Ruche: The Industry

I know I mention Ruche a lot, but yet again, this is too good! Another amazing collection...and I want it all! In this lookbook, Ruche featured an outfit for various job positions, whether it be what an editorial writer might wear, a sales executive, a web designer, etc...


Naive Thieves

I have never featured music on the blog before, but I think it's about time!

So if you haven't heard already, Naive Thieves is one amazing band. Their music is the kind that can suddenly make you feel happy inside. There is just something about it that lifts you up. I know for me it makes me think of all good things... the fresh flowers of spring, warm summer nights, crisp fall air, Christmas morning, a blanket of fresh fallen snow. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

And above all that, these guys are some of the nicest guys around. Their kind and gracious attitudes, along with everything else, sums Naive Thieves up to be worth buying and listening to...right now!

I hope you enjoy.

Please check them out and like them on Facebook
follow on Twitter
and visit their site and merchandise!



Even though it may feel like summer outside, I can see fall in the air. I love that golden haze in the air that welcomes pumpkins, caramel apples, and a time for hot tea!

And with a change in seasons, there are not only leaves changing, but perhaps changes in your own life. Perhaps exciting ones, or maybe they are uncomfortable, even scary ones.

 "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
  ~Mary Engelbreit

 "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."  
~Victor Frankl

 "We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."  
~Harrison Ford

I know it is easier said then done to change something. If you really have the passion and drive behind a decision to change something about yourself or your life, I know it is possible. And each change, even when hard, will eventually turn into lessons learned. Joy will come, scars will be healed, hearts will come together, things will change again. It is hard to see the light during times of hard change, but we must carry on. And if you are experiencing good changes, then enjoy every minute of it!



real love exists

I meant to post this last week, but I have had no time at all! Even though this is late, I wanted to make a post for my grandparents, who celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

The stories they tell and the love they show are priceless. They are such a wonderful example to everyone around them of true love. They mean the world to me.

If you doubt love at all, it is not necessary, for I have seen that real love exists.

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Introducing: Vanessa Adao

Today I would like to tell you all about Vanessa Adao from A Casa da Va! Six months ago, Vanessa went back to Brazil (where she was born) and devoted that time to focus on textile design. 

Now, Vanessa has moved back to the States, exhibited her work at PrintSource NY, and has opened up her online store! She uses her hand-drawn and digital skills, and incredible creativity, to design prints for interiors and fashion.

I love how Vanessa has created 7 collections, each with a unique style. Each collection has 4 different prints and fabric that you can buy by the yard, as well as pillow covers and wallpaper.

And for more exciting news, there are three more collections on the way! Soon there will be the Bonita collection, which is folky inspired, the Antonieta collection, which is French inspired, and the Ludica collection, which will have watercolor-inspired/dreamy patterns.

Vanessa has been an inspiration to me. I admire people who follow their dreams as much as she does in order to make dreams become reality. She is such an amazing designer, so please check out her store here!!