Hello Weekend!

It's Friday. And it almost feels like spring! It finally hit 50 degrees in Philly this week, meaning windows were wide open, a mini evening picnic in Rittenhouse Square was necessary, and popping around town with only a light jacket on was comfortable. It's been such a nice break from February's freezing cold and I can already feel the winter blues fading away. I'm hoping to take advantage and spend a little extra time outside this weekend relaxing sipping some coffee and reading in the sunshine. Doesn't it sound perfect?

a few fun links for your weekend perusal ...

 

+ Found: the perfect winter-to-spring weekend outfit (above). Shop the look:

Sunnies  /  Shirt Necklace  /  Jeans  /  Tote  /  Pumps 

+ 25 apps to make your life easier. I'm generally an app minimalist (gmail / Instagram / VSCO & Evernote are my faves), but I found a few great new ones on the list that I can't wait to test out!

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+ I could picture myself moving right into this cozy & stylish LA flat.

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+ Spring Trend: 70s style (think updated bohemian & lots of fringe).

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+ The $6 miracle rose face mask. I've been using it every other week and my skin has felt so bright and refreshed, even when I go makeup free! The pearl mask is also great if you're going for that dewy, fresh faced look.

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+ How to look like a J.Crew model.

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+ The popular palm leaf watercolor print is now available as a folded card!

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Whatever your plans, I hope you have a relaxing, sunny weekend! xo

 

 

Wednesday Inspiration: These Foreign Lands

Discovering Lucy Laucht's new website, These Foreign Lands, was the absolute best and brightest way to kick off this freezing cold month. Lucy is one of my favorite Instagrammers and These Foreign Lands is her new photo journal website documenting her travels across the world. Categorized by city (and sometimes occasion), it lists her favorite places to see, eat, drink, sleep (and coming soon: what to pack!) for many of the locations.

In her own words:

"These Foreign Lands is a home for my photographs, travel recommendations and stories of offbeat locales. It is a tale of learning to cherish the intangible and lead a richer life through the discovery of hidden gems, beautiful places and new faces."

Pretty inspiring, right? For someone with a permanent case of wanderlust this website is perfection. Wait until you see her photos – if these sunny images aren't enough to get you through the next few weeks of winter, then I don't know what will.

Tulum & Valladolid, Mexico

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Palm Springs, USA

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Sacred Valley, Peru

montauk, usa

Big Sur, USA

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Be sure to head over to These Foreign Lands for off the beaten path guides and plenty more gorgeous photos! 

All photos by Lucy Laucht via These Foreign Lands

Introducing Les Bijoux by The Atelier!

I am so excited to be able to finally annouce the launch of my jewelry collection! I dreamt up the designs one night a few months ago and I've been working ever since to perfect the details and make it a reality. So without further ado, I present Les Bijoux by The Atelier ... 

Les Bijoux features three necklaces (Vera, Gemma & Stella) that play with the balance of simplicity, femininity and strength through clean lines, strong but simple silhouettes and hand-stamped details. I was inspired by the modern heroine – the empowered woman who creates the life she wants to live – to create timeless, meaningful, powerful, and wearable designs that she can wear every day. Each necklace is made of gold or rose gold filled sterling silver. I've been rocking the designs around town myself, and can't wait to hear what you think!

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Which necklace is your favorite?

The Best Bucket Bags

Mansur Gavriel, creator of my dream bag, has started a major handbag revolution. I've been coveting one for a little over a year now, but it seems bucket bags are all the rage this season, with everyone from Tory Burch to J.Crew putting their own spin on the trend. Personally, I like mine simple and minimal, and black, with little bit of structure (tassel pulls a bonus). In case you're in the market too, I've rounded up gorgeous bags at every price point so you can choose whether you want to save or splurge!

P.S. We hit a few road bumps (I blame Mercury Retrograde) and weren't able to launch my project last week, but be sure to check back on Monday for it's official debut!!! I am so excited and hope you'll love what I've been working on!

 

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