November 24, 2014

spotlight on: akola project

women's fall fashion monochrome magenta
[Astr top, Halogen skirt, Anne Klein heels,  Ray-Ban aviators, Akola Project necklace c/o]

I usually post company spotlights on a Friday; but this week I just couldn't wait. Akola Project is my latest discovery and a dynamite company with huge impact. The Ugandan-based organization employs dozens of women to design and craft stunning jewelry. But ultimately, beyond employment, Akola Project created a sustainable model that continues to invest in various communities. Their lookbook is chock full of unique, organically beautiful pieces that fit any wardrobe. This simple gold chain necklace is a delicate accent to my "monochrome Monday" look. 

dainty gold necklace jewelry

magenta pink peplum top

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November 21, 2014

a gentle(man) friday

men's casual fall fashion
[H&M hat, Gap shirt, J.Crew pullover, AG jeans, Kenneth Cole shoes]

E told me he was going to dress like a ragamuffin. This is what he came up with. I, on the other hand, took my cue and tucked exercise pants into my new Nike’s with a baseball cap and ripped sweater. I won. But regardless of his less-than-ragamuffin look nicely finished with a pompom beanie, we are both so ready for the weekend. My lost copy of The Family Stone (favorite modern Christmas movie) has been replaced and will be viewed on repeat while we start the process of Christmas decorations (and debate how badly our kittens will destroy every item).

H&M men's pom pom beanie
Kenneth Cole oxford men's shoes

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November 20, 2014

three ways to wear a blanket scarf

I am so ecstatic to announce that one brass fox  has entered the world of video and is now on YouTube! Follow my channel to never miss an update. For the first venture into the world of video blogging, I am sharing my three favorite ways to tie a blanket scarf for the fall/winter season. Since I am just starting out in the filming stages, I would love to hear what types of things you hope to see: i.e. q+a advice, beauty tips, fashion how-to’s, craft DIYs, etc. 

Thanks for tuning in!

darlings of instagram

Top six instagram profiles to follow for aesthetic inspiration.

Instagram is the rabbit hole of eye candy. And to be honest, I sometimes find that overwhelming. There are so many amazing threads to follow and talented photographers making magic in the space of that small app. I've had to talk down my inner anxiety of wanting to follow everyone and everything that catches my attention. It's just not possible. Frankly, there aren't enough hours in the day to scroll through a feed of them. But I have a few favorites that I'll routinely view, knowing each and every photograph is beautifully inspiring. Over the course of this "Darlings of Instagram" series, I'll be sharing with you my growing collection of lovelies.

 Add these darlings of Instagram to your following and ogle the gorgeousness. 

ONE: Lauren Wells, @laurenswells
TWO: Carley Rudd, @carleyscamera
THREE: Abby Tohline, @abby_tohline
FOUR: Cambria Grace, @cambria_grace
FIVE: Sarah Samuel, @sarahshermansamuel
SIX: Smita Jacob, @hoggerandco

I'd love to know, are there any other Instagrammers you recommend following?
p.s. Pop over to my Instagram and see the daily details that catch my eye.