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Fancy Things Friday

August 26, 2016

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Get into this super-cute batch of swoon-inducing goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. A curtsey is in order when addressing a piece as elegant as these stacked Bourbon & Boweties Black & Labradorite Stone Bracelets. It features marbled stones, lustrous glass pearls and inky-black crystals, wherein each piece could be deemed the real star. Since this boho-chic bracelet combines multiple pieces, you can really get creative with the layering. Hop to it! (nordstrom.com)

2. This Taupe White Envelope Clutch from DeAlmeidaDesigns is definitely something to write home about. The killer color combo of white and taupe fit nicely in this darling little package. It’s large enough to carry the essentials yet stylish enough to elevate an ensemble. (etsy.com)

3. This Meridian Sweater-Jacket in Stripe will transition smoothly from summer to fall (eeek! time flies). Color-blocking is here to stay, friends, and the stripes effortlessly add a smidge of razzle-dazzle. It’s the quintessential lazy-day frock: Just throw on a pair of jeans (boyfriend or skinny — take a pick), a tank, some flats and this jacket, and you’ll look lovely. (madewell.com)

4. Asymmetry is at its finest with this Belted Wrap Midi Dress. The different hem lengths and stripes give off a certain sporty vibe (hey now, Sporty Spice!) but could look equally stunning if dressed up. I’m digging the choice of the all-white (daaaamn, Daniel. back at it agin) sneaker here, too. (genuine-people.com)

5. Lavender, black, white or autumn: Take your pick and traipse through the city while wearing the sweetest Kimchi Blue Meryn Ruffle Babydoll Top. That ruffle tho! Plus, I enjoy the high slits on the slides. As the sun gradually sets, break out a wedge or a bootie to play up the night-on-the-town factor. (urbanoutfitters.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

Found Object: Whimsical Main Street Mural

January 21, 2015

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Photo by Crystal

While out and about in Santa Monica this past weekend, my friends and I happened upon this vibrant mural off Main Street (Let’s be honest … we were on our way to get a gelati from Rita’s). You can’t help but stop and drink in this bright and bold beauty. Artist Ruben Rojas’ piece reads, “Anything Can Happen, Anything Can BE.” I just love how the dandelion pappi just dance down the wall. I can feel the movement. Aside from this piece having a positive message, it did something for my soul. It reminded me that it’s OK to make wishes and have that childlike sense of wonder. What ever happened to believing that all things are possible?

I dug a little deeper and discovered that this mural is a part of a larger plan to visually enhance neighborhoods in Los Angeles and beyond. Called Beautify Earth, the ongoing community project is “dedicated to making the world a better place, by bringing color to our neighborhoods and streets.” Well when you put it like that, I’m all for it.