The Grindstone – 2


Personally, I’m drawn to monochromatic looks like this one. Tones of blush, and ivory, and white… made not too proper with frayed white denim and brought back into the working world with neutral pink heels. This version has a similar vibe, but suits a slightly more formal office.

Image from Brooklyn Blonde.

The Grindstone is a series of posts featuring inspiring modern workplace fashion. To me, the modern workplace is a place where casual dress and fashionable choices meet to make you feel inspired, comfortable, and effortless throughout your workday. In a word, you.

Follow my modern workwear inspiration Pinterest Board for The Grindstone.


It’s in the Strokes

I love seeing the personality of the artist come through in the line work of their drawings. That’s another reason sketchbooks are so exciting. The process, the mistakes, the overlapping ideas… It’s a reminder to experiment and get messy. No one has to see the ugly bits.

Artwork (from top to bottom) created by Jen Collins and Caitlin Shearer and Adara Sánchez Anguiano.


A light fire

Like a sticky sweet breeze during a hot summer afternoon; these images stir something up in me. I hate the idea of ‘too much of a good thing’, absolutely hate it. Also, happy ‘Ides of March’ everyone.

First image from Stefan Giftthaler’s seriously beautiful series Night Light. I had trouble choosing just one shot.

Second image is a still from the Viva ‘Fire’ by Umeric.

(Don’t hate me for maybe wrongly using a semicolon, I’ll figure it out one day)


It’s a Monday

Hello Monday. You are not so bad. I wish you gave me tomato soup and a grilled cheese but I forgive you. By the way, I don’t think I’ll ever dye my hair again no matter how gorgeous it sometimes seems.

Via Dirty Pretty Things and La Douleur Exquise I think.


Joshua Allen

Find this photo and SO MUCH HILARITY at the various internet places of Joshua Allen. His twitter is the best.

Oh, I’m on twitter now too. Did you know that a ‘twit’ is a pregnant goldfish? (What the internet thinks about twits) I learned that from Rosie O’Donnell‘s talk show when it was on the air. She had a different crazy desk every day, and I thought the desk maker had the best job ever.


Denise Nestor

Delicate pencil drawings melding fashion, fairy tale, and portraiture by Denise Nestor. Here is her blog. Via the amazing Booooooom.