A roundup of things that have caught my eye for the month of May, starting with the Sparrows Weave bag (and entire vibe) seen above. If my post yesterday didn’t convince you that you need breezy white dresses and straw bags, the photo above might. (P.S. — Voluminous dresses similar to above: this $35 steal, this Cecilie Bahnsen, this Bahnsen lookalike.)
More beautiful finds:
From top to bottom:
+New-to-me label Daydress! Absolutely love this elegant floral button-down dress.
+Bespoke, hand-painted plates from Laboratorio Paravicini. Swoon! I’m dying over their hot air balloon plates in particular. I also came across an excellent source for beautiful vintage plates on Etsy: Willow Road Interiors. A set like this would be perfect to mount on a wall in a dining room. Such a chic alternative to artwork!
+Sharon Santoni’s Instagram account — she has the dreamiest home in Normandy, France. I want her life! To channel it, I’ll be ordering a lilac candle (“Pool House”). One of her posts featured a small copper covered butter dish that I was convinced I needed. I then found two more affordable (but equally chic) options — this for $4! and this, which is more similar to the one Sharon has. Who knew my bread service needed this accoutrement? Can’t wait for mine to arrive!
+Mark D Sikes perfection, per usual — featuring a reasonably-priced area rug from a recent collaboration. (Another one of his striped rugs made its way into a roundup of my favorite rugs a few weeks back.) I can’t wait for his new coffee table book to come out. If you don’t own his first, you’re missing out! Beautiful to display and so elegant and inspiring to thumb through with a glass of wine at night.
+Did anyone else catch the Swans for Relief performance? Twenty two ballerinas from across the globe danced “The Swan,” whose music you will recognize, in order to raise money for dancers who depend on performance income to cover basic necessities like rent and food, but who are unable to perform at the moment. So moving, and so achingly beautiful! (Also, Misty Copeland performs from her New York apartment, which is in the same building as a good friend of mine! Small world.) Inspired, I have been eyeing this gorgeous coffee table book.
+I first mentioned Italian childrenswear brand Il Porticciolo in a post on new children’s clothing discoveries last week, but — OH! How I love these matching mommy and me dresses! I ordered the white for myself and the lemon print for mini since I couldn’t find matching ones in a color I liked with her size available. So sweet. (H&M also has a sweet mommy and me set in white eyelet, and then this is beyond adorable, with this one for a mini. Have a boy and want to match? Try this Innika Choo on you and this on him!)
+Just discovered the sweetest stationery from Dear Annabelle. Especially love these pretty notepads, which come in an elegant keepsake box — great idea for a gift for a list-lover. (Along with my favorite pens.)
What’s caught your eye recently?
P.S. If you’re looking for a delicious, slightly festive (but easy!) weeknight meal, try this.