Where You Wear…

I am always planning a trip in my head.  And when I saw these dresses from Stella McCartney Spring 2010, I thought, let’s go somewhere.

Like a treehouse in Kenya.  We’ll watch for elephants and lions and zebras and maybe a monkey.

And this dress needs a breezy beach, with whitewashed walls and soft pillows for lounging.  This is a rooftop in Mexico.  After spending the day at the beach, we’ll come here.  We’ll drink good tequila on ice with fresh-squeezed lime and eat fish tacos and guacamole.

Stella McCartney pictures from style.com

Location pictures from luxist.com

Want to buy those dresses?  Visit stellamccartney.com.

Safari?  Read this.

Mexico?  How about Tulum?


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Strong Chicks

We’ve come a long way.  And yet it still rings true.

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Desires and Needs: Shoes

Lanvin Spring 2010

I dream of this beautiful Lanvin shoe.  It’s so pretty, and the textures and details make it feel so bohemian.  But I just can’t afford it.   $1,320 at Barney’s

So I thought about what I love about it.  Do I want a more bohemian heel?  Something textured and leather?  What about this Elizabeth and James shoe? $425 at Shopbop

Elizabeth and James Spring 2010

Still, I run around the city all day.  What I want (bohemian, textured, interesting, but polished) could marry what I need (a comfortable flat sandal that I can walk blocks in) in this shoe from Nine West, which is only $130:

Nine West Spring 2010

Dilemma solved!

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Diptyque Candles


These are some of the most beautiful candles in the world.  I love the clean white and black design, just slightly antique in feeling.  My favorite scents are baies (black currant and rose), figuire (fig), and Cypres (wood, musk).  But really, every scent is special, and I like to gift these to really special people.  $60 at bigelowchemists.com

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French Carafe and Six Glasses

french_carafe_picardi_roseuThis carafe, with six adorable picardy glasses, is perfect for serving wine alfresco. $46 at aplusrstore.com

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Ikat Rug


This 5×7 cotton rug from Urban Oufitters is on sale for $20, online right now.

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Saipua Soaps

saipua soaps

Beautifully-packaged olive oil soaps from a family business based out of the Hudson Valley and Brookyn, NY.  I think they would be the perfect little gift if you’re staying in someone’s home for the weekend.  $8 at thisisaauto.com

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