I think my love of jewelry has been well documented here, so it should come as no surprise to you that sometimes my baubles get in the way of my work. That is, often my many rings and/or bracelets get in the way of my typing and I end up slipping them off for a few hours of the day. I keep reaching for a cute little ring dish in which to safely store my accessories atop my desk, so rather than go out and buy one, I decided to make my own.
Straw bags are set to become the accessory of the season—and it makes perfect sense. They can easily be dressed up or down, they smack of vintage charm while remaining completely neutral and they subconsciously transport one’s mind to a charming picnic in the park, even if one is actually just walking to work in a slightly gloomy city.
Happy Friday, lovelies! Valentine’s Day is just four days away, which means it’s time to tell those special people in your life how fond you are of them. To that end, I’ve put together these cheeky little downloadable valentines that can be easily emailed or printed and mailed to the fellow fashion lovers in your life. And always remember: I love you more than Giambattista Valli loves tulle!
These earrings are one of my favorite DIYs to date. They weren’t planned—I was just rummaging around in one of my many craft boxes this weekend and happened to pull out these crystal beaded balls that I bought awhile ago and squirreled away for future use. They immediately made me think of these Rebecca de Ravenel earrings so I was inspired to quickly design some statement earrings of my own.
Moving is a pain but decorating a new place presents a whole world of exciting styling opportunities—especially when one arrives in a new city with hardly any furniture beyond a bed and a bar cart. Luckily I’m working with a pretty good blank canvas. My apartment was built in the ’20s as a monastery for the church across the street, and one can still find crosses carved into the wooden bannisters. It has hardwood floors, black-and-white checkerboard tiles in the kitchen and nice, high ceilings. Sure, it’s small, but it’s charming and it’s within walking distance to work.