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Freezing temperatures won’t stop me from wearing spring accessories. I’ve missed this little insect pin from last year’s Tony Duquette for Coach collection.

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Outfitted

I bought this dress from J.Crew years ago and it has since become a frock I reach for repeatedly each fall. It’s a simple, a-line shift, but the ruffles on the bottom keep it from looking too mundane. It’s also the perfect canvas for this Ann Taylor jacket.

Sartorial Summary
Dress: J.Crew (similar) // Coat: Ann Taylor // Bag: Coach (vintage, but current version here) // Shoes: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelet: Gorjana // Earrings: Jeweliq (no longer available, but the necklace version is here) // Nails: Revlon “Peachy”

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Outfitted - The Details

Every now and then a pair of shoes come along that are too perfect to pass up, like these Kate Spade “Cora” loafers. The sparkles are irresistibly feminine, but the conservative shape keep the shoes from being too over-the-top for daytime outings.

Sartorial Summary
Top: Banana Republic (similar) // Skirt: Gap // Bag: Coach (vintage, but current version here) // Shoes: Kate Spade // Watch: Target 

Note: If you’re interested in the shoes, go down a half size. I normally wear a 7 in all Kate Spade shoes, but wear a 6.5 in these.

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Weekend Snapshots:

  1. Cocktail recipes are appropriate reading material, right?
  2. Dave surprised me with a bouquet of roses
  3. Ikat shorts paired with a mint necklace
  4. Research for our spring trip to Kentucky
  5. A few impulse purchases from Target
  6. Getting ready for Monday morning with a dose of spring: cotton candy pink nails and a beetle pin

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#J.Crew#baubles#beauty#coach#flowers#gap#jewelry#pink#sipping#tony duquette#weekend recap#instagram
Weekend Snapshots:
Cocktail recipes are appropriate reading material, right?
Dave surprised me with a bouquet of roses
Ikat shorts paired with a mint necklace
Research for our spring trip to Kentucky
A few impulse purchases from Target
Getting ready for Monday morning with a dose of spring: cotton candy pink nails and a beetle pin
Follow me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles!

Unpacking our souvenirs from Florida left me longing for languid summer days, sipping on drinks adorned with flamingo swizzle sticks…

Florida Souvenirs

…reliving memories through a painting of the Atlantic…

Florida Souvenirs

…and wearing the white aviators I picked up in Palm Beach.

#Florida#travel#souvenirs#flamingo#pink#ocean#sunglasses#coach#kate spade#earrings#floral#blue
Unpacking our souvenirs from Florida left me longing for languid summer days, sipping on drinks adorned with flamingo swizzle sticks…

…reliving memories through a painting of the Atlantic…

…and wearing the white aviators I picked up in Palm Beach.

Our vacation to Fort Lauderdale was everything I hoped it would be: lounging in the sun, exploring nearby cities and enjoying oceanside cocktails. While there are still bags to unpack and photos to upload, I couldn’t wait to share a few snapshots from the trip.

  1. Watching planes at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport
  2. Coach aviators as a Palm Beach souvenir and my favorite pastime: collecting shells
  3. A bit of relaxation in Hollywood Beach
  4. An overpriced lunch at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse for their garlic crabs (a lot of work with little reward, but it was fun)
  5. Rocky shores of the Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter 
  6. The cutest flamingo at Flamingo Gardens (har har) 
  7. Two adventurous flamingos - the rest of the flock stayed away from the tourists
  8. The courtyard oasis at our hotel: The Cocobelle Resort 
  9. The hotel’s vintage key fob
#instagram#vacation#florida#fort lauderdale#snapshots#flamingo#ocean#coach#travel
Our vacation to Fort Lauderdale was everything I hoped it would be: lounging in the sun, exploring nearby cities and enjoying oceanside cocktails. While there are still bags to unpack and photos to upload, I couldn’t wait to share a few snapshots from the trip.
Watching planes at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport 
Coach aviators as a Palm Beach souvenir and my favorite pastime: collecting shells
A bit of relaxation in Hollywood Beach
An overpriced lunch at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse for their garlic crabs (a lot of work with little reward, but it was fun)
Rocky shores of the Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter 
The cutest flamingo at Flamingo Gardens (har har) 
Two adventurous flamingos - the rest of the flock stayed away from the tourists
The courtyard oasis at our hotel: The Cocobelle Resort 
The hotel’s vintage key fob
I really don’t want to leave tomorrow.

Insects give me the heebie jeebies. Sure, I’ll tolerate the cute bugs*, but honestly, I’m thankful that the cat finds pleasure in attacking - and eating - any creepy crawler that wanders inside. It’d be an entirely different story if the creatures were as gorgeous as this Tony Duquette for Coach stick pin. Collecting bejeweled bugs is as close to entomology as I care to get.

*Cute bugs include butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, caterpillars … and that’s about it.

The limited edition Tony Duquette for Coach collection is an absolute dream for lovers of estate jewelry: statement jewels with an air of old Hollywood glamour. My favorites are the insect stick pins at a reasonable $58 each. (In fact, I’ve just placed an order for the beetle pin.)

#tony duquette#coach#baubles#jewelry#insect#pin#sartorial steal
The limited edition Tony Duquette for Coach collection is an absolute dream for lovers of estate jewelry: statement jewels with an air of old Hollywood glamour. My favorites are the insect stick pins at a reasonable $58 each. (In fact, I’ve just placed an order for the beetle pin.)