My weekend plans involve a lot of relaxing. I’m still playing catch up from my trip so the idea of poking around the house doing nothing is very appealing. I want to tidy things up for the season now that we’re already in July. Fresh table linens, raffia accents, and new candles will be brought into rotation. I’m sure you’ve seen the images this week of Nancy Meyers’s Mark D. Sikes designed home as published in Architectural Digest. I can’t wait to curl up on a lounge chair and read the full story. Every photo I’ve seen so far is simply stunning. Such talent.
I’ve obsessed about this Tory Burch printed tablecloth since I saw it in the New York store last September. It’s time to bring it home. It’s beautiful and will pair nicely with pinks, blues and greens now or warmer tones in the fall. The raffia placemat will add texture and interest peaking out from under a charger or plate. For a complete splurge, I’d select hand painted plates from the Picardie collection created by Zoe de Givenchy for Z.d.G. So lovely.
Meanwhile, part of my lounging around means wearing relaxed clothes. My favorite pull on shorts from COS have been getting lots of play. Same with a poplin shirt I’ll tie at the waist or layer over a tank. Both are currently 40% off on sale.
Two other favorite pieces I’ve been wearing a lot lately are a pair of Fendi silver slides and a Sophie Buhai black knotted pearl necklace. I’ll layer it with other pearls, chains, diamonds or enjoy it simply on its own. Both pieces involve minimal effort in producing a splash of style.
The French Girl Rose Lip Polish has been a staple in my beauty cabinet for a long time. My latest discovery is to use it on my cuticles. Seriously the best thing ever. I’m stocking up on two, because now I’ll be going through it rather quickly. This is a must try and savior for anyone with dry cuticles.
Enjoy the long weekend and have a happy Fourth!
photo courtesy of Architectural Digest by Amy Neunsinger