Imaginary Outfit: Spring



It has been windy, snowy and wet the past few days in New York. Here is an imaginary bright and fun Spring outfit to take the edge off.

1. Target//2. Target //3. Hue//4. Need Supply//5. Dav//6. Medal

Have a wonderful weekend, friends. Here are a few links I enjoyed this week:

Wild Belle’s new album Isles is streaming here and sounds like summer.

I love this oak bag.

I get to wear this gorgeous dress at my best friend’s wedding in June.

Speaking of, I keep thinking about my Matron of Honor speech at the wedding and have read this post (and cried) about seven times now. It is lovely and true and wonderful.

And, for fun, here is a photo of me and the best friend on Wednesday night behind the bookshelf bar The Quail built for our bonus room:


It is a beautiful piece and really deserves its own post, but this photo is too great not to share right now.

Have a good one!



Library Dreaming

I don’t know if I ever mentioned that The Quail and I have a roommate. We always have. In fact, he has lived with The Quail longer than I have. He is a nice boy that is hardly ever home, so it isn’t really too much of a bother. Over the years he has become quite a good friend to both of us, but  he decided (during the tail end of our engagement) that it is time for him to find his own place. He plans to move out by January first.  Although I am going to miss him, I can’t help fantasizing about all the things we can do with the extra room. At the top of the list is a proper library. I love books. I love buying them, I love arranging them on my shelves, I love being able to return to them long after I have finished reading them. I will never be a person that downloads books. My pure love of books has caused some storage issues. This is what my current bookshelves look like (and this does not include the piles I have stashed in various nooks in our living room, bedroom, and hallway):

And this is what I dream about  (sadly, I do not have stairs in my apartment, but a girl can dream):







So cozy and lovely, right?

Photos 1, 3. 4, 5 and 6: All from Apartment Therapy Roundups

2:  Matchbook Magazine

7: Minch Construction

8: County Living