Saks on Sale


soft joie blazer / papery & cakery


It’s Saks Friends and Family. Which means a whopping 25% discount on most of the store. Kind of insane right? Do yourself one favor and check out the Soft Joie Neville blazer. It’s no secret I’m a Joie fan. I love the overall comfort / boho chic / effortless style of their line. But this blazer is all around amazing. It’s soft and yet form fitting. I wear it open. It can give you a multitude of versatile looks – from tailored {with straight leg pants / jeans / pencil skirt} to relaxed {shorts / boyfriend jeans / casual v-neck}. It’s cozy, doesn’t wrinkle and will wear well even in the summer. You need it.

{Ooh, and if I can persuade you to purchase just one more item, it would be these Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts which might be the greatest things since sliced bread}.

xoxo,

Niki

Family Art

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Allow me to gloat for a moment…

This month, Architectural Digest featured an article on John Mellencamp’s home on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. The home was decorated by the renown designer, Monique Gibson.


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Mellencamp’s home is beautiful and clean, yet has an industrial depth and darkness to it that is incredibly serene. But the part I really wanted to gloat about is that many of the drawings that Gibson chose for the walls and decor were created by Marvin Cherney. Cherney was Cole’s great uncle. He was also the twin brother to Cole’s beloved grandmother, Judy. {Yes, we do have more twins in our family}


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It meant so much to me to see the works of Cole’s family showcased in a lovely way on such a grand stage.


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Truly amazed to be in a family with so much creativity and talent. Beaming from ear to ear…

xoxo,

Niki

 

 

Floral Bulletin Board

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floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Did I mention how legit and how cool the Martha Stewart craft box was this month? Oh, I did? Well then. It is the BEST. THING. EVER. There, now I said it.

I’ve been feeling all sorts of inspired lately. Inspired by the change of seasons. Inspired by a sudden affection for feminine patterns and vintage florals. Ooh, and inspired to cut / tear / pin every good idea I see. Yes, that kind of inspired. And every inspired woman / man needs an inspiration board to keep the creative juices flowing.


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Creating your own bulletin board {and making it girly and gorgeous} is way easier than you might think. All it takes is a this stretched burlap and a boatload of happiness from Martha Stewart {also known as decoupage lace trim / fabric to fabric decoupage / vintage floral ribbon / gold push pins / pom pom stickers}.


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First I laid the decoupage lace trim out on the burlap canvas, and cut as needed. Using the fabric to fabric decoupage, I painted a thick layer over the lace, adhering it to the burlap. Be patient. It takes a little while to dry. Two layers is even more ideal.


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floral bulletin / papery & cakery



floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Next, I arranged the vintage floral ribbon going in the opposite direction on the canvas. Instead of decoupage, I secured them with thumbtacks on the tops and bottoms of the canvas, that way they could be used as a place to tuck in photos / magazine tears / general inspirations.

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I jazzed up the canvas with some of these gorgeous fabric camellia stickers. {Disclosure: I had to hide them from Raya for fear she would never return them. She was smitten with them}.


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floral bulletin / papery & cakery


I also placed a few of these little lovelies on top of my thumbtacks to give them a floral face lift. Then I pinned away!


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floral bulletin / papery & cakery



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floral bulletin / papery & cakery


Now my little bits and pieces are stunning in and of themselves…

xoxo,

Niki

This post is brought to you by 12 Months of Martha


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