Casual or Dressy - Black Skirt

Last week I added this great black mini skirt from J.Crew to my closet, I have been looking for the perfect black skirt to add to my wardrobe. And let me tell you all, this skirt is perfect! The moment I put it on I knew that it would become a quick closet staple. Ideal for both a casual weekend day or a more dressed up approach for work of a night out. Do tell, do you all have a similar go to black skirt?! 

Casual Look: J.Crew Structured Black Mini Skirt, The Great Bear Graphic Sweatshirt (similar t-shirt option), Zara Short Parka (similar budget friendly version), Superga Grey Classic Sneaker, Chloe Marcie Mini Shoulder Bag,

Dressy Look: J.Crew Structured Black Mini Skirt, Zara Flower Print Top,  IRO Doneka Cream Jacket, Warby Parker Preston Glasses, J.Crew White Elsie Pumps

 

M.Gemi - Made in Italy

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Finding a great pair of shoes for a reasonable price, that also fit well...well that sounds too good to be true, almost! The other day I came across a new company, M.Gemi, and knew I had to share it right away. All shoes are designed with care and then crafted by hand in Italy. While the quality of the shoes are supposed to match luxury designer brands, the cost is cut because M.Gemi is selling the shoes directly from their website and not through a middleman. A beautiful pair of leather heels for $200 instead of $500....count me in! While there is already a great collection of heels and flats, new designs will be released weekly. I cant wait to see what else they have in store..but for now I just need to decide what pair to order first, the Brava (FOUR) or the Fiesta (THREE). 

Brick, Ivy, & Boxwood

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Talk about the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon or to have your morning coffee!

How beautiful is this courtyard in the Hollywood Hills? I love how the landscape design works with the hill by having stepped levels. Boxwood is one of my favorite types of greenery to have in a garden, such a great idea to use potted boxwood lining the steps. The home and garden were designed by Mark D. Sikes, head over to his website to see how he decorated the interiors of the home. And in the meantime I will be adding these images to my 'dream home' folder...if only one day I could have a garden this beautiful! 

Shades of Blue - Beach Cover-Ups

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This week I am on spring break and home in Florida, the warm weather is a fabulous change to cold and grey days in Vermont. For the past few days I have been spending almost every day in a bathing suit and beach cover-up or a simple sundress. I spotted this J.Crew Indigo Dress a few weeks back and ordered it right away, so cute and perfect for days off the beach or just simply warmer weather! My new J.Crew dress has been added to my closet, which seems to always have a prominent collection of blue and white (my favorite color combo.) Find some more blue and white beach cover-ups that I am eyeing below:

Amy Stone's West Village Apartment

Amy Stone, do you want to move out of your beautiful apartment, and I can just move in?!

If you don't recognize the name Amy Stone (or @amystone) then you must not be on instagram or simply living under a rock. Amy works for Gap & GapKids and shares constant inspiration on her acclaimed instagram, @amystone. Amy's well edited and curated images are always a joy to see when they pop up on my feed. She is constantly reminding me of the perfect combination of navy and white or making me dream of a Nantucket getaway. 

Domino Magazine recently captured Amy in her West Village apartment. With only 450 square feet Amy has created a bright, welcoming and well edited space. From a lucite desk, old trunks and beautiful art Amy's home is just my style. The images display a home that has seems to have sense of calm and happiness.