06.23.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 69

shelf styling ideas | designlovefest

shelves can be a huge eyesore sometimes. we tend to stuff in books until they’re overflowing, and never actually organize them. i wanted to share some shelf styling ideas so you can store your favorite books and keep your shelf pretty at the same time! here are a few tips. #1: have a color palette for the shelf. i’m kind of obsessed the all-white example below, but you can add in a few colors too, just keep them consistent. tip #2: mix things up for variation and shape. don’t just include books, add in some art, plants, and fun accessories. #3: play around! style a few books horizontally, then a few vertically. fill in some spaces with accessories and spread everything out so it doesn’t clash or fight against one another. happy shelf styling! erika

shelf styling ideas | designlovefest
bookshelf styling tips | designlovefest
bookshelf styling tips | designlovefest
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shelf styling ideas | designlovefest
bookshelf styling tips | designlovefest
booksheld styling tips | designlovefest

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06.23.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / 195

free desktop downloads | designlovefest

this week we have pretty beach desktops from angelica maria. click through below to download these desktops. happy summer!

free desktop downloads | designlovefest
free desktop downloads | designlovefest
free desktop downloads | designlovefest
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free desktop downloads | designlovefest
free desktop downloads | designlovefest
free desktop downloads | designlovefest
free desktop downloads | designlovefest

CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOPS…

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06.22.17

STYLED / 19

STYLED 19 | designlovefest

it’s officially summer and the 4th of july is right around the corner! i get it, patriotic dressing isn’t for everyone but i always like to throw on a little red, white and blue to celebrate America’s independence. it doesn’t have to be cheesy, there are tons of cute striped and gingham options that can definitely be worn all year long. or even do something as simple as a bandana around your neck. i have a closet with tons of white and blue options but for some reason i don’t think i own a single red item. gotta change that! hope you’re enjoying the start to summer, the longer days, higher temps and general laid back feeling that summer brings. – joanie

Solid and Stripe $176 – classic shape and could be worn with a different top or bottom if you were filling all that red and white stripe.
Clare V clutch $165 – you can never have too many Clare V clutches!
Tie dye kimono $58 – kimonos are very flattering and versatile. you can wear them over your jeans or shorts but my favorite way to wear them is over a bathing suit. just enough coverage and a whole lot of flow.
Wrap maxi dress $79 – long live the wrap dress, flattering, easy to wear, and provides a nice line of the leg with it’s wrapped side.
Zara slides $40 – i love these slides and they are currently the “it” Zara shoe to own. they also come in mustard yellow, very cute but not very patriotic.
Gingham dress $140 – this super sweet off the shoulder mini dress, love it paired with a light colored straw hat.
Free People tee $58 – the cool girl tee to wear to that backyard bbq.
Madewell bandana $12.50 – a small investment to make and something that will certainly get heavy rotation in your closet!
Anthro skirt $118 – dots on dots but with a tied waist and just enough movement in the skirt makes it a casual piece for day or night.

06.20.17

FEELINGS

jesse and i have been brainstorming on what companies and ideas we have for our next big shoot. we can’t lose momentum! we have one idea we really want to execute so hopefully we can find a company that wants us to bring it to life.

and here’s a video that margaret made from our gorman shoot a few weeks ago. so beautiful!!

06.19.17

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest

we’re all about that bowl life over here at DLF and we’re back with another super easy one to throw together for a weeknight dinner. it has a good mix of veggies, protein and rice. ivan toasted the rice in coconut oil before cooking it and it gave it a really great nutty and slightly sweet flavor but still left it super fluffy (something that can be hard to accomplish when you make rice with coconut milk). we tossed the veggies in a little coconut sugar, rice wine vinegar and salt but you could skip that step if you’re tight on time. we also picked a really thin cut of meat so it requires very minimal cooking time! – joanie

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest

beef bowls
makes 3-4 servings

what you’ll need:
• 12 ounce strip of skirt steak
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
• 2 teaspoons ginger paste
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 1 cup rice
• 2 carrots
• 1 large cucumber sliced
• 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
• 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
• 1 cup white rice
• 3-4 eggs

optional garnishes:
• sesame seeds
• cilantro
• diced green onions

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest
WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest

• on medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a sauce pan. lightly toast 1 cup of white rice in the coconut oil until they slightly turn brown and is fragrant. cover with 2 cups water and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. cook on low heat until water is evaporated and rice is fluffy. set aside.

• mince your skirt steak, and then marinate it with the sesame oil, ginger paste, soy sauce, and salt for about 10-15 minutes. in a pan heated on medium, cook the meat until browned on all sides and juices have cooked down, about 5-7 minutes. set aside

• wash and peel your carrots and shave them into ribbons (or grate them). in a bowl toss with rice vinegar and coconut sugar. repeat the same process with cucumber slices.

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest
WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest

cook your eggs sunny side up. assemble your bowls with the coconut rice, beef, carrots and cucumber. we garnished ours with cilantro, green onions and sesame seeds. enjoy!

WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest
WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest
WEEKNIGHT DINNER BEEF BOWLS | designlovefest

photos by: ivan solis
styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis 

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