piamita: beautiful loungewear

Piamita Kathryn PantsPiamita Erin Scoop Neck Tank

My wardrobe changed dramatically after I stopped working in an office and started working from home. As a freelancer, I spend most of my day in loungewear, a maxi dress, or jeans. Sometimes, I don’t even get out of my pajamas the whole day, but that makes me feel rather unglamorous. So, I’m always on the lookout for elegant yet comfortable clothes. {They are very hard to find!} As you can imagine, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon Piamita on Apartment34. This is actually LOUNGEWEAR!!! Can you believe how gorgeous it is?

Piamita Sophia Long Sleeve DressPiamita Clemence Shorts

1. Piamita Kathryn Pants, 2. Piamita Erin Scoop Neck Tank, 3. Piamita Sophia Long Sleeve Dress, 4. Piamita Clemence Shorts

{hello there}

It’s been awhile, since I posted. {Hey, I warned you I’d be posting sporadically.} I thought I’d share some goodies from the web with you on this Monday. Feel free to share with me on the {bits of beauty} facebook page. Also, if you’re one of the few who have joined Google+ you can find me there, too. Enjoy!

Loving this:

“If you decide how you’re supposed to feel and you allow yourself to decide what things will make you feel that way, then the whole entire world can be yours.” from How to Have Everything You Want

The most delicious and useful website on the planet: Gojee

Gorgeous boho bride style, of which I will be stealing the hairstyle for the everyday.

Some delicious gluten-free recipes.

A lesson from the Dalai-Lama via Sarah Wilson.

Alaia thinks the pace of fashion is “inhuman”, and I happen to agree with him.

This popsicle maker can have a fresh treat ready in 7 minutes!

I’ve just discovered sophistimom and am loving the well-fed section!

This would be great to see in the classroom. Parents, suggest it to your teachers!

{Image SuperSwoon}

{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

{oh wow yeah: rippled}

Ok, so I’ve been SUPER busy, totally neglecting this blog. I didn’t have a post planned this week at all, but this morning I got an e-mail from Darcy Prendergast of Oh Wow Yeah with a new light painting video. Now, you all know how much I love light painting, so I couldn’t resist sharing it.

You can also watch their other collaboration, Lucky.

{a few links for you}
+ NY goes Brit
+ a wonderfully crafted post on tiara’s from Roseline
+ bookworm succulent planters
+ a lunchbox my kid would love

{baby talk}

If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to drop what you’re doing and watch this. No, your boss can’t get pissed at you. It’s physically and emotionally impossible for anyone to be upset within 100 ft of any screen playing this video.