FEATURED: LUELLA& JUNE ON GO TO GIRLS

We’ve been busy this week with all sorts of cool guest post opportunities. Being that today is the first official day of summer, we’ve got the beach on our minds. Check out Go To Girls to see what our beach bag must-haves are for this summer! Whether you’re headed to the beach or just sunning by the pool, these are things every girl needs to have!

FEATURED: LUELLA & JUNE ON SAVVY HOME

We’re excited to start this week off with a guest post over at Savvy Home. We were so thrilled when Gabrielle e-mailed us and asked us to participate in her adorable series called “The Coveting.” With summertime in full swing, we had outdoor entertaining on our minds. Alison and I pulled together some of our favorite summer party essentials. Everything you need to throw the perfect summer soiree! Here’s a sneak peek of the post. You can head over to Savvy Home to check out the rest!

BOOK IT: SUMMER READING

Next week marks the official beginning of summer – though if you’re judging by these scorching Texas temperatures then it’s been summer for quite sometime! This also means I’m officially starting my summer reading. I love to read but somehow between work and the blog (and Gossip Girl on Monday nights) I haven’t been able to squeeze it in as much as I would like. But not anymore! I just finished Something Blue (if you liked Something Borrowed then you’ll love this sequel), and next on the list is The Help. I’ve made a working list and below is what I’ve come up with so far. Do you all have any books on your to-read list? I would love to get any suggestions!

SUMMER ESSENTIALS VIA THE COVETEUR

A borrowed book, a vintage camera, purple jelly sandals, a worn-in straw hat: these are just a few of the things that some of the world’s most famous tastemakers consider summer must-haves. In a recent “Weekend Bag” feature with Vogue, the always curious Coveteur team asks some of our favorite stylistas what they can’t live without this season. I’m coveting Valerie Boster’s wooden wedges! What do you consider a summer essential?

SPOT ON (OBSESSION OF THE DAY)

I’m dying over this clutch right now. Remember this image that I posted just last week? I’ve been looking for a similar clutch ever since I laid eyes on this perfect pink-and-leopard combination. And now I’ve found one! This envelope clutch by Sara Berman is just the ticket! Is it not adorable? This is a handbag you’ll carry all year long. Summer? Check. Sweater and boots in the winter? Check. Pair this clutch with anything! The spots will add just the right amount of pop to your outfit. Shop it right here

EDITORIAL: HARPER’S BAZAAR UK

It’s no secret that when it comes to my favorite models Claudia Schiffer is right up there at the top of the list. For the July 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, the blonde bombshell wows in an editorial photographed by Horst Diekgerdes. Styled by Cathy Kasterine, Schiffer dons beach-ready looks by Gucci, Valentino, and the like. Now, this is how you spend a day at the beach!

SALE ALERT: JAN SHOWERS WAREHOUSE SALE

If you’re in Dallas this week then you’re in for a serious treat. A-list interior designer Jan Showers is hosting her first ever warehouse sample sale this week! The 3-day sale begins today and is being held from 9 AM to 5 PM at 135 Parkhouse Street (right off of Riverfront Boulevard). The sale will include Jan Showers Collection floor sample couches, chairs, beds, tables, and Murano lamps. Not to mention, some fabulous vintage pieces. Don’t miss out on this one! 
Here’s a peek at just a few of the goodies that will be one sale!
For more information, visit Jan’s website