Father’s Daughter

February 14, 2018

Father's Daughter

Flashback to a few months ago when I had long hair and was in the height of growing out my bangs. Father’s Daughter is a vertically integrated denimwear label based Los Angeles. I love their vintage varsity school vibe. I paired their Jessie Top with their Jessie Pants and felt like I was wearing a casual version of a pants suit.

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Father's Daughter

Jessie Top in Valley: c/o Father’s Daughter
Jessie Pants in Valley: c/o Father’s Daughter
Make Moves Mule: Jeffrey Campbell via Free People
Circle Bag: COS
Kamala Earrings: c/o Seaworthy

Our Mantel Makeover

January 31, 2018

Our Mantel Makeover

This post has been a long time in coming. I started our mantel makeover in August and it was one of those projects that had to temporarily take the back burner while other facets of life took priority. Our fireplace area gets so much beautiful sunlight, it’s one of my favorite parts of the house—it’s actually in the room I shoot most of our Drifter Organics pictures. I wish we had proper “before” pictures, but we don’t, so I can only describe to you how the mantel used to look. To start, the brick was brown. The mantelpiece was much more ornate and looked like this. Above the mantelpiece, we had an analog wall clock that looked like this. Everything was a lot darker and traditional. Maybe it’s from living in California for 10 years, but our style has definitely evolved to a modern West Coast casual.

Our Mantel Makeover

The first thing we did was paint the brick white. We also painted the walls white (they used to be yellow) and it opened up the space sooo much. We swapped out the mantelpiece for a railroad tie my mom found at Urban Ore for $3 (!!!). We sanded and stained the railroad tie et voilá a rustic, modern looking mantelpiece for less than $20 counting the stain we bought.

Our Mantel Makeover

To replace the wall clock, I enlarged one of my favorite pictures I took from my trip to the Dixon sunflower fields last summer I wrote about here. The size I needed my photo enlarged was 48″x36″ which costs quite a pretty penny that I didn’t care to spend. To circumvent that, I got a Color Engineer Print from Parabo Press. They only cost $25 and fit 36″ or 48″ wood poster rails. They are perfect if you have a large wall you need to decorate. The paper weight is a bit thin, so if you use the wood poster rails, you just have to be careful not to rip or crease the paper. Since the brick we were hanging the print on is uneven and textured, I bought this SnapeZo poster frame from Amazon to avoid any ripping that might occur from hanging the print without protection. I also got a custom mat cut by Blick. I think adding a mat is a great hack for elevating the look of the engineer prints.

Our Mantle Makeover

Me next to the print to show scale. It’s huge!

Our Mantel Makeover

We have this odd platform around our mantel, it’s always been a dead space we didn’t know what to do with. I saw this picture from Justina Blakeney’s collaboration with Loloi Rugs and thought plants! Indoor plants are a great way to fill out a space and naturally purify the air by absorbing harmful pollutants through their leaves. We already had most of the plants, they just needed to be transferred to some prettier plant homes. I’m a huge ceramics freak and collected the planters (some of the pots the smaller cacti and succulents are in are actually tumblers) and plant stands over the past few months. A great planter can give plants so much personality. Although I love white, the whiteness of the mantel + planters + plant stands got to be a bit much, so I found a table runner from @noihsaf_home on Instagram to break up the monotone. I have to credit my mom for finding the brand new Pottery Barn 8’x10′ jute rug on Craigslist for $80. (There seems to be a pattern here with my mom always finding the good deals.) She drove 60 miles one-way to pick it up and I think she would have willingly driven twice as long to snag a brand new Pottery Barn 8’x10′ jute rug for $80. It’s tightly woven (good for pets!) and looks great in the space.

Our Mantel Makeover

Our Mantel Makeover

Our Mantel Makeover

Our Mantel Makeover

Our Mantle Makeover

Our Mantel Makeover

Our Mantel Makeover

Many months later, I’m so happy with the way the mantel makeover came together. The highlight of the mantel is definitely the Color Engineer Print. Seeing the sunflowers at sunrise was an incredible experience and the full moon was a happy accident. It brings me endless joy to see it in print so big.

If you want to get an Engineer Print for yourself, Parabo Press is offering 50% off Engineer Prints using promo code DRIFT—good now through 2/28/18.

Shop the space: Color Engineer Print c/o Parabo Press, custom mat by Blick, Poster Frame in Cream by SnapeZo via Amazon, mantelpiece from Urban Ore, Blue Speckled Planter c/o btw ceramics (no longer available, but larger version here), Dodecahedron Concrete Vessel by Concrete Geometric, White Planter + Golden Stripe by The Object Enthusiast, Small Adam Pot by Group Partner, Grain Jar in Thistle by Totem, Shapes Tumbler c/o The Granite (no longer available, but similar here), Pink Tumbler from Forest Ceramic Co., Peruvian Pouf via Craigslist, 10″ Straight Sided Cylinder Terra Cotta Pot from Crimson Horticultural Rarities, Naramata Plant Stand in Black c/o Blue Caribou, Wavy Tumbler in Yellow c/o One Eye Ceramics, Vintage Peacock Chair Plant Stand from Pot Pot Plant Co. on Etsy, Light Cutouts Top Pot by Group Partner, Flower Shadow Print by Painted Mary, Blue Stain on Beech Wood Picture Frame by ArtToFrames via Amazon, Medium Tabletop Planter c/o Convivial Production, Brown Medium Planter c/o Convivial Production (no longer available), Tulameen Plant Stand in White with Black Pot c/o Blue Caribou, Rose Gold Copper Planter in Medium c/o Hudson + Oak on Etsy, 8″ Sided Cylinder Terra Cotta Pot from Crimson Horticultural Rarities, Mid-century Modern Plant Stand by East Pine on Etsy, Red Vintage French Cotton Table Runner from @shopsummerofgeorge via @noihsaf_home on Instagram, Gadsen Natural Fiber Rug by Pottery Barn via Craigslist (no longer available, but similar here), pillow Aubrey is sitting on by Arro Home (no longer available, but lots more patterned pillows here)

Glitter on my toes

January 17, 2018

Glitter on my toes

One just cannot go into the new year without wearing any sort of glitter. These Jeffrey Campbell boots from Urban Outfitters are apparently “rain boots,” but I think they’re a fun accent to any outfit—rain or shine. There’s something sacrilegious feeling about wearing glittery items in the summertime, but glitter and winter just go together (i.e. string lights, sparkle-y dresses, and candles). Oh and huge, oversized comfy sweaters. Man, I am obsessed. The thicker and chunkier the better.

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

I got this tee from Big Bud Press at West Coast Craft, then found these amazing wide leg cropped Madewell jeans within my first five minutes at Crossroads and snatched them up immediately. I’m also super into wire earrings these days (they’re very light which is good if you don’t want a big statement earring weighing down your earlobe) and WKNDLA has sooo many good abstract shaped jewelry. I met her at West Coast Craft too, and she is so sweet!

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Glitter on my toes

Evil Eye Tee: c/o Big Bud Press
Rainbow Hand-Knit Cardigan: Anthropologie (extra 40% off sale right now!)
Culotte jeans: Madewell via Crossroads Trading
Hurricane Rain Boots in Glitter: Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters
Hara Studs: c/o WKNDLA

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