This week I got the sweetest email from Michelle. She sent along a few beautiful pictures from her wedding and I'm so excited to share them with you! She and her husband Co just recently got married on a hops farm outside of Ashville, North Carolina. All of the guests camped and she and Co were lucky enough to stay in this amazing authentic teepee for an entire week! How cute are they? And the feather in her hair- obsessed. We're headed to a wedding this weekend ourselves so this came at the perfect time. Congratulations to Co and Michelle- your wedding looked beautiful!
Have you seen the clothing from the Boyfriend/Girlfriend collection yet? Relaxed and easy- nothing fussy about it and I love it. Check it out here.
Headed to New York today with our friends from Cape Town! We are all SO excited and thankfully the heat wave is dropping from 100+ degrees (40+ c.) down to the mid to high 80's (low to mid 30's c.). Any places we should visit?
Cute, knit things for your hair from Yes Jess. Her hats are amazing too!
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If Marie Curie was still alive she'd be wearing Rag and Bone's 2010 Fall Ready To Wear Collection.
Marie Curie had a bit of mad scientist vibe going- the crazy unkempt hair and all. The Victorian touches in Rag and Bone's Fall ready to wear collection- fitted jackets, high necklines and dark colors are just perfect for this brilliant, Nobel prize winning scientist. Let me know if you have any requests and if you missed Frida Kahlo or Georgia O'keefe go here and here.
In other news- we made it to the U.S. safely and it's been wonderful! Had a great homecoming dinner with friends and family last night. Headed to the beach for the afternoon but I'll definitely be posting regularly while I'm here!
I like these new pins by Jackie Bos. Tepees and triangles and basically what's not to like? Buy them at her shop here.
I've said it before and I'll say it again- I love a girl in a head scarf.
image via stylesightings
image via stylesightings
Getting on a plane in a few hours! I'll see you all tomorrow on the other side!!!
My friend Kate turned me on to this blog and as I was looking around I found this super fun cowboy and indian themed party. Love it. I've been dying to do a pilgrim and indian themed Thanksgiving here in South Africa. I'm going to assign every guest "pilgrim" or "indian" and they have to come dressed up as that. And then we'll all sit around a long table stuffing our faces and being thankful for our many blessings.
How many pairs of shoes is too many to pack for 4 weeks away? Five, Six, Seven? Right now I have six pairs packed. We leave tomorrow for our trip home to the U.S. to visit friends and family! I'm so excited! And bonus- we're bringing two of our good friends from Cape Town home with us. We'll be home at the beach for the first week and then we're taking them up to New York City for a week. So I have a request. Any readers from New York city that know of a place we could stay for cheap? We've been looking on Craigslist at apartments to rent short term from people- but are worried about being scammed. Please let me know if you or your friends rent out their apartment for extra cash / or if you know of any good places to stay in the city for cheap- $100 a night or less for four people. THANK YOU!
I love patchwork quilts. It feels like each one has a story to tell. I love the way they look and I love that no two are the same. They are maybe the happiest of all blankets.
A couple of years ago I made one out of pieces of fabric Andrew had been collecting and bringing back to me from all over Africa. It's laying over a chair in our living room right now. We use it all the time. Once I get my sewing machine I'm going to make more. I'll let you know how they turn out but for now here are some of my favorites to inspire.
Dace's Fall Collection is full of lovely looks. I would wear their blousey tops with cardigans and trousers any day of the week.
I really like these bracelets from BRVTVS. I'm forever looking for little bracelets to adorn my wrists. I almost can't decide but I think top left is my fave.
If Georgia O'keefe were still alive, she'd be wearing Chloe's Spring 2010 Collection.
So I did a little research and it turns out Georgia O'keefe was a bit of a monochromatic bohemian, drawing much of her inspiration from the South West. From what I can tell, she was a classic artist/creative, painting bright, bold images but keeping her personal style to blacks, white's and neutral colors. Neutrals- a girl after my own heart. Next week- Marie Curie! And if you missed my interpretation of what Frida Kahlo would be wearing go here.
I LOVE this vintage crocheted bedspread. Looks like it's back to the flea market for me.
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This Madewell sandal is cute enough to post all by itself. I'm in need of a new pair of summer sandals as my brown gladiators that I wear all the time have already been to the shoe repair man once and are in need of some attention again. I think I could give up my gladiators if I had these to put in their place. (Side note: And please! shoes and clothing can be mended- don't just throw away and buy again- see if you can repair first. That is all.)
A week from today we leave to go home to the States for a visit. I'm excited about a lot of things- the switch from winter to summer, laying on the beach, family dinners, playing with my niece, taking a road trip to New York, but most of all I'm excited to see my friends! Friends that make you laugh so hard you cry (Shelley Harris) and friends that even though you haven't seen them in almost a year- it doesn't matter, it's like no time has passed and you're racing down the street riding bikes together again.
image via The Sartorialist
Another imaginary outfit for everyone to enjoy. I'll be in New York in a few weeks and I could definitely see myself walking around the city in this. It's a little bit nicer than what I normally wear and for some reason I have a thing about not looking too "dressed up" so I'd probably try and mess it up a bit. But still, I love it. (Aside: I literally gasped when I saw that Rachel Comey had made a clog.)
Over the weekend I found this picture of Marisa Tomei and I thought to myself 1. "Marisa Tomei, I love Marisa Tomei" and 2. "Where did you go Marisa Tomei?" Regardless of where she's gone, it's a cute picture and apparently it has something to do with Opening Ceremony- sorry I can't remember all the details.
Also I wanted to mention I've added some new favorite blogs I've been reading lately. They are so lovely I wanted to share. Look to your right for the "New!" under Favorite Places and take a peek when you've got some time.
via The Look See
I want it- but the brown version. Still I want it.
Street Art by Paper Twins. I love the first girl. I'd also love to know how they do this.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Hey it's Friday and it's also 4th of July weekend for America the beautiful. I've never been a very patriotic person but living in a foreign country, no matter how much you love that country, does make you appreciate pieces of home now and then. I honestly forgot about the 4th of July until friends back home reminded me. Living in South Africa it's easy to forget these things. But this weekend is going to be lovely mostly because of one big secret. I'll be able to share it with you next week! If you're in America enjoy the 4th! And if you live somewhere else, take a minute to be grateful for your country.
image via split pea vintage