In today’s digital age, it’s easy to lose sight of beautiful, tangible objects like handwritten letters, notepads, and photographs. When I stumbled across Artifact Uprising, a Denver based company who transforms your digital images into professional-quality books and individual prints on thick card stock, I immediately placed an order of all of my family photos that I had been saving on my computer for the past year. This would make the perfect gift for my husband for Father’s Day. But of course, I had to add a handmade element. I ordered a gorgeous beetle pine box, to store all these precious keepsakes, and embroidered the lid with yarn. Embroidering wood, you say?!? It’s actually quite easy. Follow along!
Just when I was about to order wallpaper for our newly renovated powder room, I heard news of our beloved Rifle Paper Co. collaborating on a series of wall coverings with Hygge & West. After much anticipation, the collection finally launched yesterday and just as I predicted, I’m back to the drawing board. Will it be the pineapples or the peonies? Samples are ordered. I’ll let you know . . .
Calf grazing pencil skirts, covered in paillettes and fringe. Paper thin sweaters with sayings inspired by vintage book covers. Dip dyed, ombré trench coats. Everything about Christopher Bailey‘s resort collection feels youthful, feminine and fresh . . . rain or shine. I mean, I don’t think I ever needed a pencil skirt as badly as I do now! And though the pieces from the collection is probably more than some of our pocketbooks can bare, at least you can walk away with a few styling points come fall.
Lately I’ve been toning down the costume jewelry in favor of fine and delicate earrings, necklaces and rings made of pure, solid gold. My collection is growing and quickly turning into an addiction. Enter designer Kathleen Whitaker, a favorite here at HonestlyWTF. We love the simplicity of her earrings – it’s amazing how such small and dainty pieces of gold can have such a strong impact . . . on the ear! It’s the kind of jewelry you’ll never want or need to take off. Ever. Trust us.