Weekend Loves + Links :: 1.22

Well, it's been a while since we've done our usual weekend link roundup, and I have to say I'm happy to be back at it. Fridays are my days to peruse what's going on in the blogosphere and what I'm feeling inspired by, which is a great way to start the weekend, right?


1 // I don't know how many of you are familiar with the Japanese art of Ikebana - a form of minimalistic, almost sculptural flower arranging - but I loved this post on Once Wed inspired by the florals themselves as well as other cultural Japanese elements. A refreshing take on wedding inspiration!

2 // Cork is such a nice natural texture to add to a space, but it's hard to find objects that come in the material, so this cork bowl is a great option.

3 // Adorn Milk is such a great spot for more modern jewelry design, and I love the hard angles of these earrings in black - a stark contrast to most of the sparkly, gold options out there!

4 // I've been a major slacker when it comes to winter fashion this year. Pretty much circulating the same three button-ups and skinny jeans, so I adored this post on layering from Waiting on Martha with its rich textures, tones and patterns!

5 // We've been starting the new year like most people this year, with a cleaner take on diet. This lentil soup is high on my must-try list as it sounds filling, satisfying and healthy!

6 // If you haven't noticed, I've got a major crush on Rebecca Atwood's designs, so I just about died when I heard she'd released a tabletop line! Linen closet beware, you are about to get a major replenish! I can't wait to use these for dinner parties and blog posts.

Of course, before I start adding more things to the home and my closet, I've been paring a lot down. Anyone else feel that urge at the new year to start over fresh with a good cleaning of the house? I think in general many of us are choosing quality over quantity these days, which is why I don't mind investing a bit more in the items I'm really loving, instead of just filling shelves with, well, filler items. Those impulse buys at Target are being way more limited, and I'm buying with more intention. What about you?