Elsie LarsonEvery few seasons I feel the need to “clean house” with my inspirations. I like to evaluate all the things I love from colors to music to blogs, how I decorate (etc! This list is getting long…) and figure out what is still inspiring me and bringing me joy. It’s a time to let go of a few trends or styles that I’m not feeling anymore and make room to try something new. 

I realize I might sound a little crazy here, but knowing what you LOVE is a huge part of having a style in any creative project you want to do! 

This season my new crush is the combo of pink and orange, and also pink and yellow. Also combining a bubble gum pink with a blush with a hint of lavender… yes, please! 

Evaluating my inspirations also makes me feel more confident in the things I love season after season! For clothing, it’s bell sleeves, vintage scarves and clogs. These are things I love season after season… just like The Beach Boys. 

What about you, little Sis??

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Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess Black and pastels Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess   Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess Trench vest and lavender purseOh yes, I’m basically the same. And I know you well enough, Sister, that I pretty much feel like I understand your sentiments here exactly. Like, I am a total creature of habit (as I know you can be too). I feel best when I spend lots of time being a homebody. And I wouldn’t say that my style or likes drastically change from year to year. BUT, I do crave change now and again. It does kind of feel like a cleaning house thing, so I like that you put it that way.

Right now I am in the midst of slightly re-doing my home office. I haven’t even been working from home for a whole year yet, but I’m already changing it – ha! Part of it is I feel like I have a better grasp on how I can make the space more functional. So that’s a very legitimate reason to change it all up. But then, if I’m being totally honest, the other part is just that I want to change up my daily surroundings from time to time, and my home office space is the area I spend the most time. I just crave different colors, moods, and the overall vibe. It keeps me feeling fresh. 

Another random thing I never thought I’d be getting into is pastel colors. I guess I’m mostly talking about fashion here since I don’t decorate our home in pastels much. But I have been gravitating toward more pastel tones in my wardrobe, even though I’m a mostly wear-black-always kind of gal. 🙂 

I’m pretty sure pastels were big about two years ago… so I’m really on top of the trends, clearly. 🙂 

Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess    Trench vest Lavender purse Trench vest  Emma’s Wearing: Shoes c/o Seychelles, (similar pair here), Jeans/F21, Shirt/sample for Oui Fresh (we are testing lots of different fits right now to try and find the perfect ones for our clothing line), Trench/ChicWish, and Purse/ShopSosie

What about you? Are you craving change currently? xo. Emma + Elsie

Credits // Authors: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, Photography: Amber Ulmer and Janae Hardy.