The Introduction: Almond Women by Heather Heron

I’m slightly afraid of open water and am not what anyone would call a strong swimmer. Needless to say, I don’t surf.

But I really, really wish I did. I’ve always been more than a little obsessed with the idea of surfing and with surf culture (and with Blue Crush, if I’m being honest!). I think surf lessons are a must on my life list, but in the meanwhile, I’ll just try to compensate by dressing the part.


My current obsession is Almond Women’s collection designed by LA-based designer Heather Heron. The gorgeous line is made in California and consists of (blue, white, and grey) pieces that would look equally amazing off of the beach (even in the good old Midwest!). I want it all. Particularly the Shibori Pullover, Spirit of the Sea Sweatshirt, Shibori Silk Cape, and the Bayside Chambray Pants.


I happened to notice a discount code on the Almond blog – which is filled with incredible photos – so I suggest you check it out!

The Introduction: Objects Without Meaning x Need Supply

I’ve fallen a little in love with Objects Without Meaning over on Need Supply. The black, white and grey collection is simple yet considered – these are pieces that you could wear again and again. My personal favorites are above but OWM has also created some exclusive travel pieces for Need Supply’s Go Explore Collection – and the black & white palm print is pretty rad.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that there are few things I love more than travel… Along with this exclusive collection, Need Supply also has some awesome summer city guides available on the site (including TAE favorites Clare Vivier & Diana Moss!) and is hosting an Instagram contest – through the end of the month, tag your travel adventures #goexplorenow for a chance to win an Artifact Uprising book (another TAE favorite!) and a $1500 Need Supply gift card. I don’t typically share brand contests on here, but I happen to be headed to the beach this weekend and I know I’ll be tagging my ‘grams, so I figured I should let you in on the fun – I hope you join me!

[lifestyle images by Stella Berkofsky, all images via Need Supply]

The Introduction: The Common Knowledge

I prefer clean and simple bags for many reasons – they tend to be timeless, they are always appropriate, and they allow me to feel put together, even when I know that inside the bag is a jumble of receipts, wrappers, and uncapped pens just waiting to destroy something.

Zara Dramov’s incredible new collection, The Common Knowledge, is all of those things – and more. The bags are made in New York using Italian pebbled leather – and feature a genius canvas removable tasseled pouch, which keeps your bag organized and can be removed and used alone. Yes, please!

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The Introduction: CAM Jewelry

I stumbled across this incredible wedding a few months ago on insta and was in awe with the bride’s phenomenal style. Turns out, the bride, Christen Ashley Mitchell, designed most of her wedding jewelry and has since launched a capsule collection!

The collection has a minimal, eclectic desert-y vibe and features hand stamped and hammered metals… per the site, current styles are limited edition and new styles will be launched each season, so be sure to stock up…

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