Posts tagged embroidery

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.


happy Monday! i am lucky enough to have today off (happy president's day!), and am planning on spending it doing things i normally couldn't do during the week. like spend my morning blogging in the parlor, or going on a midday walk with foxy around the neighborhood. the possibilities feel endless!

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

since nyfw just ended, i thought it was time to do another "the collection with..." story.  this is Rochas Pre-Fall 2017 collection, and it has a lot of great moments: the colors (yellows, blush, peacock blue, and elephant gray), ankle-strap platforms with thick socks, snakeskin, fuzzy coats, golden brocade layered with preppy turtlenecks, delicate florals, velvet, monograms and imperfect hair.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

i was drawn to this collection partly because of the presentation. these photos are full of movement, capturing those awkward, but wonderful in between moments. an unexpected pairing with proper, aristocratic garb.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

let's face it, for 2017 muppet fuzz is in -- whether it be a sandal covered in fluffy pom poms, or the warmest jacket you own. it's bright, bold and colorful. Rochas collection includes a faux fur coat in mustard gold and blush pink (keep on scrolling to see that one). 

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

florals and animal prints are a classic pattern mixing combination. in this instance, it's gray snakeskin and granny roses. below is the amazing snakeskin trench coat that inspired me to share this collection in the first place. i'm officially convinced that every girl needs a statement trench in their closet, and a trench made out of this snakeskin pattern feels unexpected but timeless.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

this is the blush faux fur coat, layered to perfection with velvet, brocade and chunky socks.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

the red snakeskin used in Rochas' collection is truly beautiful. in my opinion, colored snakeskin can run a fine line between impossibly chic and tacky, especially if it's red. but here, it totally works. i especially love how this skirt has been styled -- paired with an effortless rose colored tank, and luxe velvet pumps.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

let me know which look was your favorite!

Rochas Pre-Fall 2017


i love when bloggers (and vloggers!) publish a monthly favorite post. i've spent many, many Sunday mornings reading and watching them. they're truly personal and really vary from person to person -- it's cool to see! so, being January, i wanted to jump on the favorites-train and start an end-of-the-month, monthly column discussing items, fashion, habits, and beyond, that i simply cannot get out of my head. 

january favorites | @themissprints


aka writing sh*t down. this year i vowed to get better at jotting down my thoughts, goals, and notable (or purely random) events. i bought this daily planner from Moleskin, and have been writing in it before i go to sleep each night. i really like the layout of a daily planner because each day has it's own designated page, giving me only a certain amount of space. it only takes a few minutes, and has been strangely therapeutic over the past month. i feel less stressed, more creative, and even more productive. not sure if the new year feeling hasn't worn off yet or what, but keeping a journal has become one of my favorite new habits of January.

rifle paper co journal / $15


when it comes to accessories, i tend to go through phases. a few years ago, i was all about necklaces, then it was rings, then it was piles of bracelets (remember arm candy?). it really depends on my mood. 

lately, i've been all about earrings, earrings, earrings. i went from barely wearing them, to reaching for a pair every day. my next earring purchase will for sure be a pair of beaded tassels. these red Oscar de la Renta's are a dream!

Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings / $395


i looove to read. i have a 20 minute bus ride to work and try to designate my commute as my phone-free-time, so i usually spend my it reading. currently i'm working on The Hike: a story about a guy who goes on a hike and finds himself in a strange alternate universe. it's funny, clever, and unexpected, and reminds me a bit of Alice in Wonderland. right now i am half way through and the story keeps getting better and better. but i still don't have a clue what is going on -- every time i think i do, something happens that changes everything. 

The Hike by Drew Magary / $15


i've heard a lot about bone broth and its health benefits. i might be a littttle late to the party, but this month i decided to give it a go. i used a recipe from Goop, which was as easy as throwing everything into a crockpot and setting a timer. i had most of the ingredients already in my kitchen too. the broth comes out silky and delicious, perfect for sipping on a cold day.

bone broth / Goop
Kate Spade sauce pot / $65



this might be my absolute favorite, favorite of the month. i've been hooked on embroidery. it started when i found @SarahKBenning on instagram, and fell in love with her beautifully detailed pieces. after that, i fell into a rabbit hole exploring the world of embroidery. Sarah also offers tutorials so you can learn on your own. which, of course, i tried. i am a complete beginner and really enjoy spending an internet-free afternoon trying a new design. like journaling, embroidery has been relaxing and fun -- i especially love seeing my lines get straighter!

embroidery by / Sarah K. Benning