tanya taylor

Are you guys familiar with Tanya Taylor? I feel like I have heard of the brand before but hadn’t really looked into it prior to this morning when I was browsing Moda Operandi’s current trunk shows and came across this gorgeous dress. I did a little digging and found that not only is the designer a fellow Canadian, but that she’s dressed all sorts of amazing women like Michelle Obama, Aidy Bryant (are you a huge SNL fan, too?) and Anna Kendrick, to name a few. I found these images from the brand’s Spring 2017 ready to wear collection and felt like I just had to share in case you’re also done with winter and ready to start thinking about easy dresses and pretty prints. Her stuff reminds me a bit of a few of my favorite brands all rolled into one; I feel like I can see a bit of Tory Burch mixed with Saloni and Milly.

I kind of wish I wasn’t torturing myself by looking at all this stuff that I can’t fit into at 7.5 months pregnant, but maybe having this in my closet would be good motivation to get into shape once the baby comes? You can currently shop Tanya Taylor in a few different shops but Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus seem to have the best selections (or Moda for presale). Happy Monday!

the strand


Joie Jemima boot (on major sale) / Gap trench coat / The Row t shirt / Rag & Bone jeans / Aritzia scarf / Maison Scotch hat

The weather has finally cooled down here enough to wear a light jacket during the day and a heavier one at night, which is very exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I love nice weather and living by the beach but sometimes you just need a change, you know? I actually think I almost like the beach more when it’s not super hot – I love bundling up and sitting on the sand with a cozy blanket at sunset, or taking Penny for a nice long walk without worrying about her overheating or me getting a sunburn. I have a feeling I’ll change my tune if it stays grey and rainy for very long, but for now that’s how I feel 🙂

I’ve had this Gap trench coat for years, and I have to say it’s probably one of my favorite purchases since it gets quite a bit of wear and is such a classic. I think if I lived somewhere where it really did rain a ton like Vancouver or London I would consider ‘investing’ in a timeless Burberry trench, but I have to say that this one looks pretty good after all these years and is (just about) as chic. I’m off to take Penny for a little walk along the strand where these pictures were taken before heading to work – we’re just about finished with a big project and it’s exciting to see everything finally coming together.

Have a good day!

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tea and a cozy sweater

IMG-5 (16) theory cardigan / rag and bone jeans / the row t shirt / christian louboutin heels (old)

I’ve been wearing this Theory sweater pretty much nonstop since the second I tried it on in the store. It’s the perfect thing for late Spring weather – it’s lightweight yet cozy for days when it’s warm one minute and chilly the next, and incredibly comfortable. When I was in England last week I literally wore it every single day since it was freezing there and this sweater was the only remotely warm thing I had, but I was okay with it since I love it so much!

This is an outfit I wore the other day to meet Amy at Alfred Tea, the sweetest little tea shop that just opened in West Hollywood off of chic shopping street Melrose Place. If you live here or are ever visiting LA, you should definitely plan to pop in for a tea or a snack to see how cute Alfred Tea is. (I was there again yesterday actually, if you follow me on snapchat at w.cosgrave you would have seen a little glimpse into the pretty pink decor and their delicious looking snacks and treats).

My favorite kind of outfit is one that’s simple and easy to wear, but with a fun accessory or two mixed in like my bright suede sandals. I know that wearing tall strappy shoes doesn’t make sense if you’re running around for work or going to be doing a lot of walking, but if I know my plans for the day don’t include being on my feet for too long then I like to wear a fun pair of shoes with an otherwise casual outfit. I don’t really believe in saving nice things for ‘special’ occasions only…life’s a special occasion, right?

Happy Wednesday : )

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images by amy bartlam photography

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