Lone Wolf Camera Straps

August 25, 2011

Can’t decide if having a non-standard camera strap to replace the one that came in the box with your camera is dorky or only for professional photogs only – but I like these camera straps by indie company Lone Wolf.  They’re unassuming and have a classic vibe to them (leather details, yo) that would hopefully not make me look like I am trying too hard.  Plus they actually look like they would be comfortable to wear (unlike the strap I have right now).  The white one is my favorite, big surprise. Besides looking good, I really like that Lone Wolf’s…

Can’t decide if having a non-standard camera strap to replace the one that came in the box with your camera is dorky or only for professional photogs only – but I like these camera straps by indie company Lone Wolf.  They’re unassuming and have a classic vibe to them (leather details, yo) that would hopefully not make me look like I am trying too hard.  Plus they actually look like they would be comfortable to wear (unlike the strap I have right now).  The white one is my favorite, big surprise. Besides looking good, I really like that Lone Wolf’s camera and guitar straps are designed and handmade in Chile (small companies with great back stories get me every time).  Love this statement from them, “we have a sincere appreciation for well-made things and seek to express authenticity and personality in the origin, history and process of our products.” 

Unfortunately, all their camera straps are currently “sold out” on their website… But I’m going to email them and see what I can find out!  P.S. my friend Caitlin taught me the best trick ever for websites that are not in English like Lone Wolf’s site – if you copy and paste the website’s link into Google, it will show up (probably as the first item) with translate this page to the right of the website’s name.  Click it, read it, boom.  Thanks, Caitlin!

(Images via Lone Wolf)

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Rodin Oil – Liquid Gold

August 24, 2011

A few weeks ago these sistas were given the chance to try to the much loved and obsessed over Rodin Oils.  We had blogged about our curiosity  over the oils here after reading a blog post about them on Into the Gloss (read it here).  Since that post we have seen more and more people touting the oils and knew that we just had to try them ourselves.  Lucky for us, we were gifted some adorable petit samples! The results stopped us in our tracks.  Our skin was amazingly soft and smooth and had a nice glow to it, too.  Beyond…

A few weeks ago these sistas were given the chance to try to the much loved and obsessed over Rodin Oils.  We had blogged about our curiosity  over the oils here after reading a blog post about them on Into the Gloss (read it here).  Since that post we have seen more and more people touting the oils and knew that we just had to try them ourselves.  Lucky for us, we were gifted some adorable petit samples! The results stopped us in our tracks.  Our skin was amazingly soft and smooth and had a nice glow to it, too.  Beyond that, the oils smelt unbelievable.  Seriously.  And each one has its own unique and fresh scent.  

We love the hair oil – fomulated by famed hairdresser Bob Recine – and use it over our dry hair and ends for a nice smooth finish before a busy day.  As you can tell from the pictures above, the face oil is by far our most favorite, as we have been using it every single night before bed – waking up with the prettiest skin our little faces have ever seen.  Besides being super hydrating, the best part about the face oil is that it sinks in pretty quickly, so once you hop into bed there are no worries over getting it on your pillows.  The body oil is equally fab and smells similar to the face oil – like delicious  jasmine that’s not overpowering at all.  

We are trying to savor it as much as possible, because the thought of these tiny bottles running out is not a thought we like to have.  Let’s just say that now we understand the high price tag (the bottle is actually a very nice size and the tiniest amount is needed with each use) given to this liquid gold.  And would even be willing to save our pennies to purchase our own.  To the top of the list it goes 🙂  Thank you for the samples, Rodin!  Now we def need to pick up some of the lip balm to add to our collection…

(Images of Rodin Oil taken by SAM + MBM)

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Slightly-Cropped

August 24, 2011

I spotted this slightly-cropped crewneck sweater while at Anthropologie over the weekend and fell in love with it.  My phobia of cropped tops is starting to dissipate now that we are seeing them in the form of reformed classic sweaters (like this one) and chucky knits.  I especially like how this one has a little “v” detail at the neck (reminds me of my favorite sweatshirts) and the contoured ribbing at the bottom of the front and back. They had this sweater paired with a floral midi skirt on a mannequin but I think it would look great with my…

I spotted this slightly-cropped crewneck sweater while at Anthropologie over the weekend and fell in love with it.  My phobia of cropped tops is starting to dissipate now that we are seeing them in the form of reformed classic sweaters (like this one) and chucky knits.  I especially like how this one has a little “v” detail at the neck (reminds me of my favorite sweatshirts) and the contoured ribbing at the bottom of the front and back.

They had this sweater paired with a floral midi skirt on a mannequin but I think it would look great with my new high waisted jeans too… Anthro describes the fit as curving “up over your belt loops in the front and down over your pockets in the back.”  Cute, cute.  And not too risqué.  It also comes in a pretty Kelly green color (which would probably look wicked on any brunettes out there) but I’m a sucker for white t-shirts and cream/neutral colored sweaters – they go with everything and I always feel clean and crisp when wearing them.  I’m keeping my eye on this sucker for fall.

(Images via Anthropologie)

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Musing over the jean makers

August 23, 2011

I’m so pleased that J.Crew’s blog – 700 Behind the Line (blogged about here) – shared yesterday that Madewell now has an official blog!  Madewell Musings looks like it will be similar to J.Crack’s blog in that it will spotlight different creatives within the company, highlight seasonal brand favorites, and provide plenty of behind the scenes peaks and such that will make me very jealous I don’t work for them. While there’s not a ton of content right now, I’m so looking forward to seeing what the designated bloggers and contributors come up with!  Maybe it’s just me but I get rullll…

I’m so pleased that J.Crew’s blog – 700 Behind the Line (blogged about here) – shared yesterday that Madewell now has an official blog!  Madewell Musings looks like it will be similar to J.Crack’s blog in that it will spotlight different creatives within the company, highlight seasonal brand favorites, and provide plenty of behind the scenes peaks and such that will make me very jealous I don’t work for them. While there’s not a ton of content right now, I’m so looking forward to seeing what the designated bloggers and contributors come up with!  Maybe it’s just me but I get rullll excited with my favorite brands share their inspirations and insider stuff with the world… It’s supper nice for brand stalkers like me.

So do it – add the jean makers to your “must read” list of bloggies.  

(Images via Madewell Musings)

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Dezso

August 22, 2011

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Dezso jewelry since Kristie of Texas Style and Substance posted about her bracelets while beachside several weeks ago (see her post here).  I’m a jewelry junkie and since I had never hear the name before, I did a little internets research to learn more about the designer behind the brand, Sara Beltran.  I like to know back stories don’t you?  Here’s the deets: Sara was born in Texas and raised in Mexico; she worked as a stylist for years before designing jewelry full time – she had made pieces for herself on…

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Dezso jewelry since Kristie of Texas Style and Substance posted about her bracelets while beachside several weeks ago (see her post here).  I’m a jewelry junkie and since I had never hear the name before, I did a little internets research to learn more about the designer behind the brand, Sara Beltran.  I like to know back stories don’t you?  Here’s the deets: Sara was born in Texas and raised in Mexico; she worked as a stylist for years before designing jewelry full time – she had made pieces for herself on the side and after receiving compliments while wearing some she decided to pursue designing jewelry to sell to others; after living in New York for 12 years she moved to Jaipur, India where she lives today.  Dezso is Latin for “desire” and Sara takes much of the inspiration for her pieces from the sea… The lovely gold shells and coral pieces you see above are made from her picking shells from the ocean, making a mold, and casting them in 18k gold.  This stuff seriously blows my mind… I’m obsessed with her process and creativity.

I don’t think I could really choose just one “dream” piece to own from her collections – but I’m crazy about the way that Kristie paired a Mexican bracelet with a dainty gold cuff capped by carved stones made to look like stones (see last image).  If you live in Dallas you can scoop up her stuff at Forty Five Ten (see her other retail locations here).

(Images via Dezso by Sara Beltran, last image via Texas Style and Substance)

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