Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!
Hello and happy Friday! I’m in Vienna as we speak – then onto Prague and Bavaria. If you want to follow along, I’ll be sharing lots of details in my Instagram stories. Also, I hope to write a detailed blog post all about our travels once we’re home!
In the meantime, Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hope you all have something fun and/or relaxing planned. This week we’re talking all about summer decor and fashion, as well as all the best Memorial Day sales!
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THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR
You have to check out this amazing Cape Cod Home! It would make for a pretty good place to spend the long weekend! 😉
Did you know McGee & Co is having their Memorial Day sale? Most of the whole site is 25% off and since she only does this a couple of times a year, I like to take advantage!
Some of my favorites: this gorgeous rattan tray (perfect for summer), I’m also crushing on these adorable wicker vases, these floral melamine plates are so cute, love these carved wood pedestals, and this large white vase is such a great statement piece – now under $40! And if you need a gorgeous rug, this beauty is 100% wool, has such pretty colors, and is a great price!
A few random finds:
I saw this pretty reversible pillow at Pottery Barn last week and fell in love! The colors and pattern are so pretty, plus the reversible thing makes it like getting 2 for the price of 1!
How adorable is this wood bench?! It could work anywhere, plus, it’s over half off!
The pom poms on this natural fiber outdoor pillow are absolutely charming (and it’s on sale)!
A gold mirror is always a classic, and this one is so chic plus it looks way more expensive than it is.
And I know a few of you were looking to get my outdoor tables last year before they sold out – but they’re back! I have two of the white on our patio, and they also come in grey.
Last week’s best sellers: these pretty lanterns (still on sale) and these cool outdoor stone spheres.
THINGS I’M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING
It’s shorts season! I love the longer length of this denim cutoff – they’re not too short or too long and they’re 40% off (and they come in white as well). And I love the idea of dressier shorts for date nights, especially with a blazer! These are so chic, as are these slightly shorter linen ones – 50% off (above).
I’m not a person who buys lots of swimsuits, but I usually like to update them every year. I typically go for simple styles in black or other solid colors. Somersault suits are super popular and get high ratings – love this ruffled style and this two-tone leopard one is gorgeous! For classic styles, you can’t beat this pretty one. For something less expensive, this suit is a great style and price.
And if you’re looking for cover ups, this over-sized beach shirt is my favorite and is now 50% off! Also love this similar style (60% off). And if you like flowy pants, these come in several colors and are so stylish (especially for that price!) I bought them last year in black and white.
Random finds: I’m completely smitten with these raffia slides, as well as these adorable sailor pants (40% off now)!
Last week’s best sellers: this cashmere wrap perfect for travel and this easy slip dress (on sale).
Here’s a list of just some of the many Memorial Day sales taking place this weekend!
Ballard Designs has 20% off sitewide plus free shipping, no code needed.
J. Crew has 40% off your purchase, plus an extra 50% off sale with code WEEKEND.
Macy’s take an extra 20% off with code MEMDAY.
Lulu & Georgia has 20% off sitewide.
Anthropologie has 40% off select furniture, outdoor, candles, bedding, and more, no code needed.
Gap has 60% off select items as marked, 40% off everything else.
Loft has up to 50% off with code SUMMER.
Pottery Barn has up to 50% off select furniture, outdoor, lighting, and more, prices as marked.
McGee & Co has up to 25% off sitewide.
Target has 30% off women’s swim and 30% off outdoor furniture and accessories, plus select special pricing – prices as marked.
Wayfair has up to 70% off and fast shipping – prices as marked.
THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO
I’m a pretty avid reader all year, but summer feels especially special when it comes to books doesn’t it? Curling up on a beach chair, lying by the pool, or sitting on a plane, summer seems to give us more time to read than the rest of the year.
Recently I’ve been reading a lot of Ann Patchett. If you’ve never read her novels, she’s a beautiful writer. I especially loved State of Wonder, Run, and The Commonwealth, and she has a new one coming out this summer!
Have you seen the Book Club movie sequel? I was super excited about it because I liked the first one, but it’s gotten such bad reviews, I’m on the fence. However, the scenery itself might be worth it! Read all about where they filmed in Italy. I’m tempted now!
THINGS I’M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING
For me, summer means eating even more salads and I’m always looking for new ones! I love a good Cobb salad, and this Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch looks yummy, as does this Sesame Ginger Orange Chicken Salad (above).
This lovely Instagram account will have you craving French linens and bread boards, and painting everything white.
Grow These Flowers for Bouquets All Year Long
Try This Stress-Relieving Technique Next Time You’re Outside
23 Best Summer Beach Reads of 2023
And if you missed it, this week’s post featuring lots of Designer Dupes is a good one!
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Oh and if you’ve missed any of the previous Friday Favorites, you can find them all here!
I envision you in Europe sipping on a rich cup of coffee and eating a decadent pastry! I hope you are having the time of your life! Thank you for these great sales tips. I was looking for a large vase for my table and the one at McGee &Co. is perfect! Looking forward to your adventures post when you get back. Safe travels, Sheila!
Haha I love it! Hopefully I’m doing that a lot!😍
And I’m glad you loved the vase – it’s such a good one and what a price!!
Thanks so much for your kind words JC and for stopping by!
I look forward to your Friday posts. You always have an interesting variety to investigate. Not likely you would or should read our comments while you are on a wonderful vacation!!!
Thank you so much Greer – so appreciate that!