in stores now | lilly pulitzer for target

lillypulitzerokay, I lied. this collection isn’t actually in stores now. it won’t be in stores & online until april 19, but if you haven’t already discovered it for yourself, the lookbook is live, & there are so many good things. I have to preview this collection now because I have a feeling it will be quite popular.

it’s perfect vacation beach wear for women & kids, plus some really adorable housewares to boot. I wasn’t sure how well I was going to like this collection since a lot of lilly pulitzer’s line is just a little too out there for me (girl who loves grey, remember?), but I was happily surprised to see really great options that are just the right amount of summer cheer without being overly matronly or kitschy. these are my top picks, but it was hard to whittle it down to a reasonable number. I’m really into pineapples, so those sandals & that juicer are calling my name, that bikini set is sweet & would look great under that blue cover-up, and how adorable are those swizzle sticks?

anything catch your fancy?

best of the web | 3.28.15

carolinehappy weekend, everybody! it’s not quite warm weather season in chicago, which has made getting dressed very tricky. so many pretty pieces in my spring capsule wardrobe that I want to wear badly but have been too chicken to brave the cold. we’re looking at a pretty relaxed, uneventful weekend, which is just what the doctor ordered now that I’m finally over my cold. enjoy your weekend!

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the weekend | best of the web

simplicity

…and it’s the weekend! happy times. we had some glorious 50-degree days in Chicago this past week, so here’s hoping  that spring is well & truly here. it’s looking to be a low-key weekend, mostly staying in. I hope to get some reading done (finishing this up & excited to start this), as well as some light spring cleaning/organization in preparation of finalizing my spring capsule wardrobe. enjoy your weekend!

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seeing pink

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clockwise(ish): whistles necklace | coach bleeker mini riley | kate spade watch | triple c for j.crew charger | michael kors wallet | tarte blush in blissful | bareMinerals lipgloss in stunner | tarte lipstick in poppy | tory burch sandals | urban decay naked3

I don’t have a single item in my closet that is pink, except for a handful of rose gold pieces of jewelry and one MAC lipstick (lickable). but a piece of clothing? none. a pair of shoes? nope. a scarf? nada. up to now, pink has made a very minimal appearance in my life, popping up only as an accent color on the lips or as a background color in a floral pattern. it just seemed so girly, which isn’t necessarily the first adjective I’d use to describe myself. I prefer neutrals to begin with (grey, navy, black, white, taupe), but I’ve always leaned more towards a red or an orange when I want a pop of color. but man, I am crushing on pink so hard right now. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so tired of all.this.grey.weather or because I’m heading to the tropics in a few weeks and I’ve got warmth and sunshine on the brain or if I’m just ready for something new, but I am gravitating towards any and all pink shades right now, from a bold fuchsia to the faintest blush. some of my favorites are above.

I really can’t wait for spring.

here’s to a lovely, colorful weekend. have a good one!