Fawn

Image via Finch&Fawn

If you're worried about swimming in your layers or getting lost beneath all the fabric, a cinched waist helps keep your shape intact as well as add a prim and proper appeal to the look. The color play between Kiana of Finch&Fawn's neutral maxi skirt and leather belt and boots creates the perfect fall palette, and really, who doesn't love stripes on top?

Image via  Finch&Fawn

Image via Finch&Fawn

Leather and Lengths

Image via  ChiCityFashion

Image via ChiCityFashion

An often forgotten aspect to a great layered look is length. You never want all your hemlines to fall at the same length or be too short or too long. This is why we love ChiCityFashion creator Jena Gambaccini's leather jacket and flowy tank combo. The different hemlines keep her look streamlined and sleek but oh so warm on those tricky sunny yet chilly November days.

Image via  ChiCityFashion

Image via ChiCityFashion

Fall Classic

Image via  The Golden Girl

Image via The Golden Girl

This look from Jess of The Golden Girl encapsulates what this season's layered style is all about. A jean jacket with a statement scarf, an autumnal hued suede skirt and eye-catching boots all play nicely together to create the perfect Saturday shopping, Sunday morning brunching, fall leaf collecting, pumpkin carving ensemble. This look is versatile while a touch preppy and a true exemplifier of classic comfort for chillier weather.

Image via  The Golden Girl

Image via The Golden Girl

Tights, Tights, Tights!

If you get cold, don't forget about tights. These slinky bad boys were made for this type of weather. Megan from Sparkles and Sprinkles shows off her gams in a garnet pair for the added hint of color beneath her cobalt blue look. With all the different tights available, whether patterned, sheer or opaque, this fall necessity can really alter the look and feel of any outfit.

Don't Forget About Your Jewels

Image via  Who What Wear

Image via Who What Wear

One trend we are loving over at OSB - not seasonally restricted but whateves - is the layered jewelry vibe. Try it with different length necklaces to draw attention to your face and neck or throw on a cuff with bangles and bracelets of different hues. Either way, this is a surefire way to give any look, whether monochromatic or bohemian inspired, an added point of interest and street style glam.

Image via  The Golden Girl

Image via The Golden Girl

For a few of our favorite layering accessories, check out the online shop or stop by OSB's brick and mortar store.

'Til next time!


Fall Accessories are In!

Quite arguably one of the best seasons for stylish dressing, fall is here and layers are back! This week, we decided to highlight a few of our favorite autumnal fashion finds. Stop in to check out these pieces in person or peruse our online shop for the latest and greatest from our shelves to yours!

Add a pop of color with this patterned scarf!

Comes in red or blue, oh yeah!

Go for a carefree, boho vibe with the addition of a little swingy fringe to your ensemble, whether from a wristlet or comfy, cozy poncho.

Up your bag game with this two-for-one tote. Whether you choose the showstopper plum or beige's understated appeal, this sizable bag is the ultimate fall essential no matter where your day takes you!




Needless to say, we here at OSB are ready for fall fashion!

This is just the beginning...


Warm amber, beige and caramel tones are this season's staple hue and the perfect neutral to pair with statement jewelry.

Hardware never looked so good! These cutesy feather hair clips and bracelet strike the perfect balance between playful and chic.