It’s been ages since my last jewelry DIY. It’s been a very busy summer. So I was excited when my friend Grace, of The Stripe, recently came to out to California for a visit and encouraged me to set aside a day dedicated to crafting. Sometimes, you just need that extra motivational push! We both adorePortland designer Hazel Cox‘s brass and silk fringe earrings and were immediately inspired after spotting these perfect little brass discs at my favorite jewelry supply store. With the right tools, these exuberant earrings are so fun to make, I promise you’ll be inspired to make more than a single pair!
Artist Peyton Fulford started her photographic project by asking people from all over the world, via Tumblr, to send her text messages, email text and dairy entries related to heartbreak. She then turned certain phrases into banners, placed them across abandoned buildings and photographed them to create a series called Abandoned Love. There is something so sad about each photograph – yet one can’t help but feel a little comforted to know that others have also shared the same sentiments at one point in their love lives. After all, love can be exhausting.
Not yet a year old but The Great is oh, so great. Emily Current and Meritt Elliot’s third collection is yet another example of how the designers have their fingers on the Americana pulse. We love their playful take on old fashioned American classic workwear and vintage Victorian pieces. Favorites include a simple yet beautiful shirt gown, an embroidered chambray shirt and a pair of heavily distressed slouchy jeans.
Routine showers never felt so luxurious and self indulgent until I became a mother. It’s amazing how a few minutes of rare solitude can give you so much clarity – it’s where my best ideas evolve and naturally, where I get my clean and fresh start every morning! So you can understand why every part of my regimen is precious and purposeful. Before I step in the shower, I dry brush my body with a natural bristle brush to help exfoliate and detoxify my skin. Then after shampooing and conditioning my hair, I rinse with method‘s newest Foaming Body Wash in Ruby Orange. I love the light, citrusy scent, the moisturizing properties, and the super convenient and mess-free pump. I’ve been a longtime fan of method’s line of non toxic household products and their commitment to sustainability. I respect that fact that all their ingredients are naturally derived and that each of their bottles are made with recyclable plastic – plus, the designs of each of their products are so chic and fun. It’s impossible not to be inspired by their eco-conscious efforts, which is why I keep my showers short and sweet. Honestly, water is precious!