Weather Vain: Aspen, Colorado - 79 and Clear

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If you’ve ever been to Colorado in the summer, you know that people who see this only as ski-bum country are totally missing out. And Aspen in August? Less fur, more fresh mountain air. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A silk top from Alexander Wang that would look totally right hanging in a suite at The Little Nell.

Blanca Monrós Gómez earrings that deliver a little “Aspenglow” (« John Denver shout-out!).

+ Slipping into these K.Jacques wedges and heading off to Peach’s for bfast = the ideal way to start the day.

+ This Suno skirt feels Frenchie enough for trout almondine at Brexi, right?

+ An Eayrslee wallet you can slip into a backpack when hiking Lost Man Loop.

+ A Tarin Thomas ring that would look pretty sweet flipping pages at Explore Booksellers—a local institution for sure.

Get away with us. All kinds of “Weather Vain” here and now.

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Something you should know: Blanca Monrós Gómez is venturing into the realm of just-statement-y jewelry. And nobody’s going to complain about that. —erica

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Inside Job: 8 Interior Hacks We Picked Up From Designer Home and Studio Tours

You know what’s great about getting access to somebody else’s place, besides getting to be all voyeuristic? Sometimes you can learn a thing or two, especially if you’re visiting the space of a super-creative type—like, hey, the designers we feature on this here site. Dive into some of our favorite discoveries that can be translated to you own home, whether or not you’re way-handy with drills and glue guns. —erica

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Don’t feel like you have to tuck everything away.
Those paper towels and supplies look weirdly chic hanging over the sink at Blanca Monrós Gómez’s Gowanus studio. (Think we spy a Grundtal rail and accessories from Ikea?)
Get the deets.

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Embrace low-key overhead lights.
Don’t make things too complicated! Check out how sick (and carefree) the bedroom of Kathleen Whitaker’s L.A. house looks with that pendant lamp.
Get the deets.

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Store things on your kitchen shelves besides dishes.
Asia Ragland keeps her camera collection on display right above her bowls—it makes her cooking setup look as cool as it is utilitarian.
Get the deets.

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Let your books be wall art.
Something your Kindle can’t do: Jazz up your walls. Get a load of what Bridie Picot of Thing Industries did with concealed bookshelves. Adorbs, huh?
Get the deets.

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Have some fun with doors.
At the Draught Dry Goods HQ in Portland, this is what you see when you enter. When you leave, you get this message painted on the other side: Make yourself scarce. (Snap.)
Get the deets.

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Understand the magic of a curtain.
Not just for windows! Sara Barner’s spot looks a whole lot airier with one as a room divider than it would had she constructed a wall.
Get the deets.

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Frame things besides pictures.
See those flags in Nikki Chasin’s space? They’re actually tobacco silks from an antique market (that once came with cigarettes).
Get the deets.

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Think of fabric as wallpaper for people who can’t commit.
At her Bushwick, Brooklyn, pad, Hayley Boyd of Marais USA uses a blanket as a backdrop for her dining table—which makes it feel like it has its own little niche.
Get the deets.

Looking for more projects? Let the GREI. guys turn you into a Home Depot diehard.

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Champagne Diamond Tiny Solitaire Ring by Blanca Monrós Gómez for Of a Kind

BUY / 45 of a kind / $215

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Couple Up: Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner

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In 2009—before T.Swift’s relationships became an awards-show punchline—the world gave us TAYLOR SQUARED. It’s probably safe to assume that 37,235 Tumblrs were started to pay tribute to the two, who co-starred in Valentine’s Day (timely-ish, no?). Here’s what their romance looked like. —erica

Taylor Swift: A sparkly Jenny Packham belt, a white Issa halter dress, and dangly Blanca Monrós Gómez earrings.

Taylor Lautner: A moto jacket from BLK DNM, an Everlane tee, and black Kelly Cole jeans.

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Dainty Champagne Diamond Ring by Blanca Monrós Gómez for Of a Kind

BUY / 35 of a kind / $395

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Weather Vain: Breckenridge, Colorado - 10 With a Chance of Snow

You guys! I’m on a ski trip! And while I couldn’t be more thrilled to be slaloming my way around Breck, I wouldn’t be too bummed (ok, I’d be THRILLED) if it would warm up, oh, 20 degrees. Here, an attempt to stay warm. —erica

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Clockwise from top left:

+ The sort of Fleabags tote you can pack with extra hats and gloves that you’ll no doubt need.

+ Teensy Blanca Monrós Gómez earrings—because the thought of any more metal than this touching your skin…

+ A scarf from A Peace Treaty that’s cozy yet stylin’ enough for dinner at Modis.

+ A Rag & Bone sweater that would look pretty freaking cute with a turtleneck underneath, if you wanted another layer.

+ This Kai-aakmann parka is the anti-fleece.

+ Mou boots: If Uggs had a cousin who always had a pristine manicure…

+ Mother cords—just warm enough for a (short) walk down Main Street.

+ These Imoni gloves are ready for hot chocolate at Peak 7—or a bourbon at the Breckenridge Distillery

There’s a lot more “Weather Vain” to be had. Right this way…

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Mother Lode: Blanca Monrós Gómez Knows the Best Mom-Made Kid Companies

Blanca Monrós Gómez runs her fine jewelry line out of her Brooklyn home, her work- and personal-life all intertwined. She also has the scoop on the other moms who can handle the juggling act and are making the sweetest stuff fit for her other project: raising twins. These are two of her little-known scores from fellow matriarchs. 

I want to stock up on a couple of beautiful, simple Little Lief pieces for the summer. I love the kurta-style shirts for my son and the cute, short jumpsuit for my daughter. Green Bean Toys are handmade by another mum! My kids love their elephant on wheels, captured here with Instagram.” —blanca

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Play Your (V-Day) Cards Right, Take 3

Here you go: a present-and-card pairing to make your Valentine’s Day easy peasy and not at all sleazy. —erica

The gift: Diamond studs—how classic is that? But with their size and caramel-y hue, Blanca Monrós Gómez’s are a big (ok, teeny!) surprise.

The card: You know what matches these stones? Whiskey. And while the reference is grown-up, the message of this Westmama Designs card is so playing-it-cool, second-grade-style. Who can resist that?

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Weather Vain: Boston, Massachusetts - 41 and Mostly Cloudy

If you’re spending your day in Beantown, wandering Fort Point or hanging in Cambridge, here’s what you should wear. You know, in my humble opinion. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A Hope wool coat that will keep you just warm enough for walking Charles Street.

+ Suede pants can do East Coast prep—especially these Current/Elliott ones with their jean-esque cut and rusty maroon hue, just two notches left of neutral.

+ In these comfy, gum-soled Belle by Sigerson Morrison puppies, you could take on the Freedom Trail if you so desired.

+ A hit of neon—here, in the form of a T by Alexander Wang sweater—goes a long way.

+ You might have to loosen this Lizzie Fortunato belt after a few scoops from J.P. Licks.

+ These diamond earrings—from Blanca Monrós Gómez just for Of a Kind!—are the same color as your fave cocktail at Drink.

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