Monday Mood: Nest Together

monday-mood-nest-together-desmittenOne of my favorite places for never-ending inspiration is Nest Together, an online journal focusing on thoughtful design. Together we gather. Created by Kara Town and Sanam Miremadi, Nest Together is a world that embodies inspiring design, art, interiors and architecture. A world that I get lost in for hours and I think you will too. Here are some of my favorite Nest Together features of the moment, assembled together to create my Monday mood. For even more inspiration, follow them on instagram and pinterest.
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1 // spaces // art // mood

2 // mood  // mood

3 // mood // architecture

4 // mood // mood

5 // spaces // art // spaces

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Best of Basics: RE/DONE Jeans

Over the past few years my denim silhouettes have started to relax a bit. I’ve tried on a lot of the high-waisted, straight leg jeans but always felt like the fit made me look like a 1980’s mom. If you follow me on snapchat (desmitten), you got a glimpse of what the oh-so-expensive and coveted Vêtements jeans looked like on me… mom city.

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I began to give up on the idea of rocking the high-waisted relaxed jeans, until now. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the perfect pair of high-waist cropped jeans from RE/DONE. I rarely buy pants online because fit issues are pretty much inevitable, but this wasn’t the case when I ordered my RE/DONE jeans. Not only do they have one of the most accurate and complete fit guides for each silhouette and size, they also accept returns and exchanges within 14 days.

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Let’s get down to the good stuff. RE/DONE is a movement, not just a brand. They pride themselves on providing a sustainable denim alternative, with true individuality. With hundreds of jeans already in existence, why create new? They take vintage Levi’s jeans and cut them into a modern fit, without losing the integrity of the vintage denim. Each jean is unique, with its own signs of wear and love. When you receive your new RE/DONE jeans, the label states the age of your denim. My jeans are 24 years old, only 6 years younger than me. I love the fit and the wash of my pair of RE/DONE jeans and I hope to add more signs of wear to them through the years.

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As you way have guessed, RE/DONE jeans sell out pretty quickly, but don’t worry, next week they are having their biggest restocking yet. Go here to be the first to view the new pieces as they become available. My advice: review the fit guides before the styles are restocked next week. That way you know exactly what size and style to shop for, all you have to do is choose the best wash/color that works for you.

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Wearing my high rise cropped RE/DONE jeans with Piamita top // KARA bag // Zero + Maria Cornejo sandals.

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Beauty Supply: KORA Organics

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Always in search of new organic and non-toxic beauty products, I’m currently obsessed with KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr (yes the model). They use certified organic formulas to help rejuvenate and nourish your skin. I bought the Soothing Day and Night Cream and the Recovery Eye Gel over the winter but didn’t find use for them until I was on vacation in California. After a day at the beach or in the desert, the Soothing Cream was best for nourishing and rehydrating my face. The Recovery Eye Gel is light weight and filled with organic seaweed and chamomile. I don’t love the applicator tube, with one little squeeze, it always dispenses too much product. I always have extra leftover, which I end up putting on my boyfriend’s face. Both products are suited for warmer climates. They weren’t strong enough to combat my weathered winter skin, but now that Spring is here, I can’t get enough of them. Shop the entire line of KORA Organics and read more about the organic ingredients here.

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Wood Watches

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I am all about neutral colors (big surprise) but when I was introduced to Wood Watches by Jord, the idea of neutral and natural came together. Jord uses 100% natural wood to make their streamlined Wood Watches. Lately, as I design garments for Project de. each month, I am drawn to natural fabrics such as linen, cotton and raw silk. The light wood of the Fieldcrest Maple watch compliment the raw materials I am currently working with (evidence above – my workspace).
jord-wood-watch-desmittenWarmer weather calls for lightening up a bit, not just in color palette but in fabric weight as well. As I trade in my chunky sweaters for cotton dresses, I can’t help but notice how heavy a traditional metal watch feels on my wrist. The wood watches by Jord are lighter weight than metal watches, making them more comfortable to wear in the spring and summer.
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What are you waiting for? Shop Wood Watches here!

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