Not Just for Wine Anymore…

My cork obsession started 2 years ago with these Sam Edelman thongs.  I purchased them as an afterthought while on another buying mission-they turned out to be my #1 find of the summer!

Sam Edelman thongsI have worn these bad boys slap out with just about everything in my closet.  They are my go-to when I want the comfort of flats but need a little more than a regular sandal.  This summer cork is everywhere and I am loving it!

~DVF Kinder Cork Ankle Strap Sandal~

DVF Kinder Cork Sandals~DV by Dolce Vita Gari Flats (on sale

DV Flats cork~Donald Pliner Trivit Natural Thong~
**This is the closest I have come to finding a replacement for the Sam Edelmans pictured above!!

Donald Pliner Cork Thong~Tory Burch ella Cork Tote~

tory burch cork tote**Steal of a deal for Tory Burch! 

 ~ J Crew Cork Pouch~

jcrew cork pouch~Gap Cork Belt~ (on sale!)

Gap Cork BeltDon’t get me wrong…my favorite cork still comes out of a wine or champs bottle!
My first pick will be the belt…I can see it with my Kelly green Gap jeans (similar) and new white tank from Anthropologie.

Cheers and happy Tuesday, Catherine
PS-Are we getting our Memorial Day plans together??!  I can’t wait for the long weekend!!

Design Darlings…

If you are anything like me decorating the house is a constant work in progress. It is never done. I enjoy a room for about a week before I start to feel the itch to “update”.  I find that if I incorporate new little touches in lieu of replacing big pieces the effect is satisfying and the spend is minimal.  Rattan HurricanesSerena & Lily Two Toned Rattan Lanterns

Anthro Light up AnchorAnthropologie Anchor Marquee Light

St. Tropez Bath TowelSaint Tropez Bath Towels from Charleston Revisions

Lessons from Madame ChicLessons from Madame Chic~I love to stack a book! 

Serena French Tassel DrapeSerena & Lily French Tassel Window Panels

I can’t wait to begin my summer update.  The two projects on deck are my master bedroom and dining room.  I’ll chronicle on lavie as the changes take shape!  In the mean time, happy Friday!  XOXO,  Catherine

Wednesday Wishlist….


Pim & Larkin A-Line Tank~Tory Burch Doris Sandals~Anthropologie Skipjack Shooties (on sale!)
Anthropologie Moineau Tee

20140514-065444.jpgTommy Bahama Cover Up~Sole Society Scarf~Furbish Studio Sylvia Bib Necklace

Can everyone tell I have summer wants on the brain??!  These are all big time on the “list”!  Cheers and Happy Hump day!  Let’s hope it’s a good one!

XOXO,  Catherine