April 21 2017

Fun Links of the Week

How was your week? What are you up to this weekend? I’m hanging with my sisters in Carlsbad. We’re going to hit up the beach up and then visit Legoland. Can’t wait for sister time!

And now, I present to you, the Fun Links of the Week.

Don’t we all have that inner voice that says, “You can’t”? This is touching.

Growing up with siblings is like…(you must click this, it is HILARIOUS!)

I’d love to hang this picture inside my house. It’s so beautifully surreal.

When we move into a new house, I would be interested in working with one of these e-design companies.

This graphic, ice cream t-shirt is cool.

Can you believe that this is a chair?

This designer makes incredibly beautiful, modern objects of wood. I love his lamps.

A hotel built atop a lava flow? Wild!

If I ever go back to New Zealand (maybe with the kids!), I’d love to stay here.

Love this gray moto jacket. (Read about the company making it here.)

This shoe looks like it was inspired by angels.

I love the color red. Here are some ways you can incorporate the bold color in your house.

At first I was like, high top sneakers designed by Missoni? And then I saw this. Want!

Want to carry my groceries in these bags.

Photo by Taylor Jewel.

April 20 2017

12 Fashionable Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I would dedicate this post to finding the perfect gift. There are tons of online shops that offer fashionable pieces like statement jewelry or cute purses. If you’re a hip mom, you’ll want to pass this list along to your husband and kids as a “hint hint”. Here are 12 things that I’ve collected.

Above: Bella Floppy Hat by Eric Javits at Bloomingdales $225
This hat is a classic. You can take it with you virtually anywhere. Pair it with a t-shirt and jeans or with a flowery dress.

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Lightning Studds by Baublebar $34
Have you heard of Baublebar? I found them through Instagram. The company creates fashionable jewelry that’s fair priced. If you’re into pom poms or tassels, this site’s for you.

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Mini Ann Bucket Bag Feather Red by Francis Valentine $295
How adorable is this fluffy purse? Reminds me a bit of Elmo. Even though it’s small, it makes a big statement.

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Tall Leather Tote by Cuyana $175
Love this classic tote purse. It’s simple, modern and clean. Large enough to hold all of your stuff, it’s a true keeper.

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Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses by Ray-Ban at Nordstroms $165
The classic Ray-Ban navigator gets a nice twist with this beautiful shade of blue. I love the classic pairing of the blue lenses to the gold sides.

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Cybil Loafer Mule by Dolce Vita at Nordstroms $99.95
Metallic is in right now as is the mule. Pair them together and you have one fabulous combination.

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Cami Pajama Set by Cosabella at Bloomingdales $88
This blush pink number looks both comfy and chic. I can see moms lounging around in this on any given Sunday morning.

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‘Ultra Mega Check’ Washed Mulberry Silk Scarf by Burberry at Nordstroms $450
What mother wouldn’t want this classic and pretty scarf by Burberry? I love how it comes in pink.

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Abstract Geo Blouse by Akemi + Kin at Anthropologie $68
For those who are a fan of pretty pastel colors and geometric shapes, here’s a shirt made just for you.

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Floral Silk Kimono Jacket by AS by DF at Anthropologie $258
Kimonos are all the rage right now and this one scores points for the lovely detailing of the flowers.

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Heart Silhouette Ring at Adornmilk $48
What girl or woman doesn’t love hearts? This modern piece of jewelry can be found at Adornmilk, sister site to the hugely popular design blog Designmilk.

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Gemini Link Tote by Tory Burch at Bloomingdales $195
Every woman can appreciate a well made bag. This stylish tote is something that will go well with everything. The new ivory Gemini link stripe/gold one is my favorite.

April 18 2017

The Frida Pinto Jean Jacket

Loving this jean jacket by Russian designer Katya Dobryakova. Embroidered on the back of the jacket is a portrait of artist Frida Pinto. What great, vibrant colors. Read the inspiring interview between website Coveteur and fashion designer Dobryakova, here.

April 18 2017

Timeless Tweed Dress by Karl Lagerfeld

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, of Chanel fame, is selling this adorable, A-line dress under his own label. Back in 2012, Lagerfeld launched his own line to serve the middle market. Basically, it’s an affordable womenswear label. (Karl told WWD his collection would be “ageless”.) This dress, which retails for $148 on his website, has that girly feel but still appears timeless. Doesn’t this have that classy Chanel vibe? Love!

Here’s the other one I’m eyeing.

(Right now, take 25% off your entire purchase with code 25KARL.)

April 17 2017

Powerful New Print Shows Hijab Decorated with Flowers

I like this new print that Icy & Sot created to aid the programs in Haiti and Braddock, Pennsylvania. The Iranian brothers wanted to challenge conventions with this personal and political statement. A woman is covered with a hijab, but instead of hiding her, it’s calling attention to her, with the help of spring flowers. Called Unforced Hijab, this is a limited edition print (to 250) that’s 13 x 19 inches. It makes you think.

Icy & Sot: “Unforced Hijab depicts that the Hijab can be a beautiful thing for someone if it’s not forced.”

via [Brooklyn Street Art]

April 12 2017

Fun Links of the Week

Logan got super sick last night, he spiked a 102.3 fever and he has a bad sore throat so I’m going to be staying at home with him for the next few days. No posts from me until Monday. This week, I’ve been collecting a few fun links though, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Do you think you could swim in this crazy pool? That view!

Domino rounds up the best design blogs of 2017.

As a parent, this video is what I needed to see today.

Fortune just came out with a list of the 30 top influencers who are making a killing on social media. (Yay for Bri Emery at Design Love Fest.)

Loving this 60’s trend that’s back.

I’m excited about this new fashion book. Lots of great eye candy.

I can’t help but like her. She just seems so real.

Currently loving the mirrored sunglasses look.

How cute is this cat crossover bag?

See you next week!

April 12 2017

New Book: The Moth Presents All These Wonders – True Stories About Facing the Unknown

It’s been a little while since I recommended a book. (Sorry, been spending my nights catching up with the Fast and Furious series. #5 was awesome!) A few months ago, my sister suggested that I listen to The Moth podcast. I, not really being a podcast type, (well, that’s not entirely true, I did listen to almost all of the How I Built This series), was happy to find out that they had a book. Yay! Time to read on the Kindle.

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The book, called The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, takes the best out of the 20,000+ stories ever performed in Moth shows around the world and adapts them for readers. OMG! This book is gripping! For those of you have slight ADD (ok, raise your hand, don’t be shy), it’s an easy read because each chapter is super short, I’m talking about 10 minutes of reading time tops.

There’s one story about an Afghanistan family that just floored me. What’s best about the stories is that they’re told from the heart. These people lay out their craziest, most fascinating moments in their lives and you can’t help but feel like you’re standing in their shoes.

So read this book! It’ll change your life or at least the way you look at the world.

From the Moth website:
“All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop “one hit wonder,” an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there.

These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by our creative team, and encompass the very best of the 20,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. These tales will make a great gift for story lovers everywhere.

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“Honesty matters. Vulnerability matters. Being open about who you were at a moment in time when you were in a difficult or an impossible place matters more than anything.”

– Neil Gaiman, from his introduction to All These Wonders

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