The ROUNDUP // 2.24.17

Happy weekend, pals! Holy cannoli, I have been sick as a dog for an entire week. I've basically been in hibernation from the real world. I would love to tell you the blog schedule didn't take a hit because I was prepared in advance, but that is just not the story of my life these days. I have, however, been making some solid progress on my brand, Howl, which I'm excited to share with you soon. I also have some posts coming up that I'm pretty pumped for, including a home and style post based on La La Land and a fun art giveaway. So stay tuned! This girl is starting to feel better and things are looking up! And in the meantime, here are a few click-worthy posts from the more productive as of late.

1  I always get excited to see local people featured in non-local publications. This home tour of Columbus-based couple Brandon and Stephanie, of Stuff Steph Does, is chock full of uber-stylish furniture finds and attainable ways to make the most of your space, like their tiny bathroom-turned-show-stopper. (Design Sponge)  |  2  Can you ever have too many scarf-tying tutorials? I say no. This guide features some newer styles in simple photo format and is a must for anyone wondering how to master the bandana trend. (Style Bee)

3  With her designer-clad girls and their exaggerated features, Bijou Karman's illustrations tap into the awkward-cool side of fashion that is very of the moment. Her recent collab with Rhianna for Stance Socks solidifies her status as one to follow. (Bijou Karman)  |  4  How have I not discovered ombre candles until now? They make the perfect toppers to this gorgeous but simple spring party tablescape. This post also features a giveaway with Cheeky Home that ends this Saturday, so click on over! (A Kailo Chic Life)

 

5  This dream-like short film by Petra Collins for Gucci Eyewear is giving me hella inspiration. There's so much to look at, it's basically a feast for the eyeballs.

In other good news...

 I'm crazy about this look.

Feminist food for thought: what happens when a woman wears the same top twice.

These DIY banana earrings make me really happy.

As do these appliqued mules.

Is anyone else already obsessed with Big Little Lies?!

I really want a coffee station.

I've been working a lot on branding. I found this list for defining your brand helpful and also have my eye on this workshop (which is currently only $10, for a limited time).

What links are you loving this week?

Fellow bloggers: please feel free to share links to recent posts you're proud of in the comments!