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{simple pleasures} montagne bleue: blue mountain

Saturday, October 15, 2016

“there is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life's expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.” j. sheridan le fanu

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{eco brand} dauntless nyc: timeless + delectable designs

Friday, October 14, 2016

not long ago i showed up to church in my fave moto jacket + red palazzo pants. i sheepishly slid into the wooden pew next my mom + whispered, "maybe i shouldn't have worn red to church." to which she replied, "i think god likes all colors." this, of course, put a smile on my face.

if you ask me about the one piece i think every gal should have in their wardrobe, it would have to be a faux leather jacket. i get it. everyone has a different style aesthetic, but i can't imagine an outfit this simple closet staple wouldn't rev up. flowery dresses? yes. much-loved jeans + relaxed tees? check. an understated lbd? i think so!

and where does a gal who loves compassionate fashion find the perfect moto jacket to pair with everything in her closet? let me take you to our leader:

{simple pleasures} chasse au trésor: treasure hunting

Saturday, October 8, 2016

"i will only say now that elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. of the four things i have mentioned above, the most important of all is care. care in choosing your clothes. care in wearing them. care in keeping them." christian dior

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{eco brands} feeling warm + fuzzy: 4 ethically made, cozy sweaters

Friday, September 30, 2016

how are you navigating these color-charged fall days, with so much poetry spilling forth from every tree + leaf? in addition to nature's radiant display of various amber, green + golden hues, we can also look forward to hot, steaming cups of tea + a season of layering with tights, scarves, ski caps + sweaters to stay warm + snug.

if you're looking for the perfect cloaks against the cold weather months, cozy, cruelty-free + nubby sweaters, skip on down to sweater town for four fab companies that'll keep you feeling comfy + looking good all through the fall + winter months:

{simple pleasures} espoirs et invitations: a fresh, new day

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"write it on your heart
 that every day is the best day in the year
he is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety"
ralph waldo emerson

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{eco beauty} bug off: 4 natural insect repellents

Friday, September 23, 2016

while cool weather is settling upon some parts of the world, summer is blooming in other parts like australia + new zealand. i'm devising a way to eventually make my way to all the exotic, warm-weather destinations across the globe, in the meantime, this little nomad is over the moon to be heading to the lush + verdant city of portland, oregon {along the pacific coast of the united states}.

and while paris + chicago are cooling down, my best friend who lives in oregon happily reports that the weather is mild + temperate: perfect hiking + mountain climbing weather. as we hit the trails, nature will offer all the beauty + majesty that i so love, but it will also offer something else: mosquitoes, ticks + other biting insects. so what are we going to do about it? read on insect warriors:

{simple pleasures} shakespeare + co. cafe: afternoon delights