I Do Times Two

The moment I saw the photos from this wedding, I swooned. Outloud. This weekend affair, in the magnificent Tuscan landscape of Siena, was a multi-day celebration melding Pakistani tradition with Western custom. Guests were able to share in all of Mariya and Sebastian’s nuptials, including a Henna party, a daytime civil ceremony and an evening muslim Nikkah ceremony. The colors are explosive and the details are stunning. You can literally feel the love.

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DIY Jeweled Paracord Bracelet

I know I’m not the only one who has held onto a collection of unmatched earrings, all who have sadly lost their mate at one point or another, for far too long. I haven’t been able to part with some of my favorite danglers in hopes that their other halves would eventually turn up. They never do. Thus came the idea to repurpose these gems, pairing them with the ultimate in utilitarian accessories: the paracord bracelet. If you remember how to make a macrame bracelet, then consider this tutorial a simple refresher.

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Madewell x Erin Wasson

Fresh off the heels of their subdued but wonderfully casual March lookbook, Madewell delivers an edgier and sexier catalog for spring. And who better to be the face of cool than Erin Wasson? Shot against the beaches and stone walled streets of Malta, jeans, blazers, and simple white tees are styled in a way that we’ll all be emulating this season.

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Casa de Aldo Chaparro

Where do I even begin with the incredible details in artist Aldo Chaparro‘s home in Mexico City. The indoor and outdoor plants, the Casablanca lilies, the George Nelson saucer pendant lamp, Mario Testino’s book on Peru (which I highly recommend), the old drawer turned shelf, the kilim pillows and rugs – all juxtaposed with the artist’s modern sculpture. Inspiring and full of personality.

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Belt The Coat

Last week we were graced with beautiful, 70 degree sunshine here in the Bay Area but the chill and rain is said to return once again come Monday – a reminder that spring isn’t quite here yet. The plus side? We’ve got at least a few more weeks of coat wearing weather and our favorite trend: belt over coat.

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