project / seven in seven

4/10/2014

seven in seven
Y’all, I’m doing it. And I have no clue what I’m doing.
A few friends told me about SEVEN-in-SEVEN which is basically a little marathon that spans one week to encourage artists [musicians, songwriters, storytellers, designers, photo/videographers, etc] to create each day for a week. Sound interesting? Jump on it with me! Find out details here and follow the hashtags #listen7in7 for music + songwriting, #read7in7 for writers and #look7in7 for photo, video, and design to see what people are creating [even if you're not participating]. There’s sure to be some amazing things to be made + discovered!

fashion / emerson fry

4/09/2014

DRESS RAGLAN FLAX | Emerson Fry    DRESS SUNDRESS ABSTRACT FLOWERS | EMERSON FRY    SWIM | EMERSON FRY
PETAL SKIRT WHITE | EMERSON FRY    TOPS BASICS CREWNECK BONE | EMERSON FRY    TOP CAROLYN SLATE | EMERSON FRY
V HEEL PUMP | EMERSON FRY    TOP DROP SHOULDER STRIPE | EMERSON FRY    CAMIKNICKER SOMETHING BLUE | EMERSON FRY
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.

color story / cherry blossoms

4/08/2014

cherry blossom inspiration
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!

coffee talk / eliminating “good”

4/07/2014

meaningful conversations
How are you?
How’s your day?
What do you usually say in response?

Last week I noticed that my boyfriend and I had both started defaulting on the word “good” to describe our days and I realized I don’t just do that with him – I say that to almost everyone. How vanilla is that? We can be better, y’all. We can be better. “Good” is such a non-descriptive word in our language so I suggested a challenge [for us in particular] to avoid using that word in recapping our day. And, well, we didn’t even make it through the first day, but I guess that goes to show how reflex it is to respond in that way. It’s definitely made me more conscious about what I say and has been encouraging me to give meaning in my answers. Choose to be something other than “good” – you might just find yourself having more quality conversations than you used to. Cheers to promoting good diction + meaningful conversations!

[ photo by Sweet Root Village / typeset by Megan Soh ]

weekend round-up

4/04/2014

photo by olenyka
Oh, I’m so thankful it has felt like Spring this week. I’m in dire need of Vitamin D and warmer weather and I super hope that the cherry blossoms come out in the next 2 weeks! Planning on getting some good rest this weekend, doing some Spring cleaning, and exploring a few fun things in DC! Here are some links for your weekend:

+ I was really excited when I heard about this teen’s science fair project showing that the government could save millions by changing the standard typeface to Garamond, but then FastCompany burst his bubble and got technical with it to show it’s not really true after all.

+ What say you? Is it the end of trends?

+ This portrait project highlighting ethnic diversity matching skin tones to Pantones is genius and wonderful.

David Letterman is retiring [so sad] next year but here’s a video refresher to keep your spirits up.

+ I’m all about these 10 surprising ways to transform your creative thinking.

+ A funny but pretty accurate map of the United States of Bros.

+ This piece by my friend, Sharon, about growing your character through your day job.

+ Love Kristen Bell singing “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman” from Frozen live and this a cappella cover of Usher – There Goes My Baby.

Cheers, y’all!
Also, my comments are back! Thank goodness.

[ photo by olenyka via Instagram ]

design crush / elizabeth ulloa + julia kostreva

4/03/2014

julia kostreva design for elizabeth ulloa
I recently got my personal business cards reprinted and I love them so much, but on the real – I think these are my dream of business cards. Triplexed paper, letterpress and I’d throw in a little hint of gold foil and we’re set. I love Julia Kostreva‘s work, especially these cards for beauty expert Elizabeth Ulloa. They’re feminine, simply designed, and have a luxe feel to them. Maybe one day!
julia kostreva design for elizabeth ulloa
[ photos via Julia Kostreva ]

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