Sound & Vision: Summertime Rolls

July Mood Board_5_sewstylist.wordpress.comJuly Mood

California is synonymous with summertime. Ironically, my section of the state doesn’t get much in the way of a summer season. (Though, as I’ve written about earlier, this year has been uniquely lovely.) Never mind the weather, this time of year I’m thinking about slowing down, warming up, swimming, sandals, picnics, road trips, bonfires, getting lost, finding something new, and making out under the moonlight. This month’s mood board and music explore what all that looks and feels like for me. And what about you? What does summertime inspire you to do?

July Mood

July Mood

[image credits: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine: unknown, ten, eleven, twelve: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.-M. Angelou, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen: unknown, twenty: a still from Suddenly Last Summer]


sound & vision: june mood

I’m back this month with another music mix. Because the music is all about capturing a mood, I figured I’d start including a mini mood board with these posts to ground some of what I’m thinking about and feeling in sound & vision. I really have fun putting these posts together and hope you enjoy it too! And for those of you who primarily stop by this blog for sewing related news, fret not! I’ll be back in a day or a few to post some of what I’ve been up to.


photo credits: wolf rules, loners, black suede boots, black swansdramatic neutrals,

gold tip & half moon manicure (from tadashi shoji, fall 2014)