Kimono: 7th & Park Boutique (here) // Gold Sandals: JCrew Factory (here)
Happy long weekend! The long weekend is a good change of pace around here to get somethings done on my to-do list. What are your plans this weekend? I cannot believe it is already July! This year is flying by. Monday, I am thinking of taking a ‘pool day’ to relax and enjoy the summer sunshine, maybe read a book.
The best pieces to add to your wardrobe are those items that can be worn multiple ways. This 7th & Park Boutique floral cover up can be worn a few ways. It would look great over a dress. You could pair with pants as I did above. Or you could simply wear it as a swim cover up for a day at the beach or pool. I really like the detail of the fringe on the sleeves and bottom hem. Get this cover up/kimono for under $40 + Free shipping, here. You can also get these gold sandals which I have been living in this summer, here, for under $25.
Have a great Holiday weekend. I am still currently working on blog posts & a video of our Hawaii trip!
The summer is always a great time to finish up those home projects you have kind of put off for sometime. I know we all do it. Today, I will share with you our DIY farmhouse table that, yes we started last year and it got put aside with all the busy schedules of work and opening a boutique. Please excuse my lack of other decor and table scape at the moment.
I will say, I am in love and you are going to need to build one asap if you have not already. If you are like me, you have fallen in love with the restoration hardware table but not the price tag. I just do not have thousands to spend on a dining room table so I went with the build it option. I love DIY’s so it was a no brainer that we could make this table for around $100 and we did! After purchasing all the materials, my handy builder, my husband got to work with the building of the table. Keep in mind all of the tools and major things we already had on hand. Halfway through the project, we took months, yes months off and came back to it this month. He was the builder, I was the supervisor and I stained the table. We did not use an exact template as we changed somethings about the look but I would recommend going to DIYer Ana White for a great step-by-step tutorial. You can paint it or stain it whichever you prefer. We made it a seating for six but you can make it for four or you could make the table longer to accommodate more than six guests. Our dining area is only so big so we went with around a six foot table. My dining area is so transformed with this table and chairs. The chairs are from Target, I bought them online late last year. I also did not want things to be match, so I am okay with my chairs not being the same exact stain color as the table. I think they work well together and the overall look of the set up went beyond what I had expected. I am so happy how everything turned out and now we can have more guests for dinner. You can also find my DIY on these placemats here.
Table: DIY (materials Home Depot)
Chairs: Target (online)
Rug, plants, planters: Ikea
Placemats: DIY (here)
Top & Sunglasses: 7th & Park (here) (here) // Denim: Michael Kors (TJMaxx)
I have the Monday blues today. Okay, well maybe most Mondays because I just do not get along with Monday all together. I got a lot of things around the house done this weekend which is always a plus but of course the weekend just was not long enough. We finally got our DIY farmhouse table done for our dining room. I am in LOVE! I will be putting together a post sometime in the future, but for now you can check it out on Instagram. (@mybrunetteadventure)
Lets talk about todays look, I have been waiting to share with you all. You are going to need to run, okay maybe just click away on your computer/phone, to pick it up at 7th & Park Boutique. Its everything you will need for your summer style; off the shoulder, stripes, flowy, and lets talk about those bell sleeves. 🙂 I paired this top with white denim from a few seasons ago I found at TJMaxx and these oversized sunnies to top it off. Perfect. You can easily wear this out for drinks with friends or maybe a date night.
Have a great week and be sure to head over to see what is going on via my Instagram.