05.01.15

DRESS YOUR TECH / 93

hello, friends! today we have some very adorable designs from illustrator emily isabella inspired by kate spade new york!

in celebration of an exclusive kate spade new york sale that HauteLook and nordstromrack.com are hosting we have 6 downloads for you with playful colors and drawings. my favorite is that confetti legs design! the sale doesn’t go live until may 4th but you can preview it, here!

doesn’t emily have such a great style to her work?

 

and don’t forget to send them to your phone and use them on your lock screen…

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05.01.15

AMSTERDAM TRAVEL / PART 1

where do i even BEGIN?! if you are following me on instagram, you probably have noticed that i completely fell in love with amsterdam. i might even go ahead and say it’s my favorite european city that i’ve visited. it’s charming, it’s easy to fit right in with all of the english that is spoken here, there is tons of amazing design and style, the apartments are cool, it feels clean and safe…i could go on and on, really. i’m also a huge fan of paris and berlin, but amsterdam feels like the perfect combination. i’m so happy i finally decided to come here!

ok, so i’m going to break down my trip into a couple of posts, and they are gonna be loooong, let me warn ya. but i wanted to show you guys everything i enjoyed so far. i still have 6 days here, so i can post more at the end. as far as recommendations, i got them from all over. i came here with no plans at all. i asked instagram, my blog, my friends, my airbnb hosts, and a few locals. i ended up at some pretty great places…

i posted the inside of the first airbnb i rented right here. the neighborhood is the hip & trendy jordaan district. i took an uber (yes, they have uber here too. so convenient) from the airport to my apartment and i was so excited as i looked out the windows at the new sights. we pulled on to a tiny little street with a bar, a few little shops, and an adorable barber shop underneath where i was staying. the street is pretty quiet, but everything was very close to walk to. seriously, ideal location.

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05.01.15

AMSTERDAM APARTMENT / JORDAAN

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hello from amsterdam! so, i have a BIG list of things we have done so far here (so much to do!) so i will be blogging about all of that soon. but i wanted to show you guys this apartment first…

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04.30.15

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 26

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“the colors of this lennon-ism are inspired by this psychedelic photograph.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

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

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04.29.15

ARO / GIVEAWAY

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this week you can win FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS towards jewelry at Aro! they focus on up and coming artists and curate such a beautiful shop.

Giveaway / Aro Jewelry
Giveaway / Aro Jewelry

and aren’t these hand jewelry dishes adorable? enter to win something special below…

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CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY AND REDEEM DISCOUNT…

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