WKNDLA

WKNDLA

 

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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Building Block

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Crushing on these beautiful structural bags by Building Block. The LA-based brand was created in 2011 with the intent of clearing away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess. I’d say they’ve stayed true to their mission and love what that means for the rest of us.

 

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Krochet Kids intl. + a Giveaway

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I’ve been a big fan of Krochet Kids intl. – both their products and their mission – for some time now, so when they reached out to work together it was a fantastic fit. If you’re not familiar, they’re a non-profit apparel brand empowering women in developing nations to rise above poverty.

 

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Every one of their products is first designed in California and then created in Uganda or Peru by the women Krochet Kids intl. employ, as well as provide mentorship and education for. Each piece is actually hand-signed by the woman who made it. You can even go further by looking her up on the Krochet Kids intl. site and leaving a message! I love these sorts of details that make it about the person behind the product. It doesn’t hurt that their goods are on trend and perfect for summer either.

 

 

Krochet Kids intl. wants to give one of you $150 to put towards some new threads! Enter below and be sure to check out their full line for some incredible pieces that look good and do good, here are a few of my favorites.

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the Agatha // Erin tank // the Serena // Stade baseball tee

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Bekka Palmer

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I especially love when an artist gravitates towards one medium or material and runs with it in every possible direction. Case in point, Bekka Palmer‘s hand-sewn rope necklaces and embroidered film series.  Her necklaces are just about perfect for your summer wardrobe while the embroidered film is part of a larger project – 100 Days of Thread and Film.

 

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Suit Up

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Triangle Top/High Bottom Set

Last week it hit me that Memorial Day Weekend, aka the Unofficial Start of Summer, was only a few weeks away and I needed a new swimsuit stat. I have a one-piece from last year tucked away in a drawer, but was never that in love with it and wanted something fresh. After a bit of searching I settled on a pair of black high-waisted bottoms and a floral printed long-line underwire bustier top. (A tip for busty girls: always try and buy swimwear according to your cup size.) Here are thirteen other favorites I came across during The Hunt.

 

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The Anne Marie // Sangria Royal Bikini // Printed Swimsuit

 

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Royal Splash Bikini // Plunging V Printed One-Piece Swimsuit // Faces Bikini

 

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Ravens One Piece // Halter Bandeau Bikini // Halter One-Piece

 

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Gamma One Piece // Driftwood Bikini // Antibes Maillot

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Linda Siető / Soft Edge

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Linda Siető‘s line of premium leather bags are equal parts raw and delicate, which is exactly where their appeal lies. Elegant and edgy, conceptual and technological. These beauties add an edgy touch to any outfit you pair them with. The latest collection – Soft Edge – are sculptural forms in their own right.

 

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(via Design Milk)

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