Saturday, July 30, 2016

Weekend Deals and Steals

I hope you all are having a great Saturday!  It is hotter than hot here so we are headed to the pool and then to a crabbing party this afternoon!  

A few fabulous weekend deals:

Some additions to the sale and certain items were restocked.  

These Pumps are sitting in my cart I just can't decide between the navy or moss green for Fall.  I like that the heel is not crazy high and the spike detail.   I love a cute pump paired with skinny jeans and I figure I can wear these for church as well.

This Bobbi Brown set now comes in a nude option.  I love my pink set so much I am contemplating this one.  I actually have enjoyed the lip crayon the most which is funny because I have never used one before.  It gives the perfect subtle hint of color.

I don't know how I missed this Cashmere sweater but I love it.  It has the cutest zip back and comes in 6 color options.
I bought this Missoni Scarf last year and I can't tell you how much I wear it.  I love the black and white because it would go with everything but I also love the pinks and purples for a fun pop of color.

Scroll through to see some of my favorites all under $100.

Extra 30% off sale items
This ruffle sleeve tee is super cute.
The perfect beach tote, already 50% off then you get an extra 30% off!  

Extra 40% off all sale items, use code SALE40
This dress is a favorite of mine.  My mom loved mine so much she bought one too.  
I also love this off shoulder dress.  Such pretty colors.
This would be perfect for Fall.
40% off all tops.  I stopped in the store this week and picked up these 3 tops.

Extra 50 off final sale, use code SALEONSALE
also in coral

Happy Saturday and Happy Shopping!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Thoughts For Friday

TGIF.  This weekend we have lots of fun stuff going on.  My parents are in town, Matt is in a fishing tournament and we have a party Saturday afternoon.  

On Tuesday night we had our girl's supper club.  We usually rotate houses but decided during the Summer just to meet out somewhere.  We tried out Barsa and loved it.  All the tapas were delicious and this was the best paella I have ever had.  A great spot for wine and nibbles.  I loved their outdoor patio area where we ate.
They also had a very tasty cheese and meat platter where you choose what cheeses and meats you prefer.
What I wore:

Who else is hooked to the Bachelorette?  I love JoJo and think she is so cute.  Her hair always looks so perfect. 
Who are y'all pulling for Robbie or Jordan.  I feel pretty sure she will chose Jordan he has seemed like her favorite from the beginning.  I feel like if she chooses him though it won't last.

I found the cutest red dress at Madewell now on sale.  Size down as it runs on the large side, I am in a size XS.  It is a great dress for now and into Fall.  
Available  HERE and HERE

The kids and I hit up Citadel Mall this week.  Every time I go there I am amazed it is still open, it is the saddest mall ever.  I still don't understand why Charleston doesn't have a good mall.  The only redeeming aspect is the photo booth.  We had a blast taking pictures.

Last night we had dinner over at my parent's place since they were in town.  We love the deck at their condo.  The marsh view is so pretty.

Outfit Details: 
My off shoulder blouse is currently 40% off, no code needed.  I am wearing a size small.
I have been very diligent about my diet all week.  I have been working on post where I will share a sample menu of what I have been eating.  The main things I have tried to avoid are processed foods and carbs.  Last night we made our favorite cauliflower tacos and used lettuce instead of flour shells.  They were actually so good wrapped in lettuce I didn't even miss the shells.
Next I want to try out cauliflower nachos.  These look amazing.

I have been on a major reading kick lately.  Below are a few books I have read over the past few months.  For the most part they are all pretty light and easy Summer reads. The Nightingale was heavy but such a good story.  Any recommendations of what to read next?


I have been kind of obsessed with taking videos of the kids lately.  I feel like they are growing up so fast and I want to remember these sweet ages.  Lately Frances Moon keeps telling me she is not a baby and I had to record it.
Don't miss out on the Serena and Lily Tent Sale!  Everything is 40-75% off.  Scroll through to see my favorites.  There are some really awesome deals on bedding especially.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Artist Crush | Kerry Steele

Happy Thursday Friends!  My parents get in town tonight and I can't wait for a fun weekend with them.  Today I want to showcase an artist that I am loving.  If you are not familiar with Kerry Steele I am certain you are going to fall in love with her art like I did.  

I first found Kerry via instagram.  What did we do before instagram ?? Her instagram account is @kerrysteeleart,  and I highly recommend following her. Kerry shares her new work so it is fun to get a sneak peek of what she is currently working on.  I silently stalked her art for awhile on instagram.  Then Kerry emailed me saying she was wanting to move to Charleston, so we bonded over that!  A few months later she and her husband did move down to Charleston from Richmond.   She now has a studio and is painting over at Redux- which is the coolest space if you have never been. 

A few pieces from her Portfolio, which are all equally amazing. 

I stopped by her studio at Redux a few weeks ago to chat and pick up a commissioned piece she did for us.  I was blown away by all her current work.  I snapped a few pictures while I was in her studio.  It was so cool to see where she works.  I was really drawn to her current color palette.   I love the pinks and blues.  


This is my painting that Kerry did for us.  Can you tell I am just a little excited:)   

Most of the pieces from Kerry's studio pictured above are available on Kerry's site.  She also does commissions which is what Matt and I did.  The commission process was really neat.  Kerry and I emailed at first and I showed her examples of her work that I was drawn too.  Then Kerry came to my house with a stack of paint chip cards.  We then talked colors and what I liked and didn't like.  She used the paint chips to match my wall color, couch, and pillows so it all goes together perfectly! 

It really looks perfect in the space and was just what we wanted!!  I had a little photo bomber who wanted in on this picture.

A close up of our painting.  The colors just make me happy every time I look at it.

Kerry has graciously offered you guys 25% off orders of $100 or more from her site.  Use code DESIGN25! 
You can view all her current work HERE. 

I am lusting after one of her figure paintings next.  These are all beyond gorgeous.  I would love one of these in our bedroom.  


She even has a line of clutches and ties made out of her artwork.  These would make amazing gifts!

kerry steele

You can also find Kerry's art at the following  locations:

Anne Neilson Fine Art - Charlotte NC
Gregg Irby Gallery - Atlanta GA
​The Corner gallery - Norfolk VA

Serena and San Francisco CA