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Art For Your Walls Made Easy: Society 6

Art For Your Walls Made Easy: Society 6

Over the last few weeks, multiple friends have been asking me where to get cool, affordable art and my answer is always the same: Society 6.

Their selection is HUGE and for those of you like me who dread dealing with framing, they have a bunch of options to choose from so your art shows up ready to hang.

I keep going back to Society 6 for a few reasons:

1. Artists are in control of what work they put up for sale and directly receive a percentage of the sale price. You can feel good about what you’re buying.

2. They run killer sales. If you join their mailing list, you can get in on some great deals.

3. If you love a piece of art, they don’t just sell wall prints. Grab everything from throw pillows to phone cases to shower curtains!

My favorite artist is Chad Wys. I remember seeing his art years ago in person hanging in the home interiors section of Liberty London and tracking down his work online. When I realized he had a shop on Society 6, I bought a few pieces for the office and have kept adding to my collection never since. You can see 3 of his pieces in the top photo.

Art For Your Walls Made Easy: Society 6

Looking for new art? These are a few of my current favorite pieces:

1. Monstera by 83 Oranges

2. Close Noir by Quibe (*Just bought this one!)

3. Composition 566 by Chad Wys

4. A Certain Kind Of Magic by LouiJoverArt

5. Palm Springs by Lizzie Darden

6. That-A-Way by Anna Dorfman

7. Tropical Storm by Sarah Eisenlohr

8. Untitled Abstract Composition 3 by Chad Wys (*Just bought this one!)

9. Tonight by Hanna Kastl-Lungberg

10. Decor by Sarah Eisenlohr

11. This Isn’t You by Daniel Taylor

12. Untitled Composition 3 by Chad Wys

I hope this makes filling your walls a breeze!

P.S. This post isn’t sponsored, I’m just a big fan of how accessible Society 6 has made great art.

Latest & Greatest: Fred Segal x CB2 Collab

Nubby Twiglet | Fred Segal x CB2 Collab

I recently came across the new capsule collection by Fred Segal for CB2 and had to share!

It has a warm, retro-cool California vibe going on that I really love. The mix is really unexpected and fun complete with a bold pineapple table, palm tree lamp, shaggy rugs, neon signs, brass desk accessories and more.

Nubby Twiglet | Fred Segal x CB2 Collab

I like the balance between relaxed and polished paired with clean lines. There hasn’t been any feedback on the quality yet since most of the line is on pre-order but all the CB2 items I’ve ordered in the past have held up really nicely.

CB2 has been killin’ it on the designer collabs lately — the Ross Cassidy and Matthew Williamson collections are also great.

Nubby Twiglet | Fred Segal x CB2 Collab

All images courtesy of CB2.

Latest & Greatest: Overose Candles

Nubby Twiglet | Overose Candles

Okay, so let’s talk about candles. They may be one of the most overly indulgent ways to blow your budget ever….and for the most part, I burn IKEA vanilla candles in the office to keep it smelling fresh.

But! If you’re looking for an extra special thrill and want your space to smell like an upscale boutique (haha), I have a new brand to share with you: Overose.

Nubby Twiglet | Overose Candles

Nubby Twiglet | Overose Candles

I found out about this mysterious French brand a few weeks ago at Spartan, a housewares boutique here in Portland. They had a few of the candles on display and I immediately gravitated towards Guaiasilk (and still have no clue what that means). The scent smells like nothing I’ve ever encountered before and maybe that’s part of the appeal — it’s oddly luxurious and bizarre and addictive with a woodsy, unisex scent.

The candles themselves are beautiful in their uniformly colored simplicity and I am really into the styling of their most recent campaign — the mix of florals and textures makes me want to have a dedicated photo studio space to experiment with props and lighting.

Nubby Twiglet | Overose Candles

Nubby Twiglet | Overose Candles

So, that’s my latest obsession when it comes to candles. What about you? What are your favorite brands?


All photos courtesy of Overose.

Latest & Greatest: Please Pass the Wine!

Nubby Twiglet | Please Pass the Wine!

I’ve always thought of wine hues as being tied to fall but that’s started to change ever since I tracked down these velvet ankle boots on sale. While they do work great with black (see here), I’ve been mostly pairing them with dusty rose and sandy neutrals this spring for an added punch, like the exclamation point at the end of an outfit!

With the change of seasons, the natural light has gotten much better in my office so I’m also trying to get back into the swing of taking breaks from work to shoot photos and experiment with flat lays. These were taken on my desktop with a white foam core board set behind them.

Nubby Twiglet | Please Pass the Wine!

Besides the boots, I found an affordable pair of wine-colored sunglasses at Free People. This slight cat’s eye shape is so flattering!

Nubby Twiglet | Please Pass the Wine!

Here’s some more inspiration: 1. Botanical print. 2. Bite lipstick. 3. Again graphic. 4. Still life. 5. Steve Madden boots. 6. Forever 21 belt. 7. Free People sunglasses.

Nubby Twiglet | Please Pass the Wine!

I love it how the discovery of a single item can set off a flurry of style inspiration.

More wine, please!

Latest & Greatest: Not-So-Basic Black Swimsuits

Nubby Twiglet | Latest & Greatest: Not-So-Basic Black Swimsuits

It’s that time of year again where the sun is peeking out and I’m starting to pull together travel plans with family and friends. On the list so far: Palm Springs in April with Joey and a bunch of Italian cities plus Marrakech with my Aunt Shannon in October. Inevitably, as I think about traveling and what to pack, swimsuits are on my mind.

Swimsuits are that one piece in my wardrobe that I never think about in daily life (I’m in Portland and don’t have a pool, after all) but when I travel, there’s usually a hotel pool or beach nearby.

Wherever I go, I always throw a basic black swimsuit in my suitcase, even when I think I won’t need it. Any time I have forgotten to pack one, I’ve always regretted it! Case in point: that time Gala and I went to Iceland in Winter (hey, the tickets were cheap!) and caught a tour bus to the Blue Lagoon during a snowstorm. I’d forgotten my swimsuit and had to squeeze into her spare too-small, brightly patterned Forever 21 bikini while the more prepared women in our changing room slipped into solid black, practical one-pieces. I took one look in the mirror and it was hilarious and awkward all at the same time!

Even though I know a basic black swimsuit will serve me much better over time and always goes with whatever wacky accessories I pair with it, let’s get real here: it’s so easy to get shiny object syndrome as you’re scrolling through websites and end up with a suit covered in a garish galaxy print, neon patterns or ironic slogans (please tell me I’m not the only one). In contrast, a black swimsuit is sophisticated, works in any environment and never looks dated.

Nubby Twiglet | Latest & Greatest: Not-So-Basic Black Swimsuits

Here are a few of my picks of the season:

1. Mesh rash guard, 2. mesh panel swimsuit, 3. cut-out swimsuit, 4. plunging back swimsuit, 5. fishnet cover-up, 6. mock-neck bikini top, 7. stripe trim bikini top and 8. Warhol palm swimsuit.

P.S. See that swimsuit in the top photo? It was a total score from ASOS a few years back that I sadly forgot in a Palm Springs hotel room! Still searching a replacement…let me know if you spot something similar!