i’ve decided to ignore the constant drizzle (and, ahem, yesterday’s hail?!) in my rainy city. i’m springing forward, darn it, and i don’t care what the weather has to say about it. this week’s list of friday finds is nothing if not bold, bright and full of spring color.
if this “pretty in prints” compact from clinique doesn’t bring out the sunshine, i don’t know what will. they teamed up with milly to design a palette that’s pitch-perfect for spring. the compact is etched with a classic milly pattern, and inside, you’ll find nothing but classic, useful shades of eyeshadow and blush to see you through the entire summer. plus, that pretty drawstring pouch makes this even more fun to throw into your beach bag. i’ll be using each and every shade until it runs dry – a bold claim from a girl who has never finished an eyeshadow in her life.
shopbop is always just hellbent on taking my money, and they’ve launched a couple of new treats this week to do just that. first up is their new “ONE by” boutique, which features one (and only one!) signature or special piece from designers off the beaten path. i’ll admit, most of it is more fashion-forward than i am. but i do love the thrill of having something from a designer no one else has heard of. and it makes for excellent window-shopping.
also, their spring collection of tucker by gaby basora arrived this week, and it’s all just so lovely, i’m speechless. all i can say is that i want nothing more than to spend every single day of spring in these bold, bright silks.
i know we just talked shoes yesterday, but i can’t resist showing you these stunning suede loafers by kubyan. they caught my eye in the march marie claire, and i haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. i’ve been wanting a pair of driving loafers that successfully walked the line between classic and tongue-in-cheek, and suddenly, here they are. now to come up with the $300 i’d need to make them mine. fortunately, they’re made by hand, by single mothers in colombia who need work. so really, it would be wrong of me not to buy them, right?
while i was in seattle last week, i took a moment to check out the go international designer collective reprise happening at target. they did a great job of bringing back the best styles, and the timing couldn’t be better, what with wedding season on the horizon. after trying on every several styles, and crying a bit over how short the black floral tucker dress was (it’s so lovely!), i left with this colorblocked shift from thakoon. colorblocking will be everywhere for summer, and this is an easy style with infinite potential.
that’s it for this week, friends. i hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you! i’ll be celebrating a little engagement-versary with the hubs, so hopefully some wining and dining will be involved, as well as a considerable amount of R&R. i hope you have something equally lovely planned.