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style thoughts | date night

ladies, when was the last time you got dolled up to go on a proper date?

i’m generally pretty low-key about dates. especially in the early stages of a relationship, i’m happy to get to know someone in a more casual atmosphere (over coffee, at a concert, while wandering an art gallery). however, i absolutely love to get dressed up for fancier outings.  and on those rare evenings, my go-to look is a simple black dress, heels, and a pop of red lipstick.

date night

weekend inspiration

good morning friends! do you have any big plans for the weekend? easter has long been one of my favorite holidays and i’m looking forward to celebrating tomorrow. i hope you all celebrate something this weekend – be it a holiday or simply the arrival of spring. see you monday. xx


this simple yet colorful and chic ensemble is perfect for easter sunday.


pitcher strawberry margaritas would be a refreshing spring cocktail to share with friends.

speaking of strawberry, this layered mousse cake would make for an elegant easter dessert.

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love these brightly decorated easter eggs.


light cardigan + ruffled top + skirt + pastels = spring.

weekend inspiration

happy weekend friends!  it’s hard to believe that it’s already friday.  my plans are pretty low-key since i was out of town, mostly involving spring cleaning and sunday brunch with friends.  does anyone else feel like they need a day to catch up after a vacation?


while we ride out the end of the cold weather, i’m using fresh tulips to keep a spring feel in my apartment


i’m not usually keen on mixing prints but this stripes and dots combo looks comfy and effortlessly chic.


this bbq chicken pizza recipe looks like a delicious way to spend a cozy night in.


loving this glamorous workspace.


oh, what i wouldn’t do for a well-organized walk-in closet.


feathered skirt? yes please.


exposed brick, great natural light, and a chandelier. the room looks elegant but still feels livable.

have a great weekend all!

style thoughts | closet essentials

ever since i graduated college, i’ve been phasing out the trendier pieces in my wardrobe and trying to collect more classic pieces. (this has been especially critical since moving into a studio apartment with limited closet space). that’s not to say i don’t get swept up in some of the fads (i have a penchant for flamenco ruffled skirts) but it’s always nice to have versatile pieces that i know will last me several years. this week, i thought i’d share some of my wardrobe essentials.

closet essentials

clockwise:
– a tailored blazer
– a khaki trench
– dark over-sized sunglasses
– pearl studs
– a black dress that can go from an office look with a blazer to date night with a statement necklace
– sturdy, classic black pumps that can be worn to work or out on the town
– patterned scarves
– a longchamp tote (really any black tote, but i’ve been living out of my longchamp lately)
– a flattering pair of skinny jeans
– a striped tunic