Shelter Loves

Hello loves and happy Saturday. I needed a peaceful work day and I am getting just that. Cloudy days are sometimes a blessing. Hope you’re having a splendid weekend. hugs and kisses …. here are this week’s faves.

1. Kelly is still one of the coolest cats around. She shares her entertaining tips and some beautiful bar set up photos in this post, this blog is delightful too.
2. Sometimes you just need a good cry and a reminder that everything is going to be okay. It usually is but life can throw you some curve balls.
3. Nordstrom’s HUGE anniversary sale ends tomorrow!!!! Get the goods while you can. These Rag and Bone cutie booties are still available!!!
4. I am always inspired by travel and designs from afar. This is an African mud cloth pattern that I pinned this week.
5. tees and flares, tees and flares. Yes, please on casual days.

Love the look – Lee Radziwill

A group of us are heading to an Earth, Wind and Fire concert on Saturday night soooo of course I need to wear a look inspired by the carefree 70’s. I may actually be able to round up a few things around my house but I’m also heading to a nearby vintage clothing store tomorrow. Authentic pieces that embrace a snap shot in time resonate and intrigue me. I’ve shared my love of Jackie O’s style but her younger sister, Lee Radziwill was equally glamorous and a bit less buttoned up. (which I love!). I’ve posted Lee’s Parisian pied de terre and all it’s glory in the past but it’s just too good not to share again. I’ve also created an inspirational outfit for my “love the look” post.  Lee often felt out-shined by her older sis but she was and still is not only stunning but a sophisticated socialite who has worn an array hats! Here’s a peek!!


Surf’s up

My son is in surf camp all week. I am lucky enough to live five minutes from the beach and my kids are basically beach bums all summer! If I freaked out about every bit of sand that comes into my house, I’d end up a nut case… Whether you enjoy living a relaxed lifestyle in your home during the summer months or your year round home has this vibe, there is something to be said for the calming, carefree simplicity of a “surf shack”. While I tend to steer clear of thematic design, I do think a gorgeous surf board or two in a room feels more like sculpture and they look pretty cool too. Take a peek at some sophisticated but laid back beach abodes and life style shots.
Surf Shack// Laid-back Living By The Water. This book is filled with house tours of surf homes around the globe! By Nina Freudenberger.
Purchase the “Pray for Surf” art here. Design by Amber Interiors. 
Billabong has some pretty cute bathing suits and rash guards. 

and of course every surfer needs a pair of Vans!

Shelter Loves..

Good day Friday!! Why does the summer feel more hectic than the other seasons? Oh right, when my kids aren’t in camp, they and a few more from the neighborhood are always at my house! I actually do love that they hang out here but it makes for a busy life (and messy crib). I just sat down and poured myself a chilled glass of wine. Here are my loves this week:

1. I have a thing for a. this particular shade of blue and b. anything with a scalloped edge..awnings, bedding, stationery, get the idea.
2. Hells yes. There are NO guarantees in life, love your friends and family hard and HUG them often.
3. Okay, this is a pretty cool book. Style is such a personal thing and I adore that every person has their own sense of it! (or not)
4. How fun are these rings? Apparently they are from Paris. I am hoping they still have some in stock. Source
5. This color again!! I am ordering this amazing dress for a fun little photo shoot I have coming up. J.Crew is hosting a 25% off their entire site today. Enter code: FRIDAY.