about that break...

It's been awhile - oops! I definitely did not set out to take a two-month break from here, but after some time away I'm anxious to get back at it. How has your 2015 been so far? Mine started off a bit rocky, but things are better now and I'm just counting down the days until spring!

Anyway, what's been going on?

Reading: Simultaneously reading two books - Yes, Please by Amy Poehler and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Once I finish one of those I'll be reading The Girl on the Train for my book club!

Loving: My recent haircut. It's a little shorter and I've finally been able to get the hang of making waves with my curling iron, using the wrap technique. It's the little things.

Coveting: Anything and everything denim. Like these straight leg jeans. And this chambray shirt. These perfect high-risers. And the jeans I'll be wearing all spring. This is the plan for the next few months.

Needing: WARM WEATHER! Seriously, though - you West-coasters don't know how good you have it! Our trip to California in April cannot come soon enough. We're going on a family vacation to Yosemite (my first time!) and then spending a night in Palm Springs (which I cannot.wait.for). Send any recs!

Working: On lots of fun little freelance projects!

Finishing: My weaving from Maryanne's workshop that I took back in January. I'm loving the break from all the time I spend staring at a screen and want to turn it into a bigger hobby of mine! Who wants a weaving??

so long 2014

There's only a few more hours left in 2014 (at least for us on the east coast) and I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your support this past year! It means so much to me that you keep coming back and reading (despite my large gaps in posting) and continue to inspire me. This space is so special to me and I am constantly amazed by the opportunites and people that it brings into my life.

A few highlights from the year...

+ Having our apartment featured on Design*Sponge...

+ And then being featured again about my job at Madewell...

+ Had my instagrams turned into prints...

+ Took numerous trips out to my adopted second home, LA...

+ Worked on some awesome freelance projects, including the new  Sara Kate Studios Shoppe... 

+ And established an amazing group of girlfriends who are equally supportive + hilarious...

Thank you ALL for such a great year - I look forward to seeing what 2015 brings! 

a few things

Happy Friday everyone! Popping in to share a few things with you...

+ Chatting all about nails over on the Paintbox blog this week! It was so fun to try a different kind of manicure and to share some of my inspiration and favorite polishes. Thanks again to Paintbox for having me!

+ Entertaining for guests doesn't come naturally to me, so I was excited to see Chelsea's laid-back backyard gathering. It made planning an evening seem so simple and natural! P.S. having major envy over her beautiful backyard!

+ Emma shared an awesome site she's featured on: 5 questions for 100 designers. Some of my favorite designers are featured including Michael Bierut, Roanne Adams, and Lotta Nieminen.

+ I woke up to a fun announcement from Everlane - they are now offering 1 hour delivery in NYC (and SF) using Postmates delivery service! I'm excited to try it out soon - maybe a new sweater or hat is in order?

life lately

Wanting: This cozy plaid jacket but really needing a new warm winter coat like this one. Winter is officially here, despite my best efforts of warding it off, and my old North Face from college has definitely seen better days.

Listening: To Serial and Taylor Swift's newest album. Because, who isn't?

Obsessing: My friend Katie just launched Buddy Editions, a new site offering limited-edition artwork starting at $50! I'm wishlisting this botanical print, this photo of Bill Murray and these NYC matchbook illustrations.

Needing: A haircut, badly. I can't decide if I should keep it at it's current length or chop a few inches off. I'm being highly swayed by one of LC's latest cuts to do the latter.

Reading: A mix of Lean In and Erin Gates' book, Elements of Style.

Planning: A true vacation in 2015. We are always going to LA to visit family, but I'd love to take a trip somewhere new that we've both never been to! Any recommendations? 

weekend moments

This weekend included double brunching (a term coined by Janelle), first at The Fat Radish on Saturday and then at The Penrose on Sunday. It was my first time to both places and I loved them both! I spent the entirety of the weekend in this sweatshirt from our latest collab collection with Sezane, and wrapped up in this oversized scarf. It's getting quite chilly here and it's the perfect scarf to block out the cold. How was your weekend?

P.S. this is the last week you can get 15% off all Daniel Wellington watches! Use code 'dreamsandjeans' through Saturday the 15th!

weekend moments

This weekend was perfect. It was equal parts relaxing, productive and full of fun visits with friends. On Saturday I prepped the apartment for a fun little shoot (more details to come) and picked up these beautiful flowers from a nearby florist. I'm so glad I stopped in and I can't stop staring at them!

Yesterday we went to the MoMA to see the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibit and I was absolutely blown away. I'm not a big museum goer but this exhibit had me wanting to stay for hours and stare at all the little details. And to top it off I had an amazing dinner catching up with Jaymee, Rashi and Kristen. It was so fun having everyone meet and immediately connect like old friends. Hope your weekend was just as wonderful!

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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.

weekend moments

Our weekend was equal parts exploring + lounging around at home. On Saturday, I had brunch with Ben, Jen and her sister at The Butcher's Daughter. It was so nice to finally meet Jen as we've been online friends for a long time (but also both went to Syracuse + even interned at the same place years apart!). I love meeting blog friends, especially when you click instantly and feel like old friends!

Sunday was spent roaming around Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights. I love exploring new neighborhoods and Brooklyn Heights is topping my list of recent favorites. The brownstones are so beautiful and the cobblestone streets are beyond charming.

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