giveaway: parcel + journey

I'm excited to be sharing Parcel & Journey with you today! I was first introduced to Parcel & Journey by my good friend Kathryn and have quickly become a fan of their unique products. Each item is handmade by artisans around the world and comes with a beautiful story.

They have kindly offered up one of their Perforated Leather Clutches (seen above) for one of you lucky readers! I have this clutch and absolutely love it! It's a great sizefits all your essentials without being too bulky (a requirement for my clutches). To enter, simply sign up for their email newsletter (bottom left corner of their homepage) and leave a comment saying so. You can also earn additional entries in the Rafflecoptor widget below! The winner will be contacted on Monday, February 10th. Good luck!

P.S. I'm answering a few questions over on the Parcel & Journey blog today! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

general store

Another spot I wanted to check out while in LA over Thanksgiving was General Store in Venice. I follow one of the founders, Serena Mitnik-Miller, on instagram and love her hand-crafted aesthetic that carries from her artwork to the store. The store carries a careful curation of home goods, clothing and accessories. I felt like I could have spent hours in here soaking up everything it had to offer! A must-see when you're in the Venice area (or near their other store in San Francisco).

images by me

the design files open house

I keep finding reasons to visit Australia and now I wish I was there so I could visit The Design Files Open House in Sydney. Usually I'm all about neutrals and black and white, but this place is so happy and fun! The Open House is a dream Australian home in which everything is shoppable. It has me craving a bit of color (just a tiny bit!) for our apartment. If you're in Sydney, I highly recommend you stop by and check it out for me!

photos by Brooke Holm

Olive & June

At the very top of places to visit on my trip to LA was Olive & June, a nail salon that opened in August. The salon was founded by Sarah Gibson Tuttle who recognized a void in nail salons, and boy did she deliver. The space is so beautiful and simple, with every detail carefully thought out. I love that you can quickly book appointments online and they keep track of all your preferences, from nail shape to massage pressure. I ended up going with the classic June manicure, and it was the most meticulous manicure I've ever had (and is still perfect, 4 days later). I can't even begin to say how lovely the interior is - I want to move right in! I can truly say that this was by far the best nail salon experience I've had and I can't wait to go back in on my next trip in January!

top three pictures from Refinery29 / bottom two by me


Have you guys heard of Homepolish? I can't remember how I came across them (probably through instagram) but you definitely have to check them out! Basically, they work to connect you with interior designers to help you with anything from accessorizing your home to doing a full-blown renovation. I've been following along with some of their projects in NYC and I'm obsessed with this apartment they did. I'd happily move right on in! I'll be spending my weekend pretending I live in as beautiful a space as this one. Have a good weekend everyone!

pickwick & weller

You all know how much I love a great t-shirt, so I was really excited when I heard from Pickwick & Weller about trying out some of their tees. I instantly loved their Hanna tee for it's slouchy, boyfriend fit. I also love that they do a home try-on kit, so you can test out 5 styles to find the best fit. I often find t-shirts are too short for me so I loved that I could order tees in their long fit.

Pickwick & Weller is kindly offering Dreams + Jeans readers a 25% discount on their tees by clicking here! Try them out and let me know what you think!

Tee (c/o) / Jeans (similar) / Sandals / Sunglasses / Bag

everlane ryan collection

I've been counting down the days until Everlane's updated Ryan Tee collection launched and it's finally here! It launched early on their mobile site Monday and I promptly ordered a gray t-shirt and a white tank, but I'm already planning on ordering more! I have two of their original Ryan tees and love how soft they are, but am so excited to see their new fabric and fit. I can already tell I'll be living in them! Go ahead and check them out for yourself - promise you won't regret it!