Tuesday
Oct212014

Lately

Oh, hi. Remember me? Things have been more than a little crazy over here so I thought I'd pop in briefly to let you know what I've been up to (à la Janelle and Ann-Marie):

Missing: California sunshine (pictured above). We were in LA last weekend for a wedding and now that it's officially turned fall winter here, I could use some more of that sunshine.

Watching: My favorite little buddy, Marcel the Shell is back! 

Coveting: This amazing Zara coat. Need proof of it's amazingness? Here you go. Also, everything from our collaboration with Sézane.

Admiring: Bobbi Brown's gorgeous beach house.

Plotting: My next manicure at Paintbox. Divergent? Basic Instinct? Desert Sands? Midas Touch?

Reading: Brain on Fire. So far so good. I've been reading a lot more lately so I'd love any recommendations you have!

Working: I've been working on a couple wedding freelance projects so I'm anxious to check out this beautiful new wedding magazine, Geraldine. Their first issue is available for pre-order and features Amelia's stunning wedding plus more from Bash Please, Simone LeBlanc, and Moon Canyon.

Friday
Oct032014

currently...

I can never get enough of other people's beauty faves and I'm now eyeing a few new things since reading about Kate Brien's laidback routine.

 

I'm trying to get back into weaving and am so inspired by these neutral weavings by Metrode, found via Jessica.

 

I watched my friend Christie write/illustrate her book, Girl Talk, over the past year and a half and am so excited that it is finally out! I'm so proud of her and the book is fantastic - so hilariously written and her illustrations are amazing. It'll make you laugh out loud - promise.

Wednesday
Oct012014

currently coveting no. 71

This isn't exactly a "currently coveting" list so much as a "look what I might have already bought" list...

ONE / Have you seen Wit & Delight's Target collection yet? I'm so excited for Kate and immediately had to have some of these stoneware trays, which are even more beautiful in person.

TWO / I've been coveting a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag since they came out and finally have one to call my own thanks to Need Supply, Janelle's tipoff and fast checkout skills. It's by far the nicest thing I've ever bought myself and I treat it like it's my child (aka no one's allowed within 5 feet of me + it stays home when there's even a 5% chance of rain). P.S. my other favorite bucket bag.

THREE / One Kings Lane debuted a collection of Pendleton blankets made exclusively for them and I've got my eye on this one. It'd be perfect in our bedroom!

FOUR / You can never have too many notebooks, especially when they're as lovely as this one from Studio Sarah. Her line of paper goods just keeps getting chicer!

FIVE / With the weather getting a bit chillier, it's time to break out the cashmere sweaters. I love this oversized gray one that I'll wear year after year.

SIX / I purchased a pair of Ancient Greek sandals this summer and wore them non-stop. I'd love to add a black pair to my rotation. And how cool are these calf hair ones?

SEVEN / After popping into Zara with Kristen to check out this coat, we both bought it immediately. I haven't been this excited over a coat in a long time and get compliments every time I wear it.

EIGHT / I've been eyeing Daniel Wellington's classic watches for a long time and finally got one (black + rose gold)! It hasn't left my wrist since it came.

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest. 

Wednesday
Sep242014

interior envy: julia leach


Upon learning (on instagram, of course) that Julia Leach's upstate home was being featured in the latest issue of Domino, I immediately went and picked up the issue. Julia is the founder of Chance and the brains behind one of my favorite gallery walls. With an apartment in New York and a house in LA, Julia's upstate New York home is her escape from busy city living.

I love the mix of old with new and just like in her other homes, her collection of artwork is seriously enviable. I also love that she is able to maintain a consistent color scheme throughout the house, without it feeling like everything matches. Little touches of blue show up in each room and the white walls and dark floors help bring everything together.

P.S. Julia's guide to LA.

images by Brittany Ambridge for Domino

Tuesday
Sep232014

commodity goods

I've been following along with Commodity Goods since they launched and was so excited when they reached out to me to test out their line of perfumes. Their packaging is so beautiful, which is what initially attracted me to the brand, and I was happily surprised that their scents were just as good as their packaging.

Commodity Goods offers a fitting kit for $9 in both women's and men's scents (some of which overlap), so you can try the scents at home. It was so fun getting to try a new scent each day and their samples come in mini-sprayers so they are super easy to use. And, if you end up purchasing a full size bottle of one of their scents, they refund your $9!

I ended up choosing Magnolia, which has floral and dewy notes. It's a perfect scent to wear during the day or for a special occasion. I did have a hard time narrowing down the scents though - I loved so many of them! Some of my other favorites were: Moss, Gold, and Paper. I hope you'll try out their fitting kit and find your own favorite scent!

Thursday
Sep112014

interior envy: katie martinez

I'm fairly certain that this New York brownstone, designed by Katie Martinez in this month's Lonny, is my ideal city home. The mix of modern materials with traditional elements is really doing it for me. And I think I need that indigo throw and some copper pendants stat.