Josh and I aren’t really planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. There is WAY too much going on, especially with a little guy on the way. However, I still can’t help but scour the Internet for some pink and red goodies I might just have to get for myself or for some of my galentines.
On Sunday, Josh and I leave for our much anticipated honeymoon in Mexico. I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to escape the frigid wasteland that is Michigan right now. Sorry to rub it in, but it’s currently 82 degrees in Cabo. Here are some last minute items I’m hoping to pack!
Penny Wanderlust Bikini by Triangl
Dotty Dash Weekender Bag from Anthropologie
Ryder Sandals from Need Supply
Pocket Tunic by J. Crew
Sun Protection Lip Balm from Follain
Pendelton Beach Towel from Macy’s
So far, the best five months of my life have been the ones I spent living and studying in Paris. I was fortunate enough to be able to study dance at Le Centre de Danse de Paris Goubé and film at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (when the students weren’t on strike). Since the Métro workers were on strike for a lot of the time I was there, too, I spent most of my time walking. I now know Paris better than any other city I’ve been to, even my native Boston.
Learning how to get absolutely everywhere by foot and having lots of canceled classes and thus time to go to museums and historical landmarks by myself, gave me an appreciation for this perfect city that I never even expected to gain. Paris always seemed like a fantasy, some romanticized old Hollywood movie version of a place, and I always thought the reality could never live up to this dream. It absolutely exceeded it. I was lucky. I lived with an excellent host family, a retired actress and a retired chef… jackpot! I had a gorgeous room with my own balcony of fresh flowers. Did I mention my balcony looked directly out on to the Eiffel Tower?
Yes, I got homesick at times, but it was the only time I felt like I was really on my own without my family or Josh to rely on to get me out of any situations I may get myself into. I felt proud of myself the entire time I was there. Paris, tu me manques. Anyway, today was the launch of Madewell’s collaboration with Parisian designer, Morgane Sézalory of Sezane. They’ve flawlessly blended New York cool with Parisian tomboy elegance, and I need all of it. This ode to Paris is pretty great, too.
Daisy Street Jersey Cami Swing Dress from asos
Arc Necklace by Academy
Surf dress by ace&Jig
Baggy Jean from Steven Alan
Palm Embroidered Bikini by Topshop
Marina Canvas Mini-Wedge Espadrilles by J. Crew
The Twill Zip Tote by Everlane
One of my best friends actually owns this already and brings it to my house often. If it ever goes mysteriously missing, I guess now she knows where it will have gone.