Must-Haves: Mackenzie Of Design Darling

Written by on January 13, 2012 in Must-Haves, Shopping - 9 Comments

Mackenzie Horan’s blog, Design Darling, is one of our favorite resources for fashion and design inspiration. Whether we’re looking for ways to decorate our office or wondering about the new “it” color, Mackenzie’s got it all. Plus, she just announced that she’s launching the Design Darling online boutique, featuring a tightly edited assortment of accessories and décor! If it’s anything like her beautifully curated blog, it’s bound to be a huge success! Naturally, we were eager to know her current shopping obsessions.

1 & 2. These Jackie Valentine shoe clips ($22) would be a darling way to breathe new life into an old pair of shoes. Call me crazy, but I’d even try them on these adorable J.Crew ballet flats ($118)!
3. Kenneth Jay Lane makes my favorite costume jewelry pieces, and this turquoise necklace ($220) is no exception. Throw it over a white t-shirt with jeans and you’re good to go!
4. My everyday look has gotten a lot more casual since I began working from home, so I’m all about pieces that are as comfy as they are cute. This T by Alexander Wang sweater ($155) would dress up my go-to black leggings without breaking the bank5. Everyone loves leopard heels, and this Madewell pair ($225) is my very favorite. Besides the perfect print, the totally doable heel makes them way more comfy than all of the other shoes in my closet!
6. My family and friends will not be surprised to see this monogrammed lampshade ($89) pop up in my first apartment. How will I choose between the hot pink and navy blue monogram?
7. I usually gravitate toward cocktail rings, but this Trina Turk enamel bracelet ($98) is one of those pieces I’d never take off. I love this shade of blue!
8.I’m going gaga over the unexpected baby blue back of this lace Tibi top ($275). Can you tell I’d like spring to hurry up and get here?
9. It was love at first sight when I spotted this hot pink pagoda ($182) at Cococozy! It would be a fabulous accent piece on bookshelves or on the credenza in your dining room.
10. Again with the monograms — I can’t help it! These West Avenue earrings ($225) are definitely approaching the top of my wishlist.

  • Grace – Stripes & Sequins

    I love this list! Mackenzie and I definitely share an affinity for all things monogrammed!

  • Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Shoe clips – such a great idea! Especially love the idea of navy clips on bright pink flats – you’re favorite pairing!

  • Alyssa

    I love all birdcages (have a small turquoise one in my apt) but this has got to be the prettiest one I’ve seen yet.

  • meghan

    will definitely check out her blog – i LOVE her style, very similar to mine!

  • Bettina

    As a follower of your blog it’s so nice to see you featured on here! I totally included that blue Alexander Wang T in my post today as well, love it!

  • alyson

    absolutely adore!! the earrings, the lamp shade? love! and, can’t get enough of all these bright colors. blah winter colors be damned!

  • Emily

    What fun colors!! Craving spring like no other now with all those brights!

  • Jessica {The Aestate}

    Love Design Darling! Mackenzie has a great eye and impeccable style. These items are so fun and chic!

  • Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    Love all of this :)

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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