Thursday, February 11, 2016

5 Faves // 5 Lusts

Hi there, lovelies - 

I wanted to switch things up a bit today and share five of my current favorite things with you, as well as five things I have my eye on!  Everything from fashion and dècor to food and random must-haves, here's my February round up!

#loveliesfavorites...

1. Eclectic Glassware
I've always had an obsession with dishes in general, but especially glassware!  You should see our china cabinet, I literally cannot fit one more thing in there.  I love to entertain and setting a pretty tablescape is one of my favorite parts.  So, I couldn't resist picking a few of these up the other day!  I love the mix & match shades of pink and it's a super inexpensive way to brighten up your home for Spring.  Oh, and a little Veuve Rosè never hurts, either! :)
Shop all three glasses, HEREHERE and HERE.

2. Cozy Sweatpants
Because I work from home, I live in lounge clothes for the most part.  Don't get me wrong, I have to actually get dressed at some point throughout the day for meetings or lunch dates, but I spend a lot of time in the morning and evenings in sweats.  I just purchased this pair a couple of weeks ago and LOVE them.  They're so cozy, and of course, I love the light grey.  I'm a big fan of that brand #supportotherbloggerbabes and also just got this tee.  Since we're staying in for Valentine's Day, I thought it would be a super cute, yet comfortable look for celebrating.

3. Yurman
Need I say more?  Most of you probably know the story behind this ring, but when J surprised me with it on our last trip, I was SO happy.  Not only because of how much I love it, but because of how much I love HIM.  Over the past couple of years, Yurman has become my favorite classic, timeless accessory to invest in.  Most of what I have has been gifts, which make them even more special, or ones that I've picked up while traveling, but I'm absolutely in love with it all.  I love mixed metals, always have, and I just think it makes such a statement.  I can literally spot someone who has Yurman on from across the room!  This falls in my favorites category now, and always!
Shop the few pieces I have HEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE.
Sweater is HERE, Jeans are HERE, Mug is HERE.

4. Multi-Port Charger
Random, I know.  But if you're anything like me, you have cords EVERYWHERE.  I mean between, phone chargers, laptop/ipad, back up phone chargers, camera, etc, our outlets are on major overload all throughout our home.  I ordered a couple of these multi-port chargers and it's the smallest thing, but a major game changer.  Keeps our cords organized and so easy to charge more than one thing at a time!  When you are constantly on your phone or laptop like I am, back up chargers and a back up for my back up, is a must!  (Especially when traveling!)

5. Chanel Perfume
Until recently, I had never smelled this specific scent before.  Actually, when we were in Chicago, we walked into Chanel (talk about lust-worthy) and when J smelt the scent that filled the store, he said to me "I don't know what that is, but you need it."  And from there, it was a no brainer.  I have many different perfumes and love them all for different occasions or time of year, but this one is hands down my new favorite.  It's warm + fresh at the same time, which in my opinion, is really hard to find.  Plus, if the mister likes it, done and done!  (He literally goes from 0-10 on whether or not he likes something - adores it or absolutely hates it.) If you haven't tried it yet, run don't walk, to your nearest department store, or get it HERE.

#lustworthy...

1. La Mer Moisturizing Cream
I know, I know, who wants to break the bank for a moisturizer?!  However, I want to know what all of the hype is about.  I just got a bottle of the Illuminating Eye Gel and so far I really like it.  I mean, if something is WORTH the money, I'm totally game.  I basically live my life by that, purchasing to-die-for things here and there that are worth every cent.  In my experience, the more something cost, the more luxurious the item.  So, before I splurge on this - if you guys have any thoughts, please share!

2. Braided Wedge Sandals
So technically I've ordered these, but can't consider them a favorite because they haven't arrived yet.  However, I had a super similar pair to these last year (some of you may remember...gold, Tory Burch wedges) that I constantly wore and loved.  The color 'dove' is what I ordered and I think they will be the perfect nudes to go with almost any Spring/Summer outfit!  P.S. - why is it that I can't get warm weather off of my mind?!  It's FREEZING outside as we speak and I'm scouting out wedges and swimwear.  #perusual

3. Blush Floral Dishes
Hey, remember that one time I talked about having an obsession with dishes + glassware?!  Well, these are no exception.  (Also, if you pay close attention to my weekly 'Lovely Edit', you'll notice that a lot of these items I'm lusting after are featured there each week!) I love, love, love how feminine this pattern is.  I want a complete set for Spring!
You can shop the dinner plate HERE, side plate HERE, and mug HERE.  A perfect match to those pink glasses above!

4. Peony Candles
I've mentioned this plenty of times on here before, but I have a slight major obsession with candles.  Each morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is light a candle in almost every room.  All I want to do with my life is fill my home with Jo Malone & Diptyque candles.  We're setting the bar pretty high there, aren't we?!  But seriously, I looove a luxury candle almost as much as anything.  They're so homey, smell amazing and look chic around your house - what more can you ask for?!

5. Give me all the truffles
If you follow me on snapchat, you're probably aware of my truffle obsession.  And when I say obsession, I don't mean like 'oh I'm obsessed with this song', I mean I could eat truffle everything all day, every day.  Seriously.  When we were in Chicago, I had the best meals of my life that weekend.  Literally I feel like all we did was eat (no shame here) and each and every meal, I had something truffle.  One of my favorites was the truffle grilled cheese at the Restoration Hardware Cafe.  #todiefor So when we got back home, I made it my mission to find truffle oil, butter and cheese.  If you like truffles, you'll die for this cheese.  I've made a few grilled cheeses with it since finding it at Traders and it's worth every. single. calorie.  Seriously, you won't regret it!!
*Is it bad that my longest caption of my lust-worthy items was the one about food?! #typical

I hope you all have a great rest of your week and thanks SO much for stopping by! xx.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blazer + Bralette

 Blazer: Topshop {I'm wearing a size 4 US, fits like 0-2} | Tank: UO | Bralette: Anine Bing | Jeans: AG | Booties: Vince {also love these for Spring + similar here} | Handbag: Chloè | Necklace: Gorjana | Sunglasses: Cèline | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Undressed' {the perfect nude, only $16 + free shipping!}

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE a chic blazer?!  (Remember this post last week?)  Especially for transitioning into Spring, they're so perfect for layering.  I love the cozy texture of this one, too.  The marled grey is so great and light weight enough to wear right into warmer weather!  I'm all about adding transition pieces to my closet right now...meanwhile it snowed here for an hour yesterday. :/ But, it's so pretty while coming down, so you have to love it!

Annnnd I'm going to have to keep busy today as I have major FOMO of everyone leaving for NYFW!!  I went last year in February and loved it - although SO cold - but, we just had so much going on this month that I couldn't work it out to go.  However, I am super excited to be in town for Valentine's Day this year though!  We're staying in, J is cooking an amazing {surprise} meal for me, and I'll be cozied up in this super cute tee!  What are your plans for celebrating {if you do} this weekend?!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Lovely Edit | NO. 4

Braided Wedges {just got these and love them!} | Nude Bralette | Striped Tee {also love this oversized one} | White Denim

I don't know about you guys, but I'm ready to skip right over the rest of Winter and jump straight into Spring!  Now that the holidays are over and we've had one or two really pretty snows, I am OVER. IT.  Meanwhile, while I wait on the sunshine to roll in, I'm getting my closet ready for Spring with these classic pieces.  I always LOVE shopping this time of year - the chunky knits start to slowy disappear and the bright colors + soft layers start to consume my shopping carts!
First things first, a Spring/Summer outfit you can never go wrong with: a striped tee, lace bralette and a staple pair of white jeans.   Perfect for a casual look, but can easily be dressed up with accessories.  And as far as swimwear goes - I am OBSESSED with Marysia Swim!!  Yes, the price of their swimsuits are a little on the expensive side, but they are literally the most comfortable + chic, in my opinion.  I bought my first bikini from their line last year and this one above (of course I had to have it) makes my third.  (Remember that time I talked about when I love something I really love it?)  They're just that good, so if you haven't already, you have to try Marysia.  Splurge on one per year - they hold up really well and are so classic! (Sidenote, I was not at all paid for that rant, I'm actually just that obsessed.)  
And last, but definitely not least, skincare and beauty.  These are a few of my favorites to try out for Spring!  I just bought the eye brightener and love it so far, and the moisturizer is next on my list.  This lipstick in 'Sheer Coconut' is my absolute favorite for wearing with a bronzed, glowy tan.  Sheer enough to wear on the beach or add a little nude gloss on top for night time.

These classic staples are perfect for adding to your closet for Spring!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Casual Comfy

 
Top: Everlane | Jeans: AG {current faves} | Cashmere Scarf/Wrap: White + Warren | Shoes: Nike {also love these} | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} | Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Undressed' {the perfect nude, only $16 + free shipping!}

Just a simple, casual weekend look for today!  J and I took the pups for a walk yesterday afternoon and snapped a few photos beforehand.  I love, love, love this cashmere travel wrap!  It's perfect for wearing casually or dressing up and seriously SO soft.  Such a classic, investment piece for Winter!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and had so much fun watching the Super Bowl!  We had a little party with family + friends and had the best time.  I could care less about the game, but literally live for the food, drinks + halftime show!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx.

P.S. - It's officially T-minus one week until Valentine's Day!!  If you still need ideas to send your guy, shop my favorites HERE!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Camel Cozy

Sweater: Sincerely Jules {so cozy!} | Jeans: J Brand {also love these for less than $60} | Shoes: Valentino {also more sizes here} | Handbag: Louis Vuitton 'Favorite MM' {super similar here} | Sunglasses: Wildfox {I love these, especially for Summer/beach} | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} |  Lips: MAC Liner 'Stripdown' + MAC Lipstick 'Blankety' layered with Dior Lip Maximizer

Just a simple, casual + cozy look for the weekend!  You all know how much I love an oversized sweater and this one is SO cozy.  I love the warm color and knew it would pair so well with my new rockstuds + LV bag that's just starting to patina a bit.  (Which I love!)  When these Valentino's arrived, J was like soooo...these look just like your other pair.  #men  Haha, and they do a little bit because their camel with blush straps, BUT when you basically only wear neutrals - these are a win win!  I'm obsessed with the color and know I'll get so much use out of them.  All that to say, when I saw them, all I thought was done and done!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  What are you guys up to the next couple of days?!  We're laying low for the most part and I'm super excited about it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Layered in Grey + Blush

 
 Top: Nordstrom {on MAJOR sale + comes in a ton of colors, super similar HERE} | Jeans: AG {obsessed} | Shoes: Valentino {the perfect dupe} | Handbag: Prada | Sunglasses: Cèline | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} |  Lips: MAC Liner 'Stripdown' + MAC Lipstick 'Blankety' layered with Dior Lip Maximizer

I love this simple, yet chic look.  Out of all of these pieces. I have to say how obsessed I am with these jeans.  The fit, the distress, everything.  I've been wearing them non-stop and I love they're slightly cropped (i.e. you don't have to get them altered or roll the bottoms).  This outfit is so interchangable with almost any top, which makes me love the classic look even more.

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blush Chunky Sweater

 
 
Sweater: Leith {so cozy, I'm wearing a size xs} | Jeans: Zara {old, super similar HERE + on sale!} | Shoes: Christian Louboutin {perfect for VDay, too!} | Handbag: Saint Laurent {love THIS one, too} | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman {onetwothree} | Rings: David Yurman {onetwo} |  Lips: MAC Liner 'Stripdown' + MAC Lipstick 'Blankety' layered with Dior Lip Maximizer 

I love the look of an oversized chunky sweaterdistressed denim, + killer heels!  In my opinion, the opposites totally attract and make for an unexpected, yet complimenting combination.  This sweater is perfect for wearing now and transitioning into Spring.  The color is perfect and the cable knit detail on the sleeves is so chic.  For less than $50, you can't beat it!

I hope you're all having a great week!  Mine has been super productive so far, so let's hope I keep it up!!  Cheers to major GSD and getting through hump day, lovelies!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.
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