Pocket Full of Daisies

Don’t let anyone trample on your daisies…not even you

I would write something poetic here, but I think this quote just sums up everything I’ve been thinking lately for I’ve been in quite the creative rut. Maybe this will spark some inspo, for the both of us.

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Shot by Shannon Righetti

Hat: L’Space

(“Candy” saves 10% on Revolve)

Dress: Asos (Dress now $25)

Shoes: Franco Sarto

 

Wander with Me

I’ve been on the go all summer I feel like, from the East Bay to The City, to Peninsula, and then to many wine country weekend trips and an overnighter in Modesto… it’s been a little hectic to say the least. I’m a professional nomad (and a well seasoned one I might add) even when I lived in Los Angeles, so until @Twelfthknight and I secure a place for ourselves I will continue to live and work like this until we find a home.

I got a bit stir crazy a few weeks ago and wanted so badly to trade the traffic and noise for cactus and wide open spaces like Palm Springs. Palm Springs never happened, but I did find this cactus garden in Palo Alto one day, and low and behold I felt like I had just teleported myself somewhere far away.

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I look back on the last few weeks and realized this was a good reminder to find peace within your little sanctum. Whether it be carving out time to mediate, deep breathe, intentionally disconnect, or just sit and be still without judgment. Take a walk around the block, sniff flower bushes, or sit in the sun for 10 minutes…I think it’s important to allow yourself that each day. We’re so busy running around, wasting away in traffic, and being plugged in that we forget about what it’s like to be still or one with nature.

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Shot by Shannon Righetti

Hat: L’Space (also comes in Cream)

Dress: Faithful the Brand

 

It’s A Goorin

Ooh get excited Valley peeps, Goorin Bros has officially opened on Ventura and I’m thrilled about it! I love hats. You’ll see me wearing my favorite black floppy hat a lot (see my “About Me” page, I’m wearing one from Shopbop.) Hats are the easiest way in my opinion, to complete an outfit and strike up a conversation. For those of you new to the hat game, Goorin Brothers is a fantastic shop that carries men’s and women’s artisan crafted headwear with many locations all over. Throwback to 1895 when the original Goorin created the handmade hats and now they’re 4 generations deep!

Last night was their grand opening so I happily popped in to try some fun hats on. They had a live jazz band playing, little bite cupcakes from Big Sugar Bakeshop, and a raffle for a night’s stay at the Beverly Garland Hotel *fingers crossed* It’s a great looking shop and they carry every shape imaginable from Gatsbys to Cloches, to Outbacks and Fedoras.

Below are some of my favorites that they carry. Go and try them, you’ll see how easy it is to perk up any look.

Thanks for reading! *tips hat* ;) – Lauren

Bite size cuppies from local shop Big Sugar Bakeshop.
Bite size cuppies from local shop Big Sugar Bakeshop.
A signature floppy.
A signature floppy.
A Cloche. A traditional cloche is fitted with a very short brim.
A Cloche. A traditional cloche is fitted with a very short brim.
Put a feather in your cap. Their feather bar has all different kinds to choose from.
Put a feather in your cap. Their feather bar has all different kinds to choose from.
Classic fedoras. The majority of their hats are wool.
Classic fedoras for the man in your life.

Goorin Bros

Big Sugar BakeShop