Happy Sunday everyone, today I am joining Most Lovely Things, and Classic Casual Home for our Sunday favorites. I am featuring White Gardens, Lauren Liess, Outfit of the Week, and much more. We are heading down to Paso for a little warm weather and wine tasting. What are you up to?
White Gardens, Lauren Liess, Outfit of the Week
LAUREN LIESS LOVE
I am constantly inspired by anything Lauren Liess does. This Florida project where she utilized antiques and artifacts for a totally unpredictable Florida look.
For all of you Lauren Liess fans Lauren has a new book coming out in October that you can preorder now, Feels like Home Relaxed Interiors for a Meaningful Life. I have and love both of her other books Habitat, and Down to Earth. I am sure this one will be wonderful as well.
OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
This week’s outfit is anchored by this Free People Tunic that I have been coveting all Summer. The back is as gorgeous as the front. I finally pulled the trigger. It is pricey but has so much interest. The Nordstrom Hooded poncho is on sale (it also comes in black). All of the accessories are from Etsy. I found a good source on Etsy for the bone accessories we talked about last week (they have great reviews). You can read that post Natural Accessories for Women over 50 here. Some of the water buffalo bone items are too thin and fall apart. Apparently, these are substantial. Water buffalo is ethically harvested by the way. It is leftover from the food industry. None of it is wasted and the leftovers from jewelry are also used for fertilizer. The sandals are from Steve Madden. I popped into my local DSW and loved the look. I have never found a pair of Steve Madden shoes that were comfortable, but guess what these are. The style is very flattering and they accommodate my bunion! The bag is from Akusa’s Baskets on Etsy. I just love their bags. The sunglasses and leggings (I like cotton this time of year) are on sale at Nordstrom. The gorgeous hat is from Brixton. All items are linked below the graphic.
SHOP BLACK AND WHITE OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
WHITE GARDEN LOVE
We have been working madly on the garden. The front courtyard is basically done it just isn’t very lush yet. I am attempting a white french style garden in the back. If you follow me on Instagram you saw the fountain.
I am following the #whitegardenson Instagram for inspiration. Texture, shapes, and variegated foliage are important when designing a white garden. I may have to incorporate a little purple, but I am having fun with it. Of course very prominent under the hashtag is the beautiful garden of Loi Thai
WHAT ARE YOU READING
My sister and brother-in-law made a short trip (my brother-in-law came down with a bad case of colitis) to our home last weekend. My sister-in-law recommended Miss Benson’s Beetle. I downloaded it to my IPad. We are traveling to Indiana this week for my husband’s 50th high school reunion. I always love a great book for the plane. “A beautifully written, extraordinary quest in which two ordinary, overlooked women embark on an unlikely scientific expedition to the South Seas.”—Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand”
Many of you have asked about Beau. He had surgery to remove what had become a very large growth on his foot. It was non cancerous thankfully and he is recovering beautifully. We were able to avoid the “cone of shame”. He left the bandage alone for the most part, and hopefully, tomorrow will get his stitches removed.j
I know many of you have taken advantage of the Eileen Fisher Sale at Nordstrom. I checked yesterday, and there are limited sizes available in many of the items. If you are planning to buy anything I would do it asap. I somehow missed this tunic. I love the oatmeal color but it comes in three other colors including black as well. It would look great with white jeans and bone the bone accessories we talked about last week. I realized I never went through the accessories section. There are some great buys there as well especially if you are in need of a new pair of sunglasses.
Nordstrom isn’t the only kid on the block having a sale.
I really like their leggings. I purchased these for $47. I ordered the gray camo but think I will order the olive as well. All of the styles in this legging are $47(almost target legging prices!!) I love these scuba knit sweatshirts on super sale. There are not very many sizes left but if you can find one grab it. I have the slit one in two colors and the hooded one in the light gray no longer available. I am ordering the charcoal today.
J.CREW – extra 50% off sale styles and an extra 60% off select sale
Thank you so much for reading White Gardens, Lauren Liess, Outfit of the Week. Now pop over and visit my friends to see what they are featuring. I know we are going to hear more about that beautiful Spanish wedding. I will be back on Tuesday to discuss Outdoor Furniture. It is an ask Cindy request from a favorite reader. We sold nearly every bit of ours from both homes (along with the houses). Have you noticed how hard is to find and how EXPENSIVE it is? Let’s talk about it.