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This + That.

*Image above via Fraiche Living. I love the idea of a pantry office!

A mezcla of things today —

chic blog finds
TODDLER PAJAMAS // PENDANT // LUNCH BOX NOTES // MONOGRAMMED POUCH // HEADBAND // CLOGS // TONING SPRAY // RAINBOOTS // GAP BLOUSE // RATTAN LAMP // LAKE NIGHTGOWN // PEEPS PAPER PRODUCTS BABY BOOK // EARRINGS // TRAVEL TOILETRY BAG // SUNGLASSES

Even more, plus some notes, below…

+My favorite $69 shades are back in a fab oatmeal color. You can also get them on sale in black (one of the three colors I own, as I also have them in caramel and tortoise), plus an extra 15% off with code FUN15, bringing them down to $45 (and free ship!). (Meghan Markle is also a fan.)

+Select colors of Ayr’s wildly popular striped tees are on sale for $55, including in this chic rose color. (BTW, this $12 Target tee reminds me a bit of Ayr’s cut, but with a pocket!)

+Petite Plume look for less.

+Three items I am very excited to wear this fall: VB Carly pants, No. 6 clogs, and Isabel Marant Beth sneakers.

+People are obsessed with this travel toiletry bag. Apparently it fits an absolute ton and is wonderfully designed. The hook sounds convenient to hang so you can find everything easily!

+This black tie gown is under $400 and reads Zimmermann to me. Also like this dark Agua Bendita for an autumn cocktail-attire affair. Even more special occasion wear for fall here.

+This $125 knit cape is SO chic.

+This chic lamp is somehow over 50% off!

+Love these monogrammed travel pouches in the gingham — so cute for a baby bag / gift for a new mom with baby’s initials!

+Speaking of new babies, Reed + Barton piggy banks make for an heirloom-tier gift for a new little one. Mini received one when she was born and we bought micro his own! They were on my mind the other day when a friend asked what to give as godparents to the newborns. I had initially thought of one of these beautiful personalized crosses, which I have gifted in the past, but also understood perhaps she wanted to give something else for the baby’s birth and then would give something more religious for the Baptism. A few other fabulous “heirloom-quality” gifts for a new one:

GINORI BABY CHINA

CASHMERE BABY CARDIGAN

HEREND BABY RATTLE (P.S. – CHECK OUT THESE HEREND-INSPIRED SHOWER INVITES)

TIFFANY BABY COMB (MINI RECEIVED ONE OF THESE!)

PEEPS PAPER PRODUCTS BABY BOOK

+La Ligne vibes for a fraction of the price.

+Blinged out rainboots.

+Swooning over these earrings.

+Lake Pajamas just restocked their wildly popular smocked cotton nightgowns.

+Another Banana Republic slam dunk. Love the silhouette, love that they’re machine-washable, love the colors! Also love this boucle shacket, especially as it’s styled on the site — with a big belt over top! OMG how chic.

+These suede mules are insanely chic — they remind me of something by Mansur Gavriel but are currently on sale for under $100!

+I have been testing this squalane toning spray and I have to say I really like it. I spray it onto clean skin, before serums/SPF, and then also use it again to set/soften makeup at the end of applying and often as a midday pick-me-up. I tend to rotate through these kinds of sprays — I have also liked Chantecaille’s Rose Spray (though I have a girlfriend who insists Mario Badescu’s formula is very similar and like 1/10th the price), Kopari’s Coconut Spray, and Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. They’re all addictive and useful in the routine though I find that when I’m through with a bottle, I don’t necessarily rush to replace. Then a few months later, I’ll happen upon another spray and love it and wonder why I let those lapses happen. I’m not sure — maybe it’s just not a truly essential product. A nice-to-have, not need-to-have. Regardless, I’m enjoying the squalane spray while I have it on hand!

+Lunch box notes for your little love, and a fun initial notepad for you.

+This pineapple laundry basket is charming.

+This top is amazing for the price — would be chic with a midi skirt or tucked into chic new jeans this fall — I would also love to add this pair in a fab lighter wash to the roundup.

+Speaking of Gap, they always have great layering finds — love this ribbed henley.

+This scalloped pendant is fab.

+This twill field jacket in the blue is v chic.

+J’adore this padded woven headband in the greatest pink color.

+These wide-leg pants come in such good colors.

+This necklace is just joyful!

P.S. A favorite landmark in Central Park, plus 200 runs through it.

P.P.S. Are you an optimist?

P.P.P.S. Chic blouses at all pricepoints.

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