7.22.2015

Printed Shorts

I stumbled on these printed shorts from Old Navy the other day and I literally can't stop wearing them. They are so lightweight (for those 100+ degree days!) and comfortable.
 
 
Shorts (I got them for only $10!) // Tank // Sandals // Pearl Stud Earrings
 



Hope you all have a wonderful week!! XO

7.16.2015

Updates Around the House

Our house has been in a constant state of decorating/redecorating the past few months. When we first moved in we wanted everything unboxed & organized, and at that point I just threw up d├ęcor so it would look nice/passable for our housewarming party. But now I'm really enjoying taking my time decorating for the long haul, even if that means taking down and moving some of the things I already hung up. So, if you were to come visit our home now it would look totally different than it did the day of our party.
 
A few weeks back I talked about working on a little gallery wall for our hallway. My cousin generously gave us a painting of our house at our housewarming party (gift idea!) and I wanted to incorporate that as well as a few other things in the hallway to make the AC control box less prominent. I still have more work to do because I have another painting from my mom and grandparents to incorporate (I'm thinking below), but I need one more small thing to make it even and I haven't decided on that yet.
 

The mantle is constantly changing but here is where we are at now. The lavender is from our yard and it makes the room smell heavenly.
 


My next big project is adding curtains in the living room. We were so fortunate that the previous owners added these shutters to all the windows in the front of the house; however in the living room there is still a slight glare on the TV even when they are closed and it drives me crazy. So I'm hoping the curtains will be both beautiful and functional. Any suggestions on curtain color are welcome (our couch is burgundy).


The windows that will be covered. I think it will add a nice warmth to the room as well.
 


I've been going back and forth about the style of the curtain hardware but I think I am going to go with lucite rods and brass hardware as our fireplace insert is brass. This is my inspiration from the hunted interior:
 
image via the hunted interior
I am a big fan of these wood frames from Target and I have used them in many gallery walls in both our old condo and in our current dining room. I've been meaning to hang this one for a while but I set it down and I don't hate it- at least until it finds it's permanent home.


Recently my parents gave us my great grandma's antique carved bookshelf and I've had fun styling the shelves.
 
Swooning over all the little details on this thing (the claw feet, the dots, the scalloped edges!)

Have you done any home projects or updates recently?! Do tell!

7.15.2015

Lilly for Target Dress

This dress is my absolute favorite from the Lilly for Target collection. I don't think I've mentioned it but I was first person in line for the launch at our local Target! So happy I was because I was able to snag so many cute things. The people were so nice too, I loved chatting with all the other local Lilly Lovers.
 
 
This dress is sold out but I've had my eye on this similar Lilly maxi dress (which is on major sale if you call them!) // J.Crew Clutch in natural
 

XOXO 

7.13.2015

Bodega Bay

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a restful weekend. We drove out to the beach to meet up with some friends for a bonfire.
 
 Shorts // Stripe Top (old, similar) // Jean Jacket // Pearls // Sandals

 
It was so relaxing to just sit and watch the waves! And now I'm extra excited for our upcoming Maui vacay.


XO

7.07.2015

Instagram OOTD Roundup

I've been pretty good at posting my casual summer evening outfits over on my instagram (@mrs.andrealee) but not so good at posting them here. So here is a roundup of my recent favorites!
 
Casual Date Night: Lilly for Target Top (similar) // Target 5 inch Chino Shorts (buy one, get one 50% off!) // Lilly Pulitzer clutch



Outfit for Running Errands on a HOT day: Palm Leaf Romper // J.Crew Leather Bag // Sandals (I'm partial to the gold/cork!)


After Dinner Neighborhood Stroll: T-Shirt Dress // Sandals in Platinum
 

Driving Range Outfit: Lilly Scalloped Shorts (old, similar print, less expensive white version) // Lacoste Polo



4th of July: Chambray Shorts // Stripe Shirt // Straw Bag
 
After Dinner Neighborhood Stroll: Talbots Tunic // 5 Inch Chino Shorts // Tory Burch Sandals in Sand Patent
 
 
XOXO

7.03.2015

Happy Fourth

I hope you all have a lovely fourth of July weekend! We are planning to keep it low key and check out the parade in our new neighborhood; it should be a lot of fun!
 
As a little update to my diy tassel post the other day, here is the necklace I made with the larger bead I was waiting for.
 
 
I'm excited to wear it with my fav stripe shirt this weekend!! XO
 

6.30.2015

Tassel Necklace DIY

I've been seeing tassel jewelry everywhere lately so I thought it would be fun to make some of my own! This necklace is by far my favorite piece that I've made:
 
 
It reminds me of a blue and white ginger jar and that's exactly the look I was going for.

After scouring local bead shops and not finding exactly what I wanted, I checked out etsy and was able to find some great deals. I followed this super easy tutorial from Brit + Co  (or I like this Martha Stewart tutorial too) for the tassel and just played around with beads until I got a combo that I liked for the necklace.
 
I have a couple more blue and white beads coming soon (including this one!) and I can't wait to share my results! It's been a lot of fun and I've been able to make some cute things for a fraction of the retail price.
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