August Lust List

I skipped July. I know. You all were waiting with bated breath, and here we are 2/3 of the way through August and I haven’t given you a list of glorious finds to lust after in MONTHS. What can I say? I’m doing the work of 3 people at my day job and that doesn’t leave much time for blogging. Plus I kind of like to see Jefe for 5 minutes before we literally collapse into bed every night from exhaustion.

ANYWAYS, without further ado, I bring you August’s Lust List!


1) Pacific & Rose Table Runner: Last week I hit up the Rose Bowl Flea Market again and this stand is the first thing you see to the right when you walk in. Every time I go, I’m always drawn to the block-print textiles. They’re not *quite* Jefe’s style, but I’m obsessed with them nonetheless because they’re so beautiful. The patterns are very Pottery Barn meets India.  Thinking I may have to snag a blue & yellow one for Momma Sny’s dining room.

2) JCrew PJ’s: I used to be the queen of pajamas back in high school and college. Remember Joe Boxer? Yeah, I was his #1 fan. But lately, my pajama drawer has been leaving much to be desired. After being introduced to Amber Interiors thanks to a “behind the blog” feature on Style Me Pretty Living, I was scrolling Amber’s blog and came across her post on Maison Du Soir.   Although I can’t quite afford Maison’s prices, I’m loving the idea of wearing more than a battered t-shirt and some old sweatpants to bed.  Besides, I really need something cute to wear while I’m watching Jefe cook me eggs on the weekend… what can I say?  The man knows his way around a frying pan.

3) H&M Home Tray: It’s black, it’s white, and it’s New York all over.  For these prices, I’ll take the set.  H&M Home has quickly become my newest budget friendly obsession.  If only it was a few inches slimmer, I’d have the perfect spot on my bathroom counter.

4) West Elm Braided Cable Knit Pillow:  India ink is totally my jam.  So much so that we already bought this.  And anything cable knit just reminds me of a crisp fall day back home.  Jefe has been jonesing to add some blue to our otherwise fall-themed living room so I quickly said yes  on our most recent trip to West Elm.  I promised him we were just window shopping…. we left with a large shopping bag. 😉

5) West Elm Zigzag Shower Curtain: Every since Jefe and I picked up this print and these photos, we’ve been wanting a little less modern feel.  So while we were on the aforementioned West Elm trip picking up our cable knit pillow, we grabbed this puppy too.

6) Goyard Classic Tote:  I’ve seen these all over the place lately.  They’re classic in terms of structure and style but now they’re selling them in such bright, modern and fun colors like this blue.  It’s the perfect travel bag for an overnight in Santa Barbara wine country or as your carry-on when making those 48 hour trips to NY on the weekends (or is that just me….)

7) Old Navy Zip-Front Military Jacket: I’ve been lusting after one for these for quite some time.  Now they’re finally back in style and with a vengeance.  Lucky for me, Old Navy has a bunch of them at a fabulous price.  Perfect for those cool, desert nights in LA.

8) Gold Charm Necklace by Mei Elizabeth: Found this incredible jewelry stand at the Rose Bowl last weekend.  The stand had a TON of beautiful gold necklaces.  I had my eye on one just list this, except the charm was a wishbone.  Had I $49 in cash on me, I’d be wearing it right now.  And unfortunately she doesn’t have that particular charm on her Esty site.  Guess I’ll have to go back next month with enough cash.  Live and learn.

So there you have it.  This month’s Lust List.  What have you all been lusting after?  Any new home decor?  Maybe a special piece of jewelry?

June Lust List

As we’re more than half way through June, I figured it was time to share with you this month’s lust list!


  1. Adidas Dragon Shoes: For those that don’t know, Jefe could give Imelda Marcos a run for her money.  He’s got great style and LOVES himself a rocking pair of sneakers.  As I could use some new casual shoes that aren’t flip-flops (and I’m sure Jefe would be thrilled if I upped my game in the kicks department), I’d love a pair of these in Bluebird.
  2. Caitlin Wilson Teal Arrow Pillow: I am loving this new pattern from Caitlin Wilson.  Her newest line is bright, happy and perfect for summer.  I love this pattern in particular but may go with more of a traditional blue version as an accent for our bedroom.
  3. Ray-ban Wayfarers: These will always be a classic.  And I could use a pair of sunnies that are both stylish, classic, and don’t get caught in my mess of frizzy hair when I plop them on the top of my head this summer.  That East Coast humidity during vacay can be brutal.
  4. Merona Relaxed Bermuda Shorts: I love me some New England preppy style, particularly for summer.  On a recent trip through Target, I was browsing for a summer dress and came across these in a a fun orange print.  And the lobsters had me at hello.  They’re already in my closet.
  5. Bathroom Faucet Photos: After Jefe picked up this old Gillette print for the bathroom, I decided we needed some matching artwork for the opposite wall.  I found these great black & white photos from Etsy.  They’re simple, fit the new bathroom style and didn’t break the bank.
  6. Ezeiza Weekender Bag:  Found this guy on One Kings Lane.  It’s just begging to be taken to wine country for the weekend.  I love that it is unisex so Jefe or I could grab it for a quick getaway.
  7. Asymmetrical Mini Letter Necklace: I’m in desperate need of a new gold necklace.  I’m also a sucker for anything monogrammed.  Thank you BaubleBar for this little beauty.  Kate Spade’s new line Saturday also has a similar, slightly less expensive version.
  8. Crate & Barrel Paterson Black Two-Door Cabinet: The credit for this find has to go to Jefe.  He got the itch a few months ago to replace our tv stand with a Paterson, which we did.  And now that we have this fancy new piece of furniture, we’ve got the itch to keep at the upgrades.  We’d love to get this cabinet to replace our old Ikea dresser that we’ve been using as storage in the living room.