First, my loves: a confession. I had not checked my firstname.lastname@example.org email address since May of 2016. I woke up on January 2nd in a cold sweat realizing I had neglected all emails for months and months. I think I’ve now gotten back to all of you (thank you for your patience, and I am SO sorry for my horribly rude behavior) and have now installed this inbox on my iPhone so that will not happen again.
But also, this made me realize I want to keep in better touch with you lovely people. So many of you have sent the GREATEST, kindest notes (check out in particular the responses to my Mini Magpie Registry post, as well as the comments around it from my Facebook post on the same topic) and I am so flattered. So, I thought I’d solicit some old-fashioned input via a quick and anonymous survey. You don’t need to sign in or even answer all the questions, but I’d LOVE to hear from you.
And on a totally unrelated note…
We typically take a trip to my parents’ house in Naples, FL in January or February but are not going to be able to make it this year as I will soon be unable to travel (third trimester — and also, Zika. Is it true that all of FL is off limits at this point? Yikes.) By proxy, I’ve been spying on lots of bloggerinas who are packing for or already enjoying trips to the tropics and I couldn’t help but dream up a little imaginary packing list for myself, inspired by some of the snaps below.
The fairy thought of sun on my shoulders and sand in my toes is making me a little wistful…
+I still love all of the pieces from Marysia, especially this cut-out one-piece ($338).
+Lace-up sandals from Ancient Greek (on sale for $133!!)
+Mara Hoffmann continues to reign as queen of resort-wear in my book, and it’s not just because my sister designed a lot of pieces in their latest collection, I swear. Love this romper, now on sale for $118!
+Would you ever wear another bag if you owned one of these stunning Mark Cross bags ($2495)?!
+Bon Bon lookalikes ($220). Love this ombre colored pair!
+Ahhh Zimmermann. You dirty old dog. You steal my money. I love this dress of yours ($587).
+Chloe sandals ($695).
+In love with these Fendi shades ($340).
+Such a fun clutch ($125).
+Shashi earrings ($42).
+Punchy one-piece from Araks ($328). I’m very into the pink and red combo right now.
+These wedges are ready to party ($179, plus 50% off for a limited time!)
+Gorgeous one-piece ($98).
+I’ve heard THE BEST things about Eric Javits’ squishee hats — they fold/pack easily but still retain their shape. Brilliant. And this one with the dramatic fringe ($375) is epic.
+I love a voluminous white dress like this one from Apiece Apart ($354).
+The most fun mules I’ve ever seen ($195).
+Gorgeous statement earrings ($200).
+Oh how I’d love to own an Isolde dress — this one is 60% off and I’m in love with the pattern, the shape, the everything.
+This bag is the happiest thing I’ve seen in a long while ($260).
A few other TDFs:
+I love this Nicholas dress…so dainty and elegant (on sale for $306).
+I live in breezy, gauzy printed tunics like this one from RRR ($145) when I’m visiting my parents.
+Just the kind of piece that your effortlessly stylish friend shows up in, looking like she just came back from a quick trip to the Mediterranean and happened to find this in a little boutique. Also, yellow!!! Love it.
+The happiest of happy tops ($78)! Love the colors.