When I was pregnant with Tanner we went on a beach vacation with some friends. A couple we traveled with had their very fair-skinned, blond-haired toddler daughter with them. Hanging on the beach, they would dress her head-to-toe in a sun suit. It covered every part of her body except her hands, feet, and head and then they threw a white sun protection hat on top of that. She literally looked like she was wearing long underwear on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. As much as I understood why they did it, to my fashionista eye, something didn’t look right.
As you know from my post last week, I’ve finally opened my second location in the Brentwood Country Mart. It’s one of my favorite spaces that I’ve done and I hope that when you visit the store, you love it as much as I do.
After almost ten years of designing my label, I am thrilled to share the opening of my second store with Rip+Tan! My new store is at The Brentwood Country Mart—my favorite destination on the West Side—and our doors have been unlocked since the end of March. I wanted to share images of the store, some tips about how I designed it, and pictures from the opening dinner.
Floral prints are everywhere this spring and I’ve totally embraced them – in moderation! While memories of floral on floral as a kid in the early 90’s keep me just a tad reserved about using it too much, I think a splash of the print can make an outfit.
I love pottery for both indoors and out. Succulents planted in a great pot are one of my favorite accents around the house. Using pottery outdoors is a simple way to make an exterior feel more welcoming and homey. Here are some of my favorites pottery makers, just in time for spring.
From the minute Tanner could talk, orange was his favorite color. While his most prized orange possession may be his Trico Field Mickey Mouse T-shirt, I’ve found many “grown-up” uses of the shade too. Here are some of my favorite moments for orange this spring!
Abigail Brown and Tamar Mogendorff are two of my favorite kid’s décor designers. They both create by hand the most precious and special pieces which truly make a kid’s room. While their aesthetics are very similar, both women have unique signatures which set their pieces apart.
When I found out I was having a girl after being the only lady in our house for quite some time, I shocked myself by gravitating towards pink more than I ever thought I would. While I used to reject the color as stereotypically girly and a little cliche, I have recently rediscovered the beauty of pink!