Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Brand Obsession: Twine and Twig

So my friend was wearing the most adorable necklace the other day and obviously I sent her a text immediately and asked her where it was from.  Well this led me to like the cutest brand ever, Twine and Twig and needless to say I'm kind of obsessed.   The necklaces are seriously adorable and bring out my inner hippie fashionista.  The line was created by two sisters "that reflects both designers’ love for natural, organic beauty, as well as their southern roots and extensive worldly travels."

Every necklace is handcrafted and has their signature suede strap.  Their collections also reflect the natural elements of all of their pieces - TrailShore and little Twig (yes, their kids line is kind of adorable).  





yea this is the kinds line...adorable, no? 


Friday, May 30, 2014

Sweet Summertime



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of sunshine and laughs!

Images via Pinterest

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou

As I'm sure many of you heard, Maya Angelou passed away yesterday at the age of 86.  She was and still is such an inspiration to me and so many others.   In her honor, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes of hers.   

Her spirit will always live on through her works and she will continue to make a difference, long after her life. 



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Facial Cleansing



I am in DIRE need of a new facial cleanser, for the past four years I have used Mario Badescu's Cleansing Gel and just recently switched to Liz Earle's Cleanser.  While there is nothing particularly wrong with either of these cleansers, I just don't LOVE them.  After doing some research online and chatting with my friends, I have narrowed my search down to Shamanuti's Charcoal Cleanser or Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Cleanser.  

I am really leaning towards the Charcoal Cleanser,  since it's all natural and works for all skin types.  It's also effective with reducing acne - which is something I kind of need help with (annoying, right - thought I didn't have to deal with this anymore after high school) The con with this one though, is that it is pretty expensive for it's size buttttt I also only wash my face once a day so I really don't use too much cleanser.
  
Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Cleanser is a great value for the price and it has some seriously great reviews but it's not all natural and I'm really trying to go that route with my skincare products. Ugh, Decisions, Decisions - I just don't know what to do!

What about you, do you have a favorite cleanser? 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gallery Wall Inspiration




As I'm sure some of you know, I am moving to a new house (yay!) in a month and my future roomie and I are already brainstorming ideas for the digs.  

There is a huge brick fireplace in the center of the living area that I just think a gallery wall would look amazing on!  I scoured Pinterest, duh, for some inspiration and I would die if my gallery wall turned out half as amazing as any of these - I'm sorry but I would kind of dies if I had a room as chic as that navy one.  

I played around with some of my favorite prints and antlers that I found online and think that I want my gallery wall to look a little something like this: 

Keep in mind the antlers are three dimensional and the prints would have frames.  



All images via pinterest

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Must Have: Coffee Table Books Part 2



So the books in this post were supposed to be included in my post last week but then I realized had included way too many books - yes, I admit I'm a bookaholic (yes, I made that up).  I decided to break the post up into two section,  so these are my favorite interior coffee table books - I had a random category too but just decided 3 posts on the same subject might be overkill.

I love having these books around so I can casually flip through and gain inspiration from their pages - Design*Sponge at Home is probably the best one for this - it has some great DIYs.  My favorite book in the post though is the Elements of Style book - if that spine already doesn't pull you in then Erin's blog will definitely convince you to pull the trigger.  The only bad thing though is that it's preorder only right now, it isn't released until October :( - don't worry though, I preordered mine like the day it was available....

Do you prefer interior or fashion books - or are you like me and just went them all?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beach Essentials




I am seriously so excited for Memorial Day weekend, even though I'm not going to the beach and am just hanging around DC.  It always signals the start of summertime for me and I just cannot wait to pull out my staples in full force this season!

Just because I'm not going to the beach though doesn't mean I can't do some fun shopping and just pack my online shopping carts like I am going. I mean I could totally could use this tote for groceries, right?  I also could create my own personal beach and just grab an umbrella and chair to sit out on my lawn, I am not above that.

Regardless what I am doing this weekend, I am for sure cracking open my sure to be favorite beach read, White Girl Problems - I mean if the book is half as hilarious as the twitter handle, I will be loling the entire time.  

What are y'all doing this weekend - beaching it or doing anything fun?

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