Love Want Need // Espadrilles & Totes

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Happy Monday, all! Hope you all had pleasant weekends! This past Saturday was my birthday, so Christa and her boyfriend came to pay me a visit in Boston. The weather turned out to be much nicer than we anticipated, so we got to go on some nice long walks. It got me thinking about how day-trip season is upon us — pleasant afternoons filled with slow strolls in destination towns, checking out local shops and markets. Days like those call for lightweight comfy shoes and easy carry-all totes for your finds along the way, with canvas being the perfect material for both! Check out some of our finds:


Love
Target Cap Toe Espadrille
Tri-Coastal Watermelon Tote

Want
Soludos Classic Espadrille
Dogeared Random Crap Tote

Need
JCrew Factory Geo-Print Espadrille
Becksondergaard Agave Tote


Great Barrington Stroll

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Curtis, our friends Lauren & Drew, and I took a lovely day trip this past Friday to Great Barrington, Mass. It was a nice sunny day where we walked up and down the main stretch, checking out local shops, grabbing treats, coffee and lunch.

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Right when we arrived we popped into One Mercantile – a dream shop for Lauren & myself. It had letterpressed cards, screen printed napkins, beautiful coffee table books, handmade soaps and much more. We both left with a couple items (we couldn’t help ourselves!) Next we browsed around Rubiner’s – a cheesemonger & grocer shop which not only had delicious cheese, but was a stunningly beautiful space. Attached to the back and owned by the same people was Rubi’s, a cafe where we grabbed some drinks and treats. Everyone was extremely happy with their warm drinks and we wandered around a little more until lunch at Baba Louie’s. This pizza place was perfection – I got the Dolce Vita pie – which was tomato sauce, wilted spinach, fresh mozzarella, california figs, gorgonzola, prosciutto and parmesan topped with infused rosemary oil (YUM). Lastly we poked around a couple other shops (Twigs was another favorite) and settled on some homemade ice cream at SoCo Creamery. It was a lovely little trip, and only about an hour and a half from Hartford – definitely doing it again!


My Outfit:
Gap Army Jacket, similar
Old Navy Sweater
H&M Floral Scarf
American Eagle Jeans
Old Navy Flats
Vintage Coach Purse, similar
Cole Haan Sunnies, Nordstrom Rack, similar