Stephanie K. Clark (and hi)

I have been gone from this space for far too long, friends. I’ve been busy? Summertime? I don’t know, the point is that I miss being here and I want to be here more. To start, I want to share the extraordinary work of Stephanie K. Clark. I came across this article about her embroidered homes and you know I can’t resist beautiful embroidery. Take a look:

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I love the colors, delicate details, and  use of shadows in her series of dwellings. They work together to tell a story. In her own words:

I consider myself a painter and I paint with thread.  The process of transforming string into art struck me as something visually stimulating with complex simplicity.

The idea of using embroidery permeates the feelings of my grandma’s home and the embroidery skills she has passed down to me.  With that, I use embroidery to create the domestic feel to tell the story of life in the home and family. 

Check out her website with more of her work here.

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Imaginary Outfit: Spring

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It has been windy, snowy and wet the past few days in New York. Here is an imaginary bright and fun Spring outfit to take the edge off.

1. Target//2. Target //3. Hue//4. Need Supply//5. Dav//6. Medal

Have a wonderful weekend, friends. Here are a few links I enjoyed this week:

Wild Belle’s new album Isles is streaming here and sounds like summer.

I love this oak bag.

I get to wear this gorgeous dress at my best friend’s wedding in June.

Speaking of, I keep thinking about my Matron of Honor speech at the wedding and have read this post (and cried) about seven times now. It is lovely and true and wonderful.

And, for fun, here is a photo of me and the best friend on Wednesday night behind the bookshelf bar The Quail built for our bonus room:

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It is a beautiful piece and really deserves its own post, but this photo is too great not to share right now.

Have a good one!

 

lemon yellow + bright blue

 

 

I have wanted to do a lemon yellow + bright blue combination since  Gina’s comment on my peach + turquoise post. Lemon yellow + bright blue is such an easy warm weather combination, don’t you think? The weather in New York has been very warm and incredible this week. I’ve had the luxury of leaving work a bit early everyday and walking around the city, which has been so vibrant and alive. I love this city so much sometimes, still.

1. J. Crew + Old Navy

2. Fishs Eddy + Fishs Eddy

3. Buffalo Lucy + Essie in Mezmerised

4. Old Navy + Old Navy

5. Daffodils + Dovie Moon

peach + turquoise

I am a big fan of the unexpected color combination. I clearly remember first thinking about this when I was  much younger and reading the Flowers in the Attic Series (remember Carrie’s deep love of  combining red and purple?). Peach and turquoise are just lovely together though, don’t you think? What is your favorite color combination?

1: Loved By Time & Urban Outfitters

2. Sparkle Farm & Asos

3. J. Crew & Topshop

4. Vaunty Victorian & Pottery Barn

5. Falcon Wright & Topshop & Loft