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pattern spy: tortoise shell

pattern spy tortoise shellTortoise shell has been used in decoration since the ancient times but I sure do like to see it’s likeness applied to modern pieces in the home and in fashion. Here’s a few of my favorites right now.

Cocktail Table by Mortise & Tenon // Tortoise Swimsuit by Karla Colletto // Clutch by J.Crew

in my bag: los angeles

packing for a staycation, los angeles // smitten studioInspired by my weekend jaunt all over L.A., I am planning a little stay/workcation at a hotel on the other side of town, so that we can escape the construction for a couple of days.

Waking up to wood saws, hammering, and the smell of welding copper pipes maddeningly a touch too early for me every morning is beginning to wear on these tired bones. While Rupe leaves for work for the day, I am at home fielding questions from the crew and trying to work out of my studio with the cacophony of electric tools just outside my door. Oh and there is also the frequent interruptions in running water which has me running to the local grocery store for bathroom breaks. lovely.

I am not complaining because all this noise means progress and I will be so thankful when we move into our new bedroom. However, I think it is time to grab my bag, laptop, current notebook, the most luxurious PJ’s, and a business meeting outfit, and head out for a couple work days on the east side.

Sources: Clio Coat by BB Dakota // Boyfriend Jeans by Citizens of Humanity // Amica Sweater by BB Dakota  // Silk Pajamas by Journelle // Felt Fedora Hat by Asos // Gold Snake Clutch by TopShop // Graphic Tee by Huge Guinness for J.Crew // Plaid Check Tube Skirt by TopShop // Metro Watch by Kate Spade // Studded Bordeaux Pumps by Valentino Garavani // Tote Bag by Jujumade // Blue Notebook by PostalCo // Sunglasses by Spitfire

To see more from the “in my bag” series check here.

my style: chambray & leather

sarah style // smitten studiosarah style // smitten studioAs if the gold motorcycle jacket wasn’t enough… how about blue? oh yes, please.

Shop the look:
Biker Jacket by Veda from Madewell find similar here and by rag & bone // Chambray Shirt from Anthropologie // White Jeans from J.crew find similar from AG // Green Turquoise Ring (unknown) find similar at Max & Chloe // Necklace (unknown) find similar style at Bergdorf Goodman, Urban Outfitters, and Piperlime // Ankle boots by Seychelles, find similar by sole society and I’m kind of loving these by Steven // Bag by Milly