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friday favorites | calligraphy by rachel jacobson

you might say i have a knack for winning instagram giveaways. the first time around, i won a beautiful pair of earrings from emma holland denvir. a few weeks ago, when i heard rachel jacobson was giving away a beautiful handlettered piece featuring one of my favorite quotes i had no reservations in entering the contest–and soon enough, i won!

i was drawn to rachel’s work because not only is her calligraphy beautiful, but she also incorporates literary quotes into her pieces–and i absolutely love quotes. i first discovered her work after seeing a scroll she created for a styled shoot featuring a quote from rumi, and after that, i was sold! =) rachel specializes in wedding & event calligraphy and design.

here is a peek at my new piece of art featuring a quote on beauty by ernest hemingway. (thanks rachel!) and the next time you see a giveaway post while scrolling through your instagram feed, enter it! you never know what might happen…

happy friday!



ernest hemingway wedding calligraphy quote photo wedding calligraphy inspiration photo black and white chalkboard wedding calligraphy photo

currently obsessed: pretty jewels & podcasts!

happy friday!!! here are some of my favorites from this week:

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you know how much i love jewelry! i stumbled across this beautiful ring on instagram and had to share! i love the natural stone look. it’s designed by love tatum jewelry and it’s love tatum so unique and so cool.

lately i’ve been really into listening to podcasts! i’ve listed to a bunch of the freakonomics episodes. i had never thought online dating had parallels to the economic market until i listed to one of their episodes (and now that i think about it, we use the term “off the market” to describe people who are no longer single, so it makes sense! ;))

i’m not a taylor swift superfan, but i do have some favorites of hers (“love story” and “teardrops on my guitar” anyone??! ;)). i heard this song while out and about and fell in love with the vocals– her voice (and the civil wars’ as well) sounds so pretty on this track. i looked up the music video and i think it fits the tone of the video really, really well.

i hope you have a wonderful weekend!! leave a comment and share your weekend plans– there seem to be a lot of friends with birthdays involved in mine ;)

currently obsessed: geometric patterns & polaroids

happy friday!! here are a few of my favorite things from this week…

the print on these shoes is awesome. they’re so cute (and a pinterest find)!!

i love this kate spade watch. the colors are so exciting!

i would love to get an instax or polaroid camera to shoot with. i think they’d be so fun to carry around and bring to events. it serves as the paper version of instagram (or rather, instagram is the digital version of a polaroid camera!)

pssst. have you taken the survey yet? today’s the last day to share your thoughts– it takes 20 seconds!
you can find the survey by clicking here. much love & many thanks!

currently obsessed: loops, rings, & andrew belle!!!

happy valentine’s day!! i hope you’re having a day filled with lots and lots of love. here are some of my favorite things this week…

while prancing around in my apartment this morning (because, yes, i do that ;)) i noticed the “ooh lala” poster i painted and framed months ago. how perfect for valentine’s day, i thought. i love handlettering with loops AND the color red, so this piece of art was just about perfect for our wall.

ooh la la print

i saw this ring featured on the everygirl and i fell in love! it’s designed by brandy pham and it’s just about gorgeous.

andrew belle’s newest album, black bear, is a gem. i wish he were coming to DC/LA anytime soon! here’s one of my favorite songs off the album!

have a lovely weekend!! xo