Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stylish Sales

As the holiday weekend approaches you can always count on the retailers having a slew of great sales. I put together a few of my favorites online sales and stylish items from each store that will help create the perfect summer wardrobe without breaking the bank!

Amazon fashion is a new resource to me. I love their variety of brands and sizes along with easy checkout & shipping. A fun feature of their shopping experience is seeing the fashions in movement as well as the ability to zoom in on the styles to see the details up close. I am particularly impressed with their dress department that has a huge selection of fashions that will take you from summer weddings to casual days at the beach. Use code FUN20SUN for 20% off select fashions, valid 5/19 - 5/25. 

J.Crew is having a major sale right now and on a ton of new arrivals! My shopping cart is out of control, need to narrow it down STAT. Oh & Boston peeps - if you are around tomorrow come see my friend Lauren host the "first look" event 6-8 at the Copley store. Use code SUMMERLOVE at checkout to save 25% or if you have a store credit card you save 30% with code CARDLOVE. Valid to 5/21. 

Nordstrom is having it's half yearly sale where tons of fabulous items are deeply discounted. 

My favorite store Club Monaco is offering 30% off sale & clearance with code MEMORIALDAY.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Currently Coveting

Over the course of the last two weeks I am pretty sure I have covered all of the North Shore and Metro West neighborhoods shopping for new apartment furniture. I originally thought I would purchase everything online to make things easy breezy but as I gave it more thought I knew I needed to see things in person, match color swatches and test everything out in store. It's been a ton of fun but good lord I am annoying myself with my indecisiveness. Since some of my home shopping took me to plaza's where some clothing stores were their neighbors, I naturally had to pop in to see what is new in the fashion world and possibly pick up a few treats for myself this summer. So below is a little home and fashion round up of everything I am loving right now! 

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Since we changed our entire look of the guest room {will share post on that soon} in our new place to a traditional queen bed for comfort for our guests I am all about accessorizing the room. I love this little trio of bone boxes for the nightstands. I also love these metallic boxes that are a bit more glamorous. 

This dress might be the best little white dress you can buy all summer. I'm telling you, you will love it. It comes in so many amazing colors and fits awesome. It's a bit loose which means it's comfortable but the flirty hem is so fun and shows just the right amount of leg. 

I need pillows for our master bedroom and would love to add some color some patterns. I am totally obsessed with all of Rebecca Atwood's designs, her signature brass zipper is the icing on the cake, such a special detail and her prints mix so well with each other. 

This jumpsuit screams easy dressing for summer. I saw it in person and passed on buying but know I will be placing an order on it stat. When I am indecisive on a purchase I usually sleep on it and if I still want it the next day then I pull the purchasing trigger. 

This pink box clutch with it's sassy tassel is everything. The perfect pop of color for summer evenings out. 

I have a new favorite lip gloss. Chanel's glossimer is not only long lasting but this color stands well on it's own with no lipstick base. I have worn it over several lip sticks {specifically Nars "sex machine" & "never say never"} and on it's own and have loved it each time. 

Summer is 100% rosè season so naturally my phone needed a new outfit to celebrate this delicious blush colored wine.

I am so happy flared jeans are back in. They make your legs look super long and they are so cute with summer wedges and heels. They would look so amazing with this top for a nod to  a retro 70's look but that is so relevant in todays trends. Also would be a more sophisticated look with this blazer & tank

These sandals are my favorite thing in my closet {seen here & here}. Not only are they super comfortable they also go with everything in my closet. They look great with denim, dresses, skirts, rompers and so on. I want them in every color!

Finally a pouf for my husband. We were so indecisive on a coffee table for our living room that would function as a place for drinks/snacks as well as a place to kick back and put your feet up. So while we opted for a glass coffee table {will share which one when we get it in} I still need to get my guy a comfy ottoman for putting his feet up while watching tv. 

boxes // dress // pillows {leaves & dashes} // lip gloss {I wear #119, wild rose} // phone case // jumpsuit // sandals // clutch // denim // pouf 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Float On

With Memorial Day quickly approaching I have nothing but summer on my mind. I can't wait for days by the beach, cookouts with friends and family, boat rides and long days of sunshine all make for the perfect warm weather days. Since we spend a lot of time out on Shelter Island where the beaches are quite rocky we often find ourselves lounging poolside. To amp up the fun in the water I put together a few of my favorite floats that will be most definitely be fun for any member of the family. I just can't decide which one to pack in my suitcase for the long weekend!
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Draper James

Have you guys checked out the new e-commerce site by Reese Witherspoon, Draper James? The site got it's name by combining the actresses grandparents last names and represents all things related to her southern roots. I browsed through a bit of the merchandise online and was reminded of another brand that had similar merchandise, C. Wonder. I found myself gravitating to the items you can personalize versus the "Draper James" monogram. I don't really understand the draw on wanting her grandparents initials on your items, but each their own. The pricing seems fair compared to her celebrity counterparts also doing there thing on the web {I am looking at you Preserve & Goop}. I wanted to share a few of my favorites and get your opinion on this trend of celebrities venturing out into the blogging and e-commerce world, should they stick to acting or is there room for everyone to try new things?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Around Here

Hey there friends! I have been a BAD blogger and this little site has had some serious neglect. Life lately has been filled with so many happy times and I have just been living in the moment and enjoying them. With our upcoming move, work, travel and family holidays life has been a bit of beautiful blur. I haven't felt very inspired lately which has caused the real radio silence on my little corner of the web. So moving forward I will be taking some time off till we are settled and only be sharing once or twice a week versus the usual scheduling. I hope to be back to regular programming when we are settled in our new home by the end of June! 

sending off my best friend the week before her wedding with a girl honeymoon in Punta Cana

watching my two favorite pups out on Shelter Island

loved visiting the new Follain in Beacon Hill - so happy to have them in our neighborhood 

beautiful details from the best wedding weekend #fordeverafter

we took the long way home and drove along route one throughout Maine stopping in Camden, Freeport and finally dinner at our favorite restaurant, Earth in Kennebunkport.

Hope life has been treating you well...I definitely am feeling very lucky it has been so good to us lately! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Coffee Tables

You guys - I need your help BAD! I am a serious fish out of water with interior decorating and would love your opinions/advice. Our new living room above will be partially furnished with the items you see in the photo but I will be changing out the coffee table for a new one that will be larger to accommodate all the seating. I am having a hard time finding the right piece that is functional for the space as well as coordinating with all the different woods and fabrics in the room. A tufted ottoman provides a place to kick up our feet for relaxing while the glass matches the chrome sconces that flank the fireplace and finally the white washed wood tie into the french country kitchen. What do I do?
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white washed wood
one // two

glass & chrome
one // two

tufted upholstery 
one // two 

coffee table accessories

Friday, April 24, 2015

Color Crush - Peach

I was going to do a little mothers day gift guide today but when I started researching gift ideas I found myself gravitating towards everything in this feminine peach hue, so color crush - peach naturally came to mind. Come Spring isn't it so nice to welcome softer colors into our wardrobes? It pairs so well with navy, whites and tans and is the perfect mix of my favorite blush with a touch of orange.  So while a true gift guide will likely be in the works, I think any of the below treats would be a great gift for mom!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Move On Over - Part Two

Remember when I shared that we were moving into this apartment at the end of the summer. Well after lots of thought and consideration our plans changed and we desired some more space then that apartment could give us. So yet again we found ourselves looking in the brutal Boston real estate market for a new place to live. Then one night at dinner I quickly browsed some online listings and I  spotted the below beauty. I quickly called my broker who got us in the next day and the second we walked in, I completely lost my poker face and gushed over every corner of the home. We both instantly knew it would be a wonderful place to live and after about two minutes of seeing we moved quickly to secure the space to be ours. Once the lease was signed last week my sweet guy put the icing on the cake by photoshopping in a piece of art he purchased for us and a sweet pup that we hope to add to our family in the fall.  Since this home is a lot more traditional then the original apartment we picked, we are steering away from the mid-century modern aesthetic and sticking with classic pieces in soft colors of gray and ivory. We are keeping that dining set, but losing the counter stools and replacing the stools with these. Since the main living area doesn't need a lot of work, I will be focusing on the empty guest room down the hall. I am beyond excited to host family and friends!

I love the idea of a day bed in a small room. It will act as a couch during the day and easily turn into a comfy bed for guests visiting at night. Since the color palette we are choosing is muted I look forward to adding some color through the artwork thanks to my lovely friends assistance and keeping the decor simple and clean. I may even order this day bed with a trundle for sleepovers with my four beautiful nieces can visit! 

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bedding // velvet day bed // pillows // carafe // flowers // end table // art over bed tbd via colourbloc // sheepskin throw {to be used on the floor for warm tootsies}

ps - if you are interested in a great one bedroom apartment in beacon hill  please feel free to email me: - -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Serena and Lily Fashion Debut

The Jane Shirtdress

We all know Serena & Lily for their incredible home decor but did you know they just launched their first capsule of women's fashion and accessories?  The capsule collection is just what you would expect from this super chic brand. Classic silhouettes and styles that will be fashionable for many seasons to come. A few of my favorite looks from the line are below but you can shop the entire collection here and some of my favorite home items below. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Girls Weekend

Very early tomorrow I head off to celebrate my best friends bachelorette. Since she lives up in Maine we don't get much time together anymore so I am very much looking forward to catching up on our girl talk, laughing till our stomachs hurt and relaxing in some sunshine. While my laptop will not be making the packing list, the day and night looks below did. So until I return next week, I am going radio silent on my little corner of the blogosphere but you know me...I will of course be sharing some snaps of our travels on my instagram.
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