*Image above via Cara Cara, showcasing their stunning Blue Hill dress.
My Latest Snag: The Gingham Maxi Skirt.
This under-$60 gingham skirt just arrived in the mail and it is SO adorable. I’ll be pairing mine with my go-to seamless tank. I’ve decided I’m just not a Birks gal (just cannot do it, but I love the look on other people), but if I did wear that style of shoe, I feel like the look would be so good and on-trend with these white Moses sandals and clear shades. I’ll probably style it with more of a feminine flair, finishing with slides, pretty earrings, and a straw bag.
You’re Sooooo Popular: Raffia Sandals.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+These $40 raffia sandals are flying. So incredibly chic! Dead ringer for Carrie Forbes at a fraction of the price.
+A great boxy cut tee at a reasonable price. (I own in a few colors.)
+Striped tee dress perfect for Saturday morning trips to the farmer’s market.
+Rattan soap dispenser — a fraction of the price of similar designer styles.
+Personalized straw baskets — great gift for girlfriends, little ladies, bridesmaids, etc.
+Target leggings in great colors (love the sage green).
+Such a chic everyday dress for summer — I love the easy shape and demure length. Throw and go.
+Cute sandals for a little one heading into summer – great colors, velcro fasten, waterproof!
Weekend Musings: Music To Work To.
What music do you listen to while working? I need some fresh playlists. While pursuing my degrees a million years ago, I listened exclusively to classical music while studying and writing, and I especially loved Chopin’s nocturnes and etudes. I found anything with lyrics too distracting. Nowadays, I can tolerate a wider repertoire, but if I’m in serious artistic flow, I reflexively mute my music so I can eliminate every extraneous input. If I’m doing something less focused, I have been liking Haim, H.E.R., the soundtrack to the “Pride and Prejudice” movie starring Kiera Knightly (thank you to the Magpie who recommended this album!), Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande’s FIRST album (and only her first album), and sometimes my country favorites (though I find I am a seasonal listener of country, preferring it in the warm weather months), like The Chicks (early stuff only), The Highwomen, Sturgill Simpson. But I’ve exhausted them all now!
What are your recommendations? I’m coming up dry! Need suggestions!
+This stool is so pretty — almost like a side table serving as an art installation in a living room!
+This $20 top is so chic in the gingham, white, or stripe! (Or all three!)