Month: December, 2012

art // un

recently, the very talented charlotte trounce agreed to do a holiday illustration for my mother’s skin care line, lollique! um- wow. i couldn’t believe it. i became a huge fan of her work the moment i first came across it. i hope i get to meet her one day, because she seems aces. here are just a few that really stood out to me.


cute horses, enough said.


this one here reminds me of lounging pool side at the ace hotel…(note to self: must go soon). i would love to send this out as a post card!



the “k” is my personal favorite ūüėČ




lets sparkle this new year // couleur

here’s ¬†a little somethin-somethin for all you sparkly gals out there.


happy new year!

shop these: madewell rhinestone bracelet, madewell rhinestone ring, free people amethyst stud earrings, jewel mint winter beauty necklace, anthropologie cluster stud earrings, j crew  bow ring, hair bobbies, elizabeth and james bird claw ring


m. + cassa + kimber


cassa and i are getting excited for the madewell store to open up in santa monica soon. here are some things i’ve had my eye on. the striped playsuit will be perfect for an upcoming ski trip.

shop the items
1.Madewell striped playsuite 2. Madewell letterman sweater jacket 3. Madewell charade blazer 4.Madewell spotted snowfall sweater

merry merry


knock // knock

sisters jump

oh! well hello there. this looks like the perfect place for three sisters to share our thoughts, inspiration, creativity, and current obsessions. in fact, i think we’ll make ourselves at home. and what shall we name this new place we call home? hmm… ah yes, beau.


m. + cassa + kimber

photography: studio 13 designs

’tis the season // for family (portraits)

we do love each other color

Year after year, I say I’m going to get holiday pictures done and guess what? Never happened. When was there time?! Between selecting the right photographer, finding a location, choosing the outfits and squeezing in the time, it just never happened. But this year, I asked myself, “Does it really have to be so complicated?” And then I answered my own question, “No!” Okay, sure, it may be too late for these to arrive before Christmas. BUT, it’s not too late for a holiday/new year card! Seriously. Here are four simple solutions. And just maybe this mini-shoot by Jamie of Studio 13 Designs will inspire you to do a last-minute holiday card too! Happy Holidays!

handsome everett

1. Finding a photographer. I wanted someone I felt comfortable with but also who knew what they were doing since I have a one year old whose attention span is about as long as my shutter speed. Jamie is both experienced and probably the sweetest most easy-going person I’ve ever met! Not to mention she managed to get great shots of The Boy during his not so greatest time of the day (right before nap time).


2. Location. With Christmas less than two weeks away, I knew our location would have to be somewhere we would go anyway. So I had Jamie tag along to the nearby christmas tree farm and take photos of us picking out our tree!


3. Attire. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on new outfits, but at the same time wanted the photos to be aesthetic. First I chose one color that we would all wear; in this case it was blue. And I had everyone find something in their pre-existing wardrobe that was any shade of blue. Then we all found something to match it; adding in our own pops of color or texture! Next I went shopping for the extra items to bring everything together.


4. The Card. I have two words for you: app store. There are dozens of apps to choose from! Thankfully because this was the part I always dreaded. Picking out the design, getting them printed, and addressing and licking the envelopes.

I used RedStamp. You do everything online; from choosing the design to mailing them off — and wait, it gets better — I did this all from my iPhone!! So here is our simple and first ever holiday photo card!

Imagexo-xo, m.

// she: chambray shirt, dark poppy pencil skirt / him: (similar) v-neck sweater and plaid shirt / the girl: sequins skirt, cardigan / the teenager: sequins tank, gray uggs, / the boy: cardigan, (similar) tie and baby ugg boots //