Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preppy Pep

Back in the Spring, I made a promise to myself to get back into shape again for Summer- a promise that has been broken {consistently} in Summers past. I must say, this is the most progress I have made, so I am very happy with myself. It also gives me tons of motivation to keep it up. Hence my newfound fondness of shopping for athletic wear- when you spend so much time doing activities, you have to have an array of fun pieces to keep you going! Which is why I was so happy when I came across these workout shorties from designer, Lauren James. They are perfectly sweet, yet tough enough for a workout. Plus, they are made in the good 'ole U.S.A.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Styles

Whatever your passion in life, chances are jewelry designer, Bianca Pratt has got you covered. Personally, I gravitate toward all the Summery pieces- tennis racquets, palm trees, and ice cream cones? Sign me up!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Feelin' the Fourth

The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. It is the culmination of Summer, Stars, & Stripes- three of my most favorite things. This is most likely why I never have a problem pulling together patriotic pieces that will add a little pep to your step. Here is what I am lovin' right now...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Escape

I was recently checking out a few things on Urban Outfitter's site, and came across their serenely beautiful collection of destination bedding. How could you not have sweet dreams in these sheets? Where will your dreams take you... to the moon, sky high in the clouds, or a field of fuchsia flowers?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fresh & Clean

I admit that over the past few of years I have gotten pretty picky with the beauty products that I will let touch my skin. With all the toxic garbage that is found in most products, it is refreshing to find new lines that appreciate using ingredients that are actually beneficial to your body. I felt this way when I first came across Herbivore Botanicals- a 100% natural skincare line. I love the packaging, and the fact that they have a Neroli body oil was enough of a reason for me to try it out {I have been obsessed with Neroli ever since my nose was introduced to Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino}. Here are just a few of their offerings...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

California Love

Beach towels are not usually thought of as style pieces- but why not? Your towel says just as much about you as your swimsuit, so why step it up with a cool one? Cue up Sisters of Los Angeles, who have your beach towel needs covered with their California vibes.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fashion Review: Zimmermann Resort 2015

Can we just take a moment and talk about the perfection that is Zimmermann's 2015 Resort collection? The lattice and lace work is heavenly; I imagine wearing them to a garden party or just twirling around in circles. I have seen a few other great Resort collections, but for me, this one takes the cake!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Flagpole Swimma

After having lived in coastal cities my whole life, I have amassed quite a collection of swimsuits. I have suit shopping down to a science- the key to picking a swim win is marrying your personal style with your body type. Once you have that figured out, the sky is the limit with all of the beautiful swim collections available today. When I came across Flagpole Swim, I had to pause for a moment. First off, they are made in NYC- love that! Secondly, they are made with Italian fabrics- can't you feel the buttery textures just looking at them?! Co-founders Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, have also done a wonderful job translating the essence of the swimwear line into chic apparel pieces that can get to you to & from the beach. Here are a few of my favorite picks...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Super Duper

Having two nephews ages 3 and 5, I am fairly proficient in my knowledge of superheroes. I couldn't help but smile when I came across Benoit Lapray's superimposed photos of some of the world's most famous crime fighting crusaders...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bad To the Bone

Good girl gone bad? Perhaps! I am obsessing over the subtle skull applique detail on these long sleeve tees by Kings of Cole. For those of you heading to the desert for Coachella, I could not think of a more perfect tee to have on hand for when the sun starts to set.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sunny Disposition

Warm weather is just around the corner. Are you ready? What style sunnies will you be sporting this season? I am ready to start sporting something other than traditional wayfarers, which is why I am so excited for Silvano's wood sunglasses. Some of their sunnies actually use wood from recycled skateboards- I'm in! Here are a few of my favorites...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ella, Ella, Ay...

Marisol is a company I recently came across when searching out African wax print textiles. Not only are the handmade {in Brooklyn} umbrellas absolutely stunning, but 20% of net profits will go to survivors of sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can twirl your umbrella with pride knowing you support a company with such a great mission.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Washington School House Rocks

I am always interested in how boutique hotels go about creating interiors and identities that make them feel oh-so-cozy. My interest piqued when I came across the Washington School House Hotel in Park City, Utah. I have never been to Park City, but it is on my list- especially to go for Sundance. The interior of this hotel is very warm & homey, but also magical with metallic touches of whimsy. Between a reading nook window bed, crystalized antler chandeliers, and pop art in between two beds, I want to live here!

Monday, February 24, 2014


I was lucky enough to stumble upon a few African wax print companies in recent weeks. One of my absolute favorites is The Royal Native. While shorty shorts generally tend to freak me out, I am starting to wonder if these are just so darn cool that I might have to throw caution to the wind and go for it!