Swallows & Damson

Gah, I’m dying over these moody floral projects by florist designer Anna Potter. Her creative vision is utterly stunning, changing how we perceive arrangements by the way she uses unexpected elements like mushrooms or displays like glass cloches (which by the way, I’ve already gone digging in my shed this morning for a glass cloche that I just know we must have!). Lucky for us, the Swallows & Damson owner has been sharing tutorials for the stunning projects below via Design Sponge and Food 52. Check them out – I hope you’ll be just as I inspired as I am to go out to your local florist to make some magic out of flowers!





DIY Pearl Studded Sweater

Brrrr . . . we’ve been having an intense cold spell here in California, which means sweaters have been in heavy rotation so far. So much so, that I’ve been inspired to gift the one thing I feel everyone needs this holiday: a turtleneck sweater from JCPenney. But of course, it isn’t a gift from me unless some personalization is involved. I love the idea of transforming an otherwise simple sweater into a chic statement piece with just a few pieces of inexpensive jewelry – in this case, a few strands of glass pearl beads. It’s so easy to do and you can even put it in the wash!

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Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby

Brrr, it’s cold. Warm coats, cozy sweaters and cozy beanies are officially back in heavy rotation and thanks to winter layering staples like turtlenecks and socks, we can squeeze just a bit more life out of our favorite blouses, slippers, heels and sandals. So before the throes of winter are upon us, let us provide you with some sockspiration and a round up of the best socks on the market.



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Erdem Pre-Fall 2017

Perhaps it’s holiday party season and the sequined pencil skirts and dresses are wooing me in the right way. Or perhaps I’ve just finished watching the finale of Westworld and all the high collars and ladylike ruffles are giving me that slight Victorian, American West vibe that’s still loitering in my mind. What is certain, however, is that Erdem‘s pre-fall collection is beyond exquisite. But then again, when is it ever not? I love that even though Erdem Moralioglu draws heavily from romantic eras in history, his clothes still feel modern. I mean, what girl wouldn’t want to wear a pink brocade dress with a billowing, uneven hem and jeweled straps? Whether you can afford his clothes or not, at least you can walk away feeling inspired to incorporate floral tights, layer ruffled turtlenecks, bejewel silk pointed toe flats and tie thick silk ribbon to just about everything.




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