Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Favorites: Shelf styling edition

  Personal and artful. That’s what I want all the shelves in my house to be. …But it’s so much harder than it looks! So I’m channeling the beauty in these photos. You can follow my Pinterest board on Shelf Styling for more. What do you think?            

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

What a trip!

Jon and I had never been to Europe + The baby comes in October = Vacation time! From August 10-26, we visited London, Dublin, Paris and Florence. It was the trip of a lifetime! (Though hopefully we’ll have many more!) One of my favorite parts was the fact that we’re 28 and 30 years old and [...]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Inspiration: Mixing & matching for spring

I got this email last week from Standard Style and loved every bit of it. Awesome styling inspiration… for our own closets, or for a spring-y shopping trip this weekend!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Welcome to the post-green movement: Standard Magazine launches today

Interior designer Kelly LaPlante’s mantra is that “green is a standard, not a style.” In interiors especially, where almost every green build you see has a modern aesthetic, Kelly has made a name for herself by doing fabulous sustainable design work that crosses all genres, from classic to country and beyond. She’s made a career of [...]

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

5 things I love about San Francisco’s “green” culture

Lovely to see my new friends Jennine, founder of The Coveted and IFB, and Joslin, owner of EcoCitizen, featured in FASHIONmeGREEN’s San Francisco Project! In the video, Jennine mentions the influence that style bloggers can have in sharing great eco fashion with their audiences, and local designers (The Podolls, Feral Childe, Kayu and Juleselin) weigh in on the benefits of eco fashion. This video has [...]

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Summer loving: Saint James sailor shirts

Because I don’t have much of a shopping budget lately, I’m taking in more “inspiration” than “new things.” Right now I’m so inspired by these classic Saint James sailor shirts. I’ve admired this shirt style since it came out at American Apparel earlier this year — until I figured out that AA was just copying a [...]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Summer in San Francisco

Remember how I just moved to Austin in April? Well the adventure continues: I’m now living in San Francisco for the summer! Crazy, I know. In a nutshell, Jon and I came here to follow a great opportunity for Storenvy. The opportunity ended up falling through for reasons beyond our control, but we decided to [...]

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Interview with Bright Young Things designer Eliza Starbuck

After helping announce the launch of Bright Young Things earlier this month, I got to catch up with designer Eliza Starbuck for a quick email interview about how her fashion label is doing things its own way. FLP: I read on your blog that at the time you met Sheena of The Uniform Project, you [...]

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Sex and the City 2′s vintage wardrobe

How good is Pamela at Market Publique? I knew SATC wardrober Patricia Fields had a penchant for vintage, but Pamela’s post on how much vintage appeared throughout SATC2 really impressed me. Imagine all the hunting it took to find the right pieces for not one, but four looks, at a time. Check out all these [...]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

T by Alexander Wang’s V Cut Bra: The ultimate summer layering piece

Earlier this summer while browsing the racks at Buy Definition with Grechen, I saw several underwear styles in the T by Alexander Wang line and thought, “Huh?” I didn’t understand them, but I didn’t think too much about them, either. But since then I’ve seen Esti Choi, the adorable and discerning owner of Buy Definition, [...]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The super-awesome inspiration of Samantha Pleet

Have you seen Samantha Pleet’s Sun Suit? Incredible. Available now at Beklina. And for a look at where its inspiration came from, Susie Bubble got to visit Samantha’s studio in Brooklyn recently and posted lots of pics. I think the two of us would be very kindred spirits! The pops of vintage red… Quirky with a [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Inspired by: Francesca DiMattio’s thrifted wardrobe

Refinery 29 recently spotlighted NYC artist Francesca DiMattio, whose thrifted and artsy wardrobe (not to mention decor) is so inspiring. “My mom raised me exclusively on thrift stores as a little girl and taught me to look for new shapes and feel for quality fabrics. It’s exciting for the eye to see something different, so [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Patterns + Looms

I think I’ve answered my own question as to why so many cultures around the world have their own different-yet-similar geometric patterns. Looms! The similarity among patterns would come from all cultures having the same design challenge: There’s only so much you can do with line patterns, as in weaving or with a knitting pattern. Right? [...]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Inspired by: Geometry + culture

I’m all about geometric designs right now. A year ago I was assigned a story for a local magazine about a local rug shop that specializes in semi-antique hand-knotted rugs, like this: I learned that hand-knotted rugs are so special because they don’t have a pile, which means they don’t wear down like traditional synthetic [...]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Sustainable fashion line Thieves is SO speaking my language. Designed by Sonja den Elzen and in its sixth season, I can’t get enough of these incredible silhouettes! Leather Warrior Jacket Siberian Top Wide Leaf Belt Thieves is sold through Thieves Boutique, an online boutique whose vision is to sell not only its house line but also goods [...]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Inspiration: Anna Chlumsky in NYLON

Obviously, you remember her best as Vada in My Girl… now all grown up. That full-body onesie? Be still my heart. View the full gallery and article at NYLON. Is it just me, or are Anna’s cutest expressions the same ones we make to ourselves in the mirror when we’re feeling pretty? Hey, that’s cool. [...]