Friday, June 29, 2012

ASOS swim on sale

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Since we are planning on heading to the beach and the lake in the next couple of weeks, I thought I would round up a few of my favorite ASOS swimsuits. Bonus: the most expensive piece is $17, which means you can order all the options and not feel bad about it :-)
What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Luke and I are planning on hanging around here for our first weekend home and finish unpacking from last weekend haha... We are also planning on hitting up our local farmers market complete with live music and homemade blueberry donuts, kayaking on the river to escape the 105 degree heat, and meeting some friends for drinks at our favorite local place. 
Linking up with Friday's Fancies

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Everyday Series: o.m.Gee!

Kristin is a new to me blogger who is fast becoming a daily read...I know you will love her!


Hey there!  Kristin from o.m.Gee! here.  
Such a treat to be with you.  Eileen is at the top of my daily reads, so I'm flattered to get a little air time over here on a creative day today!  A little about my everyday...


Everyday Happy: House Edition
Our bedroom has been my latest home project!
Newly married and currently renting, we're making this place our own slowly but surely!
I'm particularly proud of my little slipper chair I reupholstered myself!



Everyday Happy: Closet Edition


watch.  blouse.  earrings.  flats.
A pop of neon in every outfit has been a requirement this summer!
These are a few of my fave additions...


Everyday Happy: Morning Edition

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In all seriousness, sometimes I hit the snooze button for an hour.
 Then, I drink lots...and lots...of coffee.
My handsome happens to be a morning person and has perfected the art of waking me up gently with my coffee fixed just right.  Mornings with him make waking up a little easier!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition
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Nightly bath.  No happier time in my opinion!

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition
one.  two.  three.  four.

If I could only shop at Anthropologie for the rest of my life, I would do it happily and never feel like I was missing out!  You'll find me saving my shopping budget for a good trip to my fave store.  I worked for Anthro for 2 1/2 years before moving to Charleston (thank goodness one is opening here in October!) and strongly believe in the company and the product.  I could also probably wear orange everyday and be happy too!  (with a turquoise necklace, of course!)


Everyday Lust: Pin Edition
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mint doors, phrases to live by, fun bar carts, outfit inspiration, and beautiful home decor...
if only there were more time to pin!



Everyday Lust: Travel Edition
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Everyday Read: Blog Edition
My blog list could go on and on!  While I don't have time to read all of my faves everyday, you can be sure I'll find the time to see what's going on with these ladies on a daily basis...



Thanks for having me, Eileen!  You are a gem!  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer of Prep: Monogram it

Head over to a {little} dash of ash to see my post in the Summer of Prep series. I have LOVED seeing everyone's take on preppy and mine is all about loving on some monograms, b/c what is preppy then a good monogram?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Details

I love when design throws you those little unexpected details...
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We've all seen gallery walls behind a sofa, but what stopped me is the fact that the frames continue below the line of the sofa. Do you like?
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Over-scaled chaise.
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COLOR!
Elle Decor Via
Unexpected art and THOSE windows!
I LOVE those matching mirrors flanking the fireplace. Gorgeous. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Home

We are finally home. After 4 months of Luke traveling almost incessantly for work, airplanes and hotel rooms, he and I are finally home for good. That sounds so good. Now excuse me while I go tackle my 19 loads of laundry.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Colorblock via Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh, I am very excited about you. Not only is there a store right around the corner from where we are staying Canada right now.. but the most expensive item in this roundup is $39.00. Where do I sign up?!
Linking up with Friday's Fancies

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Prep

Ashley is hosting a fabulous summer series Summer of Prep, and I'm honored she asked me to be a part. My post comes up next week, but make sure you are checking out the series each day this week and next week for lots of summer inspiration. (Look at that guest post list.. pinch me!)



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Everyday Series: The Vault Files

Gaby constantly inspires me with her spot on style, gorgeous graphics and I covet everything from her Etsy shop...


Hi everyone! Gaby from The Vault Files here thrilled to be part of The Everyday Series, one of my favorite reads here on A Creative Day. Here's a look into my everyday:

Everyday Happy: House Edition
I love my ikat pillows and I'm so happy I brought them with me to the island, they make my bedroom look more "me", and I smile every time I see them. They are like a little piece of decor happiness to me ;)


Everyday Happy: Closet Edition
I love my Rebecca Minkoff Jelly Bean bag. I got it for a fraction of the regular price during one of those super sales on the website. What I love the most is the cheetah print in that coral/pink color, isn't it fabulous?







I also love my growing collection of colored skinnies. Currently lusting over a pair of orange/tangerine, and mint.



Everyday Happy: Morning Edition
Running is what gets me out of bed, wait, that's a lie,  Matthew is (my 2 year old), so as soon as we wake up, I get ready and we go out for a run. It's my favorite way to start the day, and we both enjoy it ;)


Everyday Happy: Relax edition 
After putting Matthew to sleep I like to make myself a cup of green tea, add some lime, ginger and honey; do my nails and read on my iPad while in bed. Yeap, that's how I usually end the day.


Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 
I have an obsession with Madewell, especially their shoes, I want every single one of them, aren't they fantastic? I live in flats so the skimmers collection is one of my favorites, I want them all!


Everyday Lust: Pin Edition 
Here are a couple of pins I adore, you can take a look at all of my Pinterest boards here ;)

*Pin sources: Unknown / Late Afternoon / Convoy / Jou Jou Villeroy

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition 
I'm very excited about a trip we're making to New Zealand in 10 weeks with our best friends. We're renting a camper and we're driving all around the south island. I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of the most beautiful places I'll ever visit, so I can't wait!

Images sources 1/2/3/4

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
Some of my favorites blogs are Sincerely Jules (I love her style, and I really relate to most of her outfits, though I don't look as chic as shes does, of course), Wit & Delight (I love everything she posts), and of course I love my friend's blogs which you can check out here (they all are amazing!)

Thanks so much Eileen for inviting me!

Monday, June 18, 2012

25

My birthday was last weekend and so far 25 is off to a great start.. Canada is gorgeous this time of year and we spent the weekend outside, whale watching, kayaking and eating fresh lobster we picked up off the boat.
Thursday: Spent the day watching these... 
Friday and Saturday: Spent time on the water...
Saturday: hiked here...
ate lots of these...so delicious
drank lots of these...
and spent time with him.
 Here's to 25, I'm pretty excited about you :-)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Right Now...

If you can tell a lot about a person by their pinterest... then I'm dreaming in lucite and enchanted forests this week...
Happy Friday Everyone !

Dress

Oversized mats on the artwork
 Via Joanna's pinterest

I'm dreaming of brunch and mimosas here

navy built-ins

That wallpaper
House Beautiful via High Street Market

How much fun would it have been as a kid to have a trapeze in your living room?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dreamy

Ever since Victoria pinned this freakin amazing kitchen last week, I haven't been able to get it out of my head. I can't decide if I'm more in love with the black built-ins, butcher block island, black columns and those windows. Can't you see yourself here drinking a glass (or three) of wine and eating brie?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Everyday Series: Natalie Merrillyn

    Natalie has incredible taste, a gorgeous blog and I covet everything she wears. 

Hello a creative day readers! I'm Natalie from Natalie Merrillyn and I'm so excited to be participating in one of my favorite blog series'! 

Everyday Happy: House Edition
Right now we're living in New York City, which has been incredible! We are only living here for six weeks, so I've tried to add little touches around the house that make it feel a little more like home {like a Diptyque candle and inexpensive art}. Our place is teeny, it's a little studio, but it's so New York and we love it. 

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition
One perk about living in New York is all the amazing sample sales that go on. I've been going to lots {designer clothes for 75% off? Yes please!} Above are some of my Tibi sample sale finds. 
{top | jacket}

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition
I'm not naturally a morning person. But, a good breakfast -- fruit and granola and eggs, always preps me for the day.


Everyday Happy: Relax edition 
Reading -- a book, a magazine, or blogs, a glass of wine, a quiet vacation, all help me relax.


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Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 
Obsessed with these three right now. 

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition

Two favorites: a flouncy, yellow top, and graphic living room art.
{More of my pins here!} 


Everyday Lust: Travel Edition 
I've been to France before but I'm dying to go back. I'd love to see more of the smaller villages like the one above: Gourdon.

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Everyday Read: Blog Edition


A few blogs that I cannot get enough of lately:

+ The Coveteur
+  Garance Doré
+ Jak & Jil

Thanks so much, Eileen, for having me! 
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