Whew. This week was a bit of a crazy one – I’m working on my biggest blog project ever at the moment with a full day of shooting scheduled for Sunday and while it’s incredibly exciting, it’s also rather exhausting when combined with the whole full-time job thing. But champagne problems, right? I always hate complaining about anything blog related because A. I’m super lucky and B. it’s all my own doing. So onwards and upwards, my friends!
I’ve been working to adjust my wardrobe to San Francisco weather and add some key pieces that will work all year round vs. having a strictly summer and a strictly winter wardrobe like I had in Chicago and New Jersey. This means fewer big cozy sweaters and sundresses and more layering pieces that can adjust quickly for the crazy micro-climates that they Bay Area has (seriously, it can be cold and foggy in one area and sweltering ands sunny only a few blocks away! You never know what the weather will be like). I decided to embrace the blues for this look and wear a variety shades of my favorite color for an easy, casual look that works for a day at the office or weekend errand running. And these sunglasses? Absolutely ridiculous but I love them, especially since they were less than $10 and look a heck of a lot like the Karen Walker sunglasses I see everyone sporting. Win.
I have this terrible habit of hoarding art and never getting around to framing it – it’s kind of the combination of the fact that I’m always impulsively buying prints, and the fact that finding frames that fit can be a major pain in the butt AND it can be crazy expensive.
Enter Framed & Matted, an online custom framing solution that makes the whole process easy and affordable and allows you to expand your art horizons beyond the 8×10 without fear of never ever being able to find a frame that fits. We’re in the process of decorating our SF apartment at the moment and while the space is great (it’s brand new! I will probably never ever live in a brand new apartment again so I am trying to soak this in), it’s a blank slate. Literally. Lots of white and grey and wood. And instead of going crazy with paint since we’re probably only going to be staying here for a year, we’re bringing in lots of art to brighten things up and make it feel like home.
My favorite pieces so far? The little bit of home sweet Chicago we added to our bathroom to help make the space feel less cookie cutter, more like us.
For this little project we had a few favorite Windy City snapshots printed using Artifact Uprising and then teamed up with Framed & Matted to let them work their magic by selecting the size frames that would work best with our space and prints, a metallic frame and best of all, a double mat to pull in some of the grey in our bathroom to tie everything together. The result? One of a kind art that looks gallery quality and makes me smile every single morning as I’m getting ready for work.
If you’re looking to have any art framed, I cannot recommend Framed & Matted enough – their online framing system is super easy with a crazy amount of options to bring any idea you have to life. It makes custom framing way less intimidating and more accessible by leaving all of the options up to you, in the comfort of your own home.
This post is sponsored by Framed & Matted, a brand I truly love and have admired since their launch. Thank you for supporting the brands that partner with Pretty & Fun – authenticity is a top priority and all opinions are honest and 100% my own.