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Hot Summer Deals and Steals

There are some killer sales out there right now — it’s that time of year when back-to-school shopping is right around the corner and retailers are almost giving merchandise away to make room.

Check out what I found and these deals are so hot, you are going to need your sunscreen:

Ruddy Cheeks (up to 30% off):

I am head-over-heels for this bag.  It’s perfect all year around.  It will be mine.
(Maya Tote, Fossil, 30% off, $139.99 from $198)

Bona Fide Sunburn (up to 50% off):

This would make paying bills a lot more fun.
(Parsons Mini Desk, West Elm, 36% off, $159.99 from $249)

Look at those awesome zebras!
(Lush & Wild Tote, Anthropologie, 41% off, $39.95 from $68)

This would look fab in an entry hall.  Ok, my entry hall.
(Quatrefoil Mirror, Ballard Designs, 41% off, $159.99 from $269)

I am thinking about using these as night stands in my daughter’s big-girl room.  At less than $20 each?  Oh hells yeah.
(Lattice Top Side Table, Urban Outfitters, 47% off, $19.99 from $38)

Loving the modern design and the conservative leather detailing.  Sweet summer bag.
(Beachcomber Sophie, Kate Spade, 47% off, $145 from $275)

Third Degree Burns & Sun Poisoning (over 50% off):

How fun is this??
(Hable Cherries Percale Duvet Cover F/Q, Garnet Hill, 51% off, $84 from $170)

It’s like Burberry meets Nantucket for under $70!
(Know the Ropes Dress, Anthropologie, 53% off, $69.95 from $148)

Jonathan Adler on sale, whaaaa?  And 58.4% off?  White hot!
(Waterspout Taper Holder, Anthropologie, $19.95 from $48)

Love this cheery orange bag.  Especially that preppy tassel.
{York Street Medium, Kate Spade, 65% off, $119 from $345!)

Go forth and shop the sales!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a $70 gift card to CSN Stores before Friday — click here!

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Random Things I am Liking Lately

I can already tell that this is going to be a random-ish week.  BUT, tomorrow, I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY for you all.  Hint: It involves my favorite city in the whole wide world!

Ok, here’s what’s striking my fancy these days….

LOVES this summer handbag:

{Knotted Satchel, Anthropologie, $78}

Coveting this chic & affordable duvet:

{Links Duvet Cover, West Elm, $59 for full/queen}

In a similar vein, I would love to throw one of these tunics (only $49??) on over white jeans with a pair of silver flip flops:

{Chain Link Tunics, RSH Catalog, $49}

This is PERFECT (and so true, of course!) for my daughter’s new “big girl room”:

{The World is Amazing and So are You, The Love Shop, Etsy, $18 for 8×10}

Drooling over these two pairs of earrings:

{Andalusia Earrings, Sundance Catalog, $65}

{Copernicus Earrings, Sundance Catalog, $98}

Jill introduced me and now I can’t get stop thinking about these:

{Tretorn, Piperlime, $55}

And their mini-me:

{Tretorn Infant, Piperlime, $35}

Metallic wallpaper, need I say more?

{Image via Design Manifest}

{Image via Decor*Pad}

WHEW.  That was random!  Click back tomorrow for a great giveaway!

Ikat: It’s Not Just for the Curtains Anymore

We all know and love the look of ikat in our homes: curtains, rugs, bedding, throw pillows and blankets….  We can’t get enough!

{Completely swoon-worthy curtains, Eric Cohler via Cote de Texas}

Ikat is a dying pattern (similar to tie dye) that originated in southeast Asia, and it’s been popular in home design for a while.  But it’s now popping up in fashion all over the place:  

This dress would be great dressed up for work or dressed down for a summer party, I DIE!  {Carmen Marc Valvo, Saks Fifth Avenue, $340}

DVF wrap in ikat?  Yes please.  {Capela Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, Bloomingdales, $258.75}

A great choice for the office or Sunday morning (I think this dress would look better with a tan!) {Sheath Dress, Anne Klein, $148}

Great for summer date night!  {Print One Shoulder Dress, The Loft, $98}

I love this tunic by St. John paired with white jeans — looks fab (sorry for the small picture). {Ikat Tunic, St. John, $237}

I love this easy, sophisticated look.  I can seen a colorful tunic, white jeans and flops easily becoming my go-to summer uniform!  {Ikat Print Poncho, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, $635}

{Ikat Strappy Wedges, Burberry, Bloomingdales, $495}

I love these two ikat bags by DVF — the orange one may be an early birthday gift to myself!

{Ikat Open Tote, Diane von Furstenbrg, Bloomingdales, $98}

{Nancy Ikat Shopper, Diane von Furstenberg, Neiman Marcus, $185 (sorry for the little image)}

This ikat scarf would look great with a jean skirt, tank top and flops!  It also comes in pink and black colorways.  {Ikat Diamond Print Scarf, Piperlime, $35}

Will you be wearing ikat this summer?  Keep your eyes peeled — ikat has arrived!

Random Stuff That I am Liking Lately

Winter blahs?  Guilty as charged.  I have been lacking motivation and inspiration lately.  {Gasp!}   I am determined to get my groove back.  In the meantime, here are some random things that I am currently coveting:

I love these organic, colorful pillar holders and would love to chase away the cold weather blues by setting a few on my mantle.

{Colorful Beaded Pillar Stands, At West End}

Ahhh, Serena & Lily.  I want to jump right into this Santorini-inspired bedding and hibernate until May. 

{Catalina Duvet, Serena & Lily}

I am reading THE BEST book right now, which hasn’t really helped my motivation to get out of bed….

{The Help, by Kathryn Stockett}

How glam is this quatrefoil cocktail set?  It’s on MAJOR markdown right now.  I may go snag it — a strong cocktail at the end of a cold day may just be what the doctor ordered.

{Bronze Quatrefoil Barware, Sur La Table}

This soup is my lunch of choice these days.  On days when I am feeling particularly feisty, I add a dollop of salsa verde and sour cream.  De-Lish.

{Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, Pacific Natural Foods}

Retail therapy may be the only true antidote for my winter doldrums.  First on my list is the handbag that embodies Spring.  You will be mine.

{Fresh Leaves Shopper, Anthropologie}

 

Random Things That I am Loving Lately

Isn’t this bag from Sundance Catalog divine?

I am loving this lamp from Shades of Light.  It may just turn up in baby spark!’s “big girl room.”  

Speaking of the “big girl room,” I think this tu-tu-esque bedskirt from Pottery Barn Kids is so gorgeously whimsical.

This boyfriend watch from Fossil is on my list for Santa.

This delicious soup is my new go-to meal for a quick, yummy dinner.

I am coveting this sheet set from West Elm.   

Kinda along the same lines, doesn’t this coat from Patagonia look warm, cozy and comfy?

This is my new fave bargain shower gel (~$2) — found in most grocery stores and drug stores. 

I think this post reflects my current state of mind —
completely scatterbrained!  🙂