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Roam Sweet Roam

Many of you have heard me talk about some of my favorite RVA makers, Jody and Karl of Blackbird Tees, quite a few times here on the blog. 
Well, they have some awesome new designs out and it's a theme and sentiment after my own heart....
Roam Sweet Roam.
As not only fellow makers, but fellow travelers (and taco lovers), these two are somewhat kindred spirits of mine. I'm so thankful to not only have the opportunity to work with such genuine souls like theirs, but to also call them dear friends.  
I mean it's not just anyone you can wander around abandoned airstreams with and make up fake rapper names with and jam out to the likes of Rick Astley... 
(thanks grandma)

Okay okay, what are you waiting for?
Go see the new stuff for yourself
And I'm not just sayin that cause I'm their model. ;)

Photos by Meagan Abell, as always.
xo

Unquiet One

Her mind is an unquiet one, words and thoughts and impulses constantly crashing into each other. || David Levithan -She's Simply Human
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Some favorite shots from last week's shoot for Rosewood Clothing Co.
Kathy, Erica and Kalie are all insanely drop dead gorgeous, are they not?

Featuring//
Paloma
Rosewood Clothing Co.
Surface Handmade
Native Nest


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Featured | State x State
A Girl Named Leney virginia gift guide

My lovely and dear friend Ashley of Rosewood Clothing Co. is being featured over on State x State today! As am I, as it so happens, with my photos of her as well as having The Traveling Scarf being featured in her gift guide! 
She's the bees knees though and deserves the spotlight for sure. 
So go head on over and read Ashley's Q&A, her top recommendations for RVA and her Gift Guide which also features a few other Richmond makers.

If you live in Richmond or are coming to visit anytime soon, go say hi to her at the shop located on 16 W Broad and open Monday-Friday 12-7 and Saturday-Sunday 11-6.
Tell her I sent you.
xo

Blackbird Tees Shop Update

Blackbird Tees is at it again.

This is a bit of a belated update, but here are some shots (taken by Meagan of course) of some modeling I did for some of their new t-shirt sets with my buddy Karl (the second half of the dynamic duo behind the Richmond based/road-trip-taking/taco loving t-shirt shop).
As I've said before, their stuff is just the greatest.
Go see for yourself.

Big Dipper Little Dipper Tshirt Set 
His and Hers XO T-Shirt Set in grey
His and Hers XO T-shirt Set in blue
Crater Lakes Tshirt Set

Full Moon Tshirt Set

All photos by Meagan Abell

Featured | Whurk Magazine

I am so very excited and honored to share this with you guys!
I had the hardest time keeping it to myself these past few weeks....
*Insert drumroll here*
I'm featured in the April issue of Whurk Magazine!
Not just that, but the centerfold pin up feature (a different kind of centerfold that is ;))!
How cool is that right? I know. Pretty cool.

For those of you who don't know, Whurk is a free magazine that has monthly issues featuring artists, special events, poetry, photography, music and all kinds of awesome things from people all over Virginia. In fact, when Seth, the editor, emailed me asking if I'd like to be featured, I had just the day before finished reading the latest issue!

If you feel so inclined, you can read it online here or, if you live in Virginia, you can pick up a copy at various coffee shops, art galleries, and other ultra hip/cool places around your town.

Big thanks to Stephen and Seth for featuring me! Love what you guys are doing. Keep up the good work, or... Whurk... as it were (sorry... I couldn't help myself).

P.s. How perfect is it that there are sheep on the cover?
I'm pretending that was on purpose, just for me.
#theknittingqueen

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Shop Local | Blackbird Tees

Small Business Saturday was yesterday, and so in light of that I thought it'd be a good opportunity to give one of my favorite small (and local!) small businesses a little shout out.

Blackbird Tees has been mentioned a time or two here on the blog, so you might be familiar with them, but even if you've already checked out their shop, you need to again because they have some awesome new stuff up! And I'm not just saying that because they asked me to model some of it. 
;)

Jody and Karl are the hard working duo behind Blackbird Tees which they run from a studio here in Richmond. They're pretty much some of the coolest cats around and not only make awesome apparel but killer blondies, have great taste in beer and are excellent printer fixers.
(Not so subtle shout out to Karl for helping me with my printer issues last week...)

No but really, they're pretty great and you should definitely hit them up for some Christmas gifts!
Plus, everything in their shop is on sale right now!

A few of my personal favorites...

Loose Fit Full Moon Tunic

Grizzly Bear Sweatshirt

Night Scouting T-Shirt

Geometric Maxi Dress

Full Moon Tote

Roam Sweet Roam Crop Top

Canoe Infinity Scarf

You Cook I'll Clean Tea Towels

Full Moon Sweatshirt

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All photos taken by Meagan Abell

Collaboration | Blackbird Tees

Remember me talking about

Blackbird Tees

awhile back?

Well I'm super excited to finally be able to share some photos with you of some of their awesome shirts!

I seriously love all of

Jody and Karl's

designs. I wear the 

Full Moon Raglan Pullover

 in particular

all

the time. In fact, I think I'm actually in denial that it's summer now and technically a little too warm to wear it as often as I do...

Please go over and check out

their shop

! They have so many lovely things up for sale. Like

these leggings

, cute

totes

, and cool stuff

for guys

too.

And hey Richmonders, they reside right here in 

RVA

!

So what better way to shop local?

These photos were taken by 

Meagan

, all on film. 

Talk about beautiful right? I swear, that lady is so talented.

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Shirts Pictured

Full Moon Raglan Pullover

Nomad Raglan Pullover

 Geometric Triangle T-shirt

Full Moon T-Shirt

This post is sponsored by Jody and Karl of Blackbird Tees. You can find their shop

here

 as well as find them on 

Facebook

,

Twitter

 and 

Instagram

Thanks!

All photos taken by

Meagan Abell Photography

.

Blackbird Tees

Meet Jody and Karl.

They are the shop owners of 

Blackbird Tees

 and I had the privilege of dropping by their studio a month or two ago and learning about their process for making their super cool hand printed apparel!

A friend of mine had shown me their Etsy shop a while back and once I learned they were also fellow Richmond artists, I knew I had to say hello! As small as Richmond can feel sometimes, and for being here all my life, it's surprising the amount of artists and creatives that are in this city that I don't know about. So whenever I come across new ones I love making new connections if I can!

Jody and Karl were so sweet to let me stop by their studio and I loved watching how screen printing works and learning more about the behind the scenes of a full time shop. Karl even gave me a few tips for shipping orders which I need to look into for

my own shop

. ;)

This isn't the last you'll see of these two and their awesome apparel. 

Keep an eye out for an upcoming collaboration I'm doing with them soon! 

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Be sure to check out their...

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And also their

shop feature

on Etsy!