i can't help but think of a chic granny in boca sporting these pieces (all at once; which is not my recommendation here!). in any event, i am prepping for summer vacations (or, just plain warmth) and have been gravitating toward geometric shapes, primary colors, and of course, boehmia details like fringe and beading but in a subtle, sensible manner.
DINING cafe medi, which has the most incredible tiled walls (pictured above) and banana pancakes.
WEARING i haven't taken these off since they arrived. i highly recommend!
in previous posts, i've shared before photos of my new apartment and also explained the process of painting a rental. let's get to the good stuff: furniture and decor. i'm beyond thrilled to announce my partnership with one kings lane where i'll be documenting my living room makeover inspiration, the entire design process with the incredible team at OKL's studio, and eventually the finished product, of course!
when it comes to interiors, i have an appreciation for a variety of styles, schools of thought, and moods. while i am a white-on-white-beach-home enthusiast and absolutely dig the mid century modern feel, i knew that the location (read: a decidedly classic manhattan neighborhood) and the season i was making choices in (read: fall & winter) would ultimately dictate the entire vision. my true design love is traditional spaces, rich fabrications combine with preppy sensibility, and modern yet bohemia moments married together, which is hopefully how the room will come together.
living & functionality elements that were important to me: ample seating & other entertaining necessities like a well-stocked bar cart. i am excited to host cocktail hours in the new space and even have room to hold an albeit cozy dinner party (this linen skirted number will act as my dining table, seating an intimate four).
i've always had quite the collection of skincare and beauty products. while i'm definitely a loyalist when it comes to tried-and-true miracle workers, i've recently replaced by past go-to items with new favorites. let's have a closer look.
lip color...usually a problematic topic for me because i can never keep my lips un-chapped and smooth enough to wear something on top. burt's bees never really worked for me but i love the coconut & pear scent and thus, have been using it non-stop! it's also the perfect base for NARS velvet matte lipstick pencil. my shades of choice are "get off" and "bolero" mixed together.
for skincare, these next two items were actually sephora samples that i became addicted to - the danger and magic of beauty trials. their names say it all: face polish and moisture sorbet. they promise smooth, soft, clear skin and they deliver! especially during these harsh winter months.
NARS soft matte concealer is my dream. it's coverage is major yet light and it blends flawlessly. i have a few shades depending on the season and area of my face (highlight vs. contour). this highlighter is also incredible and my last beauty step: it's organic and made with coconut oil, and pearlized so works with any skin tone. win!
any beauty favorites of yours i should be privy to? please share!
DINING de maria, camille becerra's new nolita restaurant (pictured above).
WEARING i confess to sporting these every morning.
PLANNING spring break trips to palm springs or somewhere warm with my sister.
DRINKING iced almond milk lavender lattes (it can be iced coffee whether if you want it to be hard enough).