Pretty Patterns

I spotted this fashion editorial with Dakota Fanning, yes that Dakota Fanningawhile ago and it made my jaw drop.

Not only was I amazed at how grown up she is now, but I was loving the beautiful pattern combinations in her looks. Being a pattern-phobe myself, I doubt I could ever be so brave with my fashion. My housewares, on the other hand, are a completely different story.
update – photos  via teen vogue, pillows by katehenri via Nest
I would happily spice up large pieces with some fabulous patterned pillows. Even better, I can help women in developing countries by buying any of the options above from Nest – the nonprofit empowering female artisans around the world. You can make find out more here.
Remember 20 days till Christmas! Happy shopping.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are off on the road, making the rounds with in the future in-laws this Turkey-day.
Even if you’re half way around the world and don’t celebrate this holiday, are hunkered down at home, or packing up your own car and off to grandma’s house, I wanted to share my sincere thanks for all of the Apartment#34 readers.


photos via busy being fabulous and kim ficaro
I appreciate the daily indulgence of sharing my favorite fashion finds, style inspirations and now wedding planning with all of you. And to the community of bloggers – I consider myself lucky to count myself among you. You’re all truly the best and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving!