Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day!

It's a belated Fashion Friday... I've been a little behind but this one was for good reason! Today is National Wear Your Lilly Pulitzer Day!

Here's my outfit for today... my favorite shorts ("You Gotta Regatta" Callahan shorts), a striped top and easy flip flops. I love wearing stripes with this print! It adds a little nautical touch.

Earlier this week, I brightened up a Little Black Dress with a Lilly scarf (Spike the Punch!), bright pink flats and a soft yellow cardigan.

What did you wear for the solstice and/or Lilly day? Share with me in the comments below!

Stay true to yourself,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beautifying beige walls

Lately, I feel like I am surrounded by beige. My walls and carpet are two shades of the color, and while I have bright accessories all over, sometimes it doesn't feel like enough.

I finally purchased a television console for my living room (meaning my coffee table can go back to being a coffee table!) from IKEA. It's turquoise and metal, with sliding doors. I can change the channels through the doors! I am so pleased with it.

But the empty space above it bothered me. It bothered me when the TV was sitting on the coffee table too, but now I was ready to do something with the space!

I found these Moroccan tile mirrors at Target. They came with stencils and were surprisingly easy to hang correctly!

Cairo helped get them level.

The finished product!

But I wasn't done yet... I knew I could add a little more to my walls. Like in my kitchen. I like my hand-made "EAT" wall art, but it needed a little refresher.

Besides, what if EAT was lonely!?

My parents gave me a vintage plate and a turret that my great grandmother made. Dad and I purchased plate wall hangers for under $5, which came with hardware, and Dad had them up in under 5 minutes.

Spring hangers are your friend!

He's a magic man.

Ta Da!

So simple, but it makes the wall look refreshed and brand new. I'm sure I can find a few more walls to decorate and improve....

How do you decorate your walls? Share with me in the comments below!

Stay true to yourself,

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fashion Friday: Patriotic Edition

This week's edition of Fashion Friday was marked by Flag Day on Thursday! Happy belated Flag Day! I took the opportunity to wear my new red sleeveless monogrammed polo.

Naturally, I took photos at the George Washington monument in the city square.

Breakdown: red polo, white monogram, polka dot navy skirt, nude kitten heels, pearls to complete the look!

There are a lot of easy options for patriotic wear. What are some of your favorites? Independence Day is coming...!

Stay true to yourself,