Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale II

You can see my first round of favorites here, but I wanted to follow up with some more of my favorite items from the fabulous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Serious discounts on Jo Malone and cute booties - I don't know where to draw the line.

I've snagged some great pieces for fall and I can't wait to show them off (like this faux fur collar, hello), and I finally pulled the trigger on these Frye beauties.  What have you snagged?  You must share!!

Thanks for reading - XO -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Desk Reveal + Shop Eva Rose Giveaway

desk - World Market (on sale!) | ghost chair - Amazon | sheepskin - Ikea | monogram acrylic envelope holder - Design Darling (c/o) | monogram acrylic pencil holder - Design Darling (c/o) | pink lacquer jewelry box - Design Darling (c/o) | zebra dish - Jonathan Adler | mannequin head - Pier1 | rhinestone phone - Amazon | the best is yet to come print - Design Darling (c/o) | mirror - eBay | illustration - Eva Rose

Our new bedroom has this fab little nook that I'm trying to convert into a little workspace, so for my recent birthday, I asked for this World Market desk that I'd had my eye one.  I seriously love it.  Clean and simple, I quickly cluttered it up with some of my favorite pieces, including several adorable desk accessories from Design Darling and an amazing illustration from Eva Rose.

I'm holding off on hanging my Prada Marfa print and other gallery favorites because I'm not 100% sure if this little office will stay in the bedroom nook or if we'll move this little office/hair + makeup space to the guest bedroom....decisions, decisions.  In the meantime, I wanted to share what I had so far!

And what's even more fun!?  Today Eva of Eva Rose Shop is offering a CBL reader a print of their choice from her etsy shop!  Even better, you only have two small steps to enter to be the lucky winner.

(via Google Friend Connect on right sidebar)

Giveaway will run for one week starting July 29th, and will end on August 5th at midnight. The winner will be announced on August 7th. 

Step 1:  Leave a comment on this post - you can share your favorite Eva Rose print!
Step 2:  Follow CBL on Facebook

- original post here

Thanks so much for reading and happy entering!  XO - 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Playing with Patterns

I'm always excited to team up with other bloggers for a fun collaboration and this is no exception!  Together, Pretty in Pink Megan, Out and Outfit, The Northeast Girl and myself are sharing our favorite go-to summer patterns.  I keep it girlie with floral but how cute are some of these other ensembles?  If only I could live in the same town as these gals and we could shift closets...especially Megan - this gal has sales all the time and tragically she's so much teenier than me.

If only.

dress - L.Mae Boutique (c/o) | heels - Prabal Gurung for Target, similar here and here | clutch - Saint Laurent, love this one | sunnies - Amazon | jacket - TJ Maxx, similar here | assorted David Yurman | necklace - TAudrey (c/o) | earrings - Derng (c/o) | cuff - market

What summer pattern is your go-to?  Thanks so much for reading! XO - 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday's Five

- this fun instagram book that my sister gave me for my birthday -

- the view from the Ace Hotel in downtown LA for rewardStyle School Night - 

- bike rides to dinner... -

- and to summer concerts in Old Towne - 

- working on my summer tan - 

I am beyond excited to head to New Orleans this weekend to celebrate one of my best college girlfriend's bachelorette weekend!  I have only been to the South once in the past year (Raleigh, NC for work), and this will mark my second trip.  I still haven't made it back to Mississippi, but will go home to the 'Sip for the actual wedding in October.  I love having such a fabulous reason to come home - to celebrate and support a gal that I know will be a lifelong confidant and friend.

I am however, preparing myself for the July humidity of NOLA.  Y'all know what I'm talking about - the kind of humidity that slaps you in the face.  Knocks you off your feet.  Makes you wonder if you're sweating or if you just have wet air all over your body.  I plan to drink plenty of hurricanes and mint juleps to cure said problem.

What are your plans this weekend?  How do you beat the humidity!?  Should I just bring one of those necklace fans and say it's a fall trend?  Not kidding.  Thanks so much for reading - XO - 
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