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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Beautiful Wears: Spring 2016

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June Dress // Henry Dress // Lenny Dress in Vodou Print // Luisa Embroidered Dress

 

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Natalie Silk Crepe Dress // Black Silk Backwards Sailor Top // Striped Jump Suit //
Gabardine Two Piece Trench Coat

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The Bustier Dress // The Lazy Dress // The Dotty Blouse // The Stamped Mini

 

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Black Stretch Tank Dress // Floral Halter Dress // Convertible Dress & Skirt // Gray Cotton Drop Pant

 

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Alice Jumpsuit, Engineer Stripe // Rampling Textured Jumpsuit, Licorice // Eldin Jumpsuit, Ocean //
Olive Dress, Navy Cement Stripe

 

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Daniel Sailor Pants // Crop Poncho // Menlo Denim Jumper // Geo Print Jumpsuit

 

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Yohamy Side-Slit Maxi Dress // Mini Billie Sheer Lace Blouse // Natsuko Cut Back Tunic // Ada Tie
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Darkroom

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London’s Darkroom is an independent design label and store changing up the generic and the bland. Their beliefs that good design should be accessible to all and that there is a basic human desire for beauty and comfort guide everything Darkroom creates and does. Everything is dynamic and if you’re not already familiar, I think you’ll enjoy their offerings immensely.

 

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