Currently Coveting

Summer is in full swing in NYC now which means I'm living in dresses. There are two maxi dresses on this months wish list. All of my dresses are actually midi length and I've actually stayed away from maxi lengths because I have concerns that they would make me look short but after trying on one recently I think it can work as long as it's not too voluminous and hits above the ankles. I choose silhouettes carefully because I'm very conscious about dressing for my body type and appearing as long and lean as possible.

Items acquired from last month's wish list:
 J. Crew Point Sur Seaside Pant
Just as I suspected I can live in these pants. Purchased in size 4. Fit is TTS.
Brixton Hardy Bucket Hat
Provides stylish sun protection while keeping my head cool.
Sun Squad Round Watermelon Picnic Blanket
Got this on sale for 25% off so it was such a bargain. Haven't used it yet but it's really cute.
I tried on the H&M Kaftan Dress and even a size 0 was cut too generously for me. I'm usually a size 4 at H&M.

1. Tie Strap Floral Smocked Maxi Dress
The smocked bodice reminds me of dresses I used to wear as a kid and the dark floral pattern is feminine without being OTT.

2. Cuyana Wrap Maxi Dress
The classic silhouette of this dress is very appealing as is the tie detail which offers a multitude of versatile styling options making this a great wardrobe option that can be easily dressed up or down.

3. Cuyana Mini Circle Belt Bag
This chic beauty can be worn as a belt but can also be carried as a shoulder bag.

4. The Block Heel Sandal
Crafted of soft Italian leather, these block-heeled sandals look much more expensive than they are.

5. Shashi Love Ring
I'm really liking the graphic elegance of this ring.

6. Resin Hair Clips
I got my hair cut pretty short recently and I love using fun hair clips to keep my hair off my face. When it's hot I just don't want my hair touching me.

7. Primera Clean Berry Lip Mask
I swear by the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask but I totally want to check out this one from Primera which is cleanly formulated.

8. NAILS INC. Beach Bottle Nail Polish
This iridescent pink duochrome shade is so pretty and perfect for summer.

9. Houses: Extraordinary Living
I love a good coffee table book especially ones like this which takes a look inside the world's most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century.

10. Terrarium Candle
These meticulously detailed miniature cactus and poppy candles are super cute and the pine and vanilla  and jasmine scents sound lovely. They would make fantastic gifts as well because it's never too early to think about your Christmas shopping.

You can always check out my running wish lists in the Shop With Me section on the blog. What are you coveting?

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Doctor Anne said...

I had these frocked dresses too as a kid, I just don´t feel they work for me now. But maxi dresses are amazing for the heat.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

Jackie Harrison said...

The wrap black dress is perfect I could see you rocking it.

Emmylou said...

Ooooo....I love those Seaside pants from J Crew. Great score, chingu:) And love the maxi dresses. You would totally rock this with your height! (I am so jealous:D)
And I've only heard great things about Nails Inc but have never tried it. Gotta get my hands on one of the polishes.

Carolyna's world said...

This is so cool leaving in the dresses :-) I am fan of maxi dresses.
This terrarium candles are so cute

Anonymous said...

You choose such a beautiful items. I like maxi dresses and candles.

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R's Rue said...

Cuyana please.

Mai Nguyen said...

I ordered a block heeled sandal from Everlane recently! I love the look and feel, but their shoes run small, so I ended up returning it :/! I also love how the trend this summer is maxi/midi dresses and skirts! I remember not too long ago when it was all about the denim cutoff shorts and mini skirts and I was always afraid I was showing too much skin.


R.ChamberofBeauty said...

I love this beautiful sandals and these dresses. These are perfect for summer. I would love o wear it with hat and sunglasses. These are so comfy and breezy in heat. Very nice post Rowena.
Have a nice day <3

Only Yesterday Blog said...

I really love the maxi dresses and the circle bag <3

This Is Lavinya said...

I adore the smock dress, its the tie up detail that makes me love them even more! - x

Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

FashionRadi said...

I love the nail polish. I just did my nails a similar shade.

Mica said...

Oh that floral maxi dress is such the cutest! So perfect for summer! :)

Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Away From Blue

Ivana Split said...

Both dresses are so pretty and I love the bag and the sandals as well. Beautiful wish list Rowena!

Jamila said...

I wonder if those Terrarium candles are scented? It would be nice to have them in my home if they were because I love fresh fragrances! -

Jenny said...

That mini belt bag is so cute! I was actually looking at those terrarium candles a few weeks ago and thought they were the cutest thing, but then I'd feel bad about actually burning them!

♥︎ Geeky Posh

sonia // daring coco said...

I love that belt bag, such a stunning hue. I need to do a double take on my maxi obsession now. I am fairly petite in height and love my maxi lengths. I am always more concerned about it making me look too wide that I never paid attention to height! Eeeek!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

Oh my goodness, me! I need to get my hands on those cute terrarium candles. Uncommon Goods always has such cool stuff.