From my wishlist...

by Kelsi in , ,


 

I’m looking for a new bag to haul my laptop and this classic Filson Dryden Briefcase is everything I want…

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It might need a Salt strap, part of “the new mom uniform of Park Slope”…

Photo from    The NYT

Photo from The NYT

I can’t stop looking at these Nike Cortez SEs. I think that metallic gold would add enough pizzazz to carry my wardrobe through the gray winter…

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And thinking ahead to spring, I’d like to order this sweet Tilit jumpsuit

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We don’t have plans to travel to the sun until May but I need a new one piece swimsuit and this classic one from Andie Swim looks great…

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And while way out of my budget, I have a sweet spot for this Rothko-inspired Ko rug from DWR…

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My Wishlist...Holiday Edition

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I would love to open my closet and see this gorgeous Paris Jacket from Emerson Fry hanging in there…

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I have long wanted a Japanese style pinafore apron and this one from Rough Linen is perfect. It even comes in a petite option. I’d love it in the charcoal…

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The lovely back…

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I would also like a proper waiter’s apron

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I think this Cotopaxi Kusa Hybrid Jacket is super cool…

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A duffle bag is one of the few styles I don’t have and this rad Brown Buffalo Duffalo fits the bill…

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I am in love with this Clare V belt bag in disco stripe…

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But the truth is I already have a Clare V fannypack that I love so what I think I really “need” is the Clare V Midi Sac

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I’ve been looking at this Everlane cocoon coat for a long time…

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My side table is already stacked with books but I think if I had Educated I’d move it to the top of the pile…

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How to be a Good Creature would have been on my list if I could have waited and didn’t already purchase it for myself…

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And I have long wanted to learn how to sew and here in Seattle, Drygoods Design is the place to do it. A gift card here might ensure that I finally carve out some time in the new year to take a “This is a Sewing Machine” class

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From My Wishlist...

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I am on a bit of a spending hiatus. Overall I am quite conscious about what I buy, but it feels like I've added quite a bit to my closet and the skincare arsenal lately. So I'm taking a break to enjoy and use what I already have. I feel overwhelmed when I have a bit too much stuff and besides, my savings would greatly appreciate the break. (This is also a good time to re-mention YNAB - go check it out.)

Even though I'm not currently buying, it doesn't stop me from looking and adding beautiful things to my wishlist.

I have long wanted a pair of these Hoffman armchairs at the dining room table...

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This perfect Clare V clutch in cuoio vachetta leather that I bet ages beautifully...

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Also from Clare V this green bandana...

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These sweet little stud earrings...

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These rose gold black diamond huggies...

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And THESE, holy cow. They are out of my price range but I love these something terrible...

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I'd buy this dress if I were traveling to Italy this summer...

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And once I get through all of my current favorite facial masks, this one from REN is the next one I'd love to try...

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Also from REN, this body serum...

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And my robe could use an upgrade. This waffle one from Coyuchi is the one I have my eye on...

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Sick Day

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My son is sick today so I have an unexpected day off. I am grateful for the day at home and a few extra hours to do laundry, tidy-up and pay the bills. Luckily I also happened to have all the ingredients to make this way delicious savory oatmeal from David Tanis for lunch. I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow...

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The new Cuyana catalog arrived today and now I want (ahem) these three things, starting with this seersucker flounce top...

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This beautiful travel bag...

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And this seersucker dress with pockets(!)...

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Also going on the wishlist is another pair of Annie Costello Brown earrings. Maybe this pair? Or these?! Too hard to decide.

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I recently bought the pair I've been wanting for the last few years and can't stop wearing them. They elevate any outfit. By the way the pants that I am wearing below are these fantastic wide leg ones from Everlane. I just ordered them in white too...

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Something else that looks gorgeous with these earrings is my new dress from Doen. I bought it to wear to a California wedding this fall but plan to wear it every chance I get before then...

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I also took some time today to sit in the sunshine and read a bit of the third Maisie Dobbs book. One of my clients turned me onto the series and now I am addicted. I love historical fiction and these are great fun to read.

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From My Wishlist...

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Right now, this perfect linen jumpsuit is the top thing on my wishlist for spring...

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Look at the back!

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I love these Ariel Gordon earrings spotted on Frannie (Clare Vivier's gorgeous niece)...

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I think these earrings are cool too...

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And these delicate ones from Bing Bang...

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The last thing I need in my closet is a 4" pair of heels, but I'm crushing hard on these ones from Loeffler Randall...

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I still have my eye on this beautiful Janessa Leone hat...

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My husband spotted this super cool cuff and ring designed by architectural firm Marmol Radziner on his last trip to SF...

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I would also love to have this navy sweater from Sézane...

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From My Wishlist - Holiday Edition

by Kelsi in ,


 

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving with friends and family. And with that, the holidays are upon us.

The first thing on my wishlist this year is one of these grounds crew jackets from local Seattle company Ebbets Field Flannels. I just can't decide between this Seattle Metroplitans one...

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Or this Portland Fuji one. (See the whole collection here.)

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I think the Fuji jacket would look pretty fantastic with these silver Loeffler Randall boots that are also on my list...

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I love this large barrel jug from Farmhouse Pottery...

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My friend Rita has enviable style and is a champion hat-wearer. She makes me want to be a hat-wearer as well. I can't decide but I think this one from Janessa Leone would be a good place to start...

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Or this one (also available at one of my favorite local shops Flora and Henri)...

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I would also love this half apron from Gjusta Goods...

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And if I could ask for anything, I would love to find a place for this classic now available in MOHAIR...

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More gift ideas on the way!

 

From My Wishlist...Fall

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Now that fall has arrived, my favorite style season, I'm getting excited about dressing again. Which also makes me want to add a few new things to my closet. I'd start with this crazy cool coat from Sézane...

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I also feel like I really need these Loeffler Randall boots...

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I could put these black suede sandals to good use during the upcoming holiday season and beyond...

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I might wear this sweater every single day...

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And even though I currently don't own a single pink article of clothing, this sweater might be my first...

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I'd love to have a pair of these tiny gold hoops...

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A new lipstick...

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And my favorite undergarment in an updated color...

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Modpools

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Now that it is officially summer I have decided that we should probably get a pool. Ahem, specifically this pool made from a shipping crate...

 

Give + Receive

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Today I made a double batch of this lentil soup (since I devoured it the first time around just two days ago), poured myself a beer, put on some Bach and tackled some online holiday shopping. Here's what I'm eyeing this year for myself and others...

First off, I think this dress would be a knockout for the holiday party circuit...

This griddle from Baking Steel would make an epic gift for the cook in your life. I may have already bought this for myself...

My friend Omar has these salt and pepper grinders which I have long wanted for myself, only I don't use a salt grinder. I finally got wise and figured out I could use the other one as a spice mill and finally get rid of my old cuisinart coffee grinder that is too loud and does just a so-so job of grinding spices. So I'd love to have these...

I really love this bomber jacket from Everlane...

After hosting a crew for Thanksgiving I realized that I could really use a couple of really big 8 and 10qt stainless steel restaurant bowls like these...

A book for my pie baking best friend...

And a good book for all of us...

I already have one of these great totes which I use for everything from groceries to carting things to the studio. I could easily use another one myself and will order another for my sister-in-law...

This super soft and generously sized scarf doubles as a blanket, perfect for my travel-loving girlfriend...

I'd love to get these for my brother...

And this Lumio lamp in walnut for my design-savvy husband...

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A month or so ago while having lunch with a friend, I was served a Sapporo in a glass like this which never tasted so good). I've been on the search ever since...

I will forever have at least one thing from Clare V on my wishlist. Right now I'd love to have this simple wallet clutch...

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A pair of these rad socks for the many Star Wars lovers in my family...

A special body scrub for my mom (and for me!)...

One of these beautiful salad bowls would make a lovely hostess gift...

And even though my wardrobe is predominately black and gray, I can't stop thinking about this scarf...