love on top

valentine’s day may have been last week, but this weekend led to two new heart-themed discoveries. first up, new-to-me artist two friends, and their song out of love, which i’ve already forced my friends to listen to a few too many times (does anyone else get like that when they discover a new jam?!) second, this frilly heart splattered zimmermann frock. the bow shoulders and black/white color palette are such an early 90’s throwback, I can picture julia roberts’ character in pretty woman rocking it. for an upcoming spring fête, i plan to doll it up very extraaa with a pair of strappy heels, red lipstick, and some vintage YSL earrings (or these). can you say luuuurve! <3

all tee-d up

while i am still slightly shellshocked from my A&F tee days, and thus taking longer than usual to warm up to this street style look, the graphic tee is making a big comeback. while the granddaddy of the trend is this retro gucci option, worn in the first picture, there are tons of lower cost options available. the key to looking like it’s 2017 and not 1997? look for slightly boxy (never fitted!) cut, with bold simple font and a crisp white shade.


i love the idea of pairing one with my overalls, jean cut offs, or juxtaposed with a frilly skirt and sneakers for a “summer in the cit-ayy” kind of vibe. get the look from the last inspo below…. and check out my other favorite tee options here, here, here and here

1- bauble bar ring set

2- marc jacobs goldtone watch

3- saint laurent initial necklace

4- madewell t-shirt tank

5- gucci marmont bag

6- monica vinader fiji bracelet

7- veronica beard gingham skirt (feeling the print? see more gingham options)

8- essie polish in blanc


happy august cps! where has the summer gone? i had originally rounded up the items in this post fantasizing about my birthday a few weeks ago, but alas time has slipped by and it is not even my birthday month anymore, much less the actual day.  still- a girl can dream- and this CP dreams big. here are the little numbers my heart desires. wear these items for your birthday, a bachelorette, or a night on the town when you need a little extra sparkle.

outfit numero uno

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 6.39.14 PMlet’s start the night ruffling some feathers- with a Phillip Lim feathered dress that screams for attention- usually a good thing on your birthday. pair with some simple blue heels that won’t detract from the dress, but are bold enough to make you fully commit to the look. top it off with some geode sparklers by Elizabeth Cole that mimic the feather-y feel.

outfit numero dos 


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feeling more gilded than feathered? in need of something a little more demure? this tulle tiered dress meets the bill without giving up all the glitz. love me some druzy earrings and a silver sandal (or these golden Loubs) to round out the metallic palette.

outfit numero tres 

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too much is never too much. top off some major cant-pay-your-rent-for-three-months wow-sa shoes with a ruffled silk Tibi dress (on major sale!) give the party some extra pop with a patent YSL clutch,

outfit numero quatro

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be short and chic and equally fab in a beaded shift by Isabel Marant, some bold rhinestone earrings, a boxy clutch and barely there sandals.

another show stealing options? this slinky haute hippie dress with a slashed out back (reminds me of early 90s Carrie in SATC). there ya go- 4 drool worthy outfits ready for table dancing, limo riding and whatever else your birthday night brings…