Month: October 2015

Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Living in…

Earlier this week on a visit to North Georgia I went to sleep with a bedroom window open and woke up to find the season’s first frost had settled overnight. I couldn’t help but jump out of bed and scurry around the crisp grass, gulping up big deep breaths that fogged up every exhale. I love everything about fall, from brisk morning walks over scalding coffee and crunching leaves in riding boots, to long campfire nights spent over red wine and under big woolly blankets.

Sustainably Chic: Eco Travel Hacks

Just in time for fall adventures I’ve just shared a few of my favorite eco-friendly travel tips at Bodhi & Birch’s new blog, The Leaf. Head over to the gorgeous journal to check them out and explore Gem Bolton and crew’s musings on body and mind care, ethical makers, and how to recharge this Autumn. More on how to pack light and travel well and a handy festival packing list. Paris photo above is from this trip.  

How to Match Your Clothing: 4 Tips with EF Magazine

Simple styling tips to help you make the most of your wardrobe This week I have a special treat for you: Rose & Fig’s very first guest post! Fellow blogger and steadfast Skype friend Malorie Bertrand is a communications professional by day and a freelance blogger and stylist by night, focusing her efforts on promoting sustainable fashion. She’s founder of the fab EF Magazine (which you may know from this post) and is currently working on launching an online boutique that will sell Canadian-made sustainable fashion and accessories. Here are a few of her oh-so-easy tips for making the most of your wardrobe pairings. The fall is the best time to clean out your closet. It gives you the chance to stow away your spring/summer pieces, bring out your sweaters from the basement, and assess your threads. There are a gazillion blog posts about how to clean out your closet, but what about after the purge? How do you actually put outfits together? My clients often say that the hardest part for them is figuring …

Our Wedding: September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015, I got to marry my best friend. As the cool air of fall rushes in all at once we are still basking in that golden light of remarkable love, kindness, and joy felt all around on our wedding day. A thousand different things didn’t go as planned and yet, as always, fate forms reality far better than we could ever dream it. Like that Pynchon quote, every cup of tea was perfect. Photos: The Hons Photography. Planning: Lea June Events. Bouquets, Corsages, & Flower Crowns: Allison Song. Venue: Cator Woolford Gardens. Ceremony: Rev. Lynne Smith. Dinner: Zest Atlanta. Dessert: Highland Bakery and King of Pops. Band Emerald Empire Band. Makeup: Becca Bussert, Fig & Flower. Hair: Monarch Beauty. Film (in the works) Southern Lights Productions. Invitations, Boutonnières, Terrarium Centerpieces: DIY. Dresses: Marchesa FW14 Bridal (Tradesy) | Catherine Deane “Leticia” (eBay). Shoes: Christian Louboutin “Grorolli” (Tradesy) | Dolce Vita “Gwendolyn” (old). Jewelry: Gorjana “Leda” earrings (℅ Rocksbox) | Loren Hope “Clara” bracelet (℅ Rocksbox). Rings: Estate pieces.