hi there — ana from fluxi on tour, doing a little day tripping with you again today. Wandering into the space of The Piece Collective on Abbott Kinney in Venice, feels like wandering into the perfect tiny, airy & bright beach cottage full of carefully curated gifts, clothes, jewelry, home decor & books. Opened just recently, The Piece Collective (website coming soon) is the new cool kid on the Abbot Kinney block, but it fits in so well, it already feels like it’s been there forever. Although small, the exterior of The Piece Collective is an attraction itself; lots of white with a great pop of yellow, inviting to peek and see what’s inside the little cottage. This boutique with great bohemian flair, treasures locally crafted pieces but also globally sourced wares creating the perfect assortment of items you’ll definitely want to own. I treated myself to a rose gold ring from a Brooklyn based artist and I’m not taking it off. So next time you have few minutes to stroll the streets of Venice, make sure to stop by The Piece Collective and pick something you didn’t even knew you wanted until you saw it.
• photography by ana kamin at fluxi on tour.
well, i’m settling back from my trip to L.A. and into reality. summer’s winding down and all the shop windows are no longer sharing resort wear and fall fashions are all is see. so i guess i might as well accept that autumn is on its way. i’m fond of fall clothing, though, and i like layering up unexpected outfits. an oversized statement sweater worn with classic slacks, or a long pleated skirt with sneakers or a leather bomber? sure, i’ll try that. puffer vests are kind of a san francisco staple, but the metallic one from j.crew takes the look to a new level. i love all these looks — perhaps a little bit tomboy meets classic but eclectic.
ribbon rows maxi skirt from free people paired with a tee and leather bomber jacket.
i love everything about this look via the sartorialist via trendencias — looks like i need to hunt down some vintage khakis and leopard print flats.
striped sunburst skirt from j.crew paired with a crisp white blouse and black flats is pretty perfect.
love these Cora Wrap Heels from free people paired with faded denim jeans.
this metallic green shiny puffer vest from j.crew takes the look up a notch.
metallic pleated skirt via the sartorialist with sneakers? yes please.
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well, the time has come to hit the road — back to san francisco. but this time i have a co-pilot. the wunderkind ban.do boss herself, miss jen gotch will be riding shotgun as we wind our way up the coast, top down in my little blue bug. i’ve had such a good time in L.A. and look forward to coming back for more. i’ll be sharing some more favorite spots from my adventure next week, and in the meantime, i’m sure jen and i will be instagramming along the way home, so stay tuned for that wackiness. have a good weekend, everyone!
i think perhaps i’ve been inspired by osmosis, simply by hanging out in bri’s beautiful apartment all week — because all of a sudden i want color. i love little vignettes of color in a space, especially all white ones — whether it be a mini art gallery, an inspiration board, or a well-curated shelving unit. not too much clutter, but just great unexpected pops of color that perk up a room, and thereby, my mood. here’s some spaces that really make me happy.