Chloe Resort 2015 | Sunday Inspo

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Really into these colors and silhouettes from the 2015 Chloe Resort collection. But, let’s be honest, I’m really into anything that Chloe’ puts down a runway.

Clare Waight Keller (Chloe’s designer) was inspired by a building called Villa Savoye, designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier. I’m a huge advocate of juxtaposing hard and soft in fashion, so collections inspired by architecture normally catch my attention for doing just that.

How can I put this in my closet without spending all my Christmas Visa giftcards on one shoe? Pieces with Lace-up details, robe-like silhouettes and structural, graphic garments. I could see myself picking up any of those things and weirdly layering them together in the (not nearly close enough) spring months while I pretend to be perched on a ledge in the window laden Villa Savoye myself.

To learn more about that click here.

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9 | Monday Playlist


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It’s Monday again and that means it’s new music day again! Making these playlists is something I genuinely look forward to because not only do I get to show you guys (potentially) new bands, but I get to seek some out for myself. I usually try out the playlist for a week before I launch it live on here, and this one is no exception. In fact, based on that one week trial, this one may be one of my favorite one’s I’ve ever published. (That may or may not be based solely on the fact that Ryan Gosling’s band is the first track. I’m serious. Google “Dead Man’s Bones.”)

(…Also be careful googling that because your results might be weird).

It’s officially the second week of July, so here’s to nearing the dog days of summer.  I wish that meant:

A) Free puppies!
B) There is no other choice!

But what it means instead is that things are about to get a little toasty here in the southern United States. Now would be a great time to start hydrating, allowing yourself more time than normal to walk places, getting milkshakes more frequently and warning your friends that it’s hot so you’ll be reaching “hangry”* status more quickly than normal.

*hangry: hane•gry, adj- being so hungry that you are visibly upset. “Lauren had to wait to sit down at the pizza restaurant for dinner, and impatiently watching everyone else crunch their piping hot crust made her hangry.”

Here’s this weeks playlist! Stay cool! (Literally)

 
 

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Park Guëll, Barcelona | Spain Travel Diary

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• Wearing a jumpsuit from Necessary Clothing (similar here) •

It’s always interesting to experience a place that you have seen on a screen, made of thousands of tiny pixels, so many times. You go with certain expectations of what it will look and feel like, and sometimes your experience is even made or ruined by those expectations.

Park Guëll is a place that I’ve seen a million times on the internet. I anxiously counted down the days on the trip until we would get to pay Gaudi’s masterpiece (one of several) a visit. With an open mind I took in the sight of the mosaic covered grounds;  the flowers spilling over the walls echoing the vibrancy of the tiles; and the colorful, breathtaking view of Barcelona from the overlook.

While the initial impression was more than magnificent, it was what you saw when you looked past the big details, and instead focused more on the intricacies that were true signatures of Gaudi’s work. Some of them were only  visible for an instant, so catching sight of one felt like a whisper from Gaudi himself; a secret that not everyone gets to know. Those details are what make seeing a popular place so special. Those details are what make visiting a place like that worth it.

Mosaics, like pixels on a computer screen, come together to form an image and make an impression. There was certainly one left on me. Thanks, Gaudi.

A final few waves of Barcelona photos to go and then an announcement of a new adventure!

 

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La Piscina | Pool OOTD

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Sometimes a getaway is exactly what you need when life seems to have been whizzing past you at warp speed. It’s easy to lose the beauty in moments when they all start to melt together.

A pool day is definitely in order; one with rays of sunshine and beads of sweat that are not only symbols of a physical detox, but a mental one as well. I’m all about this monochromatic swimsuit paired with a tropical, patterned kaftan on top. A vintage inspired pair of shades to protect my eyes, sunscreen to protect my face and water to keep me hydrated through the day are my other essentials.

What do you do to take a breather?

Regular posting back SO soon.

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Sandalous | Summer Sandals

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WHITE MULES • NUDE GLADIATOR (similar here and here)• BLACK LACE UP

All of my summer sandal needs have officially been fulfilled. They’re all super cute, versatile and under $100! I’m 90% sure you can’t beat that.

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Spain in 1 day!

 

Shades | Warby Parker

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Recently I’ve been a little too liberal with one of my favorite life philosophies: “TREAT YO SELF,” But after a week of round-the-clock business hours and frequent pilates sessions I felt like today’s splurge was well deserved.

I’ve been paying regular visits to the Warby Parker display in a Nashville store called Imogene and Willie for a few months now. So, when some unexpected dolla-bills (what?) came my way, I decided it was time to take the leap from cheap, low quality sunglasses to the real deal.

Warby Parker glasses are vintage inspired and their frames are handcrafted. They have a “buy a pair, give a pair” business philosophy; similar to the way TOMS gives back, WP gives a pair of glasses (and/or funding)  to a non-profit, like VisionSpring, who then trains low-income men and women to sell affordable glasses to their community. Thus, the people who never thought they would be able to afford glasses are enabled to. The cause alone is something I was excited to get behind.

To check out more of Warby Parker’s eyewear click here. To view the Everett style, that I chose, click here

 

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2 days to Spain!

 

Consider the Wldflwrs | Nashville TN

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“Wldflwr.ink was created to write + share stories through a variety of mediums while curating a simple and natural aesthetic. It houses considerthewldflwrs – a jewelry line handcrafted in Nashville, Tennessee which seeks to discover wild beauty through the exploration of craft. Each design and collection is uniquely inspired often by travel, natural imperfections + a thirst for discovery. We believe that in exploring our creativity through these crafts and getting lost in art we catch a glimpse of grace. As we continue to grow we hope to pass on this passion for craft and simplicity.” –Mission Statement of Consider the Wldflwrs

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TackleBoxFull2Necklaces4I spent this morning bellied up to a work table learning about the art of metal working and chatting about the vision of Consider the Wldflwrs with founder, Emily Howard. With a heart for philanthropy and a creative spirit, she has started growing a brand that not only crafts simple, beautiful jewelry but also one that gives back to the lives of others. Each time a sale is made, 25%  of its proceeds go to a non-profit ministry called “Victory of Heart” for young girls in Tyler, Texas*.

The designs are inspired by nature and by Emily’s personal style. She started off redesigning pieces she would find at flea markets and turning them into one of a kind statement accessories. As Consider the Wldflwrs grew so did the aesthetic and the etsy store. With a few craft fairs under her belt and international orders being filled, the word of the brand is spreading, and it’s easy to see why. Each piece is crafted by hand with care, good materials, and solid methods. I definitely plan on purchasing in the near future; I don’t think I can live without that constellation necklace and at least 100 of those perfectly dainty gold rings. They’re pieces that would be really easy to integrate into any look, and probably never take off after that.

To learn more about Consider the Wldflwrs click here
To get to their store click here

*25% of each sale from considerthewldflwrs jewelry is given to a non-profit ministry called “Victory of Heart” for young girls in Tyler, Texas. Victory of Heart illustrates restoration and hope as they seek to encourage a generation of young women. –via CTWf website

 

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Simple Summer | May Playlist

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Simplicity: a summer filled with fresh drinks accented by notes of citrus and mint, an easy sandal that goes with everything, effortless outfits that keep us feeling cool (in every sense of the phrase), evenings on porches with friends, sunglasses being the only eye makeup you need. That’s what I want this year to look like. I want it to be easy and focused on moments and people, rather than overly complicated with summer bucket lists that seem to replace spontaneity.  I want to choose moments over planning. I want to make memories. I want simplicity.
I can hardly believe that May is about to make it’s grand entrance into 2014. It seems like yesterday we were just toasting to the new year and now it’s nearly summer. Crazy. But with a new month (and a new week) comes a new playlist! Discovered some really great new artists this week that I am excited to share with you guys. Enjoy!

 

 

Leaving for Spain 3 weeks from today. Words cannot express my excitement.

 

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Pretty boy // Your Monday Playlist

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Getting back into the swing of things can be hard after a weekend of warm family moments and an abundance pillowy dinner rolls. Here are a few words to inspire your next few moves:

•Today is going to be great. It is a new week. It is a new day. It is a new beginning. There is no reason not to be delighted in that.

YOU are great. You are talented and your dreams are worth chasing. They are worth it. You are worth it.

•Know that you are loved. It’s Monday and sometimes it feels like everything is spiraling in a bad direction. It’s not. Breathe and know you are going to make it through.

 

•You can make the decision to be happy today. Don’t forget that.

 

•You can also make the decision to choose pizza for lunch, and there is no better cure for a bad day than that.
  
This weeks playlist was inspired by my (often discussed) masculine-feminine style obsession for spring 2014; I’m continuing to love the shapes and pieces involved in a more boyish look and twisting them with girlish textures and details . My two favorite items are the oversized black watch (MARC by Marc Jacobs) and the boyfriend shorts (rag & bone featured here, but we all know about the love affair I have with the Madewell suitor.)

 

The playlist is a bunch of fabulous ladies who sing like angels. So, without further adieu, your Monday mixtape:

 

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Spring Dreams | Jamie & the Jones SS14

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Collection: Spring/Summer 2014 Jamie & The Jones • Photography: Brett Warren • Video: Tyler Evans

 

I cannot get over the hues and simple, beautiful shapes of, Nashville based fashion label, Jamie & The Jones for Spring/Summer 2014. Each piece is so organic and the combination of dye colors/techniques only furthers the uniqueness of it all. Not only are the pieces pretty, but they are hand marbled and handmade in Nashville. The collection was done in collaboration with Shutters and Shuttles.

The ambiance of the shoot could not have been better for the collection. The dewey skin, softness of the hair and speckled nails are the cherries on top. My vision of spring has been officially been epitomized.

To see more of Jamie & The Jones work, click here

 

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