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June 12, 2016

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{Recommended Reading} June 12

Hi hi! I just got back from seeing Beyoncé in Baltimore and I’m full of inspiration. There so many things I want to do on this website and I’m the only one keeping myself from doing it! So instead of worrying that I don’t have any images, or that the WordPress theme I’m using is no […]

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April 23, 2016

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If You Love Prints Now Is A Good Time To Be You

There are so many amazing prints out there right now, my head could explode. J.Crew has a new round of Liberty prints, Uniqlo also has a Liberty collaboration, and then of course there’s Marimekko for Target!

Beyond that, both the mall brands and the niche ones are killing it with great florals right now. Behold:

Prints- Clover Canyon, J.Crew

1 // 2

Prints- Anthropologie, J.Crew

3 // 4

Prints- Ann Taylor, Equipment

5 // 6

Prints- Anthropologie, Anthropologie

7 // 8

prints- Banana Republic, Ann Taylor

9 // 10

prints- banana republic, banana republic

11 // 12

prints- adidas stella mccartney, j.crew

13 // 14

 

The Liberty London prints at Uniqlo are far less exciting than the ones at J.Crew (imo), but you can find them here. Peep Marimekko for Target here. I wish they were doing umbrellas. I have a Marimekko umbrella from several years ago that’s pretty broken.

PS: J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor are all running various promotions for between 30-50% off right now, so hop to!

April 23, 2016

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It’s Espadrille Season!!!

I love espadrilles. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I can’t wait to start wearing. Maybe because they’re so associated with summer and all the joys that go along with it, like sundresses and brightly colored toes. Sometimes I think I want to wear espadrilles all day every day, but I know I would miss all of the other sandals in my closet. I have 3 espadrilles ready to go into rotation, but there’s always room for more!

Affordable spring espadrilles.

1 // 2 // 3

espadrilles- Michael Kors, Anthropologie, Maje 4 // 5 // 6

Espadrilles- rag&bone, anthropologie, soludos

7 // 8 // 9

Bonus Round: the Michael Kors espadrilles also come in gold!

March 20, 2016

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Layering for a Winter That Wants to be Spring/a Spring That Wants to be Winter

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Spring has been appearing in New York in fits and starts.  One day it’s warm and sunny then two days later it might snow. Rinse and repeat. I figured I better post these snow photos before they became completely irrelevant!

One thing I like about these photos is that I get to show you how I layer! I take layering very seriously (San Francisco trained me well). I’ve recently started wearing this windbreaker underneath coats and jackets. It has a slim fit so it doesn’t fit over bulky stuff, but it doesn’t need to be the outermost layer in order for it to work.

Underneath the sweater I’m wearing a performance-ish sleeveless wool turtleneck from the Lululemon Lab. In the winter I ALWAYS have a base layer of wool, HeatTech or something to that effect. I had a really cool visit at the Lululemon Lab pop-up in New York a couple of months ago. While I was just checking it out for my own curiosity, I ended up trying on a bunch of amazing things, and liked this turtleneck so much I bought it and walked out of the store wearing it. It’s an item I wear regularly.

On my legs I’m wearing amazing Falke tights. They’re wool on the outside and cotton on the inside, so they’re super warm without being scratchy. Genius!!

It’s supposed to snow again tomorrow, and if it does you know I’ll be ready!

Coat – J.Crew (on sale) // Windbreaker – Anthropologie // Sweater – Anthropologie (similar) // Tank – Lululemon Lab // Skirt – Banana Republic // Barrette – J.Crew // Earrings – Lulu Frost // Tights – Falke // Sneakers – Rebecca Minkoff

Photos by Paige Hogan

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