Little Luxuries

All $40 and under

Bringing back an oldie but goodie today! Bookmarked all within the last week or so, these little luxuries meant the time was ripe for a comeback.

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ASOS Striped Maxi Dress, $36  ·  I have to admit, I don’t shop at ASOS all that much, but every now and again I end up on the site and am pleasantly surprised by the cute, affordable finds. With summer on the horizon, I’ve been keeping an eye out for easy dresses to don once temps are in the high 80s and we just want to lay around like this in front of a fan…this striped maxi fits the bill!

Framebridge’s Instagram Minis, $39  ·  By now you’ve probably heard of Framebridge. The concept is fantastic: you mail or upload your artwork to them, select a frame and mat, they put it all together for you, then mail back your finished art, ready to frame, all for flat prices. I have several wedding photographs I’ve never gotten framed, but more importantly, I’ve been having a great time brainstorming which hilarious photos of Instagram photos of Lucy I’ll be framing through their Instagram Mini program — you get a square Insta, framed and matted, for thirty nine bucksUpdate: I saw on Facebook last night that you can order TWO Instagram minis for $50 with the code 2INSTA50. Um, done and done.

Vogue Colors A-Z, $15  ·  Have you participated in the adult coloring book craze yet? I have yet to partake (one could argue that posts like these serve as my coloring book), but I had to bookmark the new Vogue Colors book — a coloring book filled with Vogue covers from 1912 to 1932. Color ’em in, then frame your beauties with Framebridge, ha!

RMS Master Mixer, $38  ·  RMS’s Living Luminizer will go down in my personal beauty history as one of the greatest highlighters ever — subtle, not glittery or shimmery, just gives you that glow. I was excited to find that they’ve released a warmer tone, called Master Mixer, done in a gorgeous rose gold shade. You can use it on your own as a highlighter perfect for summer, but looking around at reviews, it seems to blend beautifully into lipsticks, powders, everything. One review said it could double your makeup collection, it was that blendable and versatile. Consider me intrigued!

Pineapple Pencil Holder, $16  ·  Because, pineapples. They’re so hot right now! I think this would look adorable on a bathroom counter, filled with makeup brushes.

Agate Bookends, $35  ·  West Elm is featuring a couple different colors of agate bookends, with each set costing $35. I love blending in natural elements like this when decorating — it brings that organic feel that I consider a must.

 

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Little Luxuries

5 delightful goodies, all under $60

So. much. goodness. Ready for all these little luxuries? Go: I really couldn’t believe the price on this gorgeous ASOS clutch — a go-with-anything summer staple for under $20? Sign me up! RGB is a nail polish brand I was introduced to a few years ago, and I love their clean packaging design, and the fact that all their products — including their nail polish remover — are free of harsh chemicals, including the big-5, many of which are known carcinogens. This shade of nail polish has me smitten (look at it closely, and it seems to go from navy to charcoal to black all in an instant).

Next, I’ve long been a fan of Avene’s thermal water spray for face (especially in summertime, when I like to skip any type of foundation, powder or concealer) as it always makes for soft, dewy skin. My biggest complaint though is that the nozzles can get clogged over time, and the spray ends up in large droplets all over your face. Maya Water’s spray promises a super fine spray, that absorbs instantly into the skin, and there’s also a little travel size bottle for on the go!

Everlane is my go to for everyday basics like tees and silk shirts. Last year, I bought a few sweaters from them and love ’em; right now I’ve got my eye on this short sleeve sweatshirt that reads as super chic, but is totally secret pajamas. And finally, I spotted this wishbone cuff bracelet the other day on the J.Crew website and was completely smitten. It’s structural, simple, but sure to get a conversation started. What more could you wish for?

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Little Luxuries {All Under $30}

 

This past weekend temps hit the 80s here in New York. The feeling of warm air blowing around your bare legs (because I donned shorts for the first time in ages, naturally) was like remembering something wonderful that you had long forgotten — or maybe thought would never happen again (it was a very cold winter, after all). We even turned on our window AC units! The humidity, the breezes, and the sun put me in the mood for warm, beachy tones, so I’m not surprised that inspiration gathering online led to the round up of items in this post. Of particular note is the Christian Chaize book (Remember his prints from 20×200? The photographs were all taken in the same spot over the course of eight years!) as well as these beautiful ceramic bowls from West Elm (they’re only $5 a pop!). And speaking of shorts, J.Crew Factory is offering an extra 30% off all of theirs — and everything else —  right now with the code SALE30, so these coral ones (which are normally $40) clock in at under $28 until the sale ends Wednesday night!

Forget roses — for me, this week everything’s coming up peachy. Wishing you a warm, beautiful week ahead!

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