LFW Street Style by Collage Vintage

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Sometimes street style is more inspiring than the runways. I’m not talking about the ridiculous over the top, unattainable, would-never-wear-unless-you-were-on-your-way-to-a-fashion-show street style. I’m talking about the street style that you can wear running around the city, every day. The best source for this type of street style inspiration is from Collage Vintage. Here is a collection of my favorite London Fashion Week looks that don’t require any shopping, just a few simple styling tricks to elevate your wardrobe essentials.

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It is with gratefulness and sincerity that I thank you for following me on Pinterest. This week I reached 20,000 followers and it is all because of you and the amazing people I follow on the platform. Pinterest has become a great organizational and inspirational tool and I often wonder how we survived without it. Thanks to everyone for continuing to share your content, thoughts, and ideas on this platform.

Xx C

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Furnishing A Minimalist Home

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Furnishing a minimalist home… Sounds like an oxymoron right? Before you bring anything new into your home, be sure to clear out any and everything that you don’t need and/or love. If you need help with this, read this, it’s life changing. Much like building an edited wardrobe, furnishing a minimalist home is all about quality over quantity. Invest in things you will use forever and that will work for your apartment now and your future home(s). It’s ok to sit on the floor until you find the perfect sofa. Don’t buy disposable furniture, dishes or silverware. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite websites for furnishing a minimalist home and selected some of my favorite pieces.

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Rikumo – Japan Made | Best for towels and stylish yet utilitarian tools for house keeping.

Heath Ceramics – California-based, family-owned, hand-crafted ceramics. | Best for ceramic vases and dinnerware.

Food52 | Best for simple, functional kitchen prep tools like these glass nesting bowls with spout and one of a kind vintage/found pieces with a modern utility.

WallpaperSTORE* | Best for Ichendorf Milano glassware.

Vestige Home – Hand-made wood pieces | Best for cutting boards and wood accessories.

March SF – San Francisco-based home goods | Best for everything from stoneware to John Pawson flatware.

Everyday Needs – New Zealand based home goods | Best for great finds like this set of concentric trays by Margaret Howell.

Honorable mentions | Quitokeeto // Stillhouse // Association // Analogue Life // Mjolk // Nest Direct // Muji

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Beauty Supply: Agave Lip Mask

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I don’t wear lip color… ever…  My lips naturally have a barely berry hue, so I never felt the need to wear added color. Until recently that is. With our wedding coming up in less than two months (eek!) I thought it would be nice to have the tiniest bit of color on my lips for the big day. My makeup artist recommended the Agave Lip Mask by Bite Beauty, and I am in love. At first, I thought I would get the clear mask, just to hydrate, plump and condition my lips with the tiniest bit of glossy sheen. But once I got to Sephora and saw the color options, I went for the darkest color they offer, smashed. I just add a touch to the center of my lips and push my lips together to smooth out. It looks like I just ate a cherry and it stained my lips every so slightly. The best part of the Agave Lip Mask is how it makes your lips feel throughout the day. They feel protected from the elements, hydrated and conditioned. Once the lip mask wears off (after about three hours without eating or drinking) my lips felt exfoliated and smooth. The texture is sticky, but not like the horrible lip glosses of the early 2000’s. It feels more like a face mask, on your lips. I highly recommend this to my fellow low-maintenance, clean-beauty addicts.

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DE SMET | Linear Precision with Organic Ease

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The Fifth DE SMET garment is a long sleeve knit top with thoughtful details including curved seams, slits at sleeve hems and a strictly straight neckline. The fabrics and lines of this style were informed by organic elements and naturally occurring shapes. Shop the DE SMET long sleeve knit top here.

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