We all know and love Boden's entire line of clothing and shoes and jewelry, but I barely made it past the sweaters and cardigans on my recent perusal of their site. Short-sleeved, long-sleeved, solids, patterns... I just devastated Boden’s cardigan selection, ordering myself this cardigan, and this puff-sleeve beauty and fluffy cardigan. Naturally, I couldn’t resist sharing the love by getting these darling cardigans for the girls in aqua blue and fair isle, too. CUTENESS OVEROAD.
Caitlin Wilson’s home collection is the stuff of classic design dreams. From the wallpaper to the pillow shams to this beautiful decorative book set, it’s DREAMY. I tumbled down the rabbit hole of her website and now it looks like I’m going to have to re-decorate my entire house so I can find the right spot to showcase this adorable teapot lamp.
Globe-Trotter is an iconic British luggage brand that has been around since 1897. Yes, that’s an 8. And they’ve been perfecting their classic, leather styles ever since. I recently fell in love with their Centenary London Square bag which puts a modern twist on its distinctive design. It comes in nine different colors and you can customize it by adding a monogram. The oxblood/black is my favorite colorway, but there’s truly no wrong answer here. Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't also draw your attention to this special collaboration version they did with Golf Le Fleur.
Richard Christiansen’s Flamingo Estate is THE ultimate California destination. For those of us who can’t jet set to the seven-acre oasis nestled in the hills of Los Angeles, Christiansen has curated gift boxes that are the next best thing. Between botanical hand soaps, heritage olive oil and wildflower honey in the garden tour gift set, you can bring the verdant gardens of the Flamingo Estate home with you, no matter where you live.
When I think of edible flowers, they’re usually floating in a drink or garnishing a cake. But, Loria Stern, a Los Angeles-based baker/gardener/artist has breathed new life into edible flowers. She made a name for herself with these flower-pressed shortbread cookies and they are truly as delicious as they are pretty. Her bakery has expanded to include all sorts of incredible confections like these edible flower “sprinkles” that you can add to any creation of your own and this key lime pie that honestly should be hung in the Louvre.
These Retroknit Flare Track pants from Tory Burch are a closet staple. The cropped, flared legs and the elongating pintuck down the front make these pants perfect for pre-workout, workout, and post-workout. Yes, that’s all the time. They come in black, navy, red, and a conifer green which makes me want to take a crisp fall walk through the woods. You know, if I were emotionally prepared to acknowledge fall yet, which I'm absolutely not.
Liza is in a phase where she loves to grab small objects and drop them behind couches or into air vents and I’m constantly moving the furniture and dislocating a shoulder to retrieve them. It’s a cute game. But, then I discovered this, this and these incredible grabbers. There are a ton of variations, but whichever one you choose, I guarantee it’s quickly going to be the most popular tool in your toolbox. That is, unless you prefer sacrificing a limb on search and rescue missions for Barbie shoes.
The three Rodial products that are absolutely always in my makeup bag are the glass powder, the lip oil, and the banana low lighter. I also have the Rodial glass powder mini which is easy to pop in my purse to de-shine on the go. Rodial is an innovative skincare brand founded by a former beauty editor and with the discount code MARY15, you can get 15% off my must-haves or shop your own.
Okay, so I’m sort of having a love affair with peplum tops right now (don’t tell Rich, he doesn’t know what a peplum top is). This Cara Cara stripe peplum top is perfection. How do they expect me to resist those multi-colored stripes? And do you know what the best thing about this top is? It has a matching maxi skirt. This is one of those unique sets that looks as good together as they do worn with separates.
J'amois makes French vintage-inspired jewelry boxes and displays that are handcrafted in Ukraine from Italian silk velvet. Because why shouldn’t your jewelry have a beautiful place to sit? How gorgeous is this autumn maple-colored jewelry tray? And, if you’re looking for a breathtaking-but-practical piece to top your dresser or vanity, look no further than their Necklace busts.
With Coco’s birthday on the horizon, I’m in the market for a cake stand. Well, I’m in the market for a cake stand that’s a little more casual than the crystal one I got as a wedding gift. And, this colored cake stand from Estelle Colored Glass is exactly what I’m looking for. Nordstrom carries it in mint green, blue, lavender and this blush pink. Then, hop on over to West Elm where you can get the matching dome. Now all I have to do is bake the cake that goes in it. Ruh roh.
J. Crew has perfected the sheath dress with this crepe suiting silhouette. It’s so good that I was forced — by my obsession with that white piping — to buy it in both black and rose. And, now that they’ve arrived and I’ve tried them on, I think that the white piping and I made an excellent choice. PSA: They come in regular, petite and tall. PRAISE BE.
Haus of Stems is a botanical art studio—a thing I didn’t know I needed in my life. And, I’m here to tell you, you need it too. The botanical artist/floral mad scientist, Kristen Alpaugh makes stunning flower art, like these iridescent dyed anthuriums. They are truly magical and I know a few stems would look right at home in one of my favorite crystal vases.
Kule is a New York-based fashion brand that set out to make the perfect striped tee. A quick glance at their website will prove they’ve done it. Time and time again. But, with its split polo collar and relaxed fit, this multi-colored striped rugby tee is MY perfect striped tee. Also, a special shout-out to this adorable Cacio e Pepe shirt for those of us not spending August in Italy. All seven of us.
This foiled recipe journal is one of the many special products Papier makes. It’s bound, striped, and has pages of space for your favorite dishes from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. At the back of the book, they’ve even included measurement and temperature conversions, which might be reason enough to get it. Plus, because Papier is celebrating their seventh birthday, it’s 15% off right now. Fill it with family recipes and pass it down to your daughter on her birthday. Personally, I've purchased a couple to have on hand as great hostess gifts.
I recently discovered the brand Rivet Utility and I’m obsessed with everything they make. I especially love that they offer so many of their amazing styles in petite and tall sizes. I love jumpsuits and utility suits, but I have a hard time finding styles that fit my long torso, so I was ecstatic to find these styles that come in tall on their site.
The possibilities are endless with this peel and stick chalkboard from Chasing Paper. You can stick it on your fridge, in a playroom, or even hang it as a backsplash in your kitchen. You can draw on placemats, make grocery lists, or write out the dinner specials for a special dinner at home. Chalk not included, so I recommend snagging these fun chalk pens.
Since bananas ripen at the speed of light, I’m often looking for recipes that call for near-rotten bananas. My most recent discovery is this Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Broma Bakery. They’re basically the lovechild of chocolate chip cookies and banana bread. Coco helped me make a batch of these delights this week and it was too easy: one bowl, ten ingredients and a mouthful of gooey cookies in under a half hour. If you're a fan of ultra-soft cookies, these are going to be your new favorites.
Like everyone, I've seen people rave about Summersalt swimsuits for years online. However, it wasn't until this collaboration with DVF graced my late-night scroll recently that I decided to finally take the plunge, and all I can say is... WOW. The hype is very real. The quality and fit of these suits makes me actually excited to put on a bathing suit—which is really saying something after two kids. They have so many different styles for women but, of course, I had to get this perfect one-shoulder bow option with matching suits for Coco and Liza, too. Use code MARYO10 for $10 towards your purchase. Personally, I just used the code to order the pink/red and polka dot versions of the same suit!
P.S. If between sizes, I recommend going one size up. And, if you're a tall girl like me, don't miss their "long torso" section!