I just ordered this MicroStitch Tagging Gun on Amazon at my friend Alexa's recommendation and it is GENIUS. It places a tiny stitch anywhere you need a quick repair or some extra coverage. I’m definitely going to use it on a button-down that has buttons placed too wide at the bust and a dress that has a slit that’s a little too high when I walk. Save yourself a trip to the tailor and get a MicroStitch.
The best part of a summer picnic is the food — the pasta salads, the fruit salads, the salad-y salads. But, the worst part is balancing it all on uneven terrain outside. Enter this brilliant picnic basket with a built-in tabletop. It comes in a beautiful handmade honey wicker, comes with an insulated food compartment, and boasts a folding table large enough for a small family.
These luxury guidebooks from Glimpse are chock-full of travel advice and local tips for cities like London, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Charleston. They are easily the prettiest travel guides you can put on your bookshelves, but they’re not just a pretty face: founder Jordan Rhodes donates all profits (you read that right, ALL) to underserved students for educational travel opportunities. The guides highlight the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and activities along with helpful tips for those traveling with children. They are chock-full of local tips and travel advice from some of the world's biggest tastemakers, so you're sure to get that "local gems" intel on your next trip.
This Le Scoop dress from Buru sent me into an existential crisis this week. It’s a fresh spin on a classic shirtdress with a scoop neckline (hence the name) with the most flattering adjustable ties at the shoulders. The problem is that it comes in absolutely ideal shades of Hot Pink and Oxford Blue and I tell you, deciding between the two was my Sophie’s Choice. I finally turned to Instagram for help and the people have spoken... I got both.
I have so many summer dresses (like these!) begging for a waist belt and thankfully, Loeffler Randall was happy to oblige. When I think of Loeffler Randall, I think of shoes, but they’ve been expanding into handbags, ready-to-wear and accessories lately with much success. Belts like this leather woven option and this two-toned leather raffia beauty were added to my cart immediately.
This Sofa Arm Side Table is the answer to all of your I-wish-my-coffee-table-were-closer prayers. I spotted it on Abra Belke's Instagram and ordered it immediately. Made from natural bamboo with zero assembly required, this side table just clips on the arm of your couch so that all of your drinks, popcorn, remotes, and phones are within arm’s reach. When you're done, just pop it off and slide it under the couch. No one has to know.
GO SEE Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris! This charming, heartwarming movie is based on the novel (by Paul Gallico) of the same name and is in theaters now. It’s the story of a widowed cleaning lady in postwar 1950s London who goes on an adventure to Paris to purchase a couture Dior dress. It has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 100% rating in my heart because it is the kind of feel-good movie Hollywood doesn't seem to want to make anymore which makes it all the more refreshing. Please go see this so they start making more gems like it!
If you caught my stories about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you heard me singing this North Face vest’s praises. From the quilting to the olive green color to the classic silhouette and cinchable waist, the vest is undeniably wearable. Apologies in advance for the tonnage of pics I’ll be posting in this vest come fall. Is my suburbia showing?
The Neck Serum from Nécessaire is extremely necessary for your décolletage. This multi-peptide treatment is my go-to product for the sensitive skin on my neck and chest that's more delicate and less elastic than the skin everywhere else. It has no silicones, no parabens and it’s one of the products in the Treatment Collection (which also includes The Body Serum and The Body Lotion) — you can snag the whole bundle for $50 off + an additional 10% off with the code ORTON10. The 10% off code is good sitewide so snag your favorites at a discount while you can.
You know how when you get a cute activewear set, it makes you want to work out? Well, these LoveShackFancy aprons for Hedley & Bennett make me want to cook a five-course meal. They’re inspired by vintage aprons but have modern functionality like adjustable straps, pockets and a loop for a towel. The only problem is, the sweet floral patterns are almost too pretty to wipe my hands on. Also, don't even get me started on the options for little ones.
I have a new favorite sleep mask from Amazon. It’s made from a super soft memory foam and is ergonomically designed so it doesn’t smush (smoosh?) your eyelashes. It’s fully adjustable, comes in six different colors and is perfect for meditation, yoga, flights, sleeping, or pretending the piles of laundry at the foot of your bed don't exist.
If you’re familiar with Madewell, you know they’re constantly having sales. But, the sales don’t always include these cute fisherman sandals for 50% off. Huarache/fisherman sandals are historically worn by babies, uncles, and yes, fishermen, but they’ve had a real renaissance this summer. This is a dressier take on the classic style but what I love most about them is their ability to obscure the fact that I haven’t had time for a pedicure in two months. I also snagged this shirt and this set in the sale.
When you have children, you quickly become reliant on white noise machines. White noise calms babies and helps them settle at bedtime and throughout the night. But, what about overtired/overworked moms and dads? This is where brown noise comes in. Brown noise is similar to white noise in that it also generates a calming background sound, but brown noise has more bass and a lower overall frequency so instead of the hum of a fan or TV static, it sounds more like thunder rumbling or the roar or a distant waterfall. And, if you don’t find the roar of a distant waterfall relaxing, I can’t help you.
I bought this show-stopping square-cut vase from Tizo Design and immediately had to march back and buy all of their other crystal vase offerings like this, this and this, because they’re all so unique and beautiful. The latter three are smaller than the first square-cut option I mentioned, and I love that they have room for just a single stem or two. The vases themselves are such a statement, you don't have to buy enormous quantities of flowers to use them. I need one in every room! Also, adding this to my list of great hostess gifts.
I first bought these straight leg pull-on pants from Vince last fall in flannel and was thrilled to see them offer the same flattering fit in a lightweight fabric for summer. They’re as flattering and comfortable as their winter sister and come in this perfect, summery pale sand color. I'm hoping Vince keeps this up, so I can just keep wearing these pants all year round. Can I manifest a corduroy option for fall, please?