Style Bee - Look 09 - Block Shop

Look 09 – Taking Time

03.13.15

Style Bee - Look 09 - Block Shop

I’ve had trouble staying focused lately. Whether it’s my job, the blog, new ideas or just doing the dishes, I can’t seem to give any of it my undivided attention. I get frustrated with my lack of efficiency, progress and ingenuity but that only proves to further stunt my day. I’ve even been having a reoccurring dream where I’m trying to run forward but I can only walk. I mean, seriously? Come on! But deep down I know it stems from wanting to share my aspirations, my vision and my goals despite the fact that they’re just not ready. The pesky thing about dreams it that they refuse to be rushed into reality. It was about this time last year when I stumbled on the quote, “Good things take time.” and it seems I’m still in need of this reminder.

While this sentiment is true for me it’s also the case for this incredible scarf by Block Shop. It’s pattern is created from hand carved blocks, hand mixed natural dyes and is hand printed by textile artisans in Bagru, India. That’s a long process to bring a single scarf to life but the result is a work of art (read more about it here). Block Shop founders, Hopie and Lily Stockman had a vision that they’re seeing through step by step and reading about it was just the inspiration boost I needed this week. This scarf had been on my wishlist all year and I haven’t stopped wearing it since it arrived. If you need a little inspiration definitely check out the gorgeous collection and read about how the Block Shop mission is about much more than pretty patterns.

Bottom line is that good things really do take time but we’re capable of anything we put our minds to. Plus we made it to another Friday and that’s a major accomplishment in itself! Have a good one friends!

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Block Shop Scarf (s/o similar here) || Elizabeth Suzann Top (OS) || Madewell Denim (26) || Elizabeth Suzann Coat (black s/o avail in Moss and Camel) (Regular) || Everlane Loafers (size 7 TTS) || Another Feather Necklace || Laite Bangles + Rings || Opelle bag

Size reference: I am 5”7′, 120 lbs

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  1. Myrna says:

    I have been eyeing those Everlane loafers for a while I’m on their wait list so i’m hoping to be sporting those this month :)You look great doll !

    XX-Myrna
    mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Myrna! These loafers are seriously the best! So well made and they fit great. I’ve been waiting for the black ones to restock for ages! xo

  2. Hopie says:

    Gorgeous post — it absolutely made our day! We couldn’t agree more that good things take time. It took us two years of prototyping and three trips to India just to launch our little business. Thank you for sharing our story so thoughtfully, and for modeling our Mosaic scarf so beautifully!! xo

    • Hi Hopie, Thanks so much for your comment and for reading the post! So inspiring to see that your hard work, perseverance and talent is paying off. It’s my pleasure to share Block Shop with my readers and the Mosaic scarf was an instant favourite!

      All the best,
      – Lee

      Ps. Apologies for the name typo, late night editing fail! All fixed now.

  3. Jodie says:

    Swooning!
    Love the scarf!
    Hope you relax some this weekend & start next week feeling refreshed❤️

    • Thanks so much Jodie! I know you’d love the light airy feel of these scarves. Will be great in the warmer months too. Hope you have a great weekend too lovely! xo