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    baby proof: baby clothes.

    There’s nothing cuter than a tiny pair of overalls. Or a pint-sized dress. Even the least consumerist among us might feel a little pang when confronted with a shiny pair of sneakers in miniature.…

    June 23, 2015 30 Comments
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    make-believe: making my own clothes

    Lately, all I can think about is how much I’d like to be able to make my own clothes. I imagine running my hands over bolts of linen and cotton, cutting along patterns, getting…

    March 7, 2013 43 Comments
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    a signature collection with elizabeth suzann.

    This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann, a women’s clothing label based in Nashville, Tennessee.One of the greatest privileges of my work in this space is to introduce readers to people doing inspiring work. This spring, clothing label Elizabeth…

    April 5, 2016 59 Comments
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    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #137: Organize Your Linen Closet/Bag/BoxA few weeks ago I took a photo of my mostly empty closet shelves and posted it to Instagram with the caption that empty shelves and baskets look prettier…

    March 31, 2016 45 Comments
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    a spring capsule wardobe with thredup.

    This post is sponsored by thredUp, a secondhand shopping website selling like-new clothes.I’ve never really embraced the term capsule wardrobe. I prefer minimalist wardrobe. It feels a little more holistic and a little less fleeting.…

    March 1, 2016 33 Comments
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this new little bread bag.{for arriving so quickly.}2. these little blocks.{because all numbers are “free”. and it’s the cutest thing.}3. this washable rug.{for fitting—just–into the bathroom sink.} 4.…

    February 26, 2016 24 Comments
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    make-believe: valentine’s day date.

    Announcing your Valentine’s plans to stay in, drink a bottle of red wine, eat pizza, and cozy up with a movie (or lovah) has become nearly as cliché as the bouquet of red roses, the…

    February 8, 2016 11 Comments
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    growing a minimalist wardrobe: silk camisoles.

    If you read enough about so-called capsule wardrobes, you’ll quickly come across mention of the indispensability of the silk camisole (adorable shorthand: cami). Today’s post will demonstrate that among other things, I do not…

    January 27, 2016 52 Comments
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    baby proof: gracious gifts.

    We’ve passed the halfway point of January. The last of the holiday decorations have likely been put away, any lingering pine needles have been swept up. If you’re like me, you’ve moved on to…

    January 19, 2016 58 Comments