Pretty Little Spring Things

IMG_2386Spring is definitely in my dreams, if not quite in the air. Here in Jersey City we’re still waiting for all of Storm Stella’s now dirty snow to melt. But I love how much warmer the sun feels, how much longer it stays light outside. Don’t you?

In this post I’m sharing some of my favorite finds for Spring. I would love to have styled some head-to-toe looks with them, but it’s still just too darn cold. Because they are so special, at least to me, I’m pretty sure they will sell out fast. If they’re not exactly right for you, I do hope you’ll find some fun, pretty inspiration for your wardrobe.

But before I share, I have to thank Casa Mona for allowing me to shoot this post inside their jewel box of a flower and home decor shop. Designers Carlos Riva and Antonio Vieira are the co-owners of this new and not-to-be-missed JC spot. Not only do they have a rainbow selection of classic and unusual cut flowers and orchids, they also have the coolest cacti. Take your pick too of beautiful baskets, sleek vases, even treats and treatments for your pooch (we love their Harry Barker Oatmeal Shampoo for Bowie). They also stock coffee, jams and other delectables from Kerber’s Farm — a historic and recently restored farm in Suffolk County, New York. (Think great gifts.) And they’ll be heating up their state-of-the-art coffee service any day now. Go!


IMG_2331IMG_2328Now this my kind of baseball hat! So, so pretty and it comes in S, M or L, which if you have a peanut head like I do is good news.

IMG_2384IMG_2359IMG_2358Ballet slipper inspired flats are a big trend for Spring. And these are pirouette-worthy as far as I’m concerned.

IMG_2377IMG_2379IMG_2381Don’t these earrings look like something a fairy would leave behind? And they’re light as a feather too. Good news for over 50 ear lobes!

IMG_2389IMG_2362IMG_2363Embroidered flowers, leafy tendrils and hummingbirds…I can’t wait  to wear this top. With a cami or tank underneath, of course.

IMG_2339IMG_2375IMG_2344As you can see, this gold-and-diamond bangle and matching ring (gifts from Chris) look beautiful anywhere…and everywhere. They are from one of my favorite jewelers. Details below.

IMG_2332IMG_2334My new favorite nail color, courtesy of the latest Rachel Zoe Box of Style. Mani Pedi, please!

IMG_2392And here’s Mona, Carlos and Antonio’s rescue chihuahua from the Dominican Republic and namesake of their new store. She’s snuggling with her big brother Diego. Precious!

IMG_2396IMG_2403IMG_2406And the picture-perfect roses I could not leave Casa Mona without. Love!

Baseball Hat: H&M (I could only find it in-store) but similar here and here

Ballet Flats: Zara (in multiple hues). As always, other must-have options here and here

Earrings: J Crew but check out these and these

Top: Zara, now in black but also like this and this

 Jewelry: Ginette NY bracelet and ring

Nail Polish: Piece of Cake by Butter but LOTS of delicious shades to choose from!

All photos by MP Allegaert

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