Archives: February 2011


MIX IT UP

OHHH this BAG = my new best friend.  It doesn’t match with anything too well, but I suppose that’s the point. Perfectly mis-matched.  It’s from Anthro (surprise, surprise).  That store gets me every time.  I seriously need to scale down my visits because it’s near impossible for me to walk away without something lovely in my hands.  The fabric is some sort of knit tapestry, and I think it would make for a beautiful upholstered chair. Haha. I just might get a chair made to match my purse…not really. But that’d be neat.

The grey knit hooded scarf I am wearing in these photos was sent to me by WHOLESALE-DRESS.NET. I had never heard of the website before a representative of the shop emailed me about styling a few free samples into my LOOKBOOK posts. They have SOOO much awesome stuff….and for such great prices!! I had the hardest time deciding on what to get.  I had had my eye on a hooded scarf from ASOS for the longest time, and lucky for me I found almost the exact same one on WHOLESALE-DRESS.NET. I love it.  And although winter is quickly fading into Spring here in San Diego, I am going to wear this baby for as long as I can drag it out.

 

Scarf - Wholesale-dress.net / Bag & Dress - Anthropologie / Tights - J.CREW / Boots - Steve Madden; Hoodlum
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Sam and I are finally booking our tickets to Chicago in March! Main reason is to attend our dear friends wedding. (YAYYY CARLY & CHRIS!).  But we are extending our stay to enjoy the Magnificent Mile that is Michigan Avenue! I can hardly wait! Maybe they’ll have some cute maternity stores…or NOT maternity stores that I can find things to fit my belly in. (oh Lord).

Mostly, I am looking forward to doing THIS with my kitty all weekend! (it’s been a long week!) xo -Kelli

Photos by JOIELALA

STANLEY & SONS

While digging through the archives of FFFOUND in search of some logo inspiration, I stumbled upon this amazing company based out of New York: STANLEY & SONS.  I am a sucker for good branding and utilitarian design, so their website lured me in right away.  I love this simplicity and creativity of this logo.  It actually makes me want to brand MYSELF better.  Something that has been on my “to-do” list for far too long now.  I can’t remember the last time I updated my website with my latest work.  I find it so much easier to brand other people than to brand myself.  But anyway… I digress.  The original Apron and Bag Supply Company was a manufacturer of factory aprons and bags operated by Stanley Grodzki.  Chris Grodzki followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and opened Stanley & Sons Apron and Bag Co. in 2008.  Each piece is handmade one at a time and all aprons and bags are made to order.  I love that there are businesses out there that still run like this.  Sam (my husband) and I have talked about starting a small business like this together one day.  Creating one of a kind jewelry designs and selling them to local shops and boutiques.  It never hurts to dream.

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And speaking of utilitarian design, forthcoming brand PUBLISH is one to keep an eye on (boys…if any of you are reading).  They continue to re-innovate militarian wear with classic jazz inspirations for Fall 2011 titled “Classic Improvisation.”  They have been a source of inspiration while I’ve been busy designing new silhouettes for JEDIDIAH.