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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Weekly Roundup 27/52

Week after week the internet is full of gems. Here are a few of my favorites as of late...

1  Seriously, how beautiful are those drinks?! I'm pinning these rosé cocktails (and their pretty pink cups) because they would be absolutely perfect for a shower. And pretty much any other day of your life.  (Design Love Fest)  |   2  The home of FleaMarketFAB's Jennifer Harrison-Ciacchi is exploding with creativity and inspiring design. (The Glitter Guide)

 

3  I've been trying to do a lot of projects utilizing fabric scraps lately, both from a budget and clutter-control perspective. I'm saving this super-cute denim hexagon pillow tutorial to put my varying shades of old jeans to good use. (Lil Luna)  |  4  Doesn't this DIY tropical enzyme ice face mask sound absolutely heavenly in this heat? Like please get on my skin immediately. (Hello Glow)

 

5  With all the jumbled lyrics and consistent nipple exposure, it can be easy to forget that Rihanna is also an epic artist and vocal talent. Her video for "Sledgehammer," the theme song to the new Star Trek movie, was shot using IMAX cameras and was premiered in theaters, as it should have been. Because it's beautiful.

And check out these...

The secret to thicker braids.

28 things to consider framing.

My style needs a boost lately so I'm excited to try this 30-day closet confidence challenge.

#growingupshy has been trending on Twitter and some of these are pretty hilarious.

7 totally free career-advancing classes you can enroll in now.

This was eye-opening: Sheryl Sandberg on the Myth of the Catty Woman.

And my fave blogger of the week: Elise Blaha Cripe for this adorable 1 second everyday video, which I didn't even realize was a thing but now definitely want to do. And also for her #100daysofelisepeptalks and her Elise Gets Crafty podcast. Oh, and her Get to Work Book, because she does everything ever and is amazing.

What were your favorite links this week?

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FRIDAY VIBES // Paint it Black

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Call it a moody May, but I've been really inspired by dramatic inky black interiors lately. I love how a coat of black paint can make something worn look chic, hide imperfections, and really make the interesting lines in a vintage or sculptural piece sing. Whether fully committing to a room with black walls or just adding a graphic impact in a mostly white room, one thing's for sure, black is always a good choice.

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Would you paint a room black?

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Weekly Roundup 16/52

Hey pals! I hope you're looking for a little distraction today, because I've got some great links to share!

 

1  Have you heard of microblading? As someone who draws in about 70% of their eyebrows everyday, I'm really dying to try it. This post gives the scoop on the process and the results. (Maskcara)  |  2  My fave fitness guru, Cassey Ho of Blogilates, just launched her second POPFLEX collection. It's inspired by mermaids, so obviously it's beautiful, and the silhouettes are really innovative for fitness wear. (POPFLEX Active)

 

3  I absolutely love the theme of this "Good Vibes" ladies lunch. Plus, the dramatic mix of design elements makes for a really glam tablescape. (Mimosa Lane)  |  4  As an Interior Designer, Editor at Vogue, and Creative Director for Domino magazine, Sara Ruffin Costello obviously has great taste. This peak inside her home is so good at actually made my heart race. New life goal: get a showgirl headdress for my mantle. (One King's Lane)

 

5  With Mother's Day just around the corner, this seemed especially appropriate. And funny.... and very true. I love you, Mom!

Grab a shovel, there's more to dig!

Have you seen the new Gypset home collection from Zara? It's so pretty and super inexpensive.

These DIY almond vanilla clay facial soaps look heavenly.

I'd never pay this much for a bag, but if I did, it would be for this perfect peach from Delpozo.

So many gorgeous hair accessories happening here.

I'm loving the sophistication of these animal portraits- and you can download them for under $10!

A wonderful collection of quotes from the best gals around about being who you're meant to be.

I'm definitely DIYing something like this for our front door.

Lol. These cute "potheads" made my day.

This sequin set is one of the best things I've ever seen in my whole life.

What links are you loving?

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Dress Your Nest | Pantone Colors of 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

A fashion-meets-interiors celebration of Pantone's colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. The more I take a look at these two hues, the more I'm loving them. To me, they are a perfect blend of uplifting, energizing freshness and peaceful calm. It's basically yoga for your eyeballs.  

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rug  |  coat  |  lamp  |  sunglasses  |  bracelet  |  coasters  |  bag  |  toaster  |  pillow  |  skirt  |  shoes  |  chair

 

 

Are you loving these colors yet? Would you incorporate them into your home or wardrobe?

 

Come back tomorrow for a quick and easy Rose Quartz and Serenity gradient mani!

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Five Ways to DIY It: The Artsy Credenza

Ever since these gorgeous credenzas from DENY caught my eye, I haven't been able to shake the idea of having one for my dining room. If I had an spare $799 (a pretty reasonable price) in the budget, I would have one heading my way in a heartbeat. But for me and my personal finances, this is definitely not making the list of "must buys" anytime in the near future.

Especially when I can see so many great cost-cutting DIY possibilities! Using a thrifted sideboard or a basic IKEA piece and a little ingenuity, you could pretty easily replicate some of these looks in your space for half the cost- or even less!

Check out my 5 Ways to DIY It, while I look up all the upcoming garage sales in my area. ;)

 

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inspiration  |  paint  |  brushes

 

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inspiration  |  paint  |  tape

 

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inspiration  |  utility knife  |  mural

 

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inspiration  |  paint  |  brush  |  stencil

 

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inspiration  |  blueprint copy  |  photo transfer medium  |  brush

 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for a frugal, DIY-able piece because I am crazy about the first look- the graphic word art. I also love the photo transfer idea (which by the way, would use a photocopy as opposed to an actual photo or anything with a high gloss finish). Wouldn't it be a wonderful way to use a vacation pic? It's a perfect blend of sentiment and good design. Which style is your favorite?

Would you give any of these DIYs a go?

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Weekend Reading Vol. 13

In case you're looking for an excuse to curl up and relax for a bit, I've got you covered with my favorite links from this past week...

1  September = fashion = happiness. Get yourself ready with these 10 "up-and-comer" collections to look for at NYFW. (The Zoe Report)  |  2  I always love Justina Blakeney's designs and this kitchen is no exception- just... wow. (The Jungalow)

 

3  I would never have thought to make a DIY terrarium side table, but this is definitely intriguing... (A Beautiful Mess)  |  4  I thought this look at the evolution of magazine covers was so interesting and well-done. (Medium)

 

5  I'm loving this new video series, The Outlanders. I mean, if this doesn't epitomize "living the dream," I don't know what does. (The Design Files)

 

Plus, a few more gems...

Loving these gorgeous clutches.

And these art teacher necklaces.

The big Instagram news, in case you missed it.

Speaking of Instagram, such a cute post. What's one thing you REALLY want?

Have you heard about Goodwill's high-end boutiques?!

Love this chair that knows it's real purpose.

Dyyyying for this notebook. Sign me up!

 

What links did you love this week?

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Weekend Reading Vol. 8

Okay, so the weekend's technically over and I'm totally late on this post. But my fiance's family was visiting and I chose life over blogging. It's the summer- sue me. Well, please don't, but do check out these links (they're pretty cool)...

1  I've been completely obsessing over interior design lately. I was so excited by this thrifty glam home because the style is not only gorgeous and unexpected, but also seems very livable and achievable. (Design Sponge)  |  2  And there are so many knockout moments in this fashion-forward home, from the inspired punches of color to the many grand-scale statement pieces. (Rue Mag)

 

3  Bodacious babes rejoice! In case you haven't heard, Reformation has a line specifically for those whose cups runneth over- C to DD, to be exact. (Reformation)  |  4  I'm crazy about summer scarves done "the Zara way." Check out this cute post for some great skinny scarf styling tips. (Who What Wear)

 

5  This guy is funny. :)

 

Plus, all of these gems...

A big thanks to Cbus Chic and Dionna Carter for including me in this feature about blogging.

That digital clock screen saver that is in every Pinterest office image ever? It can totally be yours.

Tie dye soap!

Some awesome UO sale finds.

Dying to read this.

A little functional bathroom art.

First do the verb- love, love, love!

 

What links topped your list this week?

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