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show me your stack : lauren hartmann

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Lauren Hartmann

today’s stack comes from fellow blogger Lauren Hartmann. I first met Lauren at a little photoshoot she styled for us and have continued to be friends with her via Instagram since. she’s got the cutest little girl named Fern and a boy on the way! Lauren posted a photo of her stack the other day and I love it! naturally I asked her to send along more details. here’s what Lauren has to say about her stack…

I’ve always loved rings. Ever since I was a little girl I collecting them from those quarter toy machines they’ve kind of been my thing. I go in phases with wearing earrings, necklaces and bracelets, but rings are my first love – even more now that I’m a mom since they’re the easiest accessory to wear. My daughter can’t tug at them and they don’t get tangled when I’m holding her. Rings really are the perfect accessory.

I would say that my taste in jewelry is a blend of classic and trendy and currently brass and rose gold are kind of my favorites. I adore delicate details, but worn in a tough way. I have a pretty large, white gold and diamond, vintage-inspired wedding ring that isn’t in these photos because it currently doesn’t fit (I’m 8 months pregnant). I will always love it the most of all my jewelry for obvious reasons, but I only wear it half the time since it sticks up pretty high and my husband and I have tattooed wedding bands anyway. Lately I’ve been wearing this little rose gold band from Machete that dips down in a little “V” on my ring finger. I like that it lets me show off my tattoo, but makes it feel a little more feminine. Next to that I have a rose gold bone ring from Wild Fox paired with the tiniest, vintage, white gold and diamond band that my husband got me when we were dating in college a million years ago. I love that it’s so tiny and I can play around mixing and matching it with my other rings. It adds a more delicate touch to many of them that I really like.

On my other hand I have a brass ring with little markings from Portland jewelry designer Seaworthy. It was part of my payment for styling a photo shoot for her a couple of years back. I love her work and she is hands down one of my favorite jewelry designers – her unexpected details are fantastic. Then I have these random impulse rings from Forever 21 – not the most exciting story, but when in suburbia…

As for my bracelets, they each have a special meaning…The top one was a birthday gift from a sweet friend from a shop here in Portland called Beam & Anchor. I wish I could remember the designer! The middle one is just from Madewell, but it was purchased in L.A. when I was on my first big girl business trip, so it felt extra special. The last one was one I got while on a missions trip in Nairobi Kenya. We worked at an impoverished school and spent most of our time doing aid work, but on one of our free days we went to the Masaii Market and I bartered for this one. It’s a nice little reminder of our trip.

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Lauren Hartmann
left hand, rings - MacheteWild Fox, Vintage – gift from husband when we were in college

right hand, rings - Seaworthy, Cheapo F21 rings
bracelets, top to bottom – Beam & Anchor, Madewell, Masaii Market in Nairobi Kenya

thanks so much Lauren!!

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seventh generation : au naturel

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

when you think about the products that you’re putting on your little babe, you want nothing but the best, right? organic and natural but most importantly, toxin free. best put – au naturel.

even though Wolf is now potty trained and only wearing diapers at night, we choose to diaper him in Seventh Generation diapers because for one, they not only worked the best with his sensitive skin but we felt better knowing that they are free of fragrances, petroleum-based lotions, chlorine processing and bleach.

Seventh Generation put together an amazing little video called Au Naturel promoting their diapers and it’s way cute – check it out here.

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

as you know, I’ve partnered with Seventh Generation to help spread the word about their Toxic Freedom Fighter Campaign. the Toxin Freedom Fighters Campaign is collecting signatures, with a goal of reaching 100,000, and delivering them to Congress on April 30, 2014. and they’re ALMOST THERE! the signatures will strengthen the movement behind chemical reform and will encourage that decision-makers change the necessary laws.

thanks to those of you who have already signed and supported Seventh Generation’s fight for safer chemicals. if you haven’t signed the petition, have a look at the campaign here. there’s only about 3000 signatures left until they reach their goal.

{images courtesy of Seventh Generation. this post is in partnership with Seventh Generation but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. thank you to companies like Seventh Generation for not only making the world a better place, but for keeping this little blog alive.} 

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Ergobaby design contest

Unruly Things for Ergobaby Design Contest

hi friends!! exciting news today. some time last year, the folks at Ergobaby invited myself, as well as two other designers, to participate in a design contest to create the next Ergobaby Carrier! my submissions are up and the voting begins TODAY!

after working on patterns for nearly two months, I’m really thrilled with my final designs. we each submitted a few different designs to Ergobaby, and they chose the final two from each designer. my designs are loosely inspired by woven fabrics and the end result is fab! I sure hope you think so, too!!

if you’d be so kind, hop over to Ergobaby’s Facebook page and vote for your favorite design, which I sure hope is one of mine! and thank you! the voting ends April 5 at midnight PST.

you can click directly to my designs here : design no. 1 | design no. 2

Unruly Things for Ergobaby Design Contest