Mother's Day Gift Guide

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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I'm not a mom, but I love Mother's Day! Weird?

It's probably because I came from such a great one! My mama is a fun loving, hard working, ever caring, boss lady and really, she deserves more than just one day to celebrate her awesomeness!

But since we only get one, that just means we have to make it extra special!

So, I've rounded up some gifts she (or any mom) would love (ok, really these are gifts I love) and thought it would be fun to do a little get-to-know of my Mom.

Hope you enjoy!


My Mom...

Makes a to-do list every single day. Sometimes she makes two. She's a master list maker.

Binge watches Hallmark channel movies around the holidays (don't kill me, mom! haha)

Loves her dog, Izzy.

Loves martinis and cheese & cracker hors d'oeuvres.

Was born on Christmas Day which is why she is named Holly!

Was so obsessed with Downtown Abbey, I was legit worried for her when it ended.

Has a not so secret crush on Nick Cannon (no one knows why).

Loves flowers and is amazing at arranging them!

Can't get enough of her sweet grand baby, Isla.

Attends the Philadelphia Orchestra every Friday & volunteers at the Philadelphia Flower Show each year.

Is one of the funniest people I know (even when she's not trying to be).

Love you mom!!

What do you love most about your mom?
Don't forget, Mother's Day is May 8th!


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Bone Inlay

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bone Inlay


I'm so obsessed with bone inlay. How freaking gorgeous is that detail? 
If you get a close look at these pieces, you'll see that the flecks of bone are super iridescent and pearly - so pretty!

I am currently on the search for a great bone inlay console table, but haven't found the right one just yet. Below are a few images that have me feeling inspired.

Also, this pink beauty is on sale!

Bone Inlay is what design dreams are made of!


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My Picks: Unmentionables

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Picks: Unmentionables


Let's talk about unmentionables. 
Not a subject we typically touch on here, but certainly an important one! 
I've rounded up my go-to, never fail, absolute favorite items in each category below. 
What are your favorites? Please share!


Camisole/tanks: These Theory tanks are 100% the best in the business. But as to be expected, you'll have to pay top dollar. 
Totally worth every penny though, promise!
I have had this tank for over 4 years and it's still in great condition. Its just the right amount of tightness, but is a very thin material so it works really well under any blouse or sweater. 

Pajamas: Eberjey PJ's are the softest. Period. They sell the best two-piece sets and the most gorgeous dainty little night gowns.

Bras: I always thought Soma was a weird, old lady brand, but then I tried one of their bras and I was instantly converted. Especially for ladies who are well endowed in that region - this one will be your best friend.

Underwear: For undies I stay true to my two favorite brands: Cosabella (also sells great pjs) and Hanky Panky. Both lines offer great colors and a range of styles, and their products last if properly taken care of (i.e. delicate cycle, no dryer).

Robe: My mom bought me this Oscar de la Renta robe as a little gift for my honeymoon and I still wear it pretty much day. It's super light and airy and is made from such a pretty, delicate fabric. It's a great summer weight robe to pop on while you blow dry your hair or do your make-up (warning, it is sheer).

Now don't you want to revamp your lingerie drawer?


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Grey Days: Target FTW

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Grey Days: Target FTW


Grey is one of the most serene color pallets you can use in your home. 
When coupled with cool tones like silver and shades of spa blue it creates a perfect tranquil retreat. 

In both home design and fashion I am a strong believer in investing in large staple pieces (a great bag or piece of furniture) and then filling in around it with less expensive, fun items. 

Enter Target. 

You have to have a good eye and great timing, but when the stars align just right, you can score some really amazing pieces from this retail giant. I will never forget the year of the coral X-benches (seen here). I had to go to probably 4 stores to acquire two of these, but boy was it worth it. How high-end do they look styled here?

I love the carved wood collection featured above (that foot stool has my heart) and the stone pineapple statuary is a great find too - did you know pineapples in the home symbolize warmth, friendship and hospitality?

Add a little grey to your day by shopping the links above!


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Sole Sister

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sole Sister

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Everyone has their thing...for me, I'll admit it, it's shoes. 
But honestly, if that's my only vice, I think were in pretty good shape (even though it drives J insane). We have a little rule in our house (which I ignore) where any new pair of shoes that comes in, one pair must go out. 
How rude is that?!

Anyway, here is a sneak peak into a few pairs I have my eye on. Ok Ok I confess, those rose gold strappy sandals (#8) are already in the mail on their way to me (this is a test to see if J reads my blog - we'll see if I get in trouble for that one). 
My cart runneth over...

I also can't end this shoe rant without touching on those insaaaaane butterfly flats. I have never seen a prettier shoe in my life. 

What are your feet into this spring?


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Spruce Up For Spring!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spruce Up For Spring!

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I did a little shopping this past weekend and was completely inspired to revamp my spring wardrobe and add a little color to my world.
(I bought this in white and blue, and also picked up a great black tee with a gorgeous cream and gold, Chanel-like braided trim)

Side note: I was so relieved to find that Banana Republic is still killing it even after announcing that Marissa Webb was stepping down. If you haven't been in a BR in a while, take a spin through your nearest location - honestly I have found some of my very favorite recent purchases there (and bonus: they are always having a sale!)

Who doesn't want to add some bright & fun new accessories to their repertoire?
Well, I've got you covered with the above pieces, hand selected by me!
I am reeeeeeally feeling bright lemon yellow shades lately if you haven't noticed...

Happy spring shopping, friends! 

Making a Grand Entrance

Friday, April 15, 2016

Making a Grand Entrance


Your foyer is your chance to make a great first impression. 

It should be a clutter free, functional space, but should also be warm and welcoming to your guests. 

A great console table is essential, and maybe even more important is your lighting (always include a table lamp even with recessed lighting). 

This is also the first place in your home where you want to place fresh flowers or some sort of plant life. 

Hide away odds and ends by utilizing baskets and decorative boxes, and lastly have some fun in this space (pops of color, cheeky furniture pieces - hello those hoof table legs?!)

My foyer Must Haves:
Giant palm leaves, a beautiful orchid, a great collection of your favorite personal photos, unique baskets, and a statement mirror.

What's your go to entryway style?


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The Cool Party

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Cool Party


Welcome to the cool party, friends! 
Add these items to your cart, and you can totally sit with us!

But seriously, how on point are these pieces for Spring?!


I am ALL about a suede shirt this season and this cheery rose hue is about as girly as it gets!

Of all the Celine bags, this one is certainly my favorite. Love those loose hanging ties.

I wouldn't say Bug is spoiled but... She will definitely be getting this Amy Berry puppy dog bed (which can also be monogrammed ---> insert heart eye emoji)

I am so seriously obsessed with this trellis mirror for target. I want to buy a bunch of them to puzzle fit together to make an amazing mirrored statement wall. Hellloooooo #DIY.

The detail on this shoe is simply gorgeous with the exposed stitching and gold tipped heel. They also remind me of the M.Gemi Stellato shoe but are $70 cheaper!

As mentioned above, this piece is my spirit stool. It's neutral, it's textured, it's simple and it's beautiful. Consider me SOLD.

What are you bringing to the Cool Girl Party?


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The Cut // No. 6

The Cut // No. 6

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Clearly I have a thing for blue right now. 
This edition of The Cut is quite possibly my favorite thus far. So much texture and pattern to swoon over in the perfect round-up of girly glam pieces. 

Lets take a moment to pause on that nail head room screen (#12). If I told you it was from Target, would you believe me? If I told you it was from Target and was also on SALE would you faint right there at  your desk? Well, prepare yourself because that baby is Safavieh for Target and is on sale for only $288! It also comes in this dreamy taupe color which officially sealed the deal for me. 

I need another pair of leopard shoes (or leopard anything really) like I need a hole in the head, but come on!! These slides are a for this summer.

And that Rebecca Taylor dress just might be the ticket for an early September wedding I have this year.

I am all about this week's wish list.
What's on yours?


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Boho Living

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Boho Living

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I have to admit, there has always been a little piece of me that wants to pack up and move somewhere sunny, laid-back and warm. I'd work in a beach bar, shack up in a one-story, tiny cottage with floor to ceiling Bermuda windows, and read books in the breeze all day long. 
Pretty dreamy, no?

But, since the dream is sadly not a reality for most of us, I say go for the next best thing - bringing some subtle boho vibes into your home.

I've rounded up some of my favorite, easy breezy pieces above. 
Lots of linen, woven textiles, bone inlay, and bamboo to help channel your inner bohemian princess.



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Signature Style

Friday, April 8, 2016

Signature Style

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Monogram jewelry is certainly not the new kid on the block, but I am all about kicking it up a notch with pieces that showcase your actual signature.

Seriously, how cool?

There are a few different companies that have you send in your inscription, written in your own writing, and then turn it into jewelry for you. I am especially obsessed with this simple ring version from Baublebar.

Write your baby's name, your husband's, your own, or even just a fun phrase - I love the idea of writing your anniversary or birth month, or something that has special meaning to you.

What would you inscribe?


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A Toast To Tassels

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Toast To Tassels


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Today we're raising our glass to tassels. 
These cute little details are the spice of (outfit/accessory/home decor) life. This segment actually came to fruition when I looked at a pile of shoes beside my closet and noticed that they were basically all tasseled. Then, as if it were fate, I came across those gold tassel sconces at work, and knew I needed to put together a tassel-centric vision board.

Shop all items above! 
Happy Friday, Friends!

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