Spring Wants

March 2, 2015

spring_wants

toast. what an interesting name for a clothing & decor site right? i found this european site a while ago when reading through blogs and just recently stumbled upon it again. i immediately fell in love with some of the pieces for spring & had to share them with you. i’ve never really been drawn to orange but now, i couldn’t be more in love with the color. also, colored sunglasses for spring? yes, i’m all over that. i’m also in love with everything j.crew so when it comes time splurge a little, i know where i’m heading.

no. 1 ryo jacket

no. 2 painterly stripe pyjama

no. 3 roll top clutch

no. 4 summer love sunglasses

no. 5 kasa bangle

xx & happy monday!

Weekend Vibes {Vol. 2}

February 27, 2015

Weekend_Vibes

weeeeeeeeeekend time! hopefully everyone has some fun plans, even though it’s still freezing out. we’re selling at the brooklyn artists and fleas again this weekend so if you’re in the area, come stop by. we’re excited to be going back & we’re also pretty excited because… we’re LIVE on Etsy! this new development happened this week & now we can officially tell people they can buy our product online. we plan on adding new products quite often so be sure to check in often. So, go take a look & shop!

here are some fun links i came across this week, enjoy!

i need to get my hands on these shoes. ASAP.

a helpful guide on creating product collages – love these gals, they designed my blog template!

always been into this wardrobe staple.

common thoughts among bloggers – i can definitely relate to #2!

a morning routine i should definitely get behind.

clever space saving ideas – i hope to recreate this closet one day.

xx!

image via makenna alyse

 

 

Fashion First

February 25, 2015

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Polka Dots & Plaid www.patternmepretty.me
Plaid & Polka Dots www.patternmepretty.me
Plaid & Polka Dots www.patternmepretty.me
Plaid & Polka Dots www.patternmepretty.me

 

to say its been freezing is an absolute understatement! taking these photo’s wasn’t the easiest thing i’d done all day but i wanted to share this outfit with you all so i had to suck it up! i also just want to go ahead and quickly thank my sister for braving the cold and shooting these for me.

i’ve always had a thing for polka dots and plaid but i love the two prints more when paired together. if you do it the right way, it’s definitely a great combo. also, nothing makes more of a statement when adding a bright shoe to the mix. again, i knew that slush and snow were still covering the ground but still opted to wear a heel. i’ll always know & i’ll always put myself in the more difficult situation for fashion. it’s like those times in high school when people wore sweats on days it was miserable out & i chose to dress “cute”. i put that in quotes because at the time, i definitely thought it was cute. needless to say, fashion first.

outfit deets //

sweater w/ pleats. j.crew.

plaid jacket. consignment shop

shoes. charles david from nordstrom rack.

bag. banana republic.

hat. gypsy warrior – a boutique in hoboken.

happy hump day!

xx

 

Spring Inspiration

February 23, 2015

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spring fashion. i’m all over it lately & i’ve starting pinning some looks over on pinterest. fall is usually my favorite season to dress for but i’m slowly gravitating towards spring. i love the fresh, bright color palettes and the light layering. i also love painting my nails fun pastel colors, usually chosen based on what i’m wearing. to save a little money this season, i plan on mixing last years pieces with a few new finds. many of those will probably be thrift store buys but like i’ve said, some of my favorite items are from thrift shops.

i hope everyone has a great week & happy monday!

no. 1 tibi silk and leather cami (good price right now)

no. 2 tibi detailed leather jacket

no.3 tibi leather full skirt

no.4 j.crew metallic loafer flats

xx

 

Weekend Vibes {Vol. 1}

February 20, 2015

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TGIF! yay, it’s friday. i had a different post planned for today but wasn’t able to finish it because i was on the couch yesterday with the stomach virus. yikes, it came on so fast & i definitely wouldn’t wish it on anyone! i have to say, i haven’t enjoyed saltine crackers, gatorade & ginger ale so much in my life.

here are a few articles i’ve seen over the last few days that are worth the share. enjoy & happy weekend!

a list of beauty products with staying power – found this one helpful, especially because I’m in need of some new facial lotion!

i’m a fan of interiors & this little girls room is absolutely perfect!

loved reading this article on the start of sugar paper, especially as a young entrepreneur myself.

although nyfw has come to an end, i’ll still be swooning over all of the street style photographs.

great tips for creating better instagram photo’s.

xx!

image source

 

Three Favorite Instagram Feeds

February 18, 2015

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today i’ve teamed up with meg biram and victoria mckinley, the two amazing ladies behind the well, a blog on all topics related to blogging. myself and a bunch of other talented bloggers are here to chat about this question: who are your three favorite instagrammers and why? i’m not sure about the other girls, but for me this was pretty easy. below are my 3 favorite and why!

no.1 emily schuman of cupcakes and cashmere: emily was actually one of the very first bloggers i started following right after i graduated college. i found her content & writing so inspiring and engaging that it had me totally distracted at my internship at the time. her instagram feed is always filled with pretty photo’s that make me think the following: a. i want to move into her home b. i wish i could cook c. her husband is adorable.

no. 2 anissa zajac of house seven blog: i came across anissa’s feed while i was browsing the homegoods instagram account and was instantly happy i found her. as one who loves interior design, her feed is packed with photo’s of her beautiful home that make me think the following: a. i want to go shopping at homegoods with her b. her family is adorable c. i want to meet a man that lets me decorate my home like she does.

no. 3 jessica safko of love plus color: jessica’s feed is filled with beautiful and colorful mood boards that she designs herself. i really just love that her feed is bright and colorful because it instantly makes me happy. i’m one who really appreciates a good color combination and she’s mastered the art of color and for that, her feed is top 3 on my list. her great eye for design and color make me think the following: a. if i need to design anything in the future, i know who to reach out to b. i want to take her online instagram course because i bet it’s awesome c. she’s inspired me to create more mood / design boards.

check out what these other blogging gals have to say about their top 3 instagram feeds & why!

The B Bar

Annie Reeves

Alyssa J Freitas

Cake & Lilies

Liska Monet

The Not Quite Adult

Equal Parts of a Whole

Carrie Loves

A Loyal Love

Paper and Skyscrapers

Glitter, Inc.

SKC Marketing

Shenanigan-ska

Elana Lyn

Sponsored by Coffee

Always Craving

All The Pretty Stars

Business Betties

Perfect Enough For Us

Always Anita

A Little Leopard

A Girl for Granted

Tortoise in the Sun

The Yuppie Files

Healthfully Ever After

Urban Pixxels

Roam + Golightly

Preppy Panache

Brikasia

White Cabana

Idalia Photography

Little Wild Heart

Wearing Pearls

The Everyday Adventurer

Splendor in Spanglish

Life Modifier

Post Grad in Pumps

Alessandra Marie

Random Little Faves

PR Girl Diaries

Caitlin Cawley

Modish & Main

26 and Not Counting

Pretty Much Design Studio

Grace Notes

Girl in Betsey

Something Good

Life with the Champions

Pattern Me Pretty

Simply Nicole

The Fashionable Wife

Cassandra Monroe

I Am Amber Nicole

Southland Avenue

English Mamma

Cake Over Steak

York Avenue

Jenn Inspired

Hitha on the Go

Beauty and the Pitch

Cedar and Rush

Luv in the Bubble

Des Moines Darling

Cheyenne Mojica

Step Brightly

Soak and Simmer

A Touch of Teal

Paris vs The World

Style and Free

Lovely Friend

A Few of My Favorite Things

The Blue Bijou

PR Blonde

Leigh Clair

Moonlight Chai

Meg Biram

Victoria McGinley

xx