Take a Whiff of These Fragrances

You’re probably changing up your wardrobe for autumn, but have you thought about changing up your fragrance? Warm weather scents tend to be lighter, more floral or fruity. While cool weather scents can afford to be a bit stronger, think musks and earthy undertones. Do you change your scent with the seasons?



ROW 1: 1996 by Byredo // Bless this Mess. by anese    ROW 2: Dark Wave by OLO // Gold by Commodity // REPLICA Lazy Sunday Morning by Maison Margiela    ROW 3: More Than the Stars by Olivine Atelier // Nirvana Bourbon by Elizabeth and James // Phoenix by MCMC    ROW 4: Ritual by Smoke // Room Service by Vilhelm // Rose Atlantic by D.S. & Durga    ROW 5: Scorpio by Strange Invisible Perfumes // Silent Films by Goest // Tobacco Vanilla by Tom Ford


Fall 2016 Wish List


1/Brass Hairpin  2/Brown Leather Backpack
3/Gold Heart Locket  4/Goldie Flat Booties

Fall is my favorite season, but it’s for the crisp air and wardrobe options rather than the pumpkin spice lattes (blech!) and shorter days. And I’m past ready to bring out ankle boots, sweaters, and hats. I wouldn’t mind adding these things to my life either…



5/Letterman Snap Jacket  6/Melting Lip Powder
7/Super Soft High Neck Knit Dress  8/Rose Gold Cuff Earring Set



9/SK-8 Hi Slim High-Top Sneakers  10/Stoneware Ceramic Bangles 
11/Super Pure  12/Sweatshirt with pockets


Happy Weekend

1/Jidouhanbaiki is a photo series that explores Japan’s obsession with vending machines   2/Chihiro Ogura creates cookie masterpieces inspired by cultural Japanese motifs   3/Inks, a modernist art app disguised as a pinball puzzler   4/Rippling liquid marble mimics a flowing river in Petit Loire   5/Serpentine tattoos by Mirko Sata weave black and white ink together   6/A model painted with glowing makeup lights up beautifully under UV light in Neon Dream   7/Paper flowers by Haruka Misawa   8/Hair stenciling in the new trend everyone will be trying   9/France has a wine theme park, La Cité du Vin   10/The Beach Vault will keep your stuff from getting stolen at the beach


1/Happy 4th of July   2/Print Edition: July 2016   3/Bonnie and Neil   4/Anna King   5/WKNDLA   6/Endre Penovác   7/To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper   8/Leslie Weaver



L'accumulation-1-Design Crush


L’accumulation is a showcase of functional beauty. Modernism and nostalgia, utility and expression, a story that’s gathered over time as we build our homes and our lives. A belief that traditional items have a place in the home whether they are made by heritage brands or are limited handmade items. Everything L’accumulation purveys is made to last.


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Thirsty Porcelain Glass // Hand Hammered Brass and Copper Box // Porcelain Cornet Table Lamp // Salt, Pepper, and Sugar Flask // Apotheke Bontanika Yuzu Cream


Dream Shop Collective Giveaway: Menagerie

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By this point in December most of the gifts have been bought and maybe even wrapped, cookie recipes have been researched and are about to be baked, and chances are you’ve hit up more than one holiday party. It’s high time you pamper yourself just a bit before running headlong into the last week of the year, dontcha think?

This year I’m part of Dream Shop Collective, a group of bloggers and makers that have come together to host nine holiday giveaways from shops that are independently owned and primarily run by women. (Maybe you’ve seen me sharing the other gals’ giveaways on Twitter?) We’re shifting the focus away from the hyperstimulated e-commerce world to offer a place of calm, inspiration, and beauty – and I’m happy to host the 9th and final giveaway from Menagerie.

The Portland-based shop – housed in a renovated 1979 Airstream! – is on a mission to provide products that are good for the body, good for the environment, and good for the people who make them. Menagerie carries non-chemical skincare with ingredients you can pronounce, cosmetics, fragrance, and grooming products from companies who pay the very best attention to their quality, and hand-made goods that help support the small businesses that craft them. There are at least ten things on my wish list from this well-curated shop! But you’re the lucky ones, so…

Enter below to win something special for yourself – here’s what’s up for grabs. (U.S. entries only)
Menagerie Gold Bar Earrings
Laqa & Co Doppelganger Fat Lip Pencil
Aenon’s Sea Kelp & Rose Clay Facial Mask
LURK All Natural Perfume Oil (scent BS003)
Cast Iron Garden Snips


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Pssst… enjoy 10% off at any of Dream Shop Collective‘s participating stores. Just use the coupon code DREAMSHOPCOLLECTIVE at checkout.