Oh Hart Beat, we can’t deny it any longer, Fall is here. This morning in Brooklyn was the first time that I really felt the brisk weather here for real. While this makes me incredibly sad that summer is now over (and winter is only one season away), fall does bring one thing that I love, scarfs!
In college I used to get a lot of slack for always having a scarf on but come on, it was Maine people! Since moving to New York I still wear a ton in the winter but last week I saw the perfect scarves for this transitional fall weather we’re having now. One of my favorite brands, Sézane, released their new Fall 2015 collection and in it are a wonderful collection of beautiful scarves.
There are a handful of new designs in the Shop. I think that the Aspen Scarf is my fave though and if I could, I would have it in both the blue and the red. Sweet mother Mary, they’re all so beautiful. Which one do you like the best, Hart Beat? Do they make you at all happy that fall is here?
Hi Hart Beat. Now that Pedro and I are finished panting our kitchen we’re working on hanging up some paintings and such around the apartment. Other than some of my moms paintings and a few photographs that I’ve collected over the years, I’m thinking of ordering some of Pedro and my own photographs to hang around our apartment. Enter Artifact Uprising.
I’ve been a fan of Artifact Uprising for a few years now and think that their calendars and cards make some of the best gifts I’ve seen. All of the products that AU makes are both simple and lasting and these frames look like the perfect combination of the two as well. I just want all of them, Hart Beat…
Treat yo self, Hart Beat. Treat. Yo. Self. This post comes at you a little ridiculously since what I’m going to tell you about right now is a ring that costs an entire months rent (at least for me). That’s right. You know what I say to that, Hart Beat? Whatever. Sometimes we want to dream and some days we want to dream big. Today is one of those days.
One of my (and probably your) sites, Of a Kind, has the most amazing jewelry right now. One of my favorites is the Opal Dream Ring by Kathryn Bentley, the NY/LA transplant designer who has an eye for the oh so beautiful. The handmade ring is made of 14-karat gold so it will last you forever. Come on, Hart Beat. Don’t you want to buy me one?
Hey Hart Beat. I just saw something adorable on Instagram and I had to share with you. Yesterday one of my favorite brands, Everlane, shared a letter exchange that they had with one of their customers. The brand posted the correspondence on their Instagram and it’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a while. The whole exchange reminds me of something my Grandfather would do. Four for you, Everlane!
I feel like I’m late to the game, Hart Beat. During my trip to Cape Cod last week I visited my first Kiehl’s store and now, I’m obsessed. I’m not entirely sure why I never checked Kiehl’s out before this trip but between the simple packaging, the branding, the beautiful stores and the fact that these are hair products, it seems like the brand is completely up my alley. It wasn’t until I was waiting for breakfast in Provincetown and looked across the street to see an adorable Kiehl’s store sitting right in front of me, that I finally considered the products.
I talked to the associates at Kiehl’s in Provincetown who was suuuuuuper helpful and picked out some new shampoo and conditioner. They’re are tons of kinds on the site so you can pick exactly what you need for your kind of hair. The kind that I chose, and I guess is good for everyone (yes, maybe? idk) is the Amino Acid Collection. Why do I love it? Because my hair is super smooth PLUS it smells like coconut. I’m in heaven.
If you have other Kiehl’s recommendations let me know. I am not a proud (late) rider on the official bus.
Oh Hart Beat. Let’s admit it, Fall is coming and it’s coming fast. I hate to think about this, especially since all I want to do is move to a tropical beach after my vacation last week. The only good thing about fall is the fashion that comes with it. WHO DOESN’T LIKE LAYERING?? Right? One of the layering things I’m crazy about are really more of a footwear issue. Clogs! And more specifically, a pair of Nina Z. clogs.
I’ve wanted a pair of these boys so badly that one time I was driving with Pedro and saw a girl biking with them on. I screamed out “NINA Z” and he told me later he was worried I would run over the girl to walk away with the shoes. I’m not there yet, Pedro.
They’re designed by Nina herself who has a studio upstate and sells on the weekends at the Brooklyn Flea. All the clogs are handmade in Sweden so we can all get that northern European dream fashion look that we’ve been wishing for (I know you have too, Hart Beat.) Nina Z. is all over Brooklyn and the girls over at Local Creative highlighted them this summer with this adorable Instagram video you can watch here. Um.. as if I didn’t want a pair enough.
Afternoon, Hart Beat! After the big news I told you this morning, let’s talk about something a little more light..
My favorite perfume company MCMC just announced that they’re collaborating with the jewelry line TALON for a new, limited edition summer fragrance. The scent is based on rose petals, patchouli, Somalian myrrh and amber (those last three I don’t know but ROSE PETALS GUYS). It sounds lovely and if it’s anything like MCMC’s other fragrances then I know it will be a treat.
And littletip from me to you on these oil based scents. Roll some of onto the tips of your fingers and then rub it into the tips of your hair. The oil will smooth your hair and the smell lasts longer in your hair so you’ll smell good longer.
Hi Hart Beat. Just a quick note from me this morning about how I woke up and wanted to die/cry/storm to my nearest Madewell store to pick up this bag. Last week the brand released its second collaboration with the French designer and brand Sézan. There are so many beautiful shoes and dresses but what I really want is this beautiful (and practical?) leather tote that’s available now. I can’t justify spending $200+ dollars ahora but holy moly, Hart Beat. This is a tough one.
Of course it didn’t help that I woke up this morning to see the gorgeous photo (above) on the brands Instagram. Anyone have a Madewell gift card that they’ve been wanting to give to a friend?
Hi Hart Beat! Welcome to another week at work (😑) AND another week at Hart Beat(😀)! Today on the blog I want to tell you about something that I’ve been loving this summer. I don’t know about you, Hart Beat, but jeans shopping is one of the most torturous things known to man. Not only does every company adhere to it’s own sizing standards (wtf) but it also seems that each brand within its own line of jeans will switch up the sizes depending on the style. Not cool, companies. Brands that I love (looking at you Madewell) and who pride themselves on their jeans never really last longer than one season. And when you’re putting down solid money for a pair of pants, you want them to last. This is where my secret comes in…enter Levis, ladies.
I’m not sure when Levis came back on the scene but, like all things I love lately, they came into my life on a recommendation from Pedro. I had always thought of Levis of a brand that had it’s heyday in the 70’s/80’s and then stopped being relevant but, I guess not. I should have known I guess, two of the first posts here on Hart Beat four years ago were for Levi’s ads (see them here and here). Now though, I’ve bought four pairs of Levi’s in the past six months and I love ALL of them.
The best part of buying Levi’s is that once you find your size, you are that size. Forever, in every single style. Buying boyfriend jeans? Use your size. Buying skinny jeans? Yup, use that same size. Vintage Levi? SAME SIZE AGAIN. It’s like magic. I can even buy jeans online now. I never thought this day would come. In the spirit of Levi’s videos, here’s a new one that the brand has put out in honor of their new campaign “Live in Levis.” If this review and video don’t make you want to buy Levi’s then I don’t know what will. THIS IS A SPONSOR FREE POST FOR GOODNESS SAKE, HART BEAT.
Morning Hart Beat! As many of you know, living in the city is rough on your body. Between the blisters from walking three miles a day, the overwhelming garbage smell in the summer that never leaves your hair, the exhaust that pumps into your lungs 24/7, and so much more, it’s really a surprise that anyone here is in the slightest bit healthy.
All of this body slamming that goes on isn’t the worst part of living in the city (at least for me), what really gets me from this tough living is what the city does to my clothes and shoes.