Pendleton Pillows by Rais Case


I have a weakness for companies that create their own lines using Pendleton's iconic fabrics. Rais Case being the most recent addition to the growing list of Pendleton-based brands on my radar. In 2010, Art Teacher Julie Ellis launched Rais Case in her living room with the simple desire to create vibrant laptop cases designed from Pendleton fabric. Almost four years later, Julie's side project is now a full-blown business venture, having relocated from her living room to a storefront in Del Mar, California, which also serves as her studio space. I came across Rais Case's online shop while searching for new pillow cases and immediately fell in love with the rich textures and bold patterns. After purchasing these aztec-inspired pillow cases, I am even more in love with the pop of print that Pendleton fabric provides against my cream quilt. Julie also constructs some amazing music-festival-worthy fanny packs. Shop her entire collection here. Olive is pictured wearing Grey Paw Design's Arrowhead Print Collar.


The Navy Trench

When a woman enters a room wearing a well-tailored trench coat you take notice, a lesson I learned from my grandmother. Outfitted in her floorlength Burberry trench, she possessed a polished sophistication that, without fail, commanded attention every time she walked through the doorway. Muriel was a firm believer that style is a reflection of self and that a woman should always wear her clothes, her clothes should never wear her. A truly rare combination of old world construction with enduring appeal, trench coats hold a special place in my heart. Their sleek lines, genderless cut, deep pockets, belted waist, double breasted buttons and signature epaulets are a testament to timeless design. This fall I purchased my first trench coat. Mine is navy and American-made, Muriel's was not. But every time I slip my arms through the sleeves I can picture her walking up the driveway, a vision of effortless elegance. Images 1./ 2./ 3./ 4./ 5.