I get asked all the time about my (beloved) Dolce Gabbana banana leaf heels. Sadly they are several seasons old but I’m happy to have an affordable alternative for you. These are fab and only $120!!!
I treated myself to a Palmgrens bag for spring and could not love it more. The brand has been making them since the fifties, the quality is perfection, and it’s just really fun with all my dresses!
Whenever I get asked for the best work bags, I recommend Madewell’s classic leather tote. It’s classic, timeless, and the best part -now it comes in 5 pretty colors!
These tassel earrings are so pretty (and they come in a million colors) but I just love the yellow ones! Like a little ray of sunshine… for your ears!
As the weather transitions, I live in soft shawls like this. If your jacket turns out to be too light, you have an extra layer, if you are cold in air conditioning you can throw it on.. and this one is so soft and such a great color.
I have a serious straw tote problem and just in looooove with this one! It’s so pretty. It would be perfect for the beach – or just running errands. The pattern, the size… it’s the best.
I know I know I won’t shut up about my acupressure mat but it’s so rare to have a product just do so many good things for you. It’s helped my back pain, it releases endorphins… it’s major.
I spotted this jacket in the window of the rag & bone store uptown and was immediately like, “I need that!!!” It’s the perfect military jacket and I love that you can zip off the sleeve or bottom panel.
I scooped up these sandals at J.Crew factory (for such a good price) and am just obsessed with them. So comfy, so cute, perfect for Spring. I think I need the black ones too.
These Gorjana earrings are my absolute favorite. Besides being really pretty, they are lightweight, don’t tarnish, and the perfect shape. I get so many compliments whenever I wear them.
These knot front tees are just the best. Comfy, cute, and easy to pair with everything from denim to shorts or even layered over dresses. And a great price, too! I need one in every shade.
If you suffer back pain, calf cramps, or just get knots in your muscles, these balls are just everything. Roll out your knots against the floor or on a wall and thank me later.
As you may know by now I love anything embroidered and clever… and this power nap sweatshirt just had me at hello. I’d wear it with jeans or leggings, or even to yoga class.
Oh my goodness this body scrub/mask is EPIC. You apply a thin layer over your whole body (in the shower), let it dry 10 min, and then scrub it off for your smoothest most velvety skin ever.
These little red heels have quickly become one of my favorite pairs of shoes. The red is so perfect, I love the gold details, and they’re comfy! I wear them without the strap.
This cocoa butter body cream is one of my fav drugstore beauty products. Leaves skin so soft and silky, and the jar lasts FOREVER!
Adding to the list of pretty, fancy things that I love but don’t really need: this gorgeous French toothpaste! I really love it. It gets my teeth so clean but also looks amazing at my sink.
I’m so into this sweater blazer. It looks great belted and is the perfect way to add a little polish to your outfit when you just want to be comfortable. Also in pale pink and light blue.
NARS has the best, prettiest palettes… and I just love this one: it’s so good for getting a little glow. The pigments are incredible and it’s *just* enough shimmer.
These palm leaf mules are just so much fun… I would love them with a white blouse, patterned belt, + frayed hem denim. (They come in 3 solid colors, too!)
Presently crushing hard on this $65 top! I love red (it goes with everything) and I love the pattern on this top. It will be cute now with black skinny pants, or later with cutoffs.
Madewell just does casual style so well. This top is perfection for Spring… you’ll wear it with everything and the button back makes it really chic and different.
I love being organized when I travel, so I picked up this marbled cube set for Cartagena – makes being organized SO much easier (and I love the marble print!!_
This cute striped top is such a steal. Only $35!? Love. It’s one of those basics you won’t feel badly about wearing to death. I ordered it immediately.
I’ve been living in easy pieces like this peplum tee (it’s a good one, and a great price). I am so happy they did it in stripes… I now have it in like 4 different combos!
Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is one of my secrets for glowy, radiant skin… it’s also the perfect pick-me-up and smells incredible. When I’m at my desk all day, I spray my face pretty much constantly!
I have been getting a lot of nice comments about my brows and it’s all because of this drugstore beauty product. I like it better than all the expensive ones (color: soft brown). Leaves them full + defined.
I scooped up this ultra fun, chic bucket bag for Cartagena and I just love it so much. It’s the perfect shade of pink and such a fun shape. I cannot wait to use it!!!
If you haven’t tried Wander Beauty’s gold eye masks you are seriously missing out… on amazing selfies for instagram… but also on brighter, less puffy eyes. I am obsessed with them!
This is my favorite tea right now. It’s so delicious, and you can really taste both the turmeric + the ginger. I first tried it at my meditation studio and quickly ordered some for home!
You know I love a good eye mask (I sleep with one every night to block out light and hopefully help prevent wrinkles) and I just LOVE this one from Perpetual Shade – the print is perfection!
I wore these rosé wine bottle earrings to an event last week and got stopped and asked about them multiple times. They are just the most fun – such a good conversation starter!
These are the perfect little flats. I love the rose gold but they come in lots of more practical colors too. Did I mention they’re under $100? Time to start a collection.
I’m always getting asked for t-shirt recommendations and this one is far and away my absolute favorite. It’s thin, but not too thin, the perfect v-neck, and I love the pocket.
This knot front tee is one of my favorite purchases from last year and I am so, so happy it comes in stripes now. I ordered it immediately, for obvious reasons.
These pom pom mules are in no way even remotely practical… but they sure are cute! I am a little bit obsessed… they’d be perfect with cropped pants or jeans and are sure to command all of the compliments.
If you’ve been reading here a long time, you know that my favorite way to look dewy and pretty is Becca’s Highlighter. This little set is such a great deal and the perfect way to try it (or just keep in your purse!)
These are one of my favorite pairs of pumps. They’re so pretty, so comfortable, and that HEEL!!! I mean, it’s basically a little work of art in itself. I get stopped on the street and asked about them.
This bath milk from Susanne Kaufmann is one of the most luxurious products in my bathroom. I wish I didn’t know about it as it’s just SO good. Leaves my skin so soft + smelling amazing.
I didn’t quite understand why people were so obsessed with Dior Lip Glow til I tried it myself. It really is just the best. Leaves your lips looking glossy, pink, + lit from within. The definition of natural beauty.
I have this little obsession with leopard + red (favorite combo ever!) To go with my fav red earrings, I became obsessed with finding a good leopard sweater. This one is perfect – and it’s so soft!!
I have been doing this really annoying thing where I’ve lost ALL MY EXPENSIVE SUNGLASSES. So I’m not allowed to buy the fancy ones anymore. In the meantime, this $65 pair looks just as good as my expensive favs.
Tuckernuck makes some of my favorite earrings and I just love these! They’re big, they’re pink, and they make such a delightful statement. Need them in my life ASAP.
If you’ve been reading here a while, then you already know about my affinity for pretty curse words. This notebook brightens my day every single time I make a list. And I love making lists, so it is a favorite thing.
These matte lip pencils from Laura Mercier (always a favorite) are so good! They go on like velvet and the pigments are really, really vivid and bright. Naturally, I’m hooked on “Fire.” The perfect red!
If I had a dollar for every time someone asks me where I got this ultra soft turtleneck, I would probably be rich. It’s the best and just so darn comfortable! I love it with tonal grey denim and black pumps.
This is the best tunic sweater ever. It comes in a bunch of colors (of course the blush pink is my favorite), but what I love most is that you can wear it two different ways – as a boatneck or a wrap.
I am always on the hunt with cute, easy “statement tops” that I can pair with jeans and this one is just so fantastic! I love it with denim (white or classic), or tucked into a cute skirt!
This is one of the prettiest eyelet tops I’ve spotted in ages, and it’s such a great price… only $48! I bought it for an upcoming trip and would pair it with skinny jeans or cute shorts. Love love love!
Every blogger has this cozy pullover and for good reason! It’s the coziest… you feel transformed into a living breathing teddy bear. It comes in several cute colors and is a really good price!
These leggings are hands down, the best leggings I’ve ever bought. I have two pairs. What makes them special is how soft they are, while still managing to hold you in. I wear them when I travel too. They rule.
You probably know by now that I am obsessed with By Terry Baume de Rose. I joke that it’s in my blood stream. This portable version is more like a gloss, and I’m obsessed. Also: No sticky fingers.
This is a bold statement but this is my absolute favorite body cream right now. It’s minty and smells addictively delicious (it leaves your skin tingling) and it is whipped + ultra hydrating. I am obsessed!
So I reallllly need something big to celebrate/an excuse to treat myself as I love love love this emerald green wallet from Gucci. It’s such a splurge but the color is incredible and I’d have it forever.
Okay, so it sounds a little hokey but I’m really intrigued by this water bottle! Besides the fact that it’s really pretty, it’s actually meant to energize your water + bring more love into your life.
This dress, as a dear friend would say, is… “my essence.” It’s emerald green, it’s got a ruffle, it’s got sleeves and a drop waist… it’s basically the perfect dress. Just add tights, booties, + fun jewels.
For my fellow dry-skinned ladies, this scrub is LEGIT. I don’t know if it’s quite as good as a juice cleanse 😉 but it sloughs off dry skin, hydrates skin intensely, and promotes circulation. Be prepared to get addicted.
In my despair over the weather (sense a theme here?) I have been on the prowl for bright, fun sweaters that will lift my mood. When I saw this one, I had to have it. Because I’m the farthest thing from gangster.
I have wanted a pair of these red earrings from Tuckernuck since the Fall and don’t know what was holding me back! I love them, they are just so fun. They look especially cute with anything leopard.
This weather is making everyone do crazy for things, and for me, I finally invested in a Canada Goose Jacket. It’s just so damn cold! After much agonizing I decided military green was the chicest color.
Just in case you were curious, this is the best sports bra ever. I love Nike everything because their quality is the best but I am not a huge logo person. So this is perfect, as are those bold straps in back!
What is wrong with me?! I don’t know how it took me so long to get a pair of wireless headphones but now that I have them, I love them. The sound quality is so good and I’m in my own little bubble of happiness.
Ermagerd this sweater is just so good. And it’s only $62. And it’s in my favorite color. But if you’re less into emerald green than I am, you should know that it also comes in red and black. Go get it now!
I love a good statement earring and these are the best! I’m partial to the blush pink, but they also come in vibrant red, black, and white. And for only $34 a pair, why not just get one in every color? 😉
Okay, if you are looking to get on the loafer train, get involved with these! They are $120 and come in SO many fantastic colors and patterns. Classic black, white, or something more fun and flowery!
By now, you may have gathered that I really like stars. And I just adore this embroidered sweater… it’s covered in tiny stars! I would wear this with straight leg jeans, bright red flats, and maybe pearl studs.
Anthropologie has been killing it in the dresses department and I just LOVE the colors on this one! It’s so pretty. You could wear it with tights and booties now, or fun strappy sandals in the summer. I need it.
These pom pom earrings are just so fun! They’re handmade from Peruvian wool and would be absolutely perfect on vacation. Just put on a little white dress, flat gold sandals, + these? Perfection.
We need to discuss these $132 loafers, as they are just all out amazing. I get serious Gucci vibes from them, but then the metallic emerald green shade is just so fun. You can’t beat the price – or that color. L-o-v-e!
Monica Vinader is one of my favorite jewelry designers and I adore this ring. It’s the perfect hybrid of fine meets costume jewelry… the pavé diamonds are so fine, but the shape still says “cocktail!” I love it.
Oh how I love my little Cuero & Mor bag. I’d been craving a more structured silhouette for Fall and loved everything about this. It’s perfect for running errands, or taking out on the town. And the chain strap is so chic!
If you live in a city, then this mask is for you! It’s designed specifically to help clear up pollution. The minty green formula (which is so fun to apply) simultaneously purifies, hydrates, AND exfoliates. Such a good one.
You have to try these new lip pigments from NARS! They are so great. Long-wearing, ultra matte… and in really beautiful shades. My personal favorite is “Light My Fire,” a vivid red-orange. It’s such a pretty color!
This sweater/sweatshirt hybrid is the most comfy. You will not want to take it off. And I just love how it’s longer in back (so you can wear it with leggings), and knotted in the front. Comes in a bazillion colors, and just so cute!
This Elemis bath milk is so lovely and soothing. It leaves skin incredibly soft and smells like paradise. After a long day, there is nothing better than a good book, a glass of wine, and a longgggg bath… in this!
If you (or a friend) travel a lot, this is the perfect gift! This set looks like it could be Smythson… but it’s under $50! And of course, I absolutely love, love, love the green color! So chic/the perfect gift.
Here’s a little secret for you… UGG actually makes really cute, really comfortable wedge sandals – at great prices. I picked up this pair and have been wearing them to all my summer parties. If you have a party on the grass, wear these!
This is currently my favorite self-tanner. The serum formula goes on so easily, and it dries quickly without any streaks. It’s basically idiot-proof, and leaves you with the perfect sun kissed glow. I may start placing bulk orders.
My Monica Vinader friendship bracelet (in gold) has become a major favorite of mine as it’s the perfect piece of everyday jewelry. Layer it with other pieces, or wear it on it’s own! AND, it’s on sale right now… $100 off! Love a good deal.
Madewell makes such a great leather tote. They’re pretty much indestructible, hold a ton, and are stylish to boot. I love this one, but the black/gray combo is a close second favorite. If you need a new work/school tote, this is perfect, and on sale!
I really don’t love eyeshadow… (usually mascara + a little liner is enough for me) but then I tried this one and it looked like I had liquid bronze/copper on my eyes. SO. pretty. I only use it for a big night out, but I really love it!!!
If you’re looking for a watch that’s stylish, classic (and on sale!) this one is a good one. I love the (Hermes-esque) double wrap strap, and the tonal face. It would look so great with all white!
This product is magic. On day two or three of a blowout (or even on regular hair), spritz throughout your hair and then pull your hair up into a top knot. Let it set for 10-15 minutes, then take it down, for pretty, frizz-free waves. I am obsessed.
I host a lot of movie nights at home, so am always looking for inexpensive throw blankets that are soft + cozy (and also easy to throw in the washing machine should a spill occur). At under $30, hese are perfect – and come in 10 colors!
I didn’t know how much I needed mirrored sneakers until I got a pair. They are really fun, really comfortable, and lend a little cool girl vibe to whatever you wear them with. I love mine with skirts, dresses, cut-offs, and ankle-length jeans
Ever just want to turn your brain off? SAME. So this won’t completely do that, but it will leave you feeling very relaxed. I keep it at my desk and if I am having a stressful day, I will take a break, massage into my temples, and BREATHE!
I don’t want to love these earrings as much as I do but I can’t help it. I have them in turquoise and red and wear them pretty much all.the.time. They’re so pretty and make for a fun pop of color, without much energy (or breaking the bank).
If there were an award for the cutest bag of summer, Lindroth Design’s Mini Birkin Basket would win. It’s just high enough to fit the largest iphone, and is 100% adorable. I have the tan one and have been taking it to all my summer parties.
So this computer monitor stand may not be the most glamorous of finds, but it’s so useful (and I get a weird amount of compliments on it!!) It gets your computer right up to eye level, and provides the perfect storage for loose items and papers.
Every year, Rag & Bone seems to manage to improve upon their boyfriend shorts. This year is no exception. I love that they feel like my oldest, most worn out cut-offs. So comfy, as though I’d been wearing them forever. I’m obsessed with mine.
It’s really hard to find an organic (or mostly organic) moisturizer with Daily SPF and this one from Farmacy is the best I’ve tried. Full protection without any grease or clogged pores. It’s a winner, and a must if you go outside at all.
Candles have become such a status thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love my designer candles but sometimes you just want pure aromatherapy benefits, which is where Aromatherapy Associates comes in. These smell so good and leave you ultra relaxed.
So I know I am biased toward Vince (I think half my clothes/shoes are Vince) but these little mules are the greatest. So comfy, so chic… in the butteriest, softest suede your feet could ever touch. Truly, the perfect minimalist summer sandal.
Probiotics that also help your mood? I’ve been taking these for just over a month and have noticed a definite improvement in both my mood and my digestion. Winning. As an added bonus, this particular version doesn’t have to go in the fridge.
White sunglasses didn’t really feel like a thing I needed and/or wanted this summer until I tried on this pair. And then, oh my goodness well, they are all I wear! They’re just so fun – especially with a tan. And they’re big enough for my large face
My non-blogger friends tease me about how much I love this bag (I mean, it’s the best!!!) but I just adore it. It’s the perfect summer bag, holds all my stuff (I have the large), and goes with everything I own. I’m not at all sorry for how much I love it.
I splurged on this gorgeous velvet chair as my office chair (in pink, but it comes in 6 beautiful, vibrant colors) and just love it. I am a big believer in color’s ability to transform your mood and every time I sit down it makes me so happy!
The entire NARS Orgasm franchise is so so good (pinky, peachy, shimmery perfection… read more here) but the lipstick is my favorite new summer addition. It’s the best neutral lip. A bit shimmery but still neutral… leaves lips looking so gorgeous.
This leather trimmed straw bag may be the most perfect, cutest summer bag there ever was. It’s the perfect crossbody (the silhouette is a bit like the Celine Nano, no?) so it fits all your essentials without being too big. I love the emerald green.
I am a BIG fan of everything that Eve Lom puts out but her new tinted lip balms are just bananas. They’re ultra hydrating and the colors are sheer (but not too sheer). Hyaluronic acid plumps them up, and the formula tingles ever so slightly.
I can’t handle the prettiness that is these BaubleBar drop earrings. They are just so gorgeous! I love all things millennial pink, and I love flowers, so maybe this is obvious… but I just love these. The perfect pink pop for any summer outfit.
I feel guilty loving these cashmere socks as much as I do (really?!) but they are just so wonderful, especially if you travel a lot. Super soft, with the ability to transform the longest, most cramped flights into something at least a little bit luxurious.
These Loeffler Randall sandals are just kind of… the best. They were backordered for ages and I wasn’t sure I’d even want them when they shipped (I did!!) They’re the prettiest shade of pink and look good with everything in my closet. L-O-V-E.
I’m telling you now – this twist front t-shirt is going to be the best $22 you spend all summer long. It’s so comfy, so cute, so flattering… it’s everything. I got it in white and went back for it in black, blush (and another white one). New favorite tee!
It’s always fun when two of your favorite brands team up and I’m so excited about the new Madewell x AWAY collab! I love the subtle colorblocking – and that it comes with a cute bandana. The best part will always be the battery charger, though!
I love bumblebees and I love that brooches are back in style. This pin from Candyshop Vintage is so fun (and how great are those stripes!!) Pin it on a denim jacket, army jacket, your favorite sweater or dress.. it will light up whatever you pair it with.
New favorite sunglasses are always fun but new favorite sunglasses that only cost $12 are even better! I love this pair from BP (My Trunk Club stylist Kelsey found them for me) and they look like Dior or Fendi. They come in 3 other colors too (love the blush!)
I didn’t really think I was a mule girl (mostly because I imagined my feet slipping in and out of the shoes and me getting annoyed) until I tried this pair from Dolce Vita. They’re so comfy… I’m hooked! These are under $100 and come in 5 pretty neutrals.
This bar set is the perfect way to fancy-up your bar cart… or, it will make for a really beautiful housewarming/hostess gift. I love mine… it’s really nice having all the tools to make the perfect cocktail (stashed in one convenient little place).
I was having the hardest time finding a night stand until I came across this one from West Elm. I love the marble top, I love how it has a drawer, but I also reallllly love how small it is. Nightstands can be massive and clunky! These are perfect.
These Tory Burch wedges (a Trunk Club find) are my latest shoe purchase. Aren’t they fun? At first I worried that they were too high but they make your legs look so long. I live in espadrille wedges all summer long (heels in the grass) and love these.
Finding a natural sunscreen that sinks in immediately, isn’t greasy, and doesn’t leave white residue behind can be really hard. I recently tried Farmacy’s new “Green Screen” and fell in love. It’s easily absorbed, isn’t too thick or oily, annd natural!
This Palm Chandelier is just everything… and can you believe it’s from PB Teen? I ordered it immediately. I still need to wait for my dining table and chairs to arrive but I can not wait to have it installed… it’s so fun and will make a fantastic statement.
The entire new collection from Candyshop Vintage is all out amazing but really… it’s all about the unicorns. Unicorns for adults! I am so obsessed with this collar. Pair it with a simple LBD or something a little bit brighter to really go all out.
Oh my goodness. When I spotted this Alice & Olivia bomber jacket I was just like… “I need you!!!” It’s the most fun. Pair it with jeans and a camisole, layer it over a summer dress.. it’s cool and a little bit edgy, but really just happy and fun. Love!
You know by now how much I love a good face oil. My latest obsession is this one from This Works. It’s targeted specifically for stressed out skin (hand raised) and also happens to smell divine. Skin will be smoother, happier, and of course – de-stressed!
Kelly and I are both so obsessed with this coffee body scrub! What makes it a little bit different from other coffee scrubs is that it’s got a little citrus in it, which is an unexpected but awesome addition. It’s also very creamy so won’t get all over the bathroom.
Have a rough day? Just add a few scoops of these bath crystals to your bath and watch all of your woes melt away. Seriously. These bath salts smell incredible and the ylang-ylang + vanilla combo will have you so relaxed while Himalayan salt detoxifies.
I know I’m partial to Loeffler Randall (the brand can do no wrong in my book) but this nappa leather tote is a new favorite thing. It’s versatile and great for the office but suede pom poms!? Yes. You had me at hello!
As a self-proclaimed girly girl, it is a little surprising how much I love (and wear) this camo print sweater… but I keep reaching for it! The fine gauge knit makes it so comfy and cozy… it’s lightweight and great for layering. I’ve been wearing it non-stop.
For the longest time, these were my dream shoes. I purchased them this Spring – they were my biggest splurge, far and away. I love them so much… they’re just as pretty with a party dress as they are with jeans, a tee and a great pair of earrings. Dreamy indeed.
I’m not entirely sure why it’s so difficult to find cute, classic “borrowed from the boys” pajamas, but it is! This pair, from Serena & Lily, is so cute. It’s feminine but classic and of course I love the stripes!
Farmacy is quickly becoming one of my favorite organic brands. They key ingredient in most of their products is organic honey and it’s divine. This all-purpose salve is a godsend – amazing on dry patches… use anywhere you’d use Eucerin or Vaseline.
Calling the RMS Magic Luminizer magic isn’t an overstatement. It’s magic. It’s all natural, so pretty, and looks good on every skin tone. I like to pat a little on my temples, cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose. Favorite highlighter of all time.
Of everything I bought last year, I am most happy about my Caroline Constas Lou top. It’s the most perfect off-the-shoulder top in all the world. I have it in white and pale blue and am seriously considering the stripes next.
Supergoop has been my favorite sunscreen for ages now. It sinks right in and is never greasy. This little tube is my new favorite thing ever. It’s got sunscreen in the tube, and lip balm in the cap. SPF for all! I keep it in my bag at all times.
J.Crew does such a great job with their statement earrings. I have acquired a little collection over the years and this is my latest favorite pair. I mean, an oversized circle of rainbow flowers? Awesome. These are so pretty, and will be perfect for Spring.
I have been telling everyone I know to buy this lip balm!!! It’s all natural, leaves lips glossy + shiny, and does the best job deeply hydrating your lips. If your lips are chapped and dry, this is your solution. Buy in bulk and thank me later.
This may sound silly and frivolous, but having pretty accessories on my desk makes me better at my job. I really think that I am more productive when I have pretty things by my side. My lucite + gold stapler is such a little bright spot on my desk. Love.
This cozy (100% cotton) sweater from Free People comes in 7 colors and is so chic but casual. I personally love the grey, blush, and pale blue. Wear it with leggings, tucked into a skirt… with anything, really. It’s so cute and such a fantastic basic.
I have realized that I am completely obsessed with Essie’s Gel Couture polish. So obsessed that I’ve become the crazy lady who brings her own polish + top coat to the salon. It’s that good – super shiny finish + lasts so much longer than other polishes.
I almost always have a candle or two burning at home, but I save Byredo Ambre Japonais for only the most special occasions. It’s also my go-to gift if someone does something really nice for me. It smells like heaven and the all black color is so chic.
These Nicholas Kirkwood flats are just the most beautiful. I love the pearl heel, and the black suede is timeless and will go with everything. I’m so glad he did a ballet flat. The loafers + boots weren’t quite my style but these are just perfect and sweet.
Fashion should be a lot of things, but above all, it should be fun! These ultra fun fluffy pom pom earrings from BaubleBar are just that. I love them so much. The pretty blush color goes with my entire wardrobe, and they are (expectedly) very light.
On my list for Spring is a little white bag with a gold chain strap. I think it’s so fresh and fun (just be careful to keep it clean!) This little one from Gucci is pretty fantastic. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but it’s definitely on the list as a top contender.
I have a bad habit of buying pretty design books and then never looking at them but the new Domino book is full of ALL of the home inspiration + practical advice. I am making a few changes and find myself constantly referring back to it.
I realize they are not for everyone, but these fluffy Sam Edelman sneakers are just so fun! I would pair mine with skinny jeans… or even a cute felt mini skirt. I love the oversized pom poms. They come in four colors and are relatively affordable, too!
Meet your new favorite everyday sweater. Isn’t it cute? I love the longer length and the cute little ties on the side. It comes in five colors (I also love the red and the emerald green) and would be so cute with jeans or faux leather leggings. So fun – and easy.
I joke that by Terry Baume de Rose is in my bloodstream at all times. I use it thaaaat much. It is hands down, my most treasured, favorite lip balm. It smells amazing and is ultra rich + luxe… chapped lips don’t stand a chance.. even in February!
I scooped up this linen mist at the most darling store up in Hudson Valley (the scent is Opus 1 – a mix of french lavender, black pepper and sandalwood) and am obsessed. I spray whenever I have company over and get so many questions about the fragrance!
I have a lot of fancypants shoes, but when I am going out for drinks or a date, I keep finding myself reaching for these $59 wedges. I wear them so much. They look great with jeans, are SO comfy, and always get a ton of compliments. La la love!
I love my ADAY Throw it Higher leggings so so much. Every brand claims to be designed for athleisure these days but my ADAY leggings are one of the only pairs I would actually wear to both the gym AND out. The zippers, the sleek pockets… they are so stylish!
BaubleBar’s Crispin Drops have become such a favorite of mine that I am basically trying to collect them all. They make a fun statement, and they are super lightweight. I’m particularly into the white right now… mod + chic, especially with a white top.
I can’t stop thinking about this small Chloe purse. It may be my next big splurge. The beige color is the perfect neutral shade. (It isn’t just beige… it’s “biscotti beige.”) It’s the perfect size. Chloe’s bags are just… completely and utterly amazingly drool-worthy.
This is my favorite sweater, possibly ever. I started with the cream colored one, and then had to buy it in black because I loved it so much! It’s so cozy… like draping yourself in an dreamy cloud of angora. I love that it’s longer in the back too – great with leggings!
I get so many compliments on my Juju Hat. It hangs over my desk, which is fitting as the Juju hat is a symbol of prosperity and divinity in Bamileke culture. (Birds are sacred to the Bamileke because of their power of flight – and ability to soar to the heavens.)
This is my favorite cleanser right now. I know my favorites come and go quickly but this one from Elemis is so hydrating, smells like the spa (hello eucalyptus oil), and takes off all my makeup. Massage it on and then remove with a hot wet towel. The ultimate.
Of all my jewelry, I reach for my Monica Vinader signature bangles the most right now. I have two (dainty + thick) and I love them stacked together. The silhouette is classic and timeless, and they add instant polish to any look.
I never would have guessed that this tote is only $65. It just looks so much more expensive than it is. Available in black, cognac, + oxblood, this is the perfect tote for schlepping around all of your work essentials – without worrying that you’ll mess it up.
I flipped when I saw this emerald green Maje dress. The green color is just perfection, and I love the dramatic sleeves. I’ve always believed in the mood-enhancing abilities of certain colors, and for me, vibrant green is top-notch.
It’s really incredible how powerful fragrance can be. A single whiff can trigger immediate memories of a favorite place or person in seconds. For me, Coqui Coqui Orange Blossom brings me back to Tulum. It smells so good + leaves me relaxed in minutes.
It’s such a small thing, but laying this wooden ladder against the wall near my couch has made such a difference for my small apartment. I am always cold, so I have a lot of throw blankets. This is the perfect (inexpensive) way to store + show them off.
These are truly the best leggings I have ever put on my body. First, they are made out of the softest brushed fabric ever. You may want to pet yourself. Second, the fit is spot on and they are nice and high-waisted. I love them more than I can put into words.
May Lindstrom’s The Honey Mud is the most decadent thing you can put on your face. The mud deep cleanses, the honey hydrates, and it smells so good you could eat it. (And you could if you want, it’s all natural). At $80, it isn’t cheap but it’s worth every penny.
My Day of the Dead Skull (from St. Frank, my fav!) is one of the pieces in my apartment that gets the most compliments. Isn’t it fun? I’ve always loved skulls (and blue + white for that matter) and I love the meaning behind the Day of the Dead.
These Cuyana travel cases are among my favorite possessions. When I am at home, they house my most treasured beauty products. While I am away, they are a little luxury that reminds me of home. I have the gold set, monogrammed of course.
If you are in the market for a great pair of pants (and you know how much I hate pants), I can’t say enough good things about J.Crew’s Pixie Pants. They’re sort of a hybrid between leggings + pants. Thick and flattering like pants, with the comfort of leggings.
The fountain of youth is probably not a real thing, but SK-II’s treatment essence comes pretty close. Pat on a few drops between cleansing and moisturizing (the bottle lasts forever) for Cate Blanchette-esque translucent beautiful skin. Thank me later.
If you are looking to add the perfect pop of color to your home, I love my sister’s Blooms Pillow. The multi-color palette goes with pretty much everything, and the colors are just so pretty. It reminds me of one of her watercolor paintings.
I have Dana Rebecca’s Lauren Joy Pendant and it’s one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. It’s so sparkly without being over the top. I bought it for my sister Becca for her 30th, and Meredith will get it when she turns 30 at the end of May. The best.
So I know this is probably one of the most impractical things I’ve ever featured, but I don’t even care. A unicorn balloon clutch? Hell yes. It’s part Jeff Koons, part art, and just magical. I want this SO much.
This is the best sweater ever. It comes in nine colors, and I have three of them (black, red, tan). You can wear it loose and pair it with jeans or leggings, but as it’s nice and thin, you can also tuck it into skirts or trousers. Did I mention it’s under $100?
Tracie Martyn’s enzyme exfoliant is worth every penny. I was suckered into buying it by the (amazing) saleswoman at ABC Home. I have to avoid her now. She applied it to one hand which became smooth with no redness. It’s even better on your face.
If you’re in need of some home inspiration (hand raised) I can’t say enough good things about my sister Becca’s book. She seamlessly shows you how to integrate more pattern into your home in a way that is easy and relatable. It’s helped me a lot!
I know I’m probably beating this horse to death… but every winter I reach for my Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and just say a silent prayer that it exists. It is the best. My holy grail. Leaves skin firmer, glowy, and oh so smooth. J’adore.
If you don’t own a pair of Hart Hagerty’s silk tassel earrings, you are missing out. I now own four pairs… the most recent being this pair of vibrant emerald stunners. The quality is so great, the colors are amazeeee… + you guys can take $10 off with code THESTRIPE10!
When I spied this cashmere beanie (with a fun fur pom pom) from Buggy Designs, I immediately loved it. But really, the best part is that there’s a charitable component. For every hat sold, 20% of proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood.
Every year I buy a pair of the BP Trolley booties from Nordstrom. I’ll wear them with jeans, black tights, everything… stomping around the city without a care. They’re comfy + cute, and under $100 so I don’t have to stress when they’re inevitably ruined by Spring.
These coconut oil makeup remover wipes are actually the ultimate in luxurious green beauty. They smell so good (like cake, to be exact), take off all of your makeup, and then leave skin deeply hydrated + glowy. One of my faves – I’m never without one, especially when traveling.
I really don’t know why but I am just so drawn to this bedazzled piggy bank! I am not letting myself buy it but someone please? So fun. If only I had a god daughter or niece to spoil, I would surely buy this for her. So much fun.
So, Kelly found this pair of shoes for a recent roundup and I immediately flipped out. Besides the blush, they also come in a beautiful tan color and black. They’re the perfect party shoe (I could see myself wearing them to all my holiday events) and under $100!