Julia Gabriel Studio SS15: Perimeter Series

Photographed by Joshua Anderson
Directed by Tyler Swanner
Styled by Julia Gabriel

I first noticed Julia Gabriel's work at an art show which featured her architectural yet whimsical embroidered backpacks. So cute yet so practical, and so sad I didn't get my hands on one of them. She has since moved on to perfecting her proportionate line of unisex bags based on minimalism, geometry, and the "elegance of ballet."  The bold pops of color in the trim adds a quirky touch that shows off her sense of fun and attention to detail. On Julia's Instagram, she even had her followers help pick out colors for her spring line.

Julia Gabriel will be debuting pieces from her Perimeter Series at a trunk show hosted by one of Houston's top indie boutiques, Myth + Symbol, on March 14th from 4-6pm. I'll be there to check out the structured bags in the flesh and in case you wanted to take a peek too, there will be drinks and light bites to keep you refreshed as you soak in the goods.


Spoiler Alert: Babymooning in Cozumel

Not going to be able to wear this bikini top much longer.

Great mom-and-pop taco shop off the beaten path.

The view from the private beach right outside of our hotel.  I'm counting 6 shades of blue!
Oh, just chillaxin' and hoping I can just lay here forever.
Yes, you heard right.  If you haven't already poked your head into my Instagram, you now know that I am preggers.  15 weeks to be exact.  Since we didn't go on vacation last year because of the new house and I've been daydreaming about the beach for quite awhile, we decided to do a quick trip to Cozumel.  One of the very few trips we will be able to go on before I spawn a new life form.  Freaky, huh?  It was the best three days I spent in a foreign land. The weather was in the perfect 80s, the water was clear as the eyes could see, and there seemed to always be an empty palapa just waiting for me. The only disappointment was the food, but I guess living in one of the best foodie cities spoils you. Oh well, can't really complain, since the beaches here beat out anything near the Texas waters any day.


Wear It with an [Emoji] Smile

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Hello from Beyond...  Now that I'm on break I can actually wear sweats.  I've never been a sweat pants kind of gal, but I love these marled ones from H&M. A little bit slouchy in the crotch area but not quite harem and the ruched contrast hem adds some visual interest.  Sweatshirts are a different story.  I love them like crazy, and this 80's-inspired version was picked up from Net-A-Porter's sale last year. 

I've been looking for a pair of silver shoes, and found these whimsical Acne Adrian sneakers to fit the bill.  Although I don't take fashion too seriously, the emoji faces are detachable if I ever find myself in a more plain jane mood. 

    Sweatshirt // Lulu & Co
    Sweat Pants // H&M
    Sneakers // Acne Studios
    Messenger Bag // Zara


Sometimes It's OK to Dress Up Like a Grey Marshmallow

Sweatshirt // Second Female
Zip Leggings // Joa + Closet
Boots // New Kid
Leather Bag // Zara

For me, comfort is a key ingredient to my outfits which is why this super soft pillowy sweatshirt appealed to my deepest core. I'm glad I snatched this one up when I did because it was sold out almost immediately on Need Supply. I guess many of you out there agree that marshmallow-dressing is not such a bad thing when it feels like you're wearing a cloud.

Fast forward one winter later, and I've made another essential purchase from Need Supply- New Kid's Dreamcore boots. I've been eyeing these in various colors, but the blue textured leather (a Need Supply exclusive) was what did it for me.  These make a great modern substitute for Roper boots or a slimline version of the combat boot.


Marble & Metal // RillRill

Beautiful shapely neck ornaments mixed with heavenly marble. How could you not fall in love with this beautiful eye candy from RillRill

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