May 16, 2011

The Weekend & Other Things



(Images via 1, 2)

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Hi, sweet friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can honestly say that I did absolutely nothing (except for church on Sunday). Millie and I hung around the house just enjoying each other's company, watching movies, cleaning, painting nails, and getting ready for the week ahead. It was positively delightful! I often forget the wonderful feeling of doing nothing. Over the past two years, I haven't been able to enjoy much me-time, school consumed most of my down time. This weekend proved how thankful I am to be finished with graduate school and now be able to relish in the little moments at home.

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{I found the perfect bucket to display some of my New Orleans goodies. It's a fantastic addition to my office space, and quite the conversation piece.}


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{For the past two weeks I've been toting around this new Kate Spade set that my mama so kindly purchased for me on our beach getaway. The subtle color blocking is perfect for spring and summer.}


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{I also found this fantastic serving platter and appetizer plates in the 'Cocktails, Anyone?' pattern at the Kate Spade outlet. This is possibly my favorite purchase from the trip. Now I just need you all over for a party!}


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{My new Tyler Candle in the 'Dolce Vita' scent is filling my house with the most delicious aroma.}


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{I've been admiring the prints and textures of these new tops that are dying to be slipped on with long skirts and wedges. (via Anthropologie and Karen Kane) }


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{My Lilly Pulitzer Summer 2011 catalog came in the mail on Friday. Part of my weekend was spent drooling over and highlighting pieces that must be added to my collection.}


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{I think I finally created the perfect little arrangement for some of my favorite scents (the others sit on my dresser). There's something so feminine about putting your perfumes on display.}


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{Do you put the tags that come on your purchases on display? The Kate Spade insert in my new bag and those charming Lilly tags were too pretty to toss.}


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{I know spring is here and summer is just around the corner when I change my nail color every week. This week it's OPI 'Shorts Story'- the brightest pink ever without being neon.}


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{I'm so looking forward to tying this pretty new scarf on an old bag this summer to spice things up a bit!}


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{I finally created an ideal spot for showcasing some of my favorite bracelets. It's amazing what a fun display can do for your morning routine.}

(All photos taken and edited by me)


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What did you do this weekend, loves?


27 comments:

Debby said...

Love those Kate Spade cocktail plates... I think they are beyond adorable. Love your bowl of bracelets.. too cute. I also got a kick out of you and Millie "enjoying each other's company!" Have a great Monday, Julie! xo

Carroll said...

What a fun weekend! Love the pics! Sounds like you accomplished lots. Hope you have a good week!!

sugarhoneybaby said...

Lovely pictures! I love Kate Spade:)

S said...

Love the nailcolor and who doesn't enjoy LP! :)
Glad you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend my dear friend.
xo

Jana said...

I LOVE the look of those seashells around that mirror.. so pretty!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Julie, I just love you ... you're so much fun. When you take us around your place, it really feels like we're there! Love everything you showed us .. I have been wanting those very same Kate Spade plates! And what a cute idea saving the pretty tags ... now I'll be shopping for not only pretty things but pretty things with pretty tags! tee hee ... have a wonderful Monday, sweets!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

LOVe that purse and that nail polish is to DIE for. I miss you.!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love your perfume and bracelet displays!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Look at what your doing with all of your downtime! Love your displays and you know I love that Kate Spade set :) xoxo

GlamorousWhimsy said...

You just gave me an amazing idea!! I love coming here, I always end up with inspiration!

Polyvorina said...

Doing nothing can be so great sometimes, right?! It's what I did this weekend also. :)

Great Kate Spade purchases! And what an amazing pink nail polish - my go-to is OPI's Charged Up Cherry. But it's almost done! I'll look into this one. Great blog!

Styles 'n Cream said...

My weekend was pretty mellow too. I love all of your displays - the perfumes, the bracelets. lovely!

xoxo

Suburban Princess said...

Everything looks so gorgeous! Be grateful you dont have men in your house making messes!
I love your new bag - so perfect for summer!

Heather said...

Julie, I love this post! Who doesn't love to peek at another girl's pretties? Everything looked so cozy and beautiful! Great job!

Lindsey Regan Thorne be pretty said...

Hi luv bug! :) I ADORE weekends OR at least one day when you can just indulge in absolutely nothing but girl time! Your Sunday sounds delightful! I love all the goodies around your house and I'm totally LOVING your collection of tags... cheerful! Ok the Lilly catalog I have yet to see... but that cover is to die for! Happy Monday luv!

XOXO,
LRT

http://www.lindseyreganthorne.com/

Kori Donahue said...

Loving this post friend! I want your KS bag! Your mama is too sweet! I also loved that nail polish, your NOLA trinkets, and sounds like a perfect weekend lying around with little Millie! Kori xoxo

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Julie~

I love this entire post!
Simply smashing as always!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Ruth said...

I love the plates & serving tray.

hotpants™ said...

I love the plates and platter. So cute!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Loving all the bright colors and pretty things that you've been collecting this spring! A nice scented candle to fill the house, that reminds me to do the same :)

xo Mary Jo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, what delightful fanciable fancies you have diosplayed here.
And your relaxation programme sounds wonderful.

It's always good to be able to unwind and get back to one's inner core. Your nail colour is so pretty - indeed summer is just around the corner!
Your scent bottles look so dreamy on your dressing table;-)

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Great post with all these impressions of you're stuff! The Kate Spade present from your mom are fabulous and so are the plates, lucky you! I love displaying my perfume bottles. I don't have them on one tray, but that's a great idea. Yours looks very lovely:)
Glad to hear you have 'me-time' after all the studying. It's important!

Andrea said...

Just found your blog and tumblr and LOVE them both! Tyler Dolce Vita is a favorite at our house as well!

Kate said...

Great post! I like the OPI, and the display of perfume is precious!

LaLicenciada said...

Everything look sooo pretty!!! I love the kate spade bag - it is very summer. And the bracelet display! So nice! The pictures make me feel so happy!

I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend. I just got back from vacation and was totally relaxed over the weekend as well.

very nice post!!


Best,
Li
@LaLicenciada
@HerDeepThoughts

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Hi, I love that first photo up there, and found it here via Pinterest. Do you have an account there, too? Your photo credit just goes to their homepage, so I was wondering if you could tell me who you found it from, so maybe I could track back where they first pinned it from. I'm interested in finding out more about the night gown, and would love to find the original source to see who makes it or where it could be found. Thanks so much for your help...and great blog!
-Krystal :)
www.Andrew-and-Krystal.blogspot.com

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