kicking around town on a monday morning in the best alternative to a mini dress i’ve ever laid eyes on. this little number has it all: you’ve got the qualities of a pinafore and a mini dress with the functionality of a jumpsuit. i also think it would be a good option for a beach cover-up, the type of thing you could wear around the resort if you were lucky enough to be out on holiday right now. i’ve got no plans for a vacation anytime soon, but this is the next best thing. i’m taking that whole “dress for the job you want” philosophy a step further. why not dress for the weather you want? or the vacation you wish you were on?
and if you’re in the mood for some avant guarde vibes to transport you to that sweet spot, you should definitely check out 323 clothing. everything is handmade-to-order in echo park, california. and nothing is boring about it.
323 play date overalls
hackwith design house balloon sleeve top
martiniano glove shoes in wood
vintage woven handbag
i first learned about town clothes a few seasons ago, when my internet pal (and sometimes model) emily rose theobald, popped up in my instagram feed modeling one of their collections. she is an incredibly stylish woman, so i always stop to see what she’s wearing. and immediately i knew this brand would be one to watch. their latest spring 2018 collection is just so good! in addition lots of statement sleeves, which you know i’m all about these days, the color palette is filled with all of the perfect shades of cream and green in fun silhouettes using beautiful, natural materials like linen and cotton.
today i am so excited to introduce you to a brand new collection. rachael harrah has just launched her first round of perfect linen tops, and you are going to want one in every color! she’s introduced a classic long-sleeved linen blouse in addition to a breezy split neck short-sleeve, both in beautifully garment dyed shades of all natural linen. everything is produced in los angeles with a focus on functionality and durability. the type of clothing that you can wash and wear all day, every day. foundational pieces for your wardrobe to last a lifetime. i picked out the short sleeve in rust linen for myself, but i wouldn’t mind having on of everything!
it seems lately that i’ve been connecting with a lot of really amazing australian brands. one such brand is little tienda. i wrote about them a few weeks back in this post, wearing the martina blouse, which has become a stand-by this spring. but i can’t stop at just one piece! i’ve been thinking a lot about my spring/summer wardrobe, and i keep coming back to so many of my favorite pieces from this collection. currently on the top of my wishlist? the breezy cotton freya dress and the sweetest linen edith dress (i mean, c’mon? edith? it’s meant to be)! the color palette is divine, and the details are spot on. from the ruffled collars layered beneath easy jumpsuits to floaty gauze dresses, perfect for traipsing around on weekend adventures. i want it all!
i know i’ve shared the kids’ room a couple of times before, but the fun part about their room is that it’s constantly growing and changing right alongside them. the last time you saw this space, edie still had a crib and a changing table. but can you believe that she’s about to be two years old? and that adam has a big boy bed now? it happens so fast ugh!
so as you can imagine, we’ve made a lot of changes over the past many months, and i’m gearing up to do a big reveal of how their shared space has changed. but today, i wanted to give you a little sneak peek courtesy of our friends at framebridge. they recently launched the penguin print house collection featuring a selection of limited edition prints from some of their most beloved books. we picked this beautiful last stop on market street print, illustrated by matt de la peña. it’s one of only 200 prints made, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. but of course, if this print isn’t your cup of tea, they have a ton more to choose from, so you should really check it out. and stay tuned because i’ll be sharing photos of the rest of the room so soon. and i’ll be talking about the ways that i was inspired by the montessori method, too!
i recently had the pleasure of working with honest on a social media campaign. i only needed to get a couple of photos, but i guess i was feeling a little sentimental shooting with my baby who is about to be two, because we ended up doing three different shoots over the course of two days! sure, we were shooting diapers, but the photos mean so much more to me than just that!
when adam was little, i felt this intense need to document every single moment in photos. i had the luxury of being able to pull out my professional camera whenever the mood struck, so i have a ridiculous archive of pictures. but when edie was born, let’s just say that things got a little more chaotic. each moment was still just as special, but i realized that i didn’t need to document every single milestone for me to enjoy it– or even remember it. and honestly, it just isn’t as easy to pull out a camera as it used to be. i still find myself pulling out my iphone to grab quick snapshots to share in group texts with family members, but i don’t do all of those elaborate shoots i did with adam. so i think i had a lot of fun with this project because it gave me a chance to get some photos with edie all on her own.
this blog post isn’t sponsored, but the photos were shot in partnership with honest for sponsored content on some of my social media channels. if you’re interested, here is a link to the new limited-edition spring prints.
two little home updates today, both having to do with our pals at campaign! they make the lovely sofa that we currently have in our living room, which i can’t recommend enough! seriously, if you haven’t checked out the brand, then you really should! originally designed so that it could be shipped flat and constructed at home, making it an easy option when you inevitably move from apartment to apartment as a city dweller, the steel frame also happens to be virtually indestructible while also allowing you to switch out the covers for easy washing– or completely changing the look of your sofa without having to buy a new one. i may no longer live in a big city, but as a mom to a toddler and a fast-growing little boy, these features have become more appealing to me than ever before.
so of course, i was beyond excited when they asked if we’d be interested in making a little cameo in a video for the brand. they showed up just before we decorated from christmas a few months back, and the talented vanessa mona set up her lens to get some footage. and it’s a perfect example of how we’ve been swapping out colors depending on the mood. you can see the sunset yellow color in the video, which we complimented with a kilim rug. and above is the current post-holiday set up. i decided to go super neutral and opted for some super comfy throw pillows from their new collection. from the left: vegan leather arcata, vegan leather novato, vegan leather ojai, and vegan leather madera.
so excited to announce my latest giveaway in partnership with the beautiful northern california boutique, tamarind. they have shops in sebastopol, healdsberg, and online, of course. which really pulls at my heartstrings because i lived in the bay area for so many years and frequently spent weekends exploring up north. but more importantly, they carry some of my favorite designers like black crane, rachel comey, clare v, and ace & jig (including this dress i’m wearing)! and we’ve teamed up to offer you a chance to win a $200 store credit towards anything you find in the shop!
to enter, simply visit this post on my instagram!
it’s funny, i spend a lot of time on my personal style, but you wouldn’t know it if you ever caught me off guard at home! i recently realized that i was pretty much just slipping into the same pair of old, worn out sweats every evening after dinner. they’re soft and comfy, and i don’t have to worry about the kids getting them dirty. but when a girl scout troupe knocks on your door at 6pm and you open the door holding a beer in a ripped t-shirt, you start thinking it might be time for an upgrade.
so i’ve been doing some shopping around, looking for ethical brands that make practical garments to wear at home. a friend of mine introduced me to canadian-based brand the sleep shirt a while back and i had been admiring their sleepwear from afar when they got in touch and asked if i’d be interested in spreading the word about their latest campaign.
in honor of international women’s day, they will be donating 20% of the proceeds of all short and long sleep shirts in blue oxford stripe to the howe sound women’s centre society, an organization dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and support for women, children and youth impacted by violence or abuse.
the campaign runs from today, march 8 through march 31. so if you’re in the market for sleepwear, now is a great time to use your purchasing power to support an incredible women-owned small business that is not only donating profits to great causes, but ethically producing their garments in canada using quality materials.
i’m gonna go ahead and say that this is my spring look. super high rise pants because, yes, i’ll be wearing this style to the grave. i don’t care if low rise comes back. i’m old now so it’s mom jeans 4 lyfe. and this blouse is basically the standard by which all other blouses will be compared. puff sleeves? ruffles? ’80s vibes? check, check, and check!
and actually, i should talk more about this blouse because i’ve got a whole lot of things to say about it. for starters, it’s pure nostalgia because it looks exactly like the blouses that my mom wore around the time i was born in the ’80s. i can also expand on that and say that basically every woman had this blouse, including the most iconic princess diana. there was this whole young edwardian/laura ingalls wilder/prairie girl thing going on at that time, which is making a huge comeback, and i couldn’t be happier about it.
if you’re interested in more of the same, keep an eye out over at little tienda. their southern hemisphere fall 2018 collection is out any day now, and a little birdy told me they’ll be serving up even more ruffles and puff sleeves like this!
little tienda blouse coming soon
jesse kamm sailor pants in light blue denim
kate young for tura ally sunglasses in black
sylvain le hen barrette 022
clare v. pot de miel bag
maryam nassir zadeh sophie sandals