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In The Mood #7: Avant Garde Art

Nubby Twiglet | In The Mood

I’m so happy to be sharing a new installment of In The Mood, my series dedicated to real life mood boards. Even though I love creating a good digital mood board, over time I’ve been getting burnt out on the same old posts compiled of “Pinterest pretty.” This week, I was inspired by a second-hand black Jean Paul Gaultier skirt that I recently found at Buffalo Exchange.

Nubby Twiglet | In The Mood

Nubby Twiglet | In The Mood

Over the Summer, I wore a lot more brights than usual but as Portland eases into Fall, I’m reverting back to my tried-and-true black layers. I plan on pairing this skirt with black tights and a leather jacket.

Nubby Twiglet | In The Mood


Jean Paul Gaultier skirt, Buffalo Exchange. Booties, Zara. Necklace, Zara.
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In The Mood #7: Lemon Zest

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This week’s In The Mood is all about yellow. Go bright or go home! I’ve been having a serious love affair with the hue lately — first, it was the mix of yellow Poppin accessories that made their way into my office and then it was the blazingly bright espresso machine setup. Yellow feels so full of optimism and I can’t get enough.

In The Mood

In The Mood

In The Mood

These very Big Bird-like Matikos are definitely one of the more eccentric pairs of shoes I own but I tend to balance them out with all black ensembles. I always joke that shoes like this are the equivalent of an explanation point at the end of an outfit!


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In The Mood #6: Summer Breeze

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I’ve been in LA all week soaking up the sun, taking walks down Hollywood Blvd. and enjoying the change of scenery. I’ve been here many times before but each I try to stay somewhere new since the city is so large. I love ease of getting ahold of healthy food, fresh juice and strolling along palm lined streets.

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Tangerine and ocean-infused blues are reminding me of LA and sitting by the pool (which I sadly have not done at all this trip). I’m totally loving the unexpected mix of these colors.

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Featured Shoes: Alice by Acne
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In The Mood #5: True Blue

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Sky. Cobalt. Azure. Cyan. Sapphire.

So many beautiful shades! In my book though, the more electric the blue, the better. And though blue eyeshadow is considered gaudy in most circles, I do own MAC Electric Eel. Just look at all those gorgeous made up eyes on the board!

In The Mood

In The Mood

In The Mood

Onto the shoes — they’re by All Caps and though they don’t come out of my closet nearly often enough, I adore the mix of perforations, zippers and wood.

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In The Mood #4: Spring Green

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Just like everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m coming out of hibernation and Spring is on my mind. I’m loving this optimistic, saturated green — I’ve been pulling this color into my wardrobe a lot lately and a mood board celebrating the hue seemed imminent!

In The Mood

In The Mood

In the mix, there’s an Anthropologie necklace I picked up last year in Santa Monica, clippings from an Alexander Girard brochure, a Heart in Oregon sticker and marbled silk Dries Van Noten heels from Fall 2008.

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In The Mood #3: Mod Madness

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I couldn’t stay away from the mod trend for long! Every magazine I open up these days is jam-packed with stripes, op art patterns and I can’t get enough. I pulled those happenin’ shoes in the top left out of the newest Anthropologie catalog. And though I didn’t have enough room to include it, did you see J. Crew’s interpretation of graphic black and white patterns on their newest swimsuit collection? So good!

In The Mood

In The Mood

In The Mood

Shoes-wise, I included my Michael Kors Firebird wedges from 2004. You might remember them from my old blog header and business cards as well. Those Opal candies sitting on the very top are one of the goodies I brought back from Iceland. And the Ace room card is from my stay at the Design Life retreat last year. It’s so much fun mixing in all these bits and pieces from life, travels and magazines.

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In The Mood #2: Blush

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This week’s In The Mood is a few weeks late for Valentine’s Day but I just love the color combo of red and pink. Over the weekend, I was flipping through Bazaar and noticed the hooded photo of Audrey Hepburn along with photos of the Spring 2013 Prada collection. The board quickly came together around those key elements.

In The Mood

In The Mood

Then, I dug out a series of Moleskine monthly planners from a few years ago to add to the mix. I know I’ve said this in the past but it’s so nice to have an excuse to get away from the computer and work with my hands. Putting this series together is definitely a highlight of my week and I’m already looking forward to the next!

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