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!
When you have your own business to run and have a toddler to run after, you’re kinda forced to cope with the transitions and chaos that come along with welcoming another baby to the family. Thanks to the helping, and loving, hands of our amazing parents, siblings and friends, sleep deprivation and the premature to return to work has been surprisingly manageable. My renewed sense of energy has also eased me back into the spirit of hosting casual gatherings at our house. Even if it’s just having friends over for dessert or a drink, it’s nice to have the house buzzing again. Inspired by all of the gorgeousness currently happening at Target, I gave our our lawn a mini springtime makeover. It’s amazing what a few new pillows, throws and baskets can do, which is why, to my husband’s dismay, enough is never enough. I’m loving the contrast of the neutral, natural elements against a black and white color palette – I mean, how chic is the set of handpainted, earthenware vases and carved wooden side table?! But most exciting of all has to be the purchase of new fire pit, perfect for those longer days and cool evenings. Of course, the only sensible way to break it in was with a low key, girls night in. S’mores anyone?