Friday, February 21, 2020

The February Edit

SHOES:: Jimmy Choo (almost sold out but love this color and have this color) // BOOK:: Lee Radziwill // JEANS:: Citizens 

Hello and Happy Friday! How are we today? February is almost over (what!?) and I thought it was about time I shared my February Edit. Spring is on its way, so this month's edit is filled with springy things!

  • I just bought these jeans and I really like them! I had tried this brand before and the first pair didn't work out well but this pair fits well. I also love this white style but I would most likely have to chop off another inch or two off the bottoms.
  •  I discovered Christy Lynn last spring and was blown away by the beautiful and timeless designs by the emerging designer. They have some incredible pieces out for spring right now. I am so incredibly lucky to have been sent the Gemma Dress in sky (I have it in pink from last year and it is a stunner) and the Renee blouse. I love the pattern! Do you remember this top that I wore all last summer? It's still available and beyond gorgeous. How beautiful is this white embroidered dress- perfect for spring and summer. 
  • I have this top by The Great in my cart right now. I feel like it's the perfect everyday top that can be worn casually with the kids and also can be dressed up a bit. I also love this top for under $100 but wonder how the fit is. Maybe I'll order and give it a try!


Monday, February 17, 2020

One Kings Lane Sale

One Kings Lane is one of my favorite sites for the home. I have their Bevin Chairs and they are such statement chairs and really really well made. Right now they have 20% off sitewide (certain items are excluded) with an extra 10% off orders that are over $600. Everything pictured above and below is included in the sale. I've been eyeing these chairs for my dining room and I think now is the time to finally purchase. I love this swivel chair and this couch. The shape of this couch is really cool and I'm thinking about it for our home office. I'm thinking about adding some blush to our living room and love these velvet pillows. I think they would pair nicely with these animal print pillows. This piece of art would be beautiful in a little girl's room or nursery. These bookends are amazing and would be beautiful on a shelf with some neutral books.

Shop the rest of my picks from OKL below!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Shelf Styling


My favorite thing to style: my bookshelves. I find myself constantly moving things around and it strangely brings me so much joy. These are the builtins in our family room and it is one of my favorite spaces in the house. The family room in general is one of my favorite spots. We have high, vaulted ceilings with huge windows looking out to the backyard and it is such a warm, happy place and where we spend almost all of our time. I've changed up our shelves since I posted the family room to the blog but the rest of the details and sources can be found on that post.

Wallpapering the backs of shelves makes such a statement and really adds character to your space. I wanted something calming and easy- I didn't want a busy paper that would take away from the beautiful artwork we had made by Kristen Tirney. I wanted something that would compliment our artwork and the decor we have displayed on our shelves. We chose a vinyl paper by Phillip Jefferies and it's called Mirror Mirror and the color is Once Upon A Grey. It is much lighter in person, especially in a bright room. Obviously, wallpapering is not necessary by any means but it can really pull the space together.


STEP 1: Before you begin styling your shelves, you should choose a color palette! I chose one accent color-pale teal/aqua and kept everything else neutral with whites and light greys. I really wanted to keep my shelves clean, serene and simple.


STEP 2: Find your important, must have, sentimental pieces that you know you want displayed and work form there. For me those pieces are: pictures from our wedding day, some baby and family photos, a few books and coffee table books that were special gifts, decor pieces I've picked up in some of our favorite places, a vase one of my oldest friends made for me, and the most beautiful rock that Charlie found on the beach. I switched out a few frames to keep everything looking similar: silver frames and acrylic magnetic frames. You can get a five pack of 5x7s for $39 here!


STEP 3: Gather your fillers: aka your clunkiest items that take up the most space. Think large coffee table books, large vases, bowls and trays. Scatter them about your shelves making sure to alternate sides. Stack your coffee table books both horizontally and vertically. I love stacking three books and placing something pretty on top.


STEP 4: Add your trinkets! Balls, sculptures, rocks and crystals, picture frames, small vases, bookends and candles. Make sure you aren't replicating the same pattern on each shelf. For example, if you have a large vase on the right side of the shelf, don't put another large, similar item on the same side of the shelf above or below it. Mix it up and layer!


STEP 5-1,000,000: Take a step back and eye it out. Change it up until you are happy with your shelves!

This weekend is a great chance to pick up some pieces for your shelves because there are so many home sales going on. I've rounded up some fun pieces below for your shelves and also linked to some amazing home sites that are having sitewide sales! Happy shelfing!

// SALES //

MCGEE & CO: 20% off with code BEMINE. My wooden spheres that I bought on Nantucket are also available on McGee & Co. I have about ten of them displayed in a bowl on our shelves. They also have a great selection of coffee table books and bookends. I have this one and this one is on my list. We have this candle and we keep it in our bedroom and it smells like I'm at the spa.

ONE KINGS LANE: 20% off sitewide. Great time to snag furniture you've been eyeing- my living room chairs are included! I also love this swivel chair.

TARGET: This is a pretty good one- 20% off almost everything home related. Patio furniture included- some good finds!

POTTERY BARN: Up to 40% off everything!



Thursday, February 13, 2020

The SWEATSHIRT edit

 SWEATSHIRT:: Ulla Johnson // EARRINGS:: Shashi // JEANS:: Citizens

As a mom, I wear sweatshirts more often than I care to admit. And on the days when I put on actual clothes, the second I get home I rip them off and throw on comfy sweats. I need to be comfortable! I have a decent collection of sweatshirts that are both parts comfy and stylish and I wear them constantly. I'm always asked about mom-friendly, everyday outfits so I thought share some of my favorite style and mom friendly sweatshirts.

1. The Gap always has great and affordable options. Love this one and this one.

2. This one would be perfect with leggings.

3. I've been wanting to try this one by Rebecca Minkoff- love the puff sleeves.

4. The Great sweatshirts are definitely a splurge. I have a few of them that I snagged on sale and a few that were gifts. I honestly rotate through them almost every day and night. They are the best! Love this one and this one.

5. Speaking of the Great, this style and this style remind me so much of them but without the hefty price tag.

6. And of course, my current favorite- my "fancy" sweatshirt: The Ulla Johnson Sage sweatshirt pictured above. 

PS: these earrings are soooo sweet and pretty- and a good price! Perfect for spring and summer.

PPS: I'm still on the hunt for new bedding. It's bad- you can't tell in these pictures but our bedding is starting to tear and rip! Send me some suggestions! 




Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dreaming of Spring


Even though this winter has been a mild one, I'm still itching for Spring. I've been dreaming of days of dresses and light sweaters and I'm more than ready to ditch my coats and pack them away for next year. I've had my eye on quite a few things lately. Here's what I'm loving:

JEWELS: You know I love my layers of necklaces. I've been wanting to adding something funky to the mix- like a charm necklace. I've been obsessing over the Grainne Morton ones since last summer but I can't justify the price tag at the moment- love this style steal version of.  This one is a little extra but I really love it and I have this one saved in my cart. Not charm necklaces, but love this pendant and this shorter necklace.

DRESSES: Ahh, spring dresses. This might be a little too peasanty for some, but I love this Doen dress. It also comes in blue! Not a dress, but love love this jumpsuit. This pretty dress is $70 and reminds me so much of an Ulla Johnson one I love.

SWEATERS: I've had this sweater saved for quite some time- Jenni Kayne quality is fantastic and the reviews on this sweater are really great. Also love this belted chunky cardigan.

EARRINGS: Sophie Monet has been a favorite of mine and her classic Egg earrings are simple and beautiful- they are sold out almost everywhere! Love these heart shaped ones of hers as well. Speaking of hearts, how sweet are these little gold heart ones?

TOPS: Everyone needs a white button down and I love this one by Rails. Love this smocked top for under $100 and this one by Joie for more casual tops. 



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Shopbop Winter Sale

SCARF:: Hat Attack

Hello! Hope your week is off to a good start! The weather yesterday was the perfect reminder that spring is on its way. I've been saving pretty spring things that have caught my eye in the last week or two and I can't wait to share a very early pre-spring post with you later this week. So many goodies!

With that said, we still have a good chunk of winter ahead of us and Shopbop just marked down so many fall/winter pieces and I've rounded up my favorites below!
  • I don't know how I've gotten away without a proper pair of snow boots for so long but I have. Sorel has a ton marked down and I think now is the time to buy a pair. I like these ones
  • This cozy jacket is really affordable at $70 and so soft. I have it in last year's version. My sister has this coat and it's perfect for throwing on with leggings and workout clothes. It's also under $100! FYI it's definitely oversized so you could probably size down if you wanted. 
  • I bought these Vince boots last year and they are still one of my favorites. They are a bit of a splurge but I know they will remain in my closet for years to come. They also come in black. PS: you can make them slouch like in the picture but they don't naturally bunch up that much.  I've also had my eye on these Ulla Johnson boots
  • My sweater has been marked down to $41! Only a few sizes left!




Thursday, January 30, 2020

Best of Winter Sales



Hi, all! I wanted to hop on here quickly and let you in on a few good sales happening right now. From designer pieces to style steals, the winter sales are kind of crazy. I've rounded up a ton of items that are all on sale below but first here are a few noteworthy mentions:

MANGO:: Mango has been one of my go to sites for affordable finds and right now they have just about everything on sale. Today they are offering an extra 15% off when you buy 3 sale items and 20% off when you buy 4 or more. I went through the sale section this morning and I now have 34 items in my cart 😬. This teddy coat looks so similar to my Maje one that you all loved the other day. It's down to $59!. Their coat sale section is a must browse. So many beautiful pieces. I also love this one and this one. This floral dress that was one of my most sold items in the fall is under $50.

INTERMIX: Intermix is having a 30% off flash sale. So many designer finds on sale. Love these sunnies for $70. These IRO leather jackets have been my favorite leather jacket style for years. They are definitely a splurge but will be in your closet forever. The coziest chenille sweater- it's been a staple in my winter wardrobe.

MODA OPERANDI: Moda Operandi's end of season sale is a really really good one. Love this sweater, these earrings, and this bag. ALSO my Citizens cropped off white wide leg denim are on sale for $42! Can't believe that price.

 

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