SPRING|STYLE: The Awesome Blossom

So…a few weeks ago, this happened:

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I thought my shirt kind of looked like a curtain.  Turns out, it did.  Whilst on vacation in Hawaii, I was delighted [slightly horrified] to find out that the hotel’s curtain fabric of choice was nearly identical to my shirt fabric of choice! Great minds.

Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on florals. And, just in time, because it’s one of spring’s biggest trends.  Now, we’re not talking about your grandma’s delicate, dainty pastel florals, no, this season it’s all about the vibrant, in-your-face blossom that daringly toes the line between awesome and awful, the kind that’ll make you ask yourself, “Wait…DO these look like curtains?” If your answer is “yes,” then you, my friend, are on the right track.

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For more ways to wear bold florals, click HERE.

How would you wear the awesome blossom trend?

//SHOP THE POST//

Clockwise from top left: Topshop floral check tee | Forever 21 chill out floral tee | J. Crew track pant | BooHoo tapestry skirt | Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” floral loafer | J. Crew merino sweater |  Dolce & Gabbana shoulder bag | Gap floral bomber jacket

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ON|REPEAT: Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Got this cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” by Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS on repeat.

I’m a fan of the original, but this one? This one just soothes the soul so good. Perfect little weekend wind-down.

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LIFE IS SWEET| BrewWell Toast & Jam

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I was recently introduced to BrewWell, a little sparkling gem of a coffee shop in Koreatown.  The baristas are adorable, the customers are friendly, the pour overs are tasty – but what’s got me all weak in the knees might surprise you a little. You ready for this? I am addicted to their (drumroll please)…toast & jam.  (Ah! SO simple, I know!) Now, I’m not talking about crumbly, dry slices of Wonderbread, soggy with Welch’s grape jelly (although there IS a time & place for that too…called My Childhood).   No, no, I’m talking about thick slices of pillow soft bread with blackberry-ginger jam and a healthy slather of soft butter.  You’re basically biting into a warm cloud. A warm, buttery, gingery, sweet cloud that’s toasted just enough to give a little crunch, but not so much it’s going to scrape up the roof of your mouth.  I want some now.

It really IS the simplest thing that bring me the most joy!

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LIFE IS SWEET| Donuts

Meet ResLo’s newest (& most delicious) series: Life is Sweet!  

I’m the friend that always gets assigned dessert duty.  I am 100% ok with this.  My knowledge of wine is embarrassingly limited. But, dessert? Guuurl, I got this.  

My life is only slightly (completely) controlled by my massive sweet tooth: I ALWAYS have room for dessert.  I live for the little chocolates hotels leave after turning down my bed.  I crave donuts every day of my life.  About 90% of my pins on Pinterest are of sweets, desserts, cakes, donuts, donuts, donuts….Don’t EVEN get me started on chocolate.  

In all their cheerful, sugary glory, they make me happy. So, naturally, I want to share some of that happiness with you!

Bon apétit!

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I have a very special place in my heart (& stomach. Duh.) for donuts. They’re fried and delicious and…yay, rainbow sprinkles! I’ve had an unhealthy love for them for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it’s nostalgia that makes them so near & dear to my heart.  Growing up, if my Sunday started with the Comics section and a grease stained, bubblegum pink cardboard box, it was going to be a good week.  Also, long story super short, there was this one time in Portland when VooDoo donuts kinda saved my life.  Like I said, near & dear.

When it comes to donuts, I’m a traditionalist.  Chocolate glazed and maple bars are my standard.

What’s your go-to donut flavor?

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via donut clock (unknown) | rainbow donut (unknown) | Know Your Donut illustration (unknown) | Donut photography by Maki Strunc | VooDoo donuts (unknown| Donut Macarons

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LIKE|THIS: Mixed Menswear Prints

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If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m a bit of a (really huge) sucker for menswear & mixed prints. So, the fact that a happy little combination of the two is one of the hottest fashion trends for fall/winter…well, it probably makes me happier than it should.

Here’s a cheat sheet of menswear patterns for you, courtesy of MenStyle DigestLots of helpful pictures. 

 Herringbone, houndstooth, pinstripe, glen check…names you never thought you should probably know. But, see how many points you score when you properly throw out one of these names like it ain’t no thang. Tell someone you like their “herringbone trousers” and watch them be not-so-secretly impressed (and probably slightly confused, but impressed nonetheless).

 

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LIKE A GENTLEWOMAN: Vince Camuto horn earrings | SEE by CHLOE herringbone jacket | Zara houndstooth trousers | Saint Laurent patent leather chelsea boots | Mango flowing blouse | Asos bow linked collar pins

likethis_mixedmenswear_ladyLIKE A LADY: Mason houndstooth cardigan | TOPSHOP gold and black chain necklace | Helmut jersey tank | CURRENT/ELLIOTT leather skinny | Dolce & Gabbana herringbone plaque tote | House of Harlow horn ring | Need Supply studio flats

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READING|IS|SEXY: Girls Who Read

A clever little poem about the beautiful unicorn of a creature that is…a girl who reads.  Written and performed by British poet, Mark Grist.

Cheeky? Yes. Cheesy? Just a tad. Romantic? For days.  But also…true.

“Some guys prefer asses. Some prefer tits. And, I am not saying that I don’t like those bits…but, what’s more important, what supersedes, is a girl with passion, wit, and dreams, so I like a girl…who reads.”

Me too, Mark. Me too.

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HAPPY|PLACE

Oh, London. In autumn.  For some reason, these images make my brain oh-so-very happy.

A nice, little much needed mental holiday.

…le sigh.

HAPPY PLACE: London Rain x University of Cambridge

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HAPPY|PLACE: London Rain x Wet Sidewalk

HAPPY|PLACE: London Rain x Breakie

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