The July Edit: Must Have Pieces

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This month I’m all about the details – a structured cross body, a textured ruffled dress, embroidery, etc.  Summer is finally here and I’m ready for some new pieces to elevate my wardrobe while still functioning as a solid basic. 

01. Ace&Jig dress: I recently discovered Ace & Jig, and I am dying for some of their summery gingham clothes, especially this ruffled dress.

02. Clare Vivier crossbody: This medium-sized cross body has a great structured shape and simple, classy details.

03.  Bryr clogs: This summery clog has great details like a peep toe and leather laces with fun tassels.  A great warm weather clog.

04. Poketo leather card caseThis is perfect for those times you don’t need or have room for your entire wallet in a shimmery metallic leather. 

05. Palm leaf iPhone case: These cases let the color of your iphone shine through while adding fun illustrated palm leaves and polka dots.

06. Madewell embroidered shorts: I’m loving embroidery for this season, it brings a little something extra to an otherwise ordinary pair of shorts.

07. Glossier phase 1 set: I’ve been hearing rave reviews about Glossier and I’m dying to see what all the hype is about!

08. J.Crew field jacket: For those cooler nights, a casual army jacket is just the thing and will transition to fall effortlessly.

09. J.Crew striped tee: I love a good striped shirt, and this one with punch orange lettering will look great with white jeans for summer.

10. Rifle Paper Co. notebook: When did stationary get SO cute?  Rifle paper co has the prettiest floral patterns on their notebooks.

New Arrivals at Madewell

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Have you guys seen the latest at Madewell yet?  I'm loving all the summer trends this season: stripes, embroidery, gingham, chambray, ruffles, tassles...I can't wait to stock up my wardrobe with the latest for summer.  I'm dying for more gingham and embroidery in my closet!  Here are some of my favorites from Madewell's new arrivals.  See anything you like?

Madewell Rio dress
chanbray ruffle dress

JM Drygoods embroidered san vicente top
jm drygoods embroidered top

Ace&jig adriatic dress
ace&jig adriatic dress

Madewell flea market flare jeans
flare jeans

Madewell embroidered eyelet dress
embroidered eyelet dress

Madewell striped dress
striped dress

Madewell scarf
tassle scarf

Madewell la paloma dress
embroidered dress

Madewell striped t-shirt
striped shirt

Madewell embroidered dress
embroidered dress

Madewell pull on scallop shorts
scalloped shorts

Madewell silk island skirt
silk skirt

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Inspiring Spaces: Whites

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lately I am feeling so inspired by beautiful, bright white.  White spaces can be so relaxing, and when peppered with neutrals or natural materials (plants, wood, woven pieces) take me straight to vacation mode.  Here are some gorgeous white and natural spaces that have me wanting to make my home a neutral oasis.

hanging rattan chair
via Van Het Kastje Naar de Muur

bentwood chairs, dining room
via My Scandinavian Home

dining room with built in shelves
via Apartment 34

white living room
via Lark & Linen

modern living room, safari chair
via Analog Dialog

california living room
via My Scandinavian Home

scandinavian modern sideboard
via Coco Lapine Design

built in seating
via My Domaine

dining room
via My Domaine
Want more inspiration?  Check out inspiring spaces: mantle styling, dining rooms, Stacy London's apartment, color, neutral.

The May Edit: Must Have Pieces

Monday, May 9, 2016

I can't believe almost half the year is already over!  Time is really flying, and it's finally starting to feel like summer.  This time of year it's still heating up in LA with sunny days and cooler nights.  Here are some of the things I'm loving right now:

01. Marysia santa barbara bikini: I am in LOVE with Marysia swimwear.  It is seriously some of the softest and most comfortable swimwear I've ever had, and this color is calling my name in a very personal and unrelenting way.  Plus, how cute are those scalloped edges?
02. Madewell mayla sandal: The chunky leather sandal trend is like summer's version of the wood clog.  I'd love to wear these with dresses, jeans, joggers...the list goes on!
03. Clare Vivier denim messenger: It's about time we started seeing chic denim bags.  This would provide a welcome contrast to any outfit.
04. Gwyenth Paltrow It's All Easy: As a fan of It's All Good, I am so excited to dive into Gwyenth's latest cookbook with a focus on quick and easy meals.  Just what I need!
05. Cuyana cropped trench: This chic number is perfect for cooler days and nights during spring.  I love this new cropped take on the classic trench.
06. Madewell shorts: Easy summer shorts in an army green are super versatile.
07. J.Crew checkerboard scarf: This scarf can play double duty and transition from spring/summer to fall with it's cooler color palette.
08. Madewell rio dress: Ruffles and off the shoulder...and a fun pattern!  Casual and cute for summer.
09. Ray-Ban round fleck sunglasses: The retro feel is way in style - I love the look of round frames!
10. Lovestitch harbor pouch: The texture and subtle pattern in this little bag is the perfect thing to travel with your makeup in style.
11. Odette NY klaia cage ring: This statement ring will definitely up your ring game!
12. Uniq Find marble phone case: I want marble IRL all over my house, but until I'm rich, I'll have to settle for marble on my phone.

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Outdoor Spaces

Monday, May 2, 2016

One of my favorite things about California is the temperate weather.  We don't really have seasons or inclement weather, which means that you can really take advantage of your outdoor space year-round.  Our yard is one of the last areas that I've focused on - we have a couple chairs and a rug out there but that's about it.  I'm starting to look for inspiration to make our outdoor space a relaxing oasis now that the weather is warming up.

via One Kings Lane

I love that living in LA means a patio can be transformed into an outdoor living room.  This space transforms seamlessly from indoor to outdoor, and makes the patio just another room without walls.  I definitely want to focus on making our patio another 'room' of our house.

via My Domaine

I like how open and modern this space feels with low seating and string lights hung across the sky rather than along a wall.  Pillows and textiles warm up the space to make it more comfortable and casual.  And string lights are a total must in any outdoor space!

via One Kings Lane

I've been dying for a frazada (used here as a rug) and our patio might be the perfect place for one.  This space really feels comfortable without being too bulky, which is something I really want in our outdoor living space.

via Rue Mag

The textiles and cacti are what do it for me here.  We have bougainvilleas, a small palm tree, and lemon trees in our yard, but I'd love to create an area for an outdoor garden with a bunch of cacti.

via SF girl by bay

Modern chairs and an outdoor garden with a collected feel make this space an inviting oasis.

via Sunset Magazine

I love the idea of layering rugs outdoors, and since it almost never rains here, it could be a reality.

via My Paradissi

This small space is really maximized with lush foliage, seating, a rug to define the space, a makeshift coffee table, and floor pillows for extra casual seating.  I love how pulled together the space feels.

via Stories

Built-in seating is a great option if you have the space for it.  I also love that little peek of an outdoor fireplace - our skin is pretty thin here in LA and a toasty fire warms things up when it drops below 65.

I can't wait to make our backyard into a modern boho oasis.

Pendant Lighting Round Up

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rentals are tough to decorate in.  Without owning your own space, you don't want to make adjustments that you may not be able to take with you to your next home.  While you may not be able to renovate your kitchen, one option you do have is changing out your lighting which can make a huge impact.  I've been living with a terrible chandelier in my dining room for far too long and let me just say, it is ruining all of my dining room Instagram pictures.  Here's a round up of some lighting options I'm loving right now:

01.  Washi paper diamond pendant: I've recently come to realize that I am very drawn to the zen look and I think it give my more eclectic style a very nice minimal, clean contrast.  I actually decided to go with this pendant light for our bedroom.
02. Futagami brass pendant: Beautiful in brass, this would make a great statement.
03. Token pink geo pendant: This glass geometric pendant is pricey but so beautiful.
04. Schoolhouse Electric city chandelier: I have a lot of blue accents, and I love the idea of a pop of yellow to contrast.
05. CB2 vega lamp: This sculptural fixture with gold accents is stunning and affordable too.
06. Dot & Bo centurian pendant: Boho texture with a modern shape is the perfect mix of boho and zen.
07. Lost & Found kyris blue lamp: I love the look of paper lanterns, and this hand printed one has such a unique and beautiful shape and pattern.
08. Industry West flat iron lamp: I have been waiting for a great Lindsey Adelman style chandelier that is more affordable, and here it is! I love the drama of the branches in this fixture.
09. Lucent Lightshop square orb chandelier: There seems to be a wonderful trend with orbs and brass light fixtures, and this one has great lines with a modern feel.
10. Nelson saucer pendant: You've all seen this stunner pendant before, and there's a reason it's been cropping up in households since the 60's - mid century modern pieces have serious longevity and an iconic look and feel.

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Interior Inspiration: Mantle Styling

Monday, March 21, 2016

Since moving into the new house, I've been thrilled that we finally have a serious architectural detail that has been a huge void in my life up until now: a mantle.  Our fireplace is bricked over and doesn't work, but I'm so happy to finally have a gorgeous surface upon which to put my things!  Here are some shots that are inspiring me right now, and even if you don't have a mantle, these looks could easily spice up a credenza or dresser.

via Dwell

via Mer Mag

via The Design Files

via Digs Digs 

via Lonny

via The New York Times

via Styled by Emily Henderson

via Viciously Cyd

via SF Girl by Bay (Nicole Franzen)

via Dust Jacket

via Rue Mag
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