Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Accesories on Sale

Until midnight tonight, Neiman Marcus has 30% off all home items (no coupon code needed). Quite a few Lilly Pulitzer items are included in the sale, including some that are relatively new. Since Lilly very rarely goes on sale online, this is a great deal! It looks like shipping is free from Neiman Marcus so even better!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

Printed Large Pick Me Up Pouch
I love these fun pouches that have some of the Lilly 5x5 drawings on them. They are great for travel, which is good because I have a few trips coming up this summer! All of the designs are cute but the Dripping in Jewels one is definitely my favorite!

Hotty Pink Resort Tote
I love this beautiful tote with the fun flamingo design. It's normally $138 but now it's on sale for $96.60! The colors are so pretty and this is great for summer!

Happy Hour Straw Wristlet
I love using wristlets and clutches when going out so it limits the amount of stuff I end up carrying (and inevitably prevents my husband from asking me to put his phone, camera, iPad, keys, etc.- does anyone else's husband do this or is it just mine?). The straw is perfect for summer and is a nice neutral. At $61.60, it is a no brainer!

Trunk Show Cosmetic Bag and Phone Wristlet
This is one of my favorite prints. I have this makeup bag and the Sloane dress in this print.

Colony Printed Cosmetic Bag
I know I need another cosmetic bag about as much as I need another hole in my head (I got ridiculously lucky and was able to buy one of the Lilly for Target makeup bags a week early!) but I just love the print and colors here. Maybe I will get it as a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law since I know she loves Lilly.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Our Patio!

I realize that this sounds silly to most people, but growing up in Manhattan, my family never had neither the need nor the space for patio furniture. We had a fire escape but you are not allowed to sit out on there or keep things on there. (Of course in the winter when you have company over, a fire escape doubles as a drink fridge. Don't ask me how I know this.) Therefore, in my mind, to some extent, having patio furniture was like the ultimate status symbol. When we moved to Germany, we had a small backyard area that was shared with the family who lived downstairs and in the house behind ours. It wasn't huge but it was big enough to hold a grill, a table and chairs, and a clothesline (very European! to this day, I don't put most of my clothes in the dryer). We bought two soccer mom chairs before a concert, and brought those downstairs along with a metal Ikea table. Our landlord had a hideous plastic white table with matching chairs down there that we sometimes used. I became obsessed with getting patio furniture. It was a Goldilocks endeavor. Everything was too big, too small, to expensive, too modern, too pink. We gave up at some point and just decided to put the money towards seeing Jimmy Buffett play in Paris. A decision we both agreed was the much wiser expenditure in the long run.

When we were apartment searching down here, my one big requirement was that it have a balcony or patio. After spending some time looking for the perfect furniture for it, we both kept coming back to this one. We bought it the other day while it is still on 15% off on Cartwheel and I combined it with a 10% off coupon that I got for forwarding my mail and I got it for an absolute steal! I'm not normally a huge fan of chevron stuff, but I thought this rug looked really cute with it so I went ahead and bought that too.
The whale pillow is from Kirklands. They also have an adorable reversible pillow with whales on it that I will probably go back for either this weekend or next weekend. I also want to get a cute sign to hang on the wall, but I am so thrilled with how it came out. We spent all last night sitting out there and playing Uno. If only it wasn't Passover, we would have loved to have some drinks out there. I told Terry he needs to get me these wine glasses for outside.