Monday, December 11, 2017

Shelter Loves

Good Morning and happy Monday lovies! Wow, this month is flying by and we are officially  counting down the twelve days of Christmas. I hope to have some time to truly enjoy the holiday season with my family and friends. I would love less rat race and more down time on the weekends. I hope to finish off my shopping online this week. There are SO many great sales on this "green Monday"! I have trouble buying much at full price anymore! Wishing you all a perfect week!! Here are my current loves and lusts! I was in a meeting all day on Friday and ran out of time to blog. I have a number of exciting projects going on and a wonderful photoshoot of one of my favorites to date coming up! xx

1. I tend to feel more comfortable wearing my mass of thick hair up! I need to take the time (yeah right) to try more fun styles like this! I also like my hair less on the quaffed side and more natural looking.
2. I SWEAR by these L.L. Bean lodge boots. They are 25% off today and worth every penny. My first pair was (I hope) accidentally taken from the gym. I just ordered another pair and I wear them all over town: to run errands and pick up my kids at school etc. etc.
3. Ok, I know quotes can be a bit cliche but they honestly lift me up!! I have become a more positive person as I have grown older. I find acting negatively over, what end up being, small things in life a complete energy suck. Bitch for a moment to a friend and be done with it! Most of life is good. Health, financial security and love (including self love) are everything and if you have those don't waste time fretting about the rest of it. We all have shitty (nights) days, trust me. xo
4. Gen Sohr's posts and designs are always perfectly imperfect. Her use of color and pattern are delightful and never too serious. Here is a snap of her foyer via Southern Living. 💓💓💓
5. J.Crew is hosting 40% off and free shipping today. These bags are so functional and cute! I think it's time for me to switch over my larger bag this winter. 
6. When I have time I like to bake and create. Emerson loves to help me. How adorable is this gingerbread house cake?
7. I have a thing for fluffy coats. I own three and wear them all the time. I would not mind adding this one to my collection - it is 50% off.  (most of mine are faux and block the winter wind beautifully).. If you prefer a faux version, this one is pretty too

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gift Guide - for girls

I love designing children's rooms and shopping for them is just as fun! My daughter dropped a few hints this year. Today, I'm sharing some ideas for the special little girls in your life! Happy Shopping! This month is flying by already....


*5 I LOVE this concept. Each hand knit doll sold = 10 meals for a hungry child. One of these adorable hand knit dolls from Cuddle and Kind is at the top of the list for my daughter!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Love the look - holiday style

I'm not going to fib, I've been running around like a mad woman. Is it me or does it feel like it should be Thursday!? I just realized I don't even think my show (one of my only escapes) is on tonight! I've got the holidays on my mind and I am feeling festive. Crazed and festive - lol. I'm going to be posting some holiday style over the next two weeks. This week, I am kicking it off with a casual holiday look! Here's hoping you can sneak a moment to yourself tonight too! I'm going to order some furniture for clients and do a little holiday shopping for my family. xx 
fairislesweater, beanie, earrings * extra 30%off, purse, mittens, boots, jeans

There are still a ton of sales out there! I'm not often a Talbot's shopper but some of their holiday looks are really cute! 


Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday in the Kitchen

When you have a kitchen as gorgeous as this why not go all out with holiday decorations!! I spent some of today laying out a kitchen design. I can't help but envision what a space will look like and how it will function as a I draw, design and create. December's House Beautiful kitchen of the month is full of stunning details and plenty of amazing inspiration. Designer, Alison Pickart did not miss a beat while designing this double-height beauty in her own home. She created a number of stations around the room. Just take a peek at how lovely it all turned out. I'd love to see the rest of the 1932 built California cottage she shares with her family. (you know my love of smaller, charming homes) Images: House Beautiful, photos by: Erin Kunkel
Just look at this marble checked floor! Gah! I have marble counter tops myself and agree with Alison - They only get better with age and wear. I can also roll a mean holiday cookie dough on them!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Shelter Loves

When looking back at old photos, I think I still look the best when my outfit is classic with a modern twist. Timeless style goes a long way and does not date quickly. I often pair classic pieces with modern elements in my design projects. This way the look has lasting appeal and with just the right amount of freshness. I've been selecting lots of furniture lately for projects. This week, I am on a classic with a twist kick. (hence my picks below). Happy December - may yours be one filled with joy, hope and love for you! I am in Vermont this weekend, we are heading to the tree farm to cut down a tree. I love this tradition and the holiday season! Bon Weekend! xx

1. What a beautiful entrance. I can't wait to purchase my wreath this weekend! You really can't go wrong with a black front door!
2. I often give wine as a gift. These tartan bags finish off the package perfectly. This sweet cross over bag is on sale today too! It's looks darling with a monogram.
3. How cute is the Clare V.  Elle bag?? It may need to be a gift to myself. eek.
4. Someday I will have a spot for a chaise lounge. I was on the hunt for the perfect one this week and came across this beauty
5. We could use a little more Grace in this world. I'm not going to lie, I'm looking forward to seeing all the great things Meghan Markle is going to do. The wedding will be perfection, I am sure of this. She is so lovely, smart and forward thinking.
6. Okay, I'm also loving the bohemian vibe dresses that are around.
7. This!!!!!! I have been embracing this concept lately, it is LIFE changing!!! 
8. Ohhh Prada, how I love thee...these are on sale!!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gift Guide 2017 - For the yogi + health conscious

I think it is safe to say that we all have a little spiritual gangster in us. Even if you aren't a die hard yogi, there's no reason you can't dress like one and embrace a bit of peace in your life! I could always use a bit more calm, so I try to get to a yoga class here and there when I can. I am also eating cleaner and prefer to use chemical free products! Today I'm sharing my gift guide for the healthy, calm lady on your list! Namaste 🙏

1//2 - best body balm ever//3//4//5//6//7//8//9//10//11//

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday Cheer

I typically don't decorate my house for the holiday until December. I am very busy (which is a good thing) with work but am determined to get all my shopping, wrapping and decorating finished early this year. (I already ordered and received my cards)! Here is a bit of holiday inspiration to get you through the mid week hump. I'm more of a fresh greens, incandescent light girl myself. I tried to include an array of styles! xx

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gift Guides 2017 - Julie's wish list

Happy Cyber Monday!!! There are SO many amazing deals out there today! Here is a peek of my wish list! Things are selling out fast, hurry, hurry and Happy Shopping. xx

J.Crew is having 50% off until 12 noon midnight with code: SHOPFAST!!! 
Nordstrom also has so many adorable things on sale today too!!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gift Guides 2017 - Shop Small Saturday

Hello, hello! I spent the morning cleaning my house. (thanks for the help, Matty) Hosting the holidays is fun, the clean up? Not so much. The up side is, my house is all ready for my Christmas decorations!! I also plan to shop small today and support local business.

Top left to right:

1. Twine and Twig is one of my favorite sites for handmade jewelry. This sister duo are inspired by the outdoors, natural living, neutrals and the Carolina coast. I personally own a number of pieces and mix them with my wardrobe often. I am a huge fan of women taking risks and starting their own ventures. You won't go wrong giving one of their beautiful handmade pieces as a gift. This bracelet is on my wish list!

2. This tray could organize any number of things. Plus, every home could use an animal print. 
3. I love Paige's whimsical paintings and prints!!
4. Clare V.'s bags are dope. Spend $300 and receive a $50 gift card. 
4. I am a fan of cozy, warm, handmade items. These mittens are adorable
5. One word: Fabulous 
6. Vintage rugs add depth and interest to your home! This would make the perfect gift for your home!
7. I love candles. They put me at ease when my life is crazy! I light one and
8.This Barrington bag is on my wish list. 
9. Personalized stamps add the perfect personal touch to your letters and cards. 
10. Macaroon trinket cute?! I may need to get my daughter one. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Gift Guide 2017 - for Her

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great day filled with food, family and even a bit of down time. I managed to sneak in some time to take some photos of my table for you all to see! (stay tuned for those). Today officially kicks off the holiday season and my gift guides at Shelter. I'm excited to share my favorite picks to help make your holiday shopping easier! Today, I'm am kicking off black Friday with some of my favorite choices for the women on your list! Happy Friday and happy shopping. I don't know about you, but I'll be shopping, eating leftovers, working and cleaning all day long..(in that order)


From left to right:

Green Parka from Madewell - 25% with code Dontstress

Bug earrings - From Tuckernuck, sale site wide.
Cherry Bombe cookbook - on my list
- Sunglasses
- Navy Velvet clutch
- Pink slippers
- Pretty pillow
- Cozy socks with grippers from L.L.Bean
- Black tie sweatshirt - from J.Crew, 40% off with code THANKU
- Leopard flats from Tuckernuck
- Pink boatneck sweater - J.Crew, 40% off with code THANKU
- Faux Fur coat (I have almost the same one, it is very warm and comfy) I highly recommend it!! -   40% off with code THANKU
- Dressy oversized balldrop earrings - 40% off
- Star glasses or sunglasses case
- L.L.Bean boots, I LOVE mine - all boots 25% off today. HIGH RISK SELL OUT
- Scarf - from Gap, 50% off, code: BLKFRIDAY
- Plaid Robe - Shopbop, with code MORE

I usually buy myself a new pair of shoes or two this time of year. Ann Taylor's shoe selection has been right on lately! Everything on their site is 50% off through Sunday!!!



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