Meet Le Bebe!

Processed with VSCOcam with a2 presetWell friends, it’s official. I’m now a lady with a baby! We welcomed Carter Joseph – all 22in, 8.2lbs of him last week. He arrived fashionably late – obviously already taking after me – and we could be happier/more exhausted! The old cliche is just so true – your life changes in an instant. You think you know, you think you’ve been warned – but wow. It’s like stepping onto the dark side of the moon – so much uncharted territory. And I’ve only just begun to soak it all in. But while I’m neck deep in week-old baby snuggles and trying to remember my own name, you will not be left high and dry. You can keep tabs on Instagram and of course there is major power Pinning happening – just at 3AM {how did moms survive before iPhones??}. Then there’s the renovation on the house picking up – Tumblr is my inspiration destination for that and now that I’m finding new ideas at all hours of day and night – who knows what good stuff might find it’s way here.

For now, I’m going to spending a lot of time staring at tiny baby fingers and toes {yes there were 10 of each} so these links should keep you occupied for awhile!

> We’re taking major bedside styling notes from one of our top pins of the week. {And if you’re curious as to where to find that lamp, we’ve got your covered!}

> Wondering what on earth we’re going to do with that kitchen in the new place? So am I! But in the meantime, we’ve been gathering some major inspo from these gawgous kitchen trends.

> Meanwhile, over in fashion-land, we’ve been fixated by these ways to wear denim this season {HELLO quilted denim bomber jacket}!

> This Parisian apartment is giving us severe cases of interior envy and wanderlust…

> Lusting big time over Victoria’s roundup of New and Noteworthy things happening in the design world this spring.

> Oohhing and ahhhing over Cuyana’s spring collection. Pastels FTW!

> We’ve become hoarders when it comes to spring fashion pins over on Pinterest. Especially loving any look along the lines of this.

> This post further validated our belief that beauty does NOT have to be at the sacrifice of comfort.

> It’s no secret that we love weekend getaways to Palm Springs, but this Local’s Guide has us jonesing to get back STAT.

> We can’t get enough of Alison Canyne’s impeccably stylish NYC townhouse and her curated sale over on One Kings Lane.



Gifting with a Mission This Holiday Season

You all are probably well aware of The Citizenry by now! We’ve been obsessed with this line of artisanal pieces {and their mission} from day one {which we talked about here!}. So they were an obvious pick for us when it came to dreaming up a truly, truly special gift for our exclusive Holiday Pop-up Shop this year.

We worked with The Citizenry to design a limited edition gray and cream ombre Alpaca throw {with some serious fringe for drama!} that is so soft and beautiful you’ll never want to leave your sofa! Not to mention you’ll be one of only fifteen people lucky enough to cozy up with one!


This design process was particularly unique because we were not only working with The Citizenry’s founders, but also with their artisan partners in Peru, a small group of twelve weavers in San Pedro. It all started with an idea to design a classic, modern and uber cozy throw, which sparked a luxurious-inspired moodboard and as they say, the rest is history…


Keeping with a cool gray color palette – we wanted something that could seamlessly snuggle into anybody’s home- we chose a creamy white base color and a gradient of blue-grays for an ombre effect on the stripes. The hint of whimsy and drama came in with 7 inch fringe detail and from there, the weavers of San Pedro got to sourcing only the highest quality materials for this beaut!


We waited in anticipation to hear back from the group in Peru- hoping they had found the perfect material to develop the throw. Turns out they did! Super soft baby Alpaca was spun and woven by hand into 15 exclusive throws and on their way to the U.S.! We even have some behind the scenes pics of it being hand woven!


When we got the throw in the mail, it was like Christmas came early. Its handmade quality was even more breathtaking in person. Running our fingers through the fringe is a truly special experience- touching something so expertly crafted with skill and precision – that we helped design! This throw is really something we are proud to have been a part of.

The Citizenry has based their mission on supporting small artisans and makers from around the world to bring a luxuriously crafted and unique piece to people’s homes. Gift this ombre throw to the person who loves to travel, revels in the story behind design and deserves something special this holiday season! We can 100% guarantee they’ll cherish this Limited Edition Throw forever!

images 1 and 6 photography by Aubrie Pick // images 3-5 c/o The Citizenry // moodboard images via 1, 2, 3, 4

Styling the Bump for the Holidays

Wives tales about pregnancy run rampant. Certain food cravings can determine the sex. If you’re having a girl you’re supposed to carry wider, less out front. Boys make you glow, girls “suck the life out of you.” The list goes on and on and on. Unsurprisingly, I paid very little attention to any of these stories until they were suddenly relevant. One tale that appears to be true, at least for me, is that first pregnancies take a very long time to “pop.” It wasn’t until just the last few weeks that my bump made its appearance, but now that it has, it’s growing quickly and it’s forcing me to have to rethink my holiday wardrobe. I’m not at the point where I’m ready to overly accentuate my new curves, so my secret weapon is going to be all things oversized!


While I don’t usually wear a lot of pastels, an understated neutral palette is feeling so fresh this season. I have a feeling I’m going to be living in this uber cozy Equipment cashmere sweater that I scored at Nordstrom Rack all winter long.


I’m also loving a return to classic accessories. Sure, rings on every finger and piles of jumbo necklaces are fun, but not so practical when trying to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal. It all kinda gets in the way! In this case, an understatement can make quite a statement, don’t you think? I picked up a sweet and simple pearl & chain necklace at the Rack too. I would toss it on with a tee just as quickly as I would a dressier look. And I couldn’t help but think it would make a great holiday gift for my sister or my bestie!

When I’m sticking to the basics, I do like to add in a few unexpected moments – in this case with shapes. I love my neoprene cocoon coat, a crazy good find at Nordstrom from a few years back. It adds a dramatic silhouette.


And I swear no matter what size I get to, I’m not going to give up my statement shoes! They are the perfect way to kick classic pieces up a notch for the holiday season. I’m going to keep my heels on regular rotation for as long as I possibly can!

The best part about this festive dressing strategy: it’s definitely friendly to big holiday meals! While I might be missing a speciality cocktail this year, I’m going to make up for it in pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving my dears!!


> Equipment Cashmere Sweater {similar}
> Pearl & Chain Necklace
> Statement Coat {similar}
> Comme des Garcons pant {similar}
> Walter Stieger booties {similar}

original photography for apartment 34 by aubrie pick 

This post is in partnership with Nordstrom Rack. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting parnterships we’re excited about and collaborations that help keep Apartment 34’s doors open!