By fashion contributor Ashley
Jumpsuits seem to be a hot item for spring/summer and I have to say I’m totally on board! I say that having never actually tried one on…so my feelings could change but I love the look none the less. I love how effortless they feel and how you can dress them up or down. I picture wearing one on a slow bike ride to the farmers market and then adding heels and some bright lipstick later for a date night. Are you a fan of jumpsuits? Where would you wear yours?
I was browsing around J.Crew Factory and noticed they were having a great sale, 30% off everything through the end of the week! Here are a few spring/summer outfits I put together from the site (don’t you love that floral skirt/dress? Such a great print!):
With Memorial Day around the corner bright whites are entering our wardrobes again. Do you own a pair of white jeans? I love how beachy they are, and they feel special since you only wear them in the summer (like that amazing sequin dress you pull out only during the holidays).
Keep reading for two ways I styled my white jeans, one is casual and one is more dressed up: What do you think, will you be wearing white jeans this summer? Are you a fan?
Photography by Tiffany of House of Tong
This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.
Remember the days of strawberry fruit roll-ups in your lunch bag? We’re bringing them back, my friends. Ooooh yes.
I mentioned on Friday we were making strawberry fruit leather this weekend since it’s peak strawberry season. Actually, someone once told me that Mothers Day marks kind of the end of strawberry season, sadly, so it’s time to hustle!
I love that you can control the amount of sugar you put in this homemade strawberry fruit leather, the thickness (the thicker the better!), and the size/shape of your final roll-ups It would be cute to cut them out in hearts, stars, letters, etc.
Keep reading for the easy recipe…
Have a wonderful weekend, guys. It’s peak strawberry season so today Henry and I spent the morning made strawberry freezer jam, strawberry butter (above- I shared the recipe on instagram), and plans to make strawberry fruit leather tomorrow morning which I’ll share next week. We also made my grandma’s homemade honey wheat bread as well while singing along to the Sound of Music soundtrack (somehow he’d never been introduced to it!). I’d love to spend every morning like that with Henry. I’ll be a little sad when he starts kindergarten in the fall and I lose my mornings with him. Hope you’re up to something fun, and happy Mothers Day! Here are a few links to explore (Alt for Everyone winners at the bottom of the post!).
Giant popsicle pinata DIY for a summer party
Gorgeous red spring dress!
Hurry up and grab a spot in the Oh Happy Day Commission Project for Fathers Day
Additional 30% off sale items at J.Crew through the weekend!
Delicious Mothers Day brunch ideas
Love this pair of Madewell’s shiny coated jeans
Adorable DIY polka dot umbrellas
For a Mothers Day cup of tea DIY on Julep
10 Beautiful Mother’s Day card picks
Decorating Color Crush: Aqua
10 clever spring cleaning tips!
And the five winners of the ALT for Everyone tickets are…
By craft contributor Lauren
One lesson I learned from my mom (and I’m sure many of you have as well) is how to stay organized. When I lived at home, as soon as the door shut after arriving home from school or work, your things did not stand a chance being set on the table or counter. They were immediately whisked away and either put on a hook, in a basket or in their respective rooms. That was one way that my mom kept our house spotless, at least all but the kids rooms.
Pretty little boxes always make putting things away a little bit easier; and filling them up with collections of things can actually turn them into decor. So whip up a few of these for mom, they will be perfect for her bedroom, bathroom and even the office.
This is part of a beauty series we started in January called 10 Easy + Affordable Beauty Tips, all taught by our resident hair and makeup stylist to the stars, Christie Somers, and fabulous photographer Alisia Packard (you can read more about them in my about page here).
By fashion contributor Ashley
I loved Liz’s post on Monday on 5 Spring Wardrobe Essentials and thought this look for less followed right along with her tip on pattern mixing… “be sure both [pieces] don’t have big patterns and that there’s one color repeated in both”.
Sometimes keeping up with the trends can seem overwhelming. I love doing these posts because its nice to know that you can have something on trend and stylish without breaking the bank.
By craft contributor Rachael
My florist friend recently showed me a neat trick to make a bouquet that looks just like you bought it from your local flower shop.
You can shop for your flowers at your local markets in the morning and make your to give to someone you love that same day. This bouquet only takes a few moment to make, but it takes the guesswork out of which flower to put where, which is perfect if you’re in a rush.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>