July 27, 2015


loft top {old / similar here and here} . j. crew shorts {old / similar} . mulberry handbag

Over the weekend we took a quick trip up to visit the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. I always love visiting the garden, even if I do pay for it in intense sinus pressure after the fact. The exhibit was interesting, and overcrowded at parts. I plan to talk about that a bit more tomorrow. It was quite hot this weekend so simple and light layers were key. I've been wearing this blurred / brush stroke dot top on repeat all season, with everything. It's really light and the material looks silky but it is machine washable and can go in the dryer. At this point in my life, that excites me more that it should. Things that don't need to be dry cleaned? Swoon. 

Another thing I've been wearing on repeat is this necklace. I'm not sure if I've really discussed it here before, but as I was recently asked what it meant, I thought now might be a good time. It's a nautical flag, Juliet to be exact. I happened upon these pretty little charms in Newport one year and spent the following thinking about how I should have bought one. When I returned that next July, I ran through the list of meanings again and picked my favorite. And while I hope to never need to use it, Juliet means "I am on fire and carrying dangerous cargo, keep clear." Now I know what you're all wondering. The answer is yes, if Taylor Swift cast me in her video for Bad Blood, my name would be Juliet. 


  1. Such a cute outfit for a hot weekend! And that necklace is so pretty! Love the meaning behind it and we definitely need to let Taylor know she's got her next music video star lined up an ready to go :)

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Okay, you've sold me with the Juliet meaning. How awesome is that?! I never realized that the different flags had different meanings, that's really fun!

    xo Mary-Katherine
    gold-hatted lover

  3. I'm excited to hear more about the exhibit tomorrow!! It was brutally humid this weekend and your outfit was perfect to combat the heat! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Love love love your bag!! It is so cute and unique. I can't wait to hear what you thought about the exhibit. Frida Kahlo is awesome.


  5. Looking beautiful, as always! I love the polka dots in the tank and that cross body bag is great! A great closet essential! XO


  6. Cute spots! You look adorable!

  7. Love this simple and easy look for a day out and about. I've never been to the NY Botanical Gardens (I've only been to the one in the Bronx which is worth the trip fyi). These photos are gorgeous. I think I may have to convince my husband to make the trek out to Brooklyn before the summer's over!

    Taffeta & Tulips


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