Tuesday, June 11, 2019

End of Spring Designer Sales

SO. MANY. SALES. Designer sales, that is. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw so many beautiful, designer pieces on sale. I'm actually kicking myself because I bought these Jimmy Choo shoes two weeks ago for close to $200 more. They were on sale but not as marked down. I LOVE them and they are super comfortable. I want this little Chloe bag so badly- how pretty is the chain detail? If you are a Valentino fan then you need to check out MYTHERESA's selection (PS I've shopped here a bunch of times and they are awesome). Love these espadrilles and this bag. If you are like me and have wanted a pair of Isabel Marant booties now is your time- these and these are seriously marked down. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Family Room Tour

When I asked a few weeks ago what you all wanted to see more of on the blog the most popular answer was more of our new home. Our family room is just about the only room that is for the most part finished. This was the room that sold me on the house. For those of you who are new here, Chris and I had been looking at homes for close to two years. Once we found out we were pregnant with Ellie we really felt the need to move and kicked our house hunting game into high gear. Obviously we didn't find a home until after Ellie was born and it was probably for the best- I would have been super stressed! Ellie actually came with us when we looked at this home!

We took these pictures a few weeks ago and I've already changed things around quite a bit. I added some items and switched around our shelves- taking away the natural wood items, switched the colorful books to more neutral books, and just rearranged some of the placement of items. I most likely will be fiddling with these shelves for the next five years! We also moved back the rug and couch a bit to give us some more space. 

I worked on this space with interior designer, Emily Meszkat who has been so fun to work with. I'm not a decisive person and change my mind all of the time (sorry Emily!!) when it comes to anything interiors related so it was nice to have someone help make decisions with me and point me in the right direction. Emily and I started by walking through my house and then met at coffee shop to go over what looks I liked and what looks I didn't care for. I originally wanted to lacquer this builtin but Emily convinced me to wallpaper the backs of the shelves instead and I'm so happy we went in that direction. After a few wallpaper fiascos (samples that were completely different from what we were sent) we finally settled on this Phillip Jefferies vinyl paper "Mirror Mirror" in Once upon a Grey. I really wanted something shimmery that would catch light throughout the day and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

We knew we wanted a sectional and went with CR Laine's Taylor sectional in a kid friendly Sunbrella fabric that is so soft and dreamy. I wanted my kids to be able to "live" on the couch and not worry about every spill, crumb etc. Charlie has already taken a crayon (shocker!) to the side of the couch!

The biggest showstopper in our family room is this beautiful, custom painting by artist Kristen Tirney. I will be dedicating a blog post in the next week or so all about Kristen and her beautiful paintings and will give you more info about commissioning a custom piece with Kristen (and possibly a giveaway!) so stay tuned. Kristen was absolutely amazing to work with and took so much time to chat with me about what I was exactly looking for and seriously hit it out of the park. She took my breath away the second she sent me photos of the completed painting. It is such a calming piece in the most beautiful, cool colors and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Every single person that walks into this room asks about it. I think there is something so special about having a custom piece of artwork- not just having something that no one else has but having a piece that reflects you as a person.

The original fireplace wasn't painted and I went back and forth with the idea of painting it and leaving it as is but finally decided to go with my gut and painted the whole thing white and it really brightened up the space and made the room feel like one cohesive unit.

One thing that remains the same are these little egg knobs that I'm still waiting to change! Really dislike these guys!

Design:: Emily Meszkat // Large Painting:: Kritsen Tirney // Couch:: CR Laine // Pillows:: Shop Little Design Co. // Wallpaper:: Phillip Jefferies (mirror mirror) // Rug:: Ralph Lauren via home goods // Acrylic Table:: Ballard Design // Paint:: Benjamin Moore Decorators White in eggshell for walls / BM Decorators White in Semi Gloss for builtin / Benjamin Moore Super White in semi gloss for Beams and Trim

photos by Julia Das


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family

JUMPSUIT:: Rebecca Taylor // BAG:: Faithfull the Brand // SHOES:: Ann Taylor (similar here) // SUNNIES:: Ray Ban 

Bloomingdale's just kicked off their Friends & Family sale and I spent the morning shopping it. So many items I had my eyes on at other sites are on sale here so I'm going to do some shopping :)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MDW Sale for the Home

MCGEE & CO:: 20% off sitewide with code SUNNYDAYS. Love this console table. They also have an amazing selection of artwork- I love this print and it's matching pair. 

DEAR KEATON:: Another home site I love. 20% off sitewide with code SUMMERTIME20.  If I had a beach bungalow somewhere I would definitely buy this pendant light- such a great statement at an awesome price. Love this little cluster vase.

SERENA AND LILY:: 20% off everything with code SUMMERPREP. Pretty much want everything.

ONE KINGS LANE:: 20% off sitewide. Another favorite site to shop for home and where I find many items from my shelves. Love this white vase- the shape and the texture. I love this rug for our home office/sunroom.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


HAT:: Hat Attack // TOP:: Joie // JEANS:: Citizens // SHOES:: See by Chloe // BAG:: Pamela Munson // SUNNIES:: Ray Ban

The unofficial start of summer is here! Did we even have a spring? There are so many sales happening right now and wanted to give you a quick roundup of all the best ones below:

REBECCA TAYLOR:: Probably my favorite because there are so many great pieces marked down. You can take an additional 25% off sale styles with code MAY25. What's in my cart: this top (I've wanted it forever!), this top, this dress, this top and this top (really need to cut my cart down :[].  . Remember this top of mine? Well it's on sale, too! It also comes in this beautiful dress style. Seriously browse the sale section because I know I'm leaving out some good ones!

JOIE:: Extra 30% off sale items like the top I'm wearing above with code MD2019. Ive always loved this white top. I also love these mules. They also come in white.

VINCE:: Extra 25% off sale with code MDAY19. I know it's hard to think about sweaters right now but I have this one and LOVE it. I wore it all winter long and you can get it for a steal right now. I have the blue but the blush is really pretty, too. 

ANTHROPOLOGIE:: Extra 40% off all sale items. Love these earrings.

LOFT:: 40% off with code FINALLY.  Really LOVE this romper. This is a cute beach dress!

ANN TAYLOR:: 40% +15% off with code SUMMERTIME. My wide leg pants that I love so much are now half off!

SAKS OFF 5TH:: Lots of fresh markdowns plus an extra 25% off certain items. So many Alexandre Birman shoes for half off! I feel like this dress was just full price at Saks- can't believe how marked down it is. I almost bought this dress for full price at Shopbop and now it's marked down to $59 and ALL sizes are left. Someone messaged me about black jumpsuits- love this one. Only a few sizes left in these, hurry!

INTERMIX:: up to 60% off! extra 40% off at checkout. This Cult Gaia bag is $35! Love this brand and love this dress.

J CREW:: extra 50% off sale and 40% off full price styles. Love these sandals.  Lila picked this dress out!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pre MDW Sale

MDW is almost here! I'm honestly finding it hard to believe. This school year flew by and I always feel really emotional every time the school year ends. My kids, on the other hand, are really excited for summer and to get back to the beach.

There are tons of MDW sales happening now and more will pop up as we get closer to the weekend. The first I'm sharing with you is one I shopped yesterday. The Shopbop sale! I was able to shop the sale early yesterday and snagged a ton of Ulla Johnson goodies (some sadly have sold out!) But I ordered this top and this one that are still in stock.

I also ordered this white peasant blouse because I need more casual tops to wear with jeans during the day.

Love this Poupette Maxi dress. The colors are my fave!

My favorite jeans are also on sale.

Cute beach coverup for $80.

Shop more favorites below! Xo

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday Favorites :: Summer Ready Dresses

DRESS:: Tory Burch on sale (more sizes here!) // SHOES:: Castaner (new version here) // BAG:: Faithfull // Sunnies:: Ray Ban 

THIS. WEATHER. Finally! It is so beautiful out and I'm ready to start breaking out all of my summer dresses. I've been on the hunt for some good ones and I did quite a lot of online browsing this week. I've rounded up some favorites below but here are some highlights:
  • I don't know why I haven't ordered this dress yet. I've been loving it since March and it is exactly the style I love to wear. 
  • For all the brides: this one is so cute and the price is pretty good, too!


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