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Miki and Nora on Etsy

4 Aug

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to the Renegade Craft Fair, which features a ton of artists from Etsy. I found a lot of new artists to showcase, the first beingĀ  Miki and Nora from Madison, Wisconsin. Miki features beautiful metal necklaces and earrings shaped like honeycomb, windmills, porcupines, and other unusual and wonderful things. I love her use of gunmetal as well as the square chains for the necklaces, and I’m hoping to get the little faceted earrings soon!

Checkered Studs, $28

Little Windmill Stud Earrings, $28

Little Faceted Studs, $38

Honey Comb Necklace, $62

Octahedron Earrings, $64

Pyramid Necklace, $68

Porcupine Pin, $38

The Multi-Finger Ring Trend

3 Aug

I saw some gorgeous, fun and hilarious multi-finger rings at the Renegade Craft Fair in SF and now I can’t get enough of them. I love how versatile they can be. What do you think?!

Vampire Duster, $230 at Verameat

Three Knots Slider Knuckle Ring, $34 at Brilliance Found

A OK Rhinestone Ring, $28 at OAK

Bad Ass Elegance Knuckle Duster, $160 at Verameat

Pig Ring, $109 at Donmoti

Love/Hate Ring, $75 at Sprout Online

Gardez Ring, $198 by A Peace Treaty, at Shopbop

Weekend Dressing

30 Jul

This weekend I will be doing a variety of activities around art & design, first going to the Levi’s Workshop on Valencia on Friday to see Stefan Sagmeister speak, followed by the Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday. I cannot wait to see all of the artists and their wonderful creations. Hope the sun comes out too.

All on Etsy…

Recycled Canvas Tote Bag, $200 at Forestbound.
70s Denim Cutoffs, $27 at DigVintageClothing.
Collective Animal Nouns Tee, $22 at Xenotees.
Sail Away Compass Necklace, $39 at BrashLadyInc.
Vintage Salmon Pink Leather Oxfords, $48 at SantokiVintage.

Organic Graphic Tees on ETSY

14 Jul

Koi Organic Scoop Neck Top, $23 at Stevester

Brown Oh Deer Tee, $26 at DESIGNSBYAMBER

Hilda The Hen Tee, $32 at STRANDREDESIGN

C'est L'Amour Tee, $24 at NEENACREATES

Escape Tee, $28 at CRICLESANDSQUARES

Tea Please Tee, $27 at SPAREGUSINK

Evolve Burnout V neck, $29 at CIRCULARACCESSORIES

Weekend Dressing

9 Jul

The main thing I’ll be doing this weekend is watching the World Cup. I cannot believe how intense the 2010 games have been with the tied matches and horrible ref calls, and though I’ll be happy to go back to sleeping in after Sunday, I’ll be sad that the games are over for another four years.

Omni Peace 2025 Tee, $33 at Delias.
Adriana Goldschmied Pixie Roll Ups, $18o at Zappos.
Adidas “Cambridge” Watch, $65 at Nordstrom.
Bop Bijoux Made With Love Bracelets, $32 at Shopbop.
USLU Airlines Nailpolish in CAB, $20 at Farfetch.
Burberry Soft Leather High Top Sneakers, $229 at Burberry.

Handmade Silver Rings on Etsy

7 Jul

I’ve been on a huge gold jewelry streak recently, but I also love silver. It’s inexpensive, easy to clean and there seems to be a lot more creativity with it (maybe due to the hardness of the metal). I am amazed by these pieces on Etsy and I may have to get the multi-faceted one by Arosha.

Sterling and Sapphire Bauble Ring, $150 at GINAANDBUTTERFLIES

Medium Cup Ring with Lotus, $50 at SARAHHOODJEWELRY

Gem Multi-Faceted Ring, $95 at AROSHA

Cubicle Ring, $65 at METALMORPHOZ

Nonpareil Ring, $325 ar LAKE

3 Band Ring, $75 at MASAOMS

Cupola Silver Ring, $69 at LEEBONKBOUTIQUE

Tribal Beaded Bracelet Trend

6 Jul

One really fun trend I’m starting to see on the streets lately is people wearing multiple African (or sometimes Aztec) beaded bracelets. Maybe the World Cup inspired the emergence of these African tribal bracelets, or maybe it’s just the normal cyclical pattern of fashion, but I love that they’re gaining popularity. They add a great spark of color!

Jen's Pirate Booty Sea Anemone Beaded Cuff, $28 at Shopbop

Bright Beaded Bangle, $8 at ASOS

Cocobelle Beaded Bracelets, $33 at Athleta

Bop Bijoux Made with Love Bracelets, $32 at Shopbop

Alexia Crawford Bandle Beaded Bangle, $18 at Kitson

Ethnic Style Contrast Seedbeaded Bangle, $8 on ASOS

Massai Bangles, $14 on Overstock

Handmade Bags on ETSY

30 Jun

Tazetta Eco-Friendly Leather Bag, $129 at HOAKONHELGA

The Hampton - Cotton Canvas Bag with Crackle Leather, $55 at KIBBER

The Street Scout Twill Purse, $86 at BEESNETTA

Stockholm Pleated French Messenger, $39 at IKA BAGS

The Patchwork in Camel, $215 on MORELLE

Canvas & Leather Weekend Bag, $250 at FORESTBOUND

Striped Tokyo Tote, $39 at RIB AND HULL

Colleen Mauer Designs on ETSY

16 Jun

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the lovely Colleen Mauer of Colleen Mauer Designs. She makes gorgeous jewelry which is sold at many local Bay Area boutiques as well as on ETSY. I love her use of mixed metal as well as the organic structure of her designs. Here are a few of my favorites…

Mixed Metal Stack Rings, $254

Gold Fill Circle Necklace, $88

Mixed Metal Bangles, $194

Pull-through Hoops, $84

Mixed Metal Pendant Necklace, $148

Square Stack Rings, $224

The Crochet Trend

15 Jun

Crochet is slowly making it’s way back into style and I am all for it. Maybe it’s the California hippy in me, but I think a crochet top or dress makes a really sexy addition to a summer wardrobe.

Knitted Crochet Dress, $110 at Topshop.

Vila Oversize Long Crochet Tunic Dress, $68 at ASOS

Ella Moss "Cora" Crocheted Cotton Flutter-Sleeve Top, $98 at Bloomingdales

Oasis Flower Crochet Top, $76 at ASOS

Alice & Olivia Sonia Crochet Chain Tank, $330 at SHE Boutique

Love Sam Silk Crepe Dolman Top with Crochet, $187 at Boutique to You

Rachel Comey Net Half Ruffle Top, $133 at La Garconne