7.24.2014

THANK YOU FOR SHARING, KATE.


Kate Arands of *Wit & Delight published this piece on July 22nd.  Having been a bit behind in perusing my favorite blogs, I just read it today.  You may have already plowed through it and bookmarked it, but I want to share it with FS readers as well because the message is good and it is strong.  To say that it is right on the money would not do it justice.

Thank you, Kate, for putting yourself out there and shining a light on a mental health illness society cannot ignore for one more second.


He said I was the happiest sad person he’d ever meet. He said, “I see you and I understand. I am here.”
I like to compare my life with anxiety to living with a huge grizzly bear. She’s a beast, really. Powerful, particular, irrational. Sensitive, territorial, destructive. When provoked, she fills the whole room with fear. She’s a bully. She’s all-encompassing. She is my oldest friend and my biggest foe.
Read the entire article, here.

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7.22.2014

FOR BASIC TYPE OF GALS

I'm a firm believer in simplicity, which in clothing means black, grey and white.  I deeply admire people who wear color, who can mix and match prints day in and day out. 
However, I have the hardest time doing so thus I've accepted this is what my comfort wardrobe entails until the end of time. 
When I discovered these beautifully curated outfits on pinterest via polyvore---I may just have to steal each look.  If you're in my black/grey/white like minded boat and would like similar pieces in your wardrobe, here are a few below.


comfy + chic

errands + lunch

day to night

dinner date


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7.16.2014

PLEAT PERFECT | REFORMATION


Get the look, here.


*original photo via Reformation

7.14.2014

THOUGHTS

Ahhh, delicious ambiguity--how sweet it truly is.


have a wonderful monday.


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7.11.2014

THIS WEEKEND

Oye.  What a week.  I had to remind myself it was Friday this morning.  Isn't that odd?  Usually, Friday is on the radar as early as 7AM on Monday.  This weekend is definitely calling for some R&R, which is interesting because we just came off a holiday weekend.  Anyone else feel the same way?  In any event, if your inside perusing the net, here are some great links to check out.  


yum..various takes on gazpacho.
i feel ya kitty cat.
ha! good question to ask yourself.
i honestly never knew south dakota was so pretty.

+

(and i'm not being partial because it's our friends who married,
and our talented friend who styled it!)


have a lovely one.


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7.09.2014

LOVING LATELY FROM EMERSON FRY

Focusing on modern, clean, versatile, and long-wearing pieces--I am truly obsessed with this brand. You get to a point in life where the twenty dollar skirt will most likely not make it to next season, nor could you pair it with multiple items in your closest all year round.  Quality costs up front, but it also lasts. If you average the investment over time and actually see the money you are saving---you may just be astonished.
I love it that EF's pieces transition from season to season. In each collection there are items that can be worn with quite a few pieces in the closet you may have sworn off. These are just a few of the latest ones I am currently in coveting.

luxe emerson T - ivory 
slouch pant slate
portia skirt slate
thin strap heel - black
italian cuff heel - black (not pictures but on sale!)


*images via emerson fry

7.08.2014

BIKE IN THE LIVING ROOM? HECK YEAH.

I realize that if you live in a small space, and in a bike necessity city you are going to need a place to store that prized possession of yours.  Coming from a lover of all things bicycles, who also considers them pieces of art---hanging a bike in the living room would be more than fine with me.
People have come up with very innovative, very stylish bike racks as well.  They aren't your dorm room hangers, they truly add to the decor of the room given the right materials and placing.  If, and maybe when I live in a city that requires a bike for transportation, below are the options I'd select to hang my bike. 


simple wood rack
barely there bike hook
geometric bike shelves
sustainable bamboo dual rack
bookshelf bike rack
handmade wooden rack


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