Clockwise from top left: DERING HALL Lamp // RABLABS Box // L’OBJET Dessert Plates // BUNGALOW 5 Side Table // JONATHAN ADLER Box // HILLARY THOMAS Malachite Nesting Bowls // Vintage Brass Console Table // Coral & Malachite Chairs
Remember these plates that I told you all about last week? Turns out I couldn’t wait on Santa. I purchased two sets over the weekend. (Hooray for leftover wedding gift cards!) I can’t wait for them to arrive. Is anyone else as crazy about malachite right now? I love it. It’s a new thing for me, too. I really wasn’t all that in love with it before. I think it always felt a little gaudy to me or something? A little too over-the-top. That’s certainly not the case anymore. I’ve been pinning interiors (like this one) with malachite touches left and right. It really seems to liven up a room. While I obviously believe that this is a good time to keep the “too much of a good thing” rule in mind, I think touches of it (a pillow, a pair of chairs) here and there are so gorgeous.
The table is always a good place to start. Kim Seybert’s placemats, for instance. Wouldn’t they make for a perfect pairing with these chargers? Or go with simple white plates and add in gold touches elsewhere like with flatware or these shakers. Other small touches for the house include little trinket boxes (this one is really fun) or desk accessories. If we’re really going for it, then this bar cart or a pair of these vintage end tables are the way to go. The boldest of all? Anthropologie’s wallpaper. In the right spot, it could look really amazing.
It’s that time of year. Net-a-Porter just launched their latest sale. Since they rarely ever have sales, you know that when they do, it’s going to be a good one. With deals up to 50% off, this is one you won’t want to miss!
Here’s what you need to check out:
- As I mentioned yesterday, I’m headed straight to the beach after the holidays. So, seeing this beachwear section makes my heart sing. A Pucci bikini, a striped sarong, and a Lemlem coverup: I’m good to go.
- Tom Binns anything is a yes, please. On sale? Even better.
- On that note… these Oscar de la Renta earrings are being added to my cart. Period.
- If you love 3.1 Phillip Lim like I do then don’t miss these markdowns. Pay special attention to this leather mini.
- Still hunting for a new pair of boots? Check out all of these. My eyes are on the knee-high pair from Isabel Marant.
- You can’t go wrong with a classic black-and-white number.
- You all know how much I love pajamas! There’s an entire section devoted to comfy, cozy PJs. Even my favorites from Equipment are marked down.
- If you’re looking to splurge on a perfect new tote, this one is the ticket.
1. BCBG Earrings 2. TORY BURCH Pouch 3. MADEWELL Dotted Pajamas 4. CLASSICO Soaps 5. BOBBI BROWN Eye Palette 6. MOYNA Clutch 7. BAUBLE BAR Bracelet 8. ADIDAS BY STELLA McCARTNEY Yoga Mat 9. J.CREW Earrings 10. J.CREW Sweater 11. LULU & GEORGIA Antler Container 12. MADEWELL Rings 13. J.CREW Scarf 14. SUPERGA Sneakers 15. INTERIORS NOW Book
Still hunting for perfect presents? Me too. In order to avoid depleting the bank account, it’s time to start looking at some budget-friendly options. Good news is that there are plenty of affordable options out there. I’m partial to a pair of pajamas (I think you all know this about me by now). Everyone likes a new pair of PJs, and it’s something they can wear on Christmas morning, too. While we’re on the subject of clothing, I know it’s longstanding joke to avoid gifting a sweater, but that rule certainly doesn’t apply if you’re options for something like this or this. Or anything from J.Crew’s cashmere collection, for that matter.
Something sparkly is never a bad idea. These earrings are over-the-top but I love them. I’m also swooning over this pair of vintage turquoise earrings. Other accessory ideas: a perfect pouch or a Love Quotes scarf. For $50, you can score a pair of these adorable Tory Burch sandals (I like the orange pair) that would make a perfect stocking stuffer. And a pair of metallic Supergas? Yes, please.
There are plenty of options that won’t end up in her closet, too. You can never (ever) go wrong with a book. I’m eyeing this one right now. There’s also the Slim Aarons route. This one is a favorite of mine. Speaking of… be sure to check out One Kings Lane today. They’re offering an additional 20% off ANY purchase.
Let’s take a quick break from sparkly holiday must-haves (I’m talking about these) and gift guides, shall we? Now that I’ve wrapped up (literally) all of my holiday shopping, my mind is starting to focus on what comes after December 25th: the beach. My family and I are heading to Harbour Island for our annual vacay. (Take a peek at last year’s trip here and here.) To say that I’m eager to get there would be an understatement. I’m practically counting the hours. And since it’s only a little over two weeks away (!), I’m starting to think about what belongs in my suitcase. First up: lots and lots of Lemlem. I can’t think of anything more beach appropriate than the brand’s bright, gauzy pieces. (Good timing, too. Net-a-Porter has a bunch on SALE.) This double-striped dress is my favorite. I’ll wear it as a coverup day-in and day-out. I’m also loving this playsuit (romper?). The pink-ish pieces – like this hoodie – are obviously my favorite, but I love the greens and blues, too. And somehow wearing two of the striped pieces together actually looks kind of perfect – effortless, really. Leave is Lemlem to prove that one can never have too many stripes. Amen to that.
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There are no kids in this house, and I’m fairly certain that we’re a ways off from that. But that doesn’t make looking at baby clothes any less fun. (Admit it. You like to do it, too.) They’re just so itty-bitty (!) and that alone makes them adorable. I’ve always been a fan of Burberry (this coat is on my Christmas wish list) so it’s no surprise that perusing their kids collection is one of my favorite things to do. Each piece is like a mini-me version of their men’s and women’s collections. Everything is so cute. This little red dress! Hello, holiday. And who wouldn’t want to see their baby all snuggled up in one of these? (This is one chic baby.) And for the most classic of kiddos: a Burberry trench coat.
I obviously gravitate to the little girls‘ stuff, but the boys collection is just as darling. Bright puffers, plaid high-top sneakers, and super cute button-downs (I like this red version, too). As I said earlier, I don’t have any kids of my own, but I do have plenty of cousins and other little ones to shop for…
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. Check out their entire Burberry collection here.
You all never hear from me on the weekends but this was just too good to wait. One Kings Lane just went live with their Sleep Chic sale. Why was it too good to wait? Because they have my very very favorite Marigot pajamas. I’ve blogged about them before (here), and I even gave them as gifts to my bridesmaids on my bachelorette trip. That’s how much I love them. Available in shorts, pants, or nightshirt styles, they’re some of the softest PJs I own. And those prints! Starfish, pineapples, coral! So. Much. Fun. (I have a pair of the pineapple ones.) Thanks to One King Lane, they’re all half-off. A pair of these would make a perfect gift for your mom, sister, friend… or yourself? I’m going to scoop up a pair of the gingham. And maybe these, too?
J.CREW Coat // ADRIENNE LANDAU Leopard Vest (on sale!) // J.CREW Cashmere V-Neck Sweater // GAP Gingham Shirt // BAUBLE BAR Necklace (c/0) // VINCE Leather Pants // RAG & BONE Ankle Boots
This time of year calls for layers – lots of them! (Especially when it’s 29 degrees and sleeting like it is today.) Since I never know what the Texas weather is going to give me, layering offers plenty of options.
My favorite gingham shirt is always a perfect place to start. Not only is it a classic pattern, but the blue-and-white color combo lends itself to just about any other pairing. I like starting with a printed collared shirt (I love this one, too) because it gives you just a peek of pattern underneath all of the other layers. My cozy cashmere sweater (I want one is every. single. color.) is a daily wear for me and keeps me nice and warm but is still ultra lightweight. Next up: my very favorite Adrienne Landau leopart-print vest - which, by the way, is on sale right now. The print is so good and makes bundling up all the more fun.
Can we talk about Adrienne Landau for a second? When it comes to fur, her collection is one of my favorites. Her pieces are always super chic (how much fun are these?!) and the prices won’t break the bank. A lot of her pieces are even on Last Call. Check out this fur vest that rings in at under $150, and this one is kind of a steal, too, if you ask me. I sure wouldn’t mind having a pair of her earmuffs today (gift from Santa, perhaps?!).
To finish it off, my J.Crew jacket is always an easy piece. I’ve had it for over five years and it remains one of my very favorites. It’s lightweight, but warm, and it’s got the boyfriend look to it.
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Photos by Molly Miller
Everyone knows how much I adore Biscuit Home. The shop is my go-to for everything from office knick-knaks to lighting to (most recently) holiday extras. Like I’ve said before, it’s a one-stop shop for everything you need make your house a home. Biscuit’s true gem, though, is their bedding. And today is an extra special day because I get to introduce you to the latest and greatest: Season 3! I’ve loved all of the seasons thus far, but I have to admit that Season 3 is already my favorite. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it’s inspired by my home state of Texas? Named for various towns in the state, each of the three new prints reflect their own unique Texas characteristics: The Wimberly print highlights our state flowers, Nacogdoches features multi-colored flying arrows, and Marfa has its own hand-painted cacti. I think you all can probably guess my favorite… Marfa, of course! The West Texas town was a big part of our engagement, so it holds an extra special place in my heart. And honestly, who can resist an adorable cacti print like that?
The Biscuit team didn’t just stop there. They’ve recolored some of the old favorites (Katie, Grace, Amber, and Paul all in new hues!) to coordinate with new prints. Imagine the green Katie dot paired with Marfa! That would make for a pretty delicious biscuit bed, don’t you think?
And that’s not all. Biscuit Home is offering Luella & June readers 15% off any purchase from Biscuit Home. It’s the perfect time to score some new bedding or maybe a couple of gifts (one of these!). Enter the code TEXAS15 at checkout. But hurry…the offer only lasts until Sunday!
1. SABRE Glitter Teaspoons 2. RENÉ REDZEPI: A Work in Progress Book 3. KRUPPS Coffee Maker 4. WILLIAMS-SONOMA Peppermint Bark 5. ABRAMS Pasta Modern Cookbook 6. C. WONDER. “Kiss the Cook” Cheese Plate 7. FORNASETTI Appetizers Bowls 8. SODA STREAM Maker 9. BARNEYS Wine Tote 10. BLACKBERRY FARM Pumpkin & Pear Butter 11. L’OBJET Malachite Dessert Plates 12. WILLIAMS-SONOMA All-Clad Waffle Maker 13. BOUCHON BAKERY Coffee 14. MODERN HOUSE Wines
It’s only been a little over a year since I’ve made my way into the kitchen. (Remember this post? I’m getting much better.) Before that, I used my stove primarily for heating the water for my tea and my oven was makeshift cabinet for storing my past Vogues. That’s all changed now. I mean it. I’m a foodie, so while I never turn down trying a new restaurant or visiting my favorites, a lot more of my nights are now spent cooking at home. Once I started doing it, I found that I actually really enjoyed it. Cooking is something I look forward to (95% of the time); and since I’ve always loved to host a dinner party, being able to cook the meal for everyone makes it all that much better.
Just like any hobby, new toys and gadgets make it all the more fun. I was spoiled this year with wedding gifts, and having all of those fun toys to play with in the kitchen certainly makes me more apt to try new things. For instance, I used to not be a waffle person. (I’ve always been more of a pancakes gal.) However, thanks to this super entertaining gift, I now whip up a batch of waffles on the reg. I’m also a big fan of this thing. It’s under $50 and Friday nights are way more fun with it. If you’re looking to splurge (like really splurge) then the Vitamix is the way to go. It it by far my favorite thing in our kitchen. It basically does everything – blends, purees, chops, mixes, you name it. I use mine at least three times a week to make a smoothie (I’m loving this one right now). Another necessity in the kitchen? A great cookbook. I love this one for healthy weeknight meals. This one is currently on my wish list and is sure to please any Mexican-food lover. I love Pinterest recipes, but sometimes I just like to do it the old-fashioned way.
If you’re foodie friend/chef is anything like me then she likes her food to be perfectly presented, too. You can’t go wrong with items for her tablescape. Nesting bowls and/or some fun ikat napkins would do it. On that note, I’m dying for Santa to bring me a set (or two) of these dessert plates. A slice of this cake would look even prettier sitting atop one of those plates, don’t you think?