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I can't believe this weekend marks the unofficial end to the summer. I know everyone is excited about the hints of fall, this gal is not ready for brisk mornings and evenings. I hope to draw out the warm summer days as long as possible. Maxi dresses like this one make exploring and enjoying the lazy days of summer that much better and I've not ready to turn in sandals and silk dresses for boots and scarves.
I can't believe that it has been a year since we moved in our home. After doing some basic updates last year and a wedding (no biggie), Alan and I are moving forward with updating our kitchen! We started checking out materials last weekend and have been honing down on the vision for our kitchen. As you recall, our kitchen needs some major loving although she does have
some one upside: the walnut cabinets were custom made for the house and although have been beaten over the years, have years of beauty ahead. We're saying adios to the pink tile and linoleum flooring, electric stovetop, and grungy door and introducing a more minimalistic and streamlined color palette like the inspirations below. We're thinking of refinishing the walnut cabinets with a warm brown hue, terrazzo-style flooring, and white countertops. Plus, we'll be adding a dishwasher and gas range. We definitely want to keep the mid century modern aesthetic, yet make it a modern, functional kitchen.
I'm of course thrilled about designing the kitchen and looking at hundreds of materials, but I'm not quite ready for the construction! Have you updated or remodeled a kitchen? Do you have any tips or recommendations?
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Gorjana’s #LawsofLayering is a lesson in both subtlety and balance in wearing jewelry. The beachy-chic meets minimalist glam jewelry line has been a long time favorite of mine, both in building my jewelry collection and for gifts for friends. Although a chunky necklace makes a statement, I think layering up delicate pieces makes an even bigger statement showcasing a sophisticated and polished look. As part of its campaign, Gorjana has come up with its 5 laws of layering: Choose a Hero, Dare to Mix, Multitask, Stack up or Stack out, and Pick a Theme. Since Gorjana’s pieces have always been my go-to for layering for an effortless look, they asked me to come up with my own rules. I stick to three laws that always rule!
Law 1: Golden Girl // As much as I love mixing silver with yellow and rose gold, there's something about an all gold look that is simple and eye catching. I think going for the gold is perfect year-round and shimmers whether you're out at the beach or dinner.
Law 2: Have Fun // You can make a statement with stacking up rings on one finger or bracelets on one wrist, or stacking it out across both wrists and fingers. As you can see, I love stacking up and stacking out! Enjoy the process of picking out your jewelry and layering it up.
Law 3: Mix it Up // Are you boho or modern, eclectic or minimalist? Don't be afraid to mix up your jewelry to reflect every aspect of your personality, mood, and outfit. I love mixing angular cuffs with dainty charm bracelets that give that laid-back meets city-chic look.
When it comes to jewelry, how do you layer?
Gorjana Vista Small Necklace | Gorjana Taner Bar Necklace | Gorjana Mila Hexagon Cuff | Gorjana Mila Teardrop Cuff | Gorjana Taner Charm Bracelet | Gorjana Isla Ring Set | Gorjana Downtown Layered Ring | Gorjana Stackable Rings all jewelry c/o Gorjana - Griffin
Photos by Danny Fung