outfit // the printed pant

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These shoes again indeed! This summer I’ve been making a concerted effort to to buy less (save more!) and when I do purchase make sure the pieces are versatile and able to be worn again and again. It’s also been forcing me to explore my closet more and pull out old favorites like these Zara printed pants which, bought 2 years ago, are still on trend because printed pants have continued to pop up everywhere. Shop more below.

Having traveled abroad this year I was reminded of why I work so hard. The trip was such a treat and I saved for it which made savoring it all the more special. It also made me realize that while I love to shop, I love to travel more and I love the memories I get from trips far more than I love new things in my closet. Silly that I needed to take a trip to realize/remember that, I know…but anything that reminds me the importance of saving is an A+ in my book. I’ve never been the best with finances but recent life lessons have showcased the importance of having money tucked away – in case of emergency – and – for a rainy day or worthwhile experience.

Outfit: Joie Alicia tank, Zara pants (old, last seen here), Madewell shoes, Coach bag, Levi’s jacket, Karen Walker sunglasses


[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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Wednesday Wish List

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Happy Wednesday! So many good sales going on right now and I am 100% in need of these Schutz shoes. I am continuing to love ankle strap sandals (just bought these!) and if you haven’t already- be sure to check out the deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and J.Crew’s additional 40% off sale!

ASOS T-Printed Shirt Dress // Steven Lace Up Sandals // Michael Kors Darci Watch (on sale!) // JOA Flower Lace Dress

Katie Rowland Ring

Inge Christopher Clutch // Tibi Racerback Camisole // Clare Vivier Spotted Clutch

Schutz Sandals // Gorjana Stud Earrings // Coach Legacy Duffle (on sale!)

 

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travel diary // paris part III

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While in Paris Chloe Johnston was gracious enough to set us up with a 2 hour shopping tour of the Marais. It was wonderful to have a guide that led us to some favorite spots of locals vs. going to those stores we have available in the States. It didn’t hurt that it was also sale season! In addition to favorites of mine like Maje, Sandro and COS, Chloe’s expertise led us to some gems of stores that I could have wandered in for ages. Many thanks to Chloe for the experience and if you’re heading to Paris anytime soon, I highly recommend you look into Chloe’s Paris tours.

Stores to not miss:

  • Les Petites (great dresses, leather and wear-everyday blouses)
  • Merci (clothing, accessories and wonderful home goods)
  • Mellow Yellow (highly affordable shoes)
  • Hello, I Love You Can You Tell Me Your Name (loads of cheeky t-shirts to browse)
  • Bash (beautifully feminine pieces)
  • Bimba & Lola (dresses with great prints and plenty of lovely accessories)

See my Paris travel diaries Part I and Part II.

[Photographs by moi]

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