A well-placed accessory has turned many a bad hair day or messy up-do into a style statement. It’s my go-to for busy mornings or uncooperative buns when I just need a little extra somethin somethin to complete the look. Instead of wearing mass-produced flower headbands and festival-fashion in your hair, try classing things up with this easy succulent hairpin DIY!
There’s a lot of things to buy on the internet… I mean, a lot. That’s why I’m loving the trend of curated online shops that sift through the online jumble and offer a unique hand-made assortment to swoon over. Sister Golden is one of my new favorites. I mean, hand dyed canvas totes, wheel thrown pottery and vintage turkish pillows? Yes, please!
This mother + daughter duo focuses on celebrating art, design, color, and craftsmanship with the range of product they offer. From a 100 year old letter-press in Atlanta, Georgia to a one-woman studio in Perth, Australia, I love that their home goods and accessories can find their way to me from around the world. Plus, this week we’re lucky enough to partner with Sister Golden on a giveaway!
Enter below for 7 chances to win. One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday August 4 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive 1 $100 gift card to shop Sister Golden (please note: $100 off code can only be applied to a single order, so entire discount must be used at once on any single order totaling $100+. No balance will be kept. Shipping cost remains the responsibility of the purchaser). Good luck!
shop the post: marble vallarta scarf, mudras scarf, luna purse, ceramic bud vases, coral totem bolo, presidio pillow, mini hexagon ring dish, trifecta necklace, copper foil cork bowl, small triangle tea towel, regalo shortie earrings and “moody meadows” print.
Mondays are usually pretty rough, right? Add to that the fact that I’m feeling pretty beaten up from a minor climbing injury… and I am definitely in the mood to phone it in today. I’m looking at a 4-6 week recovery time for my knee (details shamelessly on Instagram), so I have the feeling I’ll be rocking lotssss of loungewear and pjs these days. Because I’m pretty much confined to the sofa with my trusty ice pack, I did a bit of online shopping, too, and let me tell you… the loungewear assortment at Urban Outfitters right now is spot on.
One of my favorite things in the world is when a t-shirt feels more like a whisper than a layer… especially when there is a lacy bralette underneath! The vibes are totally casual, but still sexy thanks to juuuuust-sheer-enough tees, draped flannel shirts, and hits of lace on otherwise nondescript panties.
Side note: are you one of those people who feels like ‘panties’ is a weird word? I’m sort on the fence.
Also, have you had enough of the ’90s revival yet?? Cuz I haven’t! Let me just say how jazzed I was to find the Calvin Klein pieces. Be still my ’90s-loving heart!!
So this will probably be my ‘look’ for the next few weeks… thoughts?
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So… you might have noticed a few new names on the blog lately. Things have been getting pretty busy around here (yay) and it was definitely time to bring on some help. I wanted to take this time to introduce some of my amazing contributors who’ve been with me for a while, plus my new editorial assistant! I don’t know what I’d do without this incredible team of super talented ladies.
First up, meet Ashley Rose Conway — keeper of our Portrait of a Cocktail column and founder of Craft & Cocktail! A cocktail shaker and piñata maker, Ashley is always in the pursuit of having a good time. You’ll most likely find her scouting out the best watering holes and hidden gems, sipping on Tiki drinks and surrounded by a sea of crepe paper. Follow Ashley on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
(photo credit: Ashley Batz)
Next, meet Colore’ Lincoln — keeper of our A Little Extra Grace and founder of Colore’ Grace. Colore’ is a calligrapher living in Austin, TX, but originally from Oklahoma City, OK. On her blog, she ambitiously shares her calligraphy, style, tools she uses, and more details about things she enjoys. Follow her weekly lettering project, #coloregraceletters, onInstagram to get an optimistic start on your week.
(photo credit: Bruce Layman)
Meet Alizée Castel — monthly recipe contributor and founder of Bartisserie. Marketing professional by day and passionate baker by night, Alizée Castel, shares her passion for baked goods and drinks in her beautiful blog: bartisserie.com. She gets her inspiration from the different cities she lived in or visited and you’ll probably find her scouting the city for new pastry shops! For more, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
(photo credit: Monic Richard)
And last, but definitely not least… Gwen McKenzie, my amaaaazing editorial assistant (and part-time Noodle wrangler). Gwen is basically my glue, keeping me on task, organized, and focused. I’d be lost without her. Besides helping out with photoshoots, Gwen maintains our monthly DIY column and helps out with tons of other blog columns.
(photo credit: Meghan Klein)
When it comes to travel, I have two schools of thought: living like a local via Airbnb and dirt-bagging it by camping. I’m a mix of hi/lo, luxe and earthy. Plus, if I’m camping, often that means I’m also climbing… which equals one very happy Joanna. So you can imagine my excitement to recently discover Hipcamp, which is like Airbnb but with campgrounds, ranches, farms, even a vineyard! This is definitely the option for the adventurous of heart.
As I was browsing Hipcamp for photos to include in this post, I maaaay have favorited about 20 different locations for future adventures. All I can think about is loading up my pack and going… anywhere!
So… who’s in for an adventure??
There’s something about summer that practically begs me to shirk all responsibility and just be outside instead. And, as hot as it’s been, I’ll do anything to catch a breeze. Living in the most urban part of Seattle, getting outdoor space can be tricky — hence, my studio’s fire escape. It’s not exactly the green space I crave, but at this point, any outdoor spot will do!
For the longest time, I was always really worried about pairing a voluminous top with boyfriend jeans. It’s just… a lot of fabric and a higher possibility of making, ahem, certain areas appear larger than they actually are. That being said… there was something so natural about pairing this top with these jeans. Maybe it was all of the skin I’m showing in the back, almost like it’s a distraction from the layers of fabric making my butt look enlarged. Or maybe it’s the skinny tie at the waist that helps to define and contain the volume. Either way, this look is both comfortable and super wearable for my day-to-day.
And can we talk about the back of this top?? I’ve had it hanging in my closet for the longest time and was always too much of a chicken to wear it. Then, one day, inspiration struck. It’s funny how that works, right?
Photography by Meghan Klein for Jojotastic.