Monday, November 6, 2017


Hearth & Hand by Joanna Gaines launched at Target yesterday and I was so excited to check it out. Their price points are amazing, way to go Chip & Joanna! The quality is really nice, the candles smell great (all of them) and they have the greatest accessories to nail your Thanksgiving table this year. So today I'm sharing my favorite's from the collection I used to create a Thanksgiving tablescape and my thoughts on the rest of the collection. They really have everything you need for your upcoming holidays. 

I love these black rectangular flower froggers that also come in a galvenized metal too. They have a frogger inside which helps keep the flowers in place and are lined with a water pan inside. I paired them with this plaid cream & black runner and simple flowers to create a more casual feel. 

Another favorite was the place card options that were available. As soon as I saw these antique brass mini frames I knew I had to have them. You can print a name on the little card that comes with them and show it on one side or use chalk for the other side.

These x pattern salad/dessert plates are so cute! I paired them with the striped napkins which I love because they're striped and you can use them year round. I thought all their stone wear was really nice. The only problem I see with these black plates is chipping. They seem delicate so if you're hard on plates maybe the white would be a better option. 

Ok, lets talk about the candles. They nailed these scents!! I normally have a couple candles scents that I'm not a huge fan of, including more Christmas-y scents. I wasn't expecting to like this Balsam & Spice but it's so pretty and not over powering at all. My favorite scent was the teakwood currant. The galvanized containers that they come in make them a really cute gift idea especially since they're only $19.99 and they're BIG! Or use a couple of them with your table display for the holidays.

Brass detail on the sides of the rectangular planters.

The pillows are typical Target pillows so I wasn't crazy about those. I thought they look cute as an accent on a chair but I need to be able to fluff my pillows and these you can't. If you don't care about fluffing then they do look cute paired with this faux fur throw which is on sale and I was having a hard time finding in a local Target near me but they have it online! 

I haven't decided if I want to pair black or gold silverware with everything. Thoughts? 

Once the rest of my deliveries come I'll be sharing what I really liked from the rest of the collection. Gift wrap, greens, lanterns for outdoor decor and a more decorative Christmas table set up! Stay tuned! 



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Friday, October 27, 2017


The sun is shining and it finally feels like fall, yay! It’s a good start to the weekend. I don’t know about you but each season gives me the urge to refresh not only my home but my wardrobe as well and here are the things that I have been loving and been dying to wear once the weather cooled off. Along with my secret source for pillow covers under $10!

1. I forgot I got this sweater a couple weeks ago and I LOOOVE it. It’s the perfect sweater to wear out if you’re not wanting to get dressed up but want to show a little bit of sexy. It’s so soft too and a great length. 

2. I saw this coat and fell in love because you know I don't own enough coats. Even better if you’re not in a fancy fur cuff mood you can remove them. 

3. I love handbags as much as I love shoes and coats but let’s be honest, we don’t always have time to switch them out and then when we do we forget something in the other one and we have receipts and lip glosses all over the place. So I now invest in a good bag that I know I’ll use all season long. This one is the one you’ll see me in all winter. It’s so buttery soft and love the cross body option. 

4. I spotted this fur throw at target the other day. Perfect to throw on your couch or across your bed. 

5. If you don’t have these faux leather leggings then you NEED to go get them! They’re the most comfortable leggings I’ve owned. You can even sleep in them after a night out. Takes out that extra step when you’re too tired to put pj’s on. I may or may not have done this the other night. 

6. This new abstract art piece at target has so many of my favorite colors in it. It reminds me of a minted piece and would work with so many colors. Navy, blush, dark green, cream. It's a great price too for the size. 

7 &8. Olive green is such a hot color right now and these pillows would look great paired with a gold velvet or a blush velvet. My secret source for solid velvet pillows is H&M home. If you live in the Boston area there is a store on Newbury street but if you don’t live near a store you can order online. They’re only $9.99! 

9. And a little front porch inspiration designed by Joanna and Chip Gaines. 

Enjoy the weekend! 

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Friday, October 20, 2017


This past weekend I took my first trip to High Point Market. I was lucky to have my brother join me and we met up with old and new friends Kimberly and Ellie. We had so much fun exploring floors and floors of new showrooms, learning how furniture is made, sitting and touching everything and partying with celeb designers...ok maybe not partying but we did get a bathroom selfie. There was so much to see and do and one of my favorite things besides lusting over all the gorgeous decor was trendspotting. As I let my overtired feet get some rest and revisit my 5 gazillion photos, I wanted to share some of my favorite new finds and top 5 design trends.

design trend #1-modern macrame

They say what goes around comes around and the 70's are comin' back around y'all. I usually think of macrame as more of a California style that's a trend that won't be around for awhile or aren't necessarily my design aesthetic but I found myself falling in love with some macrame pieces  that would work well in New England and aren't over the top Cali-chill like this chandelier. Yep, that's macrame! I thought it was metal from a distance.

design trend #2- details on the backs of chairs

Nailheads aren't going anywhere but add some leather, metal lines and interesting wood framing to create an even more unique piece that stands out in the crowd.

design trend #3- florals

the floral fabric trend is one that has taken me awhile to get into but florals used this way I can definitely jump on board with especially the brass tables

design trend #4- rattan and natural elements

Lots of natural wood elements from bleached tree tables to rattan chairs and stools. What used to be used mostly for outdoor spaces can now be incorporated in even the most modern spaces. 

design trend #5- acrylic details

Not that acrylic is that new of a design trend but we noticed a lot of acrylic details on the legs of dining room tables, light fixtures and ottomans.

I'll be sharing my favorites and other cool finds from High Point market on the blog next week so stay tuned! 

Friday, October 6, 2017

What Columbus Day Sales to Shop

There are a lot of great sales going on this weekend and I've rounded up some of my favorite retailers for your closet and your home.


J. Crew - 30% off online Plus get an additional 8.5% on ebates
Madewell - Up to 30% off shoes (they have a lot of cute ones right now too)
Old Navy - 50% off and sale items starting at $2.99
Loft - 40% off everything and 60% off sale 
Banana Republic- 40% off your purchase
Gap- 40% off Everything
Anthropologie- Extra 40% off sale
New Balance- 15% off and free shipping on orders over $99 Get an additional 10% off when you shop through ebates
Stella & Dot - up to 60% off certain styles 


Pottery Barn - extra 20% off with code FRIENDS
Serena & Lily - 20 % off with code HAPPYDAYS
Jose & Main - extra 15% off with code FORYOU
Birchlane - extra 20% off with code FALL20 
CB2- up to 30% off lighting 
Terrain - 20% off select bowls and tabletop (perfect for thanksgiving) 
Mitchell Gold - 10% on everything and an extra 20% for members and 30% off art 

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Saturday, September 23, 2017


Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The air starts to get crisp, the trees are an array of gorgeous colors, boots and turtlenecks come out and cider donuts...need I say more! 

One of my favorite things to do is to get our house ready for fall. Here are some tips to update your homes curb appeal just in time for trick or treaters. 

Update your planters: 

Summer flowers are starting to look wilted and scraggly and our planters are in need of a fresh new look. Mix and max grasses and cabbages with brightly colored mums and flowers. 

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Replace your doormat: 

Since you'll have more visitors in the next coming months, why don't you give them a good laugh as they enter your home. 

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Add a new wreath to your door: 

I love a good magnolia wreath or bay leaf wreath which can carry you into Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Dress up your lamp post / porch columns: 

Add some corn stalks! 

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Friday, September 15, 2017


This summer flew by and were headed into one of my favorite seasons...FALL! Now is the time to start mixing some of your summer favorites with new fall pieces. So no packing away all those tees just yet because they're a perfect layering piece. I especially love them under a blazer in the morning when it's cool. These are some of my favorite summer tees which are on sale for only $11 if you need to refresh any, now is a great time to stock up!

This cute little blazer caught my attention at Target the other day. Pair it with your favorite summer tee, raw hem jeans, a cute pair of slip on mules and these yellow studs (only $24). Then dress it up with red heels for an evening out and these tassel earrings. I love shopping places like Target, Old Navy and F21 for more trendier pieces and investing in more staple pieces such as good jeans.

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Have a pair of booties you're dying to wear but it's still 80 degrees outside? Pair them with a cute dress and if it's cooler add a cute leather jacket for the evening. I got this Cupcakes & Cashmere dress this summer and planned to wear it out to dinner but ended up wearing something else. It's such a great color combo I decided to keep it to transition into fall. I paired it with these booties and this leather bomber. These new pieces just arrived from Stella & Dot and would be a great compliment to the dress. Earrings // bracelet
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Apple and pumpkin picking may be my favorite fall activity. Grab your favorite striped summer tee and layer it under your new favorite cable-knit sweater. When I saw this in the L.L.Bean catalog I immediately went online and it was SOLD OUT! I was like's not even Fall yet? I'm hoping it's being restocked because I NEED it. I included it here because I loved it so much and pray it will come back in stock. I also snagged this cute felt hat from H&M. The beige is sold out online but they were just stocking them at the Legacy Place store and other locations as well. Olive may be my fall color obsession and this crossbody satchel just arrived! We can't forget our accessories when going apple picking and these druzy semi precious stone earrings and bracelet are even more gorgeous in person. Anyone else think it's ok to wear white after Labor Day? I'm in, especially since these cords at J. Crew Factory are BIG1 FREE!!
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I got these bow flats at H&M the other day and love the way they look on. If you can't wear jewel tones well like myself but it's a hot color this season then add it with accessories, like shoes and bags. I love mixing fun patterns with solid black and this outfit could work as an office look or dinner with the hubs. These pants at J. Crew factory are B1G1 free right now! The earrings are 2 in 1 and are a great accessory for the holidays.  I've been wearing this bracelet with everything.  

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Workout gear is easier to transition into fall, just add a jacket or sweatshirt and maybe splurge on a new pair of sneakers to kick start your workout after all the summer cocktails you enjoyed. I'm seeing so many cute jackets that is was hard to choose just one. I tend to invest in these because I know I will get a ton of use out of them year after year! The infinity scarf is reversible and this India Hicks backpack works great as a gymbag!
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