Summer in Brooklyn

Friday, July 29, 2011
Bows and Bandits Spring Summer 2011
Bows and Bandits Spring Summer 2011
Bows and Bandits Spring Summer 2011
Bows and Bandits Spring Summer 2011
Bows and Bandits Spring Summer 2011
I don't know what captures the spirit of Brooklyn better than Bows and Bandit's Spring Summer 2011 lookbook. Plus, being shot in all film = heavenly. Living in Brooklyn might have to be on my bucket list after seeing these inspiring images ;)

Anyway. In line with photo three, this weekend I am definitely going to catch up on a little reading. I started to read The Help last week (per my mom's suggestion and all this recent hype about the movie), but this week was crazy busy (doing schoolwork) and I didn't get much of a chance to do anything. I hope you have a relaxing weekend, wherever you are!

GIVEAWAY: Strataflora - CLOSED

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
GIVEAWAY:  Strataflora
My friend Amy recently started an Etsy shop, Strataflora, and is giving away a key necklace to one special winner! I love when vintage pieces are remade into jewelry and wouldn't mind having one of these for myself ;)

3 WAYS TO ENTER:
  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Get an extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway or mention it on your blog. Be sure to leave a 2nd comment saying you tweeted and/or featured it on your blog. (note: if you featured this giveaway on your blog AND tweeted, you get ONE comment for the tweet and ONE comment for the blog feature, making it a total of TWO extra ways to win.)

  • **Open to all readers, international included**

    I will draw a winner Wednesday, August 3rd via random.org.

    Winner is comment #19: Eva. Congrats! I will be in touch with you shortly :)

    Krista Palmu

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Krista Palmu
    Krista Palmu
    Krista Palmu
    Krista Palmu
    Krista Palmu
    Krista Palmu
    I am currently loving the photos of Krista Palmu. Everything she touches turns pastel. When I was little, I wanted a pair of sunglasses that tinted everything to look pastel. Wouldn't that be neat?

    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection

    Monday, July 25, 2011
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Syrup Summer 2011 Collection
    Over the weekend, I was delighted to discover Syrup's Summer 2011 collection. I'm not much of a Mori Girl when it comes to the way I dress, but I sure love the overall style and aesthetic.

    Domestique

    Friday, July 22, 2011
    Domestique
    Domestique
    Domestique
    Domestique
    Domestique is a fashion story by Roman Leo for Vestal Magazine. I love the modern prairie feel. Reminds me of old children's stories coming to life...

    Hanging flowers

    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Hanging flowers
    (country style magazine march 2011)

    Although most hanging flowers are shown outside, I've always wanted to have hanging flowers in my room. I'm loving the hanging flowers in tin buckets idea (and the frame idea is pretty neat too). Maybe I'll try that.
    Hanging flowers
    (hatch creative studio)
    Hanging flowers
    (amuse bouche)
    Hanging flowers
    (utterly engaged)

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    Berkeley Marina

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011
    Berkeley Marina
    There's a lovely park not too far away from us in Berkeley. We've only been there a handful of times, but the sunsets there are always the best; the kind where everything is illuminated. The only downside about this place is that it's freezing all the time because it's right next to the water.

    dress: eliza j.
    sweater: ann taylor
    sunglasses: ray ban
    Berkeley Marina
    Berkeley Marina
    Berkeley Marina
    Berkeley Marina
    PS. The winner of the Adore Vintage giveaway is comment #168: Kitsune-kun. Congrats! We will be in touch :)

    PPS. The first picture oddly enough makes me look like I am levitating. I assure you, I am not.

    Pretty hairs.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Pretty hairs.
    I've got a thing for braids; especially with this hot summer weather. My hair is so long, the only (stylish) way to get my hair out of my face is with braids. I did the waterfall/cascading French braid yesterday and it worked out quite marvelously! For all of you inquisitive minds, there's an awesome tutorial on Love, Maegan. I swear, braids are the sole reason I am keeping my hair long for now (almost reaches my belly button).
    Pretty hairs.
    (love, maegan)
    Pretty hairs.
    (refinery 29)
    Pretty hairs.
    (bekah.camp)
    Pretty hairs.
    (fashion lane)
    Pretty hairs.
    (rui tenreiro)

    Out of all these braids, the only one I haven't tried is the crown braid. That's my next task! Have any of you tried these braids?

    Recipe of Legendary

    Monday, July 18, 2011
    Recipe of Legendary
    Recipe of Legendary
    I found this fashion story via Fashion Gone Rogue and immediately fell head over heels in love with the location and those kittens! It features the work of a photographer I blogged about back in November, Amber Gray. This particular shoot was for Marie Claire China, with styling by Holly Gray, videographer Julian Bernstein, and IMG model Zen. I love how it's a little off-beat and quirky, but still romantic.

    DIY Tea Storage Jars

    DIY Tea Storage Jars
    I just discovered chalkboard paint a few weeks ago and am still amazed the the wonders it can do! One of my favorites are these cute little DIY tea storage bags. We recently got mason jars to store our loose cereals... now I want to get some more to store our loose teas!

    I'd rather have a life of oh wells than a life of what ifs.

    Friday, July 15, 2011
    Well, I've been a little absent from the blog. For good reasons, I tell you! I've been a busy little bee and I can't wait to share with you what I've been up to. Anyway, I've been obsessing over this girl's wallpaper lately... it kind of needs to get into my life, like right now ;)
    I'd rather have a life of 'oh wells' than a life of 'what ifs.'
    I'd rather have a life of 'oh wells' than a life of 'what ifs.'
    The title quote I found somewhere floating around the Interwebs; I'm not sure where it's from (or if the person who said it is just anonymous), but it applies to my life right now. Or everyone's life for that matter.

    GIVEAWAY: Adore Vintage - CLOSED

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    GIVEAWAY:  Adore Vintage
    One of my favorite online vintage shops, adorevintage.com, is giving away a $100 gift certificate for a very special winner to spend on anything from the store!

    4 WAYS TO ENTER:
  • Leave a comment on this post.
  • Get an extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway or mention it on your blog. Be sure to leave a 2nd comment saying you tweeted and/or featured it on your blog. (note: if you featured this giveaway on your blog AND tweeted, you get ONE comment for the tweet and ONE comment for the blog feature, making it a total of TWO extra ways to win.)
  • Like Adore Vintage on Facebook for a 4th entry.

  • **Open to all readers, international included**

    I will draw a winner Wednesday, July 20th via random.org.

    Winner is comment #98: Paperboats. Congrats! I will contact you :)

    (tape strips via pugly pixel)

    Juliet Totten

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Juliet Totten
    Juliet Totten
    Juliet Totten
    Juliet Totten
    Juliet Totten of Poppies and Posies keeps sure keeps a lovely abode. I love the exposed brick! I also love the small touches, like the jar of paintbrushes and the boots used as pencil holders. I have got to implement these details into my bedroom somehow!

    (found via design*sponge's flickr)

    Summertime

    Monday, July 11, 2011
    Antonella Aristmendi
    Antonella Aristmendi
    Antonella Aristmendi
    Antonella Aristmendi
    Antonella Aristmendi
    Kling's Summer 2010 campaign is one of my favorite lookbooks ever to date. I recently stumbled upon the photographer's (Antonella Arismendi) website and was delighted to discover that she had other pictures from the campaign that I had not seen! I only wish summertime looked this good in real life... but then we couldn't live vicariously through photos, so in the end, it's for the best :)

    Anyways, happy Monday! I hope your Monday is as beautiful as these photographs.

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