Shopbop’s annual spend more/save more sale is here and it’s my favorite time to stock up on wardrobe classics I’ll wear year after year and usually a couple statement pieces for the new season. I’m breaking this post up into categories so you can see the pieces I’ve owned the longest and the new pieces I’m coveting for spring and summer. Don’t forget code GOBIG18 at checkout!

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*original post featuring this top (similar here, here, and here)

Listening… to Lady Gaga’s new album on repeat. It was a suggested playlist on Spotify after her performance at the Super Bowl and I was hooked after one listen. I didn’t have a strong feeling about her one way or the other before this album but her voice in “Million Reasons” gives me chills… Oh how I wish I could sing!

Loving… these pearl statement earrings that remind me of the bubble earrings I used to sell in my online boutique. I love a good classic with a twist and you can’t beat the $34 price tag!

Reading… an article Will sent me before my flight home from Finland about being busy vs. being productive. The part about always feeling too busy but never feeling too productive totally struck a chord with me.

Wanting… these perfect striped wedges — and some warm weather to go with them.

Watching… the second season of Billions. I love that they’ve introduced a few new characters into the mix. Who else is watching?

Wearing… this jacket that didn’t arrive before I left for Finland but is so comfy I couldn’t bring myself to return it. But in terms of slightly more stylish picks, I just ordered a few pretty things for spring… This, this, and these should be here next week, just in time for 50+ degrees in Connecticut!

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Listening… to this song on repeat. Two weekends ago, Will and I flew into Newark on Friday night, drove to Greenwich for a wedding, woke up Sunday morning and drove to Bucknell for my brother’s graduation, then drove back to Newark that afternoon. It was a lot of driving in two short days and I’m not exaggerating when I say we listened to this song more than a dozen times en route — it’s impossible not to feel happy when it comes on!

Loving… these gold sandals that just came in the mail. They remind me of a similar pair I bought when I worked at the Ralph Lauren store on Nantucket the summer after I graduated from high school (best employee discount ever) but these are just $60 so I won’t feel too guilty if I wear them into the ground by the end of the summer.

Reading… I just finished How to Have a Good Day and Maestra (career advice and a psychological thriller… opposite ends of the spectrum, ha!) and now I’ve started on The White Album by Joan Didion. Traveling three out of the past four weekends means I’ve been reading a lot more than usual, particularly now that I’m doing all my reading from my phone with Audible. Clearly I don’t discriminate when it comes to genre so I would love any recommendations on what to read next!

Wanting… this eyelet romper that of course I found right after hitting publish on yesterday’s post. Isn’t it adorable? I’m eyeing it for the Fourth of July but if you happen to be getting married this summer, I think it’d be perfect for a farewell brunch or warm weather honeymoon!

Watching… catching up on Scandal season four and getting excited for season five to come out on Netflix on June 11… if I can hold off from buying it on Amazon before then. 😉 I got super lucky on one of our flights two weekends ago because the plane’s entertainment system just happened to have three episodes starting exactly where I’d left off and I’ve been zipping through them ever since.

Wearing… the patriotic striped tee pictured above. It might not seem like a big departure to most of you (let’s be honest, I’m wearing at least one striped item nine days out of ten) but wearing anything red is so foreign to me that my mom saw me wear it on Nantucket last weekend and instantly commented on how unusual it was. Like my Instagram bio says, never not wearing navy…


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Listening… to the Monocycle podcast by Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine. I love her off-the-cuff musings on everything from getting dressed and running her business to struggling with self-doubt and starting infertility treatments.

Loving… the new-to-me line Reformation. I have my eye on this backless number, this romper, and this sundress.

Reading… I just finished Shonda Rhimes’s debut Year of Yes. I thought it got off to a slow start but by the second half I found myself feeling seriously inspired to get in shape, be more present, and take charge at work. Have you read it? What did you think? (And what should I read next?!)

Wanting… so many pieces from J.Crew’s new arrivals, starting with these flats and this trench.

Watching… the Red Sox sweep the Yankees this past weekend. Whoop whoop! Any other Boston fans out there?!

Wearing… this perfect gray tee on repeat.



Pink, polka dots, shoes, shoes, and more shoes… Just a few girly girl items I’m itching to add to my wardrobe this week!

(1) Me Too bow ballet flats — a seriously good deal! (2) Chance Co. Cali boatneck
(3) Ban.do ostrich pouf (4) Loren Hope turquoise earrings — a summer must-have!

What’s one thing you’re currently coveting?

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