Spring still hasn't reached us yet. So, here's my version of winter necessities. A warm coat, a hat for bad hair days, boots, a large purse for everything I "need", and rings on (almost) every finger. Unseen necessities: an ice scraper (I finally upgraded from using a CD case to scrape ice off the window shield), salt, a snow shovel, and lots of good TV shows to binge watch. I can almost see the sun...
[the little details: maison scotch coat, marc jacobs boots, vintage hat, prada purse, elizabeth and james shorts, all jewelry the vagabond queen]
[the little details: free people hat, elle geode necklace, fluorite ring, amethyst point ring, and pyrite ring by the vagabond queen]
We ditched our wool coats and migrated toward island life, complete with charming locals, shimmering beaches, and all the fresh seafood we could dream up. Every view was so picturesque, and while these tropical getaways leave me feeling rejuvenated, it makes returning to a winter wonderland that much harder.
This weekend's inspiration arrives in the form of Diane von Furstenberg's covetable bohemian Manhattan penthouse, or "treehouse", as DVF accurately names it. With glamorous moroccan and vintage touches, and numerous photographs, odds and ends, and books throughout, the decor feels well-curated and personal. The bold prints and patterns throughout the home bring to mind many of DVF's signature wrap dresses. This treehouse is just as colorful and unique as the designer.
Images are from ArchitecturalDigest.com
Chandra, of the blog Modern Day Charm, recently wore some of our mineral rings, and the photos & styling are so beautiful. From her recent travels to Cambodia to her involvement with non-profits, Chandra seems like someone with a great heart who you'd want to befriend in real life, not just in the blogosphere. Modern Day Charm is a wonderful go-to for music, style, and some of the happenings in Nashville.
I've only posted a few of the images, but please visit Chandra's blog, see the rest of her post, and take a look around!
All photos are from Modern Day Charm
Photos by Will Vastine
It's no shocker that I like colorful things, and right now I'm enjoying Cecelia Phillip's bright geode artwork. Those gems & minerals suck me right in every time! In the words of the artist,
"As I began to explore the subject matter of a geode, I realized that they embody a lot of who I am and what I believe in artistically-a little bit of kitsch, a smidge of bling, a little crusty on the outside and gleaming from within. They are worlds within themselves, private galaxies of color and space, and I love to paint them.Moreover, they are secret, hidden from the rest of the world, just waiting for a inquisitive and creative person to crack them open. I share these with you in the hopes that you are such a kindred spirit passing by on chance."
[these images are all by Cecelia Phillips and you can learn more about her & her artwork here]
It's "throwback Thursday" again, and these festive & sugary recipes deserved a shout-out.
These glitter cookies are so girly looking, but trust me, all the guys will still eat them. They'll somehow manage. Probably because the ginger icing is delicious.Check out the recipe here.
Amazing looking peppermint truffles that only require three ingredients! Everyone will think that you put a lot of effort in. They will be impressed. You will be happy. (Note that this is pretty much how I choose every recipe that I make).The recipe for these bad boys is right here.
Wishing you lots of holiday cheer & snacking - xo d
If you are a Sandusky Ohio local, support your small business owners and swing by "The Store Next Door" this holiday season. The selection of jewelry is incredible! The jewelry collections feature a lot of raw minerals, and many of the gems are marked down in time for Christmas gifting!
They currently have several of my wire bow bracelets in stock, in many different metal combos, that are great for layering with your everyday jewelry.
[all photos c/o the store next door]
Happy December! May these stylish images inspire you to bring out your holiday best.
Lindsay Ellingson by Drew Jarrett for Elle Italia December 2013