- 100 years of beauty in 1 minute is pretty incredible. See here for Caucasian American beauty standards and here for African American. There are also fantastic videos for Iran and North Korea vs. South Korea.
- A couple is making fancy bags out of Legos. Pretty cute!
- And while we’re on that Lego tip…huh?
- Excited to try this much-touted drugstore red lipstick.
- We’re apartment-hunting in SF for the first time in six and half years…so yeah. This video.
- Another impressive installment of home styling using Target items.
- Ooh, loving this unexpected book wall.
Provided you feel good in them, I maintain a button down and jeans is a complete outfit in and of itself. It’s clean and simple and foolproof. Plus, restraint is a virtue, and all that good stuff.
But then chill vibes are also a virtue, (some might say). So — this bag again! I can’t decide if it’s bohemian or country western, but either way, it’s chic and a little out there and I like it.
Dogwood is in season! I saw these branches at the flower shop and purchased them immediately without thinking about how to get them home. And thankfully, we did eventually figure out a way to stuff these guys in the car without roughing them up too much. It was so worth it.
I love the wild, free flowing feel of blooming branches and the way they fill up a space. Plus, they make a foolproof arrangement — for once, so simple to recreate at home. Inspiration below…
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Nature comes up with the most gorgeous color combinations. When it comes to my own clothes and interiors I often opt for vivid hues in small doses, but this copper and ocean blue-green palette is both rich and vibrant, and completely soothing. I will GLADLY take all the color.
Our painted concrete floors are already a ruddy orange and these images make me want to run out and find some bright blue artwork. Or just transport myself to any of these locations. I’m not picky.
Splendid tee, Joie jacket, Reliquary necklace, old black necklace, Helmut Lang skirt, Alexander Wang heels (similar), Clare V. bag, Sweet & Spark bracelet (shop my “Master Minimalism” collection here), Spark and Pepper ring
Sometimes it’s surprisingly easy to ignore the wardrobe issues sitting right under your nose, (no pun intended). For the past few years, the part of my closet that consistently bummed me out was my tees and tanks.
I only had a couple I liked, so when I wore sweaters or blouses I’d purposely pick the saddest, oldest and most ill-fitting ones to wear so I didn’t “waste” the good ones on an outfit where you wouldn’t actually see them. But recently I finally bought a few of tees I absolutely love and got rid of the rest. It’s the smallest change, but such an impactful one.
How do you feel about your under layers? Do you invest in them or “save” the ones you like for certain outfits? If you’re in the market, my favorites are this and this from Splendid, this AG tee and this crewneck tee from Vince.
Joie jacket (sold out), Vince Little Boy Tee (the best), AG legging ankle jeans (sold out), Alexander Wang heels (sold out), Ray-Bans, Stila Beso Lipstick, vintage necklaces (similar here and here), Alexander Wang Prisma Bag (here in black)
This jacket again! I’ve already done some spring cleaning and culled my closet, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s a classic wardrobe staple. According to whom, you might ask?? How about SANDRA MOTHERFREAKIN’ DEE. Or actually, whomever she turned into when she said “goodbye” to Sandra Dee.
It is pleasing and functional, with or without a billowing blond fro. (But preferably with — next time.)
Fringe! The fringiest. I’m in. You may have seen this tote on the blog “shop” page. I had debated buying it and then it sold out. So recently when it came back in stock I managed to snag it (on sale, yes!) at the Shopbop sitewide event. It only seemed right to wear it with ankle wrap sandals and turquoise jewelry.
Isabel Marant Etoile Vicky Baja Shirt, Kara Fairway Shopper, Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses, Julia Kostreva Tortoise Shell iPhone Case, Toms Brass Leaf Wrap Ring, 20 Years 20 Slips book for Erica Tanov, Rag & Bone The Skinny High Rise Jeans, Toe-Ring Ankle Strap Sandals, Jennifer Fisher XL Square Gold-Plated Cuff
I can’t actually wear/bring these to a lunch date because I don’t own any of these items (yet), but if I did I would feel SO FABULOUS. Here are some obsessions, new and old.
In related news, I got a new phone so I’m giving some serious thought to scooping up this case.
Fresh-baked banana bread is a delicious way to start the morning, if you’re feeling really motivated. But during the week, this is an amazing (and 5-minute) substitution. The flavor is delightful if you like banana bread. And for what it’s worth, walnuts are super foods!
- 1 cup milk (any kind)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
- 5 ice cubes
- Dash of sea salt
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- Perfect corn muffins? That’s all you had to say.
- There is an ad for “Normal Barbie” and it’s amazing.
- Scientists tried to figure out why Indian food is so damn tasty, and they did. Here’s why.
- Advice on how to reconcile seeking beauty with finding depth.
- And speaking of imperfection, behold this wabi-sabi dream hotel.
- Because brunettes need dry shampoo too.