February 25, 2018

Styles for a Tropical Getaway

The cold chilly weather has me dreaming of a warm tropical beach right about now, especially since I've been stuck at home battling this cold.  I was casually browsing Shopbop's fashion finds under $200 and was pleasantly surprised to find some items that I would happily stuff in my luggage.  And if you love the scallop bikinis by Marysia Swim, I found similar styles from Target of all places!

Moon River Dust Dress with bow details - only $88
Kayu Mini Pinata Tote - $125
W118 by Walter Baker Striped poplin top - I actually found this one at The Outnet - $74
Kaanas Recife Bow Sandals - $139

And if you want to really splurge...
Aquazurra Love Tasseled Espadrilles - love, love, love

Put a Bow on It

I can never say no to a bow, no matter what age I'm in.  I'm always inspired by my favorite style icons such as Lauren Santo Domingo (above) to Dasha Zhukova who can pull of these girly touches without seeming too dainty.  

Rebecca Vallance poplin mini dress - under $200 at The Outnet
Leal Deccarett Cuba Bow Strap Dress - puts me in major vacation mode!
Alexandre Birman Clarita suede sandals - on my wish list, still...

February 24, 2018

Pretty Pastels for Easter

Whether it's for Sunday mass or a formal lunch at Grandmother's, these pastel dresses and accessories are perfect for Easter - feminine, pretty, yet chic.   And what's great is that they can also be worn for the upcoming wedding season.  

Pastel pink lace mini dress by Dolce & Gabbana - a lower-priced version by Eliza J Bell
Caroline Constas ruffled striped dress
Mini bucket bag in coral by Mansur Gavriel
Maxi dress by Nicholas 
Ted Baker knotted bow clutch - a steal at $109.00
Ferragamo Varina flats - still wanting to own my first pair
Needle & Thread embellished tiered dress

February 8, 2018

Vacation Mode

I'm counting down the days until I can get away to the Hawaiian Islands, but while I wait, I found some beach wear and accessories that I'm lusting after...

Loeffler Randall pom pom straw tote
Jack Rogers - Valentine's Day Jacks.  I also have the Hollis in geranium/gold, which I love!

CJ Laing Tarahumara Top - I seriously want everything from this shop!

Marysia Swim Antibes scallop-edged swimsuit - If only I weren't pregnant, I'd snatch this one up in a second.  And it's on sale!
Cuyana Panama Hat with a lovely bow.  J. Crew also has a Panama Hat that I wore religiously during last year's crazy heatwaves in SF.

CJ Laing Havana Earrings are fun and festive.  I also love the other colors they offer of this style.

February 5, 2018

Gifts for your Valentine

 A few things I wouldn't mind getting for Valentine's Day...

Pink, satin pajamas from Victoria's Secret.

Chocolates from Recciuti Confections - Their Black Box has been voted New York Times' best box chocolate three years in a row, and if you live in San Francisco, they have a store inside the Ferry Building.

Gucci tweed jacket - If you follow my blog, you'd know by now how obsessed I am with bows!

The Artiste Collection in Pink by Steamline Luggage, although any color would do for me.  The Anthropologist Orange doesn't look bad either.  

Le Creuset dutch oven in this gorgeous Oyster color. 

January 25, 2018

La Cornue Luxury Stoves

So far 2018 has been a quiet year for me; I've been hibernating from these chilly winters, though it's not as bad as what our east coast inhabitants are experiencing - hope you're all staying safe and warm!

Lately I've been baking up a storm and trying new dishes as I wait for spring (and our little one) to arrive and since I've been following food rockstars like Ina Garten on social media, I see the occasional drool worthy kitchens featuring these luxury ranges by La Cornue.

January 22, 2018

Details of a Garden Wedding

 Steven Meisel, U.S. Vogue, 1996

Wedding season is months away, but every bride-to-be knows it's never too early to start planning those details whether her wedding is in six months or the summer of next year.  I love the idea of a garden wedding and these images found are nothing short of enchanting...Wishing the brides of 2018 all the happiness on their blissful, special, romantic day! 

Photo from Strictly Weddings

Photo from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photos from Strictly Weddings and Samandlouise.co.uk

Photo from the Hanging Lantern Company

Photo from Birds of a Feather

Photo by Lara Hotz

 Photo from South Coast Botanic Garden

Photo from Deer Pearl Flowers