Need right now: Kendra Scott

I have always loved Kendra Scott’s colorful, fun vibe but this years summer collection just blew it out of the water! The prices are just at the sweet spot– not high enough to feel like you need to eat Ramen for the rest of the month but just enough to make you feel like you are investing in a life long accessory. Here are a few of my favorites that I know you will love too!

Dylan Pendant, $60

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I love this easy to wear, everyday pendant. The colors are GORGEOUS (you have to see that pink in person!) and they layer so beautifully with other KS jewelry or any long necklace!

Rae Necklace, $65

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See what I mean about the layering?! Coral is my absolute go-to for summer and this necklace is no exception. Wear it long or double it up for a shorter style (great for lower necklines). Available in lots of fun colors so you can mix and match your delicate pieces with this longer, more substantial pendant.

Billie Ear Climbers, $75

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These are some seriously cool earrings. I love the idea of ear climbers but my ears are tiny! Sometimes I just need two or three accents on the earring so that it doesn’t overwhelm my ear. These come in gold, rose gold or silver tone and can be worn day or night.

Raegan Bracelet [turquoise], $90

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Just imagine… You’re on a beach. Someplace tropical. With a drink in your hand and this bracelet on your wrist! The perfect, easy summer vacation accessory. Goes with everything, lightweight and fun! The Raegan looks particularly awesome stacked, so feel free to pick up a few in different colors. I love the mint and the iridescent too!

Decor Inspiration: Summertime Design

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How gorgeous is this cheery summer decor? Perfect for a beach house or any home that you want to make feel bigger and more open. The light and bright color palette is the perfect blend of costal contemporary that would make even the biggest pessimist a ball of sunshine. This look was featured in Harper’s Bazar and would cost a pretty penny to copy in your own home! Recreate the look with my budget-friendly picks and the perfect summer paradise right in your own living room.

Brentwood Outdoor Pillow, TJMaxx, $10 each

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Pack a punch on your couch– decorate with bright patterned pillows accented by solid ones in a complimentary color. I love the design on this pillow. Yellow is a color that just doesn’t get enough recognition. It is so cheery and really brightens up a room. Plus, it looks great on a linen couch. Although these are outdoor pillows they can be used indoors, especially if you have kids or critters. You’ll appreciate how durable they are. At $10 a pop, you can afford to pick a few up and then rotate them out once we say so long to summer!

Aquanova Taco Tray, Amara $29

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A pretty tray is the easiest (and most organized) way to dress up your coffee table. I love this lacquered aqua tray for a few reasons. First, it is so beautiful but second, it can provide a home for odds and ends that you are not quite sure what to do with.  I keep a stack of magazines or coffee table books in mine, along with a silk arrangement of peonies. It also is a great place to hold coaters (or put a drink on if a coaster isn’t in reach) and TV remote.

Brass Round Coral Bowl, Ethan Allen $249

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Mimic the seaside feel of this tablescape with a kitchy coral bowl. If you plan to keep your decor costal all year long you can easily “winterize” your living room by adding a few natural wicker spheres to the bowl. This bowl looks way more expensive than it is and can be a fun alternative if crystal or china isn’t exactly your style.

Thomas Linen Sectional in Cream, One Kings Lane $2,599

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When my husband and I were picking out furniture I HAD to HAVE a couch with grommets. It was the one piece I would not compromise on! At the time it was hard to find a good quality, affordable couch with beautiful details like this one. Our couch is more like a love seat (although the salesperson insisted that it was full size) and it barely fits the both of us on move night. I love this couch from One Kings Lane. Sectionals are certainly the way to go! There is more than enough room for everyone to stretch out and it is especially great for entertaining– I wish I had found this one two years ago.

Signature Design Coffee Table, Wayfair $299

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This table is the perfect centerpiece of your living room. Big enough to be practical (love the bottom shelf) and so beautiful! The natural wood look and casual style push the beach theme of this room home. The glossy aqua tray and the vintage wood provide a nice contract that makes sense!

Lexie Geometric Print Curtain Pair, Overstock.com $32

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Geometric prints (no matter the design) usually pair nicely– thats why I love these curtains and the pillows together! Aqua blue and yellow is a cheery, beach combination that will make your space look bigger than it is. If you want to match your curtains and pillows like the inspiration image above you can easily pick out upholstery fabric at your local craft store (I like JoAnn Crafts). Ask the salesperson at the fabric counter for help on measuring out how much you will need– they will most likely be able to tell you!

It’s National Lilly Day!

I am a major lover of Lilly! But I have to be honest, I did’t know too much about the Princess of Prints until I went to college in upstate New York. It was a favorite of my classmates and convenient becauce a super cute store called The Pink Paddock sold Lilly in nearby Saratoga. Summertime and Lilly are pretty synonymous, so it makes sense that the first day of summer is National Wear Your Lilly Day! Lilly is offering all shoppers gifts with purchase to celebrate today!  Here are my favorites from the new collection to help you shop away.

If you are local to me on Long Island, check out The Island in Garden City. They retail Lilly Pulitzer along with some other fabulous preppy essentials. If you are near or in Saratoga make it a point to visit The Pink Paddock on Broadway. Plenty of good shopping and food nearby! Make a weekend out of it– you won’t be sorry!

Gabby Shift Dress, $198 [in sea blue summer haze]

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Astrid Knit Crochet Lace Shift Dress, $248 [in pop pink]

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Dusk Strappy Silk Slip Dress, $198 [in sea blue coral cove]

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2015 Agenda, $28 [in Lilly’s lagoon]

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Pool Flip Flops, $32 [in scuba to Cuba]

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Beach Tote Bag, $88 [in Capri pink samba]

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Hand Painted Wine Glass, $30

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