Up until this past weekend, I haven’t ever thought about replenishing my swimsuit collection – at least not in the last few years. But now, I’m like which brand do I want to give all of my money to?! The reason why this thought has floated by me recently is because I’m headed to Palm Springs next month and I’ve sort of outgrown all of my older ones. There are so many great brands and lots of new and unique styles to choose from that it’s difficult to make a decision. Also, have swimsuits always been this expensive?! This was news to me.
I just purchased two new ones a couple of days ago, but I’m really impressed by this low-priced line that J. Crew just put out and now I’m reconsidering if I need a third swimsuit. Tops and bottoms will start around $22.50 while one-piece swimsuits will be in the $50 range (half of what I paid the other day for mine) Here are a few of my favorites:
Perfect millennial pink!
Whenever I’m at The Cheesecake Factory with any group, the classic “Brown Bread” is what everyone goes for first! It’s the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory and is topped with oats. For as long as I can remember, everyone has always wondered how they could get their hands on something like this and now, we can. Soon, you’ll be able to purchase this bread in three different forms, I might add, directly from your grocery stores. And if you’re more of an online shopper, it will be available for purchase there as well. I will eat this with everything.
The other day Kevin asked how wearing my adidas UltraBOOSTs have been going. Embarrassed, I admitted that I haven’t even worn them out of the house yet! Truthfully, San Francisco isn’t the cleanest city and yes, I don’t want them to get dirty, but I want them to remain in perfect condition! I think a part of the reason why I haven’t worn them out yet is because I didn’t do it immediately. After Christmas, I had to leave them behind in Seattle before I could return and pack them into my luggage the second time around.
I’m aiming to wear them next week because it would be silly to blog about all these sneakers and never get any use out of them. Nike just released their remix of the Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer in “Sail” and it’s the perfect shade of millennial pink if you’re looking for something a little bit more minimalist. The Flyknit that I own right now is easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes so I have no doubts that this one won’t win me over as well.
Find it here for $200CAD or $163 USD.
I’m a sucker for all things pastel and after seeing this – I need/want to have them all in every single color.
Just in time for the spring season, New Balance is launching their Classic 574 pastel pack and aren’t these just the most darling things you’ve ever seen? Coming in hot with five pastel options – pink, mint, off-white, blue, and purple, there’s something for everyone. These will be available starting February 1st at newbalance.com for $80 a pop!
Abbie Cotton Mini Dress – $98
I got an email that said “January preview,” but in my head I saw “Spring preview.” I’ve always loved Free People – maybe even aspired to be a “Free People” type of girl, but who are we kidding – sometimes, we’re just made for Aritzia. What I love about Free People clothing though is that consistently in all of their pieces, I have never ever felt constrained. Each piece hung onto me – oversized or not – and felt like it was draped over me both delicately and beautifully. The attention to detail in the lace, the stitching, every sequin was impeccable. I may not feel like I can pull off every piece from their collection, but they are the cool pieces that I want to have in my closet for those special whimsey moments. Here is just a little sneak peak of what’s to come next month:
Traveling Lace Sweater – $128
Vegan Tie Flats – $70
Do the Twist Sandal – $90
Kevin and I are an adidas fam now because we both gifted each other with a pair of adidas for Christmas. It’s true, I’m finally an UltraBOOST owner and I couldn’t be more excited. The only thing about them is that they’re so pretty I don’t even want to wear them. I love this new collab with Parley because of how winter themed it appears. The light blue mixed in with the black and white gives it this total icy look. Is it too soon to ask for another pair? Probably, yes, but the good news for me is that this probably won’t even be released until August 18th – just in time for me to snag my second pair.
Away Carry-On – $225
Instead of doing a normal “The Closet” post, we’re switching things up and calling it a gift guide. A lot of these things I’m going to want anyways, but why not make it more general for all of my readers? I’m also trying to post this early enough so that you can make it just in time to slide it underneath the Christmas tree for your loved ones. I promise you, there’s something for everyone. Why? Because I didn’t want to make a gift guide just for your best friend, your mom, your dad, or your sibling. It’s a catch all here.
Gramovox Floating Record Player – $550 (okay this may not come in time for Christmas)
It’s quite possibly the best sale I’ve heard of all year. For this weekend only, one of my favorite retailers, Oak + Fort, is hosting a buy one get one free sale on select items. And no, they aren’t just accessories and little things. They are GOOD items. I’m talking dresses and outerwear from their collection – you know, the type of things you need this winter season. The sale is happening in stores and online, but personally, I would visit the store to get a better look at the merchandise and to be able to have the ability to try things on. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be participating (it’s taking all of my willpower not to) only because I need to focus on xmas shopping right now for my own family!
You can check out some of what is being offered here.
This month, we are ALL about the cozy cozy. I’ve always been the kind of girl that loved being dressed up at all times. I didn’t understand the concept of sweats or the appeal to wearing pajamas to places even on elementary spirit days. No thanks, I’ll be putting on a dress and y’all can wear your fuzzy slippers. If I got close to anything considered loungewear, it would be leggings only. For the most part, this has carried over into my adult life, but I will admit that several times a week, I come home and immediately change out of my “work” clothes and into something a little less constricting. As much as I love my structured denim, there’s something about them that feels unnatural pairing them with my wool socks underneath my softest blanket. Also now that I’m living up in San Francisco, more than ever, I’m embracing layering and learning how to get really creative with my pairings.
Weekday Drapey Knit Coat –
$127 – $88.50