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.
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Mother’s Day is all about our Moms of course, but we can’t forget about our friends who are starting their own families. I’ve enlisted my very stylish friend, Julia Gelfgatt who is expecting her first child, to give us her ultimate Mother-to-be must haves. Julia is a Brooklyn, New York based jewelry designer who launched her collection, Raia (named after her grandmother) last year. Julia wears her Constellation Bracelet in the photo below.
1: A weekend getaway to Montauk & a stay at Ruschmeyer’s or Sole East Resort. “I would love to relax and enjoy some one on one time with my husband before our little girl is born and our lives change drastically.”
2: A Détacher Sandals. “Because I have a sandal addiction and as my belly grows and I wear more simple clothing silhouettes, the shoes and accessories become more important, and comfort is key, especially since I live in New York and walk everywhere.”
3. Eatable of Many Orders Tin Bag. “A great over the shoulder bag so that my hands can be free to carry and play with our baby girl.”
4: Aromatherapy Set with essential oil scents like lavender & orange spice. “These scents are calming and can help me relax before and during labor, Eden’s Garden has a high grade organic essential oil gift set that’s very affordable.”
5: A Prenatal Massage or an Acupuncture Treatment. “To relax and balance my body in preparation for birth, also great for relieving aches and pains from carrying extra weight.”
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)
This is the closest I’ll ever get to talking sports, so take note. The sporty trend we’ve seen for a few seasons won’t be going anywhere this year. An easy way to get the look without looking like you’ve just left the gym is to incorporate small details into your otherwise stylish street ready wardrobe. I love this DIY because you can apply these sporty stripes to any t-shirt in your closet. I chose to use a men’s white tee that I usually sleep in, because I liked the over sized look. I also think these stripes would look awesome on a vintage graphic tee. Gather your tools and supplies- Your choice tee + painters tape (or masking tape) + sponge brush + water based black fabric paint. I used this kind.
When taping the front of your sleeve, cut a long enough piece of tape so you can wrap it around the back of the sleeve in one continuous piece.
Because you are painting on a knit tee, do not use long brush strokes, just dab the paint onto the sleeves until it is saturated.
I know this sounds hard to believe, but I am loving printed bomber jackets right now! In my mostly solid and neutral wardrobe, I found that throwing a printed jacket over an all black look changes everything. My Mom is in town, so over the weekend we did a little shopping, and she bought me this amazing quilted print-mix bomber from H&M’s Conscious Collection, and I haven’t taken it off since. On Sunday we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is just a few short blocks from my apartment, and my jacket fit right in with the flora and fauna.
This post is dedicated to the new animated film, Epic which debuts this month.
The Nanushka Spring/Summer 2013 look book has a streamlined bohemian vibe that makes it perfect for the season. I could live in the blush cut offs, quilted denim coat and easy black bomber all season long.
I love the bohemian essence that a tassel brings to any outfit, whether it be on the end of a belt, a scarf or in this case on a necklace. For spring and summer I wear more white, so I thought making a black tassel necklace was ideal.
First, gather your tools. You can use any beads, or stones. I chose to use lava beads which have a great texture and are charcoal in color. I had a few crystals left over from another project, so I decided to incorporate them into this necklace.
Make your tassel and attach it to your necklace by tying it on.