Designer Diary: Work lately

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Last week I got a bunch of work from a few different places that came in which was busy for me, but SO exciting. I finally feel like “I’m really doing this!” when I have a chance to breath. I’m excited about a couple upcoming projects as well! I can’t wait to share them here.

Lately I’ve been working on coming up with a better schedule, and a few goals for next year. I think I was really inspired by this post from Nesha, and this post from Leah. Obviously you can make goals anytime during the year, but something about the start of the new year always makes it seem more official, more motivating… you know?

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Also, I’m feeling like I want a different look for my blog. I like this look a lot, but I’m not sure it really represents me that well.

Lots of good things are happening! The first step is to actually start using my day planner. Ha! American readers- did you have a good holiday?


by: amber rose on 12/02/2014

Pieces I love from Yokoo this season

I just love Yokoo… beautiful vision, designer, and her photos are so simply styled (yet still so inspiring)

Here are a few pieces I’m really loving from her shop right now:

il_570xN.291094705The Soopa Scarf in Black Forest Cake

il_570xN.561116561_d4xxthe UnBearable Hat

il_570xN.361406674_t4ee The Warmer in Graham Cracker Crust

I can’t get over the simple and effective styling and look of her photos. Love! What do you think?


by: amber rose on 11/21/2014

designer diary: early mornings

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are you a morning person? lately i’ve been waking up around 5am to get a bit of extra work done before the little ones wake up. it’s actually really relaxing. i love winter mornings. they are so dark, and still and quiet. 

in addition, this past week, i’ve really been seeing my reaching out to people as far as freelance work take off. my inbox is suddenly … umm… having some emails in it, and i really couldn’t be more excited! i’m a little bit intimidated, yes, but i am looking forward to these projects and people i get to work with. i just love learning more and more, and you can get that so much easier from connecting with other people, sharing knowledge and perspectives and ideas.

it’s going to be great!

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by: amber rose on 11/19/2014