2 Totally Useless & Brilliant DIYs

In the world of social media, we’re sometimes faced with an unrealistic and impractical portrayal of perfectionism. I’ll admit that I’ve been a contributor, and victim, to that problem. So when Old Spice came to me with an idea…

Learning New Skills

You guys. I’ve become a floral designer and a shoemaker! Well, that’s only partially true .  .  . Let’s just start by saying that I’ve always been intrigued by the craftsmanship behind floral design and shoe…

DIY Embellished Straw Clutch

As cliché as it might sound, the part I enjoy most about making things by hand is not the result but rather, the process. Finding the right supplies to successfully make something I’ve envisioned come to life is…

DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Happy first day of Spring! Or should I say, pom pom season? It’s usually this time of year when I start adding pom poms and tassels to everything. Not to say this kind of flair isn’t…

DIY Embellished Mules

It all started after falling down an Etsy rabbit hole, where I discovered an assortment of beaded Indian appliqués. They were stunning and surprisingly inexpensive. And they reminded me of the intricate and textural details found on Oscar de la Renta‘s multiple iterations of…

It’s A Patch Party

No coat, handbag or shoe is safe from my patch obsession – my most recent tutorial is proof. Many of you have been asking about the Gucci-inspired denim jacket I made last year, as several of the patches…

DIY Gingerbread Gift Tags

There’s three more days until Christmas and we’re headed to Los Angeles to spend the holiday with my family. I can’t wait. It’s been a challenging year – in the best and worst ways. I’m looking…

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…