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
Image via Food52
- 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.
I’m finally getting around to posting photos from our trip back in November! This was among my favorite shots. Amsterdam does black houses so well. It makes the city look very chic.
You can’t see from the photo, but the cars are sitting right up against the canal. A lot of times there wasn’t even a railing separating the two. Walking by, I freaked myself out picturing what it would be like to parallel park along one of those streets.
Canal side dining.
We rented a scooter and rode down to Broek In Waterland, just north of Amsterdam. It’s like a little wonderland full of water (obviously), livestock, and luxurious cottages!
The scooter made the experience more memorable, although way more cold. But we’re softies since Northern California weather is like this.
For anyone who lives in the Bay Area, Broek In Waterland was kind of like the Marin of the Netherlands — clean, upscale and exceptionally pretty.
Animals everywhere! They were cleverly contained by the waterways. Although the cows were not, and they hogged the road earlier.
So I have a weakness for lace-up sandals (I own these and these), and I just happened upon these Fredas. Gorgeous. I love the texture and barely-there color, plus they stop short of wrapping around the ankles so your legs stay looking long. How genius is that?
The Row camisole / Fiele Fragrances perfume / The Last Magazine / Eddie Borgo cuff (up to 25% off with code BIGEVENT15) / Givenchy nude nail polish / Freda Salvador Lace Ghillie shoes / Japanese glass / Spark and Pepper earrings / Fouta towels / Fox Run mortar and pestle / NARS liquid eyeliner
How relaxing would it be to wake up in one of these serene, beautiful bedrooms? Ahhh…I want one. Calm and unfussy. We’re in the midst of (very slowly) decorating right now, which means I am once again dreaming of throwing away all our belongings and living one of those sparse, zenned-out spaces, just like the magazines.
That’s of course not going to happen, but it won’t keep me from pining. (Every season, most likely.)
And speaking of decorating, have you tried Kuhler? It is the coolest thing. You upload an image and it extracts harmonious color combinations. It’s addicting! Perfect for creating a color palette. Or 11.
Overall, I’m definitely a pants person by default. They’re flattering and functional. But dresses become a lot less daunting with easy footwear. I wore this to the first day of Picnic at the Presidio this weekend and could (literally) run all around in this outfit. Dresses and sneakers — why haven’t I tried this sooner??
To be fair, there wasn’t as much running as I’d like. Mostly just time spent waiting for my meal at the food trucks. (The lines were INSANE.) But after a very hectic week last week, it was actually kind of a relief to spend a lazy Sunday in line, catching up with girlfriends.
I seldom see any articles on fashion rules, unless it’s in the context of “XZY Fashion Rules to Break Immediately”. Breaking the rules is fun. Following rules, unfun. Unless they come from Parisians, in which case, please tell us your secrets.
But…I’ll share a guideline anyway. When I want an outfit to look like it all goes, I’ll often incorporate each main color (or a variation of that color) at least twice. So here we have two shades of gray and three pops of black.
There you go! Follow it or have fun breaking it.
So I’m finally taking a painting class. I’ve wanted to do one for awhile, just for fun, and so has a friend, so we decided to become accountabilibuddies and take one together.
It’s an acrylics class and I find it really satisfying that you get to glob paint on and it dries really quickly. It’s not that I’m amazing at it (might have something to do with the aforementioned globbing technique), but it feels good to zone out for a few hours each week and really be in the moment.
I’m trying to channel that flow today for the work week. Here’s an (unintentional) mix of a painterly print, tones and tints. Happy Tuesday!