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instax-garden

I finally got my hands on an Instax camera and was super excited to take it with me on a walk to the train because I’ve been dying to take some pictures of this lovely garden, a mere block from my house.

osei duro

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osei duro

I’ve been looking for tons of hair inspiration lately as my hair has finally started getting past the “awkward growing out” stage. In the midst of my search, I came across these sweet items and images from Osei Duro, a new-to-me brand.

What a lovely discovery! I’m a little bummed that the piece I loved most is sold out, but there are a few others that have caught my eye.

ben medansky ceramics

ben-medansky

ben medansky ceramics

Guess who’s got a new obsession? Yep, this gal! The other day I spent an obscene amount of time looking up unique ceramics, when I came across Ben Medansky’s work. I was especially drawn to the quirky styling of these products, I think that is what I love most.

Excuse me while I do a quick google search for ceramics classes in Chicago…

Happy Friday!

mapoesie

mapoesie

mapoesie

Mapoesie’s SS13 collection has got me all giddy inside! Laying in the grass with my head on one of those scarves, sign me up!

the perfect tunic(s)

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images via mill mercantile

I’m probably late to realize this but, I’m pretty convinced that Mill Mercantile has the prettiest tunics around, I could live in these, every single day. Right now this tunic from Anthro has been in pretty frequent rotation but I could make room in my closet for the ones above. What is your go-to piece as of late?

geometric at home

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This past weekend, I received an e-mail from roche bobois letting me know that sweet reader Monica had suggested this coffee table might be right up my alley, and Monica, you are absolutely right!

I thought it’d be fun to round up a couple more geometric items for the home, I’m thinking that planter must be mine and soon. Also, I’ve never really perused Land of Nod before but there are some cute things there that even the childless can enjoy. Good to know.

Thanks Monica for thinking of me, someday, that coffee table will be mine! xo

benta studio

benta-studio

benta studio

Ah, scarves, who doesn’t love scarves? What a great way to spice up an outfit and hide a less-than-stellar hair day. Also, as Benta studio proves, scarves make for real fun photo props in an adorable lookbook. I’m kinda bummed this website isn’t in English so I can figure out how to get my hands on one of these beauties.

steven alan spectacles

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glasses by Steven Alan

I think we can all agree that Mondays can be rough, right? Yesterday, I woke up early to be productive but due to bad weather and a poor transportation decision actually ended up being late to work, couple that with some godaddy server issues, and a killer migraine, this particular Monday was shaping up to be pretty shitty. That is, until I opened an e-mail stating that one of my favorite brands, Steven Alan, now carries eyewear, yipee! I know it’s silly, but I am in the market for some new spectacles and am so pleased that I’ve got even more options, good options to boot.

Sometimes all it takes for a crappy day to get better is the possibility of a future shopping opportunity.

practicin’

practicin

I hit a bit of a road block as far as work this weekend, I attended a work-related seminar on Saturday which took up most of the day, Sunday was spent getting trying to catch up on things I missed Saturday and fighting a pesky cold. So, I decided to walk away from work and practice what I learned at my Dabble calligraphy class. I did some cheating though and used some charcoal instead of a calligraphy pen.

That is how productive I was this weekend, how about you?

a spring study part two

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photography by the one and only Anni Compton
florals by Elizabeth of Asrai Garden
styling by Dennise Saxton and Anni Compton

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I’d like to take my profession of love for winter back because this spring project has got me real excited about nice weather, pretty dresses, flowers and sunshine, lots of it. Winter, I love you but I think you and I should take a break… it’s not you, it’s me.