Five Quick Snaps

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Before starting my new job this week, I zipped back to Minnesota to see my family and celebrate/mourn the end of choosing my own schedule for work. My experience there can mostly summed up by the word “tea” and the phrase “young adult fiction,” but we also slipped in a trip to the zoo. This bear was sacked out with his rear end up against the glass window. No shame. Perhaps we can all learn something about unselfconsciousness…

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Another zoo moment- the elusive sea dragon.

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Further evidence that spring has sprung. If you’re ever around the Financial District on a Thursday, heading east toward the Ferry Building and the farmer’s market is well worth your time.

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Ok, so I know that cats are the “it” animal right now, with cute little videos and them dominating YouTube and with the Cats of Instagram feed growing every day. But I still think guinea pigs are pretty darn cute.

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And sometimes, even the shy ones get their own personal spotlight.

Happy Friday, everyone! Any big weekend plans?

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Maison Scotch Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

I have to say, I’ve fallen in love with Maison Scotch, the women’s line from Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda. I generally try to avoid fashion blogger hyperbole (“smitten,” “obsessed,” “craving,” and the like), but rarely does a line so perfectly capture the effortless-chic aesthetic that I adore.

Maison Scotch’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection¬†features a rich variety of textures and their signature relaxed cuts that still feel refined. There are plenty of southwest-inspired earth tones, but pops of aqua and cherry mix things up nicely. As always, their trousers and tops look best when casually cuffed, which feminizes a boyfriend silhouette. It’s also relatively easy to size down for a more fitted look, which I’ve done in the past with their button-downs.

I love how their campaign is part fashion showcase, part photo diary- it feels like we’re getting an intimate peek at happy vacation photos, not stiffly somber studio images. Also, could they have chosen a more beautiful backdrop? I think not.

I hope you enjoy these highlights from their new collection! Scotch & Soda, Maison Scotch, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collectionMaison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013

Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring 2013 collection

All photos property of Scotch & Soda.

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