IN LOVE: THE POLKA DOT

polka-dots Who loves polka dots? Raise your hand... I knew it! Me, too. Everything looks better with polka dots. Case in point? This here moodboard.

I love the combination of such a playful pattern with materials like jean, hemp, and leather. The polka dot has grown up, my friends. That satchel is so cute I can't stand it. I'm hoping for an email today from PoachIt telling me that gem is on sale... fingers are crossed. Send me good shopping vibes, everyone.

Speaking of, so many of you were interested in PoachIt I got you an exclusive invitation! No waiting in line for my artsocial crew. Follow this link to join the PoachIt party, yo.

01 chambray boyshirt 02 pillows 03 satchel 04 bangle 05 peep-toe skimmer 06 dinnerware

This post is in partnership with PoachIt. All opinions are my own.

IN LOVE: FLORALS

florals Okay, it got me. Floral print is everywhere and now I'm in love. It was only a matter of time really... first I bought some flowers for this paper vase diy, then a floral scarf, now it's snowballed into a full-on obsession.

With floral print and so many other great spring trends, I just had to bring the IN LOVE series back for another round. PLUS this time I've teamed up with PoachIt, which is going to add extra awesomeness to the series...

See, the folks at PoachIt are price mavericks, deal ninjas, the best shopping sidekick EVER. All these goodies I'm in love with? I can track them using PoachIt and they'll send me an alert as soon as they go on sale. Whaaaat. I know, it's pretty rad. That floral BDG backpack went on sale as I was putting this post together. For reals. You can also use PoachIt to find coupon codes on a whole bunch of sites, including Nordstrom, Target, and J.Crew. They've already tested them so you only access the ones that work!

Guys, I lurve it. Highly recommend. I also highly recommend that floral turntable for your living room, cuz who doesn't need one of those?

01 laboratory flower vases 02 backpack 03 sweater 04 print 05 turntable 06 oxfords

This post is in partnership with PoachIt. All opinions are my own.

3 More Cheers for Our Friend, Cardboard

For some reason I've been coming across a lot of cardboard art... not sure what this means. Is traditional paper for losers? Perhaps. Is cardboard cheaper than other sculpting materials? I'd say def. Or is it just that inside every one of us is a little kid dying to turn that empty refrigerator box into a house:

Move over cardboard house, this art from Etsy takes cardboard to a whole new level of awesome.

Above: Cardboard Smart Shoes by MarkofBrien, Astro Rocket by Cardboard Safari, Corrugated Sofa by zrotholz, Cardboard Typewriter by Stacie013, Cupcake by art on the menu

Trending: Mustaches and Macarons

If I learned anything from watching Jay-Z on OWN last night, it's this: "Excellence is being able to perform at a higher level for a long period of time." Trends rarely reach excellence. They have a tendency to arrive hot and then fizzle... but certain trends, good trends, have the potential to become part of our culture. I give you: the mustache.

Trend #1: the mustache.

These little guys are everywhere, your bikes, your towels, your shoes... and I guess your face. But...

... has this trend jumped the shark, like the Fonz on Happy Days, or The Simpsons when Bart joins a boy band, or Sex and the City when Carrie dates the city (what was that season)? OR has this trend just evolved into something even more awesome than where it started?

I'd say grab yourself a fingerstache, put on your Movember TOMS, and enjoy a mustache cookie, cuz I think this trend is here to stay.

 

Trend #2: the macaron.

Though a relatively new trend, these little French pastries are a big hit. Could macarons have the lasting power to join mustaches in the ranks of trending stardom?

My bestie Janna, L.A. foodie and all around extraordinary lady, says macarons are BIG in L.A. That probably means they're moseying on over the Rockies to Denver. Just like fro-gurt and cupcakes did recently. I've been spotting these little devils all over the internet world... so eyes akimbo for a macaron shop, Denver.

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