Weekend sale picks, a quote to inspire, and lots of decorating and style inspo.

It’s the weekend! 💫 Firstly, I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere. Secondly, because it’s Fri-yay, I’ve got end-of-week encouragement for decorating and dressing with confidence for you. To start, I have (a:) a quote, followed by some (b:) decorating and style inspo,  and then ta-da!!… (c:) weekend sale picks.

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Interior designer Anne Hepfer’s modern rustic summer lake house in Muskoka.

THE LAKE HOUSE

Native New Yorker and Toronto interior designer Anne Hepfer‘s lake house in Muskoka, Canada is the cover story of this month’s May 2017 House Beautiful magazine.

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Blooming Mothers Day ideas, all under $100!, for a different kind of floral arrangement for Mom this year: jewelry, shoes, fashion, and more.

Firstly, thank you for the tremendous support you’ve sent me in response to my New Beginning post. I’ve copied and pasted all the texts, emails, and messages into one “note” on my phone that I open up again and again.

Secondly, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th! If you follow me on Instagram, here on the blog, and/or anywhere else, you know I officially have a thing with florals, flowers, and all that blooms. Right in the midst of peony month, – I mean, May, – Mother’s Day is an occasion that is often celebrated with a gift of flowers. Which, again, I love. Please give me flowers. This year, however, consider giving Mom a different kind of floral arrangement. I’ve got you covered with 16 blossoming options.

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"To make an end is to make a beginning." - T.S. Eliot. Quotes, quoted.

From the very beginning, my personal life has been a constant and consistent spark for the ideas and articles I’ve authored here on this blog. I’ve written about the blind date I met my husband on, our wedding, our relocation from Manhattan to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and our temporary yet very first(!) home. With a range of emotions, and with the knowledge that every ending is also a beginning, today I write to share that after 9 years together, my husband and I have separated.

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Simply chic Spring fashion updates under $100: earrings, tops, sandals, and more.

Ready for a middle of the week pick me up? Spring weather is here, so it’s officially time to start incorporating spring fashion updates into your wardrobe. Just in time for Shopbop’s Spring Sale event, I’ve put together 10 simply chic Spring fashion favorites for you to shop, all under $100. The best part is that you can take an additional 20% off Shopbop purchases under $500 and 25% off orders over $500. Use code EVENT17.

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Statement earrings under $50 // face-framing, neck-elongating jewelry staples to wear year round

Today is the last day to save up to 25% at the GOBIG Shopbop Sale!* Earlier in the week I shared 163 Style Ideas from the GOBIG Shopbop Sale,* and this morning I finally got a moment to sit down and shop the sale myself. At the moment my wardrobe feel very well-rounded and ready for Spring and Summer, so my focus for this shopping event was on jewelry, – as in 5 pairs of statement earrings, all under $50 – and 3 gift items* for friends’ upcoming birthdays. I’ve linked to 4 of the 5 earrings below, and find the fifth pair here.*

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163 Style Ideas to Steal from the Shopbop Sale

Rivaled only by the pre-Fall #NSale, the annual pre-Spring GOBIG Shopbop Sale* is the biggest and best shopping opportunity of the year. The GOBIG Shopbop sale is once-a-year chance to purchase the newest and highest-in-demand items for the upcoming Spring and Summer season at up to a 25% savings (with code: GOBIG17). Retailers usually offer items on sale as a season is ending, however, during this much anticipated event, Shopbop offers savings ahead of the season. This welcome reversal makes the GOBIG sale pretty much unparalleled, as the time to invest in your  Spring and Summer apparel, think: dresses, tops, jewelry, and shoes.

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Pretty pastel dresses perfect for Spring graduations, weddings, bridal showers, christenings, communions, cocktail events, etc. Lots of Spring Style Ideas.

As we head into Spring, I’m sure you’re looking forward to the graduations, weddings, bridal showers, christenings, communions, etc. on your calendar as much as I am, – and wondering what to wear!  Today’s style ideas feature pastel dresses perfect for Spring events, as well as bags, shoes, and jewelry to complete an outfit.

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Kitchen Decorating Ideas: In this black kitchen (with black kitchen cabinets), designed by Kirsten Kelli, copper kitchen accents add warmth, visual interest, reflection, and patina to the high-contrast interior. The Best Copper Kitchen Accessories: http://www.sarahsarna.com/copper-kitchen-accents/

Image Source and Interior Design: Kirsten Kelli Interiors.

When friends and readers ask me where to incorporate rose gold or copper finishes into their home, I always suggest starting in the kitchen.  Copper kitchen accessories mix beautifully with the metallic finishes commonly found in a kitchen, such as stainless steel, silver, brass, nickel, and chrome.

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15 classic kitten heels to invest in.

The kitten heel has never been cooler, with statement-making versions of the ladylike staple available in every color and pattern, from palm leaf ,* to embroidered,* to polka dot.*

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The prettiest pink bedding, from duvet covers to comforters, and from sheets to bed skirts, in shades of pink.

Unrelated to Valentine’s Day, (which is Tuesday February 14th, hint: find all of my V-day gift guides at the bottom of this post) I’ve been thinking about incorporating more/different pink(s) into my bedroom. When it comes to bedroom decorating ideas, refreshing/swapping out bedding is one of the easiest ways to add color, texture, and pattern to one of the coziest rooms in the home.

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Valentine's Day is Tuesday February 14th. Here are 20 Valentine cards that are funny, saucy, and sweet!

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14th. In preparation for one of the prettiest holidays of the year, I’ve given you 20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her20 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him20 Valentine’s Decoration Ideas, and 4 Valentines Day Outfit Ideas. Last but not least, here are 20 Valentine cards that are funny, saucy, and sweet!

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valentines outfit ideas

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14th. Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14th. In preparation for one of the prettiest holidays of the year, I’ve given you 20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her20 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him20 Valentine’s Decoration Ideas, and 20 Valentine cards that are funny, saucy, and sweet! Today I’ve got 4 Valentines Day outfit ideas for you to wear with confidence, that are neither cheesy nor kitsch, compiled with classic separates in mind.


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20 Valentines day ideas for him to get you excited to celebrate Valentine's Day, one of the prettiest in pink holidays of the year.

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14th. In preparation for one of the prettiest holidays of the year, I’ve put together 20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her20 Valentine’s Decoration Ideas4 Valentines Day Outfit Ideas, and 20 Valentine cards that are funny, saucy, and sweet! Today, check out 20 Valentines Day ideas for him, highly likely to put a smile on his face.

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20 Valentines decoration ideas to get you excited to celebrate Valentine's Day, one of the prettiest in pink holidays of the year.Valentine’s Day is Tuesday February 14th. In preparation for one of the prettiest holidays of the year, I’ve given you 20 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her20 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him, 4 Valentines Day Outfit Ideas, and 20 Valentine cards that are funny, saucy, and sweet! Keep reading for 20 Valentines decoration ideas to get you (even more) excited to celebrate 💓 Valentine’s Day 💓.

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