Oct
21

10 October DIYs

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Leather-Bow-Hair-Tie-Oh-the-Lovely-Things-Design-Crush

 

Mid-Century-Wall-Sculptures-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

 

Paper-Mache-Animal-Heads-Lil-Blue-Boo-Design-Crush

 

Rope-Coil-Vessels-Lil-Red-Thread-Design-Crush

 

Rope-Mirror-Style-at-Home-Design-Crush

 

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Oct
10

Plain with a Punch

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Brought to you by Motorola Moto X: Thousands of combinations. Design yours.

Color is one of the biggest elements of my style, of most peoples’ really. You can choose to be moody one day while cloaking yourself in black, or fun and playful the next while mixing bright hues. Innocent and ethereal in white, or downplayed in shades of brown. The point is that color infiltrates our lives in every way and definitely effects our mood. It’s reflected in my home, my closet, and now technology as well!

Motorola’s Moto X has been blowing up all over the place, and with over 2,000 color combinations it’s easy to see why. I’m glued to my phone and I’m sure you probably are too, so it’s especially it’s nice that Motorola has realized what a huge chunk of the market thinks of their phone not only as a lifeline but also as an accessory! After really examining my aesthetic and style preferences I decided on a blush Moto X with lemon lime accents. It perfectly mimics my taste, Plain with a Punch! Neutral tones, casual style, with an unexpected touch to make it really special.

 

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Sep
18

PROEF

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Nude hosiery went out of style in the 90s. Or so I thought until I saw PROEF‘s updated take and minimal style. And thanks to their sheer yet matte look, the graphics look like tattoos or drawings on your legs. A bold statement that’s sure to give new life to any skirt or dress you thought you were tired of.

 

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Sep
05

Autumn Wardrobe Wish List

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Elsie Army Jacket // Riley Side-Zip Mid Boots // Horsing Around Sweatshirt // Gold Plated Top + Tail Bunny Earrings

Fall is my all-time favorite season to dress for. I love layering and being able to pull from my summer and winter staples to build out an outfit depending on the temperature. (Which is totally necessary, it can be in the 70s well into December here in Oklahoma.) I love being able to wear boots again, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a sleeveless dress with a light jacket and tights. Seventeen days of summer left, not that I’m counting…

 

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Asymmetrical Mini Letter Necklace // Closet Printed Tulip Dress with Wrap Front // Lake Erie Scarf // Tan Leather Clutch with Black + Pink Pomegranates

 

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Vera Moda Monochrome Stripe T-Shirt Dress // Black Dunaway Hat // Medallion Locket Pendant Necklace // Colorblock Pullover

Aug
07

Willow Knows

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Willow Knows a lot about fabric and aesthetic, particularly the tension between stillness and fluidity. Jessica Lee’s 100% hand dyed clothing and accessories are beautiful in design, concept, and balance. You can purchase your own little piece of Willow Knows at Need Supply.

 

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Jul
25

Summer Stylin’ with TOMS

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One of my favorite summertime accessories is a great pair of shades – particularly the large, bug-eyed variety (I even remember purchasing my first pair the summer before college at a discount store!). I love the protection they offer my light sensitive peepers, so I’ve stuck with them and basically worn every shape for the past fifteen years. TOMS summer eyewear collection is beautiful, so when they asked me to help them get the word out there was no way I could say no! I’ll admit it was difficult not to fall into my old bug-eyed ways, so I struck a compromise and went with the Kitty Pink Tortoise style. I love their classic shape, trendy colorblocked arms, and the hint of pink in the tortoiseshell design. Did I forget to mention that I’m a pro at losing sunnies? Because I am. Luckily these gals arrive with a sturdy zippered which helps me do a better job of keeping track.

 

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Now of course what TOMS is best known for are their super comfortable shoes and their One for One movement where a pair of shoes is donated to someone in need for each pair purchased. (This also extends to their eyewear now – woohoo!) I’m a happy owner of the Earthwise Orange, and now a pair of these wedges too. I actually haaate wearing heels of any sort, and can 100% honestly report that these are the most comfortable I’ve ever had on my tootsies. I took a chance on the color and pattern – I’m much more of a black/white/grey girl – and have to say I love how they go with just about everything in my closet! (As a matter of fact, I didn’t wear everything in these two images together, but I’m starting to think I might have to.) And I also like how the pattern goes all the way to the floor for a more fluid look as opposed to it just being on the upper straps. Now I’m eyeing up TOMS Cordones for fall!

Disclaimer: Product was provided for review by TOMS. However, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that keep Design Crush going!

Jul
12

Happy Weekend

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01/ Wanna see Wookies in real life situations? Here you go.
02/ Giant chrome T-Rex installed in the Seine River.
03/ Learn how to make ice shot glasses!
04/ Disciples, fans dressed like their favorite pop stars at their concerts.
05/ At Rest, heartbreakingly beautiful memorials for roadkill.
06/ Whoa, these kaleidoscope glasses are insane-o.
07/ The coolest 4th of July photo ever.
08/ 40 Days of Dating, two friends date for 40 days as an experiment.
09/ Switcheroo, an on-going dual portrait series of men and women swapping clothes.
10/ Candid photos of + interviews with 4th graders around the world.

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Jun
20

June DIYs

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Citronella-Candles-Free-People-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Clay-Birdfeeder-Henry-Happened-Design-Crush

 

Clear-Bag-with-Copper-Handles-Love-Aesthetic-Design-Crush

 

Confetti-Glassware-Feathers-of-Gold-Design-Crush

 

Faux-Malachite-Little-Green-Notebook-Design-Crush

 

Geometric-Switch-Plate-Cover-Silhouette-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Marbled-Scarf-The-Etsy-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Modern-Candle-Votives-Paper-&-Stitch-Design-Crush

 

Paper-Fan-Garland-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

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May
29

Virginia Johnson

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Virginia Johnson‘s illustration style is sososo good. It’s bursting with bright colors and playful strokes. And that sweet dachshund just kills me dead with his little red collar!

PS: Virginia currently has a sweet collaboration happening with JCrew.

Apr
29

Gem Scarves

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I love crystals and gems in a very un-magical, un-hippy way – it’s more of a holy crap science connection between us. These scarves by Jen Altman for Cisthene are rocking my world in a big way. The 48 x 48″ beauties are created from her photography on crêpe de chine silk fabric and I think I wouldn’t mind turning them into everything from dresses to head wraps. Science!

 

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