3 things to keep high

Sometimes, when you have a shortage of words and energy, a meaningful message is just as good.

keep your heels and standards high

head, heals, and standards high

I love this quote and the reminder to hold our head and standards high, despite what’s going on in life at the moment.  And I always feel better in a pair of heels ; )  I’ve had my share of challenges lately and felt like I’m doing an army crawl through it all.  This simple message is great inspiration to keep going!

Cheers to the last week of school!

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the magical color

Last week was so busy it was insane.  So I’m detaching from my mom life and talking about color.  A color I don’t usually talk about much here on the blog.  Grey.  I’m working with a new client in Atlanta on the exterior colors of her home…and I’m kinda hoping she likes grey.  Home via At Home Arkansas Magazine.

Grey: At Home Arkansas

Whether it’s a pop on the shutters and door, or deep hues from top to bottom, grey is a color that can have a surprisingly big impact on any exterior.  Grey is one of those colors that flies under the radar, but packs a powerful, classic punch.  And when you pair it with copper gutters and downspouts?  That would be a momentary loss of consciousness.  In a good way : )  Let’s take Exhibit A:  The Hillside Manor House in Buckhead via.  

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ikat love

One of my favorite patterns (that I have yet to use in my own home) is this ikat.  It’s affordable, simple, and has a nice modern punch.  Funny, I have stared at this fabric on one of my pinterest boards for literally years.  I should just pull the trigger and use it in one of our rooms.  

It comes in several colors.  I like the sea foam, which of course is discontinued, but I found a little over here.

laura ashley ikat

Here it is in the color driftwood.  Really like.

laura ashley ikat for kravet

And with all the awesome Memorial Day sales, I couldn’t help but notice these skinnies on sale in my beloved ikat.  Adorable for summer!  Thinking of snagging these babies.

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Oh my gahhhh, just realized I went blue and white again.  Maybe my brain is cooked from the craziness of our schedule.  Well, there you have it – an official blue-and-white-themed week!  Ha ha.

Next week’s schedule is even nuttier with back to back end of school year events – recitals, field days, spring concerts, etc.  I need to borrow teleportation super powers.  Anyone else find that last week of school to be slightly daunting?  I’ll try to post at least once, but it will be toward the end of the week.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!!

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white + chambray summer looks

Well I guess it’s blue and white week because I still have classic whites with accents of blue on the brain.  Starting with Gwyneth’s perfect entrance, an abode originally designed by Windsor Smith.

classic exterior

Temps here are now back to their regularly scheduled 90+ degrees.  I’ve started boxing up my cold weather duds to make more room for gauzy tops, white jeans, strappy sandals, and maxi dresses.  For a summer look, I always love a dose of crisp white.  And I especially love to see it with chambray.  Adore this classic spring/summer outfit via.  Any Floridian would actually roast in this ensemble, but it’s great for my peeps in cooler climates ; )

 

classic white

 

Here’s another version with chambray and stripes.  I snapped this pic on my phone while traveling last year.  Love me some chambray, white, and stripes all together.  Mmmm mmm.  Can’t remember the source.

striped skirt and chambray top

I won’t go too crazy sharing a bunch of links on chambray tops since they’re everywhere – and many of us already have at least three in our closet.  But jusssst in case you’re chambray deficient, I did find a tailored one with a nice price over here.

chambray top

Lands End kind of surprised me with a cute one on sale here.  Is it really that slim cut or is the shirt clamped for the photo??  Hmmm.

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If you like your chambray to have a more bohemian character, then you might try this one.

Would also like to try on this dip-dyed chambray tunic that’s on sale.  Looks like it could be either super cute or just heinous – my personal experience with Anthro clothes.  Their clothes all fit sooooo differently.

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I also love the versatility of chambray – you can dress it up with a blingy necklace or dress it down for a breezy casual vibe.  I usually like to wear my chambray top with messy rolled up sleeves and hair in side braid or low bun.

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