A few favorites for Friday. above and below!

40% off new arrivals at J.Crew Factory this weekend through Sunday! This little capsleeve top is perfect for summer with some distressed denim or a flowy white skirt. I have a white eyelet top from here that I bought a few summers ago and wear all the time — this one is super similar and only $41! I have this gingham blouse and it’s an absolute closet staple — snag it while it’s on sale!

My favorite curling wand is on sale for $39 (normally $149!!) this weekend with code MERRICK39. I use the 32mm magic wand to achieve my loose curls. Hurry and snag one while they’re on sale, I promise you’ll love it. 

Get 25% off your purchase of $75 or more from H&M with code 3302 through Sunday! I loved their maternity pieces (I lived in this top for the last two months of my pregnancy), but they also have lots of good non-maternity pieces. This striped button up is so chic and classic and only $13!  This one is also so pretty and only $25. Ok, one more button up — loving this checkered one

Anthropologie has an additional 40% off sale items right now! Love this polka dot dress. This striped pullover and this striped tee are both so perfectly basic and would be easy to dress up or dress down. Also loving this navy jumpsuit — so fun for summer!

Studded boots are a fun way to add some edge to your outfit, and I’m especially loving them with summer dresses. So unexpected and edgy! All the ones I’ve seen are super expensive, so I’m loving these ones that are under $60!



  1. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love those jeans! I totally need to get a good pair of distressed ones!


  2. Channa says:

    Can you share what color is the lipstick? For some reason my browser defaults to not showing the color. Thanks!!

  3. Erin says:

    I totally bought the hat!! I’ve been on the hunt for a good straw hat and this one exceeds my expectations!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hilary Pfefferman says:

    Those jeans are my favorite! Can’t wait to rock them again after I have my baby this summer 🙂 Love your style

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1. I’ve been living in this hairstyle lately…it was perfect on my seven day unwashed hair (maybe I shouldn’t have admitted that).

2. Choosing the right necklace for your neckline. Definitely a guide I should have on hand every time I get dressed…it would save me a lot of time.

3. Ever since MaskCara wrote a post about The Perfect Tan sunless tanner, I’ve been itching to try it. Anyone tried it with success (or not)?

4. I have a J.Crew gift card burning a hole in my pocket. Should I buy this white panama hat? I need your advice.

5. Speaking of advice, did you weigh in on my instagram vote the other day?

6. I’m working on a list of sewing tutorials and projects to work on over the next few months, including a dip-dyed sundress and a madewell sweatshirt dress. Is there a particular project you’re interested in seeing on here? (I can’t guarantee your suggestion will be chosen, but I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration!)

7. Next weekend B turns four and it’s blowing my mind that I’ll have a child that old. We’re heading off to San Diego for a little getaway and I cannot wait for some uninterrupted family time!

Happy Friday!

watercolor: woking girl designs (purchase here)



  1. Les says:

    Can't wait for those tutorials! I am new to sewing and find your tutorials so easy to follow. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  2. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Just looked through your sewing inspiration board on Pinterest. I would love to see a tutorial on the scalloped hem tank posted there!

  4. Grace Marie says:

    okay I DID totally get that tanning stuff! Blame it on 3am. I really like it a lot! it works well (but be sure to get the glove!!!! reallllllly important) and I use the face stuff every 4-5 days before bed with some serum — and it looks really subtle and natural (in my opinion!)

  5. Catherine says:

    Super excited to see your upcoming sewing tutorials. Both sound my style! Have a great weekend!

  6. StephNav says:

    I LIVE in my Madewell sweatshirt dress – always wished they made it in more colors. Can't wait for your tutorial!!!

  7. Kelsi says:

    YES on the hat! I love it so so much.
    Tutorial idea–do you have any ideas for our husband's sweaters or old dress shirts? Like a way to take them in and make them a little more feminine, but still have that "boyfriend" look? My husband has a ton that are beautiful and in good shape but that he just doesn't want anymore. I can't seem to come up with any ideas for them, though.

  8. Will you be posting your track pant tutorial? I've already bought 2 pairs that I want to live in every day, but I'd really love to make a couple of my own!

  9. Team Jacob says:

    I never did understand why people washed their hair everyday!

  10. Darcy S says:

    I love MaskCara, I really trust her reviews and advice. I haven't tried the sunless tanner post she wrote about, but I would love to hear if you do! This is a great list of favorites 🙂 Whatever project you decide to do, I am sure it will be worth reading! 🙂 Can't wait to see your two projects up on your blog!


  11. Bette says:

    I've been wanting that dress for a while. I love your tutorials!

  12. This tanning stuff was just too popular around here. I went out to Sally's and everything was out! And for tutorial idea…how about a kimono? They're super popular this Spring and I think would be an easy tutorial. I've been trying to get my mom to make/show me how to make one but just haven't gotten around to it.


  13. The tanning stuff really works! Pretty easy to apply and it lasts about a week on me before I have to reapply!

  14. Kate Craig says:

    maybe this is random or impossible – but how about making maternity stuff not maternity anymore? I'm mainly thinking dresses and skirts

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