…what am I, 5? Yeah maybe. Whatever. Guess I’m all pipe dreams & pigtails cuz I’m still making birthday lists. I call this one the “who do I think I am!?” list. Slash do you think if I’m *really* good this year and maybe click my heels 3x, the Easter Bunny will grant me ALL 11 wishes below?? Meh – probably not. But a girl can dream!
1 – Jailbait Bikini | Boys & Arrows ($143 top / $117 bottoms)… Boys & Arrows is quickly becoming my favorite swimwear designer. I only know about them from our girl Janae at Pink & Navy– aka our Fashion Yoda. And since I live in swimsuits on the weekends, then I can justify this (insert air quotes) “investment piece”… right?
2 – Pink Ray Ban Aviators | eBay ($115). Cuz who doesn’t wanna look at everything through rose-colored glasses?
3 – California Ripples #2 & #4 | Natural Curiosities. I saw these at Vegas Market in January in the Natural Curiosities showroom, and they’re positively ethereal (and also massive). Available to the trade.
4 – Andaman Illusions Printed Pant | Calypso St. Barth ($295). I tried these on in Malibu a few weeks ago and decided I’d like to live in them. If they start making a designer collection for Target, I’ll be all set.
5 – Indego African Coral Burst Basket | Urban Outfitters ($60). I don’t know whether to hang this on a wall, plop some fruit in it, or wear it as a hat. Either way, I’m game.
6 – Capri Blue Aloha Orchid No 3 Green Jar Candle | Amazon ($29). When I tell you this smells like heaven, you should probably take my word for it.
7 – Weekdays Tee | J.Crew ($40). Je love graphic tees, avec un pencil skirt for work.
8 – T3 Featherweight 2 Hairdryer | Nordstrom ($200). Bud pooped his pants in his grave just now because I just posted a link to a blowdryer that costs $200.
But seriously… this is what it did to my hair. Now do you believe me?
9 – Vitamix S55 Personal Blender | Williams Sonoma ($449.95). Now I love everything on this little pipe dream of a list, but when the rubber meets the road, a Vitamix might be the **one** thing I would really splurge on, because I would use it every day. Cuz I use a juicer EVERY day.. which would be great if it didn’t take a whole tree of fruit to spat out a cup of juice, and if you didn’t lose so much roughage in the process (I save mine, then put the fruit pulp into Greek yogurt, and the carrot / celery discards into stir fry or spring rolls).
10 – Vintage Ikat Pillow | Rooms & Gardens ($188). The prettiest thing I ever did see. These are vintage / one of a kind, found in a dreamy little shop on Montana Street in Santa Monica called Rooms & Gardens… it reminds me the rustic, laid-back cousin to our preppier beach chic staple Bixby & Ball in Solana Beach. Fun fact: the shop owner is Mary Steenburgen.
11 – Pendleton Purple Hills Oversized Beach Towel | Aviator Nation (about $48). My girl KP has a few of these towels and they’re as gorgeous as they are ginormous and luxurious. And pretty enough to wanna wear as a sari all summer long.
If all else fails, can I just get a fat slice uh this and wash it down with some bubbly? Ah grazie!!!