This classic color combo never goes out of style, or out of season. I am constantly inspired by this color couple, whether it’s found in nature, fashion or interiors.
While at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last week, I saw a variety of tulips, but none as fantastic as this one.
I always love the little black lace bra as a layering piece. I tend to wear mine under a loose tank come summer time.
I love how this unstretched canvas hangs slightly off center above the dining table.
Straw hats for summer days spent on the beach are a must.
Rings on all fingers, don’t mind if I do!
(all images via my pinterest)
Last week when my Mom was in town, we spent a day at the Natural History Museum. I found endless inspiration in the Gem and Mineral wing of the museum, which I could’ve spent the entire day exploring. Apparently, I’m not the only one who finds inspiration in what the world naturally develops. Here are some of my photos from the museum paired with quartz accessories to adorn your home and your body.
Debra Baxter Crystal Quartz Necklace / Lola Quartz Side Table / Adina Mills Quartz Cluster Ring
This week my Mom is in town, which is fantastic! Although it left me postless yesterday, so I apologize. This weekend is all about easy tees, sunnies and angular jewelry. Yesterday I hit two major sample sales, Creatures of Comfort (read my review here) and Elizabeth & James (read my review here) where I picked up some key pieces for my weekend look. I love my new Elizabeth & James dark green tortoise sunnies, they couldn’t be more perfect for my summer wardrobe.
(Side note: remember my post about ethnic rugs? We finally found a vintage Turkish rug for the office., pictured here)
Gorjana V-Necklace / Vintage Weight Necklace / Raquel Allegra Shredded Tee / Elizabeth & James Sunglasses
The key to a sustainable wardrobe is editing the collection of clothes you already have to make them work for your current lifestyle. Last week I posted 3 Ways to Wear a Denim Vest because this is an item at the top of my list for Spring 2013. Instead of investing in a new vest, I decided to reinvent an old denim jacket. This is seriously the simplest DIY I’ve ever done.
If you don’t already have a denim jacket in your closet, another sustainable solution is to pick one up at the thrift store. (Buying pre-owned clothing give the garments an extended life). Be sure to keep an eye on the details that appeal to you when picking out a thrifted denim jacket. For me, stitching color, hardware color and the shape of the pockets and collar are important details. Also, the proportion of the jacket- is it short or long?
Tools: Good fabric scissors and your denim jacket of course!
When cutting the sleeves off, cut on the sleeve side, so the stitching around the armhole will stay on the vest. This helps the vest look more finished. Be sure to pull the sleeve when cutting so you can get a close cut.
And finally, wear it! (Worn here with: Helmut by Helmut Lang Blazer, H&M Striped tank (similar here), BDG Skinny Jeans, Vintage Sandals and Sunnies
(this post was inspired by IFB Project #91)
Between last week’s Teen Vogue, Festival Collection event hosted by Laura from On the Racks and happily remembering last year when I spent days on end helping my Assistant Designer plan his Coachella wardrobe, the music festival vibe got into my head a little. Case in point- all my blog posts this week have touched on the idea of music and fashion. Well, today is no exception, so bare with me if you are utterly bored of (or jealous of) music festival goers’ style.
While planning my spring/summer wardrobe, images of gauzy peasant blouses and denim shorts dance in my head- but figuring out how to make this music-fest inspired mood fit into my not-so-hippie style, is a challenge. For me, keeping a neutral palette is key while channeling the festival inspiration through details like fringe, tassels and optional headgear- whether it be floral headdress or hat. Since I’m only a festival goer at heart, it is most important to keep the look city street ready. (So maybe the floral headdress is out). But the ultimate rule to making any style work is to be natural, feel good about what you are wearing and own it.
(all images via my pinterest)
Last week I had a chance to visit Lanya Snyder’s West Village home where she hand makes her jewelry line Ora. She launched her line with the Classic Collection of bracelets made from strands of silk braided together and adorned with gold, silver or rose gold beads. Lanya lets her materials lead the way when designing new collections, and hand selects each bead and stone to insure the highest quality product. She recently started using precious gemstones, lapis, jade and diamonds to embellish the silk strands. Worn alone, or stacked and mismatched, these bracelets are perfect for the upcoming music festival season.