STYLE

Layering: Knits + Quilts + Denim

Madewell 2-2

 

The arrival of daylight savings time, and that beloved extra light at the end of the day, are making me hopeful after the snow “storm” we had this past weekend. Just 4 days until we spring forward! As much as I love layers, i’m looking forward to wearing less of them. Continue Reading

PEOPLE, PLACES, SAINT LOUIS

Earthbound Beer

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In an alleyway-turned-building on Cherokee Street, weird beers are brewing. If you aren’t paying attention when you stroll down the block, you might miss Earthbound bar and brewery. Stuart Keating and Jeff Siddons, two dudes from Oklahoma, and an STL native, Rebecca Schranz, are the trio behind the city’s newest micro-brewery. And when I say micro, I mean really micro. The space measures 10 feet by 100 feet with a history that includes a nail salon and a strangely shaped apartment, all fitting into a spot that was once an alleyway. Continue Reading

STYLE

Lilac Tops + Madewell Denim Love

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Raise your hand if you’re over winter (insert girl with raised hand emoji here). Instead of dwelling too much on the frigid temperatures invading the midwest, i’ve taken to wearing spring colors and shorter sleeves. This lilac silk courier shirt from Madewell is a lovely splash of color. And the denim, oh the Madewell denim. I could rave about the Skinny Skinny jeans for days.

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STUFF I LIKE

T G I F + Booze Delivery.

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This week has been a particularly taxing one. Between side-projects and my 9-5, the to-do list can be a little much. I’m probably saying yes to too many things.

Lately, nights have been spent with a computer in my lap and a dwindling stash of thin mints. Last night I set the work aside to spend time with friends. Continue Reading

FLORALS

florals // 02

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Having not celebrated Valentine’s Day for a solid 25 years, I never had to feign excitement over some weird stuffed animal. I also never got flowers. And while I think roses are completely expected, it would’ve been nice to get some. This Valentine’s Day, if you’re sending flowers, you should skip the roses and go for something a little different and unexpected. Continue Reading

WEAR IT

a graphic tee.

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I could label this post NSFW, but I wore this shirt to work. It’s (probably)NSF(your)W.

Really, how many places can you get away with wearing a shirt with a variety of boobs printed on it? Everywhere, I say! If you don’t mind a sideways glance or two…

It’s probably my favorite top right now. You can snag one for yourself from the San Francisco based shop, Gravel and Gold (bonus: it’s on sale!). Continue Reading

ETC.

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine

Sappy cards are for, well, saps. I prefer to tell those I love just how much I love them in a cheeky way. Here are a few of my favorite silly cards to give your Valentine this February. Continue Reading

ETC., PEOPLE, SAINT LOUIS

Portenzo: love your craft, craft your love.

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A conversation with Darin Murray about Portenzo and the many products coming out of the workshop. 

Kicked back in a chair, still donning his Knife + Flag apron, Darin told me the story behind Portenzo just before I toured the workshop complete with sewing rooms, a monogram station, and a very large collection of leather. Portenzo has been around for 4 years, but Darin has been crafting goods of various sorts for much longer. Founded on an idea of quality goods made with love, the iPad case was the first product and remains one of the core goods Portenzo produces. Continue Reading

PLACES

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Map With Locations

Three weeks ago, I tossed a sleeping bag and some clothes into the trunk of Kelsey’s Honda. With a thermos of hot coffee and an atlas we barely used, we hit the road heading south. Our 8 day trip took us through five states, including a stop in Marfa, Texas – thanks for that recommendation, Collective Quarterly. We spent the majority of our time in Tuscon, Arizona, where a friend of ours recently moved, hence the road trip. Together we explored what I think are the best spots in the city. Continue Reading