Carolyne Roehm’s Green Goddess
Labor Day, for most, is the unofficial end of summer… which means it’s time to party and say farewell in style! There’s a wistful feeling in the air – did we do everything we could to capture the effervescence of a bright, sunny day? Did we swim enough, read enough, lounge around enough, spend enough time with our family? Summer is a time to let go, be real,
drink a lot, enjoy the fruits of nature and the warmth of the rays. And sadly, the weeks fly by, unlike the gray months of winter which seem to just drag on and on…
Country Green and White
Backyard barbecues and beach picnics are being planned so we thought we’d share some of our favorite end of summer table settings. We’re inspired by the rainbow hued zinnias and dahlias that abound at our local farmer’s market so you know those will take center stage on our weekend table.
Breezy Blue and White
While we’re saying goodbye to summer, we’re also saying hello to fall and we love this Dr. Seuss quote which pretty much sums up how we feel to perfection: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Pastels on the Beach
Wishing you all a fun and festive weekend. Let us know what you’re up to!
Photo: green table, green and white table, rustic romantic table, blue and white table, pink table, and pastel table
Dolce & Gabbana
If you read last Friday’s post, you know we’re looking forward to some fall layering (in time!) so why not continue the trend and look at some fashionable frocks that made a big impression on the runway this spring. Pretty floral prints aren’t just for summer – these beautiful designs are a great way to make a botanical statement as the weather cools. The dress and coat above would put a smile on our faces even in the dead of winter and the printed shearling below looks so cozy, doesn’t it?
Geometric floral shapes gives this pastel coat a modern feel…
while an embroidered muff is a must for an opulent outfit.
Even darker shades get a lift from floral patterns…
so why not go floral from head to toe!
Photos: D & G, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Tory, Dior and Valentino
Pucci – Printed Silk Top
Tory Burch – Jameson Thong
Racquel – Crochet Cover Up
Tory Burch – Madura One Piece
Gucci – Raffia Sun Hat
Sugar – Lip Treatment SPF 15
We’re packing our bags and heading south right after Christmas to warm our toes on a Mexican beach (even though we’re suppose to get temps in the high 50’s this weekend.) Saying goodbye to cold days and gray slush won’t be too hard and we’re looking forward to wearing something lighter and brighter than long underwear and ski parkas. Beach cover-ups are a must (these bodies aren’t getting any younger!) as are the sun hat and SPF. Come to think of it, perhaps it’s not too late to wrap these up and put them under the tree!
Are you off to exotic places next week or staying close to home with family and friends? We’d love to hear about your holiday plans!
P.S. Speaking of exotic locales, it’s not too late to enter our giveaway of a signed copy of Tom Scheerer Decorates… Click here for details!
Photo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Anthropologie - Paean Flats
After a long weekend of cleaning out closets, we’re so ready for a day of shopping and wish we had a fairy godmother who could wave her magic wand and POUF!, the perfect fall fashions would fall from the sky to complement our basically black (and sometimes gray) wardrobe.
Tory Burch - Audra Dress
But all we have is each other, and while that’s a good thing most of the time since we’re brutally honest (“When are you ever going to wear that?!”), we tend to be a bit conservative when it comes to color.
Mary Katrantzou - Exotic Vines Cashmere Scarf
Bijoux Heart - Cristal de Corail Pedant
So this time, we’re vowing to add some of the beautiful jewel and spice tones we’ve been seeing in the pages of fashion magazines this fall and get out of our black (and sometimes gray) rut!
J. Crew - Cafe Capris
Tell us… where do you shop for fall fashion and do you shop solo or with a friend?
Milly - Suzanne Yoke Top
P.S. For more Fall Faves, click on over to our guest post at Pretty Pink Tulips!
For those of you who are spending some time at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, this summer and need a little time away from all the luxuries the hotel has to offer, just down the road and next to the best coffee in town (brewed hourly by Betsy at Watch Hill Coffee Company) is Ocean House Home.
Ocean House Home
Housed in what was once an antique brick firehouse, Ocean House Home is now the new shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for a perfect hostess gift, have to have the latest in swimwear or just need to spruce up your home or wardrobe, this is the place!
Home Accessories Galore!
Lovely Living Topiaries and Lilly Pulitzer Swimwear
With lovely luxuries like Balbianello cashmere wraps, Patricia Spratt Home table linens and Seda France candles and room fragrances, who go wrong?
Fabulous Fragrance and Snappy Shoes
And let’s not forget the latest fashions by Tory Burch, Elizabeth McKay, Manuel Canovas and Lilly Pulitzer with Meg Carter jewelry to accessorize in style!
Tennis or Golf Anyone?
If tearing yourself away from the serene and elegant atmosphere of the Ocean House hotel is too much trouble – you’re in luck! Ocean House Home also has a boutique in the lobby. So get your credit cards out, girls, and let’s go shopping!
Ocean House Home Boutique
Photos from your truly