Playful Patterns

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Between decorating my new house and finding new inspiration to spruce up my place for upcoming holiday fetes, I am sensing that my creativity meter is at an all-time high. Whether it’s a chevron pattern, stripes (the old standby), a flower motif, leopard, or what have you, I love playing with patterns for home decor.  Whether you are buying a new rug, table linens, or mirror, here’s some inspiration…do share what you like/dislike!

Decorative Pillows from Shop Ten 25

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Leopard Coasters from Zara Home

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Throw Blanket (also comes in green) from Shop Ten 25

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Chevron Mirror from Wisteria

C Wonder Ginger Vases

Ginger Vases from C. Wonder

Happy Weekend + Friday Night Out

ImageHappy Friday!  I love this silk Tibi skirt and it was 20% off earlier this week for Cyber Monday!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘Saturday Night Out’ post so I thought I would do a ‘Friday Night Out’ version for today.  I’ve been on the road this week for work and couldn’t be happier to be heading home today.  Since I’ve been in business casual wear all week, I’m looking forward to hanging out in long sweaters and non-work shoes.  Let me know what you think!

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Zara Long Polo Neck Sweater

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Jean-Michel Cazabat Booties from farfetch.com

ImageLapis Louise Pendant from Baublebar

And just for kicks, how about these cute Pompon slippers from Zara?  Perfect hostess slippers to wear at home!

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Playing Hostess (Part 1)

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Since I will be throwing a couple of holiday parties this year, I have been on the hunt for decorative pieces for my house and in search of yummy, but easy recipes.  In today’s Part 1 of the holiday guide, I’d like to share some shopping finds to either 1) accent your home for your party or 2) bring as a gift to the next party you attend.  Part 2 tomorrow will be decorating yourself (finding that perfect outfit!) and planning the cocktail and dinner menu.
Here we go!

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West Elm Jali Lattice Dinnerware, for a festive dinner but not over the top

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Decorative Pashmina Pillow from Zara Home

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Foo Dogs Set from C Wonder

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Fresh mini soaps to spice up the bathroom

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Happiness vases from Wisteria, perfect with some pink peonies

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Fun and festive wine bottle toppers from Pottery Barn

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Coffee table books (from Amazon)

Enjoy the party planning (or attending)!  Check back tomorrow for party outfits.