Blogging is strange but wonderful. You put your thoughts, ideas, and creations out into the world without really knowing who might come across them and whether they’ll care about them or not. I blog for fun and don’t have any big blogger status ambitions but I feel incredibly lucky to have awesome readers who take the time to let me know how much they enjoy sharing in my adventures. I recently received the sweetest email from Emily in response to this post. In it she mentioned that her favorite series was Friday Pic & Pin and I have to admit, it’s my favorite too. So, this post is for you Emily. Thank you for inspiring me to keep at my favorite photo-play despite thinking that I could live without it. My Pins and photographs just wanna play together too too much.
And that dress, I wish it were going with me to Vietnam next week; perfect for being on holiday or staying local and feeling like you are.
Goodbye June and hello July – my official summer month. The Fourth of July has always been my kick off to the season so we’re practically there, even if I’m not in the States to celebrate. I’d love to welcome it with this orange number by Reformation. Don’t you just love the structure? Wait until you see the back…!
This weekend I’m crossing my fingers for some sunshine (it’s been awfully hazy), looking forward to a succulent planting craft party, and maybe getting a start on our new shopping list.
Heellooooo weekend and hello pool time. We’ve been having extremely warm weather in KL (according to locals, I still can’t tell the difference) so I’m only more justified in lusting over a wardrobe full of easy-to-wear dresses. This graphic seascape one caught my attention with its muted colors and dreamy print. It looks like the designer used an actual photograph and I absolutely love the idea of turning one art form into another. Does anyone know of a company that takes your photographs/designs and turns them into ready-to-wear garments? Or at least prints the fabric? If either of those don’t exist then someone please do it, get a Kickstarter campaign going and I will back that thang UP! Seriously, please, someone do it.
As for the weekend, we don’t have any plans and that in itself is worth looking forward to…
• now here’s something closer to my creative abilities: a jersey weave sweater DIY via The Forge. great concept for using fabric scraps, too!
And one more thing, if you’re in London, do check out this crafting and shopping event hosted by Papermash. Lynne, shop founder and owner, asked me to design the invite and I had so much fun doing it, just wish I could attend!
I’ve been working with a wardrobe of ten or so pieces for the last three weeks and you know what, it hasn’t been half bad. Now I’m wondering what I’m going to do when my entire closet arrives on Monday (yes, our stuff is coming!). I don’t have much as I’ve edited down my options time and time again but nevertheless it’s probably still more than I actually need. For the past several years I’ve focused on buying less and investing in pieces that have longevity, make me feel [insert positive adjective here], and preferably are made locally by independent designers or by companies that follow ethical and/or earth friendly practices.
Right now I’m all about versatility, not just in how transitional a piece may be from spring to fall, but by how much I can actually do with the garment itself. I can’t wait to get my Versalette in the mail (highest funded fashion-campaign in Kickstarter history, btw) and I love the colorful six-in-one options in this dress by Loomstate. My latest obsession is this little black number that I pinned from Plumo. Though not “versatile” like the previous two, It’s the perfect dress up or down go-to piece where you can give it any look with a change of shoes and accessories – a blank canvas basically. If I ever decided to actually limit my wardrobe to ten pieces this dress would definitely make the cut.
We’ll surely end up at a mall over the weekend but I’m confident that there won’t be any apparel purchases happening for me – I’ve got my eye on the prize and it has pockets, too.
Have a wonderful weekend playing dress up or keeping it casual – maybe even do both with the same piece ;) Enjoy!