Strong Week Links 2

I'm gearing up for a trip to New York this week. I'll be visiting my best friend since middle school who lives in Brooklyn, but I'm looking forward to some Lower East Side shopping here. (In middle school I would've been more excited about this place right around the corner.) Any favorite recommendations?

I'm loving @puppethorse, the Instagram of sweet stylist Georgie Perrins (who I helped out on a few shoots a while back). She's so good at capturing a certain LA scenery look - palms and vegetation plus iconic Southern California architecture in a quiet palette with dramatic lighting. 

Bemoaning the fact that your cart is like a sieve on the Mansur Gavriel site the day of the relaunch and restock of their uber-coveted bucket bags. I'm entertaining other options, like this

I'm digging these shoes.

Speaking of shoes, even though I love the Charlotte Stone sandals I got at James Rowland Shop last summer after I ordered a pair of Birkenstock Arizonas and thought they looked weird, I kinda want to give Birks another try. After all, "You try to survive your first visual influence. It is love on second sight."

Photo by Darcy Rogers.