Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday's Five: Kauai

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- our first day at the Ko'a Kea Resort... can we just start over? -

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- getting a taste of the rave reviews ahi poke from Koloa Fish Market -

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- nightly sunset watching -

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- Christian enjoying the Hawaii waves that are a little easier to ride than in California -

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- Hawaiian shaved ice from Old Koloa Town -

We are having so much fun in Hawaii, and I've been sharing moments here and there on Snapchat (CBLied) as well as Instagram! Excited to share a full Kauai post sharing photos, our stay at Ko'a Kea and our recommendations for anyone looking to make the trip. Several posts coming soon!

We are enjoying our last few days here, and I'm soaking up every second of Christian's time off work before he gets back to the grind of long days and nights. We're feeling really lucky to be able to share this time together, and thank you guys SO much for all of your awesome tips during our time here. You rock.

Thanks for reading! Have an amazing weekend! XO -

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Date Night

lulus red dress

You guys know I don't usually rock bodycon… but sometimes you gotta pull out your weapons for someone special, you know what I mean? On Tuesday I told you guys that this week I was bringin' a little Valentine's sugar and spice – and today I bring you… spice!

This dress comes in both wine and black, and it's one of those dresses you just have to channel your inner Beyonce and go with it. What's that quote – "you have just as many hours in the day as Beyonce?" Or channel your inner Nene Leakes – another silent mentor of mine. Yes, Linneathea!!

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dress c/o Lulu's | heels, similar look for less here | clutch c/o Erin Dana, also love this one | earrings c/o | cable bracelet 1, 2, 3, 4

Thanks so much for reading! If you need something with a little more va-va-voom, Lulu's has you covered. I mean this dress, this one and this one? Girl, please. #Werk.

Thanks so much for reading! And if any of you have a special little dress you love in your closet, spill it! XO –

Sponsored by Lulu's

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Ladylike Valentine

striped midi skirt

I've got a few outfits planned to share with you guys this week – a little sugar and spice for Valentine's Day and today we're bringin' the sugar!

A crop top and midi skirt are two friends of mine I can never say no to, so this when I spotted this ensemble at Nordstrom, it was no exception. I think this would be such a cute outfit if you were hosting a Valentine's day party at home or even a couples dinner out. And this skirt can totally be worn so many different ways afterwards too – black turtleneck and ankle booties, white button-front shirt and black pumps. It's work-appropriate, church-appropriate – you don't have to pair it with a crop top if you're not a crop top girl!

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crop top & skirt | heels, look for less here | similar earrings | cable bracelet 1, 2, 3, 4 | clutch

I've linked some other outfits from Nordstrom that I think are perfect for Valentine's Day!

And while you're shopping for yourself (I wont' tell), if you're still looking for a gift for a special someone, you can't go wrong with a Nordstrom gift card. I love to give Christian gift cards because it means we can go shop for him together and I get to help him pick things that complement his frame – he's not one of those guys who enjoys shopping. At all!

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

Sponsored by Nordstrom

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Slipcovered Dining Chairs

beige linen slipcovered chairs

sponsored by World Market

I've been so excited to share this post with you guys because I think sharing home content might be my absolute favorite (happy dance)! Years ago my mom purchased nearly 18 matching chairs from a huge inventory sale and kept six for herself and give six to both my sister and myself (you can see them in this post). We recovered them and I liked them, but I don't love them (sorry mom!), which I think a lot of people feel about hand-me-downs.

I only brought two to California, and clearly I didn't think we'd make any friends because we're always dragging in our patio chairs whenever we have guests. I had an idea of what I wanted, and when I stumbled across these super comfortable linen slipcovered chairs from World Market, it was a match made in heaven.

I love the tie-backs, giving them a little something extra than your basic slipcovered chair. They are so comfortable that I find myself working from the kitchen table much more often!

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chairs c/o World Market (this is the LAST day they'll be included in a huge furniture sale!!) | wine glasses c/o World Market | table – antique hand-me-down from my mom, DIY paint tutorial here, love this one and this one | initial pillows | ruffled chargers | china | cheese tray + monogrammed linens c/o White Elephant Designs (their linen selection is amazing!) | napkin rings | water glasses | similar mercury glass votives here and here | marble wine cooler | painting – painted by my mom | sweater c/o Minnie Rose | denim c/o | similar ring c/o

Do you have your own dining chair saga story? I am a lover of chairs and lamps (as in I love lamp), so I know that sometimes the hunt is harder than you thought it would be! Thanks so much for reading – XO –

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