Christmas in July: Wishlist 2014

July is my usual time for a whopping case of reverse seasonal affective disorder. I hate sunny days. So does Cory.  Our apartment is dark and 67 degrees year round…Yes, that’s ridiculous electricity usage. I have no regrets. We just  prefer cold and stormy weather – the drama of a thunderstorm, the flickering of candles in an icy power outage, the crisp bite of a winter morning. After a full day at the lake this weekend, Cory said to me “I’m ready for fall.”

Me too, boo.

So in the spirit of Christmas in July,  I wanted to fill you guys in on my already formed 2014 wish list. Y’all, it’s really never too early to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year. These are my favorite picks around the net right now, and they are perfect for the free spirit or creative heart in your life.



via Kelly Moore Bag

via Kelly Moore Bag


via Velour Lashes

1. Kelly Moore Bag, The Kate: I already own the Chapel bag, but just one of these isn’t enough. All canvas with leather trim + lots of ways to wear it make it the new bag in my life.

2. Velour Lashes in Strike A Pose: These 100 percent mink lashes look gorgeous and you can wear them up to 30 times… Yes, please.


via Whitey English Etsy Shop


3. Whitney English Day Designer: I’ve tried to digitize my life organization, from Google Calendar to Evernote. The truth is, nothing works for me like old fashioned pen and paper. I have a monthly/daily planner + a composition notebook to keep random thoughts and lists. With this beauty, I can combine the two for one, go-to place for everything.

mala beads

via Mala Collective

4. Rockstar Mala Beads: This wish list item marries my hippie tendancies + my skull obsession…Cory has a large skull tattooed on his back. The image always reminds me of him and has become a theory in my wardrobe. Mala beads are made  with 108 beads, similar to the 108 beads used in a rosary. In addition to being beautiful, I love the symbolism + integrity of this product.



6. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8: Film is making a comeback in a big way, and I don’t want to miss out on the fun. While my iPhone takes amazing pictures, I’m always delayed at getting them printed and up in my home + in my frames. Taking fun, adorable mini photos and seeing them instantly in my palm is tempting enough. Plus, it’s pink.



Weekend Wear: Denim

If you see me this summer, chances are I’m wearing any one (or all) of these pieces. Like memories, I’ve picked ’em up along the way: second-hand boyfriend jeans from someone who didn’t want them anymore, chambray tank on sale, a black lace bralette I love so much I bought in multiple colors and a straw hat I found (really) at the general store. They’re all new, but feel so comfy and familiar. Denim is like that: soft and easily worn and yet, somehow, always fits great and looks even better.

I rounded up some of my favorite similar pieces here:

Straw fedora

Madewell’s boyjean

Chambray racerback tank

Epicure sandal 

Black lace bralette 

To see what else I’m in love with fashion/makeup wise, check out this Pinterest board.

love & light,


PS. I’m over at Brit+Co. talking about all the ways to wear summer leather.