Lord knows I do my fair share of online shopping, but if I’m going to be tempted I’d rather be tempted by an irresistible online SALE! Here are three fantastic online sales and three fantastic products to go along with them.
1.CB2: Lucinda Stacking Chair
Enjoy 40% off select outdoor furniture now through July 4th at CB2. My favorite outdoor product is their Lucinda stacking chair, sold in both white and orange. Not only are these chairs sleek, modern and versatile, but they are stackable, which makes them easy to store. I’m such a fan of these chairs that I’d use them outdoors during the warm months and indoors as extra seating during Fall and Winter.
2. Wedding Paper Divas: With Evening Sparkle Wedding Invitation This amazing stationery meca has up to 20% off wedding invites now through July 2nd! 15% off $149 and 20% off $249 using code wed20june. Words cannot describe how much I love this Gatsby inspired invitation. I’m not even engaged, but I’d find someone to marry me now if it meant being able to send this sparkly invite out to my guests. If you like the look of this, head to the website immediately to see the back!
3. J.Crew Factory: 3″ Scalloped Eyelet Short50% off EVERYTHING J. Crew Factory in stores and online now through July 7th! J. Crew Factory is always a safe bet. The clothes are well made and with J.Crew’s classic style, it’s impossible not to find something you like. I’m a big fan of these navy blue scalloped eyelet shorts. Paired with a nautical tucked in tee-shirt, they are preppy with a 1940’s twist.
This 4th of July I will be throwing a very non-red, white & blue rustic rehearsal day BBQ for my bride in upstate New York. However, if I were home to celebrate Independence day I would be doing so in a very non-traditional way. The 4th of July is definitely one of those holidays that can be tacky and overdone, but here are a few items to help create a classy, yet understated July 4th.
Blue & white stripped tablecloth via Style Me Pretty
Nautical napkin rings via Martha Stewart Living
Gold star paper straws via Etsy
Lemon tabletop decor via Marie Claire
Golden Stripe highball glasses via C. Wonder
Earlier this week I debuted my repurposed shabby chic tablescape utilizing items from around my apartment. Turning picture frames into unique centerpieces may look simple, but there’s more to it than you think. Here are some tips and steps to follow in order to create a tablescape that is truly eye-catching.
1. Depending on the size and length of your table, begin with an odd number of frames. I had a small circular table so three frames fit perfectly.
2. Variety is important so play with size, shape and color.
3. You want your frames to look mismatched, but coordinated at the same time so try to establish one main color. I went with gold.
4. Add some texture to your frames by framing some fabric. Not only will this add a color to your tablescape, but if you’re using a solid colored tablecloth like I did, the fabric helps to incorporate a pattern.
5. In order to create a three-dimensional look, layer your frames on top of one another.
6. Add any votives, candle holders or vases to complete your look.
By using picture frames that you already own, not only are you saving money but you’re creating a custom centerpiece that is unique to you and your personal style.
Recently I’ve been inspired not by a fabulous vase seen in a magazine, but rather by items I already have in my home. I own so many beautiful things, why not put them to good use? This tablescape in particular is definitely one of my favorites. I used three frames from my gallery wall as the centerpiece of this repurposed shabby chic inspired table.
The largest frame acts as an anchor for the smaller gold ones. By framing a pink scarf I’m able to bring in a pop of color on my ivory canvas. Tall clear glass candleholders add height and ambience while mismatched plates set the shabby chic tone.
I utilized my large bracelet collection by using them as unique napkin rings. I was able to bring in some turquoise with the bracelets to play off those quintessential pink and turquoise shabby chic colors.
I cannot wait to use this idea for a large-scale event someday. By reusing three picture frames, an old scarf and some sparkly bracelets I was able to transform some old products into something new.