All Patched Up

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Photo by Martha Moore Porter

Hot on the heels of the enamel pin trend is another – embroidered patches. As the temperature slowly starts to dip into autumn, jean jackets are being pulled out and patches being sewn and ironed on with abandon.  And after searching to the edges of the internet universe I’m back with 72 pieces of my favorite patch flair!

 

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ROW 1: Make More Detours // In the Wilderness We Trust // Too Bad So Sad
ROW 2: Explore // Strength in Numbers // Sorry, Mom
ROW 3: Bandage // Oh How Punk // Woman Inherits the Earth
ROW 4: Feminist // Try It You’ll Like It // Peace

 

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ROW 1: Girl Gang // Sunset Cactus // Make Your Fortune
ROW 2: Good Luck Rabbit // Oh Yeah // Wink Set
ROW 3: Retro Cassette // Lucky Rose Horseshoe // Bullseye
ROW 4: Anatomical Heart // Best Babes // Feather

 

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ROW 1: Crying at the Party // Turntable // The End
ROW 2: Pinky Swear // Cosmic Cat // World’s Nicest Badass
ROW 3: Cool on the Internet // Moon // CMYK
ROW 4: Genuine // Eye Roll // Filthy Animal

 

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ROW 1: Tiny Clover // The Bolt // Grapefruit
ROW 2: Boss Lady // Be Kind // Moon Phase
ROW 3: Life of Adventure // Good Hustle // Baby Cake
ROW 4: I Will Seduce You // Laurels // Face of Paradise

 

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ROW 1: Happy Heart // Coulda Woulda Shoulda // Lips
ROW 2: Not Afraid of Love // Unlucky 13 // Misery is All the Rage
ROW 3: Crying Heart // Uterus // Pineapple
ROW 4: I Love Avocado // United States Flag // Society of Awesome

 

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ROW 1: Mini Ghost // Hard Times // White Rose
ROW 2: Light Bulb // Banana // Cat
ROW 3: Real Friends // White Star // Don’t Take Away Music
ROW 4: Lucky Rabbit’s Foot // Hamburger // Red Cross

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Keep On Wearing White

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White Drifter Midi Skirt

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is only a few short weeks away, and with it the unofficial end of summer. Whatever you do don’t put away those warm weather whites until next year, rather transition them into fall with the rest of your wardrobe. Layer lighter pieces with a jean or moto jacket, maybe put on a pair of tights and boots, or even layer something with sleeves under something without. (It’s also an opportune time to troll your favorite sites for sales on all things summer!)

 

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Annushka Blouse // Bremen Pullover // Carson Plunge-Front Tee

 

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Chairman Dress // Everyday Top // Everyday Jumpsuit

 

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Ivory Pocket Tank Dress // Lina Blouse // Loisel Dress

 

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Long T-Shirt Dress // Roll Sleeve T-Shirt Dress // Sailor Denim Skirt

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Giant living painting with 26,500 real flowers at London’s National Gallery.
2/ Spanish street artist Pejac hangs gravity-defying shoes over city streets.
3/ Rocking chair bed.
4/ Inside the crazy world of Olympic pin trading.
5/ Aerial photos that capture the divide between rich and poor in South Africa.
6/ The creative projects inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7/ A glimpse inside a handmade amusement park 40 years in the making.
8/ Mesmerizing kinetic sculpture at the 2016 Olympics glitters like the sun.
9/ DNA-shaped suspension bridge inspired by the Olympic rings.
10/ A clever ring that let’s women point out the obvious.

 

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1/ We’re giving away a George Nelson Bubble Lamp on Instagram!
2/ bunglo
3/ Daniel Entonado
4/ Eight new notebooks
5/ Lorraine Nam
6/ Michael Nykamp’s Mid-Century Modern Homes
7/ Ring Soap
8/ Sigrid Calon Memory Game
9/ Snapbacks are where it’s at

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Snapbacks Are Where It’s At

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Katin K Man Patch Snapback Hat

I’ve never been much of a hat girl, though I have plenty of aspirations. Last year I finally began to embrace cool weather loving wide brimmed hats so who knows, maybe snapbacks are next? Of course this style has been around for ages in sports, but lately I’m noticing more and more designs with a nod towards fashion.

 

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Black Snapback Hat with Wooden Brim // Blondie Brownie Embroidered Snapback Caps // Hackman Hat in Vintage Red

 

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Homegirl Black Snapback Hat // Hurley Beach Cruiser Snapback Hat // Obey Tropics Floral Snapback Hat

 

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Neff Tropik Snapback Hat // The Quiet Life Primary 5 Panel Cap // OBEY Cliffside Strapback Hat

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Happy Weekend

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1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky

 

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1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia

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Backpacks + Rucksacks

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The Roll Top Backpack

It’s the first day of August, can you believe it? Almost time for back-to-school, football season, bonfires, and more of my favorite things, many of which require toting around a heavier load than my small saddlebag purse can accommodate. My go-to is a striped chambray backpack that I scored on sale last fall, it’s versatile enough to carry along on a hike or use as a weekend bag. Check out these thirteen backpacks that are both modern and functional.

 

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Bedford Carroll Gardens // Canvas Daypack // Faded Leather and Canvas Backpack

 

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Day Pack // LIÉ // Ecru Canvas Kastrup Backpack

 

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City Backpack // Blank Canvas Rucksack // Logan Backpack

 

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Leather Rucksack // Minimal Rucksack // Natural Zip Backpack

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WKNDLA

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Anything featuring tassels is usually either A. a little too grandma or B. a little too hippie for me. Not so with WKNDLA. Brass, wood, and cotton play prominent roles in the different sculptural wall hangings and accessories owner Cindy Zell makes and sells. Their modern, minimal vibe is a breath of fresh air.

 

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Underneath It All

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2 p.m. // 5 p.m. // 10 p.m.

Dessù is a new lifestyle lingerie brand inspired by attitudes and time. Modern, free-minded women who believe they can live any number of lives in 24 hours are their target.

 

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The Deep V No-Wire // The Mesh-Trim Bodysuit // The Geo Lace Thong

LIVELY is inspired by what makes today’s woman sexy – being smart, healthy, active, and outgoing. The result blurs the lines between lingerie, activewear, and swimwear by taking the best style and comfort from each.

 

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Sade Brief // Saii Silk Brief // G-Tang Silk Top

Marieyat is an underwear and loungewear label with uncompromised style. The line’s seamless cotton and silk knitwear is geared towards modern women strong in both mind and body.

 

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Cut Out Bra // High Waisted Brief // Basic Bodysuit

The Nude Label is a basic underwear brand born from a need for appealing yet simplistic underwear with a good fit and support for everyday life. A combination of classic lines and fresh aesthetic, along with a focus on comfort, emphasize functionality over embellishment.

 

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Como Long Line Bralette // Ariel Bralette // Lillie Side Cut-Out Bralette

PRAE (prefix: earlier than; prior to; variant of pre-) is a brand built around a core collection of design forward bralettes. The importance, beauty, and style of a bra are all taken into account as well as the pre-dressing stage of a woman’s clothing.

 

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