Crossroads Camp 2014

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Every year, Crossroads Trading Co. holds a retreat, Crossroads Camp, for all its store managers. The Style Council gets to attend part of the camp, so this year I took a trip with a few other blogger babes.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Pit stop in the middle of nowhere on the ride up.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
Crossroads Camp was held at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California. There’s really no way to perfectly describe the ranch. It has gardens and farmers and animals, but it’s also a conference center with meeting rooms, etc. I know it sounds like mixing two completely different genres (which it is), but somehow it works. The ranch even has cabins to stay overnight. It really felt like camp… only better.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
I mean who wouldn’t want to stay in a cabin like this??

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
The evening started off with a panel where we talked about trends, Crossroads Trading and where we thought the fashion industry was headed. Then there was a wine & cheese reception.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
We had a huuuge family-style dinner. Since the ranch has its own gardens and farmers, everything the cooks prepared was as farm-to-table as you can get. I was in heaven.

crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
crossroads camp 2014 - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Style Council gals that attended. Thanks for a fun time, Crossroads Trading! I can’t wait for next year already!

all photos by me, except for the last photo, which is by seeking style. view more of the photos I took at crossroads camp 2014 on crossroads trading’s company culture page here.

Girl’s Got Style: Léa Seydoux

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via garance doré

If there’s anything more heavenly than a French babe, it’s a French babe with style. And cute bangs. That’s exactly what Léa Seydoux is to me.

I first discovered her a few years ago when I watched the movie Midnight in Paris (one of my absolute favorites!). She has such an awesome, laid back style. I can’t pull off the sans-makeup-still-chic look, but man this girl can rock it!

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by clichey on flickr

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eliot lee hazel for bullett magazine spring 2011

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via sinemalar.com

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
film still from midnight in paris via imdb

Photographer Eliot Lee Hazel shot the most beauuutifulll editorial of her for Bullett Magazine‘s Spring 2011 issue.

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eliot lee hazel for bullett magazine spring 2011

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
via the film stage

girls got style: léa seydoux - drifter and the gypsy blog
by eric guillemain for asos magazine april 2012 via fashion gone rogue

Léa Seydoux (Actress)

Born: July 1, 1985, Passy, France

Siblings: Camille Seydoux

Parents: Valérie Schlumberger & Henri Seydoux

Outfit: Inspired by LÄRABAR // Cappuccino

outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog

As someone with a truckload of sensitive tummy issues who eats (primarily) gluten free and vegan, it’s hard for me to find snacks that fit my dietary requirements. LÄRABARs are one of my favorite go-to snacks that I eat on a regular basis. Each of their flavors contain no more than 2 to 9 ingredients and they’re gluten free, grain free, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free and kosher (phew!) buuuut most definitely not taste free!

outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog

I recently collaborated with LÄRABAR® to create 3  LÄRABAR flavor-inspired looks. Beth Jones used her super styling talents and helped me co-style each outfit using items she found at Crossroads Trading. For the next 3 weeks, I’ll be releasing one of these outfits a week. The week after that, I’ll post all the outtakes. Sound good? Good.

First up: Cappuccino. For the Cappuccino flavor, I wanted a mood that was light, airy and flowy. Beth pulled this gorgeous BCBGMaxazria dress that was spot-on with my aesthetic.

outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog

I shot these photos at Blue Sky SF, which is quickly becoming my favorite studio to shoot at in SF. It has a LightGrid Studio and a Daylight Studio. I shot in both studios.

Shooting in the Daylight Studio was pretty easy for me since I work with all-natural light 99% of the time. I must admit I was a bit nervous to shoot in the LightGrid Studio as my knowledge of studio lighting is extremely limited, but the way that it’s engineered, all you do is choose what type of lighting you’d like on an iPad; no manual setup necessary! It made it so easy. If you’re in need of a studio in SF, definitely check this place out.

outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
outfit: inspired by larabar // cappuccino - drifter and the gypsy blog
dress & necklace are from crossroads trading and shoes are from urban outfitters

Stay tuned for the 2nd LÄRABAR flavor-inspired outfit next week!

photographed by: dawn hoo and bill delzell
styled by: beth jones using crossroads trading
shot at: blue sky sf

Sasha Frolova Photography

sasha frolova - drifter and the gypsy blog
sasha frolova - drifter and the gypsy blog
sasha frolova - drifter and the gypsy blog
sasha frolova - drifter and the gypsy blog
sasha frolova - drifter and the gypsy blog

I’ve learned the most successful photographers tell a story with their work. And let me tell you, Sasha Frolova tells a million stories. My favorite of hers is her Recess series, which was inspired by “…the changes and similarities between [her] childhood and [her] adolescence.” It reminds me of this series by Michal Pudelka, another one of my favorites.

Looking back on: June

I always feel busier in the summertime than any other time. I think it’s because it stays light outside so late, I’m always inspired to create more (more daylight = more time to create, amirite, overachievers? ;)).

In June, I attended a few lovely events (including a little trip to Sonoma with the Crossroads Trading Style Council & team members… full recap will be on the blog next week) and I met some very talented creative people (the amount of talent in the Bay Area continually blows me away!).

looking back on: june - drifter and the gypsy blog

My pal Victoria opened up her first brick & mortar shop, Wallflower, in the Mission District of San Francisco (2391 Mission St. if you’re in SF). I am so excited for this gorgeous gal and her new creative ventures.

A few essentials I took with me when packing for Sonoma.

So much to love about this house. How ’bout those curtains?!

I always feel better after I organize my workspace.

How my first day of summer went. Pure bliss.

I finally met the amazingly sweet and talented Katie of Katie Dean Jewelry. How gorgeous was her set up at BellJar?

A little #tbt to the year we got Aubrey.

Inside the most gorgeous little cottage at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma.

Cards from friends are my favorite. Especially when they have pretty quotes on them like this one.

Don’t forget you can follow along the daily fun with me @drifterandthegypsy on Instagram. I’m taking off tomorrow for the long weekend we have here in the states, so I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

click here to view the previous months’ roundups!

Imaginary Outfits: Beach Day

Hello there! Rachel of Mousevox again with another Imaginary Outfit for you, dear Drifter & the Gypsy Readers!

imaginary outfits: beach day - drifter and the gypsy blog
ilana kohn roxey tank via ethica // oversized intarsia cardigan via scotch & soda // kelly brook red polka dot open back swimsuit via new look // j brand loved worn cut off shorts via intermix // ultimate uv defense spf 30 via skinseuticals // yard croquet sandal via modcloth // rip curl far away beach tote via swell // pendleton tamiami trail robe blanket via zappos

With summer in full swing, I’ve got thoughts of backyard BBQ’s dancing through my head and beach day planning in the mix. It’s time to get outside & have some good old-fashioned American fun.

With the good fortune of being coastal, it has become a tradition in my circle of friends and family to spend our summer days at the beach. During the day, the boys surf while the girls play in the sand and lounge around, followed by sharing a meal at someone’s home. Being in the San Francisco Bay Area, we aren’t always guaranteed to have a warm & sunny beach day, so I’m always equipped with a warm blanket & cozy sweater in case the fog decides to roll in. This doesn’t mean I’ll ever skip out on the sunscreen though!

Pieces like a simple cotton tank & denim cut-offs can easily transition from the beach to beyond and sandals that easily slip on and off are a must. Every so often, we will be treated with a beach day that is warm & sunny enough to hang out in your bathing suit, so it’s always nice to have one on just in case.

What’s included in YOUR ideal beach day?

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

click here for more imaginary outfits!

After-dinner walks

after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog

Overalls. I think the last time I owned a pair I was in kindergarten mayybeee 1st grade? It’s weird how I see fashion trends from MY LIFETIME coming back. That makes me feel old, haha.

after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog

I found these sweet overalls at Crossroads a few weeks ago. I have no idea what the brand is, but that doesn’t matter to me. I like the pattern and how comfy they are. They’re perfect for after-dinner walks with my mom and Aubrey!

after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog
after-dinner walks - drifter and the gypsy blog

overalls & shirt from crossroads trading co., shoes are from urban outfitters, sunglasses are ray-ban and necklace is by consider the wldflwrs

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