|| shirt | jeans | vest | boots | hat ||
as i’m getting older, i’m realizing the importance of quality clothing. gone are the days when i would spend money on cheap, trendy items because that was what was ‘in’ at the time. now, i would much rather spend money on beautifully made, timeless pieces that i’ll own for years to come.
rue mercer is a luxury line of women’s shirts that i need to get my hands on, asap. the collection, which launched this fall, is a mixture of silk, leather and organic cottons, all produced in manhattan. with their production so close by and easy to manage, each piece is tailored to perfection. i love that each top is oversized, using a combination of materials, putting a unique spin on a classic shirt. check out the collection here and learn more about the designers.
why hello again weekend! thanksgiving is right around the corner and i couldn’t be more excited about it. i love being with my family, while we all over indulge but love every second of it. until then, i hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy this weeks reading links.
speaking of thanksgiving …
instagram was always a social app for sharing photos but has now become a new blogging platform and i can’t say i’m upset about it.
jill’s style from the august diaries is perfection. all of her outfits inspire me.
honest question, what are your thoughts of justin bieber?
one of my favorite interior designers, erin gates, just had her first baby boy & the nursery is beautiful.
ever wonder why weird names for hotels is becoming trendy? well, find out here!
“the most recent study on coffee, published this month in the journal Circulation, found that a three to five cups of the drink daily could help prevent premature death“. yup, that’s right.
image via victoria mcginley blog
my flare game has been in full force lately. i still love wearing skinny jeans but lately, i’m all about the flared look. i usually like wearing this type of cut (especially because i’m not the tallest person) with heels as it’s usually more flattering. however, these boots were too pretty not to include in this outfit; the scalloped detail is what caught my eye. & finally, pinstripes are on my radar lately and i’m on a mission to find a similar top.
p.s. i’m saving up for these flared jeans by rag & bone. thoughts?
happy hump day!
interior design talk : lighting. i think lighting can make or break a room. i also think different styles lend themselves to certain spaces in the home. of course, i think some of these can cross over, but a first glance, these are the lights that came to mind for each space. i also included some examples of lighting above from some of my favorite interior designers.
kitchen – the lighting in this space, particularly if you have barstools, should stand out. i love the look of unique pendants above each barstool. this type of lighting adds a unique dimension to the space.
library – i know not everybody has a library in their home but even if it’s just a small room for reading, this light would be perfect. it’s simple yet sophisticated, perfect for relaxing with a book in hand.
entryway – i just love a large pendant for the entryway. just like the kitchen and maybe more so for this space, you want to make a statement. it’s the first thing people see when they walk into your home, make them notice it.
little girls room – make it cute and simple, perfect for a little girl.
bathroom – i’m a fan of simple, elegant sconces in bathrooms. it’s tasteful and sconces come in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to choose from based on your design style.
guest room – for the guest room, it’s always safe to go with a pretty white lamp. it also gives you a little more flexibility when it comes to designing the rest of the room.
dining room – this area is usually a fancier part of the home, so why not have a pretty chandelier?
i hope you found this lighting guide helpful!
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happy friday, friends! this week was fun because we received some of the photo’s back from a shoot we did last week and we LOVE how they turned out. you can see some of them on our social media channels. we also hosted our first trunk show at powerflow yoga in morristown & it was a success – thank you to everyone who came, whether you stopped by or you shopped! here’s to another relaxing weekend before we start traveling for our pre-holiday sales.
the cutest family, cooking in the kitchen together. this is why i love them.
animal printed wallpaper, if you like that sort of thing.
an interesting article on the myths of strength training.
LOVING these pinstripe pants!
i always knew eating breakfast every morning was important – find out why!
p.s. if you or someone you know is in need of holiday gifts, head this way.
image via tumblr
my friend from college is getting married! i’m really looking forward to this. for one thing, i love weddings and haven’t been to one in so long. i also love any excuse to dress up so i’ve already been thinking about what i would wear. although this wedding is in the spring, i’ve rounded up a few of my favorite wedding dress options. plus, they’re all from reformation because they have the prettiest dresses & i’ve needed a reason to buy one for quite some time now.
which is your favorite?!