full bloom

It’s been a while since I’ve fallen in love with an article of clothing…enter this Free People “Full Bloom” dress.  It. Is. PERFECTION. In a dress.  I want to order, get it, put it on and live in it.  Stat.  It’s detailed yet simple, light and airy ANNNND on sale!  But of course, like all things beautiful, its availability was fleeting.  Unfortunately, I became aware of this dress’s existence after everyone else in the world (you can imagine my loud gasp and contorted sad face upon seeing the words “out of stock” along the sidebar, pure tragedy I tell you).  Alas, I have signed up for an email notification upon restocking, and will anxiously await its arrival- followed closely by the arrival of the blooming dress itself!


Sometimes when I’m surfing Instagram, I find a photo I love so much that I have to take a screenshot of my phone.  This leaves me with a lovely little collection of insta-screenshots that make me smile whenever I see them.  Remembering the notion that “sharing is caring”, I thought I would start a new type of post in which I share these little gems with you.

Enter Instaluvin.  Brought to you by my instagram obsession and my love of the iPhone’s ability to photogram its own screen.

So what do you think?  Are youuu instaluvin?  Yay or nay?

Lately I’m Loving…

My new favorite shirt from Anthropologie, shiny tassel garland, my fleece-lined leggings (bought two pairs!), awesome photo display, extend the use of your strappy heels into winter: lacey socks, new book to read, surprise perfume, this yellow free people dress, mix & match earrings, going on long walks in my crooked ray-bans, sheer black tights, delicious and hearty salads.

Lust List: Fall Edition


  1. Lanvin Trousee Bag / $1,090
  2. MR DANNIJO Sinatra / $318
  3. Free People Tunic / $108
  4. L’Wren Boucle Mini / $1,110
  5. Michael Kors Heels / $250
  6. Nasty Gal Chain Cuff / $20
  7. Current/Elliot Jeans / $190
  8. Burberry Prorsum Trench / $2795
  9. Elizabeth and James Dress / $365
This is a very random assortment of things I’d like to collect for fall.  Jewel tones and chunky textures seem to be the theme here…
What’s on your fall lust list?



Although it is sad to see the first week of August come so quickly, it does bring about the excitement of new fall layering ideas.  Free People, the mecca of all things layered, released their latest catalogue this week and, in my opinion, it’s one of their best to date.  Shot in Venice, the mysterious city of vagabonds, romance, fine art and architecture, lends itself as a canvas for each inspired look.  Above are my three favorites, including everything on my must-have list for Autumn:

stripes, leather skirts, preppy neckties (preferably lavender), toffee colored leather jackets, loose curls, geometric sweaters, red nail polish, giant silver cuffs, maroon, cozy knits (duh),  floppy hats, layers over layers over layers of white, and last but certainly not least…long statement necklaces.  And I would like to wear these all at once if possible.  Layering, layering, layering.  Oh, how I’ve missed you.

What are your cravings for fall?