Friday, November 28, 2014


Here it is my friends! All the sales fit to print…

ASOS - 30% off with code: TGIBF

BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off one full-priced item code: BRFIFTY // 40% off site wide code: BRFORTY

BAUBLEBAR - 15% off two items with code: FRIDAY15 // 35% off 4+ items with code: FRIDAY35

BLOOMINGDALES - 50% off a selection site wide

C.WONDER - 40% off everything

CALYPSO ST. BARTH - 30% off everything and an additional 50% off sale with code: PINK30

CLUB MONACO - 30% off cashmere

COLE HAAN - 30% off almost everything

DESIGN DARLING - 20% off with code: MANYTHANKS

DVF - 40% off select styles and 15% off site wide the code: FRIDAY15

FRYE - Spend $400+ get a $100 gift card 

FURBISH STUDIO - 20% of all orders of $75+ with code: HOLLADAY

GAP - 50% off sitewide with code: BLKFRIDAY

GRAY MALIN - 30% off all prints with code: GOBBLE30

J.CREW - 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping with code: HOLIDAY

JOIE - 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS

JONATHAN ADLER - 20% off everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY

LEDBURY - 35% off all shirts today

LORD AND TAYLOR - extra 20% off almost everything and up to 50% off women's boots with code: THANKS 

LULU & GEORGIA - spend $250 get 20% off with code: PUMPKINPIE20

MADEWELL - 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON

NORDSTROM - up to 40% off select products 

OLD NAVY - 50% off everything

OTTE NEW YORK - extra 40% off sale with code: BLACKFRIDAYEA

PINHOLE PRESS - 25% off everything with code: PHOTO25

PIPERLIME - 25% off sitewide with code: THANKFUL25

REBECCA ATWOOD - 25% off with code: 2014CYBERMONDAY25

REBECCA TAYLOR - 30% off sale items and dresses 

REVOLVE - select items up to 80% off

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - up to 60% off select styles

SCOOP NYC - 25% off sitewide + free shipping 

SHOPBOP - 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1,000 with code: GOBIG14

SOLE SOCIETY - 30% off all footwear

THE MITTEN STATE - 20% off everything

THE ZHUSH - 25% off al purchases with code: BFRIDAY25

THEORY - 40% off sitewide 

TOMS - 25% off everything with code: CHEER

TOPSHOP - 30% off select products

URBAN OUTFITTERS - additional 25% off all sale online, 50% off all sale in-stores

WAITING ON MARTHA - free shipping

WEST ELM - up to 25% off, decorative boxes 20% off with code: SUPERSALE


Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Despite the weather reporters' dramatic exclamations about Nor'easters, we were able to make it home last night. For the record, I was determined not to cry if we got stuck in New York, but I'm sure I would have so thankfully I was spared that public embarrassment. It was a Thanksgiving miracle and I'm feeling incredibly grateful to spend the weekend with my family. Hope you're all relaxing and spending time with family and friends today. 

Check back in tomorrow for what my best friend calls the "most important holiday of the year." There will be a full Black Friday sale guide for all of your shopping desires. 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Christmas and Hanukkah have come early this year my friends because The Mitten State, purveyors of the softest t-shirts on the planet, is finally selling University of Michigan gear. 

Oh you went to Ohio State? 

Cough, cough my little brother. 

I have nothing to offer you here. 

If you're wondering what to buy me for Christmas, this is your answer. 


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cole Haan x New York City Ballet

Have you seen the new Cole Haan collaboration with the New York City Ballet? I love the little ribbon detail on the back of this pair. They would be so pretty with skinny black pants and a white blouse. 


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Monday, November 24, 2014


Ash curated. Mike approved. 

Be sure to check out a few extra ideas below (these have been particularly popular among our friends). 


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Smattering

Happy Saturday my friends!

Here are a few links for your perusal...

Is exercise the new religion?

Thanksgiving recipes from each state.

Six ways to make your home smell like Christmas.

A stunning 600 square foot apartment.

From the archives, a Thanksgiving outfit idea.

Foster Hunting is one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram. Now he has a book!

A great DIY gift idea.

Enjoy 30% off and free shipping over $100 with C.Wonder's friends and family sale (I love these slippers).

Have you heard of The Skimm? I just signed up! It's a daily e-mail newsletter that breaks down the top news stories. Here is an example of yesterday's letter. It's a quick and easy way to stay informed.

In case you missed it…

A new way to buy art.

How to get custom furniture on a budget.

A Central Park photo shoot.

And gift guides for kids and your hostess.


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Friday, November 21, 2014


John Robshaw MAHOUT, MULTI

I'm going to let you in on a really good designer secret. Are you ready? The Ballard Designs custom upholstery service or COM. What is COM you ask? It stands for customer's own material and it means that their furniture can be covered in any fabric of your choosing. One of the things that makes interior designer's work look so special, is that many of the pieces they use are one-of-a-kind. Ballard allows you to get that same look without spending a fortune.

When we were starting to decorate our bedroom, we knew we wanted to do a custom headboard. We toyed with the idea of doing one out of raw wood but ultimately had a flaky carpenter and decided to go in another direction. One afternoon, I was scrolling through ebay when I found this fabric by John Robshaw.

Ballard Designs Custom Upholstery Service, Ballard Designs Custom Upholstered Kate Headboard,

I had admired it before and was thrilled to find it at an amazing price. I ordered ten yards (the amount Ballard needed to upholster the headboard) without getting a sample. This is SUPER risky and not something I recommend doing. When it came it was a bit creamier than I had remembered, but I now had ten yards so it was time to commit. (I eventually realized that it's good thing it's a bit off-white because it won't show dirt as easily).

Ballard requires that the fabric come on a bolt (and thankfully I bought enough that the ebay seller was willing to oblige) and the people at FedEx nicely re-packed it for me in a ski bag. I sent it off and along with my order for the Kate headboard.

The Kate is a go-big or go-home shape and it's not for everyone. I have had clients in the past who have passed on it for fear that it was overpowering. However, as I've mentioned, we have fairly high ceilings so I knew our room could handle it. Plus, unless you have a really low bed, a box spring, mattress and pillows quickly add up and suddenly the Kate's height (68") doesn't seem like a big deal. There's no point in getting a custom headboard that's any smaller because people would never even see it.

Here are some inspirational images that I had in mind…
Ashley Whittaker


Now for the bedding. It's not fully zhushed yet, but we ordered this coverlet from Furbish (pom poms of course) and I'm delighted to say that it looks amazing. I'm still figuring out what to do with sheets and the duvet. I could go for just a quilt, but Mike can't live without a duvet (and I'm sure he's really glad I shared that with you). I'm excited to see what Biscuit has next season (this photo looks promising) and I will keep you updated on our progress!


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