Saturday, December 26, 2015

After Christmas Sales The Best Deals!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We certainly did.  My favorite party by far was watching the pure joy and excitement from Sterling and Frances Moon.  I will share pictures Monday but today I wanted to share a few awesome after Christmas sales!

Nordstrom just started their half yearly clearance sale.
I can't say enough great things about these Vince Pumps.  They are my favorite and currently 50% off.   They run TTS and are so comfortable.
I just bought this Rebecca Taylor top in the store.  I love the white.  It is perfect for year round wear. It runs TTS I bought a size 4.

My sister and sister in law just got this UGG Robe for Christmas and it is the softest thing ever.

Scroll through to see a few other awesome deals.

50% off all holiday with code HOLIDAY50.
I love gold glasses for entertaining!

These Santa glasses are also adorable.

Additional 30% off all sale with code MERRY.
I tried this dress on in the store and loved it.  If you still need a New Years Dress it would be perfect!

These wedge boots are already 50% off then you get additional 30% off.  I love a wedge boot for everyday wear.
This would make a great everyday purse.

Gigi is running their closet sale and offering 40% off select styles.
I love my Bucket Tote

Another favorite is this Ellen Tote.
and I love the iphone/wallet case.  I use this every time I travel.

Extra 30% off sale use code NEWYEAR
I am thinking hard about this Box Pleat Dress.  It is so beautiful!

50% off everything!  Use code HOLIDAY50.
This lace shoulder blouse is so pretty, I love the details.

I also really like the Lace Yoke Blouse as well.

Happy Saturday and Happy After Christmas Shopping!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Friends.  I am signing off for a few days to enjoy some time with my family!  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

I wanted to share our Christmas Card this year and a few pictures from the last few days.
This year I could not get the kids to smile and take a good picture in their Christmas outfits so I ended up using an old picture from this Summer.  I love how they turned out.  I used the Minted Foil Collection, always my favorite!

The kids are so excited this year.  It brings me so much joy to see Christmas through their eyes!

I also wanted to share my Lounge Pants are now on sale and if you order today you can still get them in time for Christmas.  The Polar Bears are sold out but they are available in 4 other patterns.
And if you are looking for a new robe this UGG robe is the best and currently on sale too!

My Christmas nightgown is also on sale!  Great for Christmas morning or to save for next year.  I honestly wear mine year round.

I will leave you with our Santa picture!  I have to admit I love a crying Santa picture!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Oreo Bark + Shop Pink Social

Good Monday Morning!  Only 4 days til Christmas!
Today I wanted to share a recipe I made over the weekend.  If you are looking for something sweet to make for neighbors or friends or you have an upcoming holiday party this is perfect.  Plus it could not be easier! 

|| H O L I D A Y  O R E O  B A R K ||
- 1 lb white chocolate, I used the kind that said chocolate bark
- 1 package oreos
- m&m's
- pretzel sticks
- candy cane pieces
- Christmas sprinkles

In a double boiler melt the chocolate until it is smooth with no lumps.
On a baking sheet crumble the oreos and pretzel sticks and lay out on parchment paper.  Then sprinkle in m&m pieces, candy cane pieces and a few sprinkles.  

Pour melted chocolate over this mixture and then place in fridge to harden.  I left mine in about an hour.

Break into pieces and enjoy.  I found these cute containers at our grocery store that I put the bark into deliver to neighbors.

I also wanted to share this adorable tee shirt my friend Sarah sent Frances.  Sarah just started a company called  Shop Pink Social and they make the cutest kid and adult tee shirts!  You can use code SANTA for 15% off the entire site.
If you live in Charlotte you can do local pick up and still get the items before Christmas!

Have a great day!  We are off to see Santa this morning!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Weekend Deals

Happy Saturday! 
I wanted to share a few things on sale if you are still Christmas shopping or just looking for yourself! 
This Vince Dress that I recently ordered is now on major sale 65% off.  Runs on the large side so size down.  I have a size XS.  I am wearing it to a party tonight and will share a picture later!

also on sale HERE
Also on major sale is this Vince Blouse.  My mom wore it to Frances Moon's birthday party and it is so cute on!

JCREW is offering 40% off sale and 30% off everything else with code GIFTNOW.
I ordered this fringe top and LOVE it.  Runs a bit on the small side so if you are between sizes size up.  I got a small.

ANTHROPOLOGIE is offering 20% off the entire site.
Use code STOCKUP
This Shirtdress is a favorite of mine.
I just put this blouse in my cart.  I love the faded stripes and flutter sleeves.

Ugg Boots are on sale at Nordstrom right now.  I own both the short and tall pairs and love them when it gets cold. They would make a great Christmas gift.

A few Claire V purses were just reduced too.  These are my go to for a night out.
This is the sweater version of my Clu Dress and it is now on sale.  I love the gray.

Happy Saturday and Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Our Dining Room Before and After!

I know I have been talking about our dining room makeover for awhile now.  I finally got my act together and snapped some pictures of the finished product!!

I mentioned before that I enlisted the help of Alex Kaehler to help me plan out the space.  I had an idea of what I wanted but I have such a hard time making a decision sometimes and wanted someone to help me.  I loved working with her so much, in fact I am going to hopefully work with her again on our den/family room next.  I highly recommend her if you are looking for design help.  I sent her images of rooms I liked and let her know what pieces I wanted to keep and replace.  She then came up with two room plans for me.  I had the option to choose either of them or neither and she would work on a new design.  I actually loved them both and had a hard time deciding.  
Here are the two plans.  Once I chose we then made a few changes within that layout/plan.
Alex will send you a shopping list with links to all the products too which makes it super easy!  That way you can shop and buy things as you want to.  

and the final plan we agreed on. I combined a few things from each design.  Then as I was shopping I made a few small changes as well that you will see in the photos.

When I look at the before pictures I can't believe how dark and cramped the room was.
Behold the Before in all it's glory:)


The major changes I wanted done were:
1) tear down the beadboard and put up sheetrock and re-paint
2) rip out the bar and sink in the corner.  It really served no purpose since our dining room is connected to our kitchen and we have a sink and storage in there.  It bothered me because I could never center a piece of furniture on that wall.
3) Rip out the small half wall between the kitchen and dining room
4) The hutch was a piece passed on to us from my in-laws so I wanted to keep it but it needed to be updated.

I honestly can't tell you how much I love this room.  It is where we spend so much time and it is so bright and happy now.   Since we live in a smaller house it serves so many purposes for us from family dinners, to where the kids do homework and art,  and also where we entertain friends.

I found the mirror at Homegoods and knew it would be perfect in the space.  I decided instead of artwork flanking the windows to use photographs of Sterling and Frances by DuBose Photography. 

Funny story I have had the glass dining room table since college.  The people who lived in the house before us didn't want to move it and sold it to me for $50 and I still love it to this day.  It is a pain to move because the glass is so heavy but I just love the modern look of it.

Details and sources are at the bottom of the post

D E T A I L S +  S O U R C E S 

Design Plan | Alex Kaehler Design

Wall Color - Decorators White
Hutch color - Coventry Gray
Table - old
Mirror - Homegoods
Lamps- GDC Home
Bar Table- Consignment Find in Charlotte
Decanters- old, various places
Light Fixture- Lowes