Noted 10.

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Give a warm welcome back to “Noted,” a former series here on the blog. I decided to revive this series because I like sharing random, pretty products with you guys. The premise is simple: in each “Noted” post, I’ll share a selection of items that I think are noteworthy. Without further ado, let’s talk about the pieces that have recently caught my eye!

01. Elizabeth and James Nirvana

The white version of Nirvana has been my go-to perfume for the past few years. I also really like the black version, but at the time I was looking for a lighter scent. Now I recently found out that they’re releasing four new perfumes in the collection. The bottles are so beautiful. I can’t wait to go to Sephora and smell all of these.

02. Everlane’s $15 tees

I’m a fan of Everlane in general and I own a few of their tees. I bought them several years ago and they’ve held up really well. This summer, they released a limited edition set of tees that are $15. I love the super relaxed vibe of these tees. Plus, when it’s hot and humid in NYC, I want to wear as little clothing as possible and I certainly don’t want it to be fussy. I can picture throwing on one of these tees and a pair of jeans shorts, and being good to go.

03. Rifle Paper Co. x Keds

If I had enough money to buy every single product that Rifle Paper Co. makes, I would. I missed out on the first round of their limited edition sneaker collection with Keds, but they’re releasing a new collection next week! I saw a few of the sneak peek images on their Instagram page, and there’s a pair of golden sneakers that must be mine. Also, they’re running a giveaway for the new collection (enter here)

04. Realisation Par Dress

I think I first spotted this dress on another blogger and I had to know where it came from. It’s covered in dainty stars (so it’s practically made for me) and I love the flirty, feminine feel. Of course, this dress led me to start browsing through the Realisation Par site and pinning items left and right. I’m on a strict spending ban right now, but hopefully one day soon and I can save up enough for one of their pretty dresses.

05. Obvious State Literary Postcard Set

I still love snail mail, although I haven’t sent as much of it this year as I’d like to. Obvious State makes beautiful, literary-themed products and recently released new postcard collections. I have my eye on the ‘Literary Paris’ set (visiting Paris recently renewed my obsession with all things French). I think sending a few postcards just because could be a great way to ease back into sending snail mail.

06. SZA, Ctrl 

I’ve been obsessed with this album ever since it was released. I played it on repeat for the first two weeks and even now, I’m listening to the album at least once a day. I love how vulnerable and honest Sza is when she sings. It just seems like she gets me and I don’t think I’m the only one that feels that way.

07. West Elm Pink Coasters 

Ughhh, these coasters are too pretty! The girly girl in me is definitely squealing in delight over this pink and gold combo. I’ve lived in my current apartment for over a year, but still haven’t purchased coasters, so let’s say that these pink ones are now officially on my wish list.

08. Appointed Notebooks

This should be unsurprising if you know me or having been reading my blog for a while, but I love stationery. Like, a lot. A pretty notebook is my kryptonite. I was very grateful when the journaling habit I’d been trying to develop since I was a kid finally kicked in, because it meant that I got to dip into the stash of notebooks I’d collected over the years. Plus I have a frequently recurring excuse to buy new notebooks (score).

This time, I need a new notebook for work and I started to look at Appointed’s line of stationery. I love how simple their designs are, along with the colors that they offer. I plan to see if any local retailers stock their products so I can check them out in person.

(top image by Patrick Tomasso via Unsplash // Sza album cover image via)

 

Easy Living

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It feels like I can’t stop talking about the weather, but I want to enjoy it while it’s still nice! The past couple of weekends it’s been warm enough for me to pull out the denim cutoff shorts that I lived in last summer. You know that comfort is key for me and I wanted to create an outfit that would be easy to wear in these warm spring days. I’m really into this pale, soft blue right now, so I love the color of this nail polish, along with the sleeveless button-down. Until I bring my toes out of hibernation and give myself a fresh pedicure, I’ll keep wearing cute and comfy sneakers like the ones above. I don’t know that I’m cool enough to pull off the backpack trend, but I really like the way this sleek white version looks this causal outfit.

Uniqlo linen sleeveless shirt // American Eagle denim midi short // Topshop smart leather backpack // H&M red sunglasses // Forever 21 geo faux stone drop earrings // Aeropostale doodles low-top sneaker // Boots No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Glam // Essie Bikini So Teeny

Piperlime Closing Sale

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I bet you guys have heard by now that Piperlime is closing down on April 30th. I think it’s too bad because they carried a nice variety of clothes and the few things I have from the site, I really like. Since everything is on mega sale right now, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite picks. Don’t forget to take an extra 50% off with the code GOODBYE. As you can imagine, sizes are limited and if you see something you like, act fast since things are selling out quickly!

 

Colorful Spring Finds Under $100

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I have a real neutrals problem in my closet right now. I’m still mainly wearing clothes from my fall capsule wardrobe. When I was putting that list together, I wanted everything to mix and match well and it was easier to achieve that with neutral colors. I have a solid foundation of basics, so I am glad for that. Now that the sun has come out and temperatures are rising, I really want to inject some color back into my wardrobe. I picked up a few new things last month, but then I realized that they were all neutrals too. These are a few items that caught my eye while I was browsing online. They’re all under $100 (and many of them are under $50)!

Is your closet more colorful or more neutral?

Tops: Layered Cropped Tank, Printed Slit-Neck Peplum Top, Matte Crepe Sleeveless Top, Lace Crochet Shell Top

Skirts & Dresses: Pleated Lady Skirt, Scallop Insert Mini Skirt, Sleeveless Curved Hem Overlay Dress

Shoes & Accessories: Red Sunglasses, Leather Slip-On Sneakers

More Tops: Tie-Strap Bardot Top, Layered Open Back Top, Layered Chiffon Tank

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