enter to win a $50 gift card to shop the Polaroid Fotobar

My very first camera was a Polaroid, one of those old school ones that you had to shake (or did you..?), so this giveaway is really close to my heart. This week I’m partnering with Polaroid Fotobar to giveaway a $50 gift card to use to share your memorable moments from your smartphone, Instagram, Facebook, and more. I love this so much because so often we take digital photos and they stay online… but with this, you can easily decorate your home with all of your snaps.

Enter below:
Polaroid Fotobar $50 Gift Card

enter to win a $50 gift card to shop the Polaroid Fotobar
If it were me, I’d opt for the custom Polaroid coasters. What’s a better conversation started than sharing silly vacation snaps?

how to style dark botanicals

Love the look of moody, vintage-inspired apothecary artifacts and scientific specimens? This tutorial from Terrain, assembled by one of their in-store display artists, teaches you an ingenious way to achieve this moody look using a basic scanner and some of the season’s freshest blooms. I absolutely love this project because it reminds me of making sunprints as a kid, but in a totally twisted way! Be sure to check out the easy and ingenious tutorial here.

how to style dark botanicals

images via Terrain


Warmer weather is finally here and it’s given me a hankering for some free spirited (slightly illegal) beach camping. I want to fall asleep to the crashing surf, wake up with the rising run, and drink lukewarm beer with a side of mostly-cooked hot dogs. These photos by my good friend designer/photographer Greg Zulkie capture the mood exactly. Greg took these photos using his Hasselblad 500c and Fuji Velvia 50 film (legit stuff) on a beach in northern California, and the golden glow of the light captivates me. In my mind, this is the perfect setting for a shoreline stroll, a game of flag football, and a few stolen kisses at sunset.

It’s not all romance though; camping requires preparation. You don’t want to be the person who forgot the tents (cough). Functional yet easy-on-the-eyes gear make it even easier to unplug from civilization. For starters, sleep in style with this Alite Designs 2-person tent from Free People  —it’s durable and made for warm-weather camping.


Add a few more essentials to your camping checklist and you’re good to go: enamelware mug from REI / How to Stay Alive in the Woods / paddleboard from Anthropologie / granola bars from New York Mouth / Lavanila sunscreen / Meow Meow Tweet natural insect repellant


There are cute animal photos and cool animal photos and these portraits by Yago Partal seem to walk that fine line! Ordinarily, I’m pretty sure most wouldn’t find a bull to be cute, but when he’s wearing one of my favorite trends of the season, the leather moto jacket, I cannot help myself. And how cool does this llama look in his quilted suede jacket. Is it weird to take style cues from animals?

My personal favorite? Yep, you guessed it…

Be sure check out more from Yago Partal, complete with the option to buy prints or cards!


Planet Blue consistently wows me. I love the ease of each look they put together, the way they mix color in a casual, slightly haphazard way, and the raw sex appeal that so many of their pieces have (but not in that overt kind of way… more of a “I just went to the beach” type of sexiness). Every time I see their latest lookbooks, I am blown away by the awesome photography and cohesive story. This is a brand that knows itself and I freaking love it.

Their Spring 2013 lookbook is no exception. Shot with polaroids and the perfectly blue-hued fence, each look is flawlessly summer-time-perfect. But what I absolutely adore the most is how they photographed the backs of each look. Maybe this summer will be The Summer of the Sexy Back…

images via Planet Blue


Meet I think I might. Billed as a “growing collection of pictures,” it’s my absolute new favorite way to view Instagram. What you see above is a screenshot of my own photos, but you can use it to view your feed in an uncluttered and lovely format. The layout is ever changing as you scroll through your images, so everything looks fresh and exciting! This is one of those sites that makes everything look infinitely better.

Check out my feed here!


Hot off the presses, here’s a first look at the Spring 2013 lookbook from British shop Plümo. The photography and styling is fab, but what I love most is their breadth of offering — accessories, home product, and the most gorgeous apparel I’ve seen in a while. I’ve been focusing on adding statement pieces to my mostly-basics wardrobe and that long fringe scarf is exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it spring yet?

images via Plümo. Also, Anne from The City Sage has shared more images here. The Spring 2013 catalog will be available to shop online February 10!

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