Happy Friday! I’m not sure about y’all, but my summer already feels like it’s at a ‘full speed ahead’ pace! So many things on the calendar, both work and play, and I’m definitely looking forward to squeezing in some R&R amidst all the summertime crazy. So, today is a quick ‘Friday Favorites’ post where I share what’s on my radar, making me happy right now, and definitely on my list of things to do and/or purchase this summer.
Ghost chairs. I love lucite throughout my home and have always had a thing for ghost chairs ever since they started to become ‘the thing’ a few years ago. I really thought the trend would wear off and I’d get sick of them, but nope. They are still on my wishlist and I’m actually thinking they may make the cut for our dining table very soon! We currently have Ikea side dining chairs that I’ve owned since my first apartment in college and they’ve seen better days. To get a new set of ghost chairs off of Amazon would be budget friendly, so I’m thinking they could finally make their way into my home soon!
Classic black & white. Y’all know I love blue & white. I mean, duh. But actually (fun fact alert!) before I was obsessed with blue & white, I was first just as obsessed with all things black & white for my home and my closet! Black & white is so elegant, chic, clean, and classic. It never goes out of style. And lately, I’ve found myself reaching for the combo even more than my navy pieces! Did you just gasp? Don’t worry, I’ll always love them both. I definitely think the two combos can live happy and harmoniously. I mean, I had black tuxes and black chiavari chairs amongst the navy bridesmaids dresses and white florals at our wedding with intention, of course! 😉
Makeup Dupes. I certainly have my fair share of department store makeup, but I love a good dupe. I firmly believe that there are plenty of amazing drugstore products that can be nearly identical to the high-end stuff. I loved Caitlin’s swatches and reviews in this post. And I absolutely think I need that ‘Electric Pink’ by Maybelline! And if you’re interested in seeing more beauty dupes out there, just go on Pinterest and search a high-end product you’re interested in and then follow the product’s name with ‘dupe’ in the search bar. I guarantee you’ll be shocked at how many other bloggers are out there searching, testing, and reviewing excellent dupe options for us all!
Ikea Vittsjö Shelves. First off, how gorgeous is my friend Mackenzie’s office? Swoon. But really, those shelves look so fabulous stocked with all of her beautiful bright product from her online boutique. These shelves are seen all over Pinterest, hacked with a gold spray paint finish, marble contact paper, etc. which looks amazing. However, I also love them simply plain as shown above. They’re a steal of a price and are great for storage in a room that can’t look too cluttered with a standard bookcase. We’re actually thinking about getting some to put on either side of our TV to create a little DIY ‘media center’, if you will. I’ll keep you posted if this project happens!
That’s about it for now, friends! I’m wishing y’all a happy, relaxing, and fun official first weekend of summer! And if you’re ever in need of a bit more inspiration beyond ‘Friday Favorites’, follow me on Pinterest! I’m an addict and constantly finding new sources of inspiration there!