Currently Coveting {ASOS}

I cannot thank you enough for your kind words on yesterday's post. If you were rolling your eyes the whole time, worry not. Today it's back to fashion and I have some very important news to deliver: I am officially obsessed with ASOS. They offer lovely ladylike silhouettes and prices that can't be beat. In other words, it's the perfect resource for college students and young professionals who need to look sharp without breaking the bank.
Mark my words: the pussybow blouse is going to be everywhere for fall. Get a head start with this cream option, which pairs well with colored denim now and a navy schoolboy blazer later.
How chic is this textured fit-and-flare dress? The scoop neck and nipped-in waist are ultra-flattering. And the color is called "dazzling blue!" Sold.

Yes, you read that right. These darling turquoise earrings are just $13! I mean, how could you not?

Top it with the pussybow blouse above; you'll be office-appropriate and ready for happy hour. This reminds me of Anne Cramer's Flynn skirt...just, you know, $100 cheaper.
Every girl needs a pair of chunky gold earrings in her jewelry rotation. This pair looks vintage but comes cheap.
These red pants mimic J.Crew's classic Minnies but save you $27. Hey, every penny counts, right?

I'm coming home, I'm coming home...!

After two months interning at Rue in San Francisco, I am wrapping up and getting ready to return to the east coast on Monday. I have learned so much here and will be eternally grateful to Crystal and the rest of the team for the opportunity to experience a new city and the early days of a start-up company that I know has real potential.
By the same token, I am so ready for what's next. I cannot wait to get home, reconnect with my family and friends, and hit the ground running in search of my first full-time job in New York City. I have a few irons in the fire and I am optimistic that something truly wonderful will fall into place. 
Thank you for continuing to show up here each day and to comment when you see something you love. Blogging has been a happy constant in an otherwise very in flux stage for me and it's something I too often take for granted. Design Darling will always be first and foremost about fun fashion and inspiring interiors, but it comforts me to know that lots of you are in the boat as I am, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your lives and how to have some fun doing it.
I look forward to whatever the future has in store for all of us. Cheers to the next adventure!

Adorable Stationery + Exclusive Discount!

How darling are these air mail-inspired custom thank you notes? They start at just $1.10 per card depending on the quantity you order. But get ready for this! Amy, the owner, is graciously extending 25% with the code "darling" from now through August 15. For that, I'll expect a thank you note.