(1) I know this isn't really super newsworthy, but I am seriously obsessed with J.Crew's Looks We Love feature on the website and in the catalogs (sorry, "Style Guides"). Every look is ridiculously inspiring and simple to recreate. Here are a few of my recent faves.
Source: J Crew
(2) Butter London's spring collection. I already featured swatches of the ones I got (Slapper, Trout Pout, and Bossy Boots and Knackered together), but I'm still obsessing over this amazing assortment of colors - it's just so perfect for spring and summer!
Source: Butter London via Temptalia
(3) Mexico inspiration
Our trip is less than 4 days away (!!!), so I'm in a constant state of daydreaming and planning what to wear. I posted a sunny localtion inspiration board back in winter when I was in a serious state of denial over the snow, and I found so many more great ideas on Polyvore using the new J. Crew striped beach tote I picked up for our trip!
(4) Bright jewelry
I picked up a few things for my trip at Banana Republic Factory over the weekend (when will they get a website, seriously?) and I'm so enamored with the bright colors that I've been looking for even more to add to my collection. BR has a ton of great options (and they're all 35% off today!). Here are a few I've been eying. I can't decide... which one is your favorite?
(5) Mini wedding cake
The Mexico vacation is for our 3rd wedding anniversary, so we had to celebrate at home a little early since we'll be gone for our actual wedding date. We went to dinner last night, and I finally got to show my husband what one of my gifts for him was - an exact replica of the top of our wedding cake! A girl I work with has a side bakery gig, so she made this for us and it turned out amazing. He was surprised (I think) and loved it.
I sort of smashed a few of the white dots on the top flowers on my way home - oops! Still tasted good though :)
We did our honeymoon in Greece, partially because we love Greek food so much and had always loved going to dinner in Greektown together while we were dating. To carry on the tradition, we usually go to Greektown for dinner on our anniversary. Seriously, there are so many good restaurants here - if you're ever in Chicago, definitely check this area out! Last night we went to Athena, which was pretty good and the view was excellent! I love outdoor dining in the summer, don't you?
Carved right into the sidewalks
So that's what's happening in my life right now. I feel very discombobulated this week, so this post is kind of appropriate in that way for me. What's going on with you? What are your plans for the holiday weekend? Are you taking a trip anywhere, or just making the most of your time at home?