Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!
Are you all excited for the long weekend? We’re having some friends for dinner but mostly going to hang out at home. Our weather is typically grey and cold Memorial Day weekend but this year we’re expecting some sun so I have an appointment with a lounge chair and my book!
And it’s the official start of summer – at least for me! So, it’s all-summer-all-the-time over here for the next few months! On that note, I’ll be sharing lots of great summer finds today, Memorial Day sales, plus more of my ‘summer favorites’ as well summer cocktail recipes (and a few random things here and there, too!)
THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR
This lake house is out of this world gorgeous – you have to see it to believe it!
A friend of mine has this rug in her living room and it’s so gorgeous! I’ll be honest, I probably wouldn’t have ordered it from the picture but it looks waaay better in person (and the price is right, too!)
This stunning planter has a great rustic vibe, I love this adorable wicker caddy (perfect for summer!), and this gorgeous rattan tray is huge! By the way, this tray at Target is outdoor rattan and on sale so if it’s something you’d use, pluck it up now (I just bought both sizes – love that I can leave it outside without worrying!)
This outdoor rattan coffee table that I shared a few weeks back is now on sale – great look for a great price! And if you’re someone who uses melamine dishes outdoor during the summer, you have to get these Chambray dinner plates! I just saw them in person at Pottery Barn this week and they are seriously the cutest thing ever! Plus they’re on sale (salad plates here).
THINGS I’M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING
The photo above is one I pinned years ago because I love the look of black and white together. It’s so crisp and fresh and perfect for summer!
If you want to get a similar look, I found the cutest black linen skirts here and here, and I already have and love this silk skirt that can be dressed up or down. A white blouse or flowy top is one of my favorite summer looks and they can be worn with anything. This is a great linen blouse, as is this one (on sale) and this white top is super cute.
And is there a chicer look than white jeans and a breezy black top?! These jeans get great reviews and I love these toothpick jeans (half off now!) Either of these would look adorable with this linen sleeveless top (love!), this flowy blouse, or this linen shirt.
Here’s a list of just some of the many Memorial Day sales taking place this weekend!
Ballard Designs has 20% off sitewide, no code needed.
J. Crew has 30% off your purchase, plus an extra 50% off sale with code SUMMER.
Macy’s take an extra 20% off with code MEMDAY.
Lulu & Georgia has 20% off with code MDK20.
Anthropologie has 40% off all sale items, no code needed.
Gap has 40% off with code SUNNY.
Loft has up to 50% off with code SUMMER.
Pottery Barn has up to 70% off – prices as marked.
McGee & Co has up to 25% off sitewide – prices as marked.
Target has 30% off clothing and swim, and 40% off patio furniture and more – prices as marked.
Wayfair has up to 70% off – prices as marked.
THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO
Summer is also the first ‘movie season’ of the year and there are a few out now that I’m dying to see! First off, the new Downtown Abbey movie looks so good (those costumes, those sets!)
And as silly as it sounds, I kind of want to see the new Top Gun! I loved the first one at the time and this one looks promising, plus it’s getting pretty good reviews. And to me, that’s exactly the kind of movie that needs to be seen in the theater! Have you guys seen either of these?
THINGS I’M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING
I was looking for something new and fun to serve this weekend and I remembered this Creamy Strawberry Gin Cocktail I made last year! It’s yummy and refreshing and not overly sweet.
For lots more summery cocktails, check out these 35 Best Summer Cocktails.
This Instagram account is epitome of Grandmillenial style done well.
I tried a new scent in my favorite room spray and I love it! It’s called Salt and it smells like summer.
Did you catch this week’s Designer Dupes post? Yep, I shared some great decor and furniture finds that are the exact same, or very similar, to designer items that sell for much more! Check out the post here.
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