So we talked about the fun side of spring earlier this week, but of course with every spring comes days & days of rain as well! These annual April Showers posts are always a good challenge for me though… there’s no escaping the rain, so might as well sport pieces that you’re excited to wear! I always find that makes weather a bit more bearable :)
[ Umbrella, Kate Spade ]
[ Dog Cotton Trench Coat, C.Wonder (how cute is this?!) ]
[ Mini Nylon Crossbosy Easy Tote, C.Wonder ]
[ Belted Trench Coat, Calvin Klein ]
[ Posh Wellies, Joule's ]
[ Ballet Flats, Hunter ]
I’m the most excited to share these photos with you all today! Last weekend I met up with my friend Hope Kauffman, photographer extraordinaire, for a fun shoot around the Boston Harbor. This girl is going places…. like, literally. Boston was just a quick stop on her way to South Africa to shoot with Russell James... as in, Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James. She made time for little me and I could not have had a more fun time shooting + playing around the Waterfront with her!
Anchor Blazer, The Limited [similar] | Navy Striped Top, Tommy Hilfiger [similar 1; 2] | Coral Skinny Jeans c/o Articles of Society [similar colors 1; 2] | Bangle, Lilly Pulitzer [similar] | Heels, Christian Siriano x Payless [#noshame] [similar 1; 2; 3]
As if I didn’t just bombard you, check out Hope’s blog for more of the photos. And no matter where you’re located, if you’re looking for a fashion//wedding//headshot photographer, give this girl a call. She’ll fly to you!
Quilted Jacket, Old Navy [extra 20% off with code JUSTFORYOU!] | Charter “Make It A Double” Sweater, Lilly Pulitzer [similar] | Jeans, H&M | Monogram Necklace c/o Onecklace | Navy Crossbody, Forever 21 | Glitter Loafers, J.Crew [similar 1; 2; 3]
Espresso! That is.
We were graced with such an oddly warm weekend… just enough time to grab an iced latte before the sky turned gray, the clouds opened up, the snow/rain began, and back to frigid it was.
I’m really struggling with this whole winter thing lately. Seven years of it apparently doesn’t make you stronger. BF is done with my complaining though– he told me to take a page out of Lilly Pulitzer’s book [is he learning or what?!].
Fellow cold-climate ladies– how do you keep your spirits up in the winter?
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There are quite a handful of weekends every summer, mostly those ones with 88-degree-plus days, in which I resort back to my adolescent way of dressing: shorts, sneaks, and a tank top. With some layered necklaces and bangles, plus a sweet bow-back detail, to dress it up, I’m ok with that.
[ Silk Bow-Back Tank, Madewell, $70 (sale!) ]
[ Chino Short, J.Crew Factory, $27.50 ]
[ Champion Canvas Sneakers, Keds, $40 ]
[ Multistrand Pearl Necklace, J.Crew Factory, $39.50 ]
[ Enamel Critter Charm Necklace, J.Crew Facotry, $19.50 ]
[ Learn The Ropes Thin Bracelet, Kate Spade, $32 ]
[ Know The Ropes Knot Earrings, Kate Spade, $58 ]
Ladies: take those J.Crew Factory prices with a grain of salt— extra 50% off all final sale items with code SPREE right now!
I tend to go through a few casual-weekend uniforms a year, depending on the season. In early spring, I’m all about showing some leg + even open toes, while staying warm in the breeze with layers on top. I don’t think it’s possible to own too many comfy high-waisted skirts, and I have been living in my denim jacket this month!
[ Well Balanced Sweater, Sugarhill Boutique, $75 ]
[ Linen-Cotton Mini, J.Crew Factory, $50 ]
[ Faux Leather Mid-Wedges, Old Navy, $30 ]
[ The Jean Jacket, Madewell, $94.50 (sale!) ]
[ The Lovelock Minibag, Madewell, $98 (sale!) ]
[ Carousel Bangle, Kate Spade, $250 ]
[ Barrington Spinnaker Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick, $38 ]
What’s your go-to weekend look?
Cardigan, Old Navy + DIYed // Jeans, Forever21 [similar 1; 2] // Crossbody bag, American Eagle [similar] // Wrap Bracelet, KJPxBB // Sneakers, Polo Ralph Lauren [similar 1; 2]
I have been lusting after this Markus Lupfer sequin lobster sweater for far too long. Too long as in, it’s actually one of my first pins on my Pinterest. When I randomly came across these gold sequin anchor patches recently, I realized I could easily make my own version of the cardigan… for approximately $485 less. And I have hardly taken it off since.
Also, when did navy blue and pink begin to go so well together?
I’ve been too into the red + green this holiday season [evidence here and here], so I thought I’d mix it up for today’s Holiday Best Friday’s Fancies. I just love this raspberry, navy, and white number from Anthropologie where the festiveness shows through in the darling little reindeer printed on it. Considering snagging it when it hits sale for next year’s holiday soirees…!
Conifer Herd Dress, Anthropologie, $148
Rise Above Idiom Bangle, Kate Spade, $32
Locked In Thin Bangle, Kate Spade, $88
Ecote Alexandra Suede Ankle Boot, Urban Outfitters, $49 (sale!)
All summer, I’ve been having this fantasy of waking up on a weekend morning with no plans and taking a spontaneous road trip down to The Cape. Hopping on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Alas, it hasn’t happened yet, but this is the comfy, New England-style ensemble I’d throw on if it did! Love me some Friday’s Fancies.
Chambray Cargo Shirt, Madewell, $75
Embroidered Whale Dayboat Shorts, Vineyard Vines, $98
Bubble Necklace, J.Crew, $150
Navy Link Bangle, Design Darling, $25
Kingsgate Bag, Jack Wills, $9 (sale!)
Classic Canvas Slip-Ons, TOMS, $44
The 4th of July may have passed, but I don’t think there’s any reason why you can’t embrace fireworks all summer long! How fun are these Lilly Pulitzer glow-in-the-dark Callahan Shorts? Mixed with some glitter shoes? I think I’ve already got next year’s look planned out…
Staring at Stars Cable Tunic, Urban Outfitters, $15 (sale!)
Callahan Short in Sparkle Glow, Lilly Pulitzer, $64
Nail Polish in Silver Bullions / Mesmerize / Lights, Essie, $8
Bow Hair Clip, American Apparel, $10
Classic Glitter Slip-Ons, TOMS, $54
What did you rock on the 4th? Would you wear a fireworks print all summer long?