I went to THREAD at DOCK5 for the first time last weekend and loved seeing all the vendors there this season. DOCK5 and Union Market in general is such a great industrial space and in the area. If you’ve never been, I definitely recommend it! I was pleasantly surprised to see Emerson Fry have a pop-up there and got to drool over all their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection in person. EF is one of those the top of my splurge brands list…so much pretty! It makes me so ready for sunshine and warm weather.
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I’m ready for the cherry blossoms to come out! The magnolias have been gorgeously making their appearance amongst us here in DC, but I’m hoping this sunshine and warmer weather will bring out these blooms for at least a weekend or two so long as the allergies stay far, far away.
1 / Cherry Blossom Watercolor by Katrina Pete
2 / White Dip Dyed stools from Serena & Lily
3 / Cherry Blossom Roll-on Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane
4 / Cotton Linen Floral Stole comes in 3 colors from Muji
5 / “I adore you” greeting card by Feast Calligraphy
6 / OPI’s ‘You Callin’ Me A Lyre?‘ Nail Polish [On the real, who comes up with all the names? Sign me up.]
7 / Georgia Printed Silk Dress from Club Monaco
Got a favorite product for Spring? Let me know!
As much as I love the color combination of pink and gray, there’s nothing like a good jet black to keep you grounded. The natural pink from this Lupine dress would go great with some black booties or sandals for the summer. This pink opal geo diamond cuff would pair well with that dress [I've been hooked on cuffs lately], too. And I had to throw these awesome matchbooks in from The Social Type – they’re extra long which makes them great for lighting multiple candles in one strike. Get a good black and gold watch, like this Kensington leather piece and dress it down with these stretch jersey tapered pants from UNIQLO. Yeah, I just posted a pair of sweats on the blog. Say whaat?!
I’m ready for Spring. So ready for Spring. Here are a few lovely things to start out the week from some great Etsy shops [clockwise from top left] I’ve recently discovered!
1 / mint porcelain ring dish with gold burst from tiffin studio, $24
2 / small leather + suede nude pouch from scout & catalogue, $34
3 / herkimer diamond earrings from mineralogy design, $90
4 / hive planters from light and ladder, $36 each
This post isn’t what you think it’s about, nor is it what I thought it’d be about. I received this Buzzfeed article this morning from a dear friend and stopped in my tracks. I think it’s safe to say that we all have our insecurities about appearances and the way we define beauty for ourselves and though the content of that article sadly doesn’t surprise me I definitely identify with it, and perhaps you do too.
I was a little late to the world of makeup, learning from my college roommate at 20 years old. I never learned not because I wasn’t insecure, but because 1) I was lazy and 2) didn’t want to spend the money investing in so many products [makeup adds up!]. Needless to say, I slowly immersed myself into the world of compacts and tubes and soon enough realized that I was building my beauty around these knick knacks sold in all shades of everything. I had to step back to remember the girl who went through high school and most of college without leaning on makeup as a crutch. Even now, I wear makeup [the impromptu iPhone photo above shows some of my faves] but I keep it natural + minimal and make it a point not to wear it every day if I don’t feel like it. Makeup’s purpose is to enhance what’s already there, not create or define what isn’t.
What do you rely on to make you feel beautiful? What defines beauty for you? Lupita says it best, “You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us – what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you – that kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”
Last night was full of amazing moments too great not to share, so here’s a little Oscars 2014 recap and six of my favorite gowns from the evening: [top row] Emma Watson in Vera Wang, Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture [bottom row] Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani and Lupita Nyong’o in Prada. My pick from the night is probably Kristen Bell’s Roberto Cavalli shown below. Oh, to wear a gorgeous gown like one of these.
I loved when Ellen ordered pizza and broke Twitter with a selfie, Pharrell danced with Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, and when the director of 12 Years A Slave jumped on stage after his acceptance speech. JLaw tripped again. Gravity swept the Oscars with a grand total of 7 awards, and now I feel I should actually watch it even though I get motion sickness. The speeches from Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, and Matthew McConaughey were incredible, and P!NK’s performance in honor of The Wizard of Oz was breathtaking [okay, yes I cried] and my favorite of all.
[ photos via Huffington Post ]