my bags are packed – on Coco + Kelley

While Cassandra is Safari – ing in Africa she asked me to do a little guest post over on Coco + Kelley and since I am also off galavanting around in New Zealand, I figure why not stick with the travel theme and give a little peek into what made its way into my suitcase.

new zealand packing guideSo, here are a few things that came along with me on our journey down under and you can see how I styled these items from a beach day to a night on the town over on Coco + Kelley.

While I was searching for a new bathing suit, (I mean it is summer over here after all and I’m pretty sure that qualifies as a good excuse for a new one) I came across so many that I loved, I thought I would show a few alternates in case you are planning a little warm getaway or a tropical spring break vaca of your own.

sarahs bikini picksShopping Guide: (Top image) 1: Mara Hoffman Beach Bag // 2: H by Hudsun Ankle Boot  // 3: Ganni Gold Leather Jacket  // 4: Liebeskind Wristlet  // 5: Asos Straw Hat  // 6: Vix Bikini   // 7: Rachel Zoe Sandals // 8: Mara Hoffman Coverup Dress

(bottom Image) 1: Mara Hoffman Bikini  // 2: L Space Bikini  // 3: Vix Bikini


pattern spy: snakeskin

pattern spy snakeskinInspired by my snakeskin style post, here is a round up of all things serpentine. I could definitely find a place in my life for each of these pieces… especially that Clare Vivier bag that I have been drooling over for much too long now.

1: Snake Jeans by 7 for all Mankind // 2: iPhone case by Marc by Marc Jacobs // 3: Snakeskin Pillow by Kevin O’brien // 4: Snake fold-over clutch by Clare Vivier

pattern spy: butterflies

patternspy-butterfliesCreating a pattern of butterflies can be tricky business to get to look sophisticated instead of juvenile. They can go too cutesie too quickly but when I saw this dress I knew there were some butterfly patterns out there that actually capture the natural beauty of the creature. Here are a few that I think accomplish just that. So why not wear that dress, hang that print, or maybe make a table cloth out of this fabric for your next party?

1: Dress by Tucker // 2: Print by Rockett St. George // 3: Fabric by Keys

my style: floral jeans & polka dots

floral jeans, madewell polka dotfloral jeans, madewell polka dot blazer 02floral jeans, madewell polka dot 3floral jeans, madewell polka dot 4floral jeans, madewell polka dot 5floral jeans, madewell polka dot 8I have to say I am not usually drawn to wear floral prints, but when I saw these jeans and how the blooms pop off of a black ground my heart skipped a little bit.

1: Floral jeans from Asos  //  2: Polka dot blazer from Madewell  //  3: Tee from Madewell  //  4: Shoes from Dholic

my style: black romper & patterned shoes


This little romper was a big hit with Rupert on date night last weekend, so I figured why not make this weeks style post out of it. Here is how I styled it:

1. Romper by Indah found at Princepessa // 2. Mint Clutch by Asos // 3. Feather Necklace from F21 // 4. Shoes by 80%20  // Love ring by Jen’s Pirate Booty also from Princepessa

pattern spy: the inkblot

patternspy-inkblotI have always been kind of fascinated with the Rorschach test and I love how the inkblot patterns look translated into use as decoration. I recently saw an inkblot pillow in HD buttercup but I couldn’t find who it was made by or how much it was, so I passed it over. Regretting that, I went on a search and thankfully found the one above on Pigeon Toe’s online shop.

While looking I was also reminded of Mondo’s amazing dress from Project Runway’s all star season, and fell in love with Warhol’s gilded version as a print. Not sure what Rorschach would think of me wanting to splash these patterns on everything but I think they are crazy good!

1. Mondo’s Project Runway Dress // 2. Pigeon Toe Napkin // 3. Andy Warhol Print // 4. Pigeon Toe Pillow