Archive for the ‘Decor’ Category

Date: Jan 30 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

By now you’ve heard of Marie Kondo’s hit show and movement about decluttering your life, getting organized, and sparking joy. Goodness knows I need some serious organizing to happen over here. I’ve been looking at my home in a new way, focusing on items that I don’t love. Where did they come from? Why are they still here? There are some things around here that do NOT spark joy. Maybe you know the feeling? Worn out toasters? Art that is no longer your style? Dingy ceiling fans that make you cringe? Tired bedding? 

So today’s home favorites post is a round up of home swap outs! Beautiful every day pieces that will make you happy to be around. Joy sparkers!

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A classic outdoor rug to bring new life to your front door or mudroom. A cute mirror to replace the morning one in your hall or powder room. It doesn’t have to be a big change.

Chassity

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Date: Jan 24 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I’m loving all of these new finds on Amazon, you guys. So many cute things for the house!

patagonia fleece jacket – cozy & practical! cute too :)

moroccan ottoman – extra seating or a perch for your feet.

mock neck sweater – comfy and easy to throw on!

toothbrush holder – minimal & cute! And check out these really cute ones for kids, too!

cozy headphones headband – we got these for Lilly & Fletch for Christmas and they LOVE them – they work really well and are just so cute. So many different animal and character designs!

pom pom hamper – cute storage for laundry, toys, sports equipment!

wicker side chair – because it’s so gorgeous

wooden ladder – great for storage and organization!

wooden hangers – because it’s the perfect time to organize your closet!

Shop all of Amazon right here. And if you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day gifts, check out their Valentine’s Day Gift Shop! You can shop by recipient – him, her, kids, and pets! 

Chassity

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Date: Jan 23 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Fashion

Earlier this month Josh and I traveled to Portugal with some friends, 2 other couples – our friends Marshall and Haskell and Molly and Ted. I’ve been so excited to recap our trip. First and foremost it was incredible. We chose Portugal because we really wanted to explore a great place that no one in our group had been to, the climate was comfortable for the time of year we could go, and it’s fairly easy to get to. It ended up blowing away our expectations! 

Despite the trip starting off a little rocky thanks to the airline losing our luggage for the first 36 hours, it didn’t dampen our spirits. Our first half of the trip was spent in the countryside near Evora, about an hour and 15 minutes east of Lisbon. This was my most favorite part of trip. We stayed in the most amazing boutique hotel called Villa Extramuros, located in Arraiolos-Alentejo. It has only 5 hotel rooms, plus 2 small cottages, and is situated on 5 acres of olive fields surrounded by sheep.

The photos of our hotel really speak for themselves, but you guys, if you go to this area of Portugal you MUST stay here. It was like magic. So peaceful, well designed, and the service was incredible.

Wearing:
navy trench coat, gingham tote, white sneakers


It was too chilly for the pool but that just means I’ll have to come back.

Breakfast was my favorite. Locally focused, and exquisite. The room was so peaceful, and I loved how they poured our coffee into bowls.

The rooms have private porches attached with the most amazing views.

Wearing:
navy trench coat, gingham tote, gucci sneakers

My favorite day was our guided bike tour with Cycling Lisbon (our guide Vitor was amazing). We used electric bikes (so fun) and went roughly 30 miles over 6 hours exploring the historic city Evora, riding country trails, and a tasting at a winery!

Wearing:
patagonia sweater fleece jacket, rag & bone jeans, white sneakers

We stopped in the Chapel of Bones. The walls are literally decorated with skulls and bones. It definitely gave me a creepy feeling, but it was interesting to see.

Wearing:
patagonia sweater fleece jacket, rag & bone jeans

There are two restaurants that we had dinner at that 100% need to be on your list if you go to this area of Portugal. Gadanha Mercearia in Estremoz was So Freaking Good. The chef helped us order all of the right dishes (but I highly doubt there was a bad one on the menu), and we loved her so much that by the end of the meal we were sharing photos of each other’s kids and taking photos with her.

The other restaurant that we all loved so much was O Alpendre in Arraiolos. Described as farmer’s food, we ordered family style and everything was incredible. They’re well known for pork in this area, and it was all awesome. 

The second half of our trip was spent in Lisbon, and truth be told it was just okay for me. We spent two nights here but I probably could have been satisfied with an afternoon. There were some highlights though, and we definitely had a great time. I loved walking around the city, climbing hills, exploring. We stayed at Memmo Alfama, which had a beautiful rooftop and was nicely located.

Wearing:
black swingy sweater, black crop pants, leather bag, white sneakers, similar sunglasses
Wearing:
black swingy sweater, black knit crop pants, chloe bag, gucci sneakers, similar sunglasses
Wearing:
navy trench coat, gingham tote, white sneakers

If you’re visiting Lisbon I recommend just walking as much as you can and seeing the sites. It’s a beautiful place. Tuk-tuks (pictured above) are a fun way to see the city as well! We had a nice meal at Prado, which came highly recommended to us. If you can’t get a reservation then definitely stop into their connected smaller cafe at the top of the hill for coffee. We visited the National Tile Museum and it was, surprise surprise, gorgeous! I want to tile everything in my house now.

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puff sleeve top, skinny jeans, chloe bag, gucci sneakers, similar sunglasses
Wearing:
navy trench coat, gingham tote, gucci sneakers

So the moral of this story/trip recap post is to encourage anyone considering  traveling to Portugal to DO IT. Is was truly so special. I really want to go back and explore the Azores as well as Algarve. The more laid back areas and smaller towns are what draw me in and make the trip worth it to me. In case you’re wondering, direct flights from NYC to Lisbon are under 7 hours! Feel free to reach out to me with any specific questions!

Chassity

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Date: Jan 18 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Fashion

Happy Friday! Sharing 5 things on my mind today :)

YOU on Netflix:

Anyone ever had a psycho stalker boyfriend? Me too. When I was a mere freshman in high school. It lasted roughly 2.5 months and I learned a lot about red flags and what’s okay and what’s not. This might have something to do with why I was so drawn to the new show You on Netflix. I majorly binged it this week. You guys, it’s so good that you needn’t have had a stalker to enjoy it. I’m obsessed with the characters. If you haven’t watched it yet, do so immediately. Trust me.

Styling Utilitarian Spaces:

I’m feeling super inspired thanks to this amazing article about bringing beauty to your home’s utilitarian spaces. From the pantry to the mudroom, so much eye candy! I especially want to get busy wallpapering a small space!

Neicy Frey Art:

I recently discovered and am loving Neicy Frey’s art! The colors are so pretty and interesting together, and it has a fun Matisse feel going. 

Tassel Tie Sandals:

IMO, one of the best things about being is a girl is getting to wear all of the fun shoes! Sure, I love flats and sneakers as much as anyone, but I LOVE a fun heel. And I’m really into these woven tassel ankle tie heels!

20% Off At Barney’s – Site Wide:

Now through 1/21 Barney’s is offering 20% off site wide! No exclusion! Just use the code “SHOP20”. I’m so tempted to finally order my dream shoe! And this classic bag, too!

Chassity

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Date: Jan 15 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

I’ve had my eye on Serena & Lily’s round jute rug for a while now. I love a round rug because they’re almost always a little unexpected, and the sweet jute pattern is easy going and versatile. It perfectly suits this sitting room at our Bahamas home, Coral House.

When I snapped these photos I didn’t necessarily plan to share them so they’re not exactly “staged”, but you get the gist. I love a round rug for grounding 4 chairs! And since we’re talking about Serena & Lily, it seems like the perfect time to share some of my current favorite pieces from their site!

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I’m loving the clean design with just a touch of color. Right now you can take 20% off Serena & Lily’s beds and bedding. This throw is one of the cutest simple throws I’ve seen! Shop it all right here!

Chassity

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Date: Jan 8 2019

Filed Under: Decor

My first Artist Spotlight of the year goes to a fairly new to me artist named Mia Farrington! She’s based in Portland, Oregon and focuses on controlled color. Obviously right up my alley. Her color palette is spot on and the hard edges of the round abstract shapes draw my eye right in!

Mia is popping up on Furbish today with 20 original pieces ranging in sizes so there is something for everyone. I’m hoping to snag one myself!

Head over to Furbish for Mia Farrington’s Art Pop Up shop sale to see the collection and hopefully grab one for yourself!

Chassity

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