04.26.19

A BIG SPRING SALE!

lacausa | designlovefest

one of our favorite brands is having a massive spring sale and we’re here for it! LACAUSA is an LA based brand that both bri and i wear on the regular. ethically made in los angeles, they have effortlessly cool pieces (like this easy striped dress i’m buying!). great basics, like my all time favorite tee shirt, and amazing jumpsuits, easy dresses, etc. one of those places, once you order once, you’ll be hooked! they are doing 40% off all their sale pieces with code” SPRINGCLEAN”. they usually do this once a year and i make sure to stock up on my favorites! act fast, things sell out very quickly!

white linen top – i own this top and love it. linen/cotton blends are some of my favorite fabrics and it looks so clean with jenas!

baby ribbed tee – dream tee! anything ribbed and in this pale pink combo with a subtle v-neck is everything good!

sage green top  – slightly boxy, dusty sage green and super easy to wear!

bell sleeved sweater – cotton cashmere blend, perfect summer sweater after a day at the beach or over a long dress.

Stella trouser – bri and i both have these, a great fit. true to size.

floral print wrap dress – i have the pantsuit version of this dress and get so much use out of it. this wrap dress is the perfect transition piece into spring and summer!

striped tee – a classic striped tee is a great wardrobe staple. i wear this one at least once a week!

cropped jacket – my friend merritt was wearing this a couple of weekends ago and it a great look, a little retro but sophisticated.

frank tee – never enough frank tees in my closet!

love these easy breezy pants and also the all white look below!

lacausa | designlovefest
lacausa | designlovefest

and below is the charlie jumpsuit that bri has, it’s super cute on!

lacausa | designlovefest

 

04.23.19

PANZANELLA

panzanella | designlovefest

whenever we make something vegetarian i find that we end up countering the lack of meat with a lot of dairy/cheese. ivan and i had a strong urge to throw some feta or mozzarella on top of this salad but we resisted and instead focused on the vegetables and using great bread and olive oil. it ended up being really colorful, delicious and filling and is completely vegan! the bread matters, we got ours at cookbook in echo park which is our favorite market. visit your local bakery, buy some good bread, it’s always worth it! for the red onion, i did half roasted and half fresh, i liked the combo of the flavors but up to you on that part. – joanie 

panzanella | designlovefest

what you’ll need: 
serves 3

• 3 cups bread cubed
• 2 cups tomatoes
• 2 Persian cucumbers
• 1 large yellow bell pepper sliced
• quarter cup olives
•1 red onion sliced
• 1 lemon
• basil
• micro greens (arugula, frisee or any type of bitter greens)
• olive oil
• 1 avocado diced

• start by pre-heating your oven to 375 degrees. in a large bowl add the cubed bread and drizzle with olive oil. toss until lightly coated, don’t over oil! spread onto a lined baking sheet and add the yellow bell pepper, olives and half of the red onions to the same baking sheet. drizzle oil on the vegetables and olives, mix. sprinkle salt on everything and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bread is golden brown. remove from oven and set aside.

panzanella | designlovefest
panzanella | designlovefest
panzanella | designlovefest

• cube the tomatoes and dice the Persian cucumbers. assemble the salad by first plating with micro greens. add the bread, bell peppers, onions, olives and tomatoes and cucumbers. drizzle with big splash of olive oil, lots of fresh lemon, salt, pepper and garnish with basil and avocado.

we plated these individually but you could also put everything on one big salad board and serve it that way. you really can’t go wrong with this salad, it’s so colorful and fresh, it’s a crowd pleaser!

panzanella | designlovefest
panzanella | designlovefest
panzanella | designlovefest
panzanella | designlovefest

images by: ivan solis
styling by: Joan Cusack

04.22.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 122

these colors are inspired by a shot from stas komarovski. —maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

04.11.19

STYLED | HANDBAG UPDATE

handbag round up | designlovefest

i’ve been carrying the same Cuero and Mor crossbody bag for years. i love it but it’s getting pretty worn in and feels like it’s time for an update. i’m the kinda girl that buys one bag and carries it until it’s worn to death. i don’t like having multiple bags and swapping things back and forth. i inevitably forget something in one of my other bags and it ends up just being a hassle. since i carry it with everything it has to be a versatile color and also a shape that can go from day to night. here is a round up of bags that i have my eye on, everything from target to Gucci (i like to look at round ups and see if you can pick the most and least expensive items, hard to do!).  – joanie

do you have a handbag you love? i’m all ears!

handbag round up | designlovefest
handbag round up | designlovefest

04.11.19

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 121

a look from a détacher inspired this color palette. —maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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