Ouur Studio by Kinfolk

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.

'Gram envy

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!

Defined: Eleutheromania

Wednesday, July 16

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Currently loving

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!

Millay Vintage

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. 

Well said

Tuesday, August 20

Currently loving

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.

Finally ...

Friday, August 2

I'm ending the work week with Mia Maestro's amazing music video for her song Blue Eyed Sailor. The video is based on Cecilia Paredes' art where make up or body painting creates her anthropomorphic images. I've already watched the video half a dozen times. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

'Gram envy

Wednesday, July 31

My Instagram feed has gotten so much prettier since I started following Mia. Her styling is perfect and the lighting is gorgeous. Looking at her work makes me wish for lazy Sunday afternoons. Too bad it's only Wednesday.

Currently loving

Monday, July 29

I feel a twinge of envy every time I see Kevin Russ' photographs. They're breathtaking, but they remind me that I'm stuck in an office 8 hours a day. I love my job, but the photographer is free to travel around the world, explore, and capture unforgettable moments with his iPhone. In an interview with VSCO Cam,  Kevin said: "My daily schedule couldn't be any simpler. I look on a map for places I want to see and then drive there and take pictures." Amazing. I want that life.


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