Somehow I seem to have acquired two dogs–two adorable Boykin Spaniels. While I love the little pups, incessant shedding and dark hair does not bode well for upholstery, rugs, bedding…the list goes on. Keeping pets off furniture would be the obvious answer, but saying “no” to those cute faces is no easy feat! Fortunately, my sofa is slipcovered which makes washing stains and removing hair that much easier. However, weekly slipcover washing is a little tedious to say the least. For a temporary fix, I found a semi cute (and cheap) throw to wrap over the bottom cushions and I’m kind of digging it.
Funny story–I found this throw at…drum roll…a gas station! Yes, I bought it for $6 at a gas station somewhere in Indiana on a trip from Chicago to Charleston. It was such a good find I actually snagged two–now I’m wishing I bought more…
Other great options with style to spare–these chic dog beds (here and here – also love the toile here) and matching toys from Harry Barker.
Need a cute option for dog food storage? Harry Barker has that covered too!
Clockwise from top to bottom: Classic Canisters, here; Toile Canisters, here; Swedish Farmhouse Canisters, here; and Bon Chien Canisters, here.
I’m a HUGE fan of Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato’s handbag line–such great mix of textures, patterns, and color. The F/W 2013 collection is no exception.
From top left: Schoolgirl Mini purse / Midnight Cruiser in Plumeria / Midnight Cruiser in Heatwave / Safari Clutch / T-Purse in Leopard/Burgundy / T-Purse in Natural / T-Purse in Stone / Ninth Bag in Burgundy
Be on the lookout for the equally amazing S/S 2014 collection, which is slowly trickling into stores!
1. Zara Ankle Wrap Heel, $59 // 2. Pastel Twist Gem Strand Necklace, $42 // Gold Spiral Crystal Collar, $34 // 3. Eskeyal iPhone Case, $39 // 4. Leather Zip Detail Gloves, $59.90 // 5. C-Thru Cuff, $35 // 6. Silver Pencil Skirt, $76 // 7. Kate Spade Saturday Gold Foil Trapeze Top, $50 //8. Rana Pillow, $83 // 9. BB Dakota Stunner Dress, $99 // 10. Lauren Hope Clara Earrings, $68
Need an excuse to stock up on holiday party attire? Score 20% off full-price and sale items until Sunday with code FRIENDS at checkout. A few noteworthy finds:
This embellished collar slip dress by DVF is an absolute showstopper for a holiday soiree. I’m also eyeing this fit and flare number. My closet is completely lacking in good sweaters–love this leopard knit and this argyle cashmere crewneck. A quilted leather jacket is also on my list–this one by Maje is super cute.
Color, color, color–this Thanksgiving tabletop by Furbish’s Jamie Meares makes me weak in the knees! Who said you had to stick with the typical shades of rust, orange, and other drab tones ordinarily associated with Turkey Day? Mix it up with driftwood candles and milk glass vases for a rustic vintage vibe. Love the use of brass sea urchin‘s as place card holders–genius! And that leopard ice bucket…hello, lover!
Getting inspired? Furbish is offering 20% off all tabletop decor this week with code Tabletop20! The perfect excuse to stock up on loads of other great tabletop decor, like these gold salad servers. I’m also loving this block print tablecloth (a steal at $44) with these tie dye napkins–especially paired with gold serving pieces and flatware (love this set).
*Images courtesy of isuwanee/Furbish Studio
Yes… another sale alert–but these are two not to miss! Saks is offering 40% off on loads of goodies in its sneak peek sale going on now thru Friday. Score 30% off at Shopbop during its three-day sneak peek sale ending Thursday. A few noteworthy finds:
1. A great coat in a bright hue–this one by Milly adds a dose of edge with leather sleeves; 2. Leather leggings (these are like a second skin, a splurge-worthy staple in my book); 3. Leather fit and flare skirt, another season staple (also love this one); 4. These Rachel Comey ankle boots are great year round kicks (I have them in black and they’re super comfortable–note, they do run a tad on the narrow side).
1. Club Monaco’s Tasha leggings are a budget-friendly answer to the real thing–these come in great colors too; 2. A pair of sleek black ankle booties is a definite must have–these and these have the perfect mid-heel height for day-to-night comfort (also love these for an edgier look); 3. A silk trouser in a bold shade is a standout staple with year round versatility–love this pair; 4. It’s hard to find equipment blouses on sale AND in your size–this one in rust will be a go-to.