Want/Need: Our Editors’ Spring Wishlist
Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
Photography by Portraits: (James, top) Jesse Chamberlain, (Katie, bottom) Ashley Batz
It is finally spring and we couldn’t be more excited! While we’re busy trading in our sweaters and boots for sundresses and sandals, and up to our knees in house chores to start the season off right, we’ve compiled a list of the things we are coveting for the warmer, sunny days ahead. From a fresh read to dive into outside on the hammock and a playful linen romper to new lighting and favors for a certain cutie’s upcoming birthday party, here’s what’s on our current Want/Need list. What’s on yours?
“I have practically been living in jumpers for the past two seasons and my adult onesie love is still going strong. I pre-ordered this indigo beauty last week and cannot wait for it to arrive!” Ilana Kohn Gary Jumpsuit, $276, Covet & Lou.
“This brightly colored, embroidered pillow reminds me so much of the ranch in Texas where my husband and I were married. I definitely need one somewhere in our home.” Mexican Otomi Embroidered Pillow, $155, Leif.
“My friends Cary and Jenna introduced me to the incredible brand Brother Vellies a couple of months ago, while on a trip in New York. The beautiful shoes are handmade in Africa by local artisans using sustainable practices and materials.” Springbok Congo Sandal, $380, Brother Vellies.
“I have fallen hard for this all-over beauty oil. It reminds me of the industry favorite Olio Lusso, but I like the more subtle, peppery scent and the lower price tag. It’s like liquid gold!” Sparrow True Essential Oil, $88, Sparrow For Everyone.
“A new season calls for new shades and I am all over these matte black, chic, polarized, circle frames from Krewe.” St. Louis Sunglasses, $210, Krewe Du Optic.
“Spring cleaning and organizing made easy with some decor-friendly Bolga baskets for storing toys, shoes, blankets—you name it.” Nesting Bolga Baskets, $90, Amazon.
“My son Sailor is a sucker for velcro sneakers. He has two pair and insists on wearing them as much as possible. He even sleeps in them! We take them off once he’s out like a light and he wakes us up each morning to help him put them back on. I think he would love these ones.” Veja Kid Shoes, $98, Fawn Shoppe.
“I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. It’s a story of essays that author Joan Didion wrote about her life in the 1960s. Can’t wait to dive in.” The White Album by Joan Didion, $11.02, Amazon.
“This lip primer is amazing. You are supposed to wear it under your lip color, which I do on the occasion that I wear my trusty red lipstick from Storq, but I also wear it alone. It gives me the prettiest, natural, nude lip.” Stila Lush Lips Water Plumping Primer, $21, Stila.
“I love dainty, golden jewelry. This little necklace would be a great addition to my collection.” Plume Necklace, $250, In God We Trust.
“It’s always nice to ring in spring with some fresh florals—on a dress, that is. This one has sort of a Seventies vibe, which is perfect for San Francisco.” Asos Swing Dress in Retro Floral Print, $45, Asos.
“I am also ready to do some major spring cleaning. I’ve heard this book is a total game-changer, and my friends who have read it have got rid of so much stuff. I’m hoping my clutter-bug self can do the same.” The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, $10.19, Amazon.
“Turkish towels are so beautiful and I’m anxious to see if they’re absorbent, as well. We have lots of beach days ahead!” Pink & Apricot Turkish Towel, $21.99, Lulujo Baby.
“I love the idea of bright white bucks, sans socks, worn with jumpers or dresses.” G.H. Bass Buckingham Buc, $109, G.H. Bass & Co.
“We’re still in the process of revamping our home, which we’ve had for almost 5 years. We just added this Possini chandelier to the living room and it instantly transformed the space! For something that looks so sleek and fancy, it’s also a really great price.” Possini Orbs 15-Light Chandelier, $199.95, Lamps Plus.
“I’m excited to start hosting lots of casual dinner parties in my backyard this spring. I love these simple plates from Crate + Barrel, combined with pretty printed indigo napkins by a Mother favorite, Jenny Pennywood.” Marin White Dinner Plates, $7.95, Crate + Barrel; Pine/Indigo Shorthand Napkins (set of 2), $42, Jenny Pennywood.
“This April, my baby boy is turning 2! We’re going to celebrate with a big truck-themed party at a local park. Nothing fancy, just lots of kids and lots of things with wheels to entertain them. Diego will be in heaven!” Construction Truck Pinata, $8.57, Amazon. Dos T-Shirt, $17.95, Amazon.
“It’s always nice to change up your scent with the season. This floral number by True Nature Botanicals definitely smells like spring.” True Nature Botanicals Noble Floral Solid Perfume, $95, True Nature Botanicals.
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