ideal in ivory

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these photographs are from the 4th of july on nantucket, which was hands down the best trip of the summer thus far...due to picture perfect weather, a bit of an extended stay (meaning longer than a 2 day weekend trek), and great friends, mackenzie & ali, of course. and to be fully honest, a chance to wear all of our new summer buys.

i love solid & striped swimsuits as a brand, but their classic one piece had never quite fit my body. however, i ordered the chelsea style in ivory (slightly ribbed with adjustable straps) right before the holiday and it's now my #1 favorite bathing suit, ever. i'm sure it's not for everyone cut-wise, but if you are more flat chested with a shorter torso and longer legs, it might just work!

i also ordered these (now sold out) tortoise cat-eye sunglasses which i'm enamored with.

photographed on nantucket, ma

GET THE LOOK:

east hampton, new york

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it certainly has been a while – more on that later – but what better time to come out of hibernation than high summer? i have so many photos from june, july, and august that i'm excited to publish here...and while i love traveling to new and different locales from time to time, i simply cannot pass up the opportunity to spend every free moment i have on nantucket & in east hampton during the east cost summer months. this season will be particularly special as it concludes with my bestie mackenzie's wedding over labor day weekend, where i'll be a bridesmaid along with some of my absolute favorite people in the world on our favorite island ever. stay tuned! 

swimsuit (on sale) | denim shorts | sunglasses | hat | towel 

photographed in east hampton, new york

RETIREMENT CHIC

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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. 

APT. | Moodboard

this is the fourth installment of APT., a detailed account of my manhattan pre-pre-war apartment revamp. read the entire series here!

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!

palette will include: french stripe, rattan and woven wood elements, blue china, and navy velvet

palette will include: french stripe, rattan and woven wood elements, blue china, and navy velvet

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.

well-collected and layered were at the top of my aesthetic wish-list for the space

well-collected and layered were at the top of my aesthetic wish-list for the space

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). 

portraits & oil  paintings  will be a key art element

portraits & oil paintings will be a key art element

thank you to one kings lane for partnering on my living room makeover! stay tuned for more.

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