box pleat, knife pleat, inverted pleat, we’ll take them all! we’re seriously feeling all the pleats we’re seeing around town these days. chic, modern and sophisticated they’re showing up in jackets, skirts and dresses. they styles we’re digging today are ladylike, printed and even glamourous. we love how often they are paired with flat sandals or a pair of sneakers, such a good summer travel option when you don’t want to stick out like a tourist and want to pair a fashionable outfit with a comfortable shoe for walking.
shop the above: 1, 2, 3, 4
shop the above: 1, 2, 3, 4
have extra books and knick-knacks lying around with nowhere to go? i’ve got a solution: wall shelves. they’re great for storing odds and ends while adding some flare to an empty wall. add extra storage to any room, conceal the clutter on your bathroom sink with organized shelves, store kitchen spices and glassware on shelves instead of the counter top, or clean up your desk space with a shelf of desktop necessities.
shelf styling quick tips: layer for depth, less is more, and top it off with a little plant. lots of shelf styling inspiration for every room here! i personally love the leaning wall art along a shelf look, it’s a great way to have a gallery wall you can change anytime. which are your favorite shelf solutions? let us know in the comments! – erika
diamond shelf from urban outfitters
marble wall shelf from cb2
floating wall shelf from target
round wall shelf from ferm living
mid-century display shelf from west elm
wall shelf from IKEA
geo shelf from urban outfitters
image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
just in time for summer whitney retter made these colorful water desktop downloads! love how peaceful these are… download these desktops for your phone and computer below.
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it’s sandal season and as per usual there are so many cute options for the summer months. i’m a big fan of the slide which is showing up everywhere, i love the minimal line of the one strap and also the fact that they come in so many pretty colors, feels very retro cool. i picked up a pair of pom pom flip flops on my trip to Columbia that i’ve been wearing a lot. although, you can’t purchase the same ones i have i did find a cute option from zara that’s similar in style. listed some of my other favorite styles below
shop this above sandal here: charlotte olympia manipedi (dying over these ones, so cute!).
shop this above sandal here: zara metallic strappy slides
shop this above sandal here: mansur gavriel suede flats
shop this above sandal here: J.Crew knotted gingham slide
shop this above sandal here: dolce vita yellow suede
shop this above sandal here: zara pompom leather sandal
shop this above sandal here: dolce vita snake embossed
shop this above sandal here: marais vegan blush slide
shop this above sandal here: loeffler randall kiki flat
shop this above sandal here: ancient greek denim slide
shop this above sandal here: loeffler randall sarie sandal
shop this above sandal here: joie two band sandal
shop this above sandal here: delilah fringe flat
this carrot avocado salad is one of my favorite things to make in the summer, it’s super easy, healthy and fresh. the lightly spiced carrots with the citrus and creaminess of the avocado is a perfect match! – joanie
what you’ll need:
• 1 pound carrots, i don’t peel them, just cut off the top and wash.
• 2 avocados
• 2 lemons
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• olive oil
• sea salt
• micro greens
• crème fraîche
• optional: toasted pine nuts
• preheat oven to 375, place the carrots on a baking sheet, rub with olive oil, cumin and cinnamon. sprinkle with salt and roast for 30-35 minutes until tender (don’t under cook them, you want them to be soft!)
• for serving, cut the carrots in half, place avocado slices and micro greens on top, drizzle with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, sea salt and top with crème fraîche.
styling by: joanie cusack
photos by: ivan solis