The End Of An Era

"The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness." -Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014)


Instagram Favorites

Fashion and Travel // @JXXSY
Art and Textiles// @Lulu DK
Fashion// @MIRADUMA
Jewelry Designer// @AurelieBidermann
 Fashion Designer // @Lela Rose
I get so many ideas scrolling through Instagram. When I saw branches of cotton at the store last week, it reminded me of Lela Rose's arrangement in her NYC apartment. The best part is that it doesn't require any maintenance :)


New In The Shop!

I've been busy restocking the shop for fall, and have some new things to share!!
 Embroidered Flower and Heart Headbands $10
(only 4 available)
This embroidered vintage batik is amazing, and it's lined with stripes. I use mine inside my purse as a little clutch to hold money, lipstick, gum, etc...
Great for gift giving!!!
And last but not least, Liberty of London tie headbands in a new print! New tie dresses coming soon! xo


Lola Hats

I came across Lola Hats this summer, when I was looking for a wide-brimmed sun hat. Each hat is made by hand in their Brooklyn atelier, with vintage hat forms and Singer sewing machines. I love all the color and attention to detail- a true art form!! 
(Tutorial for embellishing a straw hat, article HERE.)
I found my Lola look-alike on Amazon but it needed some tweaking. A few tips: if the bow is in the back, press it and switch it to the side, or replace it with a thick grosgrain ribbon. 
Studio Pictures via HonestlyWTF


Black & White

I never get tired of black and white prints, especially when they're paired with something simple. It's a sophisticated color combination that looks fresh each season, no matter how you style it. One of my favorite coffee table books is Black & White (and a Bit in Between) because it's filled with interiors that still look current. Here's a few things I have my eye on right now...
My cream and black skirt with a simple black tee and espadrilles. 
Settee made from vintage kilim rugs via Design Sponge.
Princess Diana
Similar Scarf HERE.
Quadrille curtains via Black & White
Similar Sweater HERE.
Zara Girls Jacquard Dress $35
The kids' toys in striped Container Store bins.


Kid Art You Both Like!

I'm always trying to find new ways to display the kids' art, without it taking over the house. This watercolor tulip was a quick project and I love how it turned. It would be fun to come up with some simple designs like birds or fish for a nursery or to give as a baby gift!  
Pearl drew and cut out the pattern pieces with black paper and then traced them on the watercolor paper. Then she used watercolors to fill in the pattern pieces, going as far outside the lines as she wanted. Then I cut them out and glued them on watercolor paper. I'd like to try grasscloth or newspaper as the background next time.
A few other ideas for displaying kid art...
(Pigeon with pastels on sketch paper that fits the Ikea Ribba frame)
Pearl's giant caterpillar we did with oil paint sticks on plywood over the crib.