Friday, May 24, 2013
It finally feels as though summer has arrived and I'm looking forward to a long weekend. We are staying around here because we have plans to travel next week. One last trip before baby comes. This weekend we are going to get out and plant our garden (FINALLY) and we also have a barbecue planned with some friends. What are you up to this weekend?
Because it's memorial day weekend there are some great sales happening including 40% off these summer dresses and everything else at J.Crew Factory.
And a few other sales worth mentioning...
20% off everything at ASOs with the code TAKE20
Nordstrom is currently having their half-yearly sale for women and kids
20% off tees, tanks, and shorts at Madewell
15% off your purchase online at Old Navy with code ONSUMMER
35% off your purchase at Banana Republic with code BRDIVEIN
20% off select items at Ruche
20% off sale items at Need Supply Co.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|both tees above from Urban Outfitters|
Many of us cling to black in the winter and have a hard time letting it go once summer rolls around, and I've found being pregnant I may cling to it a little more than usual. However, there are many ways you can still wear black in the summer. Here are some of my favorite ways...
|1. scarf / 2. top (another great option) / 3. heels / 4. skirt (or the pant version)|
2. Try black with a floral. Florals are big this summer and finding one that has even a hint of black can easily be worn with black pieces you already own.
3. Pick pieces appropriate for summer. Black wool pants would not be a good idea for a hot summer day, but an airy cotton skirt would. Try picking fabrics like cotton, eyelet lace, or a chiffon or even work in a few black accessories like some black strappy sandals.
4. Wear black with white. Black and white is another big trend this season and there are so many great black and white patterns right now. Even pairing white pants with a black top and some brown sandals will instantly say you're ready for summer.
How do you wear black in the summer?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last week we headed out to Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina for my husband's graduation from Duke. Lots of Brandon's family was able to attend as well as my parents so it was really fun and Will loved having so much attention. Here are a few photos from our trip after the jump...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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It seems we've been wearing skinny pants and jeans for so long I kind of forgot how much I like wide leg pants. I love how easy and comfortable these ones look, don't you think? They would be perfect to pack for a vacation or worn for a dinner date this summer.
What do you think, would you wear?
Labels: do or don't
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I'm always on the hunt for good t-shirts especially for summer. Sometimes it's hard to find one that's just the right fit. I recently got this one from Gap and love it. It's a looser fit and longer length and would look great with skinny pants or with one of those popular tube skirts this summer.
Friday, May 3, 2013
In preparation for Cinco de Mayo this weekend I thought I would share one of my favorite salsa recipes. There are two things I can't get enough of: salsa and pineapple. This recipe is super easy to make and the colors alone make it a perfect snack to share or to take to a party. It would even be great to add in a little mango.
About 5 or 6 Roma tomatoes
Pineapple (I used half of one)
Handful of Cilantro
1/3 of a Red Onion
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Dash of Sea Salt
Dash of Garlic Salt
None of the measurements are exact because it depends on how much you like of each, but really there's no way to really mess it up. I like mine to have a little less onion and cilantro and if you want a little kick consider adding a jalapeno.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Spring has finally arrived. I thought I would never be able to say that. It's supposed to hit 70 this weekend which means lots of time outside. What are you up to this weekend? We're heading to a birthday party tomorrow and tonight a bunch of my girlfriends are going to a yoga class and getting some thai food. Hope you have a good one.
Here are some links I'm liking...
Solution if you're in a jeans and t-shirt rut
Planning to make some of this
Love this simple DIY
A dreamy housewarming party
What type of pinner are you?
Great color for spring
Love this black and white top
A good reminder
This book makes me hungry
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I'm going to start a new series where I'll be sharing some of the basic pieces I think every woman should have in their closets. First up is the silk blouse. It's great with a pair of jeans, tucked into a skirt, or layered with a sweater. It's a piece you can really wear year-round. I love these ones from Everlane because they come in the best colors and I like that you can get them in two different collar options.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|sweater / jeans / flats / bag / earrings / nail color in under where|