After receiving numerous compliments on a pair of simple oxfords she had made while in Marrakech, it only made sense for New York designer Tory Noll to launch a footwear line inspired by that very pair. Every pair of TEN & Co. shoes is cut from vintage blankets, antique kilims, and supple leathers scoured from the souks and flea markets of Morocco. Simple and oh so lovely.
In October I made my first trip out to Joshua Tree, and it’s amazing surroundings, to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and our dog Gordos. In just 3 days and 2 nights we hiked Joshua Tree National Park, camped in Jumbo Rocks, made a quick stop at the World Famous Crochet Museum, experienced glamping at the Hicksville trailer park hotel, and ended the trip with a visit to the glorious Salvation Mountain. Apparently Leonard Knight, the man behind this colorful mountain, has recently become sick and there has been talk of his life’s work being torn down. Though I’m not a religious person, I can appreciate his artistic dedication.
Presents are purchased, gifts are DIY’d, and the only thing left to do is to wrap, wrap, wrap. Beautiful wrapping can be just as special as the gift itself – after all, it sets the deserved anticipation for the wonderful surprise waiting inside, doesn’t it? Today I’ll be showing you how I like to incorporate natural, organic elements atop of brown paper packages tied up with string. Because these are a few of my favorite things . . .
It’s impossible not to find perfect, albiet last minute, holiday gifts at Anthropologie. We’ve got our eyes on bold outerwear, luxurious scarves, sweet sleepwear, vintage-inspired jewelry, cozy throws, and charming pillows to give to all those who have been good this year. And without fail, I always pick up a little holiday cheer for myself . . .
Tory Burch‘s pre-fall collection was inspired by a single military coat, which once belonged to her mother, that Tory has been wearing for years. From there, it was all about pairing the coat with details such as cotton fringed hemlines, oversized rhinestones, embellished floral patterns, and ethnic-inspired weavings. The collection is stunning yet understated in it’s muted and grounded color pallet. Love!