A little delayed, but I hope you all had a great week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend! My week was made especially great by peonies, sample sale sandals, grabbing drinks with old + new friends and finally seeing Gatsby!
I've been a longtime follower of the blog Sweet Thing written by Jessie Webster. Her photography work is absolutely stunning and I had no doubt that when she debuted her new home, it would be equally stunning. Her home is everything I hope mine will be one day - full of beautiful light and a mix of modern and traditional elements. I'm in awe of her rug collection, especially the antique kilim rug in the dining room.
Wedding season is rapidly approaching and with it, the dilemma of what to wear. Two of my siblings are getting married—one of them is black-tie and the other I'm a bridesmaid in, so at least that's one dress I don't have to think too much about! Last week I asked my dear blogging friend Hanna to share some of her favorite options for summer events (she always has the best dresses!). Her choices were spot on and it inspired me to go out and find a few options to share with you here, as I'm sure quite a few of you have some big summer events to attend!
Domaine Home, a new interior design site by the founders of WhoWhatWear, launched last week, and to say I'm obsessed would be an understatement. Updated daily, it features inspiring interiors, recipes, a how-to section and peeks into celebrity homes. One of my favorite parts of the site is the "hey, where'd they get that anyway?" section that corresponds to each interiors feature. It shows you similar pieces at varying price ranges from an amazing array of sources.
I'm particularly smitten with the Los Angeles home of gallerist Maggie Kayne. It's classic California cool with a healthy dose of mid-century finds and a dash of amazing textiles. Not to mention that amazing LIGHT and enviable art collection!
I practically live in jeans year-round (hence the blog name!) and adore this easy denim outfit for spring. Simply pair a loose white t with your jeans, add some chunky heeled sandals and top it off with a bright little bag! Here are three ways to get the look:
I'm still editing photos from Hawaii, so in the mean time, rest your eyes on this incredible home located in Sonoma, California. I love how peaceful the setting is and how the house opens up to become part of its surroundings. I can only imagine how amazing it is to have this as a weekend retreat!
I might be back from vacation, but my head is still back on the beach in Maui. Right now I'm loving the combination of indigo with a bright pop of orange, with some pretty patterns mixed in.
And, if you've got your eye on those great shorts, Sheridan French is kindly offering 10% off their new collection to D+J readers with the code YESPLEASE.
I'm off to Maui tomorrow and cannot wait! And I was given the green light from my doctor post foot surgery, which is a huge relief. We've had this trip booked for a long time and I was so worried that my surgery would ruin it. I'm planning on taking a much-needed break and plan on soaking up as much as I can while there, so I won't be updating the blog while I'm gone, but I'll definitely be instagramming!
This is my first time to Hawaii so please let me know if you have any suggestions or recommendations!
As soon as the weather gets warm, navy and stripes become my go-to.
And I must admit, I broke my no shopping for #5 - I simply couldn't pass it up! But I'm back on the no shopping challenge now!
See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest.
I'm finally starting to sort through the artwork I've accumulated and figure out what pieces I want to keep. I'm noticing that we have a lot of graphic pieces and very few photographic pieces, so I'm on the hunt for some photography prints to add to our collection. Here are a few I've been eyeing...
Next up - getting everything framed!
At the end of next week I'll be off to Hawaii (my first time!) and am so anxious to break out my summer clothes!
I've been toying with the idea of taking on this challenge after seeing Jen and Grace do it. I'm constantly surrounded by products, whether I'm at work, blogging or browsing Pinterest and I really want to make a conscious effort to spend less. I can always find a way to justify anything and I'm hoping this experiment will help me improve my spending habits and help me see that I don't "need" everything I seem to think I do. Fingers crossed that I can make it! And don't worry, my Currently Coveting posts aren't going anywhere—I'm certain I'll build up a mile long wishlist during this!
Have you ever done something like this? Any tips or advice?
Living in NYC has made me acutely aware of space, and I'm always intrigued to see how other people use the space in their apartments. Caitlin Flemming's San Francisco studio apartment (that she shares with her husband) is one of my favorite small spaces I've seen in a long time. I'm so impressed with how unified and uncluttered the space is, while still feeling relaxed and inviting.