I’m going to write about that heart-stopping, joyful sensation that occurs when you find a perfectly distressed, perfectly fitting vintage piece. That feeling – after flipping through racks, digging through piles, and trying on garment after garment – of discovering something that’s one-of-a-kind. If you’re like me and the idea of mixing vintage and contemporary looks excites you, then you understand the possibilities that finding a vintage wardrobe staple like a pair of Levi’s jeans can hold. Jeans and a t-shirt is an unbeatable combination, but adding high-waisted timeworn jeans that are undoubtedly as rugged as they are feminine to the mix takes it to another level. I have found some pretty sweet vintage pieces in unlikely places, but I have yet to find, yes find (not “find” in Urban Outfitters, which, not going to lie, I’ve been tempted to do) my own pair of vintage Levi’s. In cherishing these timeless jeans (or jackets, or shoes) of the past I feel as though I can bring nostalgia to an outfit of otherwise current pieces that were most likely manufactured in this decade. A pair of vintage Levi’s can stand alone with a modest shirt and not much else and can add something special in their own subtle way.
Cheers to Friday, and have a fantabulous weekend!
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Now that the holiday season has officially come and gone and three-day work weeks are nowhere in sight, today’s Monday feels particularly daunting. Last Monday, I for one woke up feeling particularly energized knowing that my week was basically split in two by New Year’s Day. To make settling back into reality a little bit smoother I have amassed a mood board of desks and workstation with particular style. When my productivity and motivation are running a little dry I can’t help but feel inspired by flipping through images of beautiful office spaces. Happy Monday; let’s do this!
A happy, healthy & inspired new year to everyone! It could be the fact that the beginning of the year holds the possibility of adventure, but I am seriously craving Paris right now. Can I get a oui oui? See (and listen) to the playlist below for some aural satisfaction; I call this one Nancy Sinatra Goes to Paris.
Office design inspiration
Fresh blooms for a fresh new year
Airy archways to the kitchen
Short, choppy, hair-spiration
I really want this print for my apartment
Decorating with antlers: not just for hunting lodges
Butternut squash & white bean stew: kind of the perfect cold-weather dinner
On the banks of the Seine
Climb every mountain!
A storefront that makes you want to go inside
Crossbody & shades of blue
Caramel-filled gingerbread cookies
Herringbone hardwood floor & french doors
And this would look great in my bedroom!
Stripes on stripes on stripes
Warm & fuzzy meets mid-century mod
Feelin’ this typography right now
Vintage French house numbers
Neutral living room
| I am thrilled to share some of my favorite looks from the a-thread Fall lookbook |
a-thread is a fantastic clothing & accessories line based in Los Angeles with the vision of offering women stylish, comfortable fashions and the means to support a good cause. With their ‘Shop & Effect’ program, a-thread donates 5% of each purchase to one of their charity partners. Shoppers are given the choice of four charities to whom the portion of their purchase will be donated: Kiva, Thirst Relief International, LA Animal Services, & Children of the Night. Finding the perfect Fall staples from a-thread’s new lookbook- filled with sweaters, denim and coats in cozy fabrics and autumn-inspired hues- is easy knowing that you are supporting some pretty amazing philanthropic organizations.