“Listen! I will be honest with you,
I do not offer the old smooth prizes, but offer rough new prizes,
These are the days that must happen to you…”
“…Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detain’d!
Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
Let the preacher preach in his pulpit! let the lawyer plead in the court, and the judge expound the law.
Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?”
-Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”
A rallying cry for those heading into the new, the unknown, the out-of-the-routine, the scary:
These are the days that must happen to you.
Allons! The road is before us!
+”I am not living an alternity, or a rehearsal, or a dressing room. I am living, to quote HRH Mary Oliver, “my one wild and precious life.” Onward, again!
+Recently had a reader ask for chic moving announcements with a custom sketch of the new home on the front. How a propos! I am working with my girl Erin to design my own, but you can find some great Etsy vendors to work with on projects like this — see South Paw and Co and Ground Up Home. Both have a lot of positive reviews. If you aren’t into a custom rendering of your house, I like the simplicity of this numbers-driven style!
+Another reader recently asked where to find a chic straw hat. My answer: “I bought a Sarah Bray sunhat this year that I am obsessed with. You can swap out the ribbon colors and even buy extra ones in different patterns. So, so chic. For something a bit sportier, people have been going crazy for Janessa Leone’s styles! Very chic. Pam Munson has a few styles that are more in the retro/Palm Beach prep vibe.”
+I mentioned awhile ago that I basically only buy super high-end shampoo/conditioner or the drugstore variety (specifically, Pantene Pro V — the best), and that I find a lot of the mid-price-range hair products not worth it. My sister insists that Olaplex No. 4 and No. 5 are the exception to this rule, and I’ve been convinced. Going to try to see if they buck the trend.
+Cute lil mini. Green is so unexpected!
+In case you’re having trouble adjusting to WFH with your kids home from school for the summer…you might find some luck creating a conscious “buffer” in your day.
+You all have been loving this Anthro dress! Such a great pattern and style.
+This Lug Von Siga I’ve been eyeing for awhile was just discounted…