happy friday, lovelies. it’s been a moody fall kind of week here. i couldn’t stop snapping photos of the foggy, rainy, leaf falling days. i lived off the long weekend which we enjoyed so much. it was super slow and filled with watching movies at home, taking a family bike ride to dinner at a local mexican joint, and going to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – which was so cute. and, here we are at another weekend. i love long weekends, when the kids stay home on mondays, but then i find tuesdays to feel like an angry monday. you know?
this weekend promises to be a good one. i hope yours is restful, adventurous and all kinds of lovely.
FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / i shared some advice on jealousy over here.
02 / love learning about other’s beauty routines, don’t you?
03 / a how to on headscarves.
04 / it’s been forever since i’ve had a manicure…hopefully it won’t be long after seeing this inspiration.
05 / this diy utensil rack looks very doable, and darling.
06 / i keep thinking about this sandwich. seriously.
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i crush on houses, i crush on kitchens, i even crush on offices. any space that speaks, really. and, this studio space is speaking loud and clear to me. i’m not surprised. the studio belongs to emily henderson and pretty much all she does is gold (and includes lots of it. that’s cool by me, too).
her los angeles studio was recently featured on domaine. i’m kind of geeking out on the way she hung wallpaper. as, in literally just hung it up. suspended it from the ceiling. layer upon layer. looks like an art installation (i’m especially la la loving the pineapple wallpaper by hygge and west).
all of her props stacked, sorted, gathered in goodness. this is my kind of shelf situation. i’d be lost studying the details for at least a good hour.
my favorite thing about this studio is (keep reading) . . .
when it comes to online shopping, i really like shopbop. they have a lot of my favorite brands all in one place, quick shipping, easy returns, editor’s picks + a gift boutique when i need some good ideas and inspiration.
i’ve been wanting to accessorize with any of the above for awhile now. how fun is the unicorn purse?
frye slouch boots / double stone earrings/ black zipper booties / unicorn purse / dainty tear drop ring / high tops (these are cute too) / eyelash eye mask /
and, this claire v. messenger bag is my fave. i have it black and keep trying to find a reason to get it in another color.
i’m sharing some favorites for fall inspiration (next), but also because shopbop is having a maaaajor friends + family sale - 25% off your entire order! here are a few pieces i’m la la loving.
black a asymmetrical coat / plaid blue overcoat / grey open cardigan / twin palms tee / ombre stripe cardigan / camel tunic / checker coat / green + black zipper coat / starry blouse / straight black coat
i just ordered the black coat zipper coat (above) and these black leather paneled leggings.
what about this midi dress if your needing something a little fancy (i wish i was).
just use the code : FAMILY25 for a 25% discount off your entire order.
p.s. my fave brands to shop on shopbop are:
claire vivier / favorite bags
madewell / favorite everything
frye / favorite boots
vita fede + gorjana (for jewelry)
splendid - best t-shirts + great sweaters
so shop to it, lovelies.
this neutral and serene bathroom at the hotel predi son jaumell located in the mediterranean
this instax instant smartphone printer. def on my wish list. we have the instax mini camera + love it.
socks with birks. i’m loving it because i used to do it…and well, it was only a matter of time until this started happening again. would you? could you? did you?
erin’s line with lunya. coolest pajama pants ever + more. also on my wish list.
this quote about autumn. which i’m like 99% sure i posted last year, too. but, it’s that right.
moody weather. weather it be in scotland or my own backyard.
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what are you loving this week?
a few weeks ago i ran a half marathon. some of you knew i was training. training and trying, is really more like it. i was never a runner (except for that time in jr. high) or had a desire to be. the idea of any kind of race never even raced through my mind. never ever was i one of those people that thought it would be cool to run a a marathon or mark it off a list. but, in may, i did some list making with friends and a half marathon made the list, just waiting to be marked off in a few short months.
the training was tough and so time consuming. the movement in my body and my brain. running was always on my mind. but, when i was actually running, my mind was on the moment. while i did a lot of huffing and puffing and worked on wishing my way out of some of those specific moments, when i finally found my groove and my breath (which for me was two short breaths in and one long breath out) the moments of the past day, week, and all the days ahead that occupied my mind at all times drifted right out and i came upon clarity. this made me love running. pounding the pavement was pondering. and, pondering tends to lead me to purpose.
i made it to the milwaukee half marathon and was super nervous.