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April 30, 2017

this may be a record for the number of posts i have done in one week since rowan was born! rowan has been crawling all over me while i have been typing–he was supposed to be napping–so i apologise for the grammatical errors in advance.

i thought i would put together some gift ideas for anyone looking for ideas for mother’s day gifts.

fragrance sampler
collection sampler box of all eight rag & bone fragrances. mix and match–all the scents are amazing, but neroli and bergamot are my favorite!

striped top
zara is so good with hitting trends, but also maintaining an easy-effortless feel at a great price. i just got this top the other day and i love it.

beachwaver curling iron
a friend of mine tipped me off about this dreamy curling iron. it literally does all the work for you. you clip the end of your hair to it, hit a button and off it goes. get ready for the victoria’s secret model hair.

meant – do it all wash
i actually haven’t tried these products yet, but a friend of mine started the line and i imagine they are amazing because she is pretty much a rock star. she is a hard working, multi-tasking, mama of two badass and i can’t wait to try all her products. i am sure they are as great as she is.

hexagon hoops
bing bang is one of my favourite inexpensive jewelry lines. i love their playful nature. their products make really great gifts.

“women on a mission” tote
love the message and love the cause. each bag purchased gives 10 meals to children around the world.

black ginsberg sweater
this sweater is a chic nod to the beatnik generation. ginsberg was an american poet of jewish origin, and one of the leading figures of both the beat generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.

big little lies
my mom gave me this book and i haven’t started reading it yet, but she claims you cannot put it down. i’m trying to wait to watch the hbo series once i complete the book!

marilyn baseball cap
the truth is, every woman should have a go-to baseball cap. for bad hair days, rainy days or for just an easy weekend accessory. i wear my caps all the time!

chess set
the other day, nate and i were talking about how fun it would be if we learned how to play chess together. maybe if we got a cool new chess set that would inspire us! we need a distraction from binge watching the americans!

baies diptyque candle
of all the candles in the world, this is still my ABSOLUTE favourite.

adria espadrille
i actually just got these as a little gift for my mom. easy and effortless.

happy mother’s day shopping!


monday must haves: my beauty shelf

February 16, 2015

i’ve been really into beauty products lately… maybe its because i am in my 30s and realized i forgot to take care of my skin in my twenties. argh. if i could tell my 25 year old self anything it would be EXFOLIATE and MOISTURIZE. not sure i can make up for it now, but i am trying! i wish my beauty shelf was as perfectly organized as the above, but i decided to sketch up my favorite items in my beauty repertoire.

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beauty, fashion, marissa

valentines day gift ideas

January 26, 2015

i’m not huge fan of valentine’s day and all of the melodrama that goes with it… that said, it can’t hurt to pull together a wish list! really i am just hoping for a movie date night–fifty shades of grey please… seriously!


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dress my desk

October 10, 2014

desk x Lady & Prince
in the office we talk a lot about how we set up our desks… from accessories, to plants to pinning up inspiration. these are some of my favorite desk accessories… other than when i bring rider to work (he is so small he technically counts as an accessory!).

1. tata harper’s volumizing lip & cheek tint 2. kate spade business card holder 3. simply spotless fabric cleaner (for the accidental lunch mishap!) 4. a chic coaster or two 5. frends headphones 6. porcelain typography tray 7. calypso eau de toilette (for the work to dinner date spritz!) 8. poppin white desk set 9. the sill table top plants 10. re-visit iphone case (ivanka gave this to me for my birthday and its hands down the coolest and chicest case–obsessed!) 11. spray and screen cleaner in one!

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a monday #mothersday must have: tata harper

May 6, 2014

ok, so that quote is totally true, but let’s be honest… good beauty products are pretty helpful too. i really wish i had listened to my mom when i was younger… i remember she always wore moisturizer and said it was so important… i actually think it was vaseline, but still. i don’t think i took her advice to heart till my late twenties when i realized i didn’t look the same as i did at 19! i am much better now about my beauty regimen and when i find new products that i love i become pretty religious about them. my two must haves from tata harper are: the regenerating cleanser and the resurfacing mask. the cleanser is amazing–i don’t normally like scrubs on my face because they are more cumbersome, but this cleanser is gentle with small micro sized beads and makes my skin feel clean and polished. i love the resurfacing mask as well, its my new go-to for dull winter skin. it works like a traditional peel and leaves your face feeling fresh and vibrant. if you are looking for some new beauty products be sure to check out tata harper. also, as a special treat, enjoy 15% off your order with the code PURELOVE now through 5/11/14

i feel so honored because the ladies at tata featured me alongside some other super chic mamas on their blog this week… be sure to visit their blog to read the interview! also, definitely follow along these other inspiring moms– latham from mama glow, julia from romy and the bunnies and rachel from cricket’s circle! xx!