The ROUNDUP // 8.20.17

A few of my favorite finds in fashion, art, interiors, and more from around the web.

1  I'm so inspired by Rejina Pyo's Fall 2017 collection. I think it is both incredibly current and also timeless, and that's a hard balance to strike. (Honestly WTF)  |  2  The piercing gazes and layered prints in Kelly Beeman's fashion illustrations are really captivating to me. (Kelly Beeman)

 

3  This home tour of an Austin "Vintage Treasure Hunter" is full of charming finds and clever decor ideas. (Apartment Therapy)  |  4  My current favorite TED Talk: Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker's art director, tells the stories behind the magazine's iconic covers. (TED)

 

5  I loved this studio tour with Heidi Lee, an innovative milliner inspired by surrealism. (Nylon)

 

And a few more...

These tiny dioramas blew my mind.

Color Factory looks so cool!

Are you going boot crazy yet? These pink velvet beauties and these trompe l'oiel sock boots are topping my list.

I love the heirloom quality of this Stella & Dot necklace.

The most high-fashion temporary tattoos to ever exist.

I loved this article about leaning into what you already are.

This is my life: 14 examples of extroverted introverts.

And my favorite thing I've read lately, Austin Kleon on a major lesson in learning from his 4-year-old son.

And in case you missed it around here, I shared a retro-inspired Last Days of Summer playlist.

It's also the last day to enter my Maskcara giveaway, so if you haven't done so already, head on over to Instagram and tag a beautiful friend!

 

What links did you love this week? Feel free to drop a link to a favorite post or your own content in the comments.

Weekly Roundup 28/52

 

Holy canoli, it's been hot this week! Maybe some of you weirdos out there are spending your time "outdoors" embracing the "sunshine," but this weirdo thinks that stuff's for the birds. Literally. The only humans that have any business in 90+ degrees are of the Lachey variety (never forget). No, I think it's a much better idea if we all just curl up in the AC instead. Stay cool, just like these links. ;)

1  If there's one thing I love, it's Couture Week. If there's two things I love, it's a Man Repeller recap of said week. Yasss, queen! (Man Repeller)  |  2  I thought this look into actor Gbenga Akinnagbe's home was breath-taking. It's both calm and striking and just all-around gorgeous. (Design Sponge)

 

3  I can't resist a good behind-the-scenes, so this peek into the process of making hand-sewn espadrilles really hit the spot. (A Pair & a Spare)  |  4  I was so glad to discover the colorful work of artist Karen Barbour this week. I'm fascinated at how her style seems almost child-like on the surface but is, in fact, masterfully detailed and layered. I'm a fan! (I Love Illustration)

 

5  Whoa! This look into how Iris Van Herpen's alien dresses are made is SO COOL! Don't you just want to touch everything in this video?! (Visionaire)

 

Plus a few for the road...

This $900 banana is ridiculous, yes, but it's ridiculously awesome.

These are the shoes that dreams are made of.

How cute are these painted thrift store suitcases?

A crazy impressive bathroom makeover.

And who knew that so much pink in one house could be so cool?

I'm fascinated with bullet journals but have yet to actually "bite the bullet" (sorry). Do you use one?

Some exciting Misty Copeland news plus her gorgeous interview for Cosmo.

And my favorite site of the week: I Heart Vegetables! I love Liz's fun and simple approach to health and have been pretty much drooling over this recipe for pineapple chia ice pops all week.

 

What links are you loving?

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Weekend Reading Vol. 4

Isn't the internet so cool? Here are a few of my favorite links this week...

1  This post on coping with burnout is a must-read for creatives. You are not alone! (Alisa Burke)  |  2  I can't get enough of this gorgeous illustration style by artist Bridget Davies. (I Love Illustration)

 

3  I thought this hanging mirror DIY was really great- so simple and chic! (Sugar & Cloth)  |  4  Isn't this green smoky eye stunning? I think it's a perfect way to look glam and still light and fresh for summer. (Maskcara)

5  In celebration of yesterday's big news, I thought I'd pull out one of my favorite old SNL skits.

And on a more serious and heart-warming note, this compilation really moved me.

 

A few more for your reading pleasure...

Not new but new to me: great insight at why you suck at to-do lists.

Pink pineapple shoes!

I keep hearing about how amazing this Netflix series is- have you seen it yet?

I also can't wait to dig into this series on YouTube! (Or E!, you know, for those of you that pay for cable.)

 

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! Feel free to share your favorite links with me in the comments!

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Fashion Illustrated: American Girl

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Happy 4th of July!

 

So I've been wanting to share fashion illustrations on the blog for a long time, but I keep running into the same problem- there's never any time to actually work on fashion illustrations! So this isn't technically one of them, I just kind of threw this together in the wee hours of last night using just a few Sharpies (I usually use watercolors). But I wanted to give you a little (rough) sneak peak of what's to come and of something that I hope will be a regular facet on the blog. And also because she's just super festive to celebrate the holiday!

As I've mentioned before, the 4th of July is my dad's and his dad's (my grandpa's) birthday, so it's a pretty big deal for us. I was thinking today about what that would be like- to share your birthday with not only your father (or son), but also the whole nation.

Like anything, I imagine there are pros and cons. On the pro side, it's a guaranteed celebration with great food, lots of people, and, oh yeah, an AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY! But on the other hand, I know at least as far as my dad goes, he does the same exact thing for his birthday every. Single. Year. Without fail, for his entire life. He's never had a cowboy-themed birthday party with a bunch of his little friends over to hit a boot pinata. No, his theme has always been predetermined: American Family Cookout. But I guess I would trade in a lack of variety for what might feel like the most special and honored day of the year. Yep, the pros win this round!

Here are a few celebrities that were also share this glorious date of birth:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804

Calvin Coolidge, 1872

Gloria Stuart, 1910

Eppie Lederer (Ann Landers) and Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby), 1918

Neil Simon, 1927

Koko (the sign language gorilla), 1971

Becky Newton, 1978

And the grand finale...

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 1982

 

Now lets sound off in the comments section! Tell me- what's your favorite thing about America?

I'll start you off with mine- Hollywood! The world may be growing increasingly smarter, wealthier, and more powerful than us, but no country can hold a candle to our entertainment industry. And cheeseburgers. Yep, Hollywood and cheeseburgers.

 

I hope you all have a great holiday!

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