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navy and gold accessories


Saturday Style: Liven Up your Living Room!

I recently teamed up with Pink Verbena for a fun video shoot with some tips to liven up any living room, and Abby Murphy helped us capture photos of the details.  Here are some easy updates you can adopt, along with a few recommendations of where to find great accents for your own space.  Some of the links are affiliate links (which I will earn a small commission from if someone besides my mom clicks on them).

Pops of Gold

I can't ever get enough gold in my house! Apparently I also gravitate toward lots of cutesy faux food accents but that's an issue for another day.  There is a candle hiding under this gold-topped pineapple and the gold lemon is actually a bottle opener.  It's "vintage" Anthropologie, but Kate Spade also has fun gold bottle openers.  Anchor your accents on a tray, like this gold lacquer one I found.


I love the idea of mixed prints; having several prints that match but don't really match are one of my favorite ways to decorate.  I think it's harder to get bored with a variety of patterns than if you just stick with one or two. Here I have used a several of green pillows in a variety of price ranges.  Leaves are kind of trendy yet also timeless; I think if you watch some Golden Girls reruns you will agree with me!  My favorite is the Beverly Palm print from Society Social, but don't underestimate the H&M home line where I found some great options, too!


While we are on the subject of palms and leafy green prints, don't forget to get the real thing! Fiddle leaf fig trees are all the rage and look quite cozy next to my bar cart (which is on sale!).  I added a palm plant (a $20 grocery store find) and put them both in baskets for a great look.  Add some fresh flowers to a round bowl for a finishing touch, like these hydrangeas from my garden that are barely making it through the Charleston summer.  Lately even my taste in candles incorporates my love for plants, like the awesome botanical candles from The Contents Co. They are handmade here in Charleston, and their lavender candle is now available in my online shop!


Coffee Table: West Elm | Sectional: Celadon Home 

Enjoy access to my trade discount at West Elm, Celadon, & Wayfair when you use my interior styling services, and see more ways to #decorateyourlife on my Instagram!



My Weekend Uniform: Navy and Gold Fixation

Clifford Pate Photography

Clifford Pate Photography

It's not the easiest thing to look halfway decent in this Charleston heat.  My main summer looks therefore involve staying as cool as possible while still attempting to look somewhat put together.  Navy and gold have been my go-to accessories to add to just about any breezy dress in my closet.  Here are my current favorites to add to your weekend wear, with photos by Clifford Pate.

Wrist Wear

Sophie & Freda makes some of the most awesome watches I have ever seen. They are simple but chic and I wear one of their Nantucket watches pretty much all the time.  I got super lucky and scored one on Rue La La for a steal, and you can now get 50% off through July 17 with code WEEKENDER50 here!  I love pairing a bracelet with my watch, and these Be The Change Boutique bracelets are so lovely and delicate. They would obviously make a great gift, but there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to this $38 bracelet which comes with a free compliment.  Top it off with some white nails (my favorite is Vinyluxe Cream Puff), and BOOM: summer look complete.

Stay Golden

Maybe my current Golden Girls obsession is to blame, but regardless I'm all about gold accessories right now. Croghan's gold bug earrings and my champagne bottle necklace from Candy Shop Vintage are my favorite pieces to pair with a dress or even a comfy tee.

Please Print

Pair your navy & gold with a fun printed dress and you have the perfect look for any weekend situation!  The dresses below are all from Escapada, and I found one of their maxis on sale here.  I love that mine could be worn as a tunic with white jeans when it cools off, and I paired it with my favorite Ralph Lauren wedges I found at DSW.  Their height is much lower than a regular wedge so they are easy to wear all weekend long.  If you prefer glasses over contacts like me, check out my Warby Parker Jennings glasses. You might as well try on a few pairs; it's free as part of their in-home try on program.

I am not getting monetary compensation for any of the products I have recommended in this post, but I have included a couple affiliate links (that I may eventually get paid from if someone besides my mom reads this).