I admit it. I'm a bit partial to this week's Love List subjects. Van is a dear buddy of mine, and when he and Lauren launched their style blog Necessary & Proper a few months ago, I knew it was going to be a big hit. Van: handsome arbiter of good taste, yes, but an even better friend - a result of being raised by his amazing Mom who I also loveLauren: covetable style (I always joke with her that she spends all my money!) a sweet disposition, and no fear of color - now that's a girl after my own heart. Read on to see what these DC gadabouts name amongst the things they can't live without...



1.  Monogram Necklace:  I have an "L" in white gold that I wear on the daily; a yellow gold "W" will be my next purchase. 2.  Elizabeth Cole Earrings:  I love anything animal inspired, the parrots and the jaguars are my favorite. 3. Kate Somerville Tan Towels:  I use one each week.  They give the perfect amount of color and apply evenly. Magic. 4. Penelope Chilvers Pillow Bag:  I am currently coveting this ethereal bag in tan and gold.  5. Diet Sunkist Orange Pop: My dad and I inhale this stuff.  And yes, I'm from Michigan, so it's "pop." 6. Karen Walker Perfect Day Sunnies: They're just bitchin'  7.  Chanel Rouge Coco in #19 "Gabrielle":  This is the perfect red lipstick; no girl should be afraid to punch up her lips! 8.  Nude Shoes:  Nude shoes are my weakness, as is anything by Loeffler Randall.  A nude pump or sandal lengthens your legs and pairs easily with just about anything.  Right now I am loving a lower heel. 9.  Philosophy Amazing Grace: The scent is light, feminine, and perfect for spring.  Plus the bottle looks so pretty on my mirrored vanity. 10.  Party Shorts:  Shorts are my favorite thing to wear in the summer - for day and night.  The brighter the better, like this Mara Hoffman pair.


1. Honest Tea Community Green Tea: I'm not a coffee person, but I drink green tea religiously every morning. 2. Chubbies Shorts in loud colors: What better way to show some summertime thigh?  3. Hermès Cape Cod GM watch with double tour strap: A practical watch/leather bracelet hybrid that ages perfectly and looks good with everything. 4. Ralph Lauren custom fit blue and white stripe oxfords: I have about five of these on rotation and I wear 'em til the collars and cuffs fray. Dressed up with a bow tie or dressed down with jeans or shorts. 5. Sharpie retractable highlighters in five colors (pink, yellow, green, blue, orange) -- the only thing getting me through law school is my complicated highlighting system. 6. Oliver Peoples for Nom de Guerre sunglasses: Just make sure they're not other people's Oliver Peoples. 7. Kiehl's Facial Fuel Eye De-PufferUnfussy and refreshing, this stuff is part of my morning routine. 8. Stubbs & Wootton shoes: I wear these slippers everywhere--velvet with a tux, linen for the beach, needlepoint just about everywhere. I love the cheeky embroidery on the uppers. 9. Surfside sandwich from Jetties: Delicious carved turkey + bacon + avocado on fresh bread = best sandwich in DC! 10. Georgetown University Needlepoint Keyfob from Smathers & Branson. Love the Bethesda boys behind this needlepoint supplier. This keychain is a daily reminder of my alma mater. Hoya Saxa! 11. Home delivery of the Sunday New York Times. Sometimes online just doesn't cut it. I read Sunday Styles and Sunday Review in bed before Sunday brunch (at Hank's Oyster Bar, natch). 12. Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i headphones. These babies have killer bass. I rock out to Beyoncé videos on the treadmill at Vida Fitness every day! 13. Kiel JP braided rope belt. The natural color stands out on the colorful pants and shorts of summer (see #2 above!) 


5 comments:

Caroline | Back Down South said...

One of my favorite parts of The Love List - and these are some great picks! Looking forward to meeting Lauren and Van in a few days.

The Now said...

First time on your blog and I absolutely love it!!!! So glad I found you! Those parrot earrings are the cutest things I have ever seen! I would die for a pair of those Stubbs and Wooten shoes!! Super cute! xoxo Elizabeth

la petite fashionista said...

Seriously LOVE their picks! I think I need to start rocking the party shorts instead of dresses; so festive!

xoxo

Sanity Fair said...

It's me and the parrot earrings. TO DIE. Just so long as they don't whisper "Polly want a cracker?" in my ear...
-SF

www.thewowie.com said...

Love all the picks. Great post. Love the blog...