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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


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.

terrazzo candle / target

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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


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


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

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


NINE / FAUX FUR COATS FOR A COZY FALL
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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!

 
 
 

ARTEMIS DESIGN CO. / KILIM SLIDES

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

artemis design co mules / @themissprints

 

all slides from Artemis Design Co.



FIVE DAYS / IN STRIPED DRESSES

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:

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SHOP STRIPE DRESSES
 

day one: anthropologie   //   day two: shop mille   //   day three: reformation   //   day four: gorman   //   day five: zara


TEN / PRINTED STRAW BAGS

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:

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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


TEN / MUST HAVE MULES FOR SPRING

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:

 

ten must-have mules for spring @themissprints
 

SHOP MULES

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