Paint It Black:

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Sometimes the simplest solution to transitioning a home accessory you already own and don’t love, to one you own and do love, comes down to changing the color.  I moved to our house with two sets of Michael Aram red lacquer coral candlesticks that I previously had in our city apartment.  While I loved the look of them in theory, in actuality they went with nothing in my house.  I sprayed them a matte black which makes them feel brand new to me, but they also now look great on my table and saved me a lot of money!  The trick is to use a permanent spray, and to buy more cans then you think you may need.  Even for small items, to properly cover the surfaces and give them two coats, two cans of spray paint may be required.  Happy transitioning!



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Sharing Is Caring:

It’s that time again!  Shopbop is having another one of its infamous sales, and this time it’s 25% off everything…starting tomorrow morning!  Enter FAMILY25 at check out.  In case you’re wondering what I’ve got my eye on, click on my picks below.








The Everything Pants:






After attending an Old Navy press appointment a couple of seasons ago, I scored what I now view as one of my most versatile pairs of pants.  They’re non-maternity and are just as comfy.  These Drapey Cinched Pants come in various colors (and a print), and a plethora of sizes.  They’re super cute with flats, heels or even a pair of Supergas or Chuck Taylors.  The key for me while being pregnant is that they don’t pinch in the waist, and the bigger my belly gets, the lower I can pull the waist band down–not something you can easily do with other pants!  The icing on the cake is that they’re less than $30 a pop!

Vest: (similar here)/ Pants: Old Navy/ Smoking Slippers: Yosi Samra (updated version here)



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Power Clutch:

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I’m not one to have absolutely nothing on my nails, and for the past two weeks that was me.  I felt a little naked.  This morning in between school drop off, doing some work, a quick workout at the gym, and then school pick up, I managed to squeeze in a 20 minute mani…and it felt good!  I went with Essie’s Power Clutch,  the perfect combo of olive green and charcoal gray.


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Pretty In Pearls:


Pearls are trending right now, which is sort of ironic because they’re the kind of thing that can’t really be trendy because they’re such a classic statement—if that makes any sense?!  But there are ways to modernize the timeless perils from the sea.  I couldn’t help but fall in love with this Gemini Pearl Cuff from Bauble Bar.  The price is certainly right ($32), and it looks awesome stacked with other gold bangles or even worn solo.


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