Behind The Brand: Lovers + Friends

New Spring Arrivals from Lovers & FriendsSpring wear is trickling into our stores and we have been getting tons of goodies from one of my personal favorite lines, Lovers + Friends. I honestly couldn't be more in love with this year's Spring collection. It features lots of creams and pale pinks as well as stunning scarf prints and embroidery. View full article →

2016: Fresh Start

Whether you are a believer of creating goals after the post-party apocalypse on 01/01, or you find the whole "new year, new me" concept a stretch, there's always time to work on improving yourself. Personally, I enjoy the idea of a fresh start with each new year. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that I am going to change over night. But, I do find this to be a good time to reflect on the past year and work on moving forward and making positive changes. Keep in mind, we can do this at any point in our lives. So if you decide you want to make a change on any given Tuesday, by all means- go for it! I've read other blogs that have inspired me to create a short list of my own. Maybe this will ignite a spark of inspiration for you too!

1. Word of the year. I saw a quote from (this) blog say that rather than making resolutions, they choose a word for the year. I like this concept because it goes hand in hand with the law of attraction: if you believe it, dream it, think of it enough, you will inevitably obtain what you are after. My word? Positivity.

2. Dive into hobbies. Sometimes we are so wrapped up in our everyday rituals that we forget to take time for ourselves. The first few interests that came to my mind are the ones I have decided  to focus on first: drawing, photography, yoga and graphic design. Once I add these hobbies into my ritual, I'll be happy to add more to my list. Hobbies are what make you, you! Find yours!

3. Prepare for the next day. This always slips my mind. Night time rolls around and i'm snug as a bug in a rug and remember that I should prepare lunch for tomorrow or pick out my outfit. And then I tell myself "I'll just wake up early". And then what do ya know, I slept in and am scurrying in the morning. 

I really like this list. It's not overwhelming. It actually seems like it will be enjoyable to do! 
What are your New Year's Goals? I'd love to get inspired!  
x Courtney

Waterlily Wonderland

It's such a beautiful sight to see- a myriad of wrapped gifts under the glowing tree, each package oozing the personality of the giver. I love the idea of giving a present to someone special that embodies their personal style, wrapped in something that expresses my own personal style. Such a cool concept! At Waterlily, we happily offer complementary wrapping for a Waterlily Wonderland under the tree for her!

P.S. How adorable is this Em Mini Dress by Show Me Your Mumu in the Bohemian Bouquet print?

Shop the dress here

Happy Wrapping!

x Courtney

Falling for Fringe

I am a believer that your purse mirrors your personality.  We recently got an awesome shipment of super cute bags by Street Level. These bags will work for all different types of personalities and styles; bohemian beauty, rocker glam or city chic.
Here are just a few of the styles we have in store
 

Bohemian Dream
Fit all of your essentials in the taupe hobo bag. The super soft fringe detail is just an added bonus. 

 

 

Rock + Roll Glam

Paint the town with this little bag on your shoulder. This black crossbody packs a lot of punch. Accented with a gold concho for a midwestern vintage feel. 

City Chic

The laser cut detail on this oversized tote is not the only reason why we love this bag so much! Style meets practicality, reverse for a solid navy blue leather exterior. Big enough to fit everything a city girl would need. 

 Which bag would work best for you? Let us know, we'd love to hear!

Music Inspo: Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle

If you haven't heard the majestic music by Wild Belle, I seriously suggest you get in your car, put on their album Isles, and drive. Wild Belle is made up of two musically blessed siblings, Elliot and Natalie Bergman. They make soulful rock indie music with a reggae twist. It's amazing. On top of it, Natalie totally kills it when it comes to style.

This Chicago native has a serious flare for fashion. Bergman is the type of girl who scores at flea markets and makes it look effortlessly cool. She incorporates some really awesome vintage pieces into her outfits. A magical voice and sweet style... Can I be her?

Photos taken from Natalie Bergman's Instagram: @nataliebergman

Our Favorite Songs By Wild Belle
1. It's Too Late
2. Take Me Away
3. Love Like This
4. Keep You
5. June

  

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 x Courtney

Five Fall Essentials

Crunchy leaves. Bonfires. Warm colors. Suede. Oversized blankets. Autumn is such a magical time of year. As the crisp cold air creeps in, my skin tends to get pretty dry and I am one of those people that are constantly cold. Therefore, it's time to whip out the Five Fall Essentials. 

1. Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters- This is probably a given. But sweaters are the ultimate Autumn go-to. And because of this, we tend to wear them until they are ragged and shabby. So treat yourself to a practical every day sweater when Fall comes around. It's justified- you'll live in it for 5 months straight! My favorite is this Fairisle Free People oversized sweater. Here are a few of my other favs we have in store now. Manon Sweater , Intarsia Drape Cardi , Pablo Sweater

2. Lafco Candle in Ski House- HOLY MOLY, this candle smells insane!! It's like a dreamy Vermont getaway in a log cabin, cozied up next to a fire. If you are into warm scents, I couldn't recommend this one enough. The notes: sandalwood, leather and spruce. Fill your home with this scent here

3. Booties- Whenever I am not feeling my outfit, whether it be a casual dress or jeans and a tee, I throw on my booties and instantly love the look. They add such style and personality to your outfit. You can have fun with a printed pair like these Matisse Nugent leopard booties or rock something like these incredible Howsty Tahira embroidered booties.I am so in love with the Howsty booties because they have such a cool story behind them. The Spanish brand's hallmark is the Kilim fabric. Kilim is a handmade tapestry, so no two booties will be the same. How cool!?

4. Leather Jacket- I personally like mine without all of the bells and whistles. I get so much use out of my leather jackets each season. And they last forever! I LOVE the fit of this jacket by Velvet. 

 

5. Mac Strobe Cream- This moisturizer is magic in a bottle. When cold air strikes, my skin loses the bright glow that I lust after. I put heaps of this on whether I'm wearing makeup that day or not. My skin literally transforms as soon as the cream touches my face. It's packed with vitamins and green tea, to which I owe the instant brightening effect. This product is seriously next level. Get a bottle here!

 

What are your Fall Essentials? We'd love to hear! Let us know in the comments.

x Courtney

Practically Boho - our favorite styles this week!

We are feeling the laid back, bohemian vibe this week.  With new deliveries from Jen's Pirate Booty, Tularosa, Sol Angeles & Gypsy 05 - these are some of our favorite picks.  Everything is super cute and super wearable. 

Clockwise:  1.  Jen's Pirate Booty Fiesta Janis Crop  2.  Sol Angeles Tiny Dancer Tee  3.  Hudson's Taylor Flare Jeans  4.  Acacia's Florence One Piece  5.  Dolce Vita's Allura Sandals  6.  Citizen of Humanity Ava Shorts in Echo wash  

Maura's Holiday Picks!

There are so many amazing items to chose from Waterlily in-store and online, but here are just a few of my holiday picks! I love anything from Wildfox, but the Painting the Roses sweater is the perfect thing to cozy up in during the long winter months. I think the Free People beaded slip would make a great New Years Eve outfit. This pink fur vest from Maison Scotch is a timeless piece, and has been one of my favorites since it arrived to the shop. I love the way Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray adds texture to my hair, and Nirvana White perfume by Elizabeth and James is an amazing blend of scents. My bottles of each are starting to run a bit low, so I could definitely use a refill for the holiday season. 
Now for the jewelry... I was so excited when the box of Serafina arrived to the shop. When I saw this necklace, I knew it had to be added to my Christmas wishlist. I think it would go back to the Wildfox roses sweater perfectly. I also love all of the new pieces from Sirena + The Sea that we have here at Waterlily... the Sedona Collection just came in, and this bracelet is my favorite. Finally, the Nixon Monopoly watch from Barewires is something I've had my eye on for the past few months. If it doesn't show up under the tree, I may just have to treat myself. :) 
1. Painting the Roses Sweater by Wildfox  2. Nixon Monopoly Watch (available in-store at Barewires Surf Shop)  3. Embellished Mini Slip by Free People  4. Dancing Feathers Statement Necklace by Serefina  5. Surf Spray by Bumble and Bumble  6. Edie Bracelet by sirena + the sea (available in-store at Waterlily)  7. Faux Fur Gilet Vest by Maison Scotch  8. "Nirvana White" Perfume by Elizabeth and James