Two for Tuesday

Two for Tuesday: The Military Jacket

We see variations of the military jacket each year – if not each season! Today I’m featuring two versions – high and low. Can you tell which one is which?

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Answer: Top – Chanel (~$1500USD), Bottom – Ralph Lauren (~$70USD)

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Two For Tuesday: Headphones

Are you into mini or large headphones? For what purposes?

Apple Airpods, $219 CAD, Best Buy

Bose headphones, $269.99 CAD, Best Buy

I use the set that came with my iPhone – usually when I’m driving – and another set for my iPod when I (sometimes) use it. I have yet to try sound-proofing headphones for travel even though I know they’re a popular option.

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Two for Tuesday: Backpacks

Happy back to school day/week! I do love back to school season because it feels like it’s a fresh start. Sure, this time of year can be anxious for many what with new routines and end of summer vacation, but hopefully after this week, the stress will disappear.

In honour of the season, here are two white backpacks from brands that I know the university crowd supports!

daypack, $44.99 USD, Herschel

backpack, $36 USD, Jansport

Two for Tuesday: The Caged Stool

Today’s pair oozes glam with sleek gold lines and curves.

 Nate Berkus – caged stool, $105.47 CAD, Target

bride’s veil stool, Phase Design, $1540 USD at Twentieth

Two for Tuesday: The White Swan

It seems that every year when I’m in Florida, swans come to mind. Last year, I had quite the round-up of swan merchandise, and today I’m bringing you two swans that I’ve come across on my recent shopping trips around Florida.

swan keychain

swan inflatable drink holder

Two for Tuesday: White Coral

I love the delicateness and fanciness of coral. And since it’s beachy, and I’m spending my days and nights at the beach, it seems like a great two-of-a-kind this week.

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Michael Aram coral cutley set

Two for Tuesday: Birthday Balloons

It’s all about balloons today because it’s my birthday! Yipee! Hip hip hooray!

via Wit & Delight

via Green Wedding Shoes

I’m taking the rest of the week off from the blog because I like to really make sure my birthday extends for as long as possible!

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Two for Tuesday: Pretty Peonies

It’s peony season! If you follow designers, bloggers, and floral enthusiasts on Instagram or elsewhere, you’ll likely see a peony-infusion in your feeds. My mom brought me the first two cuttings from her garden over the weekend, and the blooms are just so pretty. I saved my readers from multiple photos this time, but I can’t promise that I’ll be stopping with this one!

The pretty peony has inspired this two-of-a-kind post.

blossom flower studs, Kate Spade

peonies via The Crafted Life

Two for Tuesday: Basketweave Pattern

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

wicker hamper

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Two for Tuesday: Lady Jackets at J.Crew

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

Two for Tuesday: The Four Leaf Clover

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

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Two for Tuesday: Zebras

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

Two for Tuesday: The Black Bow

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

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Two for Tuesday: Hearts Galore

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

Two for Tuesday: Perfect Pantries

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)

Two for Tuesday: Gingerbread House

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.

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gingerbread house – Craftberry Bush

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Two for Tuesday: High/Low Decanters

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?

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top – low: decanter, $35, Target; high – bottom: decanter, $260, Tiffany & Co.

Okay, fine. It was an easy one this week!

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Two for Tuesday: Halloween Chic in Black and White

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.

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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.)

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via Oh Happy Day

If I ever throw a Halloween party, one of these two options may very likely be the decor.

Two for Tuesday: Spiders

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.

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diamond spider necklace, $7895, One King’s Lane

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spider pillow, Target

Two for Tuesday: Classic White Kitchens

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.

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designed by Jennifer Ferreira, via Style at Home

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designed by Becki Owens, via Architectural Digest

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Two for Tuesday: White, Black, and a Stripe of Red

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.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low-top, $50 USD

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via Daily Dream Decor

And here’s a bonus room that includes the white backdrop and red piping details:

liz-carroll-interiors-bedroom-red-piping Liz Carroll Interiors

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Two for Tuesday: Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

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.

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And here’s Gwen. My sister almost convinced me to bleach my hair blond like Gwen one year. Almost. I was never courageous enough.

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via Gwen Stefani

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