This year is already off to such an amazing start for me, with two BIG styling projects under my belt in just two months. I love it! Today I wanted to share my most recent styling work for Silver + Salt, a local jewelry maker (and good friend!). Her pieces are absolutely stunning, so when she asked me to help style a few flat lays for her new lookbook, I was totally in. It was also an opportunity for me to work with photographer Michelle Moore for the first time and I’ve been dying to get that opportunity!
Remember last year when I was all hot to trot about going to Italy and learning styling tips from the incredible Annette Joseph? Welp, things don’t always go according to plan, but 2018 is THE YEAR! I’m officially going to Italy for these fab workshops and would loooove to invite you guys along, too!
The other day I was helping my best friend style her bookshelf and realized that one thing was missing: really gorgeous design books. Sometimes referred to as coffee table books, this is the element that can give your #shelfie that really curated-yet-casual vibe you see slaying it on Instagram. I like to use mine to add height, color, and texture. For my own shelf, these books help to break up the monotony and give my plants the perfect backdrop. With my bff in mind, here’s my list of essential coffee table books to help you style your own space!
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I have a confession to make: I’m a hoarder. There, I said it. The truth is that my studio is practically overrun with photoshoot props that I simply no longer use. Recently, I decided it was time for some serious decluttering and went through every. single. one. of my props. One of my ultimate styling tips is to sell the pieces on eBay when I’m through with them to help me recoup those expenses and put the money toward new props. eBay also makes it super easy to list the items and then package and ship each piece. And, again, here’s where eBay really comes into play: it’s my ultimate source for finding new photoshoot props!
Keep reading for tips on how to sell on eBay, details of an awesome giveaway, and tips for finding new styling props.
Lately I’ve been diversifying the type of work and projects I take on, especially into the styling realm. So you can imagine my excitement when one of my most favorite shopping sources, the Seattle Goodwill, reached out to me about putting my styling skills to the test. The ask was simple: shop the local Goodwill stores and pull together 3 different tablescape looks to inspire people for the holidays! Armed with $200 in gift cards (which goes a loooong way at the Goodwill), I loaded up many carts with some amazing goodies. During the Fall Fashion Event, bloggers, social media rockstars, and editors were also given a sneak peek of the goods offered at this year’s Glitter Sale, plus tips for Halloween makeup by Tiffany Lowry! It was an awesome event, to say the least.
I go through these phases (particularly on a quiet Friday night) where I fall down the rabbit hole of the internet and pinterest and discover boatloads of new blogs to follow. I thought it would be nice to share a few of my recent faves so you, too, can get a bit of inspiration.
First up is Kitchen Repertoire: what immediately captured my attention for this one is the straight-forward styling and recipes that feel fancy, yet totally approachable for a novice like me. It looks like they post about once a week, but everything they post gives me major lover eyes and a watering mouth in a big way. Two recipes at the top of my list to try: squid ink pasta with toasted breadcrumbs and anchovies and gnocchi with ramp butter and parmesan cheese.
I’m always a big fan of blogs with stunning styling, so With Food and Love is a great new blog to follow. Sometimes the best food photos are totally un-fussy and uncomplicated, which is why I love these images so much. Plus, how good does this raspberry chamomile cream soda, sound??
Last is from my dining table by Skye McAlpine. I love her mix of storytelling, recipes, and truly gorgeous, but casual styling. I’m a big fan of darker, moodier photos when it comes to recipes, so this blog is right up my alley in a big way.
Have you been adding any other blogs to your blog roll lately? I’d love to keep discovering new ones!
images via their respective sites.
Some days I just don’t know what to write about here. I’m not feeling super inspired today probably because it’s a dreary day and I haven’t been sleeping particularly well. Does that ever happen to you? I know it’s probably (ok, most likely) extremely cliche, but this is when I turn to Pinterest to get the happy juices flowing again. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite people to follow, plus a few of my favorite pins from them.
Let’s start with fashion, shall we? If you’re craving Paris-sophisticated style, golden retrievers, and raw denim, check out the Pinterest of Kristen Dolzynski. I love her casual sensibilities and careful curation. (link to pin)