pardon the mess

Good morning and happy first day of spring!

It’s been a crazy week, and I’m most grateful to even be here saying hello to you.  Some of you may have noticed that my blog totally disappeared this week.  While I was out sick, my blog was hacked and completely taken down.  I was shocked not to be able to log in or even see my site.  At first I thought it was my computer messing up, but I soon realized that poof, my site had totally vanished.  Terrible feeling.  Huge thanks to my programmer, Erik, who quickly recovered the blog and is still working away at putting it all back together.  I’m glad to be back in action.

pretty keyboard

All this being said, please pardon the mess of my header above.  The blog is back, but this is definitely a work in progress getting everything back to its old self.  I will continue to post, and hope to have the aesthetics repaired ASAP.  Thanks for your patience : )

It’s been a pretty rough seven days, but the end is positive.  I’m deeming this a day of gratitude.

Early next week I have an announcement about a VERY BIG EVENT I’ve been working on with Seaside.  You will not want to miss this wonderful, first time event – and it’s FREE so get ready to book your calendar!  Have a great weekend!




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chic beach totes for spring

Sometimes a product is so amazing that I don’t even have the words to adequately describe how much I love it.  That’s the case with these adorable Mar Y Sol beach accessories by new sponsor, Huff Harrington, a must see website filled with all things forever chic and French – accessories, art, fashion, jewelry, lighting, books, you name it.  Don’t even get me started on their jaw-dropping package trips to France!  

Here is what I consider THE tote to have for spring and summer.  The classic stripes and pom poms are such perfection that my brain can’t even handle it.  In navy.

huff harrington pom pom tote navy

In yellow.

huff harrington pom pom tote yellow

Or this sassy Sonia clutch with pom poms in turquoise.  Also comes in grey with navy and yellow accents and black with navy and pink accents.  I’m totally dying over these.

huff harrington sonia clutch

And the whitney clutch - which goes beautifully with any breezy summer ensemble.  I can see it with a maxi dress, martini, and sunset dinner overlooking the sea.

huff harrington whitney clutch

Love the beachy raffia hat.  Great way to protect your face from the sun and still look styled.

huff harrington rafia hat

Last but not least, the Ibiza tote, named after the resort hotspot in Spain.  LOVE the sassiness of these colorful tassels!  I know I used “sassy” twice in this post, but seriously these are worthy of the word ; ) 

Huff Harrington Ibiza tote

**Huff Harrington is offering simply seleta readers a 20% discount off their ENTIRE site (excluding fine art) between now and next Tuesday, March 17th.  That means you could get one of these fabulous totes for only $88 – can’t find that price in any other store.  Enter the code is SIMPLYSPRING at check out to enjoy 20% off your order.**

Happy Weekend!

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white + boxwoods

I truly believe one can never have too many boxwoods in their yard.  In fact, they are the one potted plant I’ve had that happily transfers homes with me and survives my sporadic watering efforts, without calling it quits.  They are the noble survivalists of our plant family.

pretty bench

Hearty, classic, and lovely.  Boxwoods are my fave.


And I love a boxwood hedge.  Stately and cozy all at once, a simple boxwood hedge is a nice compliment to a pretty entrance.

spring white

If you’re like me and can’t plant anything permanent, boxwoods in a planter are always a lovely touch.

Andrew Skurman Architecture2

By the way, this gorgeous home is by Andrew Skurman Architects.  You must see the rest of the home tour here.

Andrew Skurman Architecture

If you don’t have a home of classic architectural perfection, you might consider a chippendale planter to add a little visual interest.  Found these 18″ planters for $99.

chippendale planter

I also found a cute green/grey 18″ chippendale planter on sale for $23.99 at target over here.  The white in the same size is $71.  And the black is $99.

Happy planting!

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    SeletaI‘m Seleta, a city girl living the beach life with my husband, fabulous four offspring, happy horses and frisky fur babies. A former TV personality turned Designer, I love to share the sparkly side of life. Read more here.
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