Friday, May 27, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Splash Into Summer Event

Lilly Pulitzer is running a summer promotion right now. They have the best gifts with purchase always. They seem to raise their own bar every time.

Lilly sent me the beach balls and the towels to test out; the towels are always my favorite! I keep a couple in my car to use at the park with the pups. Looks like Hamilton has claimed this one as his own....

The Lilly dresses this year have been too good. Here's a couple that have recently debuted on here:

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On My Radar

This has been a bit of a low-key but still crazy week. We're heading to Ireland next Thursday (omg!!!) so we're kind of in full-blown get ready mode. It's also been such an enjoyable past few days with temperatures well over eighty degrees. 

Actually I think the dogs have enjoyed it the most. They're both getting summer cuts today and I'm sure they will be ready to go for hours of fetch.

ONE // DCOM Marathon

Half of you are probably too young to have seen these classics when they came out, but I know half of you are going to be pumped about this. Disney Channel is doing a DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie) marathon all. weekend. long. This is not a drill. Here's the full lineup.

Remember the days when they had a new one every month? My parents had "date night" every Saturday which meant my sister and I had a babysitter. The Saturday nights with new DCOMs were the BEST! At one point there was a contest to appear in a one (Rip Girls, obviously) and I was one of the second place winners. Instead of winning a cameo, I got every single Radio Disney CD that ever existed, haha!

I try not to Uber a lot (at least in NYC), but when I was in Chicago I had an amazing experience with every single one I took. But I found this NPR piece fascinating on how Uber is so successful and how our brains behave the way they behave with the app!

THREE // Leather Scalloped Clutch

How gorgeous is this scalloped clutch? It's such a great piece to have on hand (pun intended) this summer.

FOUR // A League of Their Own (Rowing)

This video made its rounds of the rowing social media community. I love when he says, "I thought it would be easier than it was." One of the best parts of rowing is that when you're rowing well, it should look easy. That almost always means that people think it is easy though and it's definitely not!

FIVE // MK&A Open The Row in NYC

Mary Kate and Ashley's fashion line The Row is opening its doors in NYC. I want to go so bad! Located on the Upper East Side, it's supposed to feel like an intimate, home-y shopping experience. It looks like an experience, to say the least.

Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day Weekend!
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Updated Bedroom

Okay so I feel like I start any post even remotely related to design with this disclaimer: I am awful when it comes to decorating. It's not my cup of tea at all. Do I know what I like? Absolutely. Do I have the vision? Nope. Do I have the skills to pull off anything? Certainly not.

I mostly get overwhelmed by trying to create a perfect space. Pinterest gives me all these ideas and, also thanks to Pinterest, I see ridiculously beautiful rooms. But I just can't get there.

Our bedroom has been a bit of a work in progress. I'm not the type of person who can plan a room, buy everything, and do these super fast "installs." I have to tweak things little by little and slowwwwwwly add things as I go. It's been eight months since we moved in and this is where things stand.

This side of the room is pretty good to go, but we still have to hang some frames and pretty up the rest of the room. But let's just focus on this side of the space, shall we?

The dogs love the bed. I wouldn't let Teddy on the bed for months when I first got him and then I caved. I don't even care about the germs/dirt. I live for puppy snuggles. Teddy likes to sleep by our feet and he has to be touching both of us in some way. Hamilton sprawls out in between our heads. (Slash he often sleeps on top of my head...)

I saw a photo on Pinterest with Hats hanging on the wall. I popped in a few nails one afternoon and actually love them hanging up. They fill up a little white space and it's practical to keep them hanging instead of their usual semi-squished stack in my closet.

Also while we're talking about our bedroom, I have to give you an update on our mattress. 4Sleep sent us a mattress when we moved in. It's one of the mattresses that comes shipped in a box and expands when you open it. It was really quite entertaining to watch it "grow" in front of our eyes, but it's also genuinely the most comfortable mattress ever. Think the most comfortable hotel mattress you've ever slept on.

It's somehow soft and firm at the same time. The only problem is that it makes getting out of bed in the morning that much more difficult 😉

If you follow me on Snapchat you probably noticed that I had a pair of gingham pillows and ended up swapping them out for another pair from Target that I found. (They're super affordable and come in a great khaki and red version too.)

The original gingham pillows ended up being more blue than navy. (If you're in southern Connecticut and want them... email me! I'd love for them to go to a new home!)

Buoy Print (c/o)

I think I'm going to do a quick little walking tour of our apartment on Snapchat in the next few days if you're interested in that!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lilly and Jack

This post has two of my favorite parts of summer: Lilly shift dresses and Jack Rogers sandals. It's a tried and true combination. You can't go wrong! Zappos carries both brands, and you can really create an endless number of options for outfits. One stop shop and really fast, free shipping. (Whenever I am unsure of a size for shoes, I always pick Zappos because the shipping is so fast. I order two and return– with free return shipping– the one that doesn't fit.)

This particular Lilly dress spoke to me. The print is bright and punchy, which ended up being ideal for this somewhat overcast but still warm day. I also love that the lace detailing on the front breaks up the shift and makes it a little bit more interesting. 

I have a ton of Jack Rogers sandals from over the years, but I decided to mix it up with this double strap style. While it's a little different than the favorite Navajo sandal, it still has that classic Jack Rogers look and feel. (I'm just going to throw it out there that they're way more comfortable and don't need to be broken in!!)

Favorite Lillys:

Favorite Jacks:

Thank you ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

PS If you're looking for a unique pair of Jack Rogers, how amazingly cute is this plaid pair???
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Just popping in for a second to let you know that Kate Spade launched their surprise sale again. It's the perfect opportunity to pick up a few things for yourself... or gifts. With graduation season happening right now, the luggage, backpacks, or wallets would make for great gift purchases!

Straw Crossbody (definitely my favorite)

Scalloped Dress (I have this and love it!)

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