Little Luxuries

and they're all under $100!

I was glad to hear from a few of you that you really enjoy these type of roundup posts, so I thought I’d bring back an oldie but goodie: Little Luxuries! The volume of summer sales happening right now is unreal, but even beyond that, I scouted out a bunch of fun finds that all clock in under $100. Ready?

 

Is it just me or are there so many dresses out there right now that are TOTAL steals? I recently got this one from Shopbop (which was already a great price at $62, and is now on sale further, though with limited sizing). I was really pleased with the fit and quality — thinking I’ll wear it to a wedding later this summer.

I’ve been on a bit of a mission to find “dupes” of my fave beauty products. For example, I absolutely LOVED Susanne Kaufmann’s Hyaluron Serum, but having just ran out of it, I wondered if I could find a similar product that wasn’t quite so expensive. I am trying out this brand I found on Amazon (that’s literally 8 times LESS expensive) to see if the results are the same. Similarly, I mixed up a batch of homemade toner this weekend, using witch hazel, rosewater, and some other fun botanicals (and metallics, actually! Colloidal silver FTW). I’m going to give it a try for a couple weeks and see how I like it. If it’s good, I’ll share the “recipe” with you, and why I picked each ingredient. It’s kinda fun DIYing some of these beauty products at home!

Oh! One thing I should mention. When I was putting this post together, I had spotted these cool chain link gold bookends. But as I hunted around, I actually found them at one of my favorite home decor shops, High Street Market, for even less at $78! Poking around on decor sites has taken on new significance lately. — I’ve been working on a big home decor project with my mom. She is redecorating most of her house, and asked for my help to select an interior designer, get the project going, help her gather inspiration, all that stuff. Neither of us have ever worked with a designer in this capacity before, and it’s been really fun to see similarities in my own business processes, and frankly, how little I know about managing an interior design budget (ha!). Have you ever worked with an interior designer on a big project? Any tips for us?

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend (if you took Monday off!). I have no idea what day it is, but my calendar says it’s Thursday, so I’ll take it.

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  1. 7.6.17

    As an interior designer, I’d love to weigh in with a few tid bits for a smooth project! I imagine many of these carry over into your line of work – or really any creative field. It goes without saying that you want to find someone whose portfolio resonates with you, but you’ll be working closely together so personality is also important. The process should be fun, not stressful or intimidating. Finding someone you’re comfortable with is so important. Be up front with your budget. If you’re not sure how to begin establishing one, ask your designer for help. Based on the scope of work and aesthetic you’re after they’ll be able to give you a reasonable idea of what you can expect to spend and how best to allocate funds. Lastly, trust your designer and don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone – it’s their job to take your vision to the next level. Often it’s the pieces clients were a little unsure about at first that they end up loving the most when they see how everything works together.

    Best of luck with the project to you and your mom!

  2. 7.6.17
    Alexandra said:

    Love this! Gm reverie for the win- my new fave!

  3. 7.7.17
    Shirsha said:

    That gold chain bookend is so unusual – what a fab find!

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