Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Sale

Can you believe today is the last day of August!? I sure can't! As much as I adore fall, I am a little bit sad to see summer end. The perk though? End of summer sales! Below are a few items that I would love to snag before this season ends, how great is that jumpsuit!?

Summer Sale

Topshop dress {here}
J.Crew jumpsuit {here}
Zara skirt {here}
Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag {here}
RVCA romper via Revolve Clothing {here}
Alexandre Birman sandal mule via Saks Fifth Ave {here}
J.Crew shorts {here}

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Snuggles

Happy Friday! I plan on doing what Ezra is doing in this photo for the next 72 hours. Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Monday Cocktail

I recently mentioned {here} that I want to try to use our bar cart, and everything on it, more often and try new cocktails. I recently whipped up something really simple and refreshing that is perfect for summer {or if you just want something light}: mint leaf simple syrup, vodka, and a splash of champagne. Add a sprig of mint and you've got your cure to the Monday blues :) {coaster: KhristianAHowell x Dream Green DIY via Etsy - purchase here}

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bonfire Nights

The other morning I woke up and stepped on our back porch - and it was CHILLY! It made me so excited for fall {the BEST time of year}, but also for the end of summer weather in which it's the perfect time for a bonfire. We may not be able to have one in our backyard, but I love the idea of dressing for one {and maybe getting a candle with a campfire scent...}:

Bonfire Nights

Cupcakes and Cashmere sweater via Shopbop {here}
P.F. Candle Co. candle in "Campfire" {here}
Adam Lippes for Target thermos {here}
Patagonia flannel shirt via Moosejaw {here}
Woolrich shirt via Back Country {here}
Zara shirt {here} <--- on sale!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1820 House Candle

I discovered 1820 House Candles while I was living in Columbus, and when I recently needed a new candle I decided to finally give it a try. I went for the Whiskey & Pear scent {shop candle here}, and it is AWESOME! I trying not to use it up before September/fall come around because it is perfect for less-than-warm weather. 1820 House Candle was born in a historic {and gorgeous} farm house in Ohio, and their candles are unique and smell amazing {shop all here}. This will be the first of many 1820 House Candle purchases :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Romper Love

I love rompers and jumpsuits, and all of the different ways they can be styled. I know they are more popular in the summer, but I love the idea of wearing a great romper {like below} in the fall paired with a great blazer or leather jacket. I think I might grab a couple on sale for the end of summer, and then incorporate them into my fall wardrobe...starting with this one!

Romper Love

Monique Péan necklace via Barney's {here}
Ten Over Ten nail polish in "O29 Grand" {here}
Club Monaco clutch {here}
bareMinerals eyeshadow in "Queen Tiffany" via Sephora {here}
Illesteva sunglasses via Barney's {here}
Topshop romper {here}
Tory Burch sandals {here}

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Cocktail Hour

I posted about our bar cart {here} this week, and recently I have been making more of an effort to actually use it - and make cocktails! I love to cook, so using skill and creativity from the kitchen is really fun for me {especially using fresh herbs from our herb garden}. This week felt extra long and overwhelming, so I cannot wait to come home and make a cocktail to celebrate the weekend :) Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Currently Coveting

I am always feeling inspired by news things, people, places; these can include anything that looks "Shabby Chic", gold + white ceramics by talented artisans, and anything art-deco. Below are a few current favorites that I want to get my hands on - particularly anything Lulu Frost, my current jewelry obsession:

Currently Coveting

Suite One Studio ring dish {here}
Topshop shoes {here}
NARS nail polish in "Ithaque" via {here}
Lulu Frost necklace {here}
Prosperity Candle in "Champagne" via The Little Market {here}
Lulu Frost bracelet {here}
Belgrave Crescent leather clutch {here}
Lipstick Queen lip pencil in "Pink Bluff" via {here}

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gold Bar Cart

I had been wanting a bar cart {specifically gold} for quite a while. I scoured discount and vintage stores, but could not find anything I wanted. I new Target would have something, so I finally went there and bought the bar cart I was looking for {buy here}. It fits in our main room perfectly, and I've had a lot of fun styling it. I've had to make some concessions with what I've chosen to put on it {I suppose I owe it to my roommate who does not love the gold bar cart as much as I do..}, so I've already changed it up since I took these photos. I love the idea of restyling this, especially as I collect more bar cart-appropriate items! {Cleveland Tart flour sack tea towel here, KAH x Dream Green DIY coasters here}

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Floral + Midi

I love the look of a midi skirt, and paired with a floral print - it just doesn't get better! Below are a few current favorites that I want to add to my wardrobe; what I love about this look is it doesn't just have to be for summer - add a great top or sweater, and you can have the cutest outfit for the holidays! #s 1, 5, and 6 are my favorites :)

Floral + Midi

1. ChicWish skirt {here}
2. Tibi skirt via Revolve Clothing {here}
3. Milly skirt via The Outnet {here}
4. Stella McCartney skirt via The Outnet {here}
5. ERIN Erin Fetherston skirt via Rent-The-Runway {here}
6. ASOS skirt {here}

Monday, August 17, 2015

Farmer's Market Saturdays

I could spend all of my time {and money!} at farmer's markets {seen here}. On a recent Athens Farmer's Market run, we stocked up on some produce and fun flowers; I love seeing what flowers are available as the season goes on, these look so pretty for fall! {dress: Urban Outfitters; bag: Coach}

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog

I mentioned in my post this past Wednesday {here} that I LOVE to spend a Friday or Saturday evening cooking a homemade meal in the kitchen. We have a few favorites, but I love trying out new recipes. I discovered a recipe for Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog a few months ago, and made it one Friday night; not only was it delicious, but it was meaningful because of our trip to Sullivan's Island back in March {here}. Cheers to a weekend filled with homemade meals :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sweet + Edgy

I love the concept of a sweet summer outfit {like this baby blue dress}, mixed with more edgy accessories like fun high heels and quirky sunglasses {and even the keyhole cutout in the dress is a little edgy!}. I wish I could wear this dress, and entire ensemble, before summer ends so soon!

Sweet + Edgy
Topshop dress {here}
Kate Spade sunglasses {here}
Sabrina Zeng clutch via {shop all here}
Diane von Furstenberg sandals via The Outnet {here}

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kitchen Happy

I love going out for dinner and drinks, but some of my favorite nights are date nights in the kitchen. There are few things better than playing vinyl, cooking a homemade meal, and drinking a big glass of wine. Below are some of my favorite kitchen brands and items, and I am looking to add to my kitchen repertoire! {image via Half Baked Harvest}

Kitchen Happy

Anthropologie apron {here}
Sweet Gum Co. black walnut stirring spoon {here}
AHeirloom engraved cocktail muddlers {here}
Pigeon Toe Ceramics spoon rest {here}
Le Creuset butter crock in "Marseille Blue" via Amazon {here}
Butternut Brooklyn black walnut cutting board {here}

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Classic Leather Bag

Coach leather will always be a classic, and I love their bags that are less trendy and more structured. This bag is the perfect shade of brown, and I think it will always have a place in my closet. Maybe I should get a larger bag just like it to match... :)

HD in Paris via Anthropologie blouse {shop all HD in Paris here}, Dior sunglasses, J.Crew skirt, Coach crossbody top handle bag, David Yurman bracelet {here}, John Hardy bracelet {here}, Italian leather sandals via T.J. Maxx

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mani Monday

Happy Monday! And more specifically, Mani Monday. This recent collaboration of Olivia Palermo and Ciaté nail polish has got me VERY tempted to buy some new nail polish! I LOVE all of the colors, and how Olivia chose shades to fit with certain days or places. I think I need all three! {Purchase at Sephora}

Mani Monday

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday, I'm In Love: Date Night

Happy Friday! Although I am feeling pretty exhausted from this week, I am looking forward to a fun date night with the boy. Drinks and a screening of Casablanca at an old movie theatre downtown? Sounds like the perfect Friday to me :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pink + White

I always mention on this blog how I love white + gold {here and here}, but white and pink is up there on my favorites, as well. There is something very glamorous about the combination, and I just wish my roommate would let me include a little more pink + white decor in our place :) Below are a few pink + white dresses I wish I could get my hands on, especially for wedding season! {Image via This Is Glamorous}

Pink + White

Shoshanna dress via Rent the Runway {here}
Tophop dress {here}
Lovers + Friends dress via Revolve Clothing {here}
Torn by Ronny Kobo dress via Jade24 {here}

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer Entertaining

I love any excuse to make a aperitivo/a cheese and meat plate/finger food - even if it's just for the two of us at home! I think the best foods for this kind of dining can be made during the summer; local veggies and fresh herbs make all the difference. We put this together last summer with some friends, and I want to recreate this in this week :) {similar Giada recipe here}

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NYFW: Acne Studios Spring 2015

Although I am already scoping out fall fashion shows for fall inspiration, I also looked back on one of my favorite shows from Spring 2015 - Acne Studios. Gorgeous and totally wearable, I love the neutrals with the bright colors, and the structured jackets and pants. And how beautiful are those flowy, bright colored dresses?! {All images via}