H&M Home

Thursday, May 25, 2017

H&M Home




Ummmm did anyone else know that H&M has a home line now?
Or am I just that out of touch??

I stumbled upon these gems last night and now I'm dying to get my online shop on. You know how everyone goes on and on about "mixing high and low" and blah blah blah? Well maybe they are on to something when an affordable line is THIS cute. I've said it before, accessories are where the fun is. They're your chance to throw your personality into your space.
So go on, have a little FUN and feel guilt-free while doing it!

Horse Vase - $35 (my top pick - can you imagine some big ass hydrangea in there?)

Spend // Save 5.17.17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spend // Save 5.17.17
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Who doesn't love a good spend vs. save segment?
There are constantly new trends popping up left and right that we're all dying to try (who's on board with FRENCH graphic tees (also here and here)  and who's OVER the off-the-shoulder trend like I am?), but we know in our little hearts (say it with me now) "only staple pieces are worth the investment".

That's where these look-a-likes come in! I'm not gonna lie, those Gucci loafers will be joining my closet, but personally I don't see those as trendy. Meaning, when the hype is over, I will still be massively into them - they're timeless to me.

But if they aren't in the budget, or if you are just looking to have a little fun with your style without breaking the bank, then my "Save" column is here to SAVE you....See what I did there??

Let's dig in:

Gucci // Gucci Look for Less

Gold Slides // Gold Slides Look for Less

Arc Earrings // Arc Earrings Look for Less (I have these!)

Gold Star Wrap Sandals // Gold Star Wrap Sandals Look for Less

Weekend Away: Nantucket

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I LIVE for long weekend getaways.

There's seriously nothing better then packing your bags, hitting the road and getting out of town. It's a perfect opportunity to hang with old friends, recharge your batteries and disconnect from every day life, and I count my blessings every time I am afforded the opportunity! 

I was literally counting the days/hours/seconds until our long weekend away in our favorite spot: 
Nantucket. 

If you've followed along for the past few years, then you may know that this little 14 mile slice of heaven is a very special place for our family. 

J proposed on the beach in Siasconset in October of 2013 (off season is our favorite time to be on the island), and we were married a year later on the most beautiful Nantucket fall day!

 I've spent weeks in the summers, got in the Christmas spirit for Stroll Weekend, Bundled up for the Fall Cranberry Festival, but I had never been to Daffodil Weekend before, which made this weekend extra exciting for us. We spent 4 perfect days with a handful of our closest friends and visited all of our favorite places. 
The weekend was nothing short of magical and I am already plotting our return.

Below are a few snaps from our trip!

Many people prefer to fly to get on the island quick, and I get it. But truthfully I LOVE to drive. Philadelphia is only about 5 hours from Hyannis, and the ferry is my favorite way to kick off the trip. With the excitement building, the salty air whipping around, and the breathtaking views - it's honestly the best feeling!


We always get the party started on the ferry over to the island. Having just come back from Bermuda, this was a welcomed cocktail.


(shoes are old J.Crew; similar here and here)
Some of the roads in town are cobbled. They're tricky to navigate both in car and on foot, but they sure are pretty!

We stayed with our good friend D who has the most perfect black lacquered front door

(white jeans | half-zip (stolen from J) | sunglasses)
It took us about 10 minutes on the island before we were at our favorite place, the brewery.
Fun Fact: We really wanted to have our rehearsal dinner here, but decided it was too risky since it's all outdoors and we were married in late October. It would be such a cool place to do it though!

The triple Eight Bus at the Brewery

I love spotting the Peter Beaton car around the island!


I didn't get a great shot of the actual festival #daffodilfail but there are thousands of daffodils all over the island - It's gorgeous!


(J.Crew shoes (old)- similar here (also obsessed with these) | blue denim | bag | sweater (love the scalloped neckline) | blazer | sunglasses (obsessed)
We brunched at our wedding venue, The White Elephant. It was so exciting to come back and reminisce on our favorite weekend - I highly recommend this brunch - It's SO good (unlimited buffet, need I say more?) and the views are everything.

We continued our walk down memory lane with a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse where we took a ton of our wedding photos. The daffodil wreath was up for the weekend!

A quick stop at our church. This is my absolute favorite building on the island. If you visit, be sure to do the climb to the top of the tower - the island views are incredible from up there!

Everyone's favorite house on the island - "Point of View". It formerly belonged to Tommy Hilfiger but more importantly, those blues! Lincoln Circle hosts some of the most beautiful homes on the island.

Everyone gets into the theme weekends which makes it all the more special. 

A great tradition for our family is stopping at Mystic Pizza on our way home (one of my all time favorite movies too!). It's a great way to stretch the fun to the last drop! We love to sit around the table, share a pizza and laugh about all of the funny moments from what is always a great weekend.


If you haven't visited Nantucket, you need to put it at the top of your travel list!




My Living Room: Garden Inspired

Friday, May 5, 2017

My Living Room: Garden Inspired



I wanted to share the vision board that became my living room with you all.
I am 100% into soft color palettes...we're talking fully committed. If you've been reading along for a while, then you know my addiction love of neutrals (you wont see any bright, bold jewel tones in my living space). However, I knew given our current lifestyle (a dog that is the center of our world who we let on every piece of furniture) my dreams of an all ivory living room were not realistic. So I decided to take things in a different direction, still keeping those soft tones but bringing the colors and textures of the outdoors inside.
I love a good garden vibe, and decided that was exactly where I would land with this room. I love how it has slowly come together.
It's fresh, clean-lined and simple - just how I like it.


You can shop all of my items below!
Fun Critter
Bamboo Frames
Botanical Prints
Blanket Basket
Natural Fiber Rug
NDI Faux Magnolia Branch (design trade accounts only) Similar Here
White Stone Succulents
Watering Can
Bamboo Table Set


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THIS & THAT 5.4.17

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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1. Can we talk about the new colors for Cult Gaia bag?? The pink shell has me feeling faint...Pre-Order here.

2. We just got back from Nantucket (I highly recommend Daffodil Weekend - the island is the BEST during off season!) and on our way home we always stop in Mystic Connecticut for some Mystic Pizza. This is a family tradition for us. We even stopped after our wedding weekend in Nantucket before we went on our honeymoon! Mystic Pizza is one of my top 5 favorite movies #juliaroberts and the pizza is honestly SO good! 
Bonus: They play the movie on loop all, day every day.

3. I picked up these and these before our trip and haven't stopped rotating them!

4. I love to give a good "just because" gift. Today I gave J a picture he has loved for years matted and framed. It's found a nice little home on our bar, and I couldn't be more obsessed! 
Check it out here

5. I've mentioned it before, but I am dying to try this cult favorite. I honestly have never read a negative review. Could it possibly be worth all the hype?

6. Mother's day is coming up which means it's time to start shopping! Thinking these, these or this would be just the ticket!

7. I fell hard for these Charlotte Olympia garden loafers. Get the look for less here and here 

8. We brought sweet baby Bug this little souvenir from Nantucket, and now I can't stop adding to her scarf collection. Wanting this one and this one!

9. If you haven't heard of Rachel Parcell, the creative mind behind Pink Peonies, then you must be living under a rock! Loved this sneak peak into her closet.

10. By day I work in interior design and I recently realized I have become literally OBSESSED with powder rooms. There is just so much punch you can pack into these tiny spaces. If you are looking for powder room inspo, start HERE.


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Slide Into Spring

Friday, April 14, 2017

Slide Into Spring





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We all need those "throw on and go" items in our closet, but that doesn't mean you have to limit yourself in the style department!
Slides are your best friend when on the move. An upgrade from your 2002 J.Crew rubber flip flops (Anyone remember the striped platform versions?!? RIP) but still easy enough to throw on and run out the door.


I've rounded up a few of my favorites that are all in-stock and ready to find their new home in your closet. Pair a little chunky healed slide with a breezy midi skirt and you can take your slides out for dinner. Or opt for a menswear tassel mule and become the chicest gal at the office. White jeans with any of these is a hard YES.


Any way you style it, slides are a win!
Just make sure you keep your pedi in check...


Happy Weekend!
Elle