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Lots of little things I’ve discovered or added to my life lately that I’ve been saving up to share with you — no better way to ease into a Monday, right? First, I think I must’ve been living under a rock, because I totally missed the launch of San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers’ first book Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool earlier this spring (1). I wrote about Jay aaaages ago — he’s crazy talented (see here), and if we ever move back to SF and buy a place, his firm is on my short list of designers to investigate. This one’s in my shopping cart on Amazon. Next up, this shampoo. Right before we left for Paris, I was totally out, and wanted to get something Joe and I could both use, and potentially even double as body wash. Intelligent Nutrients was the obvious choice (2). I’ve used this shampoo once before, in a hotel, but I was reminded of how much I love it, and I will definitely be buying it again once this bottle runs out. The Harmonic shampoo is minty and tingly on your scalp, and feels incredibly refreshing in this hot summer weather! You gotta try it.

These pants from Joie were also a purchase before Paris — I snagged them in black and a green fatigue color (3). To be honest, I’ve never owned a pair of harem pants before, but HOLY AWESOME TRAVEL PANT. These babies were super versatile in France, and back stateside, I’ve been wearing them both around the house as lounge pants and out to dinner with a pair of heels. Truly great to have in the wardrobe! This RMS Lip2Cheek color was also a pre-France purchase, because I thought it’d be easier to bring a single color for blush and lip gloss (4). I got the “Promise” color, and I love how the warm, dusty pink hue looks on my skin and lips. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well Lip2Cheek hydrates your lips too — it actually heals chapped lips, so no lip balm needed underneath.

Finally, I was visiting Julia the other day and she was sweet enough to gift me with this adorable ‘BIENVENUE’ wall placard (5). It’s from a company named Rosanna, who I wasn’t familiar with, but as Julia showed me, these little signs come in all kinds of fun words (this one would be kitchen or living room safe; this one, perhaps bedroom only (or kitchen or living room…who am I to judge?!)). I am debating whether to hang this in our stairwell or in my office…the former for obvious reasons, the latter because I think it’s cute and spend more time in my office, so I want to see it more!

How was everyone’s weekend? Anything you’re loving lately?

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It’s rare that I’ll completely splurge on things for myself and for my closet, but there have been a few items that found their way to my front doorstep recently and a bunch of others that are serious contenders (and I think you’ll love them too). I’ve long been a big fan of Diptyque’s Do Son perfume, but had never pulled the trigger on buying a bottle for myself. Browsing around the other day, I realized their solid perfume version was the perfect thing — same lovely scent, but in a chic, portable package. I’ve actually been leaving this on our entry table and throwing it into my bag as needed, so I can apply on my way out the door or on the go. I love it! But not to be outdone, Byredo makes a beautiful collection of candles and perfumes, and I’m dying to check out the latest release: Flowerhead. I mean, read the description here…how can one not be intrigued?

I mentioned last week about the slow transitioning to lots and lots of silk shirts. Equipment has long been a favorite, but honestly, lately Everlane is killing it and has become my go to source for affordable silk tops. The quality is great, the fit as good as Equipment, and the price can’t be beat. Still, Equipment is fantastic for fun takes on silk tops, like this.

Another recent splurge were these Lita sandals from Loeffler Randall. Their entire spring collection of shoes and bags is well worth lusting over (cute, cute, and cute). I’m totally crushing on these adorable citrus inspired shoes (and they come in a flat version too)!

Finally, while I love my basic gold iPhone case from J.Crew, I couldn’t help but be charmed by these two. Pineapples are always so cheerful and happy (and did you know they’re also a symbol of welcome and hospitality?), and this Kate Spade odometer case reminds me of cruising around in a Mini Cooper…preferably somewhere in the Mediterranean.

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Happy Thursday! I got home from Texas last night and though it’s been a fun few days, the rest of the week will be jam packed with trying to get back into the groove and meeting a couple deadlines. No better time to put together a quick post on a few random things I’ve bookmarked and been wanting to share…

BaubleBar and Nordstrom are doing an amazing collaboration together — have you seen this yet? It’s all the glitz and glam you’ve come to expect from BaubleBar, with lots of bright, happy colors that are perfect for spring (and of course, great prices). The earrings in this collection are especially lovely…now more than ever, I’m wishing I had pierced ears.

Twenty Five Bedford is a new-to-me start-up that offers a beautiful collection of simple, chic, and mix-and-matchable workwear pieces. I’m in love with the colors they’ve used in their first collection! While the prices aren’t dirt cheap, they’re definitely no more than a lot of other retail brands, and I love how compatible all the items are together. Plus, as they say, you spend 80% of your day in these clothes…might as well look great! I wanted to be sure and share this for all you gals who are on the lookout for good workwear. Were I working in a traditional office, I’d totally top off my Twenty Five Bedford look with this little Zara bag. The woven tote is perfect for warmer weather!

Next: in my last French class, I got introduced to Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae. His most recent album, Racine Carrée, has been on repeat around here. The mix of music is super diverse — dance beats, pop, afro-latin infused sounds — but whether you speak French or not, I think you’ll like it. Bonus points if you figure out which song is a critique of social media. Here’s a link to the album on Spotify (I hope I did that right — power users, correct me if not!).

Finally, two purely pretty things. I saw this Giorgio Armani liquid blush in a magazine and was super intrigued. Natural product? Oh, definitely not. But the packaging is really beautiful and fun, and I love the warm tones the blush comes in. It’s a beauty product that really is a total luxury. And, I bookmarked these sandals from Club Monaco. I love the mix of slate gray and minty green. They’ll put a spring in your step for sure!

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BaubleBar x Nordstrom Collaboration | 25 Bedford | Zara Woven Tote | Racine Carrée | Armani Maestro Blush | Club Monaco Sandals