simple saturday

happy friday chickens! today marks day numero uno of a two week work sabbatical for me and i have some really fun plans ahead– but mostly a loootttt of R&R. i have been in a major nesting mood this spring and am really looking forward to having time for all thing domestic, like cooking, cleaning, and organizing my closet– am i the only one who gets excited to clean out their fridge?!? (weird i know.) my ocd personality gets sick enjoyment out of purging old stuff and more importantly, making space for something new!

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today’s inspo is the perfect easy outfit for running errands, grocery shopping, going to the farmers market and hanging out with friends– all things on my Saturday to do list tomorrow! the dress is part sweatshirt, part chic and perfect for the 60 degree-ish weather we’ve been having. ever since i tracked down a pair of navy stan smiths i’ve been living in them, and the tata harper balm is amazing (all of her stuff seems pretty incredible and is 100% natural). the floppy hat– while a little overdone at this point– is to cover my bedhead, as lets be real, unemployment does not lend itself to pricey nyc hair salons and i have been hating my locks lately. hope you all have an amazing weekend, TGIF.

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1 MSGM tie waist dress

2  wide brim hat

3. balenciaga papier tote (less expensive option)

4. tata harper lip balm

5. adidas sneakers

day late and a peso short

Lo siento chicas! I am definitely a day late and a peso short on the whole cinco de mayo thing. This gal has been the opposite of anything chic lately—lots of late nights, slimey take-out and getting through the grind at work. Luckily, however, the world of instagram was out in full force last night to show me all the amazing queso and corona I was missing. Don’t feel too bad for me though–I did manage to find this sweet little topshop number to lift my spirits.

tunic dress

If I had been lucky enough to spend my yesterday somewhere fun, lounging leisurely—I’d be wearing something loose, flowy and bright (the more embroidered the better!)—and pair it with some tassel sandals to really seal the fiesta-worthy deal (also die for these by the same designer)

cinco de mayo
1. striped mexi dress

2. loeffler randall tassel sandals (budget friendly version)

3. cabachon cuff

4. clear acetate frames

5. neutral woven tote (die for these straw bags here)

Also, a pair of clear sunglasses has been on my wishlist for this summer— ever since I saw them on my original girl crush OP. Round lenses are everywhere this season but I may have to try a cheap pair before I break the bank for this cutler and gross style.

A few more festive looks to cure the “mexi (i dont live in) cali” blues

1) adjustable ruffled maxi dress (worn on one of my bffs CHG here)

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2) maya inspired mini skirt

maya skirt

3) embroidered dress with a handmade feel
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4) cheery yellow statement necklace by holst + lee

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5) smocked top (amazing with white cut offs!)

smocked top

that’s all for now— hope you all had great cinco and enjoyed many margs for me! now it’s time for me to play catch up..

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coats for spring

no, not an oxymoron. following up on a request from the always chic @jennysandroses, today im highlighting my favorite spring jackets. april showers and chilly nights have me in desperate need to stock up on a few new types. here’s several styles ive got my eye on.

half trench, half utility jacket + the perfect shade of green, this style is casual enough for saturdays but sleek enough for the office

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a classic denim jacket is always the right layering piece

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nothing says fresh like a stark white coat

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go for practical and brave the rain in this hooded burberry brit

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swap out your favorite black leather jacket for a lighter nude color

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ive been wanting to try a less structured silky style like this one (especially after seeing this chic pea rock hers)

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stick with a classic balenciaga and you’ll never regret it (or finish paying for it)

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last but not least, think outside the box and slip on a pastel belted vest (also love this cargo marissa webb style)

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bloggeritas- what jackets will you be wearing this spring?! which style is your favorite?