Lily Schlosser

light and ladder

We’re just going to continue with the theme this week of home building.  I’ve taken a short break from packing boxes to share this beautiful Etsy shop with you called Light and Ladder.  I’m imaging some of these beautiful ceramic hanging planters around our new space.

light and ladder

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Well, it’s been a whirlwind these past few days as James and I shed and compartmentalize our belongings in preparation for our big move.  As of today, we have a great apartment rented in downtown Denver just a few blocks from where James will be working.  It feels so good to have that huge task taken care of.  I can’t help but start dreaming and planning our new space.  I love this bookshelf made from a reclaimed crate from Joinery.

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Joinery Shelf Swing

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loopy mango helsinki hat

I wanted to show you all the two hats I’ve made using Loopy Mango Big Loop yarn, which I posted about last week.  The pattern is called the Helsinki Hat and you can find it on the Loopy Mango website.  (Here’s the video tutorial.)  Each hat took me about an hour to make.  I’m going to be making more of these hats during our 20+ hour drive to Denver for Christmas presents for my family!

helsinki hat

helsinki hat

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the city that made me

This post was always going to be a challenge to write because it’s difficult for me to convey the amount of joy and the amount of sadness I feel surrounding this announcement.   James and I are officially moving out west to Denver, Colorado in early December following a job offer he recently received.  As you might know, I’m from Colorado, so there is this poetic notion that we’re finally coming home.  But what I’m starting to realize is that we also happen to be leaving our Ohio home behind.

James and I came to Columbus after college  ready for “the real world” and whatever it had to offer to us.  We could have never guessed the journey we’d go on together.  James started graduate school, which presented challenges along the way.  I had my own ups and downs with job changes and learning to manage stress and anxiety.  James and I grew up together here.  We have experienced deep moments of sorrow and deep moments of happiness in this city, both undeniably shaping the humans we are today.

When I first moved here after college, I had zero professional connections and not a clue of what I would do.  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn from the best people in the Columbus fashion industry.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention those people.  I learned styling and business skills from two boutique owners in town: Connie at Leal Boutique and Maren at Rowe Boutique.  I’ve been working with Lauryn of Lauryn Byrdy Photography for three and a half years now and I can easily say that she’s so much more than a boss to me.  She became my very good friend.  She had confidence in me as a wardrobe stylist long before I had that confidence.  I always call Lauryn “the game changer” because she really believes in the people she employs.  I’ve learned so much from her.  There are many others along the way who didn’t employ me per say, but gave me invaluable advice when it came to my other creative endeavors like blogging and my jewelry business: Meredith of Honey Rose & K and Chelsea of Objects for the Home, to name a few.  I will never be able to thank you all enough for your guidance and friendship over these last few years.

James and I have made amazing, lifelong friends here in Columbus.  You all know who you are and we’ll be seeing you all at our wedding next year.

I’ll finish by saying one thing: When people ask me where I come from, I will always say that I was born in Colorado, but that I was made in Ohio.

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photo by Lauryn Byrdy Photography

 

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that time of year

And so begins that time of year when I leave the house all warm and bundled up only to remove those cozy layers for the sake of a jacket-less outfit post.   It’s just really hard to be me, but I manage somehow. :)  Anyways, I found this amazing silk blouse at my favorite thrift spot.  It’s slightly oversized and has an awesomely weird print, which I couldn’t resist.  And let’s go ahead and talk about these jeans.  I had ordered a pair of AYR jeans last month, but returned them because I felt like they were a little thin.  I walked into Thread on Grandview and tried my first pair of Frame jeans and it was love at first sight.  Seriously, I only tried on one pair of jeans and these were them.  When does that ever happen while jean shopping?  I love the wash and they fit beautifully – they have a perfect amount of stretch while still retaining their shape.  Needless to say, I’m already planning my second pair.

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blouse – vintage

jeans – frame from thread on grandview

shoes – rachel comey

bag – rth

watch – michael kors

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