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splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest

this week i wanted to share a few favorite items i’m seeing for the kitchen. aside from the usual kitchen essentials, i always get more joy out of cooking when i have a super special piece to use with my creation like a beautiful plate to serve the food on, a gorgeous cup, or pretty silverware. i tend to get these extra special items while traveling so that i have something to bring me back to a special time in my everyday life, like my favorite mug i bought in barcelona to remind me of that trip each morning when i make my coffee. it’s one of my favorite ways to give a little boost to the daily things in life. here are a few pieces that are splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories to help brighten your everyday!

splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest
splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest
splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest
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splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest
splurge-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest
splurgy-worthy kitchen accessories | designlovefest





patio decorating ideas | designlovefest

with summer right around the corner i’m thinking about summer evenings on the patio with wine and friends, but my patio space needs some sprucing up before entertaining. i love filling the space with plants to make it look like a jungle. a bunch of plants and a few good lounge chairs can really make an impact. if you’re lucky enough to have a patio or yard area here are a few ideas for decorating your space for summer! happy weekend! –

patio decorating ideas | designlovefest
patio decorating ideas | designlovefest
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patio decorating ideas | designlovefest
patio decorating ideas | designlovefest
patio decorating ideas | designlovefest






it’s giveaway time! we wanted to give away a set of the along with a bunch of travel items i picked out at the store the other day packed inside your new bags…


if you win, you can choose  and then everything else in the photo will come inside! there’s everything from a portable phone charger, an instax camera + film, a pool float, beach hat, a travel blanket for the plane and more! i had a lot of fun roaming the aisles on stories to pick them out for you. enter below to win!!





STYLED 07 | designlovefest


i’ve been out of town on long weekend trips the past two weekends and i thought it would be fun to show you some of the essentials i pack. i was a chronic over-packer for years, i’d bring tons of options because i didn’t know what i’d feel like wearing and my suitcase would be a mess, i’d end up only wearing half and having to wash and unpack the rest when i got home. i’ve really worked to streamline my packing situation, to lighten the load and also make it easier to get dressed on the go. i try and build my packing around two things – the weather and activities. knowing the weather helps me eliminate things i wouldn’t be able to wear anyway and also makes sure i don’t forget crucial things like a rain jacket. the activities dictate the outfits and shoes. lots of walking, fancy dinners, hiking, hanging indoors, etc. i also like to bring things that have multiple purposes, a dress that can be worn alone or with a sweater over it during the day. a t-shirt that i could wear hiking or with jeans. i pack a minimal amount of cosmetics and jewelry – usually two sets of earrings (one studs, one hanging), one statement necklace, one watch and a pair of sunglasses. and two pairs of shoes, one comfortable and one cute. here are a few things that i find myself reaching for again and again. some of the items are on the pricey side but i will admit to you that my philosophy as of late is to invest in a couple pieces a year and wear the heck out of them. and of course my current go-to carry on is our new ! – joanie


($154) – neutral color, slim shape and can be worn with a dress or jeans.
($209) – the only thing with bringing a hat is that you have to wear it on the plane because it takes up too much space in a small bag. i have this hat in grey and i love it. you could wear the same outfit two days in a row and throw a hat on one of the days and no one would notice you doubled up.
($45) – i can’t tell you how many times i’ve done out of town and realized i don’t have any socially acceptable lounge clothes with me. nothing worse then trying to relax in jeans. i like bringing pants i can hike in and also lounge in, double duty.
($68) – i generally pack two bras but if you’re cutting down on space bring one that goes under anything.
($269) – a day to evening jacket in a color that pairs well with anything.
($395) – this is the perfect travel bag, it’s practical for travel (size, shape and zip closure), casual enough to wear around during the day but also nice enough to wear out to dinner.
($169) – this falls into the category of pack a top you’re excited to wear – a fun color, feminine touch, can go on and off the shoulder, and worn with jeans or tucked into a pencil skirt.
– ($170) – i know i recently made a case for not wearing skinny jeans but i find that a super dark wash, skinny pair that isn’t too stretchy is the perfect jean to take on a trip. it holds it’s shape, can be worn day or night and is flattering after a weekend of indulging.
($166) – i own these shoes and wear them almost every day. they are comfortable enough for walking and still give you a little height when you want to dress up.

honorable mentions go to a , one of my favorite , this that can be worn alone or out as a top, my i’ve ever owned, and this that is sexy for night and totally day appropriate with a sweater over it.




styled | designlovefest

i’m headed to San Francisco this weekend which is supposed to be in the high 50’s low 60’s so i have transitional jackets on my mind. a coat or jacket that gets you through the transition between winter and spring when you don’t want to wear your heavy coat but it’s too chilly to go without the extra layer. below are a few of my current favorites, a mixture of colors and textures. for transition jackets, i like either a punch of color or a soft grey, that way they can be worn into spring without the wintery feeling that a navy or black jacket brings along. also, for the record i love fancy coats with jeans. hope you’re enjoying the warmer temps and longer days! – joanie

–  ($100) – i love this shade of pink. it’s a step up from blush but not all the way to bubble gum. so pretty!
–  ($100) – very chic!
–  ($62) – a great layering piece and takes your every day jean look up a level. feels like an ideal traveling piece.
– ($130) – the cuffed sleeve, deep purple color and side slits makes this jacket a great closet addition. the color would act as a neutral and could be paired with almost anything and the style of the coat is laid back and not too fussy which is great.
– ($240) – soft plaid print and very unstructured = a more sophisticated version of a zip up sweatshirt.
– ($138) –  one of the best jean jackets i’ve seen in awhile. the cut, the wash, the buttons, it’s all good.
– ($190) – yellow can be a tricky color but if you’re open to it i think this coat is very cool and would be such a fun spring piece.
– ($130) – a wool free jacket for those who can’t do wool. and the color is called nude pink which might make you feel like a ballerina.
–   ($250) – i always got to throw in a cool girl piece. this one does the trick!

styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest

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