Household Mag.

Beauty + Fashion

Household Shop!

Beauty + Fashion, Home + Design, MotherhoodHailey Andresen2 Comments

It's finally here guys! After months of connecting with makers I admire, placing orders, photographing, and putting the actual listings together the shop's virtual doors are officially open! My goal with the shop is to only sell items you could find in our household focusing on goods for children, women and of course, home. Our selection might be small, but that's because I have taken the time to hand select a collection of goods I believe in. All of these items have either been favorites for awhile or are special collaborations with friends of mine and it goes without saying that I couldn't be more proud to be selling goods from such talented folks. Preview our household goods below or check out the full shop here. Before I sign off and let you shop away, I just have to say thank you for your support in all things Household. This shop wouldn't exist without each and everyone of you who are reading and I am so grateful! So grateful. Cue the tears and champagne! 

Photography by Amy Frances

Closet Staples: Ace & Jig

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I've admired the owners of Ace & Jig, Cary and Jenna, for quite sometime. The duo met as fashion interns nearly ten years ago where they bonded over their love for antique textiles. In 2009, after Cary gave birth to her daughter Alice and Jenna gave birth to her son James, they joined forces and started Ace & Jig. Their goal was to design season-less pieces that can be worn for years. Their silhouettes are simple, classic and flattering, and their textiles are stunning. They travel to India multiple times a year to work with textile specialists who are still weaving on ancient hand looms. Cary and Jenna are inspired by textiles with roots that stem from France to Japan. When I first saw their designs I was reminded of the Japanese Boro quilts I had seen in the vintage shop I worked in recently and back in college, Raggedy Threads. 

The piece I'm wearing here is from their exclusive line for Barney's (The Andie T-shirt). While the top is similar in silhouette to a t-shirt, the double-layer cotton canvas makes it feel much more dressed up than your standard tee. I paired this top with my favorite pair of vintage Wranglers. There's something about Ace & Jig's designs that boosts your confidence and gives you a timeless sense of style. I truly feel like this look could have been worn by my grandmother in the 1960's, but is still equally stylish today, and I have a gut feeling when I look back on these images 20 or 30 years from now I'll feel the same. That confidence is truly priceless for me. Especially when it technically involves jeans and a t-shirt (my uniform, haha).

Making investments in garments like this and even just treating myself to a hair appointment or pedicure or cup of coffee on my own has been something I've been trying to make more of a conscious effort of the past couple months. As a mother it's easy to feel like the money or time should go elsewhere, but there's something to be said for doing something nice for yourself. Taking care of yourself as a mother in return is always beneficial for the whole family. It doesn't always have to involve spending money, but if you do feel like treating yourself to a garment that will last you years check out Ace & Jig

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Closet Staples : Pin & Brim

Beauty + FashionHailey Andresen2 Comments

Anyone else feel like they've been wearing nothing but jeans and tees this summer? It's honestly been my uniform these days. I've tried to pick up a handful of breastfeeding friendly dresses, but that has seemed to be more difficult than you would think, plus pants have been the way to go over here now that I'm chasing after a crawling toddler. As much as I love my jeans and t-shirts I had my eyes peeled for loose fitting tops with some feminine touches. This Morocco embroidered top from Pin & Brim has been the perfect closet staple to throw into the mix this summer. Whether or not I was breastfeeding I would sport this top, but the fit truly is perfect for those of you who are breastfeeding like myself. Plus Pin & Brim's shop is incredibly affordable which has been a huge concern of mine since we adjusted our budget recently. Check them out! 

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Side note to all you breastfeeding mamas - is anyone as excited as I am to not have to worry about how you're going to get your boobs out of what you're wearing when you get dressed in the morning once you're done breastfeeding? I don't know when this day will come for me exactly, but I'm genuinely looking forward to it! Haha. 

Morocco Top provided by Pin & Brim

Photography by Amy Frances