Insta Inspo

Scroll, scroll, scroll...stop. 

Scroll, scroll, scroll...stop. 

In the midst of #OOTDs and flat lays, through the thousands of Instagrams we scroll through on a daily basis, sometimes you happen to look down and you see the right affirmation, at exactly the right time. You know what I mean? It sounds absurd, but with the steady stream of pretty, well-coiffed images clogging our IG feeds (or at least mine), these inspirational words have been very relative over time. No complaints from this lady...or excuses.  Life is what you make of it. 

Be honest.

Love unconditionally.

Talk less, listen more.

Work hard.

Invest in yourself.

Do what you feel is right. 

Happy Spring!

We made it! Happy first day of Spring! 

May there be an abundance of sunny days, long walks, colorful clothing, warm breezes, al fresco dining, and flower shop hauls in your future. 

And now some Spring-ish behavior you should do...right this minute. 

 

DO: Surround Yourself With Beautiful Things. 

SS Print Shop's Stephanie Sterjovski at Home via The Everygirl 

SS Print Shop's Stephanie Sterjovski at Home via The Everygirl 


DO: Purchase a Pair of Gray Malin + Sperry and let the wanderlust begin. 

 

DO: Go For the Pastels. 

Stella McCartney #SS15

Stella McCartney #SS15

DO: ...a little Spring Cleaning. 

12 Pastel Decorating Tips via Brit + Co

12 Pastel Decorating Tips via Brit + Co

DO: Ditch the boots for some fancy flats. 

Michael Kors Kallie Lace Up Leather Flats

Michael Kors Kallie Lace Up Leather Flats

I Have a Thing for Marble

Speckles, streaks, and splotches, I have a huge thing for marble. If you peruse my Pinterest page, you'll notice the marble themed items on my Wish List are no coincidence. From accessories to home decor, what is it about marble that makes me feel so damn luxurious? 

Well, first off, the pattern is organic, already noticeable in nature. It gives off a high end vibe because it's clean, yet curvy, rich and architectural. 

Good materials lift us up, not weigh us down. Marble's moment is here, and I foresee a long love affair in my future.  Te amo. 

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Favorites from Shopbop's BIG EVENT

I am a Shopbop girl through and through. Who doesn't love their speedy shipping and big orange envelopes? Their iPhone app is also one of my personal favorites. Easy to navigate and keeps your Wish List at the tip of your fingers. 

As you've probably heard, the BIG EVENT is here. This sale doesn't come around often so its key to take advantage. If you're not making some mucho purchases, the discount is minimal.  If I had it my way, I'd pick up these beauties and let someone else foot the bill. Aww yeah. Isn't that what husbands are for? 

1. Rag & Bone (digging the shape)

2. Saint Laurent (perfect for Parisian strolls)

3. Self Portrait (structured yet feminine)

4. DVF (the platform will never waiver)

5. White & Warren (airplane chic)

6. Milly (power skirt)

Street Style Envy: LFW

I am a closeted Brit. Not sure if I could ever pull off the dry sense of humor and reservedness, but I am quite fond of London and all it has to offer. In regards to its street style, I find London fashion typically daring, mixing highs and lows, and not giving a bloody ---- what anybody thinks. Am I right? To me, London Fashion Week is way more interesting than NYFW for the following reasons:

Every year I am blown away by a particular collection or brand I've never heard of: This year it's House of Holland

Due to cool, yet not frigid temps (like NYC or here in Boston), these street style mavens can rock some fabulous coats, and not freeze their bums off.  What toffs. 

The Brits LOVE a good cape. Below: what dreams are made of. 

...and now I need a trip to Topshop. 

Best of #NYFW (In My Opinion)

Here we go. An anticipated post and a fun one to write. This girl isn't cool enough to attend #NYFW, but she can still dream, judge, and critique...can't she?  

BEST PRESENTATION: BANANA REPUBLIC

Nope, not joking with this one. If you've done your research, then you know that BR's Marissa Webb killed it with their fashion week debut. A shift in their overall look is a total understatement. Clean lines, quirky colors, and not the slightest bit snooty. Ladies of all ages, take note.

BEST COLLABORATION (Not In My Opinion): YEEZY + ADIDAS

So here's the thing. I hated this and so did the press. But this is a blog about fashion collaborations AND it is YEEZY...so where do I begin? Kelly Cutrone (is she still relevant?) called this presentation a joke. He dressed is privileged daughter in a bulletproof vest, and the inspiration for the line came from the 2011 London riots (what?). This isn't the adidas I knew as a kid and no one is ever going to buy pieces from this hot mess, but it's Kanye, so it's cool, right? 

BEST ACTUAL COLLABORATION: SJP BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER + TOME

It is no secret how much I adore SJP's shoe line. No I'm not some Sex and the City fangirl, I truly love the materials used, the overall quality, and the sleek yet whimsy designs. I'm on to my second pair, and it won't be my last. 

BEST CELEBRITY SIGHTING: KATE HUDSON + ALLISON WILLIAMS AT MICHAEL KORS

Spring, where art thou? Gorgeous. And now I'm jealous. 

Well, now that THAT's over...can we move on to the Oscars?