FROM MY SHOPPING CART / 02

hello friends! i'm back with another intriguing look inside my shopping cart(s): the things i bought and what i left behind. today's list is definitely longer than my last post, but it's packed with some top-notch finds including this amazing embroidered circle bag from claire v. (below) and a really really good pair of white mary jane sides that have a cool heel. i've also include a few goodies for your home (clearly still inspired by my most recent post), because everyone needs a watermelon pillow to complete their living room, right?

go on, take a peek!

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this embroidered purse is so lovely, and definitely on my wishlist -- i adore the Mexican floral design and bright emerald handle.

embroidered circle clutch / claire v.

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this movement!

fringe halter dress / zara

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arguably the perfect leopard pumps. and therefore a wardrobe requirement (because #leopardgoeswitheverything).

jane mid heel leopard pump / loeffler randall

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a cute friend to brighten up your desk or perfectly curated bookshelves.

cheetah statue / hm

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a dream in a sweater.

landscape pullover / lorod

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jade bangle / kenneth jay lane

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mornings just got chicer with these modern minimalistic mugs -- can you believe these are only $7? i love the golden yellow.

stoneware cups / hm

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just perfect. love the wooden heel -- it makes this mary jane slide feel so fresh.

white mules with wooden heels / matiko

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ideal for a day at work, a garden wedding, date night, or all of the above.

floral mini dress / marc jacobs

 
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love the shape of this ladylike bag!

olivia object bag / rejina pyo

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red beaded drop earrings / anthropologie

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i've gushed about boston designer artemis design co on this blog before, so you may already know i'm a big fan. i was thrilled when they teamed up with another fashion love of mine, madewell, for a cheery collection of slides. i love the stripes -- fun colors!

artemis design co kilim slides / designed for madewell

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this may give you deja vu, but i wanted you to know that i really like this vase.

brown vase / cb2


NEW ARRIVALS / CB2 FALL

never have i ever connected with a collection of home wares as deeply as i have with cb2's fall arrivals. take a minute to appreciate it all: the cane furniture, pops of dandelion yellow, vintage vibes, and that shell armchair -- all of it is coming home with me. (or so i wish). but as i drift back to planet earth, i still feel the need to transform my personal aesthetic to match this perfectly curated collection of vintage meets modern. one that is effortless and worldly, but still comfortable and inviting; like you're always just coming back from a trip abroad with that perfect found piece for your home in tow. yeah, i could live with that.

in all seriousness, this fall collection is really good and was worth sharing. i managed to narrow allll of cb2's new arrivals down to 12 favorites, but if i had to choose i think my #1 has to be the cane desk -- it feels so glamorous.

cb2 fall new arrivals for home / @themissprints

browse my fave new arrivals from cb2

 

1. vintage cane desk   /   2. matte yellow plates   /   3. ribbed glass wastebasket   /   4. geometric pillow   /   5. greek bust   /   6. oval mirror

7. leather shell armchair   /   8. marble wine chiller   /   9. brass footed bowl   /   10. retro vase   /   11. cane dresser   /   12. brass flush mount light


THIS IS MY SUMMER UNIFORM

this little number is something i've been wearing literally. every. damn. day. this summer -- or at least as much as i possibly can without anyone noticing. the dress is from everlane and is so ideal for summer that i can't stop throwing it on. i even talked about this dress five minutes ago on the blog, that's how good it is. the shade of blue is perfect, as is the length, as is the neckline....you get what i'm saying. sadly the blue version is sold out, but i also love this cut in the yellow stripes.

one more thing? do yourself a favor, and purchase one of these amazing rope bags from apprvl (you'll thank me later). 

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shop the look
 

everlane dress   /   apprvl rope bag   /   steve madden slides   /   quay sunglasses   /   clarins sunscreen


PRINT-SPIRED BY / PRIMARY STRIPES
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summer is in full swing here in boston, and it's almost too hot to move. thankfully we got a chance to escape the city last weekend, tucked away in a cute little cabin on a lake in Maine. our days were spent kayaking (so fun!), playing cards, reading, drinking cold beer, and soaking up every second of lake life. before leaving i was feeling an overwhelming sense of "meh" (you may already know that summer is not my favorite season). but once we got to the lake, i felt so much better. i was completely shut off from the internet, took a million photos of fox, got a chance to read all day long and i came back refreshed, motivated and clear-headed -- it's amazing what a little getaway can do for your soul. so rather than lamenting the heat, i am trying a little harder to embrace these warm days instead. i'm not sure if it's my change in attitude or the maine air (or both!), but i've been feeling v. inspired since getting back home. right now i am gravitating towards really bright primary colors: red, white, blue and yellow just feel like the season -- especially in stripe form. the mix of textures and shadows here are also really inspiring, along with imperfect lines, and obviously those striped chairs.

 

 

 

image sources:

glass shadow, newspapers, striped dress, vuokko nurmesniemi's home, clay earrings, color-block nails, primary stripe makeup, pool stairs


FROM MY SHOPPING CART

i hope you had a great fourth! after the holiday i found myself with some extra downtime, so i obviously spent it window shopping on the internet (one of my guilty pleasures). Every time i fall down the shopping rabbit hole, i have a habit of filling multiple shopping carts before abandoning them. I do stick to one golden rule when i go through one of these browsing binges though: i need to wait a few days before actually buying anything from my cart(s), and if i am still thinking about that dress, those sandals, or those earrings etc. etc. then i'll totally cave. does anyone else do that? i swear it helps me minimize my impulsive purchases. so while i wait to see what sticks, i thought it would be fun to share what i have in my cart right now: a few things that are still on my mind and some that i've already bought. go on, take a look! 

checkered slides from hm | @themissprints
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just bought this dress from everlane and i like it even more than i thought i would. an ideal length (not too long, but also not awkward), easy fabric, stripes. i would definitely recommend grabbing one for summer!

cotton midi striped shirtdress / everlane

hair clip from lou and grey | @themissprints

hair clip / lou & grey

rope bag from apprvl | @themissprints

this bag from apprvl is another purchase i recently made, and (omg) it is the perfect summer bag. i am obsessed. it falls perfectly, and holds more stuff than you'd think. seriously considering adding another color to my life (it also comes in pink, navy, and tan!).

rope tote / apprvl

terracotta cup | @themissprints

tera cotta cups / coggles

summer tee from lou and grey | @themissprints
black pearl slides from hm | @themissprints
lemon purse from jcrew | @themissprints

lemon purse / j.crew

pink rainbow earrings from lou and grey | @themissprints

POOL DAY / A DAY ABOUT TOWN

my philosophy for my summer wardrobe is based around utility. it was 95 degrees last week and let's be honest, it's hard to think in that kind of weather, so getting dressed needs to be a literal breeze. my favorite pieces are those that i can (and want to) wear over and over again. i look for items that can be dressed up or down depending on my mood or activity, AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO THROW something TOGETHER WITHOUT MUCH THOUGHT OR PLANNING -- AKA classic silhouettes that can be mixed and matched easily. basically i stick to a uniform made out of BREEZY fabrics and cute accessories, and i try to wear as many stripes as humanly possible. THIS LOOK IS COMPRISED OF PIECES THAT CHECK ALL OF THOSE BOXES: THE LINEN SKIRT IS SUCH A VERSATILE BASIC, THE STRIPED SUIT CAN TOTALLY DOUBLE AS AN CHIC TOP IF NEEDED, AND THOSE LEOPARD SLIDES GO WITH...PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.

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striped swimsuit   /   pool towel   /   linen skirt   /   leopard slides   /   circle bag   /   straw hat

cat eye acetate sunglasses   /   nail polish in "gold lion"   /   red lip tint (with spf 30)   /   matisse magazine


WHAT'S HAPPENING ON TUMBLR

hello hello! it's been a minute since i last posted on here! i must confess that lately i've been hanging out offline soaking up the sun and getting some house projects accomplished. but the times i have been on my laptop, i've been spending my time on tumblr. tumblr is hands down an escape from traditional social media, for me at least -- there's way less pressure to post the perfect photo (not to mention the stress that hashtags cause). i also love that there are no ads...for now. it's one of my favorite online sources for sparking inspiration when i'm feeling blah. so, after realizing i haven't posted something new here all month (oops!). I felt the urge to create a visual collection of my latest finds: Lots of good imagery like patterned pants, luxe fabrics, gingham, and cotton candy textures. even sparkly hair!

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STRIPES,
FRUIT, AND houndstooth

 
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NEW ARRIVALS / SPRING CLOTHES FROM NEED SUPPLY CO.

lately, all i want to do is shop. need supply co is one of my favorite sites to browse -- it's incredibly curated, and the pieces always feel special and fresh. during one of my last online window-shopping sprees i stopped by need supply co, and found myself wanting everything, even things i usually don't think i'd like. for example, i never thought i'd have a pair of blue ruffle trousers on my radar, but now i need them in my life! so today i wanted to share some of the pieces i liked the most from need supply's new spring arrivals because it's too good not to (and let's be honest: this doesn't include the home section, that's a whole different story):

row 1

powder blue ruffle pant by msgm //   spaghetti strap dress by stelen  //   millennial pink "u" pouch by baggu
 

row 2

blue ostrich wedge sandals by Maryam Nassir Zadeh   //   red velour bra by baserange   //   beaded eye clutch by claire v.
 

row 3

polka dot ruffle top by stelen //   tweed pants by msgm   //   wood ball wristlet by building block
 

row 4

smiley face bag by baggu   //   striped sweater and skirt set by marni   //   pink feather necklace by loren stewart
 

row 5

orange tassel earrings by paloma wool   //   pink acrylic arc mini clutch by cult gaia   //   phone home tee by collina strada


SPRING SHOES
THE COLLECTION WITH / THE FLORAL BALL GOWN

hi there! we finally got a preview of spring this friday (including 65 degree, sunny weather!), and i've started getting excited for a new season -- that means easy fabrics, colorful patterns, and shoes that are not boots! it's been a while since the last "collection with" post, so when i saw norvis' fall ready to wear for 2018 i knew it was worth sharing. this collection was designed for fall but the bright colors, breezy silhouettes and florals makes this feel perfect for spring. my favorite look is definitely the floral gown -- it's positively striking, and i wish i had a garden party i could wear this to.

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who knew tulle and a chunky grandpa knit would go so great together. i also love the playful scallop d'orsay pumps -- a shoe didn't know i needed in my life until now.


two perfect floral gowns.

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i lovvvvve this look. the scarf is enormous, almost comically so, but it looks so cool with a structured plaid dress and undone ankle tie flats. 


there are a few recurring patterns in norvis' collection, including plaid, polka dots and florals. my favorite print is this yellow floral -- it's so versatile!

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collection via   ...   novis fall 2018 ready to wear