Fashion Friday: New Site & Navy!

You may be a little surprised this morning with the new appearance of EOS. We’ve been working on an update with JSGD the past month or so since my site’s code was SO DAMN OLD that we could do nothing to it to make it function better. So we had to redo it. Here is the new (hopefully improved) EOS with a cleaner look, a navigation bar and ability to reply directly to specific comments (the comment button is now at the top under the title!) Oh, plus a little portfolio imagery (some sneak peeks of the book). PLEASE be patient while we work out all the kinks! It just went live late last night and there are some adjustments to be made. That said, if you have any suggestions or notice anything not working right, please leave a comment.

In other news, my bag with Gigi New York is now available in new fall colors- the best one in my opinion is the NAVY!  If you haven’t noticed while shopping this fall, navy is the new neutral.  There’s lots out there in the bag/ shoe/ leather goods category done in the classic shade. I happen to love my bag in this shade and brought it with my on my recent trip to Nantucket and paired it with my preppy best!

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Top- Devon Baer (old, similar here) // Jeans – Citizens of Humanity // Shoes- TJ Maxx // Bag- Gigi New York // Sunglasses- Red’s // Necklace- J.Crew (old- similar here)

Lindsey & Eric’s Wedding at Home!

In May I was SO excited to celebrate the engagement of my long-time project manager/ assistant/ right hand Lindsey.  But when she told me she planned to get marries that August I thought she was a little nuts!  Four months to plan a wedding is SO fast, but of course, like everything else Lindsey does, not only did she do it- she did it PERFECTLY.

They decided to get married on August 23rd in a gorgeous chapel very important to her beloved grandparents and have a down-home reception in the field behind her parent’s home.  She was working on a tight budget, and I just had to share the gorgeous pictures (by friend and photographer Sarah Winchester) and details to show off all her hard work! Enjoy!

Lindsey getting ready with the help of her nephew…

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Jewelry borrowed from family, earrings from Bhldn and shoes from Nina.

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Ann Taylor- Not Just for “Working Girls”

So I am in the throes of trying to pack for my book tour and I’ve been shopping like a maniac.  I’m trying to stick to a simple palette for all my outfits- black, white, leopard and hints of red- so that I can mix and match pieces (I’ll be doing a full post on how/if I manage to succeed in this feat!)  While at the mall this weekend I wandered into Ann Taylor after seeing a really great coat in the window. And I was shocked- SHOCKED- at how many things I loved in the store.  With a previous reputation of being a store for women looking for affordable business suits and professional attire, the new collection totally blew my mind (and found me at the counter checkout with four items!)  So I had to share some of my favorites and finds in case you typically skip over this store when shopping- think again!

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LOVE this cable knit sweater in cream and the grey, and I bought the faux leather skirt at right- the fit is AWESOME and it looks just like the leather my real leather pants are made of!
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Naturally I adore this blouse (would also be adorbs with jeans) and this poncho (which I didn’t buy and now regret).

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OUR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!!

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OK guys, it’s T-minus 8 DAYS until my book comes out (and I’m currently breathing into a paper bag…)  In celebration I get to host one HELL of a giveaway- oh yes, this will be the biggest, best giveaway we’ve ever done here on EOS.  I’ve teamed up with Simon & Schuster (my publisher) and Lulu & Georgia to bring you three different, awesome prizes to win in a variety of ways- enter by pre-ordering the book (or sharing where you pre-ordered), liking or following me and Lulu & Georgia on various social media or tweeting about the book release.

** Side note: For the West Elm book launch party in Boston tickets have sold out, however, I have 25 more tickets (with plus ones) I can give out starting at noon EST today HERE.  Also a reminder to those who have RSVP’d, this is an exclusive event with limited tickets so if your plans change and you can no longer come please go onto the Eventbrite site and cancel your RSVP to open the space up for others! Thank you!

FIRST PRIZE: An E-Design Package from Erin Gates Design!

We’ll work with you to design a room in your home exactly how you dreamed it could be done!  Working remotely, we’ll get to know you and your space and create a custom plan based on your wishes! Package valued at $2,000!

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SECOND PRIZE: $1,000 Gift Card to Lulu & Georgia

Who doesn’t want a grand to spend on fun furnishings and accessories for their home?? Lulu & Georgia has a great selection of brands, styles and price points. Here are five of my current faves from their site!

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THIRD PRIZE (20 winners!!!): Signed copies of Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life

I’ll dedicate each book just to you. Oh yes I will. And I promise to spell your name right and even write it in pretty gold pen. BOOM.

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ENTER BELOW!!!! You must enter through the Rfflecopter widget, comments are not counted as entries (although I love reading them!) Winners will be selected on 10/8 and contacted via e-mail! Open to US residents only.

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A Different Kind of CSA

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There is nothing that helps give life and color to a space then flowers.  Really, look at any interior spread and cover the flowers or greenery with your hand and see how the magic just drains out of the photos. So I love anything and everything floral related.  My project manager Lindsey alerted me to this awesome local company, Fivefork Farms, that offers a genius concept of a sustainable flower CSA.  What a lovely treat to yourself to receive a weekly bouquet or bucket of beautiful flowers (if you prefer doing your own arrangements), and BONUS,  you are supporting a small farm! LOVE. IT. Take a peek at this idyllic, wonderful farm and it’s flowers.  Check here for options and pick up locations and sign up for next spring!

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