April 16, 2018

Luxe Gifts for Mother's Day

Photo credit:  Town and Country Magazine 

I can't believe Mother's Day is just around the corner and that we're already into the second quarter of the year.  Time flies by; I still feel like I've just celebrated my first Mother's Day not too long ago.  I'd be more than happy to just receive a bouquet of peonies from my husband but I wouldn't mind if he threw in a few of these items below, some of which happen to be on sale...

Balmain Structured jacket in grey but I'd be happy to have any color
Fabulous long wrap coat by Ted Baker that I've had my eye on - on sale now at Bloomingdales!
Pink cotton pajamas by J. Crew for post-baby delivery and at-home snuggles with our newborn for the coming months...
Suede forest green Clarita heels by Alexandre Birman - also on sale!  
Candles by Cire Trudon
Personalized Goyard St. Louis tote (I have the Artois, but would love the St. Louis as a diaper and/or beach bag)
A gorgeous Marissa Webb lace peplum blouse (to go with the Clarita heels)
Tom Ford cat eye sunnies

April 7, 2018

Summer Staples

I came back from a delicious trip to Maui not too long ago, and with the Bay Area being slammed with the atmospheric river (we do need the rain), I'm longing for a trip to the Bahamas with pink sand between my toes.  It won't likely happen until after our deck renovation is finished sometime this year or next, and most definitely not until our second child is born, but I can't wait to get these summer items in my closet or at least something similar to wear with my cut-off denim shorts.

W118 by Walter Baker pink striped poplin blouse and Sophia Webster ankle-wrap espadrilles
Espadrille flats by AERIN and an embroidered cotton-voile blouse by Antik Batik

So in love with this printed bathing suit by Mara Hoffman

February 25, 2018

Styles for a Tropical Getaway

The cold chilly weather has me dreaming of a warm tropical beach right about now, especially since I've been stuck at home battling this cold.  I was casually browsing Shopbop's fashion finds under $200 and was pleasantly surprised to find some items that I would happily stuff in my luggage.  And if you love the scallop bikinis by Marysia Swim, I found similar styles from Target of all places!

Moon River Dust Dress with bow details - only $88
Kayu Mini Pinata Tote - $125
W118 by Walter Baker Striped poplin top - I actually found this one at The Outnet - $74
Kaanas Recife Bow Sandals - $139

And if you want to really splurge...
Aquazurra Love Tasseled Espadrilles - love, love, love

Put a Bow on It

I can never say no to a bow, no matter what age I'm in.  I'm always inspired by my favorite style icons such as Lauren Santo Domingo (above) to Dasha Zhukova who can pull of these girly touches without seeming too dainty.  

Rebecca Vallance poplin mini dress - under $200 at The Outnet
Leal Deccarett Cuba Bow Strap Dress - puts me in major vacation mode!
Alexandre Birman Clarita suede sandals - on my wish list, still...

February 24, 2018

Pretty Pastels for Easter

Whether it's for Sunday mass or a formal lunch at Grandmother's, these pastel dresses and accessories are perfect for Easter - feminine, pretty, yet chic.   And what's great is that they can also be worn for the upcoming wedding season.  

Pastel pink lace mini dress by Dolce & Gabbana - a lower-priced version by Eliza J Bell
Caroline Constas ruffled striped dress
Mini bucket bag in coral by Mansur Gavriel
Maxi dress by Nicholas 
Ted Baker knotted bow clutch - a steal at $109.00
Ferragamo Varina flats - still wanting to own my first pair
Needle & Thread embellished tiered dress

February 8, 2018

Vacation Mode

I'm counting down the days until I can get away to the Hawaiian Islands, but while I wait, I found some beach wear and accessories that I'm lusting after...

Loeffler Randall pom pom straw tote
Jack Rogers - Valentine's Day Jacks.  I also have the Hollis in geranium/gold, which I love!

CJ Laing Tarahumara Top - I seriously want everything from this shop!

Marysia Swim Antibes scallop-edged swimsuit - If only I weren't pregnant, I'd snatch this one up in a second.  And it's on sale!
Cuyana Panama Hat with a lovely bow.  J. Crew also has a Panama Hat that I wore religiously during last year's crazy heatwaves in SF.

CJ Laing Havana Earrings are fun and festive.  I also love the other colors they offer of this style.

February 5, 2018

Gifts for your Valentine

 A few things I wouldn't mind getting for Valentine's Day...

Pink, satin pajamas from Victoria's Secret.

Chocolates from Recciuti Confections - Their Black Box has been voted New York Times' best box chocolate three years in a row, and if you live in San Francisco, they have a store inside the Ferry Building.

Gucci tweed jacket - If you follow my blog, you'd know by now how obsessed I am with bows!

The Artiste Collection in Pink by Steamline Luggage, although any color would do for me.  The Anthropologist Orange doesn't look bad either.  

Le Creuset dutch oven in this gorgeous Oyster color.