Happy Sunday everyone! My birthday is tomorrow but last night I celebrated with a house party. Today it is a mess and I feel appropriately aged and a little hungover. Let’s look at some pretty things and momentarily forget the ceaseless passage of time, shall we?


A simple yet perfect shift from Dandelion Drift.

A festive two piece setacular from Boo Dogg and Me which is making me positively pine for summer.

A freaking spectacular purple faux suede Cascade skirt over on the Thread Theory blog.

My favourite Linden so far, with lace applique by Katy & Lany.

Sonja channeling my favourite Tenenbaum at Ginger Makes.

I’m obsessed with Sallie’s floral skirt. Like, fly on a plane and steal it obsessed.

Jasika topstitched half of her Ginger jeans by hand after her machine broke because she is A BOSS.


Some great tips on sewing with velvet and sequins  on the By Hand London blog.


Currently enmeshed in the weird world of The Southern Reach Trilogy. It’s eerie, creepy, thoughtful, and the kind of thing that I don’t like reading alone in bed. I keep feeling like my houseplants are going to turn on me. Totally worth checking out.


I discovered dates this week and actually yelled “WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THESE TASTED LIKE MOLTEN CHOCOLATE!” I hate dried fruit, but dates are my new best friend. And apparently insanely healthy which I didn’t initially believe since they are so sweet and delicious. Excuse me while I go devour another handful.


I found out on instagram last night that Swedish Hasbeens are on crazy sale over on Amazon (seriously, the prices are bananas). I bought three pairs for the price of one so expect to see a lot of wood soled sandals this summer, haha.

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