A navy knit and leather skirt is the fall answer to my summer's t-shirt and jeans combo. It doesn't ever get too cold here, so this Vince double v-neck sweater does the trick for almost every sweater weather appropriate day (bonus: got it on sale on the Nordstrom Rack website!). I paired it with my favorite Club Monaco faux leather wrap skirt and the trusty Sam Edelman leopard d'Orsay pumps for a look you'll see me wearing time and time again. Hope your weekend was a relaxing one!
Mercury retrograde struck again and violently. I think it started with the last-minute trip cancellation and went downhill from there. From travel to communication to relationships and my complete mental infrastructure, almost nothing was spared. The only thing that I was capable of was focusing in on projects that have been neglected. Sometimes throwing yourself into work is the best form of therapy. I get to make things move, connect dots, figure stuff out without my emotions screwing everything up. When I couldn't work and think anymore, I scoured the internet for inspiration.
I hope these are helpful to you, too!
- Have you heard of Sunnies Studio? I've been a huge fan of Martine Cajuom since her blogging and American Apparel days in Los Angeles. Not only is she absolutely stunning and smart, she and three powerful friends started a contemporary eyewear line called Sunnies by Charlie in the Philippines. With just two years under their belt, they're already the biggest name brand in the country with global expansion and branching into different industries. I love Martine's vision as Creative Director. She brought her vintage West Coast cool style to the brand and I've been tracking and admiring their success since. Read more about Martine's vision and role here: An Eye for Style and check out this cool video about the company:The Inspiring Success Behind Sunnies Studio.
- I couldn't relate more to Anne Sage's post on Why She Really Blogs. Blogs, especially ones that somehow make you feel less alone, can really help turn things around.
- An especially helpful and appropriate read for this week. I'm a huge believer in struggling as it builds character, grit, and strength. But, some days and some processes and some people (like that nagging voice upstairs) are hard to deal with. Here's why it's important and how to respect your struggle, especially when you're hustling everything you have to build that dream.
- Rue Confessional: The Truth About Rue. An honest look inside Rue Magazine's Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Crystal Palecek's, not-so-perfect, but oh-so-necessary journey in creating and sustaining one of the most beautiful online magazines. Not only do I respect the hustle, I respect the real talk.
- Note to Self Blog. Sarah sends a big Thank You to Casey Nasient for saying what many people are afraid to say about intellectual property and the deep sadness a creative individual feels when someone steals their original work.