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Shop handmade: romantic jewelry (without hearts)

Shop handmade: romantic jewelry (without hearts) | Kittenhood

1. Necklace by Gouttedeterre. The beauty of porcelain dipped in the richness of gold equals perfection.

2. Ice cream necklace by Rabbits Fantasy World. An ice cone pendant to make you look forward to summer, and a “lick me” message you can interpret as you please.

3. Braided ring by Doron Merav. This is definitely a special piece of jewelry, but once that’s made to last forever.

4. Colored necklace by xoias meNinas. The definition of romantic colors, in a simple and fun necklace. And guess what: the plastic drops are actually spoons!

5. Cactus earrings by Eried. Ok, these may have something close to hearts on them, but they’re so delicate that they’re absolutely not tacky.

6. Pink bangle by Rosella Resin. One of the loveliest resin pieces I’ve ever seen, in delightful honeysuckle and gold leaf.

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My outfit: brick orange & burgundy

Orange sweater burgundy skirt | Kittenhood

Sweater – handmade | Shirt – thirfted | Skirt – Sheinside | Pin – Maia Grozavescu | Boots – Wagoneer

We finally got the winter wonderland we asked for Christmas! It’s a bit late, but we’ll take it. It acts as a distraction, and we’ll enjoy it for a little while, before it starts melting and we get back to craving spring. In this white context, I finally got a pair of flat boots, after somehow managing to go with just heeled ankle booties for the past few winters. They’re not exactly snow boots, but they’re lined with faux fur and are comfortable to walk in, so they’ll do. It’s not like I’m hiking or anything!

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Dress me in: Honor Pre Fall 2014

Honor Pre-Fall 2014 | Kittenhood

Honor is a no-fail label in my book (at some point I DIY-ed their hair pins). Season after season, the girly silhouettes and neat collars make me dream of a world where I only wear Honor. For Pre-Fall, it’s all about tones of chocolate, with added lace and fur here and there. Designer Giovanna Randall was apparently inspired by “those times you really want to have a countryside picnic—with an attractive gentleman wearing a suit, of course—but it’s too chilly outside,” when creating this collection. I can totally relate, can’t you?

Images via style.com

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DIY Cross Stitch Heart Pin for Valentine’s Day

DIY Cross Stitch Heart Pin for Valentine's Day | Kittenhood

Is everyone excited for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re celebrating or not, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to resist this pretty pin. It has neon pink, cross stitch, and a cute heart, which makes it wearable all year round. And with just a few minor twitches, you can use your creativity to turn it into a pendant. Since I’m more of a pin person, that’s what I made. And this is how I did it:

Supplies for cross stitch heart pin | KittenhoodHeart cross stitch pattern | Kittenhood

What you need:

  • 16 hole button (available here)
  • red or pink thread + needle
  • scissors
  • felt scraps
  • pencil
  • strong glue
  • brooch pin
  • heart template (pictured above)

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How to:

Thread your needle and cross stitch the heart, using the chart (third picture from the top). This should take less than five minutes. Next, use the round pin to outline a circle of the same size on the felt. Cut it out and make sure it fits, as you will use this to cover the back of the pin.

Stitch the brooch pin on the felt, towards the upper side, or glue it if you like. Next, glue the felt part to the plastic pin, using strong glue.

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Just a little crush: The Northern Light

Just a little crush: The Northern Light | Kittenhood

Hedvig of The Northern Light is more high-fashion that most of the bloggers I follow. Even though her clothes are out of my league, I can’t help but feel charmed by the minimalist aesthetic. The neutral colors she wears and the simple lines make her look polished at all times. I’m utterly in love with that light gray coat, which seems to be going perfectly with anything. A dream. Oh, and can you believe she has a baby? She certainly doesn’t look it.

The Northern Light Blog | Kittenhood

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Weekend marvels: 4/2014

 Weekend marvels | Kittenhood

Play: My favorite contemporary Romanian band, Moonlight Breakfast, and their newest single, “My Baby“.

Wear: All the best stuff from &Other Stories, perfectly styled in this androgynous/feminine photoshoot with Michelle Harper and Jenny Shimizu.

Watch: I was surprised to hear many people didn’t like Her. I admit I expected way more of it, but I did love it visually.

Eat: Ricotta gnocchi by A Cup of Jo, obviously because comfort food.

Make: Breakfast in bed for yourself or your sweetheart. This printable kit has everything you need, from placemat to door hanger.

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Put some color on: Lana Turner, 1939

I didn’t see any Lana Turner movies, even though she acted for over 50 years. This shot of her in Hollywood is from the beginning of her career, in 1939, when she looked particularly cool in high waist pants and a checkered shirt. I’m not sure if this was a setup or a snapshot, but it’s a very glamorous way to walk the dog!

Put some color on: Lana Turner, 1939 | Kittenhood

Image source – Life | Pants – Topshop | Shirt – Topshop | Shoes – BAIT Footwear

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Shop handmade: mountains

Shop handmade: mountains | Kittenhood

1. Mountain notebook by Little Alexander. The perfect notebook for writing down travel thoughts from the middle of nature.

2. Alpine print dress by Bluebell and the Fox. Digital prints are still cool, and this dress is a nice compromise between fashion and love of nature.

3. Deer print by Paper Sparrow. This illustration is so inspirational, I just love the colors and the simple shapes.

4. Mountains pillow by Three Bad Seeds. I could fill up my couch with these pillows! They’re really pretty, but still masculine enough for boys to allow them.

5. Mountains mug by Asleep from Day. These rounded peaks would be perfect for morning coffee up in a cabin in the woods.

6. Wooden ring by Whimsy Milieu. These mountain rings are the prettiest! They probably look lovely layered on the same finger.

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My outfit: pussybow & yellow dress

 Fox hat & pussybow blouse | Kittenhood

Dress – c/o 6KS | Blouse – vintage | Hat – Meli Melo | Tights – Primark | Shoes – Max Shoes

In the blink of an eye, I’ve become obsessed with yellow. I noticed I always pin runway and street style looks featuring this color, and I’m inclined to pick the yellow dress when I see it in a shop. It just pops. I’m not fully sure that this is a good color on me. But honestly, I don’t really see this thing where a certain color goes with a certain skin tone. Sure, redheads look particularly good in green and blue, and women of color sparkle in brights (I’m looking at you, Lupita!), but otherwise my narrow mind thinks everything goes on everyone. I’m just libertine that way.

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Dress me in: Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2014

Antonio Marras, Pre Fall 2014 | Kittenhood

I don’t know what it was about this collection that made me think “I need to post this” as soon as first saw it. It’s a combination of kitsch and awesome, that must probably be it. I love the mountains background and the prop goat, the Swiss influence (there’s even hats with edelweiss pins!), the tapestry pieces and how everything clashes a bit. Is it just me, or does Pre-Fall bring out the best in designers?

All images via Style.com.

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