No, this title is not referring to my absence from the world of jewelry design, jewelry blogging and everything else that comes with it (if you must know, I'm having a bit of a lull in creativity and am searching for some new inspiration)...instead, this post refers to the hauntingly beautiful book, Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation.

"Photographer and architect Nell Dickerson began her exploration of antebellum homesteads...[h]er passion for forgotten and neglected buildings became a plea for preservation.

Gone is a unique pairing of modern photographs and historical novella. Foote offers a heartbreaking look at one man's loss as Union troops burn his home in the last days of the Civil War. Dickerson shares fascinating and haunting photographs, shining a poignant light on the buildings which survived Sherman's burning rampage across the Confederacy, only to fall victim to neglect, apathy and poverty."


I Need to Take a Trip

Sailing adventure a la Daria?

"Werbowy loves the sea as much as the sun — a few years ago she took a break from modeling and sailed across the Atlantic from New York for 24 days with her father, brother and sister. A few days after our shoot, she would be embarking on a two-month sailing expedition from Guatemala to Belize, island hopping along the coast, then traveling through Central America to Costa Rica. There would be no staff, no captain, no chef, just a few friends and family members. Werbowy would do it all: sail, steer, clean and cook. “Daria can morph into so many different things,” Bird says. 'She’s tough as nails.'" -T Magazine
 Or a good old fashioned road trip?

 Or Both?



Shopping List

Long Maxi Skirts (Check out How To Wear Maxi Skirts):

 British Tweed Blazer (Like THIS one):


Best Coast

I love me some Best Coast and I think their singer, Beth Cosentino, is the cutest thing ever. Enjoy the pics above courtesy of Australia's Frankie magazine. And below, a True or False video with Best Coast from Nylon TV and the cute/hilarious video for their song "When I'm With You." Enjoy!

Pale Blue

Love that hair!