Conscious Closets + Symbology

I'm super excited to share a little collaboration with my friend Marissa and her beautiful brand, Symbology. The dresses and tops at Symbology are statement pieces for sure, and what I love most about them is the conversation that wearing her pieces create. Conversations, not just about how beautiful the dress is, but then how it's made (ethically, of course, to empower women in India)! Each collection centers around a common theme or symbol and the prints are block printed by hand, making each piece extra unique and special.

Check out my favorites from her summer line below and look for more from Conscious Closets and Symbology coming to the Darling blog soon. 

I styled the Peacock Kimono Wrap dress with my favorite gold Tieks that I've had for years. Necklace is from UNCVRD

I kept the accessories to a minimum to let the gold leaf design speak for itself. Bracelet from Tribe of Dreamers.

Symbology Founder and Designer, Marissa wearing the Butterfly Caftan.

Lastly, Conscious Closets readers will get a whopping 20% discount on any purchase at Symbology using the code WEHEARTCC at check out! Woohoo!!!! 

Photos by Brian Tropiano

Wine+Views+The Cutest Smoking Shoes

Brian and I recently traveled up to Paso Robles to do a little wine tasting. Wine is definitely one of the ways that I wind down, reflect, and relax. It's becoming one of my favorite hobbies and I love learning more about it. I got to share my recent trip on The Root Collective's instagram. The Root Collective creates handmade shoes in Guatemala. They employ men and women there and create sustainable jobs. They are also a Made In A Free World member company, so you as a consumer can feel a lot of joy purchasing these shoes knowing who made them. The thing I love about the smoking shoe is how you can wear it with anything and for any occasion. I love the versatility they bring to my closet. That's always a big thing I look for before making a purchase. Check out pics from our stunning trip to Paso! And check out The Root Collective!

We stayed at the comfiest and cutest airbnb called The Nest in Templeton. They had the prettiest views in the backyard and a fireplace where we could sit and drink our wine. From the back porch we watched a family of deer play in the field. 

We stayed at the comfiest and cutest airbnb called The Nest in Templeton. They had the prettiest views in the backyard and a fireplace where we could sit and drink our wine. From the back porch we watched a family of deer play in the field. 

The Prettiest views came courtesy of Daou Winery. I could have sat outside in their stunning courtyard sipping chardonnay all day. 

The Prettiest views came courtesy of Daou Winery. I could have sat outside in their stunning courtyard sipping chardonnay all day. 

Our favorite winery of all we tried was Halter Ranch. Every wine I tasted was superb, and I loved how down to earth and friendly the staff was. How fun is this old bridge? They host a dinner here for wine club members. Of which we promptly joined. 

Our favorite winery of all we tried was Halter Ranch. Every wine I tasted was superb, and I loved how down to earth and friendly the staff was. How fun is this old bridge? They host a dinner here for wine club members. Of which we promptly joined. 

I think I'd had a few glasses and was feeling pretty good! 

I think I'd had a few glasses and was feeling pretty good! 

Thanks for traveling to Paso with me and my shoes! If you're ever in LA, look me up and let's go wine tasting together....in real life!