This past weekend, Husband and I went on a little getaway down to Austin. We stayed at the beautiful Travaasa resort up in the heart of the hill country. This place is magically relaxing, yet full of fun and adventure. Travaasa is an experiential resort – think luxurious summer camp for adults. Every day the resort hosts a list of activities such as yoga, archery, cooking classes, horseback riding, hiking and so much more. They also have an award-winning spa and an outdoor heated pool with a beautiful view. All that, along with a campus peppered with hammocks made for a wonderfully rejuvenating weekend.
Nike shorts and Lululemon is the appropriate dress-code for this place, but Friday night I headed into the city to stop by a party hosted by Camille Styles for Mark & Graham. I wore this new dress from a-thread and broke out my white linen blazer for the first time this season. Thankfully we snapped these photos on site at Travaasa at the beginning of the night because it started pouring rain while at the party and I ended up soaked. So much so that we stopped at Target to pick up some sweats before heading to a bar to watch the Spurs playoff game. My Purchase History might regret that, but I had never been so thankful for a hooded sweatshirt that night.
Travaasa :: Dress: c/o a-thread. Blazer: ASOS. Heels: Plenty Tracy Reese. Clutch: Cole Haan.
// Photography by Dave Anderson
ONE // I have been literally dreaming about this dress. So much so that I almost didn’t want to share it out of fear that it will sell out before I save up to purchase it. If anyone wants to be chip in on an early 30th birthday present…hint, hint.
TWO // Last week a dear friend sent me the link to Brené Brown’s TED Talks (one and two). So good. So right. So honest. Her book, Daring Greatly, is at the very top of my Amazon wish list.
THREE // It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Loeffler Randall’s shoes and handbags. I’ve admired the Dree Woven Sandal all spring, but once I discovered it was available in tan/black, I knew I had to have it.
FOUR // This might just be the year I break out a fedora. What do you think of this straw version?
FIVE // Alternating triangles in tonal blues and cream make this my favorite pillow right now.
SIX // For only $13 this tiny box is the perfect shelf accent. Thanks to Kelly for the find.
SEVEN // My frizzy hair loves this stuff. Bonus: it smells like a delicious beach summer day.
EIGHT // This necklace would look perfect with a basic tee and cut-offs. Hello, summer uniform.
NINE // I don’t know if it’s practical, but this chair is killer.
TEN // These digital prints are created from salvaged book pages titled ‘prologue’ and ‘epilogue’.
I’ve almost been working from home for a year now and during that time I’ve been thinking a lot about my home office. I want to create a space that’s comfortable, uncluttered, yet creative. I need a room where I can plug away at the computer researching products for the blog, get inspired browsing Pinterest, analyze my accounting in Excel, and hammer through my inbox, but I also need a place where I can spread out and be messy. I need a place that’s visually appealing, yet organized. I need place that’s just me.
I’ve started working on adding furnishings, accessories and art to the space and hope to share the final reveal in the next couple months. By collecting pieces I love I’ve landed on a color palette of neutrals, metallics and lucite with a pop of pale mint grounded by an amazing over-dyed red rug. Honestly, it’s kinda random and a bit contradictory, and that’s why it works. It’s me.
I’ve already received some great items including my new desk chair from CB2. I looked far and wide for a modern chair on casters that wasn’t the typical white or black leather. I am so happy with my purchase. I also received this rug from Rugs USA. Truthfully, the photo does not do it justice. It’s the perfect blend of modern and sophistication without being overly contemporary or traditional – a balance I appreciate. New lighting is also a key factor for this room. I decided on the Blu Dot Stilt Floor Lamp and the Robert Abbey Delta Table Lamp (in Celadon), both from Lumens.com. I’m head over heels with both and I know I’ll keep them in my home forever, even if they move from my office.
I’m still finalizing some of the details with art, curtains, pillows, and accessories, but I love the direction I’m heading.
(No. 1) Blu Dot Stilt Floor Lamp from Lumens.com, $399; (No. 2) Threshold Iron Wire Table from Target, $60; (No. 3) Bubble Leather Office Chair from Cb2, $229; (No. 4) Robert Abbey Delta Table Lamp in Celadon from Lumens.com, $166; (No. 5) Chevron Crewel Pillow Cover from West Elm, $44; (No. 6) Urchin Objet from Dwell Studio, $38; (No. 7) Isola Wastebasket by Guzzini from The Container Store, $99; (No. 8) Montero Plymouth Red Rug from Rugs USA, $363 – 799; (No. 9) ‘Anthropometrie’ by Yves Klein from Art.com, $34; (No. 10) ‘Creativity’ by Note to Self, $15 unframed.
I know I am not the only one jumping on the Gatsby bandwagon. Art Deco is everywhere – flapper dresses, beaded headbands, sunbursts, chevrons, and lots of glam! What do you think of this trend? And are you planning to go see Leo this weekend at the box office?
(No. 1) Sass & Bide High & Higher Embellished Neon Silk Shift Dress at Net-a-Porter, $620; (No. 2) Moyna Deco Beaded Clutch at Nordstrom, $178; (No. 3) Aqua Deco Spike Earrings from Bloomingdale’s, $25; (No. 4) Mariam Salat Deco Jewel Cuff at BaubleBar, $425; (No. 5) Sass & Bide Nevermind Sequin & Embellished Dress, $590; (No. 6) Haute Hippie Swirled Embellished Tank Dress at Shopbop, $995; (No. 7) Gold Deco Chev Cuff from BaubleBar, $34; (No. 8) Verdier Jewelry Crystal Drop Earrings at Nordstrom, $68; (No. 9) Boutique 9 Orseena Art Platform Sandals at Bloomingdale’s, $160; (No. 10) Flapper Headband from ASOS, $25; (No. 11) Siri Mini Skirt from AllSaints, $378; (No. 12) Deco Stud from BaubleBar, $26 for a set of 3; (No. 13) Loeffler Randall Amelie from Piperlime, $375; (No. 14) Seafolly Deco Empire Swimsuit at ASOS, $190; (No. 15) The Spider Ring at Shopbop, $139.
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