Believe it or not, one of the things I miss most about living in the East Coast is winter. Mainly because of the outerwear that the season demands. I’m not complaining – it’s just that California never gets cold enough to put all the coats I’ve collected over the years, and continue to buy, into heavy rotation! So when I come across a gem of an online retailer like Bonsergent Studio, it takes every ounce of my being to restrain myself from buying another vintage coat. The European based e-shop curates a well edited selection of affordable designer secondhands and vintage clothing, with an underlying belief that good quality wares hold their value over time. I favor the outerwear category, obviously, for its collection of timeless cashmere and wool coats for less than $200. I’ve never wanted a belted forest green coat more. And no, I definitely don’t need it.
No coat, handbag or shoe is safe from my patch obsession – my most recent tutorial is proof. Many of you have been asking about the Gucci-inspired denim jacket I made last year, as several of the patches are no longer available. Since an exciting batch of iron-ons are on their way to me, I thought I’d round up some alternate options and some new favorites. Just click on any of the patches below for direct links to purchase. Happy DIYing!
I was bitten by the Dior bug the moment Maria Grazia Chiuri sent tulle skirts, dotted with tiny embroidered bees, butterflies, flies and ladybugs, down the runway last fall. They were so whimsical and beautiful, I had to find a way to DIY my own bug infested . . . something. And since there’s nothing I love more than embellishing shoes <insert shrug emoji here>, a pair of inexpensive velvet ankle boots was destined for a fly makeover.
If you stalk the Queen of the Jungalow on social media, then you, like us, have been impatiently waiting on pins and needles for the launch of her furniture collaboration with San Francisco-based Selamat Designs. Earlier last year, Justina Blakeney teased us with images of her geometric take on the iconic rattan peacock chair. Needless to say, we were instantly smitten. Nearly 1o months later, the collection has finally launched and we’ve over the bohemian moon! Rattan mirrors, wire light pendants, cheeky iron planters and rope bound coffee tables . . . it’s all just so good. Check it out for yourself at Lula & Georgia and get your home one step closer to that Jungalow vibe!