08/28/2014

A Quick Fall Wishlist

It’s so hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. So instead of lamenting the soon-to-be-closed pool (who am I kidding… it’s Texas, we have a couple more months), I’m already adding cozy slippers, dainty jewelry and pale pink pieces to my fall wishlist.
A Fall Wishlist... | Wanderlings I’m on a hunt for my perfect nude lipstick, but until then, I’m veering away from my summer oranges and reds and opting for a neutral peachy tone, like Ilia’s In My Room.

This celestial-inspired obsession has reached a new high, people. I’m adding moon and star pieces to my wishlist like nobody’s business, starting with this romantic Moon & Star Earring.

Living in Texas, I am stuck wearing my contacts until the heat and humidity settle down a bit. But once it cools off, I’m always in my glasses. These frames would be perfect for fall, don’t you think? I can totally picture them with some ankle boots and a chunky sweater.

I’m not exactly a slippers kind of gal, opting for sliding around my hardwood on socks, but these slippers just seem to get me. Or maybe I’m just getting older… Either way, my feet need these.

I used to wear tons of neutrals and grays on my nails every fall/winter, but I think I’ll be adding a little more color to my sallow complexion this year. I’m loving this shimmery neutral shade.

This ring is currently #1 on my Treat Yourself list. Absolutely gorgeous.

I don’t own a single pair of rain boots, and every time it gets cold and rainy, I end up sacrificing a pair of my flats to the rainy (and later smelly) shoe gods. Not this year, folks. These Ted Baker rain boots are calling my name, and this cooler floral print would be a perfect accent in a sea of chunky sweaters and neutral shades.

I’ve fully embraced pale pinks as my new neutral. No more black and brown bags for a while… I’ll be donning this neutral shade that goes with anything.

What’s on your fall wishlist?

08/08/2014

moodboard / flowers in her hair

One of my favorite childhood memories is walking through the woods near my family home. I’d grab fistfuls of honeysuckle and pick wildflowers to place behind my ears. It’s really no surprise that I’m a huge fan of floral accessories—they’re so nostalgic.

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

You can check out my other moodboards here.

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08/06/2014

change your color + mood

Have you ever worn a certain piece of clothing to perk yourself up? I’ve been reading up about theories of chakras lately, and how different colors can really impact your moods—it’s so fascinating!

Chakra theory was first developed by Hindus and has since been adopted by Buddhists, as well. Basically, the body has seven main areas (or ‘wheels’) that act as energy points, starting from the pelvic region and leading up in a straight line to the top of the head. Each of the seven areas has a separate color that is believed to be responsible for different properties and healing powers.

Red

Red governs the base chakra at the base of the spine. It is the area of survival and stability and your place on this earth, and connects us to our physical body.

When to wear it: When you need a boost of self-confidence

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Orange

Orange governs the sacral chakra located in the lower abdomen. It is the color of success and self-respect, helping us to remove our inhibitions and allowing us to be social.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling nervous about a big upcoming event

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Yellow

Yellow governs the solar plexus chakra, located below the ribs. It is associated with creativity and self-worth, controlling how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. It also aids in clarity of thought.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling a little foggy or indecisive

read more about changing your color and mood on wanderlings!

Green

Green governs the heart chakra, relating to love and self-love. It is used for balancing our entire being, so we are able to give love to others and ourselves.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling flirtatious or mushy

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Blue

Blue governs the throat chakra and is related to communication, the need to express ourselves and communicate our needs and requirements. This mentally relaxing color has a pacifying effect on the nervous system.

When to wear it: When you’re dreading an important conversation at work, or just stressed out

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Indigo

Indigo governs the brow chakra, or the third eye, in the center of the forehead. The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being a part of the entire universe.

When to wear it: When you need a healthy dose of inspiration

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Violet

Violet governs the crown chakra at the top of the head. Violet relates to self-knowledge and spiritual awareness, bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength, and also providing a healthy dose of creativity.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling a little ‘off’ or out of whack

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Shop the post:

Red: Starstitch Eyelet Shell Tee, Madewell; Flash Bobbi Set, Ban.do; Balconette Bra, Topshop; Firefly Lake Heel, ModCloth; Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Sephora.

Orange: Cut-Out Flare Dress, Kate Spade Saturday; Scarlet Nile Drops, Baublebar; Matte Lipstick in Crush, Nasty Gal; Orange It’s Obvious, Essie; Emmy Bag, Kate Spade.

Yellow: Neon Braided Necklace, Baba Souk; Shorts, Kate Spade Saturday; Crystal Poker Face Studs, BaubleBar; Light Citron Clare Cardigan, J.Crew Factory; Falconwright Leather Wallet Pouch, UO.

Green: Striped Heart Tee, J.Crew; Laughin’ To The Bank, Deborah Lippmann; Elfin Emerald Studs, Catbird; Jade Watermelon Flat, Kate Spade; Nima Fringe Bangle, Baba Souk.

Blue: Faux Leather Tube Skirt, Zara; Nina Heels, Shoemint; Sea Level Necklace, Academy; Super Ciccio Eyeglasses, Madewell.

Indigo: Indigo Dye Easy Knit Tank, Splendid; Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt, Madewell; Indigo Punk Nail Lacquer, Butter London; Sea Shell Top, Made By Dawn; After School Boy Blazer, Essie.

Violet: Purple Wedge, Avarcas; Classic Deluxe Sunglasses, Wildfox; A-Line Skirt, Zara; Silk Top, Alice + Olivia.

Do you ever feel happier just because of the color that you’re wearing? 

07/27/2014

cotton candy hair

I’ve had dark hair my entire life, but for one day (okay, maybe a little longer) I’d like to have pink hair. Until then, I can live vicariously through these candy-haired gals…  cotton candy hair | wanderlings cotton candy hair | wanderlings

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07/07/2014

9 etsy favorites

I just love finding a good Etsy shop, don’t you? Here are a few items/shops that have definitely caught my eye… definitely adding these items to my wishlist: 10 etsy favorites | wanderlings etsy favorites | wanderlings

I’m loving simple statement necklaces lately! This Asymmetric Necklace via Floti would look great with a chambray top or maxi dress. I love that these necklaces tend to be really lightweight—getting weighed down with accessories in this Texas heat is not fun.

This Third Eye Glass Box via Here And Now Shop is so pretty, I don’t think I could manage to put anything in it! I’m currently in the process of redecorating our bedroom, and this would be such a great piece to put on the nightstand.

Pom pom and tassel shorts are huge in Dallas right now—how cool are these Jungle Shorts via Yeah Bunny? They’d be perfect for our upcoming road trip to California. I’ve been wearing the heck out of all of my chambray tops… it’s just so easy to pair them with patterned skirts and shorts for summer!

I feel so wasteful when I use paper towels and napkins. This mismatched Dinner Napkin Set via Retro Menagerie would definitely get some use around here!

I have a few solid-colored planters and vases around the house, so I’m definitely shopping around for a fun little pattered vase. I’ve been lusting after this Eye Pot Ceramic Vase via Kinska Shop for quite some time… but with all of the other options available in their shop, it’s so hard to pick just one!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: Another set of pom pom shorts?! Yep! These Pom Pom Tassel Shorts via LJC Designss would be great for lounging or pairing with a denim vest and simple tank.

Some days I just don’t feel like doing anything with my hair. This Turban Headband via Reif would be great for those days where I’m too lazy to run some dry shampoo through my hair. It just looks so comfortable!

I tend to be a little messy with my accessories, so any kind of dish or jewelry box is a must. This Speckled Porcelain Ring Dish via The Object Enthusiast would be perfect for our coffee table. I tend to just take everything off as soon as I walk through the door, so anything that may help me stay organized is worth a try!

While I’m redecorating our bedroom, I’m looking for light, airy pieces with a few darker shades thrown in. There is a thing as too much white, so I think this Dark Side Complete Moon Phase via ABJ Glassworks would be a perfect addition to our space. It’s so beautiful!

07/03/2014

agendas to help you get shit done

It seems crazy to already be shopping around for 2015 agendas, right? Well, as much as I don’t want to admit it, the year is already half over and while some resolutions are still a work-in-progress, the other ones have gone out the window completely. However… maybe my problem was that I didn’t have an awesome agenda to help keep me organized. That’s what I’m going to tell myself, anyway…  adorable 2015 agendas from ban.do

Imagine my excitement when I open my latest email from Ban.do and these pups are available for pre-order. Done and done.
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With these colorful month tabs and fun patterns, I know this is one agenda that I won’t forget to use…  openers pocket I’ve already pre-ordered the dot agenda, and I’m already contemplating pre-ordering some for my girl gang… Which one is your favorite?

 

07/02/2014

hola, buenos aires!

kate spade's new buenos aires collection on wanderlings! I’ve been consistently impressed with Kate Spade‘s summer collection this year. And with a new destination featured every month, it’s making me feel less bummed about spending my entire summer at home. At least I feel well-traveled!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces of the upcoming collection…

  • While this black top may look a little Plain Jane, I’m loving the soft, lightweight crepe material. It’s perfect for a hot, humid Texas summer, and can be worn with jeans or dressed up with a patterned trouser.
  • These rose printed trousers are so gorgeous. These pants have been on my radar since we first received the look book at the store!
  • I’ve been loving dusty rose pinks at the moment, and this Easton tote is even more gorgeous in person. It’s definitely spacious enough for a back-up pair of sandals and a summer read, along with all of my other stuff that I tote around.
  • I’ve seen the gem studs from the same collection as this statement necklace, and it’s a great holographic piece. These pieces remind me a lot of metallics—you can wear them and match them with just about anything!
  • While I love clutches, I admittedly don’t own too many of them… I’m definitely a hoarder lady when it comes to toting my junk around. This La Rosa Noche clutch definitely brings back memories of my childhood treasure box, which was actually an old repurposed cigar box.
  • Cocktail ring, anyone? This fun encrusted petal ring would make a great statement piece for a casual outfit, or a colorful bauble for your next happy hour meet-up.

 

06/28/2014

5 essential oils to use this summer

I’m not a big fan of taking medicine. Usually if I have a headache or am having problems sleeping, taking any kind of pill or syrup is my absolute last resort. I just hate how loopy and hangover it makes me feel!

After reading a bit on essential oils and the many ways to use them (and experiencing some success with using Tea Tree oil for the occasional blemish), I’m thinking that from now on, I’ll just be stocking up on those. Even if they don’t work to eliminate my headaches or help me sleep, at least I can enjoy how wonderful they smell.

The neat thing about essential oils is that they can be used in so many different ways. You can diffuse them, mix them with a carrier oil to apply topically, simply inhale them in your palms… some oils are even able to be taken internally! I’d recommend doing your own research in terms of what works for you, and make sure that the oils you end up purchasing are safe for ingestion—many oils are sold to be diffused or applied topically only.

Here are a few that are definitely on my shopping list this summer…

5 essential oils to use this summer | wanderlings

  • Sandalwood Oil – Helps to remedy coughs, throat irritations, nervous disorders, depression and anxiety. It’s also useful for dry, cracked and chapped skin, rashes and acne. Read more about sandalwood uses here.
  • Lavender Oil - Helps to ease sleep, reduce swelling and itch in insect bites, and provides relief from sunburns, dandruff, and acne. Read about more lavender oil uses here.
  • Rose Absolute Oil – Helps to boost confidence and aid in depression, fade scars and acne marks, reduce headaches (in mild concentration), and helps to reduce cramps. Read more about rose absolute oil uses here.
  • Orange Oil – Provides relief from inflammation, anxiety, anger, depression, constipation, and helps to boost immunity. Read more about orange oil uses here.
  • Eucalyptus Oil – Helps to reduce asthmatic symptoms, relieve congestion, increase blood flow to the brain, and helps to relieve sore muscles and fever. Read more about eucalyptus oil uses here.

Do you have any experience using essential oils? I’d love any advice!

06/25/2014

styling a vanity

how to style a vanity | wanderlings Even though I grew up as a hopeless tomboy that was repulsed by makeup, I love the idea of having a vanity area now. There’s something about having an area all to myself, surrounded by pretty things, that makes getting ready for date night or even a trip to the ballpark special and inviting.

I’m especially drawn to lighter, airy spaces at the moment, and I’m loving dusty pinks and minerals, especially for the bedroom. After our trip to Marfa, seeing the desert and being disconnected left me with such a peaceful feeling. So with the Marfa memories and the help of One Kings Lane’s Resource Guide, I’d love to replicate those peaceful vibes in our living space. Here are a few of my favorite pieces for a serene vanity:

  • Shopping for good mirrors can be tough. I love vintage-inspired mirrors with gold accents, but decided to go with a rounded mirror with a wooden frame. It’s large enough to actually use for a vanity, and the rounded edges definitely give it a peaceful vibe—perfect for a light airy room!
  • I’m really big into minerals at the moment. Mark laughs at me because I order tons of them off of Etsy and leave them all around the apartment, but I just love having them around. I love what they represent, and they introduce a lot of unique texture to our living space. Quartz is said to represent clarity, purity and the union of opposites. It definitely reminds me of stopping at a little mineral shop in West Texas—each specimen had a story.
  • I’m a recovering black thumb, but I’m slowly but surely getting the hang of having plants in the house and keeping them alive. While I love the idea of a clean, airy vanity, I just wouldn’t feel at home without a pop of color. I love this Dendrobium orchid—the fresh pop of fuchsia would be perfect against a clean, white vanity.
  • I’d love to introduce a little natural texture, too. I love this terrarium—and the distressed sandy-colored base adds even more texture to the collection.
  • I definitely have a soft spot for 60′s vintage. This vintage-inspired gold embellished mirrored tray is so classic—and perfect for keeping my favorite products on display.
  • And of course, I’d need to have a stowaway box to stash accessories. I am in love with this small white box with coral jasper. The corals and pinks definitely remind me of unwinding in the desert, and I am swooning over the gold flecks in the coral jasper.

How would you style your dream vanity?

All pieces via One Kings Lane