Palm Reading

I read an article about how airlines will be busier than ever this summer, as more people are actually taking advantage of summer vacation time (and a decent economy). Combine this with recently hearing from a few different friends who are taking fabulous beach vacations in the coming weeks, and I’m itching to pack a suitcase filled with nothing but swimwear, coverups, and a couple sundresses. But who am I kidding, I think this happens every year around this time. It’s that “school’s out for the summer” vacay itch, you know?

If you’re planning a tropical beach vacation this summer — or if you just want to roll around your city and pretend you’re at a tropical beach, like I’ll be doing — you’re in luck. There’s a trend for that! Because as you may have noticed, the palm print has exploded onto the scene. Ok, actually, this whimsical little print has been a summer/beach time staple for ages. I know this only because I had a palm print tote from J.Crew that I bought in college circa 2005, which met a tragic end when I left it in the back of a cab that was dropping me and a bunch of friends off at a cruise ship terminal at the start of Spring Break our senior year (further details: the most perfect, sturdy pool/beach tote ever; had filled it with contraband bottles of wine; still upset about it to this day; gained at least 5 lbs on that cruise; trip photos not forthcoming). Regardless of its history, I’m enjoying the wild palm prints on everything from phone cases to shoes to pants. Is this trend something you’ll be donning this summer?

A few of my favorite pieces, above and below:



In this post:

Mara Hoffman ‘Rising Palm’ Bikini   ·   Vince Camuto ‘Island Palm’ Midi Skirt    ·   Society Social ‘Beverly Palm’ Pillow   ·   MICHAEL Michael Kors Palm Print Pants   ·   Paul & Joe ‘Sister’ Skirt   ·    New Look Palm Jumpsuit   ·   ASOS ‘Palm Reader’ Pumps

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



Serena and Lily Throw Kate Spade Charlotte Street West Serena and Lily Dot Pillow Sezane Breton Stripe Tee Simply Curated Candles Shopbop Beach Towels

I’ve been stockpiling a few items and companies you should definitely know about. First: I always love seeing what home decor goodies Serena & Lily debuts with each new season (especially because their patterns are always so beautiful!). This throw and these pillows (available in an outdoor-ready fabric, or silk) stood out to me this week. I’ve been known to use outdoor pillows inside before, and I actually like the texture they can add to a sofa — and that they’re incredibly durable.

Also on my radar: keeping an eye on Sézane’s Essentials collections, which they’ve now categorized into clothing, shoes, and leather goods. Unlike their rotating monthly collection, Essentials will (in theory) always be available. Which is a good thing, because this Breton stripe tee is magic. A word of advice: I have found Sézane tops to run a little bit small, so if you’re unsure, order a size up (because sadly, return shipping — and international at that — is on you). The company also launched a lifestyle/home goods collection earlier this spring, which included adorable coffee cups and gorgeous pillows (check out the previous lookbook here). Get ready: the next home collection is launching May 19!

Last, I recently discovered Simply Curated’s cocktail candles, and I love this concept! The glass jars come in a variety of scents, with different 22k gold leafed patterns on their exteriors. Once the candles have melted down, you can clean the jars out and voila — cocktail tumblers! Cool, no? I also think it’s interesting that the wicks are made of wood. It gives the candles a different, unique look in your home.

Have you made any cool discoveries lately? Share ’em with me below!


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9 Favorite Phone Covers for Spring and Summer

phone covers for spring and summer

I recently had a friend comment on the fact that I was still rocking a plaid iPhone cover from the winter time. Truthfully, life has been a little nuts in the last few months that shopping for tech accessories was pretty much last on my list of priorities. But yeah, even I can admit that there comes a point in the season when a red buffalo check pattern does little to celebrate sunny days and warmer temps. Off came the case!

And yet, a naked iPhone not only makes me nervous (my clumsiness!), but there is certainly something to be said for those little flashes of delight one gets when they see a pretty phone cover they really love, several times, on the daily. So the search for phone covers for spring and summer is on!

Just as recently, I’ve been spotting Sonix covers everywhere, which is where many of these pretties are from. Actually, I’ve been seeing Sonix designs for at least a year now, but only just put it together that this company is the one producing all these covers I’m coveting! Bahama makes me want it to be summer, stat; Autumn Stripe is a classic pick that’ll take you into, well, autumn; and this cover just makes me want brunch and rosé.

Many of my fave covers are only being made for iPhone 6, of course, but I’m trying to wait it out a few more months before I upgrade. After which time the next iPhone will come out two months later, and the vicious cycle will continue.

Do you switch out your phone covers on the regular? Which of these is your favorite? Any other cool resource for tech accessories I should know about?


In this post:

Rosé All Day  |  Dahlia  |  Clic Wooden  |  Gold Lace  |  Gold Mirror  |  Criss Cross  |  Autumn Stripe  |  Bahama  |  Tropical Stripe  |  Shop All Sonix Covers