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I never used to like brown very much but as of this summer, I can’t get enough of it! I’ve been incorporating it more and more into our home and my closet. The gingham Trademark bag is my winter bag and that brown sweater is currently on its way to me!

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Trademark Gingham Tote / See previous post for current obsession with all things gingham. I missed out on their baby blue version this summer and when the chocolate version came out, I had to have it!

Mango Chunky-Knit Sweater / I’d been on the hunt for a simple crewneck sweater and this one is perfect. The dark brown color is currently on its way to me.

Madewell Cashmere Ribbed Joggers / Cashmere. Sweats. Say no more.

Madewell Chunky Hoop Earrings / Simple gold hoops that make a little bit of a statement.

Loq Matea Boots / Ever since I got this bag last year, I’ve loved a touch of croc. These boots would elevate any outfit.

Tenoverten Polish in Hester / My latest go to manicure shade. Perfect as a year-round neutral.

Heather Taylor Home Gingham Napkins / I’ve been coveting some of Heather’s amazing linens forever and am thinking of pulling the trigger on these when I’m in LA over the holidays!

See what else I’m currently coveting here.

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Hotel Peter & Paul

A few months ago, Hotel Peter & Paul opened in New Orleans and I’ve been dying to stay there ever since. Fortunately for me, we are heading to New Orleans next fall for a friend’s wedding!

The hotel is in an 1860s converted rectory, schoolhouse and convent and was concepted and designed by ASH NYC. They are behind other famed hotels The Dean in Providence and The Siren in Detroit.

Gingham is having a serious moment (although I believe it’s a classic pattern) and I love the unexpected play on scale within the rooms. Every aspect of the hotel has been meticulously thought out — I can’t wait to see all of the details and layers up close.

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So looking forward to our trip next fall! I’ve never been to New Orleans, so please send any recommendations you have for must-see’s and do’s!





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After a (very) long break from this space, I’ve decided it was time to finally come back! I asked a lot of you on instagram what you’d like to see here and it was so helpful! I’m excited to start incorporating into future posts.

Here’s what I’m currently up to…

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Reading:
The White Album by Joan Didion. I am a big fan of Joan Didion (make sure to watch her doc on Netflix!), but somehow had never read The White Album. I started reading it before Thanksgiving to gain some background before seeing a performance of the title essay this weekend at BAM. I’m hoping the performance expands and goes to more cities. I highly recommend seeing it if you’re able!

Painting:
Our apartment! After 6 years in the same space with basic builder’s paint, we’ve decided to repaint and freshen up our apartment. We are excited to be partnering with Clare, a newcomer to the paint scene. I’m obsessed with their peel & stick paint samples, which made it so easy to choose a color! You peel and stick them on your wall and can move them around from room to room and see them in different lighting — so smart.

Following:
Nadine Jane Astrology. I’ve been getting more and more into astrology lately and I love Nadine’s instagram account — it’s so beautifully designed and incredibly thoughtful. She puts together amazing imagery to go with each of her posts and I always look forward to seeing my monthly mantra. She just recently started an email subscription so now you can get your monthly horoscope in your inbox!

Coveting:
I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of straight leg jeans in a medium wash and am hoping these AGOLDE jeans will be perfect! I’ve heard great things about AGOLDE jeans so I’m excited to try.

Thank you so much for coming back and reading! Please leave a comment if there is anything you’d like to see around here!

Ulla Johnson Shop

I'm beyond excited about my new neighbor -- Ulla Johnson just opened her first shop around the corner from our apartment! The design of the space is absolutely stunning (no surprise there) and incorporates gorgeous materials and special details. You can visit her store at 15 Bleecker Street in Manhattan.

photos by Dustin Aksland for Vogue

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Between the holidays and wedding planning, blogging has definitely taken a backseat, but here is what I am currently up to...

Trying: I recently received products from the Goop by Juice Beauty line and have been using them for the past month or so. Favorites so far are the Exfoliating Instant Facial, Revitalizing Day Moisturizer and the Perfecting Eye Cream.

Reading: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. His unconventional work philosophies are so inspiring.

Coveting: A pair of Garrett Leight x Clare V. sunglasses from their fun collab.

Listening: I can't get enough of the "How I Built This" podcast. Favorite episodes include: Kate + Andy Spade, Kevin Systrom + Mark Krieger (Instagram) and Dave Gilboa + Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker).

Dreaming: We've been having 60+ degree days here in NYC and it's inspiring me to make some purchases for summer i.e. this navy gingham bathing suit and this perfect eyelet blouse

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This post should be titled "What I Wish I Was Wearing" as this is the outfit I wish I was wearing every day during the fall.

1. Harris Wharf London Wool Coat / An easy wool topper is key to getting through winter and still feeling chic. I love the warmth of a navy blue coat. I also love this classic one from J.Crew.

2. Lizzie Fortunato Topaz Crater Earrings / These statement earrings add just the right amount of interest. Also available in black.

3. Khaite Vanessa High-Rise Straight Jean / These jeans have been on my wishlist for a looong time - I love the wash!

4. Toteme Verbier Ribbed Turtleneck / Everything Toteme makes is simple, but with a twist, including this easy to wear camel sweater. The ribbed pattern is a cool update to a classic.

5. Mansur Gavriel Crossbody Bag / I love navy accessories and this bag is perfect for fall and winter. I love how understated it is.

6. No. 6 Fur Slide Clog / I missed out on these last year and am so happy they brought them back!

 

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Oops it's been awhile since I've posted and now it's basically winter. I'm still mourning the end of summer, which is my favorite season and happened to be extra special this year because: we got engaged! Wedding planning is slowly taking over our lives, but I am really enjoying it and wish I could just do that all day. The date is set for next September in LA! 

Here are a few things currently on my radar:

Wearing: Now that it's gotten colder, I've been living in these thin wool sweaters from & Other Stories. I love them paired with high-waisted denim and they are great on their own when it's warmer and are an amazing layer when it's colder. I have both gray and navy and recommend them to everyone I know!

Also wearing: I finally bought my first pair of AMO Babe jeans and have to stop myself from wearing them everyday. I got the 'Eclipse' wash, but am already coveting the 'Blue Gem' wash. I wish they would make a deep black wash too!

Loving: I've been following Liz Damrich on Instagram for awhile and was excited to see her Charleston home featured on Domino this week! She's got a killer sense of personal style too and is over on Industry Standard showing off her sweater collection.

Sharing: I recently wrapped up a freelance project that is super close to my heart: Project Battlebox. They send curated boxes to women (and eventually men!) who are undergoing cancer treatments to help make them feel more like themselves and bring some beauty to their battle. I'm so proud of this project and honored that I was a part of it.

Coveting: Every year I add a few sweaters to my collection and this cozy navy number is next on my to-buy list!

Obsessing: I keep going back to look at these beautiful homes in Northern California. I love how seamlessly they fit into their surroundings and the adventurous spirit of them.