SHIFT! DRESSES! If I had to wear one thing for the rest of my life, I would pick a good shift dress. Straight up 60s style. Actually, if I could go back in time, I would also live in the 60s. Yes yes yes!
Here are a few of my favorites lately AND a Spotify 60s mix!
(My apologies for all the exclamation points. I’ve had about 500 cups of coffee)
Forgive Marianne & I for totally dropping the ball, y’all. It’s been a little crazy on both of our ends. We had our big Cali trip back in September (pictures soon! Maybe), I got engaged (wedding planning is, uh, interesting to say the least!), we moved to a new apartment, aaaand I got hit by a car! (I’m okay. I was just really sore there for a little while) Now that things seem to be settling down, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Cannot wait.
Also, in case you didn’t know, Marianne’s business Bird and Feather has really been taking off, and pretty much everything on their site would make a wonderful Christmas present. Just sayin.
Anyway, I’ve had this mix sitting around for a while, so I threw in some newer songs to freshen it up. Enjoy!
Spotify | 8Tracks
P.S. Previous mixes can be found here.
Today it’s finally cloudy in LA for the first time in a loooong time. It’s been consistently over 80 for a month now. But, today. Oh, this glorious day…it’s cloudy and only 70 degrees.
A few days ago, as I sat in 91 degree heat feeling like I needed to put on sunscreen to sit in my own living room, I found myself pining for autumn in Michigan. My absolute favorite time in the midwest is late summer/ early fall. The crisp air…the way the light filters through the newly changed leaves. Sigh. If I could, I would spend 6 weeks around this time back home every year. But, can’t. So, I focused my daydreaming on to creating my very first Etsy treasury. You can check it out here. I’ve highlighted a few items below.
Vintage Pendleton Throw, $124
Crochet Boot Cuffs, $39
Fringed Circular Scarf, $45
Green Hooded Cape, $109.99
Ace & Jig has been blowin’ up on the Internet the past couple of days…with good reason!!! Check it!
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I recently watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary, and my heart just about exploded. This is a man who is truly passionate about what he does, and it’s literally all he needs. Before having to move out, he lived in a tiny apartment with file cabinets lining the walls and had a tiny cot for a bed. He has never even been in any kind of relationship. It’s just him, his bike, and his camera. The man is an inspiration…that’s all I can say.
Here are a few of my favorite street style photos lately.
via Cat Khan
via Carolines Mode
via Style Bubble
It’s that time of the month….Smitten Mix day!
Spotify | 8Tracks
P.S. For previous mixes, check here!
I’ve always been sort of a tomboy. For a long time growing up, I didn’t like wearing dresses and the only jewelry I tended to wear were friendship bracelets (which isn’t even technically jewelry, and shush, it was the 90s). Nowadays I don’t even like wearing anything at all. Let’s just say it makes looking at arts & craft fairs really easy to walk through because I can just skip all of the jewelry booths! Bam!
Okay, let’s be honest though. I do have an appreciation for it. Here are a few beautiful things that even a tomboy would consider wearing.
By JUJJ JEWELLERY
Source Unknown via Jordan Nichole
Origami pins via The Little Drom Store
Anklet via Ship & Shape (WHOA, I want this!)
One of my very favorite artists in the Grand Rapids area is the talented Rebecca Green (well, was. Word on the street is that she moved away). Anyway, I’m a big fan of her quirky illustrations and unique phrases she often includes in her art. Below are a few illustrations from the last couple of years (Eek! I had a hard time choosing just a few. Check out the rest here!)
I just recently finished Just Kids by Patti Smith, and just as suspected, she is pretty much the coolest ever both inside and out. I’m inspired by how she has stayed true to herself throughout the years. She’s beautiful.
Photo by Linda Smith Bianucci
Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe