Wednesday
Aug122015

croghan's jewel box 

Last week, I visited Charleston for the first time. The city is as beautiful and charming as everyone says it is. Palm trees lining the streets, balmy weather, stunning architecture befitting a modern day Scarlett O’Hara... I hope to go again next year.

The city’s stately homes and overall essence aside, one of my favorite things about Charleston is Croghan’s Jewel Box. It’s a little slip of a jewelry store packed to the brim with baubles and gems both old and new, including lines such as Elizabeth and James and Temple St. Clair. At the back of the store, there is a wooden case loaded with the best antique jewelry I’ve ever seen. You'll just have to take my word for it. Croghan’s also has a lovely private label (these earrings, designed and fabricated at the store, are at the top of my wish list).

The photos above have been scanned in from the store's press booklet, styled and produced by Gray and Co. I'm particularly fond of these images as I collect gold antique bangles. My inner Veruca Salt wants everything!

Wednesday
Aug052015

voici rachel rector

"Lingerie" // Rachel Rector from Raúl B Fernández on Vimeo.

How fabulous is this Amélie-inspired short film?! I've watched it at least five times. Lingerie designer Rachel Rector is brilliant. Her edgy pieces can be picked up at Birdie's Panties in downtown Kansas City (a mecca of all things beautiful and feminine).

P.S. stills from amelie. because why not :)

Tuesday
Aug042015

outfit obsession

I've always loved this old J.Crew catalog cover... Perhaps because the model's outfit reminds me of something that my beautiful mama would wear when I was in grade school in the '90s. All pieces in the photo are classics that everyone should have in their wardrobe -- a chambray shirt, a thin white turtleneck, a chunky black cardigan and ropes of pearls. Oh, and a great lip stain. Can't wait to recreate this in the fall :)

Monday
Aug032015

chez emily butler

Emily C. Butler, a talented interior designer living in New York, is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. I was thrilled to get a little glimpse of her apartment when it was featured on Apartment Therapy a few weeks ago. Isn't it beautiful? She has great taste. I'm drawn to it's warm color palette, and the framed Wayne Pate prints paired with blue and white china... I could easily live here myself!

Thursday
Jul302015

meet tara light

Tara Light is a darling local fashion designer and the owner of Fable, a women’s boutique in downtown Kansas City. A self-taught seamstress, Tara decided to create her own clothing label because she what she wanted to wear simply didn't exist. Thus, Tara Light Co. was born. Each piece from her collection is hand-sewn! So cool. I’m positive that she has some gorgeous new items in her fall collection – I can’t wait to see them.

Ms. Light and her 10 favorite things were recently features in Kansas City spaces. I love lists and I love Tara, so I thought I’d share it here. Her shop is located at 1515 Walnut. You must stop by if you’re ever in town!

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