top 5 wants // september

I feel like it’s been quite sometime since I shared a want list of sorts. These days my wants steer in two different directions: readying my wardrobe for fall and getting my loft settled more and more. But really, this just harkens back to some of my core priorities, if we’re being honest.

I’m basically obsessed with anything Rebecca Atwood designs and her latest collection is no disappointment. My absolute favorite is the painted stripe pillow. I love how Rebecca has put a fun twist on stripes by offsetting the stripes and making the hand-painted artwork feel modern and fresh.

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And while we’re discussing pillows… I’m definitely in the mood for black and white and the Ceniza lumber pillow from The Citizenry pretty much seals the deal. I’m an all-white bedding kind of person, but always opt for pillows that pack a statement — and the bigger, the better!

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Then there’s my fall wardrobe… I long for fuzzy, cozy jackets like this teddy coat from Free People. Pop it over a graphic tee (hello, pizzaaaa) and everyone will know what’s on my mind. Imagine my joy when I discovered these quirky-cool graphic tees from Alphonnsine on Etsy.

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And then there’s my secret obsession: tiny spoons. You guys don’t even know… I’ve got quite the collection, so now I “need” an adorable black walnut sapwood scoop, obviously.

What are your favorite wants of the month?

loft decor wish list

I don’t really understand where this summer went. My goal was to have the loft settled by September 1 and, hello, that is pretty damn imminent. I’m all set with my furniture, but now my biggest priority is layering on all of those special details. Rugs, art, plants… the good stuff! I’ve had my eyes on a few special additions to my loft lately, starting with these gorgeous textiles by Susan Connor. I recently splurged on a super-adult sofa in a gorgeous shade of pale grey, so now I’m hunting for the perfect textiles to make it feel a bit casual bohemian.

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I also really love her linen throws! Can you imagine wrapping sumptuous linen around your shoulders?? That’s sort of what my dreams are made of…

links: Circa Throw and Ponti Cushion
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Then, there is art… Because I live in a loft, my ceilings are quite tall, making a gallery wall a MUST. You wanna know a secret? I’ve never had a gallery wall before and the thought of making one scared the bejesus out of me. None of the pieces I’ve collected over the years go together — everything is a one-off and totally different. I recently decided that I need to pick ONE piece and build around that. I’m quite enamored with this abstract painting by Lauren Packard, especially because it’s from Minted and they have such amazing (and affordable) framing options. This might just be my statement piece…

links: Form limited edition print by Lauren Packard

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And while we’re on art, I’m also in love with these mixed media pieces by Xochi Solis on Leif. The colors are bold and bright, while the layering of materials and techniques really speaks to me. The key will be picking one that goes with my statement piece, huh?

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And then there’s my houseplant situation. If I could, I’d just have All Of The Plants Ever. When I discovered these architectural, tall plant stands from Forage Modern Workshop, I instantly fell in love. I’m thinking a pair of these will do juuuust fine by the window.

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I still have so many more ideas for my loft… stay tuned! I’m even hoping to be able to show you guys some photos soon!

want list // shopbop friends & family sale

Ok, this post might get me in trouble. I’ve been working with Annie of Live Simply to get my shit together, aka my closet especially. We’ve been purging SO much… but now I have all these empty hangers and Shopbop is having their Friends & Family sale event… I guess I should apologize to Annie in advance?

Here are some of my absolutely must-haves from the sale:

from left to right, top to bottom: Rag & Bone wide leg jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim soleil bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim martini heels, Isa Tapia block heels, Maiyet Harmony ring, Jerome Dreyfuss fringe pouch, Mara Hoffman midi dress, JETSET top, Free People midi knit dress, Ulla Johnson d’Orsay heels, See by Chloe striped sandals, Acne Studios wedges.

p.s. to get 25% off your Shopbop order, use code SPRING25 at checkout through April 9 at 11:59 pm.

want list of the month // march

Guys, it is nearly my birthday (the big 3-0) and I’ve barely even thought about it. I’ve just had SO much going on… it’s sort of slipped through the cracks. I was shopping for dresses for a photoshoot the other day and it sort of hit me that my birthday is next week. Sort of weird, right? As I’ve gotten older, birthdays don’t seem to hold the same weight that they did when I was younger. This year, I don’t really expect gifts from anyone, but instead I want to treat myself to one really great thing. A pair of gorgeous shoes that I’ll wear forever, a delicious new perfume, a massive stack of books… that’s sort of what I’m thinking. I’ve given myself a pretty decent budget to work with so I can have a ‘treat yourself’ moment. Here are a few things I’ve had my eye on lately.

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shoes: Chloé lace up sandals, Aquazzura Belgravia flats, Valentino studded wedges.
perfume: Byredo Gypsy Water, Diptyque Philosykos, Mason Martin Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning.
books: The Flower Recipe Book, Why I Love Tattoos, The New Bohemians.

want list of the month // february

What is is about going to a new place that makes me want to reassess my entire wardrobe? Maybe it’s not just my impending move, but also the changing seasons, the fact that I turn 30 next month, maybe even that I feel strong enough to try dating again. Or… some combination all three. I don’t know. All I know is that I’ve got my eyes set on quite a few want list items this month.

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Ibis table lamp from Euro Style Lighting, Byredo 1996 candle, Chloé lace top, Alexander Wang bicolor dress, white ankle jeans from ASOS, Casbah jacket from Accompany, 3.1 Phillip Lim bucket bag, tibi sandals, and dipped metal collar from Tory Burch.

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want list // my top 5 black friday sales to shop

Admittedly, I’m not one to crowd the malls for Black Friday, but when there’s a good online deal… well, I cannot be helped. Here are my top 5 Black Friday sales that I totally plan to hit up for gifts this year (and maybe just a few for myself).

1. Urban Outfitters – shop online to get 25% off all sale items. If you’re braving the malls, they are offering 50% off of all sale items!

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black friday sales: Think of these as gifts with a conscience... plus free shipping,  a free gift with every purchase, and complimentary gift wrapping Friday, 11/28 thru Monday, 12/1! 2. The Citizenry – Think of these as gifts with a conscience… plus free shipping,  a free gift with every purchase, and complimentary gift wrapping Friday, 11/28 thru Monday, 12/1!

shop the post: adia planter, laguna pillow, sauda baskets, palermo tripolina chair, diamanta throw, and ankole tumbler set.

black friday sales:  ASOS - 30% off with code TGIBF until 11/30 8 pm EST3. ASOS – 30% off with code TGIBF until 11/30 8 pm EST.

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black friday sales:  Need Supply - 30% off sale items through 11/304. Need Supply – 30% off sale items through 11/30 (including a Clare Vivier clutch!)

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black friday sales:  Shopbop - 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1000 — use code GOBIG14.5. Shopbop – 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1000 — use code GOBIG14.

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And a few other sales of note:

  • Meow Meow Tweet: 15% off site-wide with code TURTLEDOVES until 11/30 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Anthropologie: huge site-wide sale with lotsss of new products on sale!
  • gap: 50% off everything through 11/28. Use code BLKFRIDAY.
  • Modcloth: 50% off 100s of new arraivals through 11/30 at 10 am PST.
  • Old Navy: 50% off all day Black Friday.
  • Piperlime: 25% off with code THANKFUL25.
  • Toms: 25% off everything through 12/1/ Use code CHEER.
  • West Elm: use code SUPERSALE for up to 25% off
  • Bridge & Burn: 10% off November 26th – 29th online and in-store with the code 10GIVINGS.
  • Kate Spade: they are hosting a surprise sale and offering up to 75% off through 11/29.
  • Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off full-price styles. Use code DEALME.
  • Accompany: 30% off with code PURPOSE through Monday.

Happy shopping and stay tuned for some awesome Cyber Monday deals, too!

want list of the month // november

Not to brag or anything, but the shopping in Amsterdam was pretty damn great. I’m still working on my recaps, but I’ll be sharing loads of recaps soon. Until then, here are a few more special treats that have caught my eye… cuz you know, the hoarding never ends.

To start, Dusen Dusen collaborated with West Elm — be still my textile designer/fashion lover heart.

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