Putting these lovelies from considerthewldflwrs on my wish list.
Monday, July 28
When I need to escape for a few moments, I go to chef Camille Becerra's journal and portfolio. Inevitably, I get hungry after looking at her pics and watching her videos, but I can't help myself. She collaborates with some of the best photographers such as Nicole Franzen, Sharon Radisch and Emma Jane Kepley, so I keep coming back for more. Also, head on over to Food 52 for her Beyond the Basics column. She posts tutorials every other Monday. My favorite is her step-by-step on how to make puff pastry.
Friday, July 25
Hooray, it's Friday. Any special plans this weekend? If you don't have any, Waiting for Saturday is the perfect place to go for inspiration. Dedicated to off-duty style, the site features tips from New York City's very stylish women. I love the Q&A's that include a breakdown of someone's day (because I'm nosy) and I really dig the lists on what to pack for a weekend getaway; how to make your home smell amazing; and what Tumblrs and Instagramers to follow. Waiting for Saturday is definitely on my must-read list. Maybe it'll be on yours too!
Monday, July 21
I want to step into this lookbook from Ouur and have brunch with these people. I want to grab my bike, buy some flowers from the sweetest smelling flower shop in the city, and later, linger in a quaint cafe while sipping my coffee and reading a book. Amazing, right? I really need to make all that happen.
Launched this year, Ouur is Kinfolk's lifestyle studio that offers a seasonal line of clothing and home goods. Kinfolk is one of my favorite magazines, and so it's no surprise that I'm completely enamored with the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. There's so much goodness and simple elegance here! I can't wait for the linen shirts and hooded jackets to arrive in the U.S. They're only available in Japan, so I'm just going to hope that they're here later in the year.
Friday, July 18
Happy Friday, friends! I'm ending the work week with these pretty pics from Madewell's Instagram feed. Madewell has become my go-to place for overhauling my summer wardrobe, and I've been slowly stocking up on tee dresses, denim shorts and chambray shirts. I'm even considering buying a pair of overalls after seeing Emma Stone rock the look last month. I'm trying them on tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that it will be a successful shopping trip. Anyway, have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday!
Tuesday, July 15
A Well Traveled Brand is a new shop I'm currently loving. It belongs to Bekah Stewart of A Well Traveled Woman, and I've been following her blog on Tumblr for a very long time. When she started her extended blog, I became even more of a fan because that's where she often shares the tender and everyday moments of her life. I love her aesthetic, as well as admire her strength and courage to live an authentic life - something I'm trying to do. Anyway, I was excited when I saw that Bekah started A Well Traveled Brand. She collaborated with Fait La Force, an artisan collaborative in Port Au Prince, Haiti, which works with different artisan groups to create new designs, provide technical training, and bring thoughtfully designed products to the marketplace.
Earlier this year, Bekah worked with one of Fait La Force's sewing groups. She taught the seamstresses new skills, and together, they designed the collection. Her shop now features the items crafted in Haiti. My favorites are the patchwork throw and the fold over denim clutch. I need them in my life ASAP!
Monday, July 14
Hello, again. It's certainly been a while since I've blogged on LS. Wow, almost a year. One reason for my absence is work. Then when all of my freelance commitments were done, I needed a major brain break so I stayed away to recharge. I still played on Pinterest and Tumblr, but I really missed spending time here. I've since taken a step back from freelancing (I still have my 9-6 job), and I'm back to blogging. To freshen up the space, Lauren, a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrated the protea for my header and I just looovveee it. It's perfectl with the new site design from Blog Milk. Do you like it?
So, back to sharing pretty things! Let's start with Millay Vintage. The 2014 Lookbook is wonderfully romantic and the outfits are so so so pretty. One thing you should know about me? I will never ever turn away from a vintage or vintage-inspired embroidered blouse. I won't even tell you how many I have in my closet right now. Another reason to love this shop? Its owner, Mary, is inspired by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and has looked to the early 20th century American poet as her muse. Perfect choice, I think.
Monday, August 19
hansel from basel. What a lovely name for a pretty awesome online shop that creates fantastically offbeat socks and tights. These ankle and thigh-high socks are going to be perfect when fall comes around. Going to start collecting these beauties now.