Feeling the Love

(Photos by Courtney Charles

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day fast approaches. I decided to celebrate the only way I know how - a new outfit! Pulling from the holiday's traditional colors, I picked to layer a white oxford over my new obsession: J. Crew's red and white stripe sweater. I paired with J. Crew's slim and comfy denim jeans (484's to be exact), because I wanted a warm, casual vibes - nothing too stuffy. It's the perfect V Day ensemble (and I have a feeling stripes will be huge this season - win, win)! 

Wearing: Sweater - J. Crew; Shirt - H&M; Denim - J. Crew;
Shoes - Dr. Scholls; Belt - H&M

All photos by Courtney Charles

Be a Part of the Love Club

I know, I know. Valentine's Day is supposed to be just another Hallmark holidays to benefit the greeting card corporations and flower shops ...or something cynical like that. But, hey, you know what? I say a holiday meant to celebrate love is actually kind of awesome. I think we should embrace it! The world can always use more love!

Whether it's a husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, best friend, friend of a friend, a new crush, fellow music lover, fellow fashion lover, lover of all things red (or pink), secret lover, brother, mother, brother from another mother, or a total stranger - here's a list of cute #VDay gift ides for everyone.

Jonathan Adler Zig Zag Alpaca Throw, $295
Urbanears Sumpan Earbuds, $29
J. Crew Sam Sunglasses, $118
Marc Jacobs Embossed Card Case, $95
Henri Bendel Rose Travel Candle, $15
Comme des Garcons x Converse PLAY Hidden Heart High Tops, $125
Crosley Radio Cruiser Turntable, $80
J. Crew XO Boxers, $18.50

*Noting that there's no separate lists for guys and girls, because gender roles are stupid. And, real talk, I usual  just want most of the girls's lists anyways.  Like yes I want a new rose scented candle, and jewelry. What the fuck am I going to do with another brown leather wallet?

Jo Jo Rings

I'm so excited to share this brand with you guys. Over the past few weeks it has become one of my new favorite accessory lines. I just think they are so cool and unique. I love them! The company is called JoJo Rings - and they hand make socially conscious, one-of-a-kind rings from 100% recycled keys. Isn't that awesome! Even better, they donate to charity for every ring sold and have raised $10K+ for charity so far. Essentially, this brand stands for everything I love: sustainability, Individuality, and social good. 

Learn more about JoJo Rings or shop their collection now at www.jojorings.com

Santigold Announces Spring Tour

[photo: "Chasing Shadows" Music Video]
Santigold has announced a North American spring tour in support of her forthcoming album 99¢, out on February 26th via Atlantic Records. Acclaimed for her monumental live shows, Santigold is taking it all to the next level in the brand new stage production. There will be a Citi presale on February 2nd at 10 AM for select dates and a Live Nation/Ticketmaster presale on February 3rd at 10 AM. The general on sale will begin on Friday, February 5th at 10 AM. All on sale times are the local time for each venue. Full tour dates below. Tickets available here: http://smarturl.it/SantiTour

Santigold recently shared the audio and video for “Chasing Shadows” from 99¢. Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij produced the track which features backing vocals from the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir. The mesmerizing video directed by Elliott Lester, explores the conflicted reality of an artist’s life, touching on themes of ambition and isolation. Watch it here!
Following her last album, Master of My Make Believe, Santigold wanted to explore new corners of her sound and different ways to convey her vision and political commentary.  She worked with new collaborators Patrik Berger, Rostam Batmanglij, Hit-Boy, HazeBanga, Justin Raisen, Zeds Dead, ILOVEMAKONNEN, and Sam Dew and longtime cohorts John Hill, Dave Sitek, and Doc McKinney. The result is the bright and big sound of 99¢ that takes the genre-defying fearlessness Santigold has become known for to new places.

Upcoming Tour dates (Not all listed):
3/21: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/22: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/24: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
4/2: Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry Hall
4/4: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
4/9: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
4/30: New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
5/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
5/3: Boston, MA @ House of Blues