Denim Envy: Jessica de Ruiter & Levi's 501s

There is nothing quite like a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, am I right? There are so many great washes and cuts out there right now, but I'm seriously loving the broken-in-almost-boyfriend feel as seen on fellow denim lover & stylist Jessica de Ruiter. I mean, just look at how she rocks her Levi's 501s. #denimenvy

The key to pulling of her look? Go for a slimmer fit straight leg jean (if it's too baggy, size down) that has a slightly worn in look. If you can't get your hands on a vintage pair of Levi's, try these by Madewell, these from J.Crew, or these from Urban Outfitters.


All images via Jean Stories (a really cool blog)


Insta♥ & The Winner Is ...

It makes me so happy every time I see an Insta snap (or any post, really) featuring my designs from the shop! I had to share a few of my favorite photos, courtesy of some fabulous ladies. Don't forget to tag me (@MNouc) and #theateliershop when you share!





AND THE WINNER IS ... #55, Evann! Congratulations, lady! Send me your mailing address so we can send you your new Lisi Lerch beauties!



Mini City Guides | Boston, MA

Get ready to come down with another case of wanderlust! Today I have DIY and delicious recipe connoisseur, Kate, from DomestiKated Life sharing her top spots in Boston. From culture to shopping – and where to eat in between – consider your next 48 hours in Boston officially planned out for you. Thanks, Kate!

The (mini) city guide premise: if your best friend was planning a weekend getaway to your city, where would you tell her to go?

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(all images by Kate Bowler)



Noteworthy Small Shops | No.3

For your Thursday perusal, another round-up (see no. 1 & no. 2) of the fabulous small shops I've  discovered across the web, filled with gorgeous goods you won't find anywhere else. Happy almost Friday! :)

Found: the chicest cocktail napkins around. I came across these beauties a few months back, and figured with (warm weather) entertaining season right around the corner, I figured now is the perfect time to share. Note: these are made to order, so be sure to order 2-3 weeks in advance! My picks: the pineapples, the social media-inspired set, and of course, an always classic monogrammed set

I'm a huge fan of minimalistic earrings, and the simplicity and slightly organic feel of Jane's designs makes them perfect for everyday wear. Initially it was the skinny bar studs that caught my eye, but after browsing her site, I'm having a hard time narrowing my favorites down to just a few. My picks: lip studs, skinny bar studs, and the xo studs.

Lauren is a talented blogger friend of mine (whose gorgeous calligraphy and fun DIY's are always spot-on) who also has her own little online shop filled with perfect party-ready goods & decor. My picks: this print, this drink caddy, and this cute little cupcake stand.

Photos via Lettermade, Glitter Guide & a fabulous fete