A little board featuring THIS incredible fabric that I originally saw through Emily Henderson. It would pair nicely with the artwork. Then, if it EVER gets warm this spring I picked out some staples that I would happily grab again and again from my closet.
I have started to make a conscious effort to attend barre class regularly. I find myself looking forward to it because it's the only time I truly disconnect and stop thinking throughout the day. I have just a few things on my mind lately (wedding, moving, job search, house hunting, current job responsibilities- eek). Barre allows me to check completely out and focus solely on my workout. It's low impact and I am incredibly sore after. The figure method incorporates the best of Pilates, Yoga, orthopedic exercises and classical ballet technique. Muscle groups are shaped and strengthened through slow, sustained, precise movements followed by intense stretching to avoid building bulk. I've tried other barre classes but this has been the best experience I've had. I already feel my entire body strengthening.
I also secretly want to be a ballerina so the clothing involved is right in my wheelhouse. I've put together some of my recommendations below. I adore the brand SHASHI for socks. I've found that they have the best grip and keep my feet in place the entire class (no slipping). Go Figure turned me onto them and they offer different styles and cuts (I've featured my current favorite below). Class is HARD so I have my Swell bottle ready to go. Believe the hype on this one. After being gifted a bottle I was shocked by how it keeps my water ice cold for the entire day! Word to the wise- I've been told that the 25 oz perfectly fits an entire bottle of chilled wine! Last but not least is my pick for leggings- Splits59 all the way! These tights stay put! There's nothing worse than a pair of leggings that ride up and become uncomfortable. I have a regular pair that I love and just ordered a high-waisted pair as well. If you're in the CT/NY area there are plenty of nearby Go Figure locations. You can also find them in Carmel, CA and there's even a studio on ACK!
I love to discover new brands and this one does not disappoint! Meet Collier Rose Inc where you can find unique fabric, home accessories, and custom stationary. Cooper Collier, graphic designer, and Nicki Rose, interior designer, combined disciplines to create a line using their original art and designs. The result is a line full of bold pattern, rich color, and elegant detail. Tabletop, home accessories, ready to wear fabric, and custom stationary can all be purchased through the online shop. They also offer ready made curtain panels for all of their fabrics. Collier Rose will even custom color any existing pattern for a minimum of 10 yards.
I know, I know, this could be dangerous! I already have a laundry list of items that I "need". For example, the hydrangea tissue box cover (in both colorways). Also, with an impending wedding, I may just "have" to have my new name on custom stationary. I'm leaning towards East Bay (pictured top right) but it's hard to chose with TEN separate offerings. Check them all out right here. Which is your favorite?
Hope you love this brand as much as I do! You can follow them on instagram here.
Busy doesn't even cover it! Whirlwind is probably more accurate.
I just scooped the above romper for a great price and am starting to update and replace some of my shoes. I'm so hard on shoes so I actually don't like investing too much in them. I love all of the above picks- did you know that BR has awesome shoes? I wore a pair all day yesterday and was completely comfortable.