want list of the month // october

Here’s what’s funny about this want list: it’s almost entirely made of home decor stuff. For some reason, I keep delving further and further into this intense nesting mode within my apartment here in San Francisco. I’ve been in it for about 9 months now and the space itself is really starting to feel like a home to me. My mini indoor jungle has expanded and now includes some hanging plants. Plus, I’m redefining an awkward space in my kitchen to be less of an under-utilized breakfast book and more of a chill, lounge space surrounded by plants (and maybe including a bar cart). Slowly, but surely the apartment is getting there…

links: kilim pillow from Leif / Herschel backpack from ASOS / geo printed linen pillow from Calypso St. Barth / Tibi loafers / brass hexagon bottle opener from Leif / copper hanging planter from Kauffman Mercantile / desert mojave rug from Rugs Direct

want list of the month // september

It’s funny how much of a difference a month makes. Now that we’re officially in September, my subconscious is veering toward richer, darker hues like golden orange, cognac leather, and graphite. Even the fabrics and textures are cozier, like a thick, shaggy rug and glammed out goat fur (but really how ridiculously amazing is this bag??). As ever, this month I am planning to focus on finishing up things here in the apartment, so rugs and lighting are top of mind. In the wardrobe department, my hair just underwent a major change which has inspired a totally different approach to my wardrobe… more on that to come!

links: NARS soft touch shadow pencil in Goddess // embellished cross body pouch from Calypso St. Barth // sandy camel zip wallet from Dagwood // Woolrich journalist heeled mule // rosy table lamp from CB2 // the stella shag rug from Urban Outfitters

PS – see past months here.

want list of the month // august

Hmmm, I am sensing a theme… kinda seems like all I want for August is cobalt, but popped with bubblegum pink. I guess it makes sense though. August has always felt like the Sunday of Summer, especially as a kid. It’s back to school time, so a primary hue feels natural and expected. This is the month when sweet, sweet summertime ends, so savor it while you can. It’s time to transition from tank tops to flannel, but still with those trusty cut offs aka my favorite look.

links: liquorice and caramel clutch from Leif / flowering gumball napkin from Utopia Goods / all day I dream about burritos sweatshirt from Nylon / warble blue jacket from Bridge & Burn (it’s on sale!) / ship desktop organizer from Uncommon Goods / tie dyed dog bed from Dog & Crow

PS – see past months here.

want list of the month // july

July seriously crept up on me and it feels kinda weird. I spent the 4th of July holiday in Venice Beach, where it was pretty damn warm. Now that I’m back in San Francisco, I’ve realized just how non-summery this city can feel, even during peak summer months. It’s kiiind of weird for a native east coasters like myself. I feel like that why my picks for this month feel so… well, autumnal. Black and yellow are hardly traditional summer colors, but somehow these pieces feel right to me. I hope the rest of you are keeping cool, as I wrap a scarf around my neck!

links: striped boatneck tunic / three points pillow cover / mollie hook / fish brass bottle opener / connie lichti fruit bowl / evil eye bracelet

want list of the month // june

Welp, it’s a new month… and I have a new list of things after which I am lusting. At first pass, these pieces all feel a bit random and unrelated. But when you look a bit longer, they all feel a bit quirky. Bright and bold in color, sweet and silly in feeling, each of these things brings a smile to my face. Imagine tucking into bed at night with these hilarious pillowcases. Or feel like you’re checking into beach-front property by putting your keys on this keyring from Madewell and setting the table in punchy cloth napkins. This month, it’s all about the little things that brighten your day.

links: Madewell key chain // gold-dipped turquoise neckalace from Gold & Gray // all day I dream about cats pillowcase from Stay Home Club // fruits tote from Zü Shop // August sandals from Pour Porter // pearl wallet from Ellington // cloth napkins from Zara

So… here’s the thing. I’m seriously slacking on unpacking, which means that I’ve got limited options when it’s time to get dressed in the am. My eyes have started to wander… especially as San Francisco gets warmer and warmer. Oh, and my birthday is next week, so I’ve got all kinds of “treat yourself” ideas. It’s sort of dangerous. My top pick? This embroidered cutesy skull and crossbones pillow from ABC Home, of course.

links: drink sleeve from / skull and crossbones pillow from ABC Home / Elizabeth and James Nirvana (my new signature scent!) / color gloss vase from Leif / espadrilles from Calypso St. Barth / Creative Block book

home decor wishlist

Since getting back from Turks and Caicos, I’ve been on a rampage getting the new apartment in tip top shape. I’m finally unpacking boxes I haven’t touched in over 2 years! It’s a little bit crazy the number of treasures I’m finding… plus all the stuff that I’ve outgrown style-wise. As I settle into this new home of mine, I am really focusing on making it the perfect space for me. I want to surround myself with accent pieces that I truly love. One could call it ‘nesting,’ but really I just want a home at this point. Here are a few pieces that I am lusting after for my tiny little apartment.

links: brass change catcher from Terrain / arc lamp from Euro Style Lighting / patterned bowls from IKEA / mail holder from Artsy Modern / kitchen cart from hayneedle / eye pot from Baba Souk

PS – Be sure to check out these great style boards over at hayneedle: Cozy Essentials for Fall, Fall Color Trend: Royal Blue, and Fall Texture Trend: Leather. Loads of inspiration there for your own home!