Simplifying Mealtime with Kids + How We Store Kids’ Dishes and Glasses

I ditched the traditional kids plates and cups for thrifted porcelain dishes and thick glass tumblers.  Meal time is so much simpler now and the kids no longer fight over which color cup or plate they get! Simplifying Mealtime with…

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The Wide-Leg Jeans You Need for Fall

I bought these Anthropologie Colette Denim Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans on a whim and have been living in them ever since. shop this look: Anthropologie Wide-Leg Jeans, J.Crew T-shirt (long sleeve version), J.Crew Lady Jacket (more affordable Amazon version and J.Crew…

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Affordable Bistro Style Counter Stools

I sold my Serena and Lily Riviera Counter Stools and bought these more affordable ones instead.  Read on for all the details! Serena and Lily Riviera Stool Dupe for Half the Price Shop the Post: One of the very first…

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The Story Behind the Necklace I Never Take Off

One of the questions I’m often asked is where I got the dainty diamond necklace that I never take off.  I received it for Christmas in 2010 from my late husband, Dimitri.  We were both stationed in Hawaii with the…

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My Interview on the Preppy Podcast

Hi friends, and happy September!  I shared this news on Instagram but wanted to give it a permanent spot on the blog too: I was recently interviewed by Patricia Mae Olson of the Preppy Podcast and my episode went live…

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Prim and Proper Ladylike Style

Fashion trends are all over the place these days, but one thing that I love seeing is a return to polished, ladylike style.  (Some are calling it “Old Money Aesthetic” or “Stealth Wealth Aesthetic,” meaning that it exudes class and…

 

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