There’s 3 things that I love more than anything: music, fashion and photography. I can’t go a single day, actually a single hour without music. Music is so ingrained in me that it’s like breathing. I keep up with the latest music through my favourite podcasts; NPR: All Songs Considered, Colette Fr, and Freunde von Freunden. I feel it’s my duty to know about great music out there today and not just be stuck on my favs from the past.
I’ve talked about Denitia and Sene before. This Brooklyn electro pop duo is so good at filling our ears with what I call blissful music. At my house we can’t get enough of their new EP Side Fx.
Take a few minutes out and listen to my favourite song from them right now, Side Fx. It will get you off of your chair and on to your feet, I promise!
I haven’t had an Inspirational Monday in awhile, such a shame as I really enjoy doing them. But as we all know, life gets busy and as it’s just me writing this blog, plus working and having a child, sometimes I get behind. But as I am still stuck in the States, well stuck is a harsh world, I thought I would take some time out to put one together.
I realised that many of the fashion pieces I pinned recently where white. I think it’s the weather that gets me all excited about white! Here in Springfield it’s in the 30’s Celsius, so it’s properly hot! And since I have an obsession with black, I had to add a few pieces to the mix. I’ve noticed that everything I packed for this trip was black, great for those super hot days! So to cool things off a bit, here is my ode to white, with a tiny bit of black!
xx kelly from hot Springfield, Missouri, USA
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Since being home I’ve had time to browse our local home shops and antique shops around town. It’s sure made me antsy to redecorate our flat again. I do miss having cheap amazing antique home stores so close to me. In London you really have to dig deep to find a good deal on a special piece as everyone in the business knows the true value of a piece. In Springfield, you can find some amazing deals!
In search for more cool decor inspiration I came across Redraven Studios on Esty. Founded in 2008 by Amy Hamley, Redraven studios creates finely crafted jewelry and home & wedding decor out of porcelain. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, their home decor reflects life in Pennsylvania. Amy’s inspiration comes from found objects that remind her of childhood, mementos of her ancestors, and symbols of hardworking families.
If you are looking for a unique wedding gift or an interesting piece for your home, Redraven Studios is just the place for you.
Check out her amazing collection here: www.redravenshop.com
I’m a sucker for bright home furnishings, I’m sure I’ve said this over and over again, but I am! I’ll pick a green and white striped pillow with a red pom pom in the middle of it over a simplistic, chic cushion any day. Doesn’t mean I strive to be more minimalistic and grown up, but it never seems to happen. So when I stumble across a brand like Arro Home, I’m pretty excited.
All the way from Melbourne, Australia, this new homewares and lifestyle label brings a simple and refreshing approach to our homes while incorporating their signature prints and colourful designs. The great thing about Arro Home, their product is unique and can stand alone in a home or can be mixed in with other minimalistic garb making your living space perfection.
If your looking for a great rug, cushions for your comfy couch or a one of a kind duvet cover then Arro Home is a dream come true for you!
Check out their great selection here: www.arrohome.com
Are you bored yet? Hope not! It’s nice to share my little Springfield adventures with you. I’ve been trying to experience Springfield as much as possible this time around because in all honesty, I don’t know when I’ll be back again. Springfield may be small compared to London standards but it does have some good things going for it and I’m glad I’m enjoying those good things.
I would have loved to spend some time in Chicago and if I would have known I’d be staying longer, then I would have made a trip up there. The tricky thing about the States, it’s soooo big and it’s not like I can catch an Easy Jet flight to Chi Town or LA for that matter. I could definitely book myself on a plane but it will come with a price. And with a 3 year old in the mix driving would be a bit complicated at this point. But hopefully next time I will plan in some trips to see my special special friends!
But for now here are some more pictures of our trip.
Yep, I’m still in the States. I wasn’t suppose to stay this long, but we extended my trip a bit, for visa purposes. Long story! It’s been nice, I will admit I am missing home a bit, mainly my own space and my husband. I’ve had a lot of time to think while I’ve been home, but I’m not sure I’ve come up with any answers for myself. To be honest, I haven’t been blogging at all, I just really haven’t had the desire. Is that bad? Usually, I’m fretting about getting something up, but since being here in Springfield, I haven’t even thought about it much. I guess I truly needed a break.
I’ve kept my niece and my little Edith properly busy while being back. We’ve done quite a bit, we have visited the zoo, gone swimming, walked the nature centre, strolled the Japanese Gardens and visited the oldest house in Springfield. It’s been fun!
Since I’ve been lost in my own head and haven’t prepared anything for you, I thought it would be nice to share pictures of our Springfield Adventure, part 2. I will post more pictures of our adventure as I have so many pictures I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many today.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been home. Home? Springfield, Missouri, USA. Otherwise known as “the Midwest,” or the “Bible Belt.” I haven’t been home in over 2 years, so it’s a long overdue trip. Driving around my hometown, I see all the changes taking place and hope that this medium size town will someday soon grow into a metropolis of opportunities. It’s weird coming home after living in London for so long. I realise now that as nice of a town it may be, Springfield is no longer my home, but the place where I grew up and where my family still resides. It’s funny how you grow out of things and places. But with all this said, I’ve had a wonderful time meeting up with my closest friends. I have the best friends anyone could ask for and boy it’s hard living so far away from them. I’ve also had the best time hanging out with my niece. We’ve always been close and I plan on keeping a tight relationship with her forever!
Here are some pictures of our trip so far!
Gailey’s (best breakfast in town)
loads more pics to see!!!!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the German brand Sense Organics for the last 7 months. I didn’t know anything about them until I started working for Foundation Agency. Sense Organics is truly committed to providing our children with the best quality organic clothing while ensuring that everyone involved in the process is respected and treated fairly! Their non-seasonal range is so soft and so practical, I believe every baby should be wearing it!
I was involved in the creative process of the new SS16 collection and I cannot wait to show you the lookbook, but in the meantime, where are some photos I took of my little one Edith and her best friend, Luca wearing some Sense Organics AW 15 garments!
As you can probably see, I’ve been a bit silent this last week, well it’s because I have been running around like an absolute mad man! I have the Sense Organics SS 16 photo shoot coming up this week and I have been preparing like crazy, so when the lookbook comes out, you’ll really love it!!!!
Then on Saturday Edith and I did a mini photo shoot for Leggsington Leggings! Leggings for you hot mamas and your cool kids. And then on Sunday I ran the Hackney Half-Marathon and ran my little heart out.
Edith and I take off to the States for two and a half weeks next Monday and all I can say is I can’t wait to get away and see my family! It’s been too long.
So I wanted to share some photos of my busy week with you!
Sense Organics SS 16 photo shoot inspiration boards: I’ve been crafting my little heart out this week and I just love it! I wish I could do this all the time! Anyone need a stylist?
Leggsington Photo shoot: Here are a few cute photos of Edith and I! Check out Leggsington right here: www.leggsington.com
And some lovely photos from my Half-Marathon! I ran the Hackney Half in 2 hours and 3 mins! Couldn’t be more proud of myself!
I rocked up at the Circus London Pr Press Event with high hopes of finding a few new brands and that I did. When I first walked in to the showroom my eyes fell upon a rail of some seriously beautiful garments. The colours were so vibrant and the patterns so rich. I fell in love, that’s all I have to say. I fell in love with Petit Tribe, a luxury clothing brand for our little beauties.
Luxury clothing for kids, I’ve always admired it but never really bought into it as Edith was way too small for such beautiful garments, but now as she’s getting older, I wouldn’t mind buying her a gorgeous piece of clothing. So I might start with Petit Tribe.
Petit Tribe is a new fashion childrenswear brand founded by Olatoun Jolaoso. Her range is designed for children 0-12 years who are curious, bold and fun loving- the little explorer! They celebrate bold prints, dazzling colours and seamlessly fuse African inspiration with contemporary styling. Their pieces are bold, vibrant and easy to wear.