Friday, July 25, 2014

happy friday!

happy friday! there isn't much to say about this week. it's been pretty relaxing, and with the exception of a family party one afternoon this weekend, i'm looking to do much of the same over the next few days. whatever you're up to, i hope it's good!

someday i will travel abroad, and when i do this packing guide will come in handy.

i only bought one thing from the nordstrom anniversary sale, but it's a good one!

i really want to try to make my own beach spray. i've bookmarked a few but this one is looking pretty good.

this etsy shop is so gorgeous and absolutely amazing. give me all the dishes and vases!

give this oatmeal smoothie recipe a try--i really like it!

{instagram by color me caitie / shirt and skirt from j.crew}

Thursday, July 24, 2014

white nest market

i love discovering new online shops and boutiques. it's even better when they have great product photography and styling. it really convinces you to buy the product, you know? i don't need that adorable linen banner, but i'm sure i could eventually find a place for it if i had it! ;)

all products from white nest market: natural linen banner / linen coated trays / turkish bath towel

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

tink + tiger

when it comes to clothing, pajamas are something i completely overlook. my summer sleeping ensembles involve a heavy rotation of t-shirts that i've had since high school and boxer shorts. i think my reasoning for not caring is because, well, it's pajamas. it's what you wear to sleep and that's about it.

however, there is something about nicely-made pajamas that makes you feel good. tink + tiger makes timeless silk and cotton pajamas. their collection is inspired by coastal colors so it's right up my alley. their lookbook has inspired me to invest in a pair or two of nice pajamas (hey, maybe it'll be my driving force to clean out all of those t-shirt drawers...). i recently scored this sleepshirt and shorts from j.crew, and perhaps a pair of tink + tiger pajamas will be next!

{images via tink + tiger)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

wishlisted: nordstrom anniversary sale edition

ah, yes! the nordstrom anniversary sale. i decided to round up a few of my favorite accessories from the sale for this week's wish list. the nordstrom anniversary sale is a great time to start shopping for fall (*shudders* did i seriously just mention fall? i never want summer to end...). there are so many styles of boots and booties to choose from. last fall i bought a pair of h by hudson booties and they became a quick favorite of mine. nordstrom has them in a rich navy suede with leather buckles.

frends headphones have been at the top of my wish list for ages now. they are so gorgeous, but are never ever on sale. well, a handful of styles are on sale now! i love the gold layla headphones. they would make listening to music or working away on my laptop look so glamorous.

and a few other items worth mentioning:

the kiehl's creme de corps whipped body butter is a cult favorite. nordstrom is offering an exclusive lavender scent that probably smells heavenly.

there are tons of kate spade accessories included in the sale. these teardrop earrings are ideal for adding a touch of sparkle, and this crossbody bag is a classic and has enough room to store the essentials!

one: frends layla headphones / two: kate spade branton square teardrop studs / three: h by hudson encke booties / four: kiehl's creme de corps lavender whipped body butter / five: kate spade branton square crossbody bag

Friday, July 18, 2014

happy friday!

hello friday! you sure are a sight for sore eyes! this week just seemed to drag on. the weather was miserable for the most part, and i just felt stuck in the same routine each day. however, this weekend sure is looking glorious. the weather is looking up and i've been researching some recipes for homemade coconut mojitos (doesn't that sound amazing right about now?!) and fudgsicle pops. i'm sure if i have any success you will read about it on the blog next week ;)

have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out this week's links!

ariel gordon just launched an exclusive freshwater pearl collection with shopbop. i'm not too crazy about pearls, but i'm downright obsessed with this ring.

bri from design love fest shared her new business cards on her blog this week. they are so gorgeous and i love the colorful edges!

i'm not the biggest loft fan, but i love their loungewear line lou & grey. i got a pretty great deal on this romper earlier this week.

ever wonder what a day in the life of a new york city taxi driver is like? very interesting.

{instagram by color me caitie / top by j.crew factory, necklace by maya brenner}