Fashion Friday: Bastille Day- French Girl Picks!

image from @adenorah (I personally am dying over her feed)

Today is Bastille Day, and as someone who loves all things French (especially their style) I wanted to round up some great items (many of which I have recently purchased and can vouch for) that remind me of simple, cool French girl style.


Of Note:

**That striped tee is $22.50 and THE BEST OUT THERE. I should know, I have 837 striped t-shirts.

** Sezane is a fab brand from France I love and the embroidered black tee and cute white dress are part of their summer sale. Check it out.

** The leather sandals are from my fave shoe peeps M. Gemi who is also having a very rare sale. I have these on my feet right now and luuuuuurve them. Hurry, sizes sell out so fast!

** I am also wearing that lace front J.Crew Factory sweater now (with white jeans and sandals above).  At $44.50 it’s better than the regular J. Crew version.

** The makeup is part of the NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg (essential French style icon) collection.  Both classic, perfect products for that flushed/dewy cheek and smokey eye.

** The white button down is actually a bodysuit. I have it and its great (even for tall girls) to pair with high waisted skirts or wide leg pants.

** I also have the green bathing suit– LOVE. Flattering, good coverage and yet sexy and fashion forward!!!

** The swing dress is also something I bought– it HAS POCKETS and is comfy, affordable and looks great paired with a denim jacket.



My New Table Design With Huston & Co.

As you saw a few weeks ago in our office reveal, we have a new conference table in our space–my new design with Huston & Company that hits their website today!  The inspiration behind this came from the desire for a simple, farmhouse style table that had a little bit more style. Bill and Saer at Huston (who make my original design, the Gates Table) helped me refine the idea down to this simple shape but with some really interesting details to it.  Borrowing brass accents from Campaign style furniture and a modern leg design that cuts through the top of the table, I think the finished product, called the Newton Table (after our town where we live and my office is), is INCREDIBLE.

Right now Huston & Co. is offering 10% off all Newton dining tables through July 30th! See details and restrictions here. 

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This Old House Renovation: Jill Goldberg

I’m back! A week off from blogging was just what I needed to get excited about sharing some cool stuff with you guys the rest of the summer. We had an overwhelming, but nice, trip to Maine and some QT with Henry which was wonderful. He’s growing faster than I can even fathom and so time away from work is crucial for me as a mom. But MAN does it feel great to be back at work! :) I have a new accessory collection launching this week, a re-branding effort underway and a new renovation project starting at my house in August- so lots and lots going on!
To kick off the week I wanted to share with you this incredible project done by fellow Boston designer, and friend, Jill Goldberg (who owns Hudson in the South End, Boston’s best home store in my opinion!)  She was chosen to do this renovation project in conjunction with This Old House in Arlington, MA and I absolutely LOVE it and have not seen much of it on the ol’ interwebs so I thought it would be fun to share as well as some insight from Jill on the design! The clients wanted a very serene, California vibe that took cues from the style and age of the old home, and I certainly feel it was a very successful result!

This picture had me at hello- from the modern bubble chandelier by Oly (I found a more affordable one- see bottom of post) to the oak cabinetry, wall paneling, William Morris paper, modern slipcovered chairs and sculptural table….it’s an A+++ in my book (and also one of Jill’s favorite rooms for it’s timeless yet modern feel).

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Fashion Friday: Check Mate.

As I try to pack my car today with the 87,452 things I need to travel with a toddler, I’ll leave you for the long holiday break with THE pattern of the moment. Gingham.  Always a classic in my mind, but SUPER hot this summer. Like, a blazing sidewalk on a 98 degree day hot.  And perfectly perfect for the July 4th weekend. Have a wonderful time celebrating and relaxing everyone.


Summer Blues.

Sorry I went MIA yesterday– this week (and last) have been a beast.  Working motherhood sometimes kicks me in the ass and I just literally could not yesterday. Anyways, here I am with a little happy shot of color before everyone jaunts off for the holiday weekend.

Caitlin Wilson is a pro at happy, bright, bold color and her new summer collection of  accents and bistro chairs and stools do not stray from that. And a hefty portion of those goods in BLUE, which we all know I am obsessed with on all fronts right now. So I just wanted to quickly share them with you!

Everything shown here (my personal faves) are available on her e-commerce site! From rugs, to outdoor pillows, melamine tabletop and art. Lots to see.

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