wish/need list

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 Ban.do / 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!

fall shopping wishlist

The change in seasons always inspires changes within my wardrobe. Aside from the practically of dressing for cooler weather, I’m also comtemplating layering textures more and more lately. This also extends to my accessories. After a summer of carrying my favorite Alexander Wang tote (it’s more like the size of a small piece of luggage), I am feeling for a scaled down purse. Leopard print doesn’t hurt, either! I’m also considering layering when I think about my jewelry. I’m sort of late to jump on the stacks of rings bandwagon, but I think it’s time to make the leap with these beauties from Another Feather. Here are a few more things that have me reaching for my wallet…

  • Isabel Marant studded sweatshirt: this bad boy combines my love of all things studded and Marant, but in my favorite silhouette, a sweatshirt! Believe me, I’m having a crisis about whether I should splurge on this piece.
  • stacking rings from Another Feather: I just want oodles and oodles of them… mixed metals, too!
  • Asos plaid smock dress: I may or may not have ordered this dress while writing this post… how great is the plaid? Plus, in this loosey-goosey shape, I can indulge at dinner! I can absolutely envision this frock being my uniform this fall with thick cable knit tights and combat boots.
  • Cat print wool/silk scarf from Leif: I’m a sucker for all things cat, remember?
  • Clare Viver mini sac: Leopard feels just right for this fall, plus this shape is functional and a whole lot smaller than the luggage I’ve been hauling around all summer.
wishing for...

Admittedly, I am a lady of eclectic tastes. I love quirky, off-kilter color combinations, photoreal prints, bold packaging, and Bill Murray. Here are a few things that have caught eye lately and have me reaching for my wallet…

gotta love a graphic tee about tequila
Lastly, it feels like this Haute Hippie tank just gets me!

must shop: Print Liberation's 20% off sale!

We all know I love a good graphic tee and these ones from Print Liberation are no exception! Hand-printed right here in Philadelphia, each tank is 100% made in the US and full of sass and attitude. If you’re feelin’ more Francophile than totally rad, check out this C’est la Vie tank. I could seriously wear one of these tanks every day of the week.

must shop: print liberaton's 20% off sale!
This one is by far my personal favorite. Don’t you know about my love of Wu Tang?

PS – use code “SODAMNHOTTT” to get 20% off your order from Print Liberation today only!

latest love: of a kind

Ever since I moved into my new, much smaller apartment, I’ve been focused on a less-is-more approach. And when I do buy something, it’s got to really, really speak to me and be special. Almost like an audition for my space, I ask myself “Will I really use this? Do I already have something similar? Am I in love or lust?” That’s why I love shopping on Of a Kind and Babasouk. Each online boutique has a unique offering that is constantly changing, happy and fresh, and overall just plain special. Right now I have my eyes on this happy, polka-covered pouch from Of a Kind and these hand-painted ceramic pots from BabaSouk. The pouch would help contain my paintbrush clutter, while I can see myself storing make up brushes and lip pencils in the pots. So what do you think — should I indulge?

eye pots from Babasouk

Links: micro dot pouch from Of a Kind / eye pots from BabaSouk

ps – Of a Kind is offering 35% off of everything through July 7. Use code GOFOURTH at check out.

art prints from Read Between the Lines

So darling, right? Meet Read Between the Lines, my latest typography obsession straight from Dallas, Texas. At first glance, these graphic art prints are simply an example of typographical prowess, but upon further examination, I dare you not to grin at each one. The lack of punctuation feels rather genius to me, too. It’s almost as though each sentiment is being said in a slightly breathless, hasty run-on sentence of love. As someone who is a huge romantic, these prints majorly tug at my heartstrings!

cheeky artwork from Read Between the Lines
Express your true feelings to your love with these guys: I Love Your Hair Will You Marry Me / You’re The Best And The Mostest

cheeky artwork from Read Between the Lines

cheeky artwork from Read Between the Lines
This art print is clearly my personal favorite. I picture it hanging above a fully-stocked bar cart giving my guests a clear message about the fun that’s about to be had!

Images via Read Between the Lines.
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