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My Essentials for a Cozy Weekend
The Best Essentials for a Cozy Weekend

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One of my favorite things about cooler weather is taking a cozy hibernation day. The kind of day where your biggest accomplishment might be making pancakes or cracking open a new book. While in theory there are plenty of these wonderfully lazy days between October and March, we seem to only get a couple really good ones each season - so make sure you have the essentials on hand when one comes your way.

1. Cute Pajamas

Since you're going to wear them all day, they can't be the kind that make you feel sloppy - but they must be ridiculously comfortable

2. A Good Book

You know that you're going to binge-watch Killing Eve at some point, but you also know that turning the pages of a physical book (or newspaper, or magazine) is much cozier than ogling a screen.

3. A Big Sweater

Pick the one that goes best with pancakes.

4. A Scented Candle

One of my everyday essentials, and I’d say these fall scents are second only to an actual wood-burning fire.

5. Knit Socks

There shall be no shoes today, only the coziest of socks

6. A Soft Blanket

The one that's secretly your favorite

7. A Face Mask

From DIY versions to the fanciest of sheet masks, you really can't go wrong.

8. Your Favorite Mug

Coffee, tea, cocoa, lemon water - take your pick, and sip it from the prettiest mug around.


bon (cozy) week-end!

Edit: Forest Green

emerald velvet accent chair, $598
originally $748, also available in pink and blue.


faux malachite hoop earrings, $88
also available in burgundy.


floral dress, $294
originally $795


color block shoulder bag, $380
also available in solid navy and colorblocked shearling.


finely dress, $128
also available in polka dot(!) and red floral print.


bamboo side table, $76
originally $95


asymmetrical floral midi skirt, $228 
in my cart for fall!


globe-trotter 20-inch suitcase $1,560 
find more stylish luggage here.



Edit: In My Cart

If your online shopping habits are anything like mine, you have a few items tucked away in various virtual shopping carts across the Internet. Things that you really do like and just might buy someday soon, if the size/price/color/timing is right. Especially during sale season, I feel like I'm watching more pieces than usual. Here's my current lineup:

outdoor voices doubles dress, $108
I already have a great pair of leggings and a top from this brand - next up, this dress!

tasseled leather sneakers, $295
After way-too-long wishing for them, I found a pair of these at 60% off!


'triangle of light' eye patches, $69
I got a free sample of these months ago, and was unprepared for how awesome they would be. So I'll warn you: your eyes are in for 24+ hours of glowy-level hydration. Make some plans.


green silk hoops, $148
Just so fun, and such a perfect color that I keep thinking about them.


white linen blazer, $150
Yes, there's tons to love at & Other Stories right now. This blazer so good,
and a solid dopplegänger for this $450
jacket by FRAME


acrylic tortoise-pattern spoons, $37
A few NYC coffee shops have these, and I think they're probably the world's best coffee spoon.


cropped alpaca sweater, $430
Close your eyes, summer-loving people, because this sweater is autumnal perfection. I've been stalking it for a while, and I think this fall I'll officially give in. Plus, ERLŪM is a small women-owned company whose alpaca knits are sustainably and ethically sourced and produced. So yes, this is the perfect fall sweater.


yellow espadrille wedges, $100
After three seasons of wear, my linen wedges are on their way out, and I'm planning to replace them with these - when they're on clearance at the end of the season. More great espadrilles here.


LOVE curl conditioner, $32
I change up my shampoo/conditioner constantly, and this one is next on my list.
It's meant to be best for wavy hair - not truly curly - which is right where I'm at.


polka dot bandana, $12.50
Small square scarves are so versatile - wear one in your hair, around your wrist, tied onto a bag - and this polka dot print is perfect for pretending you're a 1950s movie star.


cap-toe slingbacks, $725
These Aquazzura pumps will probably sell out before they ever go on sale, so I'll just admire them from afar. Aren't they a wonderfully modern take on those classic Chanel shoes?


My Summer Uniform
Edit: Summer Uniform | Monica Francis Design

Banjanan dress, Anya Hindmarch bag, Soludos espadrilles.

I've developed a bit of a summer uniform this year - maybe it's because of RTR Unlimited or because this season has been so busy. But pretty much every day, I'm wearing a dress with fun earrings & sandals or espadrilles. Here are a few versions of my summer uniform that I would wear right now:

lemon orchard dress, $148
how perfect is that print?


silk hoop earrings, $148
other colors available.


striped lace-up espadrilles, $50
on my second pair of these; originally $65.


knit midi dress, $98
I have almost this exact dress in black and wear it all the time, so I might need to pick up this green one. other colors available.


linen shirtdress, $148
also available in pink.


monochrome espadrilles, $130
other colors available.


floral-print wrap dress, $250
love that print & there's a skirt version here.


stone drop earrings, $168
other colors available.



P.S. Shop more of my favorite finds on the shop page >>

bon week-end!

The Best Summer Espadrilles on The Internet

gingham tie-up espadrilles, $128 
selling out quickly, but more sizes here!

In summertime, I spend most days running around in espadrilles. I'm on my second pair of these striped ones, and with the trend of midi-length dresses my espadrille wedges are getting more wear than ever. Below, I've gathered the best of the espadrilles available online right now - these are my personal favorites.

carina espadrille wedge, $130
love these! also available in black, blue, red, and khaki.


louboutin gingham espadrilles, $695
for those who do NOT mess around with their espadrille game.


ric-rac espadrille wedge, $207
originally $295, selling out quickly!


star-studded leather espadrilles, $357
originally $595, selling out quickly!


rainbow ric-rac wedge, $165
originally $295, and (you guessed it) selling quickly!


striped espadrille wedges, $90
originally $180, also in navy.



bon week-end!