Weather Vain: Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 76 With Thunderstorms

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Like Garth Brooks, I’ve gotta send my love down to Baton Rouge. Here’s an outfit made for a day like today. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ Ready for dancing at Teddy’s Juke Joint? Cause this cotton Ulla Johnson dress is.

+ To protect that head of yours in case of a downpour: a white leather Etudes cap.

+ A K/LLER necklace fit for deviled eggs and crayfish at IPO.

+  A slick Louise Goods clutch, the color of a pint of Abita Purple Haze.

+ Dream Collective earrings—to hold you over until the April showers bring May flowers?

+ The most grown-up take on a jelly sandal ever, c/o Madison Harding.

Whoa, when it rains, it pours: Check out all of our “Weather Vain” posts.

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Ingrid Cuff by Dream Collective for Of a Kind

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Simone Ring by Dream Collective for Of a Kind

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Weather Vain: Brentwood, California

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Claire and I spent last week housed in Brentwood—and I’d be lying if I said it was easy to leave. An ideal outfit if we’d stayed four more days… —erica

+ Skinny straps that are right for the L.A. climate in a color that feels like October, from Steven Alan.

+ A Eugenia Kim hat to cover-up post-SoulCycle hair.

+ Getty Center views, meet this Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer cuff.

+ A white denim Rag & Bone jacket—as creamy as the scoops at Sweet Rose Creamery

+ The sort of earrings—from Dream Collective—that all the girls at Jenni Kayne would go nuts over.

+ These No.6 clogs = minimalist perfection. Kinda like the incomparable sushi at Sugarfish.

A “Weather Vain” front is moving in…

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Weather Vain: Newport, Rhode Island - 82 with a Chance of T-Storms

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It might be the sailing capital of the world, but this probably isn’t the best day to play skipper. Here’s how to make the most of a maybe-rainy day in the smallest state. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A sunny Mara Hoffman top with rope detailing—ya know, nautical flair.

+ Just-retro A.J. Morgan shades that are wishing for sun—and are ready for heron-spotting at Norman Bird Sanctuary.

+ Jazzy shell earrings by Vanessa Mooney that are just dying for a dinner res at Tallulah on Thames.

+ This Rebecca Taylor clutch: as white as the Adirondack chairs on The Lawn at Castle Hill.

+ Rag & Bone shoes ready for a frozen lemonade and a downtown stroll.

+ The bright white and blue of this Dream Collective cuff—so New England, no?

+ Obesity and Speed cut-offs that could handle some produce-picking at Sweet Berry Farm (obviously with some ice cream after).

Get in on all the “Weather Vain” action this way.

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Marina Cuff by Dream Collective for Of a Kind

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Whether or not you believe in the evil eye—or the need to ward it off—you’ve gotta get on board with the pure, unadulterated coolness of this Dream Collective cuff. The brass and enamel play off each other in a high-impact way, and, oh, those colors. —erica

BUY / 20 of a kind / $160

Read more about the designer behind the line: 

+ On getting her start at Philip Crangi.

+ On her painting hobby.

+ On her awesome Silverlake home.

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In Tune: Dream Collective

In honor of fashion week and all the new-collections brouhaha, we’ve asked Of a Kind designers to share the songs that found their way into their spring 2013 designs. Oh, and: These music picks come with sneak peeks of said collections. Keep up with “In Tune” posts here.

Father John Misty’s 'Nancy From Now On' has been on repeat all summer here at Dream Collective. His sweet harmonies and lyrics (‘flowers and bows - milk and honey flow’) have inspired a dreamy vibe for the creation of our spring collection.” —kathryn bentley of dream collective

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To Recap: Our 5 Favorite Home Tours (and How to Put Them to Use)

We’re taking the week off from new releases to say “HAPPY BIRFDAY, AMERICA!”—and give you 25% off until 11:59p on 7/8 with the code JULY4THEWIN. We also figured this was a great opportunity to round up some of our favorites stories that you may have missed—you’re busy! We know! Today, five house/apt. tours (that happen to be loaded with home improvement ideas should you be hangin’ around for the holiday). —erica

1) Collina Strada’s Williamsburg Apt.

Tip: Those vintage crates make for some killer shelving. Wine ones are a great size—dig them up on eBay or Etsy or score them in bulk here.

2) Kathryn Bentley’s Craftman-Style Apt. in Silverlake

Tip: Stools at nightstands? Love. Ing. It. These barnwood ones nail the vibe.

3) Fay Andrada’s Brooklyn Undertaking

Tip: That grid on the wall? Old-school Architectural Forum covers hung to pack a punch. As a frame alternative, use clipboards like this—that way you can also switch out the art on the reg. 

4) Annie Larson’s New NYC Pad

Tip: Annie is very (very!) serious about her hangers. Word is that the Container Store stocks the sorts of crazy hues that she loves.

5) Yuka Izutsu’s So Sunny Pasadena Casa

Tip: Embrace air plants. If you wanna go all crazy with ‘em, pick up a few Mudpuppy hanging planters, that display them *upside-down*.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our week-long, 25%-off special! The code: JULY4THEWIN

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Alumni News: Clare Vivier and Kathryn Bentley Double the Fun

OH, HI, FULL CIRCLE: One of our first pieces of Alumni News was on the grand opening of Vivier & Bentley, the rad retail-slash-studio space spearheaded by two Of a Kind alums—accessories whizzes Clare Vivier and Kathryn Bentley. Now, 365 (and some) days later, the duo has doubled the goodness, with Clare setting up shop two buildings down the street (address above on the genius invite—a classic CV pouch!) and Kathryn transforming their old space at 1404 Micheltorena Street to house Dream Collective, her other amazing jewelry line. We don’t usually approve of double-dipping, but, well, these Silverlake spots are an obvious exception to the rule. —jiayi

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