I am reaaalllly just having a moment with kimonos right now. I bought a couple others but this one was probably the best find so far – it’s vintage from the 1940’s, from Etsy. I love red and pink together, and I love the pattern. (As an aside, Etsy has become one of my favorite places to search for vintage… you definitely have to do a bit of digging but if you know what you are looking for you can do a search and they have so many good things!!) Also a word about these sunglasses. They are the best and a great price! I bought them when I lost my Celine pair, ended up finding the Celines (whew) but still wear these all the time.
In other news, Happy April! Today marks one year of living in Williamsburg for me and I was thinking over the weekend about how much happier I am. I kept telling myself I would move out of my tiny studio eventually, and I kept resigning my lease because it was easier and I was “busy.” It’s so easy to trap yourself in a less than ideal situation (feeling stuck, cough cough). A year later I live closer to most of my friends, am so in love with my neighborhood, have my gym + favorite yoga studio, my little coffee shop where they know my favorite juice and usual order, and an apartment that makes me the happiest. It’s funny too as I’ve literally just finished with decorating (well actually not really I’m still working on some of the art). I’ve definitely taken my time in that department but that’s the way to do it, in my opinion. I have said this before but the worst thing you can do when you decorate is buy everything at once (or from the same place)… it won’t have any character and you’ll get sick of it sooner than you would if you took your time.
Outfit Details: Vintage Kimono (similar options here, here, + here) // Splendid Tank // Re/Done Jeans // J.Crew Belt (a million years old but similar here) // Dolce & Gabbana Heels (a few seasons old but love these) // Strathberry Bag // Polaroid Sunglasses // BaubleBar Earrings
I know I know these sandals are amazing and they are old! I am sorry. If you love them as much as I do I highly recommend doing saved searches on eBay and The Real Real. They will come back around…. (that’s how I got my crazy lady sunglasses, in the same matching pattern).
Banana leaves are just everything. I hate wearing things here that are sold out but I also want to show you my personal style and how I dress in my every day life so it’s not always realistic to show you only new stuff. Also these sandals are just everything. My babies. In the meantime, these Sam Edelman sandals are a great price and kind of similar and these slingbacks are fun too!!! Next best thing.
Another thing I wanted to tell you about: I played the BEST board game this weekend – Utter Nonsense. There are two versions – family and adult (of course we played the adult version). It’s kind of like Cards Against Humanity but with acting and funny accents. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. Highly recommend. I put both versions in my Amazon shop!
photography by Trent Bailey.