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This will be a recurring collection of current favorites and moments.

I’ve become absolutely obsessed with AnnStreetStudio on instagram – she is literally spending a year in Provence, and my heart aches for all of those blessed summers i had with my own family in France. Patience, I must tell myself! The above post caught my eye, in particular, as it is quite the dead ringer for where we were married – just transplanted to the Texas Hill Country.


Per complete chance, I stumbled upon the most perfect Happy Hour combo (masquerading as a “late lunch”) post allergy shot. Margherita Pizza, that paired beyond perfectly with the “Happy Hour Red” – Tiamo 2016 Chianti.


Mail Call from Australia! Three from indie nail polish brand Femme Fatale’s latest release “Green Gables.” Left to Right: A Kindred Spirit, Woodsy Wild and Lonesome, & Trees Talking in Their Sleep. These (minus Woodsy, unfortunately) will be available again from Femme Fatale Cosmetics in June!


Sunshine and blue skies through dreamy walls of windows. Had to be up especially early one morning this week to chauffeur S around. Treated myself to a Lavender latte and Spiced Pear & Earl Grey scone.


After tuning into TLC’s Trading Spaces reboot, I found myself sucked in to Nate and Jeremiah by Design and have since become low-key obsessed (their style is amazing, but they’re also super cute). Their renovation was beautiful, and I’m dying over that glass door and that FLOOR! May not happen in this house, but I have tracked down the cement tile to the Starbright pattern from Clé! It can be ordered in a bunch of colors, and I’m mulling over some ideas now!

It will become abundantly clear that one of my biggest loves and weaknesses in fashion (and home decor, and paper, and, well…pretty much everything) are stars! And constellations, planets, and other celestial bodies. Cue angels singing…


Gucci Sequin-embellished metallic jacquard midi skirt
Unfortunately, I don’t currently lead a lifestyle where I would get a lot of wear out of this, or it fits into my budget. (Or…fits my body! I’m a pear shape, and at this point, it is nearly completely sold out – still one or two left for some lucky size 40s)

But, picture it.

Option #1 – you work in a fashionable office


1 (there is a 15% coupon available when you sign up for their email list) / 2 / 3 (also here) / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
 

 

Option #2 – you work in a creative field / job / office

1 / 2 (on sale here) / 3 / 4 / 5 (we’ll chat more later) / 6 / 7 / 8
 

 

Option #3 – you like to be a little extra on the weekends


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8


Our Sunday will be spent enjoying coffee and breakfast at our favorite spot, and then cleaning and preparing for a Labor Day brunch. Thiss will be the first time we have this many people in our new house at once, so hopefully the place will clean up nicely.


I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

Favorite places around the web this week…

1) I almost feel like I’m cheating by sharing this, as it isn’t gluten free – but it is too yummy not to share! Ashley, of Not Without Salt, has partnered with Anthropologie to give you Skillet Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. In addition, you can snag her cookie mix at a discount (and part of the profits go to charity, to boot)!


2) An extremely enabling Sneak Peek of the 2015 Holiday beauty collections


3) If I had some extra (ok a lot of extra) cash laying around, this Chloe Dress would be in my closet!


4) 20 People from Famous Paintings Who Literally. Can’t. Even. Right now


5) 129 of the Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History


6) Sinderella – one of my favorite bloggers! Documenting the misadventures of a 20 something on the hunt for true love in the big city, using what else but the modern day matchmaker: Tinder (I can definitely relate – hang in there Sinderella!)


7) On my to try list: Coffee Tonics! Coffee addict? Check! Fan of Gin & Tonics? Check! Love trying new foodie things? Double check! What could go wrong?


8) Traveling to Paris soon (or are you just lucky enough to live there)? Then I’m jealous of you, because you will get to visit Shakespeare & Company’s new cafe, which is opening this Fall!


Listening to this week…