Top: Club Monaco | Denim: MOTHERS | Shoes: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: David Yurman [see widget below], Lily and Laura
Lips: YSL #7 , YSL #205| Clutch: Louis Vuitton
Club Monaco has stolen my heart and the story is quite short. Their styles are chic, neutral and classic with a modern edge, which I love! A few months ago, I fell head over heels for the brand and the rest is history. Today’s post is nothing short of my love for Club Monaco, in an outfit- if that makes sense 😉
This tassel tank is everything you need this summer! At first glance I thought, “That top is wayyy too short for my curvy figure!” But pairing it with these higher waisted, distressed, off white denim pants, quickly assured me that this top is perfect for summer! Tassels have been very in lately and it has taken me a while to jump on the train. I have loved them for quite a while, but finding the right piece has been nothing short of a challenge!
When I paired these two pieces, I just knew it was a good combo! A fun pair of sandals and I am summer ready. Not to mention, I wore this outfit last Saturday to my graduation party and had an absolute blast dancing the night away in this top! A little bubbly, some good tunes and a tassel tank= #bestdancepartyever! Seriously though, the “How to Navigate Live Handbook” should include a section on dancing the night away in your favorite tassel tank top! It’s the best things ever!
I also wanted to quickly mention that these sandals are on MAJOR SALE at Nordstrom!! They are under $50 and are perfect if you are so great at balancing in tall wedges/heels, but still want a little height! They are going to be perfect this summer! I seriously don’t want to take them off!
I know that I will get so much wear out of this top this summer! I just have to figure out how to not wear it to every summer function! lol
What is your favorite tassel piece in your wardrobe?!
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I can honestly say that recipes have easily become one of my favorite types of posts to share! Thankfully, they are generally pretty popular among my readers, so I don’t feel too guilty about sharing them! 😉
As the warmer months approach us, and the sun has began to shine, at least one day per week in Virginia, [seriously, I can’t take another cloudy day], I have been thinking of all of my favorite summer drinks and cocktails. Besides Rosé, the first drink that comes to mind is Lemonade! Lemonade, is a summertime classic that finds itself in the hands of both kids, and adults, during the warmer months of the year!
It’s only fair for me to be up front with you about the way I like my Lemonade. First of all, I love lemonade. But I love home homemade lemonade. When it comes to lemonade, mine has to be homemade, I never order other lemonades when I’m out at a restaurant, or buy them at the store. I like mine best when it’s made at home!
For today’s lemonade recipe, I wanted to switch things up a bit and add a little special touch to my favorite lemonade recipe! Lavender Lemonade is all the rage for this summer, so I wanted to share my easy spin on this recipe! I combined a quick lavender simple syrup with my traditional and easy lemonade recipe, to create the perfect lavender lemonade!
This lemonade is a decadent twist to traditional lemonade to create a more sophisticated adult beverage! It is sweet enough, your kids will love it, or you can add a splash of vodka, or a few sips of champagne, to create a luxurious and refreshing summer cocktail for the adults!
Not only does the drink taste ahhh-mazing, but it’s garnish is so chic! I am head over heels for the lemon and lavender combo, [hence this lavender lemonade recipe], the lavender purple shade and citrus yellow establish the most gorgeous color palette! Add a slice of lemon, a spring of lavender, or both to your drink. You can serve this in a tall class, short class, or in this case a martini glass! Have fun with it, as you can dress it up or down, and it will still taste divine either way!
A decadent summer beverage! Add a splash of vodka, or a few sips of champagne, for a luxurious summer cocktail!
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 3
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 62g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 6 Lemons
- 1 cup Sugar
- 4 cups Water
- 3 tablespoons Lavender or about 8-10 sprigs
- Combine sugar, lavender and 1 cup of water in a small sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently to ensure all sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Remove lavender springs and leaves from syrup.
- Juice 6 lemons into a pitcher.
- Fill pitcher 3/4s full with ice.
- Add three cups of water.
- Add lavender simple syrup.
- Stir until mixture is thoroughly combined.
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Sweater: Club Monaco | Pants: Loft similar | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Bag: Louis Vuitton
Earrings: Baublebar | Bracelets: David Yurman [linked below] | Lipstick: YSL #7
Similar Sweaters: here, here and here
My first week without college obligations is coming to an end and I feel that it’s only appropriate that I mention how ahhh-mazing it has been! I have been able to spend this week blogging, taking photos, responding to emails and making lot’s of preparations for the many events to come in the very near future! At this point, I am feeling very thankful and exhausted.
It seems like I just strolled out of college and into an endless pile of to-do lists, that I managed to have abandoned over the last several weeks, or should I say years? Weddings and home building are no joke, and should not be taken lightly. Thank God I have Jay who holds both of us up when we need it! He is nothing short of wonderful. On the contrary, the star of todays post is my new and favorite sweater from Club Monaco!
Of course, after planning this post, shooting it and writing it out, I cannot find an exact link to this sweater [#justmyluck]. However, I have linked a few very similar options above! You might be thinking, “Why the perfect summer sweater? Summer is hot!” and you have a very valid point. But lately here in VA, I have been wondering if switching from spring to summer slipped mother natures mind?! I’m over here like, “Girl, did you forget something?! It’s a little chilly!” So hopefully she will get the memo soon! Even in the dead of summer, there are many evenings that call for a light sweater with shorts, or if you are dining on the water [my fave!] you may opt for a sweater, rather than a tank top!
For those occasions, having a reliable and lightweight sweater is a must! This one from Club Monaco has given strength to my outfit repetition problem. Basically, I may have worn this weather three times this week, whites kind of problem! It is good for my wallet, maybe not as good for my reputation! haha. For this shoot, I paired it with my almost seersucker style pants from Loft and my Jack Rogers! Beautiful bouquet and your set!
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Do you have a favorite summer sweater?
Happy Friday Friends!
Home Sweet Home!
Things are finally looking like a home around the #futureparlettresidence and we couldn’t be more excited to share another update post! After snapping these pictures I realized that in our last post our Hardie plank had not been installed yet! Needless to say, this post doesn’t share much of the exterior, it mainly focuses on the interior of our home, but I will be sure to share more photos of the exterior [featuring the Hardie Plank and our Enviroshake Roof] very soon!
Boy has the past few months been interesting! Since we last chatted about the house, we have experienced a few holdups, followed by a quick transformation. Between waiting for inspections, fixing a few loose ends and dealing with endless spring rain showers Virginia has been offering, we have been set back about a total of 7 weeks. On the bright side, our trades have worked quickly and efficiently to help reduce our wait time and have brought our vision to life! It’s amazing how each stage of the building process brings about more, and more, excitement than the last stage. I was in complete awe when we began framing, it was like our house became real overnight. We could walk through it and see where rooms would be, what the outside view would be like and just really get a feel of what it would be like living in our house… or so we thought! Rough-ins were interesting and a little nerve racking to be quite honest. I never even thought about how many outlets I would want or which light fixture sizes would go where, and so on. Don’t get me wrong I had an idea of what type of fixtures I wanted, but I had no idea what size the backplate would be, and so on. I realized it was a little hard to base these things off of the framing, but we made it through it!
Things are becoming real [like make you speechless or bring tears to your eyes as to how blessed you are real] now that the insulation is in and sheetrock is almost complete! The insulation really closed the gap on the sizing of the rooms. I am slightly partial when I say I love the insulation, I mean, it’s pink! Who wouldn’t love it? haha. But I have to be honest when I say that insulation has definitely been the most “wowing” factor thus far. It truly took everything to the next level and made the whole house feel so bright! My immediate thought, after wiping a few thankful tears, was “So should we just stick with white paint, or go for a light grey?” I am full force interior design at this point and I am completely wrapped up in spending my time planning for all the interior details! Paint colors, tile, countertops, cabinet colors, hardwood floor stain, and light fixtures-and maybe a few pieces of furniture ;)- are what my daily thoughts consist of! We are both so excited for the next few stages of the process and have already began making our selections.
So to make this somewhat organized and follow the pattern of my second post I figured I would share our updates and what’s coming up next!
Hardie Plank Siding
Garage Concrete Floor
DryWall [almost finished]
Hardwood Floor Installation
Fixtures [lighting and plumbing]
Crown Molding and Trim
As promised, I will have exterior update soon along with a few other fun details that I have planned to share with y’all! If you have any questions or post requests, please let me know. I am so happy of finally have more free time [post grad] to be able to write posts, plan for Timeless Taste and take lot’s of pretty photographs! I have so many excited things coming up very soon that I can’t wait to share with you all!
Don’t forget to check out my other Home Building Posts here, here and here!