Monday Mood - Road Trippin

Summer in New York City is stifling, sticky and sweaty. The city is incredible at night when there is a slight breeze whispering through the heat, but during the day, it can be oppressive. I'm not complaining or anything, just feeling ready to escape for a little bit...

I've been jealously eyeing and simultaneously swooning over some road trippers on Instagram over the past few weeks. Whether told by a full-time nomadic family or by a few girls on an artistic road trip, the stories of the road are beckoning. Hot tar stretching out as far as the eye can see, dusty side roads, bug-filled plains, misty mornings and clear mountain air. I'm itching to hit the road, but for now, this visual inspiration will have to suffice.

Tell me, who or what is inspiring you today?

Road Trippin road trip inspiration images on the road car camping wild free adventure

Monday Mood - Insta Florals

Happy Monday, lovely readers! June has flown by with a trip to California and some changes in my work schedule. This past weekend I finally got the chance to take a moment to myself and visit the Union Square Greenmarket. If there is anything that is guaranteed to put a smile on my face, it is a farmers market!

So here I am on Monday morning getting inspired by some of the most simple yet beautiful things in our world - flowers. Flowers in the wild, flowers fresh cut and in a vase, or flower petals trampled and bright on the ground. Who can resist the incredible colors and delicate perfumes? Certainly not me. I spent some time looking through a few of my favorite Instagram feeds and brought together some floral images that make me feel fresh, summery and ready for a brand new day. I hope you enjoy!

Images and inspiration today pulled from @aurorabotanica, @annaandthering, @cnstzn, @facethefoliage, @zioandsons, and my own archives @fayelessler

Who are your favorite Instagrammers and photographers? What is inspiring you today?

Monday Mood - LA

Happy Monday lovely readers! Today, I made you a mood board to reflect my latest inspirations. You can look for my Monday Mood here every week from now on - hopefully my boards can help you kick off your week with a little bit of inspiration! If you want to see what I'm dreaming about every day, you can always check out my Pinterest.

 
Los Angeles skyline. Blog post about LA. Los Angeles inspiration and mood.
 

Today my mood is LA. I have been paying attention to a few bloggers and artists out there and the imagery coming from their Instagram feeds has been just sublime. Maybe it's the California girl in me, but the bright sunlight, bold colors and bleached skylines have got me lusting for a laid-back summer. Or maybe I'm just excited for my trip to LA in a few weeks! I can't wait to see friends and family and eat as many vegetables as I possibly can...

Images pulled from Pinterest, Jess-Hannah, Melissa Sonico, Unique USA, Refinery 29. Collage by Faye Lessler.

Images pulled from Pinterest, Jess-Hannah, Melissa Sonico, Unique USA, Refinery 29. Collage by Faye Lessler.

The tastemakers that inspired my mood today are Jess-Hannah, Lust for Life, Melissa Sonico and Sonja Rasula of Unique USA. These ladies are all badass, ultra-stylish and living the quintessential Los Angeles lifestyle. Who is inspiring you today?