Salar de Uyuni by Nightfall

Salar de Uyuni

I could name tons of conventionally beautiful bodies of salt water that I’d love to dip my feet into: The Dead Sea, The Great Lakes, the Pacific Ocean, and so on. Salt flats, however, are an entirely different story — an otherworldly natural confection. Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, spanning over 4,000 square miles in Bolivia. Among cacti-lined islands and flamingo populations, the snow-white sea of salt looks as if it came straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. But this scene is no mirage- it’s a very real place that won’t disappear if you pinch yourself.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia -- Weekday Wanderlust

Transforming: Salar de Uyuni is said to be most heavenly after rainfall

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Can We Please Live In A Geode?

Guest Post by Jackie Dorey
Can We Live Inside Of A Geode? - Weekday WanderlustThis week’s dreamy wonder of the world is not a specific location we could wander around on our next vacation, but I’d certainly love to if I could. Modest rocks on the outside and glimmering caverns on the inside, geodes are truly hidden gems. I can’t help but wish I could shrink down to the size of a pebble and explore the complex worlds of geodes from the inside like Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic Schoolbus.”

 

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Lac Rose - Senegal's Pink Lake

Lac Rose: Senegal’s Pink Lake

Lac Rose -- Senegal's Pink LakeSometimes, when I’m trying to find the dreamiest places on earth to feature here, my astonishment is a bit more reserved and polite. You know — in that way where you’re like “wow, I can’t believe this place exists on earth,” but it’s not entirely a sublime experience and you’re also like “well, of course it would.” Like, “this place is amazing, but not stretching any realms of possibility — it’s just really beautiful.”

That is so not the case here. There is nothing reserved about the pinkness of the Pink Lake. It isn’t politely pink. It isn’t “pink when you fiddle with the hue/saturation levels.” It is real, honest to goodness, cotton candy pink — “naturally fuschia,” which is a strange and beautiful phrase. It literally seems like a figment (pigment?) of the imagination, but there is a “pink lake” on this green earth, and the water is legitimately this Barbie-Dream-House, cupcake-icing, nauseatingly cute shade of pink.

find out how in the world this happened in real life:

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Evergreen Leather Jacket

Evergreen Leather Jacket, Evergreen Style

Evergreen Leather JacketHonestly? Everyone needs a solid selection of statement jackets. You can completely transform a basic outfit just by throwing on an unusual jacket with a good silhouette or an intriguing print — or, in this case, the perfect  vintage evergreen find.

I love building a look around a vintage piece. Shopping new can actually get quite old to me: the same colors, the same trends. Sometimes you find the perfect beloved piece — just the right inspiration from the past that translates timelessly to the present.

 

After the jump, some more photos & thoughts on evergreen style.

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Vintage Leather Jacket 
Brooklyn Biker Jacket by All Saints
Lace & Silk Longline Bralette in Teal Leaf  by Uye Surana
Organic Linen Jersey Cropped Tank by Eileen Fisher
Harper Buckle Ankle Boots by Topshop
Medium MAB Studded Tote by Rebecca Minkoff
Double Wrap Belt by Club Monaco

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Palacio de Cristal -- Weekday Wanderlust

Palacio de Cristal

There’s a hidden gem in Madrid’s largest park — the Crystal Palace, or “Palacio de Cristal.” The imposing structure is built almost entirely of glass on an iron framework. Decorative ceramic inlays add embellishment to its columns and facades.  At its feet, steps lead down to a reflective lake. Rainbows refract and light up its various domed rooms.

The Palacio de Cristal is unquestionably beautiful — but where did it come from? What was the inspiration behind its striking design?

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Loose Clothes: Wear Without Drowning

 

How to Wear Loose Clothes for Summer -- Weekday WanderlustConfession: I used to be terrified of loose clothes. I always envied women who could pull off light, airy clothes with grace, but I accepted that I wasn’t one of them. Maybe it’s just flashbacks to hand-me-downs, or a side effect of growing up petite. I’d try to look carefree and ethereal, and end up looking like a failed Project Runway challenge. For me, loose clothes meant drowning in fabrics — getting lost in layers, not having a visible waist or body. So I always gravitated towards super skin-tight, sized down, body conscious pieces — but secretly lusted after drapey silhouettes and floaty, angelic, dreamy, flowing loose clothes.

That started to change a summer or two ago. You’ve heard me before: New York heat and summer style can be a tricky match. On top of that, I was visiting India, where loose clothes are not just du jour, but basically the only option. It’s not even just a modesty thing. Less clothing won’t help you out in humid weather. Breathable fabrics will,  and loose clothes allow for air. I had to learn to let go of my cinched, tight aesthetic and let the layers in.

It was terrifying, but I actually learned a few things about styling by being forced out of my (very compact, form-fitting, uncompromising) comfort zone.  The biggest lesson? You do not have to suffer for fashion. You can wear loose clothes and look cute, femme, even polished and put-together. And ever since, I’m not so afraid of airy layers anymore. Read on for styling tips on wearing loose, light layers without losing yourself.

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Pencil Riding Skirt in Black by American Apparel
Luxe Eyelash Bra in White  by Uye Surana
Pebble Silk Draped Top by Helmut Lang
Soft Shroud Overlap Top by Helmut Lang (similar)
Hudson Necklace in Gunmetal by Jessica Elliott (similar)
Polly Heel @ Need Supply (similar)
Movado Bold Stainless Steel Watch by Movado
Vasha Vegan Leather Clutch by Viva Creatures (similar)
Naked Illuminated Shimmer Powder in Aura
 by Urban Decay

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Monochrome Moodboard - Weekday Wanderlust

Monochrome Moodboard: June 29th

This week’s moodboard is all about moody monochromes and minimal palettes. Some of the black images touch on romantic vibes like the 90’s editorial of Christy Turlington for Harpers Bazaar taken from our Tumblr. Others feature just touches of skintone or warm shades of light –like the relflection of Glenn Ligon’s neon text sculpture, which adds depth and warmth to an otherwise grayscale photograph. Enjoy the moody vibes of this week’s monochrome moodboard — happy Monday!

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