I was late to the Wes Anderson game. I watched one of his movies, Rushmore, for the first time a few years ago. I’m not sure how I avoiding every one of these amazing movies for so long. When I did finally see one, it was only because my brother recommenced it as “something you would like”. After watching Rushmore and loving it, my husband informed me that The Royal Tenenbaums is one of his favourite movies. I’ve now seen them all, own The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions on vinyl and have become quite the fan of Wes Anderson’s signature aesthetic.
I love Wes Anderson’s use of simple and consistent colour and structure. I especially love the way he uses pinks and blues. Since my newest skirt is inspired by one of my more favourite of his movies (I don’t think I could ever choose a true favourite) I decided to also plan a Wes Anderson inspired photoshoot to go along with it!
Earrings Designs by Amber
All photos by me.
It’s been a strange summer for me. The weather has been very hot and humid with many violent thunderstorms yet very little rain after about a decade of cooler, wetter summers. We bought our first house at the very end of May and had to wait until today(!) for closing so we’ve been counting the days while trying to enjoy summer and not wish away. At the same time, we’ve been mourning the loss of our incredible and much beloved cat, Tori, who passed away in early June at an estimated age of 16. All these things together have made for quite an unusual summer. I’m not sure if it is destined to become a memorable moment of my youth or get swallowed up by my grief.
It’s been a summer of firsts, a summer of change and a summer of learning. My husband and I bought our first home together just after our fifth wedding anniversary. I did my first summer market. I changed my business priorities and focus a little bit. I learned how to talk to important adults as an adult. I learned how to make shorts. I’m learning how to say goodbye to someone who meant a lot to me.
Earrings Craft Arts Market/ Nicole Gagnon
Bracelet Panama Market Vendor
We’re getting ready to move this Saturday and it feels like I’m saying goodbye to a lot of things. Goodbye to apartment living (woo!) and all its benefits and inconveniences. Goodbye to that notion that I’m not tied down to any place and can make a home anywhere in the world at any time. Goodbye to an apartment filled with memories. Goodbye to all that money I used to have. Goodbye to a pet I rescued on my 16th birthday and who was with me, by my side and in my lap, through so many life changes. Goodbye to summer.
Help me out and grab a t-shirt so I don’t have to move it!
Get $5 off any tee in the shop (excluding seconds, which are already only $5, by the way) with coupon code TEETIME5. Expires on moving day (8/27)!
Want a pair of my shorts in your size?
Grab a Mystery Item from the shop for one of my learning experiments! Warning, these pairs aren’t for regular sale because I’m not super satisfied with the fit. They run a little large in the waist and small in the thigh, if that sounds like you, or the way you like your clothes to fit, go grab one now for less than wholesale!
All photos by me.
Now that summer is in full swing, we do all we can to beat the heat. It is a dark time of board shorts and sleeveless shirts. I’m here to tell you that you can look great and dress in comfort with some help from my favourite things for July.
1.Vans Surf Shoes
Van’s Rata Vulc SF Shoes
2.Pineapples, thematically speaking.
Wild Hearts USA’s Pineapple Shirt
3.Vitaly Unisex Accesories
Vitaly’s Odak X Matte Black Ring
4. Short Sleeve Button-ups
LJC Designs’ Men’s Pineapple Party Shirt
5. Starving Artist Waffle Bar. Because who doesn’t love waffles?
Starving Artist’s Waffle Bacon
All photos courtesy of their retailers.