October 7, 2015
You know, it wasn’t that long ago that I was whining about not being ready for fall. Although it’s my very favourite season, this summer was a great one and I wasn’t quite ready to let it go. But now that the weather has cooled down significantly, my sweaters have been unearthed from storage, and our fireplace has been roaring almost constantly, all of the warm and fuzzy fall feels have come rushing back. And with that, I’ve naturally been gravitating towards soft knits, rustic colours, and other beautiful things for both my home and closet. Following are a few goodies for fall that I’ve set my sights on.
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September 2, 2015
A little over a week ago, a couple of girlfriends and I headed to the mall on the hunt for some bridesmaids dresses for our friend’s wedding in Mexico next May. Amidst the layers of silk and tulle, I couldn’t help but notice that each and every store was decked to the nines in fall garb. Now, I’m still over here embracing the last sliver of summer while I’m still able, but I must admit that the borderline floor-length cozy knits and ankle booties reminded me just why I love the upcoming season so much. All at once, I was flooded with visions of crisp cottage weekends, movie nights wrapped up in blankets, and hot mugs of tea as the sun begins to rise. And just like that, I’m almost ready for fall. Following are a few transitional pieces I have my eyes on this month, for both my home AND closet.
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August 10, 2015
I’m back from a blissful week spent lakeside at the cottage, and while it seems most bloggers have begun to set their sights on all things fall, I’m still over here soaking in the last few weeks of summer. Following are a few summer essentials I’ve set my sights on.
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Harlow Body Butter: Urban Outfitters | White Romper: Revolve | Deborah Lipman Nude Nailpolish: Beauty.com | Blush Clutch: Gigi New York | Black Chloe Clutch: Nordstrom | Black Slip on Sandal: Net-a-Porter | Mac Lipstick: Nordstrom | Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume: Nordstrom | Essie Nailpolish: Nordstrom | Black Tote: Matchesfashion | Ripped Grey Tank: Romwe | Jouer Highlighter: Nordstrom | Mara Hoffman Palm Print Bikini: Shopbop | Pointed Flat: Nordstrom | Dior Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Art: Serena & Lily
July 8, 2015
Per usual, just a handful of pretty things I have tucked away in shopping carts in and around the interwebs! And while that white cutout dress is killing me in every sense of the word, at $2,500 I think I’ll continue to oogle it from afar.
1. Cutout Dress: David Koma | 2. Turkish Towel: J.Crew| 3. Copper Earphones: Shopbop | 4. Sunglasses: Nasty Gal | 5. Black and White Bikini: Reiss | 6. Nude Strappy Heels: Shopbop | 7. White and Copper Watch: Asos | 8. Periwinkle Givenchy Bag: Barney’s | 9. Gold Lamp: Serena & Lily | 10. Panama Hat: J.Crew | 11. White Birkenstocks: Need Supply Co. | 12. Printed Rug: Serena & Lily | 13. Figure Drawing: Serena and Lily | 14. Lantern: One Kings Lane | 15. Blush Silk Tank: Net-a-Porter
June 17, 2015
I typically find that the bigger my bag is, the more junk I tend to lug around with me. And now that I’m out and about more than ever these days (client meetings, farmer’s markets, sourcing furniture and then some) I kind of hate to be bogged down with unnecessary stuff. Crossbody bags obviously aren’t a new invention, but I’ve only recently begun to really appreciate their versatility, and love that they keep my hands free to allow me to really dig into whatever it is I’m doing. I’ve slowly begun to covet a handful of beauties, and in lieu of hoarding them all to myself, I thought I’d share the pretty. Here are 12 crossbody bags, at any and every price point, that I’d love to add to my growing arsenal.
Photo Source: Creators of Desire
June 1, 2015
As spring slowly comes to a close with summer on its coattails, this month I’ve found myself inspired by all things floral. I know, florals for spring and summer – groundbreaking. But bear with me because I’ve rounded up some of the prettiest goods in existence for you to feast your eyes on! Here are a few things I’m totally lusting after this month:
Vintage Oushak Rug: One Kings Lane | Patterned Dress: Romwe | Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer: Net-a-Porter | Alexander Wang Backpack: Ssense | Floral Blazer: Oasap | Retro Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Furry Stool: Furbish | Confetti Pillow: Arianna Belle | Brass Sconce: One Kings Lane | Ripped Boyfriend Jeans: Couturecandy | Floral Pillow: Arianna Belle | Black Sandal: Madewell | Mint Green Crossbody Bag: Nordstrom | Boscia BB Cream: Sephora | Mule: Nordstrom
May 13, 2015
Can you believe it’s time for my May picks already? At the risk of sounding like everyone else on the planet, I’m baffled by how quickly time is passing by. That being said, with the warm weather finally on the approach, I can’t help but feel the need to tuck away all of my heavy pieces in favour for those that are light as air. From home, to beauty, to fashion and beyond, here’s a round up of dainty pieces that I’ve happily added to my list of May must-haves.
To see past month’s picks click here!
Embroidered Clutch: Nordstrom | Strappy Sandal: Nordstrom | Shirtdress: Free People | Aerin Perfume: Sephora | Copper and White Flatware: Anthropologie | Wall Sconce: One Kings Lane | Essie Nail Polish: Nordstrom | White Midi Dress: Revolve | Dainty Necklace: Revolve | Dior Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Sandal: J. Crew | Crossbody Bag: Revolve | Gold Bamboo Table: One Kings Lane | Bow Wallet: Nordstrom | Tom Ford Lipstick: Nordstrom
April 1, 2015
I know, I know, pastels for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking and Miranda Priestly would be none too impressed, but the moment the weather shows the slightest hint that warm weather is on the approach I apparently can’t help myself. So this month’s collection of currently coveting goods has been inspired by this saccharine palette, and my want is officially in overdrive.
To see past month’s picks click here!
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Chloe Crossbody Bag: Nordstrom | Essie Spring Polish: Nordstrom | Techtonic Necklace: J Crew | Cotton Cardigan: J Crew | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: Sephora | Blush Tote: Nordstrom | Lipstick: Mac | Pastel Blue Heels: Piperlime | Swirl Table Lamp Set: One Kings Lane | Faded Batik Pillow: One Kings Lane | Mint Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag: Nordstrom | Floral Flats: Piperlime | Floral Dress: Piperlime | Beach Print: One Kings Lane | Pink Pillow: One Kings Lane | Gold Wire Cocktail Table: One Kings Lane | Mosaic Mirror: Serena & Lily
March 18, 2015
Ah, spring essentials! Though I know I’m getting ahead of myself in a big way, I can’t deny that my spring fever is in full swing. After spending two weeks in the sun in Thailand, and returning home to borderline balmy weather*, I know we’re still a ways off, but can’t help but dream of the warmth and sunshine to come. With that in mind, here are a few of the things I’m coveting this month. From silver sandals to casual totes to a few things to freshen up one’s place, I’m ready whenever you are, Mother Nature.
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*when the temperatures have hovered in the -20 range for months, +2 is virtually sandal weather as far as I’m concerned!
Pink Crepe Shirt: J Crew (currently on sale!) | Distressed Jean Shorts: Oasap | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Pillow: One Kings Lane | Copper Chair: One Kings Lane | Ear Cuffs: Kendra Scott | Purse: Tory Burch | Dress: Net a Porter | Sunglasses: Asos | Silver Sandals: J Crew | Towel: West Elm | Crossbody Bag: J Crew (currently on sale!)| Lamp: One Kings Lane | White Bucket Bag: Philip Lim | Nail Polishes: Sephora | Eyeshadow: Urban Decay | Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Headboard: One Kings Lane | Bangle: Kendra Scott
February 9, 2015
With both Valentine’s Day and my upcoming trip to Thailand on the horizon, lately I’ve been drawn to soft, pretty, easy breezy basics in the subtlest shades of blush. The following is a collection of items that I’ve had my eye on for some time, but have yet to make my own. From minor updates for the home, to warm-weather inspired goods, I secretly wish each and every piece would magically make their way into my arms!
To see past months picks click here!
Lace Face Mask: Melvik | Dipped Pillow: Rebecca Atwood | Terracotta Planter: One Kings Lane | Romper Pyjamas: Free People | Black Metal Baskets: One Kings Lane | Wall Sconce: Johnathan Adler | Classic Throw: Serena & Lily | Nugget Bracelet: Claire Vivier | Marble Phone Case: Free People | Tortoise Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Blush Strappy Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Crochet Shorts: Net-a-Porter | Matisse Figure Drawing: One Kings Lane | Black & White Espadrilles: Nordstrom | Silk Dress: Anine Bing | Flower Kimono: She Inside
January 14, 2015
Though I try to stay on budget year after year, I always tend to go overboard when it comes to gifts for my friends and family at Christmas. I literally just paid off my visa bill and I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t hurt to pull that trigger… So with that top of mind, this month’s round up of goodies I’m currently coveting has been selected specifically for tight budgets. Here are a handful of perfectly pretty things, and not a one of them will break the bank!
To see past month’s picks click here!
Gold Ring: Asos | Oversized Plaid Scarf: Asos | Heart Dish: Waiting on Martha | Gold Pebble Dish: Waiting on Martha | Mr & Mrs Mug: Waiting on Martha | 2015 Calendar: Waiting on Martha | Heart Mug: West Elm | Chevron Vase: One Kings Lane | Dior Lip Gloss: Sephora | Paris Tea: Barney’s | Gold Planters: Waiting on Martha | Jersey PJ Legging: Old Navy | Bobbi Brown Lip Balm: Nordstrom | Double Triangle Pendant: Bauble Bar | Striped Peplum Top: J. Crew | Hot Chocolate Kit: Barneys | Hand Painted Tea Towel: Barney’s
November 12, 2014
It has officially been a month since my “spending hiatus”, and apart from a few wicked brunches and dinners out, I’ve been on such a roll! I desperately need a new black purse (mine is over 4 years old and borderline embarrassing at this point), and perhaps a pair of winter boots, but other than that I should be good to go for a while! Nevertheless, I still find myself daydreaming of pretties on the regular. On my radar this month? This collection of November picks. One part classy, one part cozy, with a healthy smattering of lovely for good measure. The one thing that just about broke me: the talon candlesticks – I cannot begin to express how much I love them.
October 8, 2014
Hello, my name is Jacquelyn and I’m a total brat. Since launching my own business, I’ve put myself on a bit of a spending hiatus because, well, obviously. So what do I do? I keep finding myself “just looking” at all sorts of amazing things online! Have no fear though, apart from picking up a few design books (homework, you know!), my wallet has been breathing a sigh of relief. Instead, I fill online carts to the brim, and then exit the window. It’s weirdly theraputic, you should try it! Here are a few goodies I’ve found this month that I’m totally and completely coveting.
Tripod Table: Anthropologie | Slipper Chair: West Elm | Loafer: Piperlime | Clutch: Net-a-Porter | Asymetrical Sweater: Harrods | Mug: Bloomingdales | Pitcher: Paper & Clay | Striped Pillow: Shop Brika | Whiskey Decanter: Shop Brika | Elephant Side Table: Serena & Lily | Navy Purse: Piperlime | Gold & Diamond Bangle: ShopBop | Burgundy Nail Polish: Nordstrom | Black Earrings: Kate Spade | Nars Eyeshadow: Nordstrom | Blush Lipstick: Mac | Blazer with Leather Sleeves: SheInside | Gold Table Lamp: Serena & Lily
November 13, 2013
It has officially been 8 months since my last currently coveting post, and I’m thinking it’s high time to bring this series back to light. And what better way to do so than with a board filled to the brim with the coziest of all cozy things. As you can see, I’m more than ready to hunker down for the cooler months ahead. Give me a big ol’ mug of tea, some cable knit socks, and a stack of magazines and I’ll be happy as a clam ’til spring!
Throw: Grandiflora | Bubblebath: Neiman Marcus | Balsam Cedar Candle: Illume Candles | Cashmere Scarf: Banana Republic | Mug: Anthropologie | Pyjamas: Waiting on Martha | Mulling Spices: Terrain | Magazine: Darling Magazine | Peanut Brittle: William Sonoma | Moccasins | Cable Knit Socks: Toast
March 1, 2013
It’s funny, if you look at my “currently coveting” history (right here) you’ll note that many of the items are some form of dishware. There’s something about beautiful pottery that simply sings to me. And when they’re presented in the form of soft, feminine shades, topped off with gold tips? It’s simply pretty overload and I just can’t help myself. But let’s be honest here, can you blame me? One day I’ll venture out of my ceramic comfort zone, but until then, let’s just take a moment to oogle these goods. Because they’re so, so good.
September 19, 2012
I can’t really explain it, but I have a strange infatuation with dinnerware (mugs especially). And now that you probably think I’m sufficiently weird, I will keep going. When I first stumbled upon this new line of dishes I literally gasped at my desk. It has my name written all over it. It’s probably a blessing in disguise that we’re stuck with a teeny condo kitchen (that’s already packed to the gills) otherwise I’d find myself spending all my hard-earned money on place settings.
July 27, 2012
My co-worker and I joke about our ability to, without fail, find the most exorbitantly priced products in existence when searching for our clients homes. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that I fell in love with a $18,900.00 light fixture (the very first one up top). Stunning, yet unrealistic per usual. Please allow me to take a moment to gawk, at the very least! These babies make my eyes incredible happy, even if they don’t fit into any budget for the time being.
July 19, 2012
How incredible are these bowls, vases and vessels? I haven’t been able to get them out of my mind ever since spotting them a few days ago. Inspired by erupted volcanos, the artist, Tabuchi Taro, has created these true works of art made entirely out of porcelain.
March 30, 2012
With all thoughts pointing towards our bedroom undertaking, I can’t help but be drawn to items that relate. While we’re not technically in the market for a new set of sheets, I can’t deny that I have my eye on these worn linen beauties. Unfortunately they’re not in the cards at the moment, but it’s always nice to dream.
ps: if you have a moment, you should head on over to check out my guest post on Anna’s blog, Canoe Design
Have a wonderful weekend!
January 24, 2012
I just can’t get over Rachel’s new online shop Mignon Kitchen Co. I must have gone back to it eight times yesterday just to peruse some more. With its focus on unique items for your pantry, pretty packaging supplies and beautiful items to adorn your table, all at a more than reasonable price-point, it just cannot be beat. Plus, the addition of the easy tips and tricks to help you bake add a lovely personal touch that I often find lacking when it comes to online shopping. I, for one, am absolutely smitten.
ps: Make sure to check back this afternoon for a great giveaway!
January 11, 2012
It has been some time since I’ve posted something I’ve been currently coveting, but I can think of no better item to break the cycle than this beautifully designed tea kettle. With its stunning clear glass body and temperature control setting, it would be the perfect accompaniment to that afternoon tea session.
The fact that it’s designed to do away with any unnecessary energy consumption makes it all the more appealing. Its clear body allows you to determine how much water you need to boil, eliminating any wasted water (and energy spent boiling said waste). Not to mention, you have the option to set the device to work towards a specific temperature (like 80 degrees, for example, the temperature in which you should steep green tea to avoid burning its leaves). I will always have a soft spot for an item that combines both form and function, and this kettle is no exception.
September 21, 2011
I’ll let you just take a moment oogle the goodies. These area rugs are outstanding. Superb even! (So superb that I’m even using the word superb). They’re almost too good to even end up on the floor!
September 9, 2011
first image: my own. Image 2 & 3 found here
I’ve had Sydney Hale’s Fig & Vanilla honey candle pinned on pinterest since the beginning of time (yes. time.) If I’m not mistaken, it may have been the very first thing that I pinned. The packaging is beautiful, and with scents like sea salt & bay rum and cypress & cassis it’s almost impossible to go wrong. Most recently, I got my hands on my much coveted fig & vanilla scent and I could not be more pleased. The scent is subtle but overwhelmingly delicious and the packaging is almost prettier in real life. I, for one, am a fan.
June 29, 2011
images found here
Cassie from The Veda House has recently launched her online store, market203, selling gently used vintage goods at incredibly reasonable prices. The girl has been working her butt off for the last few months and the results have surely paid off. I definitely have my eye on a number of items (hello pretty rustic boxes, wire baskets and vintage cheese jars) that would undoubtedly add that extra touch to my new home.
June 8, 2011
An unbelievably reasonable Leigh Viner print, (or an even more reasonable original! A few hundred for an original painting is pretty spectacular). How beautiful are these?! I can just imagine them in so many settings.
February 18, 2011
Being a self-proclaimed shower lover, this is one product that I could fully get on board with. When I say lover, I really, truly mean it. I often sit underneath the stream of steamy warmth for much longer than I’d care to admit (what, you don’t sit in your shower? My legs take a little while to function in the morning – don’t judge). While a good, long, hot and steamy shower is already on the top of my list of things that make me happy, adding this beautiful wooden shower head to the mix would be the icing on the metaphorical cake.
Happy weekend my loves! I’m off to Montreal to visit my brother. I’ll be gone for just the weekend and yet I’ve packed three scarves (and six shirts. shh). I think I need an intervention.
February 11, 2011
These pipes & fittings turned bookshelves: so clever! You bet your buttons I forwarded these images to my boyfriend who just so happens to be super handy and will surely throw together one or two of these bad boys for me. Right??
Happy weekend lovelies! And do us a favour, send us good vibes as we head out on a new apartment shopping adventure. Think: dirt cheap deals and golden vintage finds. Highly appreciated. xx
January 21, 2011
In the past I’ve mentioned that I’m always an advocate for supporting local products, especially when they’re hand crafted and specially designed, and especially when they’re as stinkin’ cute as these guys. I’m even more of a fan of designer Ange-line Tetrault because she too went to OCAD. In fact, she’s still there finishing up her last year of industrial design. It’s like one lovely little art school world! I’ve noticed these mugs here and there around the interwebs and they just slay me every time. Who wouldn’t want a sweet little owl poking out of their almost empty tea mug? Nobody, that’s who.
If you’re in and around the Toronto area, you should come and take a look at Ange-lines work (along with a ton of other incredibly talented female designers) at the upcoming design show Capacity. I was fortunate enough to have gone to school with a number of the designers and I must say, these ladies ooze skill and you should prepare yourself for leaving with an armful of goodies. I’ll be there trying to convince myself that I don’t need any more tea cups.
November 25, 2010
found via Design Milk
Calouette, a design studio mixing architecture and product design, has come up with this pretty amazing perpetual calendar for us to feast our eyes on. Each piece of coloured acrylic has a different date carved into it and you simply need to release each sheet as the days of the year progress. You could even write important dates and milestones on each sheet, to remember each and every year. A beautiful way to keep track of time and life’s important events.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers! Have a wonderful, wonderful holiday, and know that I’m over here feeling all jealous while sitting at work with my leftover pasta for lunch… and dinner (because I always make WAY too much pasta)
September 30, 2010
…this incredible hand painted tea mug.
found via Bailey Doesn’t Bark
September 23, 2010
found via Michaela Scherrer
… this entire line of incredible pillows.
July 27, 2010
un beau parapluie
found via Heurtault