After a summer full of large bursts of travel, I’m happy to say we are home for the next few weeks! We took so many great trips (Maine, Florida, The Homestead, Dallas, Chicago, Newport, and New York) and while most were just three day trips over a long weekend, I’m someone who fully embraces the “new school year” mentality and am therefore really happy to be getting back into our routine and ready to tackle things at home. We have very minimal plans this weekend and I have a long list of things I want to tackle in the way of blog + freelance, but also to binge on Downton ahead of the upcoming movie release. J hasn’t seen the series and I’m excited he’s on board! Whatever you’re up to, hope it’s a great one!
Nordstrom Rack is having a great sale on Stuart Weitzman shoes and after lusting after a pair of their below-the-knee styles for years, I ended up ordering these (at 50% off!), half hoping they’d not work because they’re still such an investment, but half crossing my fingers they’d fit because they’re exactly what I’ve been looking for. Well, they’re perfect! I have narrow calves and small ankles so most boots don’t stay up or end up sagging at the ankles. This pair starts super snug but has a lot of stretch, so I’d recommend trying them out if you’ve been in the market for classic flat knee-high boots!
+ Our place made a little appearance in Apartment Therapy a couple of weeks ago! We use our bar cart for books and as a side table and I’m a full believer in utilizing them for much more than just alcohol!
+ Julia’s Charleston home was featured in Southern Living and it’s truly spectacular. The attention to detail, color and pattern mixing, and general homey-meets-sophisticated vibe is serious #homegoals!
+ We have central air and I hope we always will, but that’s certainly not the norm depending on where you live—if we had a radiator, I’d use this tutorial on how to paint a cover for it!
+ A heartbreaking but incredibly well-written piece on the anniversary of 9/11.
+ Something to make you smile: Snaps from Princess Charlotte’s first day of preschool.
+ I’m trying to eat less processed sugar for dessert so am experimenting with ways to zhush up fruit. Immediately bookmarked this bourbon caramel sauce that looks so easy and sooo good.
+ An amazing way to surprise someone (read the comments, too!).
+ Jess recently posted about Naadam on Instagram and I stopped by their shop in NYC a couple weeks ago to see their $75 sweaters in person. The quality was really impressive and I definitely plan to pick one up this fall. Their sizing is unisex and the small fit me well with some good breathing room…the extra small worked if I wanted something form-fitting.
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