Feral Childe

I love that the new Feral Childe fall collection was inspired — among other things — by spirit photography, ghostly vapors, ectoplasm and 15th century German woodblock prints. It makes me happy when designers are so specific about what moved them while working on their collections, no matter how seemingly disparate the influences are to others. I adore their “Thieves” woodblock print in a dreamy silk/linen blend — such intriguing imagery and a beautiful drape. The red thieves Maisie dress, shadow thieves Maisie dress, red Thieves blouse and chalkboard thieves Old Pretender pants are all fantastic. More HERE.

“Feral Childe FW14 takes visual cues from literary classics such as “The Yellow Wallpaper” and 19th century spirit photography, set to the sonic backdrop of Satie’s Furniture Music. The collection’s spectrum of chalkboard green, ghostly vapor, and blue-gray shadow conjure up haunted ballrooms, wallpapered parlors occupied by overgrown houseplants, and hushed conversations in stairwells.”
— Feral Childe, Fall/Winter 2014

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CREDITS
Photography: Jonathan Hökklo
Model: Akuol de Mabior
Hair + Makeup: Chris Newburg
Jewelry: Natalie Frigo
Styling: Feral Childe

Chinti & Parker

Every autumn I daydream about getting a few Chinti & Parker cozy classic pieces — especially their lovely cashmere. My current faves are the queen of hearts scarf and matching hat, cashmere heart yoke sweater, cashmere heart fair isle sweater, the hugs and kisses sweater, the wool/cashmere jacket and the sweet cashmere robe with stars. These would make the cheeriest holiday sweaters! Also, the modern pixie-esque model and lookbook styling are fantastic. More HERE, HERE and HERE.

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Images courtesy of Chinti & Parker.

Monday, Monday

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Happy Monday, friends. How is it Monday already? Seriously. I guess my goals were pretty lofty for the weekend. I thought I’d have a lot more house stuff unpacked and organized by today. I don’t understand how people get their houses unpacked and looking perfect in like a week. HOW DO THEY DO IT!!? It baffles me. Maybe other people have super deep pockets or a family-owned, wish-granting unicorn?

Every time we move into a new space, nothing we had before really seems to fit that well and I need to hem and haw and hunt for what to get for every spot. Plus, since we bought this house, we have had to spend our small budget on making the invisible things run properly and we don’t have the money to buy the pretty, big ticket items that we really want and/or need for our new home. We need a fence, 3 big rugs, lighting, a staircase runner (we have to carry Zelda up and down the stairs — she is humiliated), bookshelves, curtain rods, shades in some rooms, clothing racks (there is no closet space), paint, frames for artwork and a zillion other things. We’ve been living here a little over a week now and I’m only able to post pics of the living room… well, 2/3 of it. And “Coffee Corner”. Can anyone else relate?

➔ A FEW THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…

Make sure to enter my amazing jewelry giveaway!

I LOOOOVE this fall collection so much.

Fall closet staples, full moon bath soak, party dresses, sweet shoes & LOTS of lovely links.

An adorable new clothing collection with lots of versatile closet staples.

Totally stunning silk scarves.

Lots of cute new garments for fall.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Take 30% off Upper Metal Class jewels with code HAPPY30 now thru 10/13

Take 15% off all these dresses at checkout + code TWOTREATS for free U.S. shipping $150+

Take 30% off these pretty things with code: OHFALL now thru 10/13

Get 30–40% off on fall clothing picks with code WEEKENDPLANS now thru 10/13

Get 20% off these fall styles with code FALL20 now thru 10/13

Get 25% off all orders at RILLA with code LOVEFALL now thru 10/15

Get 20% off stunning jewels from Uni with code UNIHONEY now thru 10/18/14

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Photos of our new house + neighborhood by me, Jen McCabe. From my Instagram.

Friday!

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Have a lovely weekend! I’m hoping to be back to regular blogging by next week. We’ve had a lot of unexpected surprises with the new house that have eaten up my days working with contractors and repair people — so stressful! The house is a shambles, the kitchen sink is pouring water out the side of the house, a stinkbug got into the house and sounds like a propeller plane, nobody returns your calls, I’ve been stood up 3 times by repairmen, Zelda is on strike (we don’t know what for) and we’re just trying to get through the insanity. I hope your weekend is full of cozy moments and not a care in the world. See ya Monday! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Make sure to enter my amazing jewelry giveaway!

This hooded green plaid coat is amazing.

Pretty in love with this amazing hooded red plaid coat too.

YES. A buffalo check bomber jacket.

Love this versatile field jacket. Good NW staple! (30% off with code: OHFALL thru 10/13)

LOVE this super dazzling fall and winter party dress!! (15% off at checkout!)

Dreamy blush and charcoal plaid dress. (15% off at checkout!)

A floral dress for fall. Just add tights and a cardigan. (30% off with code: OHFALL thru 10/13)

A lovely sweater dress. Beautiful texture!

A total fall and winter closet staple skirt.

Another fall closet staple black skirt.

I can’t express how much I love this sweet shirt. SO HAPPY she’s making them again!

I love this pretty top too.

These new booties are great in both colors. (30% off with code: OHFALL thru 10/13)

Such an amazing deal for these oxfords.

These are some cute sneakers. Love the navy/pink and grey/blue!

Eeeep. I love these rosy, gold-rimmed wine glasses.

I love this calendar about imaginary travels.

A really wonderful forest animal carved mirror.

A full moon bath soak with petals and salts.

Love her. Can’t wait to read this new book.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Take 30% off these pretty things with code: OHFALL now thru 10/13

Get 30–40% off on fall clothing picks with code WEEKENDPLANS now thru 10/13

Take 30% off Upper Metal Class jewels with code HAPPY30 now thru 10/13

Get 20% off stunning jewels from Uni with code UNIHONEY now thru 10/18/14

Get 25% off all orders at RILLA with code LOVEFALL now thru 10/15

Take 15% off all these dresses at checkout + code TWOTREATS for free U.S. shipping $150+

Get 20% off these fall styles with code FALL20 now thru 10/13

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CREDITS
Photo 1: Irving Penn for Vogue — November 15, 1944. Photo 2: Constantin Joffé for Vogue 1944. Photo 3: Vogue cover October 1944 by Irving Penn.

Heinui: Makers A/W 2014

I’m so happy to see the new Heinui collection for fall! Barcelona-based designer Claire Pignot is one of my favorite makers and each season she brings new surprises. Her sweet print and quilted embroidery design of hands tying knots for this collection both make me smile and all her fabric choices are beautiful. It’s hard to choose, but my faves are the printed silk Amelia dress (love the black one too!), the Ellis dress, the Simone dress in dotted chambray and the Japanese polka dot chambray Truman jumpsuit. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Heinui.