BEDROOM MAKEOVER INSPIRATION

Lovelies, our bedroom is looking so sad. At one point in time, our bedroom felt like a sanctuary that I was always so happy to spend time in it. However, this year has taken it's toll and I think it is time for a SUMMER PROJECT! So I am about to start the redecoration process. The walls are staying navy blue --- and the bedding will always remain white! But I think it's time to clean it up, clear out a lot of the excess stuff, and make the room bright, airy, and add a bit more whimsy! Do you have any suggestions for getting rid of stuff? I'm terrible at letting things go!

Take a look at The Lust List --- then let me know your tips in the comments below! 


THE LUST LIST

These are a few things I am lusting over right now --- a bit of an inspiration board! Click any item for purchasing information!

THE LOOKS OF CHARLESTON

This past week, Craig and I went down to Charleston for a few days to relax and reconnect before work gets crazy for us later this fall. I had heard so much about how beautiful Charleston was and since I was already meeting my family for our traditional summer vacation in Hilton Head, SC the following week --- the timing just made so much sense.

I am putting together a City Guide for Charleston as we speak, but here are my outfit details from the week to hold you over until all of the food and entertainment recommendations you can handle! But really --- who knew how much of a foodie town Charleston is?!??! I ate so much Craig had to roll me back to the hotel every night! Thank god for flowy dresses....

This Mara Hoffman dress (via Rent the Runway) is probably one of my favourite pieces I have ever worn! Not only is the dress stunning --- I mean look at it --- But it has pockets! POCKETS! Everyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for pockets and this dress is giving me a bold print, lots of comfy breathable fabric, and deep pockets for hiding little treats! This dress is pure goddess goodness.  

I am a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan -- but sometimes struggle with the bold patterns. The breezy stunning pieces with bright bold colors just don't always work with my aesthetic. So when I found the Blossom Dress two years ago I HAD to have it. Unfortunately, they don't make this dress anymore but I found one avail HERE on eBay. Snatch it up --- you won't be sad you did! And also...POCKETS! Just know, this dress does have a built in corset and it can get very tight throughout the day in the heat. I for sure had to do a mid-day change into something a bit more breezy!

My go to look in the summer is a long pleated skirt and a 50's inspired faux crop-top. I just tie my favourite shirt up to the height I need it to be...show the smallest bit of skin...and through a fabulous hat on. When I walk out the door I feel sexy and totally chic. This JCrew chambray is the most lightweight and durable shirt for the summer. I somehow never sweat in it. I also live in this skirt from ZARA which is unfortunately no longer available, but you can find similar skirts HERE and HERE. And the hat is available for only $15 at H&M. 

Ladies this pajama set only costs $25 from H&M. I literally wear it every night and can't get enough. The fabric is light and airy and oh so very cute! Get a set before they sell out! They are perfect for breakfast in bed ;) 

This dreamy dress is from the cutest little shop called The Impeccable Pig. The shop is a cute little boutique that I found in downtown Charleston, but they have locations all over the place and an online boutique. They have great jewlery and  fun pieces that you can mix and match!  I also found an amazing new necklace there that I will be wearing all the time!

WEDDING WEEKEND WARDROBE

I love a summer wedding! I really really do! It is pretty ironic because while I am in a domestic partnership with the most wonderful man, I'm not really sure that I want to have a big traditional wedding. But you better believe I love celebrating with my friends and dancing until my feet can't move anymore! I'm also the luckiest lady because my dapper man LOVES to cut a rug and has zero fear on the dance floor! 

This past weekend I went to Madison, WI to celebrate my old camp friend George and his beautiful new bride Ruth. Their wedding was full of lovely details, elegant flowers, and a doughnut cake --- basically it was a swoon worthy Pintrest board come to life! 

There were tons of wedding weekend events that all needed different looks! A fun Fourth of July themed rehearsal picnic (with a surprise ice-cream truck!), the beautiful country club wedding, and a delicious dinner with friends! Luckily, Rent the Runway hooked me up with some beautiful dresses for each occasion! 

I started the weekend festivities with this amazing Cynthia Steffe dress -- which I loved! The extra flow fabric came in hand when I decided to eat that extra veggie burger...and then the ice cream truck turned the corner! I ate all the things and still felt awesome!!! 

This Halston Heritage dress is so fabulous! I felt like I had stepped out of Mad Men and into the past! I felt like a modern day Audrey Hepburn for sure --- which you know I loved! How perfect was this country club's facade? It made for a perfectly retro shoot! 

This nha khanh is quite the statement! It made me feel like dancing all night long! It was the perfect dress for dinner with friends --- I felt fabulous and dressed it down with a ponytail and simple heels. The great thing about this dress however, is that it could easily be dressed up for any formal occasion!

Thank you so much Rent the Runway for these beautiful dresses! While this post was sponsored the opinions expressed are my own!