INSPO | BASIC WHITES AND TIES

Last year, the off the shoulder trend was a huge hit for spring and summer and this year I don’t think the trends will stray very far. I’ve been particularly drawn to sleeve details and ties mixed with a structured material. These images have me wishing for warmer weather to bring on the whites and brights. I can’t wait until I can shake my shoulders in the sun with these fun designs. It really elevates the basic white poplin shirt with something a little bit more girly and fun, yet still edgy and a bit disheveled… but in a good way.
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INSPO | SUPER CHUNKY KNITS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit on clouds? Feel their plush and pillow-y softness? Well this is probably as close as you can get to a fluffy white cloud with these blankets created by Anna Mo.

These blankets are absolutely gorgeous and would be a perfect gift for any home owner who wouldn’t mind getting a bit more cozy this winter. Its a great statement piece with its enlarged knit pattern making it a focal point in any room. I would love to own one of these in a white or cream colour for my bed, snuggle in it on a cold winter’s day curled up watching the snow fall. Can’t get enough of these images either… great execution of the whole project.
You can purchase a blanket here, or even better yet for those of you who are eyeing the blanket with a “hey, I could make you!” you can purchase the merino wool from Anna Mo’s etsy shop, Ohhio to make your very own blanket!
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INSPO | FRINGED SWEATERS

A little boho mixed with some coziness. A super sweet way to change up the classic cable knit sweater this season, add some movement into the bundles of layers and some fun fuzziness. This is definitely a DIY I would love to try out just to add a little something to make a typical sweater a bit more unique!
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INSPIRATION | TASSEL WALL HANGINGS

 

The fun part of living somewhere new is the ability to decorate it and having complete creative freedom (dependant on your landlord) to make your own living space yours. I’m still in the midst of making my tiny apartment home and found these tassel wall art to be particularly fun and enticing.

Images from Pinterest

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INSPIRATION | Geology of Shoes

“from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layersof leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geologicalmaps.” – Barbora

A truly riveting and inspiring collection influenced by the sediments of the earth, Barbora Vesela delivers it in the prettiest delicate forms from leather scraps. A beautifully produced video shows the unique process of which the sediment type shapes are formed onto the shoes as well as the labour intensive process of creating made to order. If you’re one to want unique shoes that no one else has these should definitely be on the top of your wish list! No two pairs are the same, even each foot with its own differences these will for sure be a prized item in the closet.
Get your made to order pair by emailing info@barboravesela.com
Most interesting part is seeing the whole process, click here to view it: http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/veselab
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Inspiration | Pineapples

 


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

Haha, my inner child just came out; but who am I kidding, I’m like a little kid everyday!

Sooooo……Is it just me or is there an abundant amount of pineapples, les ananas and a major craving for pina coladas everywhere? I do love pineapple and like how its a great refresh on the usual summer fashion fruits of watermelon and cherries. Though consuming wise, I would take a watermelon over pineapple any day. There really is nothing more refreshing than biting into a slice of watermelon on a hot summer’s day.

Side note: Super in love with the navy blue shorts with the cute pom pom trim! Anyone know where I can get a pair?

Images from WeHeartIt & Tumblr

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New In | Barefootin’ It

 

Right to Left: Rebecca Minkoff Woven Box Bag, Topshop Crop Top, Necklace from Buffalo, Ciate Nail Polish in Cream Soda, Lace Crop top from Hollister, Bullet necklace from etsy, rings from etsy/BCBGeneration/DIY, Deborah Lippmann polishes in Mermaid’s Dream and Amazing Grace, Cross body clutch from Zara, Embellished shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch, Limited edition Tiger We Are Handsome x Soludos shoes, Sunglasses from TOMS, Turbo Mascara from Estee Lauder.

Summer is here! Loving the longer days and sun heating up my skin. Along with summer comes new additions to the wardrobe. Thought I’d show you guys some of the new additions to my summer closet, some old but all together a sea of blues and white I can’t wait to wear this season!

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INSPIRATION | SUSPENSION

 

Maybe I’m a bit late getting on board with this Alexander Wang collection but I believe his brilliance can be and should be appreciated all the time! (It makes it seem like I thoughtfully put this together more than stumbling across an image going ooooooooh DIY? And only realizing its a season or few late; but in my defense his pieces are more staples and timeless than most.)
The architectural structure of his pieces in this collection brings me back to the long ago memories when I was learning how to draw two point perspective buildings. How does this relate you ask? It really doesn’t but when a design evokes an emotion or memory from us it holds something special and becomes more memorable. I think my desire to have and covet all Alexander Wang pieces stem from that. His work tends to reinvent age old processes in fashion with a futuristic flare. Kind of like how the weightlessness appearance of suspension bridges when first introduced were never before seen innovative structures created by mankind. Both are delicate but with the flare of power and resilience that can be found in a woman who wears these suspension pieces.

Images from here, here, here, here and here

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Inspiration | Fringe

I like fringe, but a lot of people would probably associate it with the mid-west and the cowboys with those ol’ leather jackets and fringe for dayssssss. Fringe usually reminds me of the fabulous 1920s with those flapper dresses, but that might just be me wishing I could attend a legendary Gatsby party across the river. Allow me to refresh you with its modern reincarnation in stylized pieces that you’ll want to have in your own wardrobe. Word of warning, long fringes, both bangs and actual fringes on garments both look great but are a tangled nightmare. STEER CLEAR!
Fringes are a perfect addition to any music festival look this summer to add a little extra flirty movement. It’ll make those hips look like they’re shaking a lot harder than you actually are to draw all those ogling eyes. Happy hip swinging!

Images from here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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