*Image above via Daphne Wilde. I am in love with her gorgeous reinvention of “the house dress” and am impatiently sitting on the wait list for her Giovanna dress. This and other shirtdresses I’m lusting after below.
A few items I have purchased or earmarked for purchase this season:
1 // LAKE PAJAMAS. Still a few sizes left in the Lake X JB capsule, but if sold out in your size, I still can’t recommend their pajamas in their lovely classic stripes enough. This is the exact style I bought for this season.
2 // ELEMIS CLEANSING BALM. I need a new skincare product like I need a hole in my head (ahem) but I had heard so many people rave about this product, I was curious to test. I just received it last weekend and will report back with full review soon. The smell is insanely good (!) and I love the concept of massaging this into my skin and then wiping with a warm washcloth — it feels so purifying and relaxing!
3 // NEW UNDERS. Pretty spring Hanky Panky and — shhh, don’t tell — these inexpensive black ones from Amazon Basics, which have slowly become my go-to favorite granny panties (I sleep in them). Can’t beat the price at $13.50 for six.
5 // MADEWELL ANORAK. The colors are just so good — love the pink and yellow and am torn on which direction to go. I’ve been eyeing the more expensive Stutterheim rain jacket forever and ever and had promised I wouldn’t buy another raincoat before investing in that one but…
7 // CLARE VIVIER BELT BAG. You know how much I have loved the return of the belt bag while I have little children. It all started with this State Bags’ style, which I wore for two years straight. I love the gingham of this Clare Vivier style. So feminine and fun!
8 // SPRING RUNNING GEAR. I just bought this short sleeve top in the linen blue color, a bunch of Feetures socks in spring colors, and a couple pairs of running shorts from different retailers to test: these from Tracksmith in stonewash, these in the sunset color, and this under-$20 pair in the beta tint (read reviews!) Will of course report back on the shorts. I was really quite taken by Tracksmith’s cold weather technology — I ran all winter long, often in sub-20-degree weather — in their turnover tights and merino tops and couldn’t believe how warm but unencumbered I was, so I have high hopes for their summer gear, too. I was worried that several of their styles were too “hardcore” for me — I don’t really want to run in like those SUPER short tiny diaper shorts professional runners wear — so I went with the slightly longer length style, but may order another style or two after. (Input welcome!) This lightweight running jacket is also in my cart at the moment. So chic!
9 // SHIRTDRESSES. I just can’t get enough simple, ankle-length shirtdresses for this upcoming season. It’s all I want to wear! I bought this white eyelet from J. Crew, this from Brooks Brothers of all places (the print! the scalloped collar! j’adore!), this from Mille, and am debating on which print to get from India Amory. I’m also on a wait list for this Daphne Wilde dress (!) Last summer was the summer of the caftan — now I’m living in shirtdresses I suppose.
10 // BIRTHDAY GEAR FOR MICRO’S SECOND BIRTHDAY. My baby will be TWO at the end of May and I haven’t yet mapped out his birthday gifts. I have, however, been going to town getting ready for a small outdoor playdate we’re hosting with a few of his little friends — the gathering will have a fire truck theme. I worked with my friend Erin Wallace to design invitations, matching favor bag stickers, and thank you note cards in the vein of this design! (Check out all of her new invitation styles for little ones — TOO CUTE!). We will of course all be wearing firefighter helmets. More to come!
P.S. If you’re looking for music to work to…the comments section is a goldmine! My sister and I are both hooked on the Ina Garten playlist upvoted a few times!
P.P.S. Chic white dresses for summer.
P.P.P.S. The headwater of a Hail Mary.