May 24, 2015

Sunday Link Round Up

Can you believe it's almost June?! The year is just flying by. I'm going to try my darnest to keep up with the Sunday Links but I have so much on my plate these coming weeks that it's overflowing (Lilly Sale, baby's birthdays, concerts, parties, Hon Fest, and before I know it my trip to Cali!). Here's a couple things to save for reading on Memorial Day. x

Saint Laurent is one of my favorite fashion houses so I definitely enjoyed reading this article about visiting his studio

Always dreaming of traveling. I like this little guide on where are the best places to go depending on the month. 

I'm trying really hard to de-clutter my room. This DIY for cute geometric vanity trays have been added to my to do list - once I clean house that is.  

Wes Anderson fans! Let's take a pilgrimage to Bar Luce a cafe completely designed by the director. So dreamy.

Some to make you laugh, and maybe cry - a cute little video by Disney.

FINALLY someone not on the contouring train, thank you Bobbi Brown!

(Photo from: Woodennest)

May 22, 2015

Eddie Borgo for Target

Not to be outdone by H&M, Target just announced their most recent collaboration, jewelry designer Eddie Borgo! While not a household name (well for the fashion obsessed) like Target collabs of the past (Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler) I love that Target is taking on up and coming designers like last year's Altuzarra collection. 

Borgo, known for geometric shapes and sculptural symbols has created a completely customizable collection which includes bags, backpacks, necklaces, earrings, along with various bits and bobbles to make your own design. Here's a little sampling of what's to offer:

Prices range from $7.99 to $49.99 and hit stores on July 12th. Will you be scooping up something from this collection? I've got my eye on that bucket bag! xx

(Logo Photo from: A Bullseye View // Eddie Borgo photo from: Love Gold // Product photos from: Vogue)

May 21, 2015

City of Angels

I'm incredibly excited to share that I'm going to Los Angeles! I've never been to the West Coast (aside from a trip to Vegas when I was 12 but to me that doesn't count) so I'm still slightly in disbelief that I made the plunge and booked tickets. Luckily I'm able to see LA from the eyes of a local thanks to my friend Dee living there but naturally there are a few rather touristy things I am keen on seeing.


The Pie Hole - This pie shop has been on my to see list for years now. Because 1. I love pie and 2. It shares a name with the pie shop in one of my favorite shows of all time, Pushing Daisies.
The Grove - I'm sure ultra tourist-y but how can you not see The Grove!
LACMA - I adore museums and art, LACMA look so amazing especially with their outdoor art installations.
The Last Bookstore - The coolest bookstore in the world, have you seen the inside?!

- I haven't thrift shopped in a while and I sure do miss it. Hoping to score some gems at this place - though my friend said it looks very hipster haha.
In & Out Burger - Honestly, what trip to the west coast is complete with out indulging in a burger from In & Out? My friend already said she's documenting my reaction.
Hollywood Sign - How can you go to CA and not see the Hollywood sign?! One of the most famous signs in the world, if not the most famous.
Getty Villa - The Getty Villa looks gorgeous from the gardens to the architecture, swoon.

Bradbury Building
- Like The Pie Hole the main reason I want to see this is that it was used a the set for Ned & Chuck's apartment complex in Pushing Daises! Also how gorgeous is that architecture?
 Amoeba Music - I'd be content with going to any record store but Amoeba Music is massive! So that would be really exciting to see in person.
No Vacancy - I'm all about cool looking bars, I've sort of made it my goal in Baltimore to visit them all. I love the speakeasy style of this one.
Beaches - Lastly, what's a trip to Cali without a trip to the beaches?!

 After booking a room at the awesome Ace Hotel (see above) in Palm Springs I discovered through my friend that Palm Springs is where Californians go to relax. So essentially I will be taking a vacation, while on vacation! Aside from lounging at the pool and seeing the desert (another first) there are a few things I'd like to see.

Salvation Mountain - Regardless of your religious affiliation you have to admire how beautiful Salvation Mountain is.
Kings Highway - I've read some pretty good things about this little restaurant. I especially love the looks of it!
Moorten Botanical Garden - I love botanical gardens, this one full of cacti looks so dreamy.
 Villagefest - Lastly we completely lucked out that the day we happened to book the hotel room I found that they have a festival every Thursday!

Whew! Such a long post! I'm sure that a lot will be added to this list as the days go on, and I don't even know how I'll be able to fit everything in, in 5 days but I'm very excited! Any recommendations you want to throw my way would be wonderful. xx

May 19, 2015

Mother of Dragons(Fruit)

Dragonfruits are the coolest looking fruits aren't they? Couldn't resist having a few snaps with them and of course making a cheeky pun. Happy Tuesday! x

May 18, 2015

Balmain for H&M

In case you are living under a rock and missed it, last night at the Billboard Music Awards it was announced that the next H&M collab would be with... *drumroll* BALMAIN.  Olivier Rousteing made the announcement with Kendall Jenner & Jourdan Dunn both wearing pieces from the upcoming collection. 

If these two outfits are any indication of what the rest of collection will look like, it's going to be phenomenal. Personally, I'm obsessed with Kendall's look. That velvet & beaded mini dress is gorgeous. This is a massive collab as Balmain isn't exactly affordable - making Alexander Wang look more so in comparison! So giving mini fashionistas a chance to be a part of the Balmain Army without breaking the bank is incredible. And like Alexander Wang's collection it will have womens and menswear.

*EDIT*: Check out this great interview done with Style & Olivier regarding the collab.

Are you excited for when this collaboration drops on Nov 5th?!

(Photos from: Refinery 29)

May 16, 2015

May Wishlist

I'm officially in full summer dreaming mode. This month's wishlist is things I've been eying to use in an hopefully upcoming trip to the beach. I am in some serious need of sun, sand, waves and a cheeky drink. I'm loving the palm tree dangle on that stunning Sophie Hulme bag (inspired by cocktail stirrers). Speaking of cocktails that pick champagne bottle is perfect. Must add that Island Style book to my collection. And that swimsuit cover up dress is so dreamy. xx

May 15, 2015

You Get Me Freaked, Freaked, Freaked On Preakness

These photos aren't from the Preakness, but in honor of the Preakness (which is tomorrow in my hometown of Baltimore) I thought I'd share some wonderful photos from the Kentucky Derby. When you're not "a girl that likes to drink with horses", the one thing you can definitely get on board with is watching all the gals in their fantastic hats and race day bests. The dresses, the drinks, the dapper fellas! It's a treat for all the southern girls at heart.

*Did you like my use of Animal Collective lyrics?*

(Photos by: Landon Nordeman on W Magazine)