{beauty for you}

a perfect mess by emma leonard

My dear readers, forgive my increasing absence. I’ve been taking time to focus on what is most important in my life right now and to sort through {and eliminate} what is not. Over the past two years, I’ve experienced some soul-shaking, deep change. Change is an ongoing process, of course, but I can see the definite shift looking back. My values have shifted. My habits are changing. What I need is still relatively the same, as is the case for most; I can just see those needs clearer. My wants {the true, deep ones} are coming into focus, too.

I’m not giving up on Bits of Beauty, but there will be changes here, too. I just haven’t quite figured out what those changes will be and how this blog will fit into my new personal landscape.

For now, my posts will be irregular. I hope you’ll stick with me.

{a few links to some lovely things I’ve come across}

23 Things You Didn’t Know About You

The Heart Knows The Truth

Want World Peace?

A Beautiful List of Beliefs

Shelter by Ray LaMontagne will totally make you cry or give you goosebumps. Or both.

Some yummy cocktails to share

Rosemary Roasted Radishes & Turkey Brie Panini {making my mouth water!}

Erin Fetherstons Beautiful Home

{image: A Perfect Mess by Emma Leonard}

{lime & melon}

Cold there be a more summery, delicious color combination? Maybe it’s the Miami in me, but I’m drawn to this fruity color-combo. As of late, my nails are constantly coral and I’ve been drawn to anything lemon-lime. So, when I saw this bright and beautiful spread, I couldn’t help but throw together a board with a few items that have caught my eye in the same combination of colors.


rope embroidered tunic
bhldn purse
kenneth jay lane earrings
essie polish
dvf eva scarf tie platform sandals

{photos: by Christophe Rouffio for Art & Decoration: Un appartement aux couleurs vitaminées