Mother’s Day Giveaway

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5 , Permalink 0

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 10, an annual reminder to shower your mom with the kind of love and attention she bestowed upon you for all these years! And why stop with mom herself? A beloved aunt, an expecting friend, a new mom, and your grandmother all deserve a little extra attention on the special day. After all, motherhood is the most difficult–and selfless–job any of us could have!

This year, treat the most important woman in your life to a keepsake she’ll treasure forever: a delicate charm necklace from Helen Ficalora. Helen is known for her timeless stamped pendants and the “Mom” version couldn’t be any more perfect for the upcoming holiday. I’m thrilled to share that one reader will win a sterling silver “Mom” charm on an 18″ fine chain to give this Mother’s Day. This prize is valued at $95.

Enter with the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

I’m actually wearing the “J” charm in yesterday’s post. As you’ll see, the size of the pendant is subtle enough to wear every day.

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This giveaway is open to readers with a U.S. mailing address.

Tropical Prints

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I wish I could say it’s good to be back home, but it’s really not as lovely as our vacation in Florida! We had such a relaxing week taking day trips to nearby cities, lounging oceanside, and dining (and drinking) at various restaurants. Despite getting back Saturday evening sun-kissed and sleepy, I set an alarm for 1 a.m. to await the debut of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection. Did anyone else stay up for it? I know many ladies had problems accessing the site (including Kristin Davis) and I was extremely lucky to find my must-have items. I was only able to add items to my cart if I clicked the quick shopping link on the mobile search page, instead of the product page. I managed to purchase the pineapple serving bowl (it was the one item I would have thrown elbows for in-store ;-) ), two of the giraffe-print pillows for our bed (lucky Dave), a cosmetic case, a pair of pom pom shorts, and this top. Honestly, I felt ridiculous making these purchases in the middle of the night, but everything was sold out when I stopped by Target around 8:15 a.m.

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Top: Milly x Banana Republic (old, also love this tank)
Shorts: J.Crew
Bag: Tory Burch
Necklace: c/o Helen Ficalora*
Ring: Lulu Frost
Sunglasses: Prada
Sandals: Sam Edelman (I wear these on repeat all summer.)
Lips: Stila “Fiore”
Nails: Clinique “Hi Sweetie” and Essie “In the Cab-ana”

*Check back tomorrow for a special Mother’s Day giveaway!

Bon Voyage

Sunday, April 12, 2015 5 , , Permalink 0

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And we’re off! Dave and I are headed to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a week of beachside lounging. We also have plans to visit Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lauderdale by the Sea, and Hollywood. (Phew!) If you have any recommendations, please share them on Instagram or Twitter! (Seriously, any hidden gems for vintage or thrift shopping in Palm Beach would be a dream!) I’m planning to steer clear of the blog while we’re away, but you can always see what we’re up to on Instagram or Snapchat (find me at bedknobsbaubles).

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Tunic: J.Crew
Dresses: Lilly Pulitzer (here and here)
Sandals: Kate Spade
Earrings: Tory Burch
Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane c/o Shopbop
Suitcase: c/o Delsey

Weekend Guide

Saturday, April 11, 2015 2 Permalink 0

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STUDY
‘Tis the season for weddings! If you’re planning nuptials, here are some guidelines to make the party a memorable one. Although, I’d skip the pig roast. (True Embarrassing Family Story: My late grandfather owned a tavern. When I was young, he decided to host a family reunion with–what else?–a pig roast. Long story short, the bar set aflame. The Hamm side sure knows how to party.)

CONSIDER
I don’t know if I could wear the same thing to work every day, but I appreciate the freedom that comes with it.

SMILE
The Mindy Project is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures. Behold, a bit of Mindy wisdom.

SHOP
Gray Malin has sweetened the pot with free framing for a limited time. Your walls are looking a little dull, right?

SIP
Not only do I want to drink this, I want to Instagram it.

SWOON
The Humane Society of Utah partnered with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to take photo booth-style portraits of pups up for adoption, capturing each dog’s quirky personality. It’s been a huge success with a 93.26% placement rate. (Really, click through, the photos are irresistible.)

FITNESS UPDATE
I’ve been sick with a terrible cold for about a week now. The only upside of feeling cruddy and losing my appetite is that I’m officially down 10 pounds since mid-January. The dress I wanted to wear to Dave’s sister’s wedding (today!) finally fits and I’m a lot less insecure about rocking a swimsuit in South Florida next week. I still have another 10 pounds I’d like to shed, but we’ll deal with that after vacation.