Recent Finds, 3/19 | gingham pants

Gingham Pants

A few things to add to regularly scheduled content this morning:

  • I deep-cleaned the house last night so I could go into the weekend feeling relaxed, and wow. I feel great! It only took about an hour to wipe everything down and tidy up, but I think I’m going to add “Thursday Night Cleaning Session” to my roundup of Life After KonMari: How to Keep Up tips.
  • Here’s how to be an ally to the Asian community. I’ve included this in Monday’s “10 Things” post but wanted to get it in front of eyeballs this week too, in light of the recent tragic events. It’s one of the best collections of easy-to-digest resources that I’ve come across.
  • I’m counting down the days to sunshine in Mississippi/New Orleans. It was gray and freezing this week in Chicago so I know that’s why I’m struggling, but gosh. I can’t wait to be sitting in the backyard drinking coffee in 75-degree sunny weather. Seriously contemplating buying a bikini—something I haven’ worn in years, haha—just to soak up as much Vitamin D as possible while there. We leave next Saturday!
  • Kira David Design is on fire. I caught up with Kira this past week, and she is killing it—both professionally and personally—and it just makes me so happy. (She recently opened an office in Boston and is now serving both the Chicago and Boston areas! So if you’re looking for help with a home project, she’s your GIRL. The best part is that you’ll get a best friend out of the process, too.) Love you, Kira.
  • I’m seeing Shaheen this weekend! So that’s another bright light. :) Shaheen and her husband, Trevor, are fully vaccinated since they’re both doctors, and this is their first time getting away since the pandemic hit. We haven’t seen them in over a year so I’m just thrilled about their visit! Mitch’s parents are even coming up—they’re the best!—so we can go to dinner in a bubble with them.

Do you have anything planned for the weekend?!

Jumping right in! Okay, I’ve featured this sweatshirt a bunch of times but it’s just that great. I’ve been living in mine! I have the oatmeal color (shown here) and the hot pink, and I find myself reaching for them whenever they’re not in the wash. ;) They’re lined in a wonderfully soft terry material, and that buttoned high neck makes it look a little fancier than your typical sweatshirt. Worn with a great pair of jeans and loafers and you look cute as can be! TTS.

Can’t say enough good things about these jeans! Super soft and stretchy yet they don’t stretch out throughout the day. They honestly feel like $250 denim yet they’re only $79. Highly, highly recommend. (Btw: I always go down one size in Madewell’s Roadtripper jeans.)

I am so into the white-sneakers-with-everything look right now. Who isn’t?! I’m usually in these Tretorns (on Shopbop and Zappos) because holy comfortable, haha, but I also love the sportier look that these have! (The reviews are crazy good, too.)

The famous $88 bag in pink. (The cream color is my favorite, though.)

Wouldn’t this look lovely in a little girl’s room?! (Or anywhere, really!)

Oh my goodness. I really only wear these pajamas because of how soft they are, but might need to make an exception for this number!

What a beautiful beach dress!

All I want to do is wear this and walk in the warmth somewhere. :)

Why are you so expensive?!

Every girl who leans preppy needs a pair of red gingham pants.

Enter Phoebe Buffet quote here.

These are supposed to be wonderfully soft and comfy! They come in a camel and black, too.

I know nothing about these shoes but do they not look insanely comfortable!? So classic-looking, too. You can also find them via Nordstrom.

Love or hate? They come in a few different colors and look like woven clouds, haha.

These are ridiculously impractical but so, so cute.

Those woven block heels!

This is a bit more realistic for me. ;)

Overpriced but oh-so-cute. Scallops get me every time!


This is my phone case! It’s indestructible.

How gorgeous is this rainbow bank?! Would look gorgeous in a little girl’s room. :)

And this trinket bowl!

My favorite Tiny Tassel bracelet.

Love the look of a simple white sweatshirt and lighter wash denim.

I have and love this bracelet, and it’s on sale!

This is stunning.

J.McLaughlin always makes the best sandals. These are a bit less puffy than the other pair!


And the bamboo bags are always gorgeous.

This is mine! It’s so pretty that it’s on our bookshelf year-round when I’m not using it!