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):
after a few gross days of humid, sticky weather, we're finally seeing fall-like temperatures here in Boston. and it's about time! i can't wait to start wearing boots, sweaters, and coats (my favorite). almost every year i'll treat myself to a new coat for the season -- since i wear a jacket every day for so many months, i like having a few options to brighten my mood and my mostly all-black winter uniform. this year i'm on the hunt for a cozy faux fur coat to add to the collection. there are so many options it's so hard to pick: do i go with something classic like stripes or leopard? or do i take the plunge and go for something over-the-top?
shop my favorite fuzzy coats from around the interwebs below!
back talking about slides again! and trust me these are goooood.
if you're a shoe addict like me, then you need to check out Artemis Design Co. -- a local shoe and accessories designer from the South End in Boston. Artemis Design Co is most known for their kilim* loafers, smoking shoes, bags and more recently, slides that come in an array of colors and designs. aren't they beautiful? the company's founder, Millicent Armstrong, travels to Turkey to source damaged kilim that is transformed into her signature "flying carpet shoe". each shoe is made by hand in a Turkish artisan workshop in Istanbul -- they're truly a special item to own. i have a pair of the classic loafers, and am waiting for the right moment to grab a pair of these slides too. so many great colors for fall -- let me know your favorites, i love them all!
*kilim / a flat woven rug made in Turkey
all slides from Artemis Design Co.
do you ever feel like wearing stripes every day? same. and why not? if you're a fellow stripe addict, you probably wear stripes on a daily basis already. even those who are shy of a bold print will happily reach for this classic design. i always seem to find new stripe pieces that i just have to have, so i thought i'd share a few of my favorite new finds. here are five summer dresses to add to your stripe collection -- each dress is different enough that you could wear them all in one week without anyone catching on:
straw bags are all the rage this summer, and i'm fully embracing it. in fact, a straw bag is the perfect finishing touch to a casual summer dress, and is every beach goer's must-have accessory. these natural beauties have been on my wish list for the past few months, and i think i'm close to finding my perfect match. since there are so many great options out there, i wanted to share ten of my favorites -- from stripes, to fringe, and polka dots, i kind of want them all:
SHOP STRAW BAGS
1. yellow with navy tote by Nannacay / 2. stripe clutch from J.Crew / 3. pom pom tote by Nannacay / 4. zig-zags by Nannacay / 5. rainbow clutch by Rebecca Minkoff / 6. round straw bag from Bembien / 7. classic stripes with fringe by Kayu / 8. hello tote by Nannacay / 10. belly bag from Bembien
out of all of my warm weather shoes, my favorites are the ones i can easily slip on and off -- not that i'd pass up a pair of strappy sandals, mind you. but this spring i'm completely on team mule. i recently bought this snakeskin pair from J.Crew, and it's left me wanting more! who knew i could fall so far for a pair of shoes (wink!). i'm pretty convinced they're a new closet staple, and why not? mules are comfy and basically effortless. plus there are literally hundreds of different options, which means you'll find a mule that fits your personal style. just another reason to love 'em.
shop my favorites below:
1. rhinestone hands by Gucci / 2. embellished silver mules from ASOS / 3. rainbow straps by Alice + Olivia / 4. girly scallop trim by Chloe / 5. classic red mules from Mango / 6. Marie Antoinette-inspired by Jeffrey Campbell from Nordstrom / 7. pearl slides by Stuart Weitzman / 8. feather slides by Alexander Wang / 9. striped heels by Loeffler Randall / 10. snakeskin slippers by J.Crew
i have been shopping too. much. lately. i think it's the promise of spring, or because i'm ready to go on a vacation -- either way, i've been window-shopping like it's my job. thankfully, my wish list is far longer than the list of items that i actually end up buying and keeping (phew!). always scheming my next purchase, i suppose.
speaking of: Anthropologie has so many great things right now, that it was worth a blog post. i'm talking about statement earrings, embroidered prints, a jumpsuit i need and some really good shoes -- shop what i'm eyeballing below, and let me know your favorites!
a gal's closet needs a great denim jacket. i love the white leopard embroidery on this option.
lots of embroidered details in Anthro's new arrivals, including this blouse with red embroidery.
raw hemmed jeans look extra cool with a cutout detail.
striped pants for beach days.
these are pure magic: satin princess sandals with a floral gemstone.
meet my must have accessory this season: the statement earring. i talked about my new obsession with earrings last month, and since then, i have added quite a few to my wishlist.
shop my favorites below!
1. needlepoint hearts by Shourouk Heart / 2. polka dot earrings by Oscar de la Renta / 3. pink pom poms from bando / 4. glitter star posts from Gorman/ 5. statement toucans by Elizabeth Cole/ 6. leather circles from Anthropologie / 7. acrylic triangles by Rachel Comey / 8. handmade Matisse-inspired by Benu / 9. beaded tassels by Oscar de la Renta / 10. beaded 'Os' by Oscar de la Renta / 11. round drop earrings by Rachel Comey / 12. rainbow earrings by Elizabeth Cole
i didn't know i needed a pair of velvet sandals covered in silver stars until yesterday. hi prettttttty. these twinkling heels would look super cool worn with raw edge jeans, and chic as heck for a night out in my favorite lbd.
buy yourself a pair here!
hello lovely people! i'm excited to get back in the groove of things on here! it's been a crazy couple of weeks in real life, and i feel like i've been balancing a lot. between a never-ending to-do list at work, i am also putting the finishing touches on a bathroom renovation -- before and after shots coming your way very soon! -- as well as attempting to get back into instagramming more regularly (my last post was in July, yikes!). does anyone else feel a little overwhelmed this September?
to ease back into blogging, i figured i'd start with a wish list of blush pink goodies. even though i haven't been blogging or taking many photos, i've been pinning and window shopping like a champ (follow me on pinterest here!). it's no secret that blush is 2016's darling color of choice, and i am completely smitten. especially when it is paired with bright magenta, cream and gold in patterns like stripes, stars, hand prints and muted florals. there's a little bit of everything on this list -- home, wear, and even a cute leash for your pup.
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