Happy Friday, friends (and greetings from THAILAND)! I come bearing two exciting pieces of news.
First of all, Domino Park in Williamsburg has opened and it’s just amazing. It’s so gorgeous and clean, there’s a great taco stand… it’s paradise. If you don’t have plans this weekend I highly encourage you to check it out! I’m so happy to finally have a nice neighborhood park again – I was jealous of all my friends who live in DUMBO.
The other big thing is that Hampden Clothing’s Spring Sale just started. Hampden is my absolute favorite shop in Charleston/maybe just my favorite store, and also where I’ve bought most of my favorite designer pieces. The owner Stacy is a good friend and also has the most amazing eye. The store is expertly curated – Stacy and her team are often the first to bring in new designers… they’re always ahead of the curve. And her sales are always unbelievable. You have to do a bit of sorting (I filter by my size and favorite designers and take it from there) but it’s worth the effort. This sale is one of my favorite times to shop as you can get 40-60% off some of the best spring pieces!
I’m putting a bunch of my picks from the sale in the widget at the bottom of the post, but the sale is a little overwhelming so I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite things. The best way to shop is to hit “view all” and then filter it to show your size + favorite designers but here are a few fun things.
- All things SEA. You know by now that SEA is one of my favorite designers. I love the mixed stripes and asymmetrical cut of this dress – it’s so fun… perfect for all of your summer parties. And this kaftan dress is so chic. SEA does prints so well… I love this one a lot. There’s also this cute twin set – I love this belted top and shorts together. Oh and this easy trench which would look so good over an all white outfit.
- Perfect stripes. This red and white top is by one of my favorite designers and it’s available in all sizes. (It would be really cute for the 4th of July!)
- The sweetest little shirt dress. You could wear this so many ways. This pink top (also from Carven) is pretty and would be perfect with white denim.
- Pajamas! I love this trend and this top + these pants are the most fun. I obviously adore the botanical print… it feels very de Gournay.
- This cute leopard dress.
This dress is such a favorite already. If you follow me on stories you know I wore it to dinner (at the SUPER delicious En Brasserie) on Tuesday night. It’s really special and I love the clear belt (which ties in nicely with my clear earrings)! The print is fab and there’s also a cool long sleeve version.
I know I sound like a broken record but I’m just so obsessed with every pair of shoes Marion Parke makes. She’s a genius. They’re so comfortable but still beautifully made. I can wear them all day long and even walk back and forth to the subway in them. I keep gushing and gushing but her shoes are just SO GOOD. This sale is the perfect time to give her heels a try. (They run true to size – I wear a US 8.5 and took a 39 in these). Mine are amazing but I’m dying for this chic woven white pair. And I also have this pair which ties in front – they’re super cute.
photography by Trent Bailey.