Is there any drink more refreshing than a tall glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot day? If you love this summery drink as much as I do, then you have to try my Strawberry Lemonade … it’s even better than the original!
It has been so incredibly hot here in New York lately, and there are no signs of the heat letting up. To compound matters, going into the subway is like stepping into an oven. Needless to say, getting to work without looking like a hot, sweaty mess has been a challenge.
Lucky for me, my office is in the fashion district, so I’ve had plenty of sartorial inspiration for keeping my cool. I’d already been recreating some of these styles on my own, and I thought it would be fun to share how you can “get the look,” too.
What I love about this look is that it’s simple, but the details keep it from being boring. The light, loose fabrics and bare sandals are perfect for a steamy day, too.
Printed pants are really popular this year, and I have been eying this linen-blend pair from Loft for a while. Time to bite the bullet! To get a similar look as the inspiration picture, pair the pants with an easy to wear sleeveless blouse. If your office is cold or conservative, pack a light sweater in your purse.
Simple accessories are where it’s at on sweltering days. A classic handbag, small gold studs, and a detailed bracelet add just enough interest to the outfit. And I love these gold sandals – at least your feet will be cool!
Would you wear this outfit?
P.S. Have you entered my giveaway for an 8×10 canvas print? There’s only a few days left!
I’m so excited to announce my first giveaway at Hello Little Home! I love photography, so when Printcopia offered to partner with me to give one of my readers an 8×10 photo canvas, I jumped at the opportunity.
Printcopia also provided me with an 8×10 photo canvas to review. For my canvas, I chose one of my favorite photos from a trip to Paris last November.
It was a rainy day, and we were doing a little shopping in one of Paris’ many passages couverts. These narrow, covered shopping arcades are so charming and are perfect for window shopping. My husband and I had just come into the passage to avoid a downpour. The shopper walking ahead of us was still carrying her umbrella, and I quickly snapped a picture. I love how the pattern of her umbrella mirrors the floor tiles!
The ordering process was very straightforward. Printcopia offers photo printing to canvas in all the standard sizes, and you can even choose a custom size for something unique. After choosing your canvas size, simply upload a photo from your computer. You can also use a photo from Instagram or Facebook – how cool is that?
Throughout the process, Printcopia offers many options to customize your canvas, such as 3 corner-wrapping options, 2 canvas thicknesses, different photo finishes, and even image retouching. I had edited my photo to have a sepia tint before I uploaded it, by you can get the same effect by choosing the sepia finish.
My finished canvas arrived promptly, and I am so happy with the result. The quality of the print is great, and it looks exactly how I expected. The wood frame is heavy and sturdy, the corners are neat, and I just love the way the photo wraps around the edges of the print.
It’s so nice to have a visual memory of our trip. I had a lot of fun styling the print with my vintage cameras, too!
In addition to photo canvases, Printcopia also offers photo prints (I can’t wait to order some of my Instagram prints!), acrylic prints with a simple and modern finish, framed prints, panoramic prints (perfect for all those iPhone panoramas which are so fun to take!), and even wall decals.
Here’s the best part! You can enter a giveaway to win your own 8×10 photo canvas. The best part is that even if you do not win, Printcopia will still send you a 60% off coupon just for entering!
The 8×10 photo canvas giveaway runs from today through Monday, July 22. Don’t wait, enter today!
Disclosure: Printcopia provided me with a free 8×10 photo canvas to review for this post. I did not receive any compensation from Printcopia, and all opinions are my own.
Friday is here! I hope you had a great week. Mine was pretty hectic work-wise, so some serious relaxation is definitely in order this weekend.
I’m looking forward to kicking up my heals, drinking a little wine, and eating some good food. I’d also love to explore a new neighborhood (one of my favorite things to do) and check out our neighborhood flea market for the first time. We don’t have anything definite planned, so we’ll see what happens!
Here are some of my favorite links I found this week:
The hot weather isn’t letting up here anytime soon. These Creamy Strawberry Coolers look like the perfect way to cool off. Yum!
Or, maybe I will make these Frozen Coconut Mango Pops instead. They look so good!
These DIY Bejeweled Hair Combs look really fun to make, especially if you need a little extra bling in your life!
The Greenwich Hobo from Deux Lux is officially on my shopping list. It comes in a number of great color combinations – my favorite is navy and coral.
I love this simple, but chic outfit for a hot summer day. You can’t beat shorts, stripes, and sandals. And how cute is that bag?
Replace your boring corn on the cob with this Spicy Hoisin and Sesame Glazed Corn.
I would love to try my hand at this DIY Braided Rope Bracelet. It’s perfect for summer!
Do something different with your hair this weekend, like this Grown Up Topsy-Tail. Remember those?!?
I am forever on the hunt for the perfect white t-shirt, so this roundup of the Top Rated White T-shirts is so helpful.
Here’s a great roundup of 50 Low Cal Cocktails. Now you can feel a little less guilty for indulging in a cocktail or two!
Don’t forget to stop by on Monday – I have a great giveaway planned!
Have a great weekend!
Getting organized is a lot easier when you have the right tools. You don’t have to spend a lot either – my favorite organizers for jewelry and accessories all came from the Container Store, Target, or the thrift store.
- When I organized my jewelry, I used a large bulletin board to hold most of my necklaces. I found mine at a thrift store, removed the frame, and covered the board in fabric. This Natural Rococo Cork Board from the Container Store is also a great option. If you want to get fancy, just break out a can of your favorite color spray paint!
- I love these Acrylic Bracelet Stands so much that I have both sizes. The taller stand can also hold short necklaces. Perfect for a tight areas, these stands do not take up a lot of visual space.
- This Acrylic Jewelry Tree (it even has little branches!) is great for holding all of your necklaces. It’s tall and narrow (helpful for small shelves) and has a convenient little tray on the bottom for rings.
- Don’t limit yourself only to organizers meant for jewelry! I love to re-purpose dishes and trays that weren’t meant for jewelry at all, like little sterling silver bowls. The bowls are a dime a dozen at the thrift store, are perfect for holding lip gloss, rings, and watches, and add such a pretty, vintage touch.
- My closet is tiinnnyyyy! That’s why I love this Clear Handbag File from Target. It holds 8 purses in a narrow space (even more if you double up).
- Scarves are so hard to store, which is why this 10-Scarf Hanger from the Container Store is such a lifesaver. I have two, and all of my scarves are neatly organized, and most importantly, I can see each scarf at a glance. I’m a firm believer that if you can see it, then you’ll wear it more often.
- I carry this Target Cosmetics Bag Valet when traveling. It folds up small, holds a lot, and hangs up when you get to your destination. I store earrings and rings in the top section, bracelets and jewelry in the middle part, and toiletries in the lower section. Avoid tangles by placing anything delicate in a small fabric bag or zip lock before you put it in the case.
- This Porcelain Hand Organizers are so cute! I don’t have a ton of rings, but if I did, this stand would be on my shopping list. It can be used to hold short necklaces, too.
- A box to hold small items, such as rings and earrings, or delicate jewelry is a must. I use my mom’s old jewelry box. It holds such great memories for me; I remember sneaking into her room as a kid to try things on. This Light Blue Box (similar) would be perfect if you are going for that Tiffany effect!
So, what do you think? Can you see yourself using any of these items?
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