these little pouches are a pretty suitable alternative to a tropical getaway... at least for my wallet.
until i reach globetrotter status, i think i'll live vicariously through designer sara beltran—she was born in mexico, got her start in new york and now lives in jaipur.
oh, and did i mention she's a brilliant jewelry designer?
hi, friends. i got lost daydreaming of a million places this week, so i couldn't pick just one.
i hadn't really planned on subjecting y'all to another 'go thunder!' post, but since they head to one of my favorite weekend getaways on sunday, i thought why not?
BUT, i was lazy, so you just get this one, pulled from the getaway girl archives.
margaritas and tex-mex never go out of style, and, while this ensemble's a little on the bright side (san antonio is a bright city!), i think it's still a winning combo, too.
by caroline duke on Friday, May 25, 2012
so this magical textile created by the otomi people of mexico has made its way alllll over the design blogosphere in recent years
headboards! bedspreads! lampshades!
but, despite seeing it all over the place, i haven't tired of it yet.
... which is why i was especially excited to see the pattern emerge in a wearable form à la this incredible dress from mara hoffman. she's used the print in a number of different looks, too. but i think this bustier dress takes la torta.
who doesn't like a little mexicana?
+ scarf, theodora & callum
+ earrings and necklace, asos
+ sunglasses, irregular choice
+ bag, jadetribe
by caroline duke on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
happy monday, everyone. i hope everyone is having a sweet (ha.) day.
+ dress, mulberry (look at these pretty shots from their recent campaign.)
+ umbrella (a longtime favorite), raindrops
+ earrings, nora kogan (formerly st. kilda, another longtime favorite)
by caroline duke on Monday, May 21, 2012
i'm not a sporty person. i don't care one bit about football. and i only tolerate baseball because i like hot dogs and beer, and ice cream in little plastic hats, and 'a league of their own.'
but the oklahoma city thunder? i am a fan, y'all. a real sports fan. i read sports stories. and watch games. five-years-ago caroline would have scoffed at the idea. straight-up scoffed at it.
but here i am, pretend-getting away to los angeles for games 3 and 4 against the lakers. that's a true fan, guys.
thunder up—yeah, we really do say that here in okc—and have a winning weekend, friends.
+ skirt, chinti and parker
+ t-shirt, edith miller
+ sunglasses, kate spade
+ tote, fieldguided (kate bush lyrics, nba basketball, whatever... i'm not sure why i don't own it yet.)
+ earrings, bluma project
+ ring, the rogue and the wolf (a rumble ring! ha!)
+ sandals, madewell
by caroline duke on Friday, May 18, 2012
i've long admired kate ruggiero's gypsy line of lovely underthings. her collection (now expanded to include swimwear) is handmade in hawaii in what i like to imagine is a perfect little beach hut workshop—because that's what hawaiian dreams are made of, yeah?
and, like in seasons past, photographer extraordinaire daeja fallas has captured the magic that is gypsy in the dreamiest way.
and, as usual, i can't stop looking at the beautiful shots, wishing i owned every piece and cursing the fact that i don't have a model's butt.
by caroline duke on Thursday, May 17, 2012
just checking in to present to you three lovely ladies, in three incredible blazers, on this third day of the week.
1. maison scotch ... 2. thakoon ... 3. pencey standard
i've been in a bit of a rut lately. can anyone recommend any new up-and-coming designers they're loving? or maybe you've got an artsy friend who's doing something amazing? please let me know. i need some inspiration!
by caroline duke on Wednesday, May 16, 2012