happy home // sweet sounds of dana williams

i was cruising the internet the other day and somehow the stars aligned and I discovered dana williams. her sounds were perfect for my lazy afternoon mood and I couldn't get enough. I continued searching through youtube for more songs, more of her amazing voice. 

Her hypnotic covers (a few of which she has with leighton meester) are addictive. surrender to her jazzy-dreamy sound and you'll be transported to a serene, sunlit place somewhere between billy holiday and your favorite indie darling. needless to say, i'm eagerly awaiting a full album from this beauty. 

img via dana williams official

happy home // drop cloth rug?

With winter comes cold floors .. or so I've learned. I have been searching for ways to warm up our cold floors for the season, but I'm not sure I want to invest in something major. We have some small moroccan rugs we use but I don't want them to bear the brunt of our high-traffic areas. Enter: Drop cloth rugs. I'm not sure how I came across this DIY trend on Pinterest, but I'm glad I did. Apparently you can pick one of these suckers up for cheap at a hardware store and customize it to your liking using paint, sharpies and some sewing skills. Check out the links at the bottom of this post to see how to make these three looks.

one // two // three 

dream closet // joan didion

channeling a 1970s california girl, the joan didion vibe is inherently laid back. flowing silhouettes, earthy colors, and minimalist design would fill the closet of the writer's early days on the west coast. i love this style of dressing meant for warmer days lounging around, writing and reading. After months of layering complicated garments, zipping zippers, tying scarves and lacing boots, it's nice to slip into this mellow attitude.

white tee // amber necklace // bracelet // clutch // floral pants // t-shirt maxi // black shirt // flares // floral maxi // sandals // crochet bag // espadrilles