Summer Daze

I know I’m not alone when I say that this has been the longest, coldest winter I can remember. Like, ever. The first full day of spring has me dreaming of swimsuits. Typically I don’t dream of swimsuits. Instead I have nightmares about being forced to try on teeny bikinis in fitting rooms with horrible lighting. But in the spirit of warmer weather here are a few suits I have my eyes on and how I’d wear them. And in case you couldn’t tell… I’m all about the one-piece suits!summer daze | home sweet blog

ONE. swimsuit // sunglasses // shoes // bag

TWO. swimsuit // hat // nail polish // shoes

THREE. swimsuit // hat // sunglasses // shoes

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orange crush

Lately I have been completely obsessed with all things orange. Maybe because it’s fall. Maybe because we’re in the midst of an Auburn football season…who knows, but I’m drawn to it. Here are a few things which have been stealing the limelight, er the orangelight? Hmm…nevermind.

{ tibi dress. am I crazy for wanting to wear this to our rehearsal dinner? could I pull it off in January? whaddya think?  }

Lots of inspiration via pinterest

{ so festive }

{ i’ve always wanted an orange tree }

{ love the splash of color }

{ perfect for game days }

And of course some items from my ever growing wishlist…

1. Anthropologie Astrid Chair

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Zip Clutch Wallet

3. Bottega Veneta Patent Leather Ballerina Flats

4. MAJE Herbrides Silk-Georgette Dres

5. Elva Fields Quit Your Crying Necklace

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Marc Graphic Logo Bangle

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Marc Enamel Disc Signet Ring

8. Robert Abbey Delta Lamp

And stay tuned because I soon I will be sharing one of my recent orange purchases!

crave or save: diane von furstenberg opal wedge

We’ve just welcomed the first day of fall, but instead of shopping for boots and closed toe shoes, I’m still lusting after sandals. But let’s be honest, in the South we’ve got at least another full month or two before the cool weather really sets in. I was in love with these DVF shoes from the moment I saw them. Don’t you love that wedge heel? And if you ask me the “save” pair is almost IDENTICAL! Both are real leather. Both have a zipper heel. Both have the amazing wood wedge heel. Fingers crossed they’ll go on sale soon, because let’s face it…it never hurts just to save a few extra bucks.

Diane von Furstenberg Opal Wedge $295 nordstrom.com

Gianni Bini Adrianna Sandal $99 dillards.com

sole searching

Last season I was obsessed with oxfords (in fact, I never quite found the “perfect pair” of oxford flats. I’m still on the hunt. For the record, lace up ballet flat does not = oxford) so, I have been beyond excited to see all of the amazing menswear inspired oxfords and loafers. These are just a few that have caught my eye.

1. See by Chloe $295
2. Diane von Furstenberg Roxanne Loafer Pump $280
3. ASOS Merlin Leather Fringe Loafer $89
4. Nine West Abalene $89
5. Nine West Arnell $99
6. Tory Burch Arelia Tassel Pump $395
7. Anthropologie Glossed Loafers $168
9. Marc by Marc Jacobs Stacked Leather Penny Loafer $390

crave or save: marc jacobs color block dress

And yet another Marc by Marc Jacobs dress for crave or save. I love the color blocking, the uneven hemline, the orange color (for some reason I’m drawn to everything orange right now…post on that to come!) with a total 70s vibe. Very reminiscent of the ASOS spring lookbook that I was so obsessed with this spring. Just another thing to add to my ever growing honeymoon shopping list.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Color Block dress $565 net-a-porter.com

Making Music Dress in Melody $70 modcloth.com

crave or save: marc jacobs simone stripe dress

Today kicks off a new segment for the blog – crave or save! I am such a bargain shopper, so I love sharing when I find a good deal. Fingers crossed I will be able to share lots of good steals! Summer is coming to an end – although, we’ve still got a little bit of summer left and technically it will be hot in the south through October. Like, really hot – I can’t get excited about fall clothes quite yet. So I’m still filling my closet with summer staples. Plus, I’ll need some cute warm weather digs for the HONEYMOON! I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I saw the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring collection (um, the whole collection is ah-mazing! check it out here) but, since it is not really in my budget to drop hundreds on striped maxi, I was thrilled to find this super affordable version on shopruche.com. Sure I wouldn’t mind having the MMJ hanging in my closet, but I don’t think you can go wrong with the bargain version.

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Simone’ Stripe Silk dress $628 nordstrom.com

Daylight Afterglow Striped Maxi dress $44 shopruche.com