On this post, a block print dress for spring and travel that will be a go-to, a lipstick that helps the endangered species and is also a beautiful treat, the best tote organizer, a fun podcast and more..
How has your week been? You over the rain yet? I almost feel bad telling you I am lucky to be in a sunny locale…I am on my first girls’ getaway since the pandemic at the BNP Tennis tournament in Indian Wells. It’s a big tournament and they often call it the fourth slam because all the big names go. I am with my dear friends Bari and E, who are also tennis lovers. We haven’t done this for four years due to Covid and such.
It’s two straight days of – watching practices, doubles and singles.. The Indian Wells Tennis Gardens are a tennis lovers paradise with tennis shops, and cute places to eat and drink and more. It’s everything tennis and tons of tennis crazy people. We are also doing a little spa treatment and then back home..
You can follow along on my Instagram for more pictures and I’ll have more to share next week. For that reason this post is a bit brief today.
On my radar this week …
I came across This Old Thing, a clothes centered podcast with Brit Bay Garnett who was at British Vogue and stages fashion shows for Oxfam, and is called ‘queen of thrift.’ She chats with people who also love clothes and vintage. She talks favorite outfits from childhood, thrifting and great thrift treasures, tips and more. I especially enjoyed costumes designer Sandy Powell’s episode. You can listen on Spotify or where you get your podcasts. Bay says you can’t build a beautiful wardrobe without second hand
Emerson Fry has the prettiest collection of India Block prints always and this dress and here in blue, would be great on everyone. These are light and great to pack for a getaway or hopefully be worn on repeat someday when it is warm and water isn’t falling out of the sky!
With tennis on my brain this week, I spotted this cute canvas tote from Scotch & Soda, with a vintage tennis vibe..A fun one to use as a light purse on sunny days out or to fold and bring as a shopper.
Chantecaille is one of my favorite brands for their products which are cruelty free, vegan, but also very luxe. They are committed to helping the planet and their Wild Meadow Collection is the latest committed to help a region, this one being the Carpathian Mountains and meadows in Romania which ‘ripple with wildflowers, butterflies, and 200-plus bird species, are among the most biodiverse in Europe.’ This area holds some of the last of their species and is being infringed upon by agriculture. This lipstick is a bit pricier, but one of a beautiful collection that gives back and helps. I just adore the tube and the colors Crocus or Carpathia look pretty in this super hydrating lip color.
Beautiful product by a local Bay Area mom..
My friend Lauren has a company she started called Tote Savvy. A mom of three, she created her organizer when she realized she did not want to carry an ugly diaper bag. I so remember that feeling! Her smart organizers fit in most regular bags and she has expanded to three sizes. They took off and they are super popular not just with moms, but with people who love to be organized.
These inserts can easily moved between your bags and have a place for everything. I just ordered the Mini Tote insert for my trip. You can buy them on her site along with travel accessories and other cute bags, and darling gifts for mom and baby too. More ideas on how fans style them on Tote Savvy Instagram.
If you missed last weekend’s post, I shared cool readers, spring things, rustic scones, J Crew’s new direction, a little about my mom and more..
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