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Oversized Flower Photography

affordable oversized Flower Photography, inspired by Paul Lange | via Dressed in Orange

Aerin Lauder office photos by Pieter Estersohn, for Architectural Digest.

After seeing these photos of Aerin Lauder’s Manhattan office on Pinterest for months now, I have been dying to figure out where I can get my hands on  a show-stopping flower photograph of my very own. The original pieces by Paul Lange (from his Big Blooms series) are seriously incredible and definitely worth pinching pennies for, but if you can’t wait to get your own piece of floral artwork, I suggest you take a look at the offerings on Art.com. After browsing around for a bit, I found a variety of flowers and colors that can all be blown up to a variety of large sizes– most appealing to me was the 30″ x 40″ size, which (with some small trimming) would fit nicely in a large Ribba frame from IKEA! I’m having trouble picking a favorite, although those pink poppies seem to be leading the pack. Which would you pick?

Click here to see all these photographs, available on Art.com.

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Chance Boatneck Striped Tees

Chance Striped Boatneck Tee, via Dressed in Orange

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As a firm believer that you can never have enough stripes in your closet, I was thrilled when Chance had a 50% off sale on their online shop several months ago. I’m usually very wary of buying clothing online, since the typical s/m/l sizing can be all over the map, but with shirts that cute and at a great price point I decided to take the plunge and order.

I loved the look of their boatneck shirt, but learned from the the fit guidelines that they recommend stepping up one size in this shirt style.  Since I am typically between sizes but prefer loosely fitted tops, I “stepped up” from my larger size so I could have a nice lightweight long sleeved shirt for spring. I also knew that if I ordered too big I could easily take in the sides a bit on my sewing machine for a perfect fit. Thankfully though, ordering on the larger side paid off. The shirt is a great lightweight cotton (but not see-through) that is super soft, very versatile, and supremely comfortable– I wish I could wear it every day. It reminds me of my vintage cotton long sleeve tee from J. Crew in terms of fit, so I would recommend if you like the way a size medium fits in that shirt, you order the boatneck in large from Chance. Now that I have a bit more insight into their sizing system, I am thinking about picking up a couple more items from Chance, including this top and this dress.

Have you bought anything from Chance?

Grace

Gem and Stone Print Shop

Jen Altman's Gem and Stone Print Shop, via Dressed in Orange

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Reading the Design*Sponge article this morning on gem scarves by Jen Altman reminded me of seeing her lovely print store, Gem and Stone, a while back. Her beautiful close up photos of minerals are showstopping, and provide a perfect mix of modern abstraction and organic warmth. As an apartment-dweller I’m always cautious about what I buy for my home, considering a piece’s usability if I were to move to a new location. Art is one thing I can always convince myself to buy: not only is it light enough to easily move from place to place, it can also be hung, leaned and layered in almost any room. I can easily envision my favorite, the Amethyst print, hanging above my sofa now, and in 10 years hanging it in my office, master bath, or guest room. As long as you truly love the piece, you will always be able to find a space to make it work!

Grace