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$589 Custom Striped Couch

Birch Lane Durham Love Seat: This custom striped love seat is available for less than $600 at Birch Lane (Best deal!), Wayfair and Joss & Main (Another option is the Manning Loveseat, which is a bit more traditional. Love the look of the Durham line? Here’s the full-sized sofa, ottoman and chair. Each piece is fully customizable!) / Brooke & Lou Lemon Wallpaper c/o / Serena & Lily Rug c/o / Serena & Lily Stools (Haven’t pulled the trigger on a coffee table yet, so using these in the meantime! Love the entire Costa line.) / Pottery Barn Striped Curtains / Beaded Chandelier (Also available in flush mount.)

We ran out of our Brooke and Lou lemon wallpaper before we left for Ocean City, but the extra rolls arrived yesterday, so Kira’s team installed it in my office yesterday! It looks amazing and I’m so excited to give you the full (in-progress) tour. While I’m putting the finishing touches on that, though, I wanted to take today to share a review of the custom striped loveseat I went with for the space… because it’s $589.99 (😮) and WONDERFUL.

The Last Night

My husband and I during out last night in Jersey

The Last Night In Jersey: Vineyard Vines Seersucker Cover-Up (Favorite cover-up of all time. While it’s meant to be loose, it does run large. I went down one size. I also have it in the classic blue stripe! And Emma has it in the girls’ version. Here it is in white and navy, too.) / Vineyard Vines Cap / Mitch and Dad’s Plaid Performance Shirts / New Vineyard Vines Girls’ Swim / Lucy’s Madras Dress (Here’s Emma’s and the one that Mom and I have.) All VV c/o / Mom’s Navy Lilly Pulitzer Cover-Up

Aaaaand we’re back!

Emma and Lucy’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Emma and Lucy are wearing their Nordstrom sale picks

Emma and Lucy’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Emma’s Dress / Lucy’s Matching Dress / Shop Vineyard Vines Dresses HereSale Sunglasses

Today is the very last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I wanted to share Emma and Lucy’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks. My two girls are popping on to the blog to share their kids‘ picks. ;) Btw: You can find my complete guide to shopping last day of the sale here!

A Cover Up For Beach-to-Drinks

Kelly in a cover up

Vineyard Vines Cover Up c/o (Also totally in love with the Blue Seersucker Harbor Cover Up and the Red + Blue Seersucker Harbor Cover Up. More faves below.) / Jack Rogers (Very interested in getting the “Lauren,” though!) / Sea Bags Yellow Lab Beach Tote (Borrowed from Mom! Did you know that I designed this Noodle Sea Bags Beach Tote?!) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses (Black ones are included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.)

A huge part of the reason I love the Jersey Shore is because of how casual it is. Everything is easy, and it’s totally acceptable–if not encouraged!–to go from “beach to drinks/dinner” in your cover up. I have a pretty extensive collection. 😂

The Ducky Derby

Lucy and Emma are covered in rubber duckies

^Emma’s reaction when we told her we were going to throw rubber duckies in the Chicago River for the Ducky Derby Fundraiser. We should have prefaced the news with “not your rubber duckies; different rubber duckies.” ;) But now that we fully understand what’s going on, we’re so happy and excited!

Mitch here!

I’ve had some very interesting job titles in my life: professional lawnmower, sorority dishwasher, purveyor of internet inventions and, of course, blogger. (?) But easily the best job I ever had–with the exception of “Dad,” of course–was being a Special Olympics coach in college. I freaking loved that job.

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Where to Find the Lilly Pulitzer Stella Shift Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Stella Shift Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Stella Dress / Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM (Read my full post on how to safely buy it on eBay here, and here’s my LV vs. Goyard review.) / Rothy’s Washable Sneakers

Anytime I wear the famous Lilly Pulitzer Stella Shift, I get a ton of questions about where to find it… and I’m always bummed to tell people that it sold out a long time ago. 😢 (My friend Carly also loves it. We kid that we should just combine our closets into one because we own so many of the exact same pieces! 😂)

But lo!

Little Black Wrap Dress

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Halogen Wrap Dress (Part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!) / Cole Haan Sandals (I walk miles in them! They’re insanely comfortable! They also come in brown, gold, black, blush, Navy and “Ivory Print.” I went up a half size.) / Louis Vuitton Neverfull (Good options: One, Two, Three, Four + Five — I recommend going “Authenticity Verified.”) / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o

Give me a few days in New York and I’m back in the fashion blogging game! 😂