St. Patty's at the Lake

Finally had a chance to upload photos from St. Patty's Day weekend. No green beer for me. I'm happy with my green lake water, thank you. 

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Does Skipper look like he's smiling or is it just me? 

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One of the best parts of being out here is getting to take home some fresh veggies. 

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Bryan's mom thinks knitting baby gear will speed things up in the baby department. For now, Scout gets a new wardrobe. 
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LUXE SNEAKS // Golden Goose

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Find these here and here.

These ultra-distressed Golden Goose sneakers are right up my alley. Buttery Italian leather, worn-in look right out of the box, and an array of colors and details to choose from. I've had to throw away most of my Converse Chucks, since they certainly don't make them like they used to. Maybe it's time to invest in a nice, versatile pair of sneakers...


Now You're Talking

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// Vanessa Bruno drape front top / F21 cardigan / Joa + Closet ponte pants / Faux/Real softCORE necklace from Pour Porter / vintage boots // 

Have you ever met an item that spoke to you?  Well, this necklace from Faux/Real did just that.  Actually I'm pretty enamored by everything that comes out of the creative clutches of the artsy duo.  Humor-injected wearable sculptures is pretty much how I would describe their jewelry.  Check out their site, and you'll see what I mean.  

Bringing back the drapey stuff again.  Ever since my infatuation with everything Marant and French style in general, I've pushed some of my more modern silhouettes to the side.  Well... they're back.  It feels good to revive some old familiar shapes and cuts.  I have to say, taking a step back from the blogosphere has been quite enjoyableI've let my Google Reader rack up more than 1,000 unread posts, and I've been pretty laid back about posting.  Having started this blog more than 3 years ago as a creative outlet for law school, I've had my fair share of growing pains.  Ultimately, I love being able to have a platform to talk about fashion, food, and travels whether it's just me listening to myself or you guys who are nice enough to stick around.  Just wanted to say thanks. :)



One of my favorite stores in Houston, Settlement Goods, is at it again with the launch of a unique t-shirt design created by Houston-based artist and fashion designer, Selven O'Keef Jarmon.

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Selven worked with the Settlement Goods' pyramid and eye logo to create his own design. He hand drew the "lace face" pattern which comes from the logo's "eye" and added hand-sewn buttons for texture and interest to create a commentary on the idea of multiples. By juxtaposing the two design elements, Selven has transformed a seemingly ubiquitous object into something intimate and special. 

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These limited edition t-shirts are available for purchase at Settlement Goods.
About the Designer: 
Selven O’Keef Jarmon is a fashion designer/ visual artist from the U.S. who has defined his career as a fashion designer working within the visual arts space as well as playing each medium off each other as social and cultural commentary.  Under his own Label - “Selven O’Keef Jarmon”, he has produced two seasonal collections a year, costumes for various theatre productions and was a Ghost Designer for Tootsies boutiques before moving to South Africa in 2003. Inspired by a desire to incorporate social consciousness into his work, Selven used South Africa as a conduit for channeling interest into the visual art space while connecting with the social, cultural and political climate there. His visual output in South Africa includes the designing and conceptual development of the Academic Regalia Aesthetic for Walter Sisulu University while incorporating master class training in gown construction, community seamstress in the Eastern Cape, the development of “New Imaginations for School Uniforms - (NISU),” a project for high school students funded by the Nelson Mandela Institute, and the KWANDA Reality Makeover Show for prime time TV South Africa (13 episodes). Within the scope of the KWANDA TV Show, Selven founded the KWANDA Klothing Label as a collective group of South African fashion graduates. Since moving back to the U.S. in 2010, Selven has been included in the Perspectives 144 exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, group show exhibitions at Pouissant Gallery, Deborah Colton Gallery's featured artist exhibition, and Neiman Marcus Dallas' Downtown Store Windows for the Dallas Art Fair. His work has been frequently documented in numerous articles and periodicals, TV and audio media including the recently published Texas Artist Today's coffee table book. His work is in the Private Collections of Artists and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 

About the Store: 
Settlement Goods & Design is a boutique specializing in American brands and designers. Settlement's philosophy is "what’s made close to home is better for you," and they believe in collaborating and supporting local and American designers to create superbly special items. Owners and designers, Gene and Jenny Schlief Morgan and Alicia Redman, share in the desire to raise awareness of the talents of their neighbors and friends. This is their first collaboration with a local Houston designer and the second collaboration in total.
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