Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clothes I'm Coveting

As mentioned in my post earlier this week, I am all about stripes. So it really shouldn't surprise anyone that many of my coveted items involve them in some way. And with summer fast approaching, I am craving dresses even more than usual. I've also included two Markus Lupfer items in the same print, which is rare for me, but I just adore both of them so much. Below is what summer means to me. Yay for nights so warm you don't need a cardigan, days by the pool, rooftop bars, and super cute barbeque outfits!

J.Crew Circle Eyelet Dress

Markus Lupfer Charlotte Stripe Dress

Anthropologie Sweetheart Patchwork Maillot

 J.Crew Sequin Anchor Tank

Coconuts Regatta Flat

Aqua Cinch Waist Stripe Dress

Dorothy Perkins Border Feather Prom Dress

Markus Lupfer Striped Cotton Shorts

J.Crew Collection Sequin Jacket

Kate Spade Silverscreen Dress

Modcloth Tapioca Dokey Dress

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lusting for Letterpress

I love letterpress. It feels amazing, looks amazing and is the epitome of understated elegance. Ever since I watched Will Smith's character fix Rosario Dawson's Heidelberg Windmill press in the movie Seven Pounds, I've dreamt of owning one. 

My latest letterpress obsession is business cards. I have been working on redesigning my business cards for quite some time now and when I came across several semi-affordable letterpress options online, I just knew I had to have them. I pretty much haven't been able to think of anything else since. There is just something about running your fingertips over the beautiful indented impressions and the thick luxurious paper. I may even go all out and get the 220# paper and colored edging. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite letterpress designs.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Prep School Girl

The tie like pattern and fabric and ruffle blouse totally make for an updated prep school look that I love.

Ruffle Shell - Banana Republic
Cardigan - Gap
Pleated Skirt - Banana Republic
Boots - Ann Taylor Loft
Beaded Bracelets - TJ Maxx

Monday, May 7, 2012

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

All of the primary colors in one outfit. Love.

Marni for H&M Polka Dot Jacket - H&M (seen here)
Accordion Pleat Skirt - Forever 21
Ruffle Top - Old Navy

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Minty Fresh

I am totally psyched about the revival of mint green. This has long been one of my favorite hues and I am happy to see that it's made a comeback.
Swirl Self Tie Dress - Forever 21
Jackie Cardigan - J.Crew
Yellow Beaded Bracelets - TJ Maxx