Silk Diaries

 

I’m 100% behind what Silk Diaries is creating, especially during these harrowing times. They’re hand-dyeing silk as a self-soother for stress and anxiety to empower women in the workplace. Their most recent collection, Good Intentions, is 100% Habotai silk that’s botanically dyed with various plants, fruits, vegetables, tree barks, and cochineal (a tiny bug on the cactus flower, once thought to be as valuable as gold!). Silk Diaries is continuing to move the brand towards more sustainable practices.

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44 Halloweeny Things

Apple Cider Crullers // Black Branch Wreath // Brown Butter Bourbon Caramel Apples // DIY Colorful Halloween Wreath

 

Death Eater Negroni Cocktail // DIY Boo Halloween Treat Bags // DIY Eames Print Pumpkins // DIY Modern Painted Pumpkins

 

DIY Gold Botanical Pattern Pumpkins // DIY Pastel Pumpkin Faces // DIY Witch Silhouette Decor // Skull Ring

 

Gilded Insect Cookies // Glass Orb with Brass Base // Sugar Skull Plates // Marie Coupe Smoke Grey Cocktail Glass

 

DIY Miniature Haunted Houses // Moon Garland // Palmistry Brooch // Red Velvet Skeleton Cake

 

Gold Skull Figurine // Spooky Black-and-White Russian Cocktails // The Eel Charmer Cocktail // Carved Wood Raven

 

Apple Spice + Bourbon Flip Cocktail // Dark Purple Edison Bulb String Lights // DIY Black Flower Halloween Wreath // Black Widow Berry Cocktail

 

DIY Concrete Pumpkins // DIY Monster Pinatas // DIY Jade Pumpkins // DIY Paper Bag Portrait Luminaries

 

DIY Sassy Trick or Treat Bags // Easy Pumpkin Bread Rolls // Eyeball Orbs // Gilded Skeleton Canister

 

Brushed Gold Skull Punch Bowl // Lantern Candle Holder // Melting Monster Halloween Punch (Non-Alcoholic) // Monster Eye-Scream Cookies

 

DIY Painted Party Pumpkins // Pomegranate + Blackberry Lemon Drop Cocktail // Sketched Skull Plates // Slow-Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider

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Trending: Velvet

 

Seems like wherever you turn this autumn there’s something velvet! Along with embroidery it definitely appears to be one of the hottest trends, both in the home and in fashion. There’s no denying the fabric’s luxe appeal or the level of comfort it can bring to chillier weather, but what are your feeling – are you on board?

 

Busby Tufted Cube Ottoman // Herschel Supply Co. Grove Velvet Backpack // Haverhill Chair

 

Matte Velvet Curtain // Minna Velvet Sofa // Noah Velvet Lounge Chair

 

Kevin O’Brien Ombre Velvet Pillow // Piper Petite Velvet Sofa // Sabre Velvet Bomber Jacket

 

Serpentine Velvet Belt // Shimmer Velvet Duvet Cover // Valencia Flat

 

Velvet Bag // Velvet Hait Clip Set // Jeffrey Campbell Velvet Heeled Sandals

 

Crosley X UO Velvet Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player // Velvet High Top Sneakers // Velvet Puffer Jacket

 

Velvet Seat Cushion // Wide-Leg Velvet Pants // Velvet Hair Scrunchie Set

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Autumn 2017 Inspiration

Babes in Boyland // Ana Konjovic // Barena // ESK Cashmere // Double Down Cardi // For the Love of the South

 

Buffalo Throw // Mulled Apple Cider // Big Stainless Steel Lanterns // Honestly YUM // Humphrey & Grace // Spice Butter Roasted Chestnuts

 

Rooms for Rent // Nora Murphy Country House // Daydreamer Soy Candle // Caramel, Pear & Pecan Lattice Pie // The Telegraph // Thibault Bevilacqua

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Autumn 2017 Wardrobe Wish List

1/ Amber Orchard Clogs   2/ Available for Weekends Embroidered Patch   3/ Bomber Jacket   4/ Convertible Bucket Bag/Backpack

 

5/ Button Shoulder Rib Sweater   6/ Eclipse Earrings   7/ Hands On T-Shirt   8/ Large Raw Stone Ring

 

9/ Mayte Backpack   10/ Organic Cotton Stripe Bath Robe   11/ Out ‘N About Chelsea Boot   12/ Ruffle Tie-Neck A-Line Dress

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Trending: Embroidery

Embroidered Military Shirt

Fall trends are emerging, and high atop the list is embroidery. Every article of clothing from shoes to shirts is fair game for brightly colored thread and pattern – and I dig it. I also dig that it would easy to DIY something you already own with an appliqué to mimic the look. (Always a bonus.)

 

Collette Cigarette Jean

 

Converse CTAS ’70 Hi Embroidered Rose

 

Embroidered Crop Sweatshirt

 

Embroidered Denim Jacket

 

Embroidered Rose Neckerchief

 

Embroidered Velvet Bucket Bag

 

Frances Embroidered Stripe Shirt

 

Fun In Acapulco Light Denim Embroidered Clutch

 

Alana Floral Embroidered Sheer Tee

 

Luella Criss Cross Mule

 

Safari Shirt

 

Short Sleeve Floral Embroidery Loose Fit Dress

 

Melissa Floral Embroidered Mule Loafer

 

Wiggle Dress in Floral Embroidery Print

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Sseko Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

 

If you recall, I’m acting as a Sole Sister for Sseko this entire year! As a Sseko Sole Sister I’ve been connected to one university-bound woman on Sseko’s team in Uganda to help her reach her educational goals –  and with every purchase made through our shared link sales will go towards her university scholarship.

Sseko recently launched their fall/winter 2017 collection and I wanted to share it with you. There are so many great staples to get you sartorially through the next few months, quite a few I’m eyeing to give as gifts this holiday season. First off, Sseko has launched an apparel line! Highly curated, the first season includes shawls, dusters, kimonos, and scarves.

 

 

 

They’ve also expanded their beautiful bags into the realm of travel. Four styles of varying size have all the space you need to make it through an overnight or a long weekend, and if you’re a light packer (or the weather is warm) you may even be able to fit a week’s worth.

 

 

 

Of course there are also some seasonal additions to Sseko’s already impressive collection of leather bags. Mulberry is shaping up to be this fall’s hot color and they made sure to include it – I’ve been carrying around the bucket bag below during errands for a few weeks and have received so many compliments.

 

 

 

 

The Fall/Winter 2017 Collection is a celebration of strength and resiliency. We are women who know that a dream without a plan, without action is merely a wish. We fall and fail because we are done playing small. We do hard things because we see the gap between the way things could be. We stand in the gap, we face the darkness and know that when we emerge we will be stronger and more resilient versions of who we are created to be. We do not just survive, but thrive.

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BLAK RUST

 

Shannon Pultz creates BLAK RUST‘s textiles by combining contemporary aesthetics with 7th century Japanese shibori silk painting techniques. With a focus on hand-made, high-quality, and hand-dyed traditional art, custom colorways and patterns are reproduced on textiles for apparel, upholstery, and wall coverings. Products available in BLAK RUST’s shop are luxury silk stoles and scarves that are wearable one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary art.

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AÃRK Collective Minimalist Watches

 

I haven’t worn a watch since roughly 2004, but I’m all about these minimalist timepieces from AÃRK Collective. Their pieces are inspired by the challenge of balancing function and beauty, each watch created to last and unique with geometric and playful details. From Swiss and Japanese Quartz to hand-dipped casings and Horween Leather straps, everything is of the highest quality – you can even swap out bands for some fun customization.

 

 

 

 

 

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