The Sunday Brief

April 30, 2017

Lusting // I’m majorly crushing on this printed top (see photo below) from Lila Fashion International – a local fashion/lifetyle boutique that sources merchandise from all over the world. This blue jay feather top, specifically, is designed in Scotland and made in Portugal.  I’ve paired it with a denim skirt and one of their leopard passport bags (handmade from leather in Athens, Greece). The sister team at Lila works with small, talented designers, but most have not been exposed to the US market. For this reason alone, their shop is an awesome place to buy unique gifts (hello, Mother’s Day!) – perfect for the jet-setting girl at heart. Tip: When mixing prints, pair large scale patterns with small scale patterns.

lila fashion international

(Photo by Alison Cornell)

All Day Strong // When I was at my conference in Dallas last week, I decided to test out a new lipstick that promises to last a really, really ridiculously long time. My days there were long (and lots of pictures were being taken because – BLOGGERS!) so I was really hopeful that this product would work. The verdict: It did! Check my insta-stories later today and I’ll show you how it works. To try this out, contact Christine ( [email protected]) and you can also check her shop out on Instagram.

How I Built This // Majorly inspiring podcasts featuring women entreprenuers.

Check the Propane Tank // <— ours is always conveniently empty on the nights when I am ready to grill. Now that it is grilling season – definitely try one our our family favorites. And while you’re at it, here are 30 other low maintenance dinners.

Mother-CHIC // Getting a LOT of requests for mom-appropriate yet CUTE sandals for summer. You have come to the right place. Here are a few of our favorite sandals that up the outfit game, but are kid-wrangling friendly. Perfect for a BBQ party with a baby on the hip.


If It’s Too Good to Be True //…. it’s probably to good to be true. Sorry. That was uncharacatristically pessimistic of me. But really? Flavored sparkling water is now bad for your teeth??

Denim DO // I recently read that Asos’s top selling pair of denim is shockingly affordable. I may have to try this white pair for spring (but also loving this pair I recently got from Nordstrom – also comes in non-distressed)

Ready to Run // I need an excuse to wear this. I also need an excuse to really get back into running. Nothing like signing up for a 5K for a little motivation! Locals, anyone want to run this one with me?

Most Popular // Top sellers in the shop this week? This dress, these jeans, and this tee. And you guys wiped these shorts right out of stock, but I just got word that more are coming mid May. I will keep you posted! In other news, how cute is this tee?

Mother May I? // Oh yes you MAY! Anything from this shop for Mother’s Day. Anything. Lauren Priori is an amazingly talented jeweler – be sure to follow me on Instagram because I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pieces from her collection this week. Ok, fine, here is one of them.

If Nothing Else // Buy your kid one of these. They are a thing right now and selling out everywhere.

And that’s all I’ve got.

Happy Sunday,


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