I’m Loving…

A mix of launches, looks, and loves that have been on my radar as of late…

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Have you seen the new Timo Weiland collection for Banana Republic? The dresses are just lovely. Were I working in a more formal office, I would be all over these linen separates for summer; this blue gingham dress is also perfect for an outdoor wedding.  I spent wayyy too much time browsing the new Sézane collection yesterday, and picked up this cute embroidered top (I mean, those buttons at the back!). I also took advantage of their “Last Call” and snagged two of these sweaters in black and nude, as well as this scoopback t-shirt in white (I already own it and I love it so much, I wanted another one). You have to create an account in order to access the Last Call items, but once you do, it’s easy to browse! If you order from Sézane, a heads up that I’ve found you typically need to order a size larger, maybe two sizes larger if the sizes are numerical. European sizes are typically a lot smaller than American. Feel free to ask me about sizing if you want to order, I’ve learned the hard way their sizes run small!

Biggest news on my radar (like, it’s kind of funny how excited I’ve been to check this out) is the launch of M. Gemi shoes for men! The new collection launches this Thursday. I’ve been talking it up to Joe a ton, and he’s probably getting a new pair of shoes whether he likes it or not — I’m really curious to see how the experience is on the guys side. I’ve also been having fun following @Letterfolk on Instagram and lusting after one of their letterboards. Oh, the hilarity that would ensue with one of these in our entryway or kitchen… (ahem, this would probably be us).

Happy Monday — and happy browsing! :)

"All we wanna know is where the stars came from, but do we ever stop to watch them shine?" - Jon Bellion

I’m Loving…

i'm loving

A few pretty things I bookmarked over the holidays to share with you! I’m loving the warm, clean palette here — must be something about the new year.

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M. Gemi’s Twice Yearly Sale

Yes, you read that right. This is the second sale I’ve seen from M. Gemi and the sale prices have been pretty good, considering the quality of the shoes. It only runs until early Thursday morning though, and sizes are going fast. Even though these sandals are from last summer, I’d be happy to rock them this year (and at that price — $95!).

Shore Thing

Have you ever heard of Shore Projects? They’re a UK-based watch brand with simple, timeless pieces and a vintage-inspired look. All their watches have a mix-and-match thing going — so, choose your favorite face and bezel combo, then your desired strap. I liked the look of the Portland, with its gold bezel and white/black dial.

The Floating Forest

Originally, I meant to include this in my Gift Guide, but sort of ran out of room for it. This “Floating Forest” is one of the coolest, most random items ever though. This disk hovers above a glass of water, and when you place a seed near the small opening, it supposedly germinates. As the designer said, “I became obsessed with the simple idea of suspending a seed on the surface of water; submerged, just to the right level for it to germinate. All with the possibility of being able to support itself in the absence of soil, that would allow it to stand upright; exposed, all in clear view.” Neat, huh?

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M. Gemi Giardino Sandals    ·    Shore Projects ‘Portland’ Watch   ·    Floating Forest   ·    Cuyana Zip Around Wallet   ·    Ila Black Lava Salt   ·    French Bulldog Mug   ·    Paloma Contreras IMPROMPTU Looping Abstract Pillow

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7 Items I’ve Been Eyeing

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M. Gemi Onda Booties Scholar Mfg Carry All J. Crew Sloan D'Orsay Flats West Elm Textured Serveware Williams Sonoma Gold Roaster BeautyCounter Body Butter Club Monaco Gideon Soft Trench

It’s that time of year when I’ve got the window shopping itch — both to gather ideas of gifts to give, and to put on my own wish list (there was a moment last week when my grandmother asked me for my list and I thought…dang, I can’t believe it’s that time already). A few of these items I’ve had bookmarked for ages, and have repeatedly revisited for some ogling (this insanely beautiful tote from Scholar tops that list). I also saved this pretty porcelain roaster when I spotted it over the summer — it’d look great year round, but would make an especially appropriate statement on the holiday table, don’t you think? Finally, I attended a book club a couple weeks ago and one of the attendees happened to be a BeautyCounter rep. I’ve wanted to check out more of their products having been a fan of the company’s mission (and that packaging!) for a while. It was fun to see a lot of the products up close and in person. My favorite was the Enrich body butter — it was thick and luxurious, and I couldn’t believe how fast it absorbed into the skin! I’m ordering a jar of it to use now that San Francisco is finally a little bit cooler…it’ll be a nice winter time body moisturizer for sure.

What’s topping your wishlist at the moment? Have you started doing any holiday shopping yet? (Oy.) I’m thinking I will spare everyone the gift guides again this year and instead do another one-page shop like I did last year (did you guys like that?). Gifting challenge already on my radar: last week at happy hour, my girlfriends were talking about needing to find the perfect laptop and gym bag for their husbands/boyfriends, and it’s challenges like these that I LOVE taking on. (PS, I already found it…stay tuned for the rec!)

 

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