School runs require comf shoes – especially when there is more than one school for which to run. Next year I will have three different stops. True. Searching for a chic flat isn’t a hard task for many but since I gravitate more toward heels and sandals, a great-looking slipper is a super score. I’m scooping up these Del Toro loafers (they’ll arrive in March) for the Spring time zippity-doos.
Crystals are so ’90s but not when they’re lodged in a bullet. Unearthen’s sprouting styles house everything from phantom quartz to ruby and are small enough to sport on the daily. I’m far from New Age-y but there is something very grounding about wearing a semi-precious stone around your neck. My daughter spied these online as I was scrolling through my daily sites – she thinks they look like lipstick. And lipstick they are not, but might they give you the same sense of completion?
Happy Labor Day! About once a year I post a runway shot and in this case, it’s from Stella McCartney’s Resort presentation. It’s about 97 degrees in LA – sweltering – and it’ll stay like this for another month or so. I’m sick of my army green cut-offs and I find everything for Fall kind of illin’ so I’m anxiously awaiting for November when the gorgeous Resort collections arrive. When people ask me if I’d ever go back into retail, my answer is a resounding, Oh hell no. But with that said, I appreciate design across all categories more than ever: an edgy pearl ring, a fur covered chair, a beautiful indie mag – and yes, this decked out dress – are all creations that I find inspiring for Fall. And when I say Fall, I mean, the next two months of summer.
We just booked a trip with another family to Los Poblanos, an organic farm in New Mexico. It sounds too good to be true: roaming peacocks, swaying lavender and minimal chic farm houses. There’s balsamic tasting and a balloon festival to boot. And even if the reality doesn’t match the fantasy, I can still live the dream in a Little Doe silk floral halo. Teamed with a maxi dress and Frye boots, it’s the perfect look for attending a “Field Sketching Academy.” Nope, I couldn’t make this up if I tried. I’ll report back in late October.
Girl time is a valuable (and rare) thing when you have kids. Some friends and I made it a point to see Before Midnight together, as it’s not exactly a film for which you’d hire the babysitter. The “Before” trilogy is exactly the type of dialogue I crave in my life: it’s raw, honest, quirky, uncontrived and funny. And of course I couldn’t see the series’ third installment with anyone other than women who were in my life when the first two films were released. So we went, we saw. The verdict: even the truest of love has its ups and downs when there are children in the picture. And girlfriends all around would agree. Below, the Maison Michel IPad case, a very femme accessory I am coveting at the moment. While totally glittery and pink, it doubles as some seriously protective shit.
Apparently my mother didn’t think it was very funny that I posted that I turned 34. I’m 37! And let me be clear: I’m damn proud of it. To celebrate, Macaroon will be on vacation for the next ten days. Ciao!
As a mom, it’s important to have non-mom friends who keep you in check. When I thought I wanted star and heart wrist tattoos (a sweet sentiment between Gemma and I,) my friend Irene kyboshed it. Her exact words were, “do not get a star and heart tattoo, are you serious?” Honesty appreciated. And then I asked my friend Aimee if, as a mom of three, I could pull off a five finger ring and she said that I am still “badass enough” to wear it. It’s being shipped. Here, from Eddie Borgo, my non-mom-approved purchase and yes, I plan to channel 50 Cent while I wear it.
Never one to shop for specifics (like, I need new black boots!) over the years I’ve just bought what I’ve coveted and have consequently amassed a closet of really random but special shit. Since I now have three daughters, jewelry purchases (and by purchases, I mean gifts) have taken on a whole new meaning. I can imagine that someday the girls might duke it out for this Finn Pink Ruby Love Knot Ring (a dainty but cool everyday piece that’s been on my list for years) as it’s pretty timeless while managing to still have some edge. Rocks, paper, scissors…Whatever, it’s a fight I won’t have to mediate.
The IPad is the last sacred piece of electronics in my house (small paws are not allowed to touch) and so the opportunity for a suped-up case is one that’s real. This Lily Kwong pony hair style is just my taste: kind of impractical and not-that-necessary. But also chic and stunning. And if you think of it as a clutch – which this can totally pass for – it makes sense in every way. And I would never let my kids manhandle my clutch, so…
On a whim I agreed to watch Licorice, the class bunny, for the next two and a half weeks. One of the teachers described him as “randy” – meaning, he humps everything he sees and bites everything he can’t successfully hump. “Keep him away from the baby,” I was warned. You’d think he was a Rottweiler. This gorgeous pearl “teeth” ring from Thakoon is empowering me to face my fears and care for that effing bunny – if it’s the last thing I do. I don’t know, it might be.