in the mix

it’s a miserable day in philly and after thawing my car out of a block of ice i am stealing the energy and warmth of these behind the scenes pictures from our latest special shoot.  the shoot was for the mixed print trend on our website right now – we love how fresh this trend feels going into spring. to get the amazing special shots our team went to the home of our creative director, which they turned into a bohemian lounge full of rich prints and bold colors. looking at these photos (taken by our talented videographer) my breath was taken away…they look like they’re in a caravan on their way to a festival… with puppies of course :)













shop the mixed print trend here!

p.s. don’t you just want to curl up in some blankets with a book and a warm puppy now?

the perfect pair

in my mind there are few things better than grilled cheese and tomato soup.  especially when it’s cold out – but really, it’s good any time. while i’m perfectly content with my usual campbell’s tomato soup and wheat bread + cheddar, i found some recipes online that look pretty out of this world.

this tomato basil soup looks sooooo good – love the idea of topping with fresh basil and thin slices of parmesan cheese!

recipe here.


now for the grilled cheese part – this one stopped me dead in my tracks.  its made with homemade beer bread, sharp cheddar and fontina cheese, dijon mustard and caramelized onions – and though i’d probably do it without the onions, it looks incredible – not to mention combines three of my favorite things ;)



recipe here.

bohemian french wedding

one of our facebook fans posted a link to this gorgeous bohemian and french inspired wedding and i wanted to share some of the photos! i’ve never been the type of girl that’s into weddings or has any desire to have one (unless it involves bare feet, the beach and tribal tattoos) but i will say i find weddings to be beautiful and am always inspired by the tiny little details that people incorporate.  for instance, i love the little french touches in this wedding!

the bride, an artist, painted the image for the wedding invites and had them printed as fine art prints, with the details on the back, so that people could keep and frame them if they wanted to.


they set up an antique french dresser with a stack of vintage postcards that people could write notes on and leave in a drawer for the couple.




there was a coffee bar at the reception, and tea boxes were used as centerpieces for the tables.



dried flowers and lavender were used as well for centerpieces, inspired by french country homes.



so beautiful! source.

office style how to style!

so yesterday i was walking around the building taking random photos and saw our office coordinator wearing this adorable scarf as a turban.  i’ve seen people wear scarves like this before but i’ve never been able to figure out how to do it – luckily she was kind enough to show me!


if the scarf is square, start by folding it in half into a triangle shape.  this scarf was particularly large so she folded it over a little bit to make it smaller.


next drape the scarf over your head with straight edge at the back of your head and the triangle point hanging in front (it’s ok if it hangs over your face, you can fix that later).


take the ends in your hands and bring to the front as pictured, and make one knot at the front of the head:


wrap the remaining fabric back around your head and tie in a knot at the back:



tuck the knot and extra fabric underneath the turban, and do the same with the fabric hanging in the front.


voila! thanks for the tutorial, A.!

now i just need the loving leopard scarf so i can re-create this look:


thursday poll – edition 127

our january catalog has some gorgeous new items from our fp-1 line – a couple of my favorites in the book, actually.  which one of these fp-1 beauties do you guys love most?

the around town shirt dress:

the wisteria and lattice dress:

the floral fields wideleg pant:
floral fields wideleg pant

the sunburst maxi dress:
sunburst maxi

or the spot swirl maxi skirt:
spot swirl maxi

and here are your results from last week!