currently. coveting. // summer. edition.

Happy summer solstice, friends. ☀️ All hail rooftop season, sunset strolls, popsicle weather, hammocks (I REPEAT, hammocks!), the list goes on. #lovesummerhateeverythingelse
 

To kick off my favorite time of the year, I'm sharing a few summer staples that are currently on my radar. Mostly out of my budget ATM, but these are all items that I'm confident that I could live in for the next three months.

Alyssa Coscarelli x Petite Studio Fuji Top in Ivory ($139): S'cute. Embrace Alyssa Coscarelli's retro-chic, city girl aesthetic with the perfect gauzy summer blouse — courtesy of the influencer's capsule collection for Petite Studio, no less. 

Alex Mill Silk Pajama Top ($158): I recently had the pleasure of swinging by Alex Mill's first brick-and-mortar storefront on Greene St., and this beauty caught my eye. The relaxed pajama-esque fit + femme floral print deserve top style marks in my book.

Emily Warden Designs Opal Heart Pendant ($118): This hauntingly beautiful opal heart pendant 100% calls for a sweetheart neckline.


Sandy Liang Tetra Dress ($425): Give this puffy sleeve Sandy Liang dress a twirl with Doc Martens for a stint downtown. 

Clare V. Fannypack in Tennis Balls Print ($299): Allow this hands-free tennis ball-printed fanny pack to accompany you from mini golf with pals to an outdoor concert. 

Sézane Valou Dress ($180): It's 24/7 frocks like this one from Sézane (ahem, peep the scalloped sleeves) that define daytime dressing to a T. 

See by Chloé Embroidered Laser-Cut Suede and Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals ($255): If you find yourself saying “no way, José” to the season's "ugly" high-fashion Tevas, then behold — See By Chloé espadrilles to the rescue.

Vintage 1910's Camisole ($72): Drooling over this vintage blouse. Any takers?

Vintage 1960's Garden Party Dress ($88): Go ahead and RSVP "yes" to that rooftop soiree… 😉

What are you coveting for summer? Is there a specific trend you're looking to test-drive? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

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who's that girl // no.1


Paging Alyssa Coscarelli, paging Alyssa Coscarelli... 

Who's that girl? She fancies coffee shops in NoLIta + gallery hops on the LES. She's a burgeoning fashionista who favors emerging designers (hey, Sandy Liang, hey) and absurdly cool under-the-radar labels. She's influencing, but not necessarily an influencer. 

K, cool, now that we've got that straight… behold, ze dress of summer (this puff-sleeve number may be a close second in my book) courtesy of Sandy Liang. All hail "Chinatown grandmas" everywhere. I'd RSVP "a million times 'yes'!" to the white daisy print and easy-breezy silo — best accompanied by '90s-inspired jellies or designer Teva-like sandals for a normcore vibe come the weekend. Bring forth a hit of sweet nostalgia with one of The Last Line's layerable BFF pendant necklaces. Angular pink glitter frames over teeny-tiny Matrix frames any day, please. Finishing touches include a minty fresh manicure and a vegetable-tanned leather daypack that successfully marries form and function. For the savvy adventurer, may I recommend a LOST iN travel guide? Vienna waits for you.

Shop the lewk (clockwise): Sandy Liang Picasso Floral-print Georgette Dress, Carla Colour Modan Pink Glitter Sunglasses, LOST iN Vienna, Sundays No. 34 Nail Polish, Matine Capucine Daypack in Honey, The Last Line Diamond Best FriendHeart and Flower Pendant Set, Alexa Chung Crystal Wreath Reilly Transparent Juju Shoes 

What's your dream summertime uniform? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,
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< peak summer vibes >


 

H to the ello… I'm back. Without being overly chatty, I've missed this little corner of the internet. From the onset, I've always had a "no pressure" approach to blogging. It's supposed to be fun after all. A side hustle that triggers creativity and allows me to share my latest fashion obsessions, outfits, and travels. 

I honestly couldn't have picked a more opportune time to mark my return to blogging. I low-key LIVE (insert praise hands emoji) for the summer months — especially the month of May. Just yesterday, I arrived at the conclusion that a blissful 62 degrees + ☀️ is the quintessential weather situation. Not too cold, not too balmy, but just right. Even though it's technically still spring, I can't help but reach for all my favorite summertime frocks, sandals, and straw bags (eep!).

During a recent excursion to Washington, DC's District Wharf, I stumbled upon a mural that just screamed 'gram me. I also discovered Blue Bottle Coffee (my new fave) and ventured to the top of 12 Stories for rooftop views — accompanied by $8 fries, no less (paying for the view, y'all!). Milk Bar fans? There's one too, in addition to a Dolcezza Gelato and District Doughnut.



The outfit: Let's talk about THIS dress. It's Free People… a little bit more boho than my taste, but it's become a summertime staple (peep the sky blue embroidered details). Equal parts easy-breezy and effortless, it's the type of dress that you can toss on and feel like a million bucks. I accessorized with a millennial pink straw circle tote from Clare Vivier (similar) and strappy coral sandals.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Fun travel plans?! Is there a fashion trend that's piqued your interest? Let me know in the comments below!


xo,

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