just a mishmash of fall inspiration.
summer is in full swing here in boston, and it's almost too hot to move. thankfully we got a chance to escape the city last weekend, tucked away in a cute little cabin on a lake in Maine. our days were spent kayaking (so fun!), playing cards, reading, drinking cold beer, and soaking up every second of lake life. before leaving i was feeling an overwhelming sense of "meh" (you may already know that summer is not my favorite season). but once we got to the lake, i felt so much better. i was completely shut off from the internet, took a million photos of fox, got a chance to read all day long and i came back refreshed, motivated and clear-headed -- it's amazing what a little getaway can do for your soul. so rather than lamenting the heat, i am trying a little harder to embrace these warm days instead. i'm not sure if it's my change in attitude or the maine air (or both!), but i've been feeling v. inspired since getting back home. right now i am gravitating towards really bright primary colors: red, white, blue and yellow just feel like the season -- especially in stripe form. the mix of textures and shadows here are also really inspiring, along with imperfect lines, and obviously those striped chairs.
hello hello! it's been a minute since i last posted on here! i must confess that lately i've been hanging out offline soaking up the sun and getting some house projects accomplished. but the times i have been on my laptop, i've been spending my time on tumblr. tumblr is hands down an escape from traditional social media, for me at least -- there's way less pressure to post the perfect photo (not to mention the stress that hashtags cause). i also love that there are no ads...for now. it's one of my favorite online sources for sparking inspiration when i'm feeling blah. so, after realizing i haven't posted something new here all month (oops!). I felt the urge to create a visual collection of my latest finds: Lots of good imagery like patterned pants, luxe fabrics, gingham, and cotton candy textures. even sparkly hair!
FRUIT, AND houndstooth
happy friday! here's a fun collage with an equally fun floral and amazing ladylike shoes. i mean, how great are those colors?
hope everyone has a great weekend!
hello from a very snowy Boston! we're dealing with our second nor'easter in less than two weeks, and i'm grateful to be cozied up on my living room sofa for the day. with up to 2 feet of snow predicted (yikes!) we are pretty much trapped indoors. so i'm taking the opportunity to get some much needed blogging done. and what better way to dive back in than with an inspiration post! lately, i've been very inspired by playful makeup, good typography, and the way moss gold and blush pink works together -- a pallet i'm thinking will work really well for spring...if it ever gets here! i am also coveting this incredible swedish tiled fireplace, talk about a statement piece.
take a peek at a few nice finds i've been sharing on pinterest and tumblr. would love to hear what's inspiring you for spring!
fall is my favorite time of year, yet i can't help but feel a tinge of sadness for the end of summer in New England. i'll miss the beach trips, nightly BBQs, picking fresh veggies from the garden and those long days, the most. i know summer will technically be here for a few more weeks, but my mind is already focused on all things fall. so before fulling embracing the new season, especially on here, i figured i'd give one last tribute to sweet summertime -- florals, wicker and the perfect shade of raspberry red:
happy Labor Day friends! i'm planning to spend a lazy Monday morning seeking fall inspiration before getting some house chores done. i've been addicted to hanging out on tumblr, so i encourage you to take a peek if you've never stopped by! there's plenty of nice things (IMHO), including these exotic flowers and the prettiest embroidery.
this striped round bag by Mansur Gavriel
a pink and white one-piece
this stripe building
a classic black and white silk scarf from Toteme
added this striped couch to my home wish-list
a striped lady by illustrator, Isabelle Feliu
another striped wall. this one is from the Wynwood Art District in Miami
this week! it felt like there was no end in sight. here's a fun collage that perfectly captures how i feel about the fact that it's finally friday, and a long weekend...part exhaustion and pure excitement: