Things I Love Thursday


All the favs this week!

ONE// J.Crew Top: “Comfort” is a key part of my wardrobe and this top is the perfect combo of comfy + chic. Perfect with jeans and sneaks or oversized with leggings!

TWO// Essie ‘The Perfect Cover Up’: When it comes to nail polish, I’m usually a neutrals girl with little exception. But the Essie Fall 2014 line is pretty great, and there’s a good chance I’ll test the waters with a couple. I never thought a variation on turquoise polish would make one of these lists… #branchingout.

THREE// J.Crew Factory Flats: There’s a very good chance I shared these shoes in pink last year….but now, navy. If you asked me to design my perfect pair of flats, it would probably be these. Holding off purchasing for now (I’m trying to be good! And because these are also on my list), but consider me obsessed.

FOUR//  L.L. Bean Bag: This bag is beautiful and the budget-friendly version of the Coach bag I’ve been coveting for quite some time. I’d definitely want it in a more versatile color — maybe they’ll restock — but if you want something colorful, this one’s great. I’m a huge proponent of anything L.L. Bean… everything is so well made and their customer service is phenomenal!

FIVE// Julie Vos Earrings: Turquoise is a stone that I love in moderation (I just don’t pull off an abundance of it well!) and these earrings are the perfect amount. They’re elegant without being too showy, which can be hard to come by these days! Not to mention they’re in the Julie Vos Sample Sale

SIX// Ella Moss Silk Tank: I know this top is a) expensive and b) not something you’d normally see me post, but truth is, I do love a good pattern (not just Lilly!). This tank is beautiful and I’m a huge fan of the subtle navy neckline. Definitely something that could be worn year-round, too!

Sidenote/PSA: The site is going to be down for a bit tonight in preparation for the elusive surprise (ok, redesign) that I’ve been dropping hints about for awhile now. Fingers crossed it all goes to plan…things should be back to normal by Friday A.M.


4th of July Attire


As much as I’d love to take a short vacation over the Fourth of July, I realize how fortunate I am to have a home base in the nation’s capital at a time when people from the country are fighting for hotel rooms, restaurant reservations, and taxis in this wonderful city. This year should be a good one…we’re having some friends over and taking full advantage of our apartment’s grill, patio, and rooftop pool that conveniently allows you see the fireworks from the Mall.

At the risk of sounding like a ditzy girl, I’ll admit that I completely slacked on outfits the past two Fourth’s. Two years ago it was so muggy that we barely went outside except to watch the fireworks and last year, I wore an old America-themed sorority tank and jorts. Stepping up my game this year, for sure! I’m slowly but surely working through my fear of ruining my white clothes (bleach bleach bleach) and might spring for a cute dress like this one (under $50!). With navy + white being two of my favorite colors, I have no shortage of finds to share with you to get into the red, white, and blue spirit. Hopefully you find something you love! PS: Apologies for how blatant my stripes obsession is in this post…


RED/ ONE: J.Crew Top TWO: L.L. Bean Popover / THREE: J.Crew Factory Shorts / FOUR: Soludos Espadrilles / FIVE: BaubleBar Earrings / SIX: Essie Clambake 

WHITE/ ONE: Zara Top TWO: Jack Rogers Sandals THREE: Harding Lane Hat / FOUR: BaubleBar Bracelet FIVE: C. Wonder Shorts 

BLUE/ ONE: Zara Top TWO: J.Crew Factory Dress THREE: Andre Assous Wedges / FOUR: C. Wonder Belt FIVE: C. Wonder Bracelet SIX: L.L. Bean Dress SEVEN: C. Wonder Top