National Elephant Day: Save The Elephants!

Today is #NationalElephantDay and I’d like to share these gripping photos of elephants in the wild and the sad effects of poaching and the ivory industry. Below are a few of my favorite photos from the article. Visit Mashable to view each photo and donate or make a gift to WWF if you’d like to help out the cause. Check out WWF for more information about African Elephants and Forest Elephants.

Courtesy of www.Mashable.com

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Courtesy of www.Mashable.com

 

Friday’s Most Wanted – Anthropologie Room

I love everything about the gorgeous room from Anthropologie in the photo below, so it is this week’s Friday’s Most Wanted! There are so many different colors and patterns that make the room eclectic, inviting, and give off a great energy. The plants and wooden chest are also wonderful little touches. This room reminds me of the days when I wanted to become an interior designer (maybe some day). If you’re in the market for any homewares, check out Anthropologie’s House & Home products. Enjoy your weekend everyone and stay warm!

Gorgeous room from Anthropologie!

Gorgeous room from Anthropologie!

Monday Style Quote – Vintage Shopping

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After spending the weekend doing some consignment/vintage shopping (bought 9 pieces of clothing and 1 pair of shoes for $74!), I thought this quote was appropriate. Below are some pics from Monk Vintage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – check it out for some great deals. Be prepared to spend some time looking through racks and racks of both women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and tons of accessories (it’s totally worth it!). The store is small but very well-organized, so you won’t feel too overwhelmed.

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Friday’s Most Wanted – Vince Camuto

In honor of  Vince Camuto and his recent passing (RIP), this week’s Friday’s most wanted item is a Vince Camuto watch. I’ve been wanting a rose gold watch, and this one has a nice thick masculine band with some lovely feminine touches, such as baguette and round Swarovski crystals here and there.

Visit WWD to read more about Vince Camuto and the legend he’s leaving behind.

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Friday’s Most Wanted – Tom’s Nepal Boots

Today’s Friday’s Most Wanted are a pair of Tom’s Black Wool Nepal Boots. I’m loving the colorful muted pattern and leather lace-up detail, and the best part is that every pair of shoes you purchase from Tom’s, someone in need receives a pair of shoes! I would probably pair these with my favorite boyfriend jeans and a chunky knit (comfy-cozy outfit all around). See, I knew I could put my shopping addiction to good use. Happy Friday everyone!

 

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Monday Style Quote – Creativity

After looking through some old posts on TSE (The Striped Elephant), I have become inspired to write more and more regularly (it’s really what I love to do!). It’s time to forget about that (after-work) laziness and get back in tune with my creativity. I read the quote below somewhere, and thought it was an appropriate way to start off the week, especially given my recent thoughts and the context of this post. Happy Monday and have a great week!

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Weekend & Writing

Hello Friends!

I would like to apologize for being MIA so frequently lately, and promise you more regular posts! It’s always such a shame when life gets in the way of writing. One of my latest endeavors has been working on an online writing portfolio – check it out if you feel so inclined (it’s also located in the “Writing Services” section at the top of the blog). It’s still in the works, and not yet 100% complete.

https://www.clippings.me/lanyatrypupenko

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season, and enjoy your weekend!

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xo

Lanya

Friday’s Most Wanted – Boden

Hello friends! My sincere apologies for not having written in so long – writing is one of my favorite activities (especially when I get to write just what I want!). I hope everyone has been doing well and enjoying the fall season. It’s  my absolute favorite time of the year, and in my opinion has the best clothing options. I’m a big boots and flats fan, so this week’s most wanted are two pairs of leopard print shoes from the British clothing company Boden (taken from their Instagram). Leopard print can actually be matched with a number of outfits, especially if the print is kept as your focal point (use it as you would use a statement piece of jewelry).

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