going green.

going green.
if i see a piece of clothing and it’s available in emerald or kelly green, i tend to be overcome with the “gotta-have-its”. really nothing looks better to my eyes. emerald green seems to be having a bit of a moment because alls’a’sudden i see it everywhere. this makes me v v happy because it’s one of my v v favorite colors. obviously gucci has something to do with current state, as does vetements, and it seems the trickle down effect has taken hold because my eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the green. below are some of my all time favorite emerald moments.

and here are a few of the emerald items i am currently coveting:

  1. this vintage chinese top hurts my eyes it’s so pretty ($17).
  2. a sweet pair of prada green silk shorts ($155).
  3. this attico satin mini dress is way adorable ($236).
  4. but this creatures of comfort gathered dress is the one ($270).
  5. these vintage charles jourdan platforms are seriously amazing ($180).
  6. this emerald dress from the vampires wife is the stuff dreams are made of ($675).
  7. dries van noten metallic pumps please ($195).
  8. topshop has this cute little cold shoulder top ($50)
  9. that would look perfect with this dries van noten skirt ($232).
  10. really lusting after this creatures of comfort pajama style top ($295).
  11. these rosie assoulin silk slim pants are gorgeousness ($175).
  12. this vintage gianni versace silk rouched dress is beyond greatness ($175).
  13. zara just came out with these embroidered satin ankle boots which are fully killing me ($69).
  14. of course this gucci floral silk bag, if you have all the money ($1,513).
  15. but if you don’t this vintage bag is just perfect ($15).
  16. as is this little vintage green straw bag ($45).

the end.

july covet.

july covet.
june has been pretty much non-stop terrible, with terrible on top of terrible and random curveballs of terrible being hurled from every direction. so i say let’s close the books on june. and anyways july is kind of a major month. i mean, it’s summer. people are generally pretty stoked on july. july is smack dab in the middle of peony season, which means giant buckets of beautiful pink and coral and white and purple ones everywhere. i can’t deny its appeal, although i have to say that september is my personal favorite month.  i can’t decide if i’m feeling less or more patriotic this year, considering the political state of the country, but i can pretty much assume that we’ll spend yet another forth of july hiding out in our house from all of the drunken idiots setting of fireworks in the streets. hope all y’alls are lighting things on fire and toasting the america in your hearts. here is my list for july.
  1. plastic heels are still an object of obsession for me, maybe it’s fond memories from the plastic kiddie supermarket heels that my grandmother bought me when i was a little girl, but i can’t get enough of them. these beauties from dries van noten in amazing emerald green are killing me ($335). as are these crazy cool blue wedges by margiela on ebay ($185). and these sweet little golden vintage honies which are much closer to my price point these days ($35).
  2. i’m feeling like peach one piece swimsuits with ruffles are where it’s at this summer. like this radical high cut one from hunza g x pandora sykes ($156), this adorable vintage one ($89), or this major cutie by samantha pleet ($149).
  3. i still think wearing flower crown headbands ($45) with bathing suits is cool. blame esther williams.
  4. i’ve been dreaming about this bamboo chair with martinique print cushions from modernhaus forever ($625). it’s so g.dang dreamy.
  5. i’ve also been dreaming about getting one of these cool round felted white rugs ($248) forever, but i have a toddler. the days of beautiful furniture and rugs are over.
  6. i’m a sucker for glowy primers, but this nars one ($36) is also spf 35 which is 5 spfs more than my tinted moisturizer. feels like i’m taking care of important things while trying to look sparkly.
  7. sale season is tough b/c i really want all the things. but i feel like a crochet dress with fringe is maje for summer. like this striped macrame dress from jaline which is 60% off ($180). or this amazing octavia dress from ulla johnson which is over on the real real ($122.50). or this ultimate number one best dress from celine ($1645) which i will likely never ever see in person let alone touch with my own hands.
  8. so maybe a crochet hand towel instead? ($14 for 2!)
  9. how cute is this vintage pie plate with a strawberry pie recipe on it? cute as pie. ($10).

the end.

suit up!

suit up!

 

for reasons unknown to me, i am a swimsuit fanatic. perhaps it is due to being born in early august, but my entire life i’ve collected swimsuits like people collect basic sweaters or sensible shoes. my parents often tell the story of when i was 4 years old and in the middle of a snowstorm as they were shoveling out the driveway, i ran outside wearing only an orange bikini. i still remember that bikini to this day, it had a halter top with long strings that tied at the back of the neck and it was 70’s tupperware orange. i looked for any opportunity to put it on, including sneaking it on at bath time or while my parents were out shoveling snow, apparently. every year when swimsuit season comes i have to sit on my hands to keep from buying yet another swimsuit. i usually fail and end up with at least one new swimsuit per year. here are a dozen that i am loving this year.

  1. h&m just put out this adorable white striped one piece ($29), just make sure to size way the eff up.
  2. i am a maje sucker for all things nautical, especially swimsuits, and these little sailor shorts ($38) are too cute with this red & white polka dot top that ties in the back ($44).
  3. speaking of too cute nautical swimsuits this modcloth one piece is a killer ($79).
  4. really into the high neck swimsuit thing that is happening right now, this black & white anthro one even looks like it has boob support ($195).
  5. this j.crew high neck one piece has the cutest little neck bow, but looks like it has no boob support so if you’re tiny on top or never had a baby, get into it ($98).
  6. marysia swimsuits are everywhere this year, i super dig their scallop hem suits like this palm springs top ($150) & high waist bottoms ($148).
  7. this baserange fire red suit with boy shorts and t-shirt top is way cool ($160).
  8. the lisa marie fernandez one shoulder swimsuit now comes in white polka dot ($480). swoony swoon swoon. also really looks like it would hold all the mom giggly-ness in place, which is worth dat $$$.
  9. this maryam nassir zadeh tie front one piece holds really nothing in place but dang she fine ($288).
  10. same with this crazy stupid adorable hunza g x pandora sykes frill bikini ($155). one size fits a select few.
  11. old navy has this black ruffled one shoulder one piece ($39). it’s the clear choice for moms who can’t afford lisa marie fernandez but still want to look chic while reaping the benefits of interior gripper tape and the magical slimming properties of the color black.
  12. lastly from the queen of ruffles johanna ortiz is this insanely beautiful gorgeous work of art moon light bikini top ($355) and high waist ruched bottoms ($150).

june covet

june covet

 

june! holy cats holy cow. i don’t even know, you guys, how it is already june. i really do not have that summer feeling, the days have been foggy and windy and rather assy. even memorial day was overcast and hot dog free. also i feel like the sales this year were not as awesome as years past. but enough complaining, i’m ready for dresses and skirts and sandals and all the rest. here’s a list of pretty things that i can’t afford to buy, but i sure hope that you can!

  1. nobody does a poppy red like creatures of comfort and this robbie dress is the sweetest thing.
  2. really going through a huge guy laroche phase right now, and thinking about starting up a guy laroche appreciation society to go along with my isaac mizrahi and dries van noten and simon porte jacquemus appreciation societies. also this t-shirt is bad ass.
  3. this acid washed denim suspender skirt would look perfect over that guy laroche t-shirt. just sayin.
  4. speaking of dries, look at these beautiful simple little slides.
  5. the big moda operandi sale happened, and lucky for you there is one of these stella jean one shoulder dresses left.
  6. i’m really wanting one of these straw banana leaf pouf thingys.
  7. these little camisoles make my inner 90’s teenager so happy. of course i would only wear them under dresses because i am no longer an actual teenager.
  8. dresses like this beautiful v neck peplum dress by tome!
  9. dying to try this dew drops coconut gel highlighter from marc jacobs.
  10. this vintage yellow dress from guy laroche is “everything”, as the kids would say.
  11. i heart these vintage silver woven slingbacks.
  12. been meaning to try dry brushing for all of the good reasons (but mostly for cellulite) for ages.
  13. this ceramic pitcher is gorgeous.
  14. finally a clare v bag i can afford!
  15. really hoping to do the many moons workbook this year.

the end.

mother’s day gift-o-mania.

mother's day gift-o-mania.

 

mother’s day is upon us, friends. i am a person who not only dislikes but dreads my birthday, gets exhausted just thinking about christmas and no longer qualifies for administrative professionals or national boss’s day, but i do kinda love mother’s day. it’s the one holiday i agree with, because mom’s are in the shit. every damn day. we deserve a day. we really do. so here’s 15 mother’s day gifts that i for onsies would like to be the receiver of, from hecka pricey to el cheap-o and in between.

  1. so after years of avoiding tracy anderson (because part of me feels like her and her band of snobby celebrity clients are the root of all evil), i finally decided to give it another shot. i have to admit that her cooky fakakta moves are legit, even though it feels like the most insane ridiculous shit ever while doing it. this subscription program for $29 a month keeps the workouts rolling in.  i’m hipcentric, if you were wondering.
  2. i heart this sweet little hanging wicker basket all the way from france ($12).
  3. speaking of wicker baskets, these circolo totes ($125) are gonna be the next big thing in wicker handbags, trust.
  4. look at this little set of beautiful ceramic magnolia creamers ($30).
  5. how about a nasty heart charm necklace ($44)? 25% of proceeds go to planned parenthood!
  6. this is about the prettiest fake plant ($47) i ever saw, because mom’s have to worry about keeping babies alive, don’t expect us to not kill plants too!
  7. because every mom could use another coffee table book, here is one with photographs of marianne faithfull ($31).
  8. linen sheets ($229) are still on my list. three years running. hello?
  9. little sachets of moon dust ($24) aka mother’s little helper. because what a drag it is getting old.
  10. here is a gift set ($100) that includes a bottle of rose, pink soap and bath salts, and a candle. because who doesn’t love a drunk bath? seems like a no brainer.
  11. i love a simple gold bracelet like this gia cuff ($28).
  12. have i mentioned the kate somerville as good as gold kit ($130)? about a hundred times? because i’m trying to manifest it into my life.
  13. pretty pretty maryam  nassir zadeh palma sandals (on sale for $316+ another 10% off!).
  14. here is the perfect little yellow wrap dress ($72) for when your kids only give you 5 minutes to get dressed but you still want to channel your inner carrie bradshaw.
  15. last is a fancy polka dot swimsuit, like this beauty from lisa marie fernandez ($541) or this more affordable version from j.crew (on sale for $69+30% off!).

the end.

may covet.

may covet.

 

i have no idea how it became may, because up until a few days ago it still felt like winter. all of the sudden it’s hot dogs and bathing suits and spf panic. i don’t get it! but i’m pretty happy to be done with april b/c it was a dooze and a half, and i’m way ready for an actual break from all of the crazy-arsed spiritual/emotional/actual arse kickings that the cosmos dealt out last month. here is my list of impossibly lovely things for the sunshine month to come.

  1. i’m still obsessing over all things jacquemus, particularly his shirts as dresses with brilliantly tailored sleeves, like this perfect for memorial day plaid one.
  2. speaking of brilliant beautiful things which i cannot afford: these silver contrast ankle boots by fendi are driving me crazy.
  3. i’m still wanting to get my hands on a stella jean skirt, and seriously considering this pretty bird print one that is up on vestaire collective right now!
  4. how cool are these yellow hazel cox earrings?!
  5. i heart this pandora sykes x hunza g ruffle swimsuit oh so much. too bad i’m not a stick figure with itty bitty endlessly perky boobs. too bad!
  6. would you lookit these pretty pretty vintage stuart weitzman rainbow heels! too bad i don’t have itty bitty teeny tiny feet.
  7. i wish i had all the monies to buy all the kate somerville products because they are magic tricks. like this wrinkle warrior serum/moisturizer that performs actual miracles on sad rapidly approaching 40 faces.
  8. this ysl couture brow wand is my new favorite brow thing, i carry it around sephora every time i go in, and plan to walk out with it one sunny day! after paying for it, of course.
  9. i’ve been doing this 40 day kundalini weight loss challenge and i can’t really put into words how crazy insanely amazing and intense and freaky good it is. i’m also 87% done with invincible living by guru jagat (according to my husband’s kindle), and i feel about 87% ready to run away and join her awesome yoga cult.
  10. i heard 2000’s denim is back (according to some stick figure called bella hadid er something) and i feel like i might be able to accept it. here is a little bebe faux denim top that really takes me back.
  11. these polka dot pants from jill stuart make me want to cry. i want them the total most.
  12. did you hear you can buy pink glitter to put in your champagne? this makes me feel happy.
  13. i kinda really want to try this tan-luxe face tanning oil, but i’m pretty sure i would just end up looking like lindsey lohan (which would not be the first time for me).
  14. i am freaking out over the latest opening ceremony esprit line. i want everything and everything, especially this bag.
  15. lastly i have a bit of a girl crush on amelie pichard, she makes me want to dye my hair red and be french. these super high heels are so pink and adorable, but i’m really lusting after these white ones.

the end!

april covet.

april covet.
april has arrived. i’m happy for the new month, although the amount of showers we have endured thus far have me feeling like i’m going to lose my shit if april showers go down. i’ve had enough. i’m ready for spring, in case you hadn’t heard! bring on the ranunculus and marshmallow peeps. here is my list of desirous items for april.
  1. i’ve been thinking a lot lately about wardrobe staples, as in things that i wear on the regular in multiple settings. i feel like this bodysuit from alessandra rich is a perfect example of a solid wardrobe staple.
  2. for bottoms to go with the bodysuit, have i mentioned these sara battaglia high waisted jeans (b/c i am maje obsessed)? also i’m still hung up on vintage floral palazzo pants. and since everybody is freaking the feck out over victoria beckham’s target collab (myself included), here is a real cool and v v vicky b-ish skirt which would work wonderfully over the alessandra rich bodysuit.
  3.  i’ve also been feeling like i need to get in on the yellow shoe thing, possibly with these vintage neon colorblock pumps, or perhaps with these suzanne rae mustard mesh pumps, or maybe these fendi slides.
  4. i’ve been on a real skincare kick of late (more on that coming soon), which includes retinol-ing the shit out of my aging situation. i’m pretty over the moon for kate somerville, and as soon as i am able i plan to get my hands on this good as gold retinol kit.
  5. speaking of which, i just ordered this la roche-posay moisturizer which promises to hydrate, protect and serve my redness with all the soothes. also spfs because damage, inc.
  6. sometimes i daydream that i am the girl in the jacquemus spring 2017 collection, the french girl who struts around the countryside collecting wheat and various liquids in pretty ceramic jugs and generally looking lovely and wearing one of those enormous boater hats.
  7. i still haven’t gotten into joan didion’s south and west, which is a crime because she is my favorite writer of all times and my personal heroine and i have no excuse for ignoring her. none!
  8. i am fully addicted to rxbar’s mint chocolate bars. they are the jammyest and i can’t get enough. also no sugar no gluten no soy but hella delicious.
  9. lately i’ve been wondering why my hair is so g.dang frizzy, and i have come to the conclusion that it is due to my running out of davines love hair smoother. that and, y’know, the rainy foggy windy weather.
  10. sometimes i feel like isaac mizrahi doesn’t get the respect that he deserves, and i worry that his importance is overlooked. and i want to buy up all the isaac mizrahi pieces out there and save them for when he is finally really recognized as the great that he is. starting with this adorable, brilliant vintage isaac mizrahi yellow shirt dress.

the end.