TEN / SUMMER SLIDES

hi again! lately i feel like i’m starting all of my posts this way, but here goes again — it’s been a minute...or a few months.

that’s life right? everything has been really busy, and time never slows down. i spend a lot of time working on my computer and really need a break from screen-time; turning on my computer at home always feels exhausting. but i really miss blogging! and want to commit more time to getting inspired again in this space. so why not start with a post about slides — my summer shoe obsession of 2019. i’m sharing 10 cute options from around the internet, buuut if i had to choose my favorite, it would be the tkees gemma sandals (i own 2 colors, and am plotting buying a third). they are truly perfection.

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SHOP THE STORY

  1. clear straps — brittany slide / diane von furstenberg

  2. oversized buckle — cult gaia

  3. the perfect flip flop — gemma slide / tkees

  4. leopard espadrilles — loeffler randall

  5. gingham slides — loeffler randall

  6. rope slides — zimmerman

  7. snakeskin slides — mango

  8. red Birkenstocks — valentino x birkenstocks

  9. bight orange slides — kate spade

  10. ric rac sandals — see by chloe


SPRING MOOOOOD

hello friends, and happy monday! i’m writing this post as there is pouring rain, whipping wind, and chilly temps outside — much different from the glorious 60 degree spring weather we’ve been enjoying for the past few days. but here on miss prints, the sun is still shining, the sky is blue, and there are colorful patterns aplenty; aka my spring mood has sprung. a few months ago, i started a new job as a designer and since then have been on a continuous hunt for cool graphic inspiration. i feel like this particular mood-board perfectly captures where my mind has been since December. it’s a mix of the usual suspects like stripes, fruits, and stars, but with a splash of funky typography and color that has been catching my eye. i hope you enjoy!

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FROM MY SHOPPING CART / 03

february went by soquickly and now it’s already mid-march — what! the last six weeks were a complete blur. overall february was a good month, ending with an impromptu weekend getaway to new hampshire. the snow was up to our waist, our phones were out of reach, and we made too many bloody marys over three days. it was exactly what i needed. beyond work and my brief technology detox, i’ve been doing p-l-e-n-t-y of window shopping. lots of good things from urban outfitters and lou and grey:

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target sells the best candles imho. they smell amazing and come in really cute containers — i almost always buy (or want to buy) a new candle when i’m shopping there. this terrazzo option is especially good. not only is terrazzo very in right now, this is also an inexpensive and low-commitment way to play with this trend.

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i found this website through pinterest and am so tempted to buy something: epherma forever sells vintage magazines like these gorgeous issues of vogue and architectural digest from the 40s and 70s. so cool, right?

1949 vogue + 1975 architectural digest / epherma forever

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fancy lawn chair / urban outfitters

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abstract clock / west elm

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can you believe this wooden lamp is from target? / target

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i have a thing for katie kimmel and this sweatshirt is so cute / lou & grey

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just a gold cuff covered in diamond charms (for a cool $12k lolol) / 1stdibs

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moroccan rug / urban outfitters

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the color of this velvet sofa is very good / also from urban outfitters

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who knew i needed a banana catch-all dish / urban outfitters

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this would be perfect for work: the new 12 hour tote / lou & grey

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boob mug because #girlpower / urban outfitters

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the cutest basket bag! i want this for summer / loeffler randall


CAN I LIVE HERE / A VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE IN LONDON

man oh man — this one is an absolute gem.

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looooooooook!

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say hello to this vibrant setting: home to london based stylist, maude smith, and a flawless representation of my dream cottage. there’s so much goodness going on here! persian rugs, paper birds flying from a bedroom ceiling, strong wooden furniture, worn in floral armchairs, and wacky kitchen cabinets covered in seashells and wine corks — it’s all tucked inside this cozy townhouse.

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the bathroom’s hand painted tile is definitely my favorite part of the house. seriously, i found myself googling where to buy bug tiles because they’re incredible. i love that each tile is a little different and imperfect, and that maude chose to pair them with vintage fixtures in mixed metals.

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i’m also obsessed with the rich colors — burgundy, gold, royal and eggshell blue — paired with flashes of hand drawn wallpaper and murals. what a cool backdrop for displaying this colorful collection.

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smith’s kitchen is an amazing mishmash of corks, seashells, broken china, dried flowers and empty wine bottles. a diy that totally works and (let’s be honest) offers a strong argument for installing seashell cabinets. who knew!

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just another sweet corner in the sweetest house. wasn’t this home the cutest? i would probably end my days here reading a book in this floral armchair. i love spaces that use every inch to display memories found along the way, and maude smith’s home does not disappoint. glad i stumbled upon this treasure!

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VERY COZY

after several days of really cold temperatures, i’m ready to trade in my everyday leather boots for a snakeskin pair. nothing personal (i adore those boots) i’m just searching for little ways to brighten up these winter days. you feel me? whenever i feel like i’m wearing the same sweaters every week, i will play with different accessories like bold earrings, or an unexpected purse to switch things up. lately i’ve been on the hunt for a pair of snakeskin boots, a fresh alternative to leopard, and a print i don’t own too much of. these loeffler randall boots are v. luxurious — i would pair them with something more casual like a textured, oversized knit, simple straight jeans and chunky gold earrings. so cute for work or out to sunday brunch.

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JUST ADD PRINTS / OPHELIA PANG

happy new year! can you believe 2019 is already here, not to mention we’re already a week in?! it’s wild. i started my year with a cold — the too-sick-to-leave-your-house kind — and spent nye on the couch watching a movie marathon with tissues and chinese takeout. thankfully i’m back to feeling myself again, and it feels like 2019 is just about to start. i finally bought a planner (this one from ban.do), spent the day prepping healthy meals for the week, and even got a blog post up. so far so good.

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i haven’t done a post like this in ages (!) and felt like bringing it back (hopefully) as a regular series. i love the no-print outfit in this post — blue and rust are an amazing combination. buuuut i couldn’t help myself, and added a fun print to spice things up. this beautiful ophelia pang geometric pattern is bright and happy, and totally transforms the look.

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MOOD / LATE FALL BUT PRE-HOLIDAY

hello! i wanted to share this cool moodboard with you guys — i put this together the night before i started my new job (!!!) and it’s a peek of what i’ve been inspired by over the past week. lately that means mustard with mauve, the square tiles we recently added to our kitchen, and my obvious obsession with 70s decor. this roundup is not quite holiday, but has wintery vibes: silver stars, chanel sheepskin jacket (yes), oversized statement earrings, black strappy sandals, fig tarts, pink hair…all so good:

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WHY THIS WORKS / LEOPARD AND PLAID

ICYMI, LEOPARD IS HAVING A MOMENT. It’s everywhere and it’s awesome. in my humble opinion, the only thing you need to know about leopard is that leopard goes with everything. leopard is made of tones of brown and black, a magical combination that makes it a dream to wear alone as a statement piece, or together with other prints. i like to think of leopard as a pattern neutral: pretty much anything and everything is fair game when pairing patterns with this animal print.

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i love the look of leopard worn with plaid (another very forgiving print — they’re basically stripes) as seen here on Tamu McPherson, author of all the pretty birds. Tamu’s laid-back look is bold yet extremely wearable — everyone feels comfy wearing a hoodie of course. she makes wearing head-to-toe print effortless thanks to the colors and shapes she chose to pair: a bright red sweatshirt which tones down the sweetness of the unexpected ruffle pants, and the coat that has an easy silhouette, helping to tie the whole look together. once you get to your destination and take off your faux fur leo coat, you’re left with a very simple outfit.


SHOP THE STORY

 

FALL VIBES / 2018
CAN I LIVE HERE / THE "GREEN" HOUSE

for this australian home, the word “green” has multiple applications. you might be referring to the collection of cacti, palms and succulents that grow throughout the house. or you could be talking about that amazing shade of green that is used in the most perfect places. the word “green” also defines the eco-friendly mission upon which this living space was created: a sustainable and impossibly chic method to urban living.

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i really love using the color green in kitchens (as last seen here). it feels clean, homey, unexpected. although the color made me fall for this kitchen upon first glance, it is the seamless use of squares throughout the home that i really love. you can find squares in the kitchen and bathroom tile, that amazing grid partition, and the retro square wall that frames the patio. there is a sense of simplicity and minimalism yet there are so many patterns hidden if you take a second look.

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one thing you might notice is the amount of concrete used in the living space. it was an intentional eco-friendly decision which might have translated as stark and cold — not the best material for a cozy retreat. somehow this house feels the exact opposite. it feels relaxing, light, natural. the homeowners used a mixture of recycled materials and found or vintage accents (plus plenty of plants) to add warmth. so smart.

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i love love love the unexpected green tub. in all honesty, i’ve always wanted a colorful tub for my bathroom and now i think mine will have to be a similar emerald hue. it’s a surprise accent and it pairs nicely with the grid motif, uneven concrete, and stark white faucets.

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this beautiful patio is amazing outdoor space for urban living. i especially love the square retro accent wall and the way the homeowner decided to mix reclaimed wood with rusting metals.

images via: the design files