What I’m Loving Right Now

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Best Of post, so here are a few things I’m loving right now:

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Shoes I’m loving right now:

Jack Rogers Marbella Sandal

Seychelles Impatient Boot

I don’t own this, but I want it. Bad. It’s such a grown up girl purse, and I feel at 30 years old it’s about time for me to graduate from Old Navy to grown up girl purses, right?

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote

The two items of makeup I wear everyday (and usually the only makeup items I wear):

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara

-Basically anything from Page 6, including this cute Emma top

-Jess Lively’s Intention Tattoos. When I catch myself staring at my phone when I’m with other people, I remind myself to be present. I turn my phone over so I’m not tempted to look at it every 2.5 seconds. It’s a daily habit to practice being present and mindfulness, and I think these intention tattoos are a great reminder. (Image taken from here.)

Just a reminder, I won’t be posting about interior design on this blog anymore. Anything interiors related will be on juliedanieldesign.com.

That’s all for now!

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*Some links may be affiliate links, but they are all products I either use, want and/or love.

Pink + White

The Cherry Blossoms reached their peak this past weekend, which means there is a lot of pink + white across the region. I’m moving to California in a few weeks, so I’m trying to savor the changing seasons + the little things I know I will miss here in metro DC. On my bucket list is: Georgetown Cupcake (the Bethesda location, because there is no way I’m dealing with the Georgetown location tourist madness), Gravelly Point (been there a gazillion times, but it’s my favorite), and to eat as much BBQ as possible because I’m scared they won’t have legit Carolina/Virginia BBQ in California (Texas BBQ does not count).

Here’s a little inspiration board of pink + white home accessories.

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Pink Cacti from Artfully Walls

Pink Mosaic Wastebasket from Furbish

Pig from Stray Dog Designs

Small Rectangular Lacquer Tray from West Elm

Teak Step Stool from Serena & Lily

Poppy Floral Tea Caddy Lamp from Furbish

Chateau Rug from Anthropologie

Tini IV Accent Table in Pink from Oomph via Domino

Pink Birds from Natural Curiosities via Domino

Here are some other inspiration boards I have made. What color should I do next?

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A podcast I listen to, Around the Table, has a segment called “Read, Watch, Listen, Follow.” I thought it would be a fun idea to start doing this as well at the end of posts, instead of “Best Of” posts I have previously been doing.

Read: Houzz Design Dictionary

Watch: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Hashbrown no filter)

Listen: The Lively Show (my all time favorite podcast)

Follow: I Have This Thing with Floors on Instagram

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Check out my latest post, Spring Design Reads on The DC Ladies

Have a good week!

Julie

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Spring Has Sprung

Happy Monday! It’s sunny out and today is opening day for Major League Baseball which makes me a very happy lady. Here’s a rainbowy inspiration board of furniture and decorative accessories from around the web to brighten your day (not to all be used in one room [unless you want a seizure]). I love doing these collages–I already have a green one, I think I might continue making them in other colors.

(I also have a few more inspiration boards/collages on The DC Ladies. Check them out here.)

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Other things I’m loving from around the interwebs: Should I Wash My Hair Today? Flowchart il_570xN.578269029_fyqk Kate Winslet Titanic Costume Test: (that phone in the second pic!)

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Have a great week!

Julie

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Here’s what I’m loving this week–going to share it in non-collage format. Makes it a little more straightforward to comment on each thing:

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Joan’s Corn Toaster Muffins– The other day at Whole Foods I met Joan herself, who was handing out samples of her gluten free toaster muffins. I was about to say no immediately upon hearing the words ‘gluten free’, because I love me my gluten, y’all. I’m naturally a little wary of gluten free products, but YUM these are good corn muffins.  I ended up buying a pack, and they don’t disappoint. Not a paid advertisement, I just really liked them! And I love supporting a woman-owned, small business!

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Clear Clinic Laboratories Vanished Clear Spot Treatment– The other day when out to drinks with a friend at a dimly lit restaurant, she let me know I had something on my face, food she thought. T’was actually a big fat zit, thanks for pointing that out. I have to admit, taking off my makeup at the end of the day and properly moisturizing/ tonerizing it (I know I made that word up), is such a drag, so sometimes I just do the bare minimum and end up zitty.  I like this spot treatment, it’s better than any I’ve tried so far. I found out about it through my Ipsy membership. I’m finding that with each monthly box, both Ipsy and Birchbox, I find one product I really love, which makes it worth it to keep up the subscriptions even though I have beauty samples coming out my ears. Again, not getting any money for plugging this (or any product on here).

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 Jack Rogers Wedges– I saw a girl wearing a similar pair of Jack Rogers wedges the other day, and gosh darn it they were cute. Definitely going on my wish list.

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Gap Ultra Skinny Pants– These pants are my jam, y’all. I heard about them from Nicole at Making it Lovely, and man are they a great pair of pants. Just an overall great fit, and I always get tons of compliments when I wear them. Great wardrobe basic.

My sister has a new foster dog, Bagel. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested in adopting him, check out his profile page. Here is a cute video she put together of him!

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Have a great Thursday, all!

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Happy Tuesday!  Here’s what I’m loving this week:

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City Gold White Gold Shadow and Highlight Mousse– I find having to apply eye shadow with a brush a total chore, so I like that I can apply this with my finger (although you probably are supposed to use a brush, but I’m a rule breaker).  This eye shadow is really light and fluffy so it’s fun to apply.  I found it through my Ipsy subscription.  (I love a good subscription, I get Birchbox as well.)

Flavor Paper Wallpaper– Funky, fun wallpaper.  Check them out.

Iced Coffee– I use The Pioneer Woman’s recipe, except I use espresso beans to make it a latte.  They have been my lifeblood this summer.  I also half the recipe and use 1/2 pound of beans and 8 quarts to make it a little less unwieldy to make (more wieldy?).

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer– Another Ipsy find.  It gives your skin a shimmery glow.  Two thumbs up.

Madewell Transport Tote– I do not own this, but I would like to.  Love a good tote.

That’s all for this week.  Check out my latest post on The DC Ladies and say hi on Twitter.  Have a good one!

 

 

 

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Here’s what I’m loving this week:

East Coasters by Reed Wilson Design- Etsy & Nordstrom have started a partnership, and there is nothing about this I don’t love. Nordstrom? Love it, please scatter my ashes in the Tysons location. Etsy? Support independent artists? Yes, please!  In addition to East Coasters, they have North, West, and Gulf Coasters.

Gold Bobby Pins from H&M– Since pretty much the day I got bangs last fall (aka the biggest mistake of 2013), I have been trying to grow them out.  I love these bright gold bobby pins to hold my hair back- they are prettier than the normal brown ones you get at the drug store.

Råskog kitchen cart from IKEA- I use it as my bedside table.  What I love about it: the beautiful blue/ green color, the fact that there are no drawers so it can’t turn into a dumping ground for junk- everything is out in the open so I have to keep it tidy.  I love the utilitarian look, it is a nice contrast next to the softness of fabric on a bed.  I think it’s a handy little cart that could work in the bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, etc.

In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z– I love this encyclopedia of decorative accessories and furniture.  It’s my new bedtime reading.

There’s a Colonial Woman on the Wing T-shirt– This is my most popular pin on Pinterest.  If you don’t know what this is referring to, I’m sorry.

Also, not pictured, but this lovely Florida home by the fabulous Ashley Whittaker.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie

Movies I Could Watch Over And Over

I almost feel like people are going to roll their eyes when reading this post, because duh, I think most people would agree that 3 out of 4 of these movies are movies that anyone could watch over and over.  (I know not everyone gets Bridesmaids, which I don’t get).  I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love Father of the Bride?  I have yet to meet anyone that does not like that movie or Steve Martin.

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This is hands down my favorite movie of all time.  I am now on my 3rd DVD, I’ve burned (burnt?) out the first 2 copies by watching them over and over.

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My bosom buddy Allison and I text each other quotes from FOTB daily.  It’s probably 90% of our communication.

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You’ve Got Mail

Whenever fall rolls around I begin to crave You’ve Got Mail.  And winter.  And spring.  It makes me happy to learn that Mindy Kaling loves it as much as I do.

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Bridesmaids

Where to even begin.  It makes me laugh out loud every. single. time.  This is another one my friend Allison and I quote to each other daily.  The airplane scene has to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

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When Harry Met Sally

This is one I’ve only discovered and grown to love in the past few years.  What do you think, can men and women really, truly just be friends?

“You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you.”

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Lucille Ball

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I love Lucille Ball.  One of my favorite memories of my grandma is lying in her bed at night when I would visit her and we would watch I Love Lucy.  For some reason I associate this memory with Vicks Vaporub.  I think she was really into it and would always put it on our chests even if we weren’t sick.  Anyways, when I think of her Vicks is the first thing that pops into my mind.  But that’s neither hear not there.  Back to Lucille.

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Really, who doesn’t love her and the show?  There’s not much one can say.  She’s an American Icon.  Here are a few favorite images of her.

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“Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” -Lucille Ball

This Fall

I usually dread summer ending and Fall starting because that means cold weather is just around the corner, and I am no fan of cold weather.  But this year something is different, I don’t know if it’s because it was hot a blazes this summer or what, but for the first time I’m really looking forward to fall.  You can kind of smell if coming in the air.

Here are some things I’m excited about this fall:

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is being released October 30.  I love her blog and can’t wait to read the thing cover to cover.

 

 

You’ve Got Mail.  This is one of my favorite movies of all time and I love watching it every Fall because it reminds me of the Fall.  (By the way, Rest in Peace Nora Ephron.  Such a brilliant lady.  Some of my favorite movies are Nora Ephron movies… Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally…)

 

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice.  Which I just found out is available all year long, but can you imagine drinking it in May?  Ew.  It’s perfect on a chilly fall/ winter day.

 

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Besides that….. A new wardrobe.  My beloved boots.  Tights.  Long sleeve shirts that cover my jiggly arms.  That fall smell that’s in the air.  Boots, boots, boots, boots.  I really love boots.