Essex, Connecticut.

A little over a week ago, a few of my girlfriends and I hopped on the train to Essex, Connecticut for one of our coworkers’ weddings. I didn’t originally intend to blog about the town or our trip at all, but I was so enamored by the picturesque town that I had to post about it here. In hindsight, I’m really glad I packed my camera…

Stripe Finds // Little discoveries you'll love

style

I’m always hunting for dresses with unique, special touches that will stand out without breaking the bank. Too many summer weddings + parties! This dress, from Topshop is just so lovely. I love the 3-dimensional lace work, vibrant poppy hue and  deep v-back.

beauty

I’m a huge, huge fan of Neulash (I’ve been using it religiously for two months and my lashes are so much longer!) This (part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) is an amazing deal (a savings of $95.) One for home, one for travel. More beauty deals here!

bling, bling

I have such a massive weakness for tiny, whimsical studs. This pair of banana studs (from Kate Spade) is no exception. Pairing glossy yellow resin with teensy crystals, they are so little and so cute.

style

I am completely and utterly obsessed with Mi Golondrina‘s gorgeous tops + dresses, ever since learning about them from my friends at A Piece of Toast. The most amazing embroidered pieces, all handmade by artisans in the villages of Mexico.