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08.01.18

STILL SUMMER / STYLED

i’m heading to michigan tonight and i’m a 10/10 excited. no summer is complete for me without a trip back home, the most beautiful lakes, the longest days where it doesn’t get dark until 10pm and you spend all day outside swimming, eating ice cream and riding your bike. summer fashion is definitely starting to wind down but i still have lots of warm weather things i’m excited to wear. lots of pretty things still floating around in the online shopping world, here are some faves that i’d like to bring with me this weekend. – joanie

 

– i have yet to venture into the high waisted bikini category but thinking this one is a good place to start.

 $60 – the perfect piece to throw on over your sundress when you head out at night

 $168 – i’m normally more of a fan of solid colored swimsuits but for some reason these bright patterns are calling my name.

 $20 – red and white stripes in a classic summer combo, cute with denim shorts or a skirt.

 $128 – a carry all perfect for the beach or a trip into town for some groceries

 $40 – neon on pairs perfectly with sun kissed skin!

 $189 – great as a cover up or dress. i like light weight maxis for the summer, they’re chic and protect against the sun.

 $489 – i’m not advocating spending $400+

 $160 – this is the one item i actually am packing! i love a one piece with a slightly sexy element, like the scoop back on this one.

06.29.18

APPETIZERS ON THE ROAD!

appetizers on the road | designlovefest

this summer i’m all about the short weekend road trip. living in california affords me all sorts of mini vacation options, there are so many different places to explore and i’m always itching to go. one of my favorite brands to work with and one we’ve been creating content with for years is . i love their products! so i’m excited to be working with them all summer long to bring fun and easy entertaining ideas with their new . one of the best pre-road trip tips is to pack appetizers and drinks so that when you first arrive to your destination you don’t have to go to the store, or spend a lot of time in the kitchen. you can set out a spread and start relaxing right away. every minute counts on a short weekend trip!

appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest

this past weekend, justin and i headed to ojai to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. we stayed at this really beautiful airbnb and spent the weekend exploring and lounging around the house. we headed up on friday after work, it’s only about an hour drive, and once we arrived we opened the rosé, set out all the food i’d prepped and hung out by the pool. when prepping food for a trip there are a few things i like to keep in mind. these packing tips work for any size group, could be a girl’s road trip or a romantic trip for two!

  • i like to prep as much as i can beforehand. that means washing all the produce, putting crackers and meats and cheese in glass containers, slicing the bread, and bringing napkins and utensils so that they are at the ready. you never know what a rental house will come prepared with.
  • i pick a mixture of sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy things to bring. i try to focus on healthier items, the gourmet almonds (we packed the and the flavors), fresh fruit and veggies, dips like hummus and a couple of cheeses and meats. the almonds pack a lot of flavor so they pair well with simply flavors like a mellow goat cheese or a radish dipped in butter. castelvetrano olives are my fave and they work really well with the rosemary sea salt almonds.
  • when arranging an appetizer set up on the road, you can set out the spread in the same glass containers you used to pack things in, which also lets you pop them in the fridge when you’re done eating. i pack a few cloth napkins and set those out and then use any small bowls and plates that the house might have for the almonds, olives and pits. also a cutting board is helpful so people can easily dig in.

appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest

one of my favorite things about renting a home instead of staying at a hotel is being able to have access to a kitchen and not having to eat out for every meal. you save a lot of money, and it’s generally healthier to eat food at home. , it gives you the opportunity to explore a places local farmer’s market or any specialty stores in town. justin and i went to the coolest farmer’s market in Ojai, they had such beautiful produce.

appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest
appetizers on the road | designlovefest
 
appetizers on the road | designlovefest

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05.15.18

NEW MEXICO TRAVEL GUIDE

New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest

a few weeks ago i was able to go to new mexico for a quick 5 day work trip with the tourism company . it was my first time visiting new mexico and they planned a bunch of activities starting in albuquerque, then in santa fe, and ending in taos. i DEFINITELY want to go back and explore more with justin, i think we would really enjoy seeing more there together. it’s really the perfect place to go and road trip around.

New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest

we flew into albuquerque and headed to our hotel, . the property has 50 rooms spread out on a working lavender farm, which was so beautiful and relaxing. we got to take a few little workshops in the greenhouse with some of the farmers, wandered in their amazing gift shop and cafe, and dined at the delicious (their restaurant on the property). we didn’t get much time to explore around albuquerque, but i really recommend staying on this farm and enjoying everything the property has to offer.

New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest

here are some of the highlights of my trip!

New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest

the next day we drove about an hour to santa fe. our first stop was the wild and crazy art installation ! it’s hard to even explain this museum in words. it kinda feels like pee wee’s playhouse in there. it’s psychedelic, experimental, fascinating, exciting, weird…there are tons of hidden doors and secret passageways. the group had mixed feelings about it, but i think it’s worth checking out. i personally wasn’t as inspired by the art, but i did love the experience! you get to go into a washing machine and end up in another room…so you kinda just have to do it.

New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest
New Mexico travel guide | designlovefest

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05.04.18

LOS ANGELES CONSIGNMENT STORES!

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as promised i’ve put together a list of my favorite los angeles consignment/second hand stores! my favorite ones offer a mix of new and vintage clothing items. the thing to remember with these stores is that some of them are hit or miss, just because you went once and didn’t find anything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go back. also, it’s important that you have an open mind, be willing to try on lots of things without expectation, think outside the box when it comes to sizing as it has changed so much over the years, and try on things that might be unexpected, you never know what you’ll fall in love with! – joanie

– located in frog town, this is one of my favorites in the city partly because their stock is great and rotates all the time and partly because the owner is super sweet and i like supporting her. you should definitely because she shares stories of what’s new and it always makes me want to stop in. this is your place if you like vintage denim, tees, 90’s rayon and cool accessories like belts and earrings.

– there are multiple locations in the city but i think the is the best, it’s not as overwhelming as the one in west hollywood and i always seems to score. they have a specific section that is vintage and that’s generally where i head first but they have a great mix of new and vintage items. i also recommend checking out the men’s t-shirt and sweatshirt section. i snagged a vintage gucci sweatshirt there about 12 years ago and still love it to this day. worth stopping in if you’re in the area!

– this is in pasadena and a completely different vibe than any of the others. it definitely caters to an older crowd, lots of St. John knits. but, that means that many of the other items get looked over. it’s hit or miss for me but used to be around the corner from my house so i stopped in often. i’ve scored many things but a highlight was a gorgeous wool wrap with a suede fringe by Chloe for $150.

– this is in echo park and i think it’s almost all vintage but they have a great prices and great pieces. this is where we got bri’s Dolly Parton costume! and i’ve also scored a 70’s black fringe dress and a 90’s floral wrap.

– next to night and market in silver lake, this is the place to go if you love vintage denim! she has a great selection and she also does denim alternations. if you’ve ever found the perfect pair of vintage jeans and taken them to a tailor who totally ruined them you know how important it is to get your jeans altered by someone who knows their way around denim. the prices aren’t cheap but a good pair of jeans will last you a long time.

 

04.15.18

NIKE

Nike | designlovefest

joanie and i both love sneakers. we’re always wearing them for shoots and especially when traveling. when asked us if we wanted to partner with them to style a few summer looks with their , we were definitely on board, they come in so many fun colors and i’ve been seeing people wearing them around town and always think they’re so cute. i love as a brand, and they have really bridged the gap between stylish and comfortable (my favorite lightweight workout shoe is ). with festival season right around the corner, here are a two looks that are perfect for summer!

Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest

my style is hard to pin down but it really is inspired by a california lifestyle; laid back with splashes of color and a mix of structured and unstructured. i’ve been loving kimonos lately because they can be worn so many ways, over a swimsuit, around the house, with jeans or over a slim dress. for this look, i paired the with a simple white t-shirt from reformation, cropped jeans from Mother, and a colorful kimono from free people. it’s an outfit that can be worn all day with ease.

Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest
Nike | designlovefest

joanie: i generally gravitate towards lighter colors, so i picked the of the Air Max 270. sneakers can be hard to pair with dresses but these actually work really well because they have so much lift in the heel that they give the illusion of a longer leg. i live in dresses in the summer, they’re an instant outfit and can be dressed up or down. i love throwing on a denim jacket or an oversized sweater to keep it functional for cooler evenings. also, for shorter dresses, i almost always wear bike shorts underneath, love .

Nike | designlovefest

and you have got to check out the swan boats at the echo park lake. such a relaxing activity when the sun’s out! and are more fun summer/festival pieces from Nike!

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