Snapshot 10/16

Beauty, Blog, Culture, Decor, Snapshots, Style

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!

looks

My ode to vintage Levi’s jeans

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reads

Sick and Far From Home Slate

Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? (Jennifer Lawrence speaks out!) Lenny

The Making Of John Wayne Buzzfeed News

Donna Karan On Motherhood, Fashion And Designing The Perfect Pair Of Jeans Fresh Air

The Powerful Appeal of Modern Witchcraft — Even for a Skeptic The Cut

Tour a Creative Couple’s Elegant and Fresh Nashville Home My Domaine

 

Home Tour: Dreamy California Apartment

Blog, Decor, Home Tours, Style

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No, this isn’t a tour of my apartment (dreamers can dream!), but I fell so in love with the decor in these photos that it seemed wrong to not share. Set somewhere in West Hollywood, this apartment captures many of the design trends that have been on my radar: mid-century, moroccan-inspired, earthy, industrial, and Hollywood regency. The decor doesn’t fully fall into one aesthetic or another, which is what makes this space so appealing. Just like each of us have different sides to our personalities, this multifaceted apartment can allow the (lucky) inhabitant to indulge whatever side they’re feeling. And let’s be real, when you have light like that, you can’t help but want to fill the rooms with colorful, charming pieces.

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A seagrass planter, wooden chairs, a fiddle leaf fig tree, and more bring that natural California vibe to the dining area and throughout the home. Plants are tucked into almost every room of the apartment, keeping the feeling airy and organic.

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Much of the youthfulness of the apartment comes from the Moroccan-inspired accessories: hand-embroidered pillows, linen blankets, and arabesque motifs so beautiful its as though they were chosen right from the bazaars in Marrakech.

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Dreamy-California-Apartment

1. Serena & Lily 2. 1stdibs 3. Etsy 4. Dot & Bo 5. World Market 6. World Market 7. Etsy 8. Dot & Bo

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Photos via Gia Canali

Originally seen on Domaine

 

Sweet Dreams with Crane & Canopy

Style

| the Ashbury duvet |

Achieving a signature style in your home is as much about showing memorable design pieces as it is about creating a comfortable space.

The design team behind Crane & Canopy, a Bay Area-based bedding line, have found a way to seamlessly offer fresh, luxurious products. Cultivating a business model designed to cut out the middle man, Crane & Canopy  produces duvets, shams, comforters, and pillows at a very reasonable price point. To shake up the way companies normally introduce new products, Crane & Canopy dreamed up the “Fall into Bed” campaign in which they will release a new design every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of October. And with yesterday’s launch of their Fall collection and the debut of the adorable Fillmore Blue bedding design (featured below), I am anticipating a pretty spectacular showing from Crane & Canopy for the rest of October and the months to come.

| the new Fillmore Blue duvet |

| the Valencia collection in white |

I am thrilled to share the amazing and incredibly innovative Crane & Canopy line and to introduce Karin Shieh, one half of the creative duo who founded the line in July.

| Karin Shieh | San Francisco | Owner of Crane & Canopy |

| style inspirations |

“I grew up reading Vogue and InStyle – and I absolutely love Real Simple. Also, the beauty of Paris; the gorgeous gowns and dresses of Jenny Packham and Christian Siriano.  I love the classic simplicity of Donna Karan, especially the architectural elements of her upcoming collection.”

| favorite restaurant |

Umami in San Francisco.”

| ideal getaway |

“I grew up right by the beach and am at my happiest when I can see the ocean and feel the sand between my toes.”

| if you had $5000 to any store |

“Marc Jacobs”

| guilty pleasure |

“Anything sweet (cupcakes, ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc) and heels.”

| most prized possession |

“The pearls my grandmother gave me for my 21st birthday.  I rarely wear them, but when I do, I feel really special.”

| best advice you ever received |

“My mother always told me to follow my heart.”