Spotted: Culottes

I’m all about a pair of cropped, wide legged culottes – especially when worn with a pair of sexy heels or boyish loafers. My current favorites are Whistle‘s lightweight silk culottes and Tibi‘s heavier pleated version. Both are dressy yet relaxed. Flattering without trying so hard. So what say you?

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Quincy’s Room

After touring Serena & Lily‘s new design shop in San Francisco a few weeks ago, I was instantly motivated to redesign my son Quincy’s room. There had been a bare corner of his nursery that had challenged me to do something with it. The shop’s incredible art wall was the push I needed to let go of my design inhibitions and to just have fun. In addition to Q’s new artsy corner and with the help of Serena & Lily’s amazing design advisors, I covered a wall in a subtly patterned and slightly textured wallpaper, laid out a wonderfully soft and extra large macramé rug, added a chic bookshelf for all of his toys and books, and accessorized with delightfully printed sheets, throws and pillows. The room now radiates personality, color and fun – it’s just perfect for our little bundle of joy. And as my husband jokes, Quincy’s got the best room in our new house so far. Of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Lindsay Stripling

San Francisco based artist Lindsay Stripling reinterprets old photographs in her watercolors. In her latest series, she has filled in her signature blank faces with landscapes from vintage National Geographic photographs of National Parks. There is something so sadly solemn but beautiful about each of these portraits and I can’t help but crave more of her work.

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DIY Shibori

Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo. After dyeing just about every white article of clothing in sight, our blue stained fingers excitedly uploaded the tutorial – we couldn’t wait to share it with our 30 readers. And so began the ongoing series of tutorials and DIYs. We hope you enjoy the throwback, one of our favorites to date!

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You’ll need:

  • an indigo dye kit
  • natural fiber clothing or fabric
  • 2 5 gallon buckets
  • rubber gloves
  • small wood squares
  • rubber bands
  • twine
  • a PVC pipe
  • a long wooden stick
  • a drop cloth
  • rubber gloves
  • scissors

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