Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hearts for Japan is giving 25% of all of their heart sales to aid relief in Japan. How wonderful is that? I love how many companies, artists, and individuals are reaching out in this time of need. It fills my heart with so much joy! Get on over to and buy yourself a heart!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

City Silhouettes by Jasper James

I find these photos by Jasper James absolutely beautiful. There's something about creating beauty through glass and reflections that's always been so interesting to me, but I can usually tell what I'm looking at immediately. It look me a second to soak in these photos because they're done so well!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A.P.C. Summer Collection

I am loving the pale and navy colors in these pieces of the A.P.C. summer collection. I'm a big fan of their color choices this season. The March weather tricked me yet again this year. The past two days have been absolutely beautiful here! Of course, that beauty was short-lived. The temperature dropped rapidly tonight and I'm so impatient for the warmth to return! I'm definitely not a winter girl. I need the sun! Everyone else ready for spring and summer?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mulberry Spring/Summer 2011 Campaign

Spring Summer 2011 - The Campaign from Mulberry on Vimeo.

After watching Mulberry's whimsical spring/summer campaign, I wasn't at all surprised to see Tim Walker's name in the credits. I just arrived back in Bloomington early this morning. I'm still recouping from my busy stay in Austin! I met a lot of wonderful people and experienced so much that was new to me. It's always nice spending time with this one:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Guest Post: Chelsea of Tea Talk

Hi! I'm Chelsea from Tea Talk and I'm going to be guest blogging today while Kristine is off in Austin. Today I thought I would share with you a little bit about myself, and also about some of my spring must have times and a few of my favorite things to do during spring (tis the season).

       To start off, I run a personal style and lifestyle blog where I post pictures of my daily outfits, and talk about my life in the Phoenix metropolitan area. I have a great love for personal style, and I'm constantly thinking up new ways to re-mix items I already own, along with always being on the hunt for nice, quality pieces at a discounted price. 

I'm also a big local business enthusiast, as I feel it is important to support the the local shops in your area. I always prefer getting coffee, eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, and shopping at a local store. Among my favorites in Phoenix is:

 Lola Coffee,

Matt's Big Breakfast,

 and The Grow-Op Collective.

Ok, so now that Spring is among us (well, at least in the Southwest) I have been thinking a lot about my Spring must have items. So far I have narrowed it down to wedge sandals, dresses, statement jewelry, and a nice satchel. I'm a pretty classic style girl, so I foresee lots of florals and sold prints in my wardrobe this spring.

Ring, bag, dress, shoes.

Now that you an idea of what to wear (or what I'm going to be wearing at least), you can start planning some fun Spring activities. I think Spring is the perfect time to spend some qaulity time outdoors, and among my favorite things to do are: 

bike riding,

boating on the lake,

and enjoying iced coffees.

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed a little insight into my life, as well my thoughts on spring outfits and activities. If you're interested in learning more about me, check out my blog,  Tea Talk

Thank you so much for having me Kristine! Hope you're enjoying your trip!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Delicious New Music!

Since I'm heading down to Austin, TX later tonight, where I will fill my brain with an endless supply of wonderful music, I thought I'd share a few of my current favorites! I'd love to hear what you think about them!

"Black Night," The Dodos

"Ice Cream," Battles

"Shell Games," Bright Eyes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Topshop Spring/Summer 2011

Anyone else swooning over Topshop's pretty stylings in 214 magazine? I just ordered my swimsuit from Topshop. I ordered this one and I can't wait to wear it when I'm in Austin next week!

Do any of you live in Austin? If so, let me know! I'll be there March 11th-19th! I'm really excited. Not only do I love Austin, but one of my closest friends lives down there and I get to spend the week with Matt! He's playing a show where we met last year. I love that my spring break has fallen on SXSW two years in a row!  Have any of you been? What is your favorite music festival to go to?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Marc Johns

I've always loved Marc Johns. How can you not? Even the "about" section on his blog is cute and quirky. "I've been drawing since I was tiny. I'm not tiny anymore, but I'm not very big either." Go check out more of his artwork!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Too Much J. Crew Goodness & a Taste of my Weekend

I could spend hours looking through the adorable goodness that J. Crew has to offer. If only their store was my closet! Denim, stripes, and neutrals... Oh my! Here are a few of my favorites:

On another note, this past weekend I made my way to L.A. for the Local Natives show at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's impossible for me to explain how special it was for me. Every song left me speechless and frozen. My good friend Mel and I had to brace each other through most of the songs! I was lucky enough to be seated with her and Matt's family, who I absolutely love. That made the amazing experience even more special for me. My heart is still overflowing with pride and love for these guys. I'll upload some photos later this week, but here's a little taste of what the show entailed:

This quote sums up how we all felt that night to a tee:

"As Local Natives left the stage, the man sitting to my left turned to me and said in all sincerity, 'I think this is what church is supposed to feel like.' I laughed as he walked away, but understood what he meant. Everyone in the room felt connected to something greater, to some unifying force. Perhaps, it was music;  perhaps, pride for Los Angeles. Regardless of what it was, everyone felt full of life." -Giana Hughes (Proxart)

Big thanks go to Aya of Strawberry Koi for taking care of & everything nice while I was away! Isn't her post adorable? I'm not surprised! She's too adorable for words herself!