Last month, I bought these Cole Haan sneakers, and I’ve been wearing them almost daily (not in the rain!) since I bought them. They are so comfortable! These white ones are probably just as comfortable, and have their own distinct, classic Cole-Haan, basketweave pattern.
Cole Haan ZeroGrand Huarache Oxford
We’ve had so much rain these last few days, and my umbrella is working overtime. So, today’s post is inspired by the weather.
cotton umbrella, $70USD
By now, many have you have heard that Jenna Lyons – J.Crew’s creative director – is on her way out after working with the brand for 26 years! I really like so many of J.Crew’s designs, but the prices are high for just-okay quality. I don’t buy anything at J.Crew unless it’s on sale from the store or the factory store. What about you?
These two lady jackets though – I want them both!
polka dot tweed jacket, $220 CAD
lady jacket with rick rack trim, $194 CAD
The anemone is one of the prettiest flowers. They haven’t yet made an appearance at the market, but once they do, you know I’ll be picking some up. They’re lovely, don’t you agree?
anemone sugar flower
Finding lace in unexpected places – that’s what today’s two-of-a-kind post is all about.
Kate Spade tumbler
Draper James baseball cap
Today, I’m bringing classic cane into your wardrobe and home.
newbury lane caning dally tote, $211 USD (on sale)
cane wingback chair, $2349 CAD
Let’s take a look at two delightful marble items for today’s two of a kind feature.
Polka dots – that’s today’s two-of-a-kind theme.
Montage pouch, $55, Head Porter
Dolce & Gabbana, $1059
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and while I don’t generally celebrate the day or do anything out of the ordinary, it doesn’t hurt to spread some wishes of good luck around this time!
clover charm, Links of London
clover necklace, Swarovski
Do you have any zebra print in your home? I don’t, but it seems like of all the animal prints that I could have, this would be it, right? I wouldn’t be ready to install Scalamandre‘s zebra print wallpaper anytime soon, but a zebra print in smaller doses could easily find its way into my home.
Scalamandre by Lenox zebra decanter, $171, Bloomingdales
Zebra print, $25+, Sharon Montrose
I know I’m not the only one around here who loves a good bow. Am I right? Look at these fancy mules from Winners (selection varies by store, of course) and the Vera Wang dinner plate. A perfect pair!
leather mule with bow detail, $99 CAD, Winners
Wedgewood Vera Wang Glisse dinner plate, $27.99 USD, Bed Bath & Beyond
Regardless if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, I think these two for Tuesday items are good to have year-round!
Grace boudoir sham, Biscuit Home
red hearts cup, Target
I’ve been taking part in Apartment Therapy’s January Cure clean-up and organization challenge on a sort of regular basis this month. Buying flowers was easy, cleaning the fridge was completely satisfying, and donating boxes of extras was freeing. While I haven’t been able to keep up with the daily tasks, I think Apartment Therapy’s month of chores is well-planned and well-organized. It’s a good way to kick start the year!
So this brings me to the idea of organization. Check out these two pantries. Aren’t they beautiful? Yes, a beautiful storage area for food. That’s luxury!
via Zillow (this stunning house has sold!)
via Hayburn (house is beautiful)
Today’s two-of-a-kind is shiny!
Today, I’m bringing you a high/low match striker pair. Guess before you scroll all the way down!
top:Â Paris porcelain match striker, $38, Hudson Grace
bottom: marble match striker, $175, One Kings Lane
I don’t think I have ever decorated a gingerbread house. It wasn’t a yearly tradition in my family’s home, so if I did, it must have only happened rarely. These days, however, it seems like a lot of families make time to make and decorate sweet houses. Some are really elaborate and beautiful like the two in today’s two-of-a-kind.
gingerbread house – Craftberry Bush
I haven’t posted a high/low challenge in months. Shall we go for it today?
Which one do you think is the high version?
top – low: decanter, $35, Target; high – bottom: decanter, $260, Tiffany & Co.
Okay, fine. It was an easy one this week!
Mostly white, but with a rim of black…
Let’s reflect on great design today.
Ewen Style mirrored coffee table, $699, Mobilia
mirrored vases, $98+, Anthropologie
It’s all about glass accessories for today’s two-of-a-kind feature.
cut glass drawer pull, $8, Marks & Spencer
Cobistyle cut glass jar with lid, $85, The Bay
Along with marble and bows, scallops are a recurring theme over here. Today’s two-of-a-kind feature dainty scallops.
ripple side table, $859, One King’s Lane
scallop duvet set, $95+, One King’s Lane
My family has never been an all-out-for-Halloween-decorations type of family. Growing up, we always had a couple of pumpkins to carve (usually one for me and one for my sister). A couple of times, we created scarecrows for the front yard. That’s about it. Halloween decor doesn’t quite do it for me, and while there are incredible ways to cover up the orange, I’m still not motivated to do much more than carve a pumpkin in terms of decor (for Halloween or fall, actually).
That said, two photos on Instagram recently caught my attention. They veer toward the Halloween Chic category (I’ve stolen the term from my sister…not sure if others use it).
The first floral pumpkin from Sarah Gunn is simple but dramatic. I just could not stop staring at it when I first saw it on her Instagram feed.
via Sarah Gunn Style
The second googly-eyed pumpkin (see it there in the corner) by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day is part of a googly-eyed theme I can handle. Honestly, I actually laughed out loud when I saw it. So funny! (I saw large, sticky googly eyes at Dollarama last week in case you’re looking for them.)
via Oh Happy Day
If I ever throw a Halloween party, one of these two options may very likely be the decor.
It’s only a couple of weeks until Halloween, which is about the time that I’m ready to start thinking about it. Today’s two-of-a-kind has a Halloween flavour to it.
diamond spider necklace, $7895, One King’s Lane
spider pillow, Target
I’ll never tire of white kitchens. I’ve been blogging for 6+ years, and during this time, I’ve featured numerous white kitchens. They’re still my favourite when it comes to kitchen design.
designed by Jennifer Ferreira, via Style at Home
designed by Becki Owens, via Architectural Digest
Shine for fall?
Haute Body white foil legging, $177
Cuisinart toaster, $95.52CAD
Today’s all about pointing in the right direction.
arrow cocktail stirrers, $16.25, Oh Happy Day
shooting arrow silver earrings, $100, Pamela Love
How many times in a day do you say “OK”? Would it be better to save the speech and wear a tee or pin instead to express your opinion?
Okey Dokey DIY tee, via Almost Makes Perfect
OK pin, Maria Ines Gul
For as much as I talk about lucite on this blog, it’s surprising that I actually don’t own any lucite pieces. Strange, eh?
Havenhurst etagere, $1239US, One Kings Lane
Clarity Pouch Large, $36USD, Truffle
By now you may know that I adore Calgary-based blogger Erica Cook‘s style. It’s her recent kitchen sneak peek that has inspired today’s marble-clad post.
marble on marble in the kitchen, photo by Erica Cook
marble and metal canisters, Food52
I picked up a pair of Converse while I was in Florida last month as my black ones got too worn out and needed to be replaced. I opted for an off-white dainty Chuck Taylor,and they’re working out well so far. They’re great to slip-on for a bike ride, or a walk around town. The slimmer version also means they’re lighter than the original Chuck Taylor’s, and I think that they’ll be a nice change from my last pair of laceless slip-ons.
All this to say that my new kicks have inspired today’s two-of-a-kind post.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low-top, $50 USD
via Daily Dream Decor
And here’s a bonus room that includes the white backdrop and red piping details:
Liz Carroll Interiors
I’m excited about today’s twosome. It’s all about Gwen Stefani today because I’m going to see her in concert! Woohoo! I’ve been a fan of Gwen Stefani since the days of No Doubt, and I’m really looking forward to swinging along (really poorly) with her in Tampa soon enough.
I’ll be wearing my Gwen Stefani (via L.A.M.B.) x Le Sportsac purse for nostalgia. I was so excited to buy this purse at Century21 in downtown Manhattan on one of my very first trips there years and years ago. I wore this purse so darn much, and I was in love with the L.A.M.B. purse charm attached. Good memories with this one.
And here’s Gwen. My sister almost convinced me to bleach my hair blond like Gwen one year. Almost. I was never courageous enough.
via Gwen Stefani
How many times have I featured polka dots on White Cabana? Too many times to count, I’m sure! I just love the happy pattern, and I can see many polka-dotted posts in the future. I hope you don’t mind!
Here are today’s two-of-a-kind.
queen silver dot sheet set, $175.69CAD, Land of Nod
larabee dots flutes set, $50USD, Kate Spade
I’m not sure if today’s really about stripes or straps. You be the judge.
aviary pendant light, $39.97 (on sale), Land of Nod
low v-neck top, $382, Alexander Wang
Hello again dear readers! Welcome back! I hope you didn’t mind the break. I meant to come back to the blog yesterday and share news about Copenhagen, but I was having issues with my photos, so my posts remain in draft form at the moment. They’re not quite ready to be published. Thanks in advance for your patience and I battle jet-lag and get my life reorganized after by 2+ week holiday. (Tough life, I know.)
For today, since it’s Tuesday, I’ll share two they’re-so-much-alike items. And since it’s summer (my favourite season), and the beach is nearly always on my mind, I thought I’d bring some scallops to the web pages of White Cabana.
scalloped party cups, $6
scalloped linen blouse, $55 (first spotted on The Neo Trad)
It’s all in the eyes for today’s two-for-Tuesday!
winking eyes umbrella, Kate Spade
flirting t-shirt, Chiara Ferragni
Here are two extremely similar night stands, but their price tags vary greatly…as in by $2930.
1950’s Paul McCobb Planner Group Nightstands, $3000, Consort
Hemnes nightstand, $69.99, Ikea
Which one do you like better? Which one would you buy?
Today’s two for Tuesday is extra special because it’s my dad’s birthday! This styling man…
has gone from hiking in suits in Italy as a teenager to…
hanging out in baseball-style tees in Toronto and texting local and international family and friends on his iPhone.
And he’s the most photogenic out of anyone in our family.
My Dad continues to have bursts of energy (in between resting, of course) and has helped me with countless reno projects at my home…you’ve surely seen shout-outs in these posts! Soon we’ll be off to Italy on our father-daughter trip of 2016. Bring on the gelato (you’re paying, right, Dad?)!
Happy Birthday, Dad!
This Jenny Bird necklace available at Chapters-Indigo has inspired today’s two-for-Tuesday feature.
abundance collar necklace – Jenny Bird
Veronica clear quartz crystal table lamp
What’s prettier or more feminine than ruffles? Okay, maybe hearts and bows, but ruffles are still at the top of the femininity list, right? They’re great for your wardrobe and your home as you can see by today’s two-for-Tuesday.
Lanvin ruffle top, $2750, via Far Fetch
Linen cushion cover, $17.99, H&M
Today’s splattered pairing is right up my black and white graphic loving alley!
splatter desktop wallpaper, Design Love Fest
splatter DIY book covers, Hunted Interior
Today’s two-for-tuesday is human- and animal-friendly.
Bastille chair, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Hendrix brass bird cage, 1st Dibs
Marble…one of my favourite stones! It’s hard to resist it no matter what form it comes in. Who agrees with me?
Today, I’m sharing two beautifully formed marble mortar and pestle sets at high/low price points.
marble mortar and pestle, $14, West Elm
Nordstjerne marble mortar and pestle, $107, Amara
Did everyone have a nice long weekend? I just ended a glorious 5-day weekend! It started with a surprise snow day on Thursday (say what!?), which meant that (basically) the Waterloo region shut down. We had a crazy ice storm, and I was happy to get some random, minor projects done around my home and then embrace my lazy side.
Friday, my new bed arrived (oh my goodness – it’s so. darn. glorious.). I’ll share photos in the months ahead once I (finally) buy a new mattress (any suggestions?), upgrade my nightstands, and buy the perfect bedside lamps. This is the Year of My Bed, and this makes me happy!
Saturday and Sunday was family time…which involved a lot of food and loud discussions.
I took Monday off, too, and with the weather so dreary, I was in the mood for a few errands and a lot of nothing.
And this brings us to Tuesday…time for a two-for-Tuesday comparison! Today it’s all about texture!
Jenn bucket bag – GiGi New York
(btw: get 15% off at GiGi New York with code “exclusive15” and you might also be interested in its personalization options)
faux leather lizard pattern sandals with tassels – Heelberry
I can’t seem to get enough of polka dots or stripes these days. I find that I’m drawn to them in both fashion and design, so it’s not so surprising that I’m bringing polka dots to the blog in today’s Two for Tuesday.
thank you cards, Minted
via Royal Roulotte
Here we go with another high/low. I’m going to make you guess which lamp is the “high” and which one is the “low”. Go!
What do you think?
Answer: Lamp 1 is Safavieh’s Martin lamp that is available at Target for $185. Lamp 2 is Visual Comfort Studio’s quartz lamp and it’s listed at $1,259.
Moroccan leather poufs are still on trend, and here are two versions at different price points for today’s two-of-a-kind.
low: Moroccan pouf, $88.22
high: Moroccan pouf, $205
How is everyone liking my new Two for Tuesday column? Hopefully you find it amusing. Today, I’m taking you into the kitchen with a high/low comparison.
kitchen cart, $239.99, Wayfair
Stenstorp kitchen island, $499CAD, Ikea
Okay. Okay. So we all know by now that I’ve declared 2016 as The Year of My Bed, right? I can’t help but post bed-related items since it’s on my mind a lot. Today, I’m bringing you two polka dot duvet sets…a low and a high!
low: polka dot duvet set, $69.99 (Queen), Amazon
high: deco dot comforter set, $180, Kate Spade
Any mothers out there who like to match their daughters? If so, here are two dresses that are perfectly aligned!
striped dress with bow, $19.99, H&M
Vince Camuto stripe dress, $257, Nordstrom