I’ve never been much of a belt person. And somehow, that has never stopped me from amassing a collection of them – a hoard that I happened to stumble upon after doing a deep spring clean of my closet over the weekend. Donate or revive? I did a bit of both. I couldn’t resisting holding onto some vintage designer and classic belts and after gathering some much needed styling inspiration, I’m motivated to get them around my waistline once again.
Knowing how tedious and exacting embroidery can be, I’m simply wowed by the work of LA based artist Michelle Kingdom. The details of each of her embroidered works are so fine, it almost feels as if you can reach out and touch the emotion from her subjects and landscapes. It’s also fascinating to experience her process, which she’ll sometimes share, from start to finish, via her Instagram account.
Affordable luxury is what fashion blogger Simonett Pereira set out to create when she launched her Miami based label Style Mafia in 2013. And by “affordable,” I mean to say that the majority of these designer inspired pieces, like bell sleeved blouses, off the shoulder tops and frayed denim, fall under $100. Honestly.
It’s supposed to hit the high 80s this weekend which means I’ve got a small window of opportunity to work on my base tan before summer sneaks up on me, as it usually does after a bout of sporadic spring weather. But first, I need a new suit. So while onerously scouring the web, I’ve narrowed down some of my favorite swimwear of the season. From digitally printed one pieces to crochet bikinis to a printed short sleeved suit, there should be something here for us all. See you at the beach!