Love Bloomed

How do I love this backyard wedding? Let me count the ways. The bride’s Temperley London floral dress, the groom’s custom poppy red suit, the dip dyed tablecloths, the oversized crepe paper flowers which were all DIY’d by the wedding party . . . I can go on. Caitlin Watson and Tanner Boyes’ enchanting celebration is just proof that a bit of imagination and creativity can go a long way. Adore!

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Kolonaki Spring 2014

Everything from Spanish label Kolonaki‘s spring collection makes me want to frolic through lavender fields in Provence. You too, yes? I adore the trapeze crop tops paired with full skirts and cropped, wide leg trousers – and of course, the black ribbon trimmed straw hat is just the icing on the cake.

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Asungtaba Bike Baskets

These handwoven bike baskets might be the best I’ve ever seen. Each basket is made by artisans for House of Talents, an organization seeking to empower artisan groups in West Africa by promoting self development. And fittingly, the baskets are named Asungtaba, which means “helping each other succeed” in Frafra – the language spoken in this community of basket weavers. Check out House of Talents for an entire selection of bike baskets and you’ll see why I am in love.

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Trompe L’Oeil Threads

Would you believe it if I told you these articles of clothing were actually made of wood? Get ready to have your mind blown. Artist Ron Isaacs constructs these vintage clothing and plant material reliefs out of Finnish birch plywood and then finishes them with acrylic paint. How he is able to give such a hard material so much soft and natural movement is beyond me. Honestly, amazing!

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Ombré Stone Bracelet

As we’re approaching HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary, I’m reminded of the original inspiration behind the countless tutorials we’ve done over the years. I was originally motivated to share all tips and tricks I had accumulated over the years as a jewelry and accessories designer – to show you that you can do it yourself. What may seem difficult, tedious and complicated is actually relatively straightforward with the right resources. This ombré gemstone bracelet is the perfect example. Hope you enjoy it and most of all, I hope you’ll attempt to make it!

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