Fashion Friday: Three Perfect, Layered Looks for Any Fall Occassion

Once again I’ve partnered with my amazing sponsor Halsbrook to put together some gorgeous outfits (appropriate for a wide age range) in preparation for any type of fall activity from running errands to an evening fundraiser for your kids school. Every time I do this with them I think “this is my favorite one yet”. Including this time! And right now (ending tomorrow) Halsbrook is running a special promotion where customers earn a gift card for their next purchase when they purchase full-price items and enter the code LOVEFALL at checkout.

  • Spend $250 – Get $25
  • Spend $500 – Get $75
  • Spend $750 – Get $115
  • Spend $1,000 – Get $200
  • Spend $2,000 – Get $400

I really love this look- the classic neutrals offset with pops of orange and burnt umber are understated and classic but say “I have my shiz together, people”.

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Fashion Friday: Just For You- 20% Off At Joules!

We are finishing up our trip to Nantucket but wanted to post today to share with you that our sponsor, Joules, the great British brand known for it’s love of stripes and comfort, is offering my readers 20% off full price merchandise through October 8th with the code EOS20! How awesome is that- just in time for fall shopping!

Henry and I brought along some Joules on our trip and we tried to capture us in some, but taking a picture with an overstimulated toddler is much like wrestling with an alligator.

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My New Living Room Plan + The New Traditionalists

Our renovation is moving along nicely (I cannot wait- this room is going to change our lives!)  Along with the new space, I’m changing some things in the living room since we won’t need a sectional anymore (tv going into the new room which THRILLS me because now you won’t see a TV above a fireplace right when you walk into the house- a total pet peeve).  This will be more of a “formal living” space.  Although I use that term loosely because how formal can you be with a toddler running the joint?  While I’m still going to be careful of finishes and fabrics (and sharp edges) I want to make this space feel more grown up and “me”.

While pondering this change, I had decided I needed new side tables regardless.  The modern burl cube tables I had were fab, but I needed something with storage now that I have an ottoman instead of two level coffee table. You know, a spot to keep remotes, magazines and books.  So I worked with the fab peeps at The New Traditionalists (a favorite vendor with amazing traditional-with-an-edge style) to create the perfect new side tables that work great now and will be amazing in my newly decorated space too.

I chose the Side Table No. 7 for its clean lines, lower shelf and large drawer.  I specified the exact size to fit my space.  When it came to finish, I knew I wanted a slightly off white and after seeing their bevy of samples chose China White for the body.  I toyed with grasscloth drawer fronts (you can send COM goods to apply to their pieces) but instead went with their Fine Linen painted finish in Edgecomb Gray with Brown. It looks a lot like grasscloth but is wipeable! Perfect for Henry’s sticky fingerprints that seem to be on everything these days!  The interior of the drawer I had done in a sweet grey-blue (Benjamin Moore Smoke).

I also chose their brass tassel pull (LOVE).  And the details are fabulous. Everything is designed to your specifications in New York and then made and finished in Connecticut.

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Creating A Perfect Bed with Crane & Canopy

After a long day, there is nothing more relaxing than getting into a bed with nice, crisp bedding on it. I have come to really appreciate nice bedding, but don’t have the budget for the super fancy stuff (also, I have two dirty dogs who sleep in bed with me). I’ve become a big fan of Crane & Canopy bedding, who is now a sponsor of EOS, for their amazing quality and unique features. As you may recall we redid my guest room with their bedding (see post here) and now I sometimes sleep in the guest room just because the sheets and duvet feel so nice (and also as a mini break from said dirty dogs and big husband hogging the bed).

pattered reversible duvet

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Fashion Friday: Classic New England Summer Outfits

Last weekend Andrew and I spent a glorious weekend alone at the incredible Wequassett Resort in Chatham on the Cape. Whenever I spend time in the Cape and Islands I am reminded of my love for the classic, preppy-with-a-twist New England way of dressing. It’s so happy and lovely to not see ironic acid washed mom jeans and crop tops everywhere.  I partnered up with Halsbrook, one of my favorite sources for this kind of look, to craft some top to bottom outfits inspired by my Cape weekend- not over the top preppy but rather a comfortable blend of hip and timeless. Think Kate Middleton meets Olivia Palermo.I want ALL of these looks in my closet NOW.

They are also having an awesome summer sale right now- you can score some seriously great stuff!  Get an extra 30% off sale items now with code SUMMER30! Happy shopping (and happy Father’s Day weekend!)

sweater // shorts // bag // scarf // sunnies // sandals // earrings

jumpsuit // wedges // clutch // earrings // bracelets

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