2019 Current Obsessions

I’ve made a pact with myself to try to be more mindful of what I buy and how much I buy. Just because I like something, doesn’t mean I need it. I’m still working out my “no” muscles. They’re jiggly, but they have gotten stronger. A stuffed closet and cluttered home really bothers my peace of mind. I can’t relax when I’m looking at a bunch of stuff surrounding me. So I cleared out a bunch of stuff and now I try to only buy pieces that I’ll have and love and use for a long time. I’m trying to live a curated life! It’s more elegant, isn’t it?

So, while I haven’t bought a ton of stuff this year so far, here are a few things that I bought and can’t stop salivating over.

 

Summer Favorites
1. Lack of Color Cruz Panama II Hat   2. Bobbi Brown Cream Blush 
  3. Cesca Chair   4. Seagrass Basket & Planter

1. I had a really hard time finding the perfect, high-quality straw hat. I didn’t want a fedora or a floppy hat. I wear this panama hat way more than I should, but I’m not sorry.

2. When I discovered how wearing blush can make you look so healthy and glow-y and fresh, I haven’t been able to stop using it. On days when I want minimal makeup, I pat on this blush (very little, it’s pigmented!) and it melts into my skin like butter. It doesn’t last that long, but I also touch my face a lot so I may not be the best judge of wear time. The formula is beautiful, though!

3. I was recently in Chicago and in a hotel where there were cesca(ish). I fell in love. They just give off such a bohemian, Miami, industrial, vintage vibe all in one! Don’t look at me like that–it’s a thing.

4. Sometimes I go too far in the modern direction in my place and it starts feeling cold and museum-y. Plants instantly bring it right back around to cozy and organic and relaxed. And this straw basket?! Obsessed. I’m currently trying to assess if I need more. I think I might.

These are the things that I’m loving, but what about you? What things are you feeling as the weather gets warmer? Tell me in the comments below!

I Love Your Accent (Piece)

Vases are my favorite accent pieces. They are such an easy way to change or establish the look you’re going for in your space. I like to go for the ones that make a significant impact in a room. Along with my love of vases comes the revelation that I am no florist. That’s definitely a skill and a talent that I do not possess. So by necessity, I also keep the floral arrangement (if you can call it that) simple. But it’s my goal one day to have a showstopping vase and floral arrangement in the foyer that everyone sees immediately upon entry.

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I regularly browse vases online because I can’t help myself. Should you feel the same way about vases as I do, let me share with you five that I really love!

vases collection
1. Gold Rounded Tube Vase   2. Snakeskin Vase   3. Snakeskin White Gold Vase   4. IMAX Reaka Vase   5. Massima Vase