Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to Shop My Instagram: LikeToKnow.It

Have you heard?!  You can shop products directly from my Instagram!!!  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1 //  Head on over to the LikeToKnow.It site, and simply register with your email address. 

2 // Make sure you're following SP&C on Instagram, and like any photo that contains the links. [You can do this with all of your favorite bloggers!]

3 // Once you've 'liked' a photo, product links from that image will be sent directly to your inbox.  It's as simple as that! You can choose to have the links emailed immediately, daily, or weekly -- however you choose! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What To Wear: Lollapalooza [Day 1]

Tank: Style Stalker  //  Sunglasses: Valley Eyewear  //  Watch: RumbaTime
Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  //  Shorts: Line & Dot  //  Sandals: Birkenstocks

This weekend, I'm headed to Chicago for my sixth Lollapalooza, and I couldn't be more excited!  The only thing that's giving me a bit of anxiety is [other than my 6:00am flight] is what to wear!?!  This week I'll be sharing my daily outfits as a virtual way of 'talking it out.'  Hopefully this will curb my inevitable tendency to overpack! Is anyone else headed to the Windy City this weekend? 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

Ahhhh!   Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief--it's finally the weekend!  Before, I dive head first into my to-do list this weekend, I wanted to share my favorite things from the week--starting with a cocktail!  [Doesn't everything start with a cocktail?!?]

[1]  My darling friend Erin of Fig + Cotton shared her recipe for the perfect French 75.   This refreshing drink is the perfect way to end a long summer day, plus it's a nice change of pace from that everyday glass of wine.  Be sure to check out her recipe here, and then head over to La Dolce Vita where Erin shares the 12 items that every hostess should have on hand to host a quick and easy 'cocktail party in a pinch!'

[2]  Next on the list: I want to live in this kitchen.  I don't even need the rest of the house [which is equally as fabulous, by the way, check it out here.], I could solely live in the kitchen.  Just throw me a blanket and keep the fridge stocked with wine. I'll be good.  The colors, the brass bar stools, the chandelier--it's loud, it's chic, and it's perfect--for me, anyways. I realize this might be a little 'much' for most people's taste.

[3]  Darby Smart never ceases to please me.  This week's email blast not only linked to some super cute DIY kits to try, but they added in a little Ryan Gosling to get their message across.  I love me some crafting humor...

Check out the project here.
Check out the project here
Check out the project here

That's it!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Interior Inspiration: Bathrooms

As a girl who admittedly likes to 'primp,' I spend a good bit of time in my bathroom perfecting my makeup and attempting to make my hair look as voluminous as possible [I fail 99% of the time--but I digress.]  When spending so much time in a space, it's important for it to be comfortable, purposeful, and for me--beautiful. While my current bathroom isn't ideal, with it's questionable lighting and 'not-quite-my-style' tile, it serves its purpose while I long for the day I can get all gussied up in a bathroom draped in marble with a claw foot tub. Here are few of my favorite bathrooms from around the world wide web, but for more inspirational bathrooms, check out my Pinterest board here!





Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm off to the beach, but before I go, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things from the week!

[1] Last week, I took not one, but TWO of Lauren Essl's calligraphy classes.  She's an amazing teacher and it was so fun to [attempt to] learn something new.  My calligraphy skills are not yet honed well enough for public viewing, but hopefully after some practice I'll at least be able to write my own name.  Hopefully. For class information, be sure to check out her website here.

[2] I loved Martha Lynn Kale's "Trend to Try: Birkenstocks" post this week!  She, along with the help of stylist, Cristina Facundo, and Austin's Etcetera boutique, shared four easy-to-replicate ways to style the trend-of-the-moment Birkenstocks.  I'm digging this look below, but to see more style options, check out her post here.

Photography: Melissa Glynn

[3] How cute is this yarn-wrapped horseshoe from Marley and Alfie?  Lonny Magazine featured them this week, and I'm obsessed!  These would make a great housewarming, adding a little bit of luck [which we could all use] to any space. 

[4] My friend Kara sent me the link to these darling Hidden Quote Pie Plates, and I'm eager to attempt to recreate one!  I love the idea of having a hidden message after that last piece of pie.  [Great...all of this pie talk, and now I want some Royer's!]

[5]  Music festival season is in full swing, and that can only mean one thing: I'm in full outfit-planning mode.  If you follow me on Pinterest, you've probably noticed my incessant pinning of gladiator sandals, bucket bags, and witty graphic tees.  I'm headed to Chicago for Lollapalooza in two weeks, so the search is on for the perfect festival ensemble.  To see what I've found thus far, check out my 'Festival  Gear' board here.  Oh, and stay tuned for Lolla style posts!

Get this Queen Bey shirt here.  You know it's awesome. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Interior Inspiration: Wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way from the days of chickens and sailboats and grape motifs.  Wallpaper today is chic, sophisticated, and all around fabulous.  Unfortunately, the walls in my house are textured, and require too much labor [read: money] to validate having them smoothed and applying wallpaper.  So until I move into my dream home, I'll continue to pine [and pin!] for luxuriously covered walls.  Here are a few of my favorite finds from around the Internet, but for more wallpaper ideas, follow my Pinterest board here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

What I Wore: Summer Scarf

Scarf: Mine Boutique [also here]; Top: Free People; Shorts: Free People; Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Rings: Gorjana; Handbag: Botkier; Shoes: Dolce Vita
Wrap Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot; Spike Bracelet: Stella & Dot; Watch: Michael Kors

101.  That's the temperature today.  In the words of millions of teenage girls everywhere, "I can't even."  Dressing for the oppressive heat is always a challenge, as you want to look chic and put together, yet you need something light and breathable--that's more than a swimsuit. Enter the summer scarf!  Paired with a simple tank and cutoff shorts, this light and airy scarf from Mine Boutique effortlessly takes this casual outfit from simple to stylish.  It can be worn a million different ways [OK, not a million, but a lot], totally transforming any look!  What's your favorite way to wear a summer scarf?