Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The June Edit

 TOP:: Loveshackfancy c/o coop&spree // PANTS:: Citizens // SHOES:: Kaanas (on sale in three colors!) // BAG:: Kayu (similar here)

It's so hard to believe June is almost over. My birthday is on Friday and according to my kids I'm turning 65!  I'm looking forward to celebrating a quiet birthday this year at home with my family. Hopefully the kids will go to bed early and sleep in late (a 1 in 1,000,000 chance that happens). We are heading back to Nantucket for the fourth and we are so looking forward to it. My kids love it there so much and I'm excited to bring Ellie for the first time!

I'm a little late with this month's EDIT but here it is! A roundup of all of my current favorites.
  •  My sandals are currently on sale for $65 in black, white, and cognac. 
  • Speaking of sales, Shopbop just marked down a ton of items and I just made a quick purchase. I've been living in my the great sweats and just ordered this navy sweatshirt and sweatpants on sale. I also ordered this Sea jumpsuit (have no idea what it will look like-will keep you posted!), and this Ulla dress
  • I browsed this website the other day and came across these two pretty summer dresses (one and two) for a good price. They should be coming today and I will let you know how they are. Excited to try!
  • How cool is this summer bag? Love the fringe and bamboo handle so much. And this one is so pretty too and on sale for 50% off. 
  • This cute maxi is a part of a buy more, save more sale and it's the perfect beachy dress. 
  • I'm still trying to figure out a console table for our entry way and I keep going back and forth. Do I go natural like this one or stick to grey like this one?
  • If you are looking for a pretty pair of turquoise earrings, look nor further. I bought these and they are really beautiful and a great price. The perfect pop of color. 
  • This mini is on sale and I loooove it. 
Shop some more favorites below!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Five Ways to Elevate Your Summer Style

one CROPPED WHITE WIDE LEG DENIM:: I was sick of my white skinny jeans and thought I'd give this wide leg pair a try and I have basically been living in them. Not only are they super comfortable but they are also flattering. Unlike skinny jeans, wide leg denim doesn't hug your body so you don't have to worry about them clinging to every lump and bump. This style is awesome as well.

two LAYERED GOLD NECKLACES:: Ok fine, this is a year round thing for me. There is something so beautiful about layered gold necklaces on a tan neck and chest (even if the tan is fake!)

three FAUX TAN:: Speaking of a fake tan, last week I asked what your favorite sunless tanners were for the body and the most popular responses were:: The gradual, Isles of Paradise, and Vita Liberata . A friend of mine messaged me and told me just to try using my Tan Luxe face drops on my legs since I already had the bottle and that is exactly what I did. I used five small drops for each leg and mixed it with my moisturizer and it worked out perfectly. Well, almost perfectly. I forgot to do the tops of my feet! I ended up putting a little more on the next night and it was great.

four WHITE SHIRTDRESS:: Crisp, clean, lightweight and effortless. A dress that can easily be taken from day to night with the right accessories: slides and a straw bag for day and wedges and a clutch at night. I have this one by Loveshackfancy and it is such an easy dress to wear. This is a cute shorter style.

five STATEMENT HAIR ACCESSORIES:: I just added some fun hair pins to my hair game and I'm thinking about adding a summery headband as well. Loving this Loveshackfancy and Lele Sadoughi collab.  Such an easy way to accessorize an outfit. If you are looking for more affordable options, Anthropologie has the best selection. Love this headband and this hair pin. And this set of six is so pretty!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

BEST OF :: Summer Maxi Dresses

DRESS:: Hemant and Nandita // BAG:: Faitfull // SHOES:: Ann Taylor (old) 

I'm still working my way through your DMs on what posts you would like to see and one of them was a roundup of maxi dresses. You know I live in maxi dresses and I've already added a few new ones to my collection. Little secret, my third and fourth pregnancies were not kind to my legs (well really just my right one) and I developed horrible veins from pregnancy. Once I had Charlie, they all pretty much went away after a few months but the moment I got pregnant with Ellie, they came back in full force. As much as I loved being pregnant (I really did), I could have done without this side effect. A few months after I had Ellie, most of the them disappeared but I was left with one on my right leg that I just can't stand. I told myself I'd give my body a full year before I do anything about it. SO if you have been in this same situation (which the more women I talk to, the more I realize how common it is) and you have a good doctor, send the info my way!

On to my favorite maxi dresses of the season (PS threw some midi dresses in here too for everyone under 5'3"!) ::

  • I bought this maxi at my local Saks and loved everything about it. It is so soft and flowy and I feel really good wearing it. It's technically a "midi" dress but for shorties like myself it's the perfect length as a maxi. Someone messaged me asking if it could be worn with a baby bump and the answer is YES. It has plenty of room but the only thing you might have to worry about is the slit- I actually got mine closed a little bit after I took these pictures. 
  •  Another maxi I added to my wardrobe this year, is this one by Loveshackfancy. A friend of mine had it on the other night and it looked so effortless and beautiful. You can probably size up in it! I also LOVE this Loveshackfancy one and I think it's next on my list. 
  • LOVE this one and its currently on sale for 50% off making it $49!
Shop more maxi dresses below!

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.


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