almost makes perfect x darby smart


diy geo cufflinks

i’m excited to announce that i’ve partnered up with darby smart to create a diy kit for fathers day! if you don’t know them, they curate some of the best and easiest DIYs and create kits with everything you need to make them. you can just order the kit and make it yourself without having to roam around the craft and hardware stores like i do always. waaaay easier.

in case you forgot, last year i made these DIY geo cufflinks for all the dapper men in your life — and you can purchase the kit right here to make your own!

diy geo cufflinks

f21 faves / style

f21 faves


f21 roundup | almost makes perfect

with the summer coming — i’m thinking all my clothes are too confining and tight and black. so if i’m buying clothes for the new season, i’m going to focus on loose and lightweight materials. you can kind of see that’s where my head is at with these picks.

boxy blouse / cotton shirt dressromper / clutch / backpack / sandals / linen pants / crop top

maker spotlight

maker spotlight : owlkill studio


maker spotlight | owlkill studio beadedkeychain

today i want to introduce you to the lovely adelia of owlkill studio! they make lovely handmade jewelry + leather accessories in their studio in upstate NY. i’ve been following adelia on instagram for a while now, and i’ve been obsessed with her serene studio scenes that she shares and obviously her perfectly simple products.


i’m adelia sugarman, the owner / designer / maker behind owlkill studio. i make minimal jewelry and accessories in my small renovated studio in upstate ny using carefully sourced materials like dead stock vintage beads and scrap leather. the name comes from the owlkill river, which runs through the woods behind my parents’ house where i grew up.


i’ve always been a creative person, and i’ve had a pretty unconventional upbringing that allowed me to indulge my creativity from a very young age. my mom is an amazing artist and actually worked as a designer of hand hooked wool rugs for almost 3 decades, starting before i was born. i have so many early memories of going to work with her and watching her sketch out designs on giant light tables and listening to npr all day. so from a very young age i thought that being an artist was a totally normal job to have, and i think it really shaped my expectations of what i could do with myself later in life.

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giveaway / driftaway coffee


drift away coffee giveaway | almost makes perfect

driftaway is a coffee subscription service that’s tailored to your taste: they send you a few different roasts to try, you tell them which ones you like, and they continue sending your preferred roasts month after month. they switch out coffees every 4 weeks, so there’s always new flavors — and today you can win a three month subscription!

not only are their roasts delish – but their packaging is right up my alley.

drift away coffee giveaway | almost makes perfect drift away coffee giveaway | almost makes perfect

all you have to do to enter is :
visit their website and choose the roast you wanna try most + leave it in the comments

the winner will be chosen on may 1st at 10am PST
giveaway is only open to us residents.

*** the giveaway is now closed. congrats to the winner #27 : isabelle! ***

our wedding

our wedding : sources


fun fact napkins

to wrap up the entire week of wedding posts, i thought it would be fun + helpful (?) to share the sources of everything.

our custom cocktail napkins were printed by for your party, they were sooo helpful when i called multiple times to ask questions and make changes. and they even helped us save on the napkins using the same top image and typing in the facts themselves. and YES. both of our names are in lyrics on the white album! clearly it’s meant to be.

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diy / our wedding

everything else we made for our wedding


diy wood plant hangers diy wood plant hangers

because i didn’t have process shots for the remaining things i made, i decided to round everything up in one post (with as much detail as i can tell you)! we were at my moms house working on all of the projects, because no cats and waaay more space to make + store things. (we actually had an entire closet full of all the wedding stuff, which we still haven’t cleared out — sorry mom.)

wood plant hangers
i had wood cut in various sizes : square and rectangle and got some simple woven rope. using my stepdads drill press (you can also just use a regular drill), we just cut four holes in each piece of wood and tied big enough knots on the underside to hold in place. we mixed it up in terms of sizes and layers, and added a large metal ring to the top of each hanger. we made these last minute just to hang at the bar during cocktail hour, because we are cray. and thank you to my brother who helped hold while i tied.

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our wedding

our guestbook table


the guestbook table | almost makes perfect the guestbook table | almost makes perfect

for our guest book table at the wedding, we decided to make advice cards vs having an actual book. this way, we thought we could avoid the typical “thanks for having us, love blank & blank” and get some real talk from our guests.

we went with three categories : advice for us, date ideas, and fond memories.

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