Above: Parachute Linen Duvet Cover and Shams in Surplus; Hearth & Hand Lumbar Pillow (similar)
I have always had a soft spot for linen in the form of clothing, such as flowy dresses, airy tops or casual pants. Especially so in recent years, with slow fashion favorites like Only Child and Elizabeth Suzann heavily utilizing linen for their classic pieces.
However, I never quite made the leap to linen bedding – until now. If you are looking to upgrade your linens (or for an early holiday gift), I hope you find this review helpful.
Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by Rellery. However, as always, all opinions are honest and my own.
Over the past few years, I have found myself drifting towards the glossy land of gold jewelry. In my early 20’s, I was a strictly silver & platinum gal, but now I appreciate the warmer tones of gold and rose gold.
When Rellery reached out to partner on this post, the timing was perfect. I used to have a lot of costume jewelry (anyone remember those bauble necklaces?) whose metals deteriorated over time. I was ready to upgrade to simpler, classic gold pieces that can be worn on a regular basis without too much attention.
When we moved into our place last year, we had zero window coverings – no wonder the photos looked so light-filled! So, we quickly stuck up some temporary paper blinds, which covered the majority of our windows until this year.
Initially, I had no intention of installing our own blinds. However, a colleague convinced me that it was very simple, even for someone as inexperienced as I was. Window frames are always surrounded by 2×4’s, so I wouldn’t have to worry about finding a stud (an issue I’ve had in the past when installing a closet system). The internet (aka reddit) further convinced me that self-installation was the way to go. Apparently, the vast majority of window products are very similar and there is no need to pay a mark-up unless a brand like Hunter Douglass has a very specific material that you just can’t live without.
Select Blinds came highly recommended by Redditors, and they had the initial style I was looking for – top/down bottom/up honeycomb cellular shades. So I decided to order one set to test… since then, I’ve installed their shades in three additional rooms in various styles!
In the span of two weeks, we have fully progressed from summer 90 degree temps to chilly mornings and crisp afternoons. Sweater weather is finally here, and I am ready to fully embrace it. I purchased one of the famous $75 cashmere crews from Naadam last year, and was fairly pleased with it. So when they updated it to include men & women specific fit (it was previously unisex), I was excited to try their new fit and add another to the mix.
With the weather now cooling down, I find myself looking at fall staples like elegant loafers and mules. I am late to the Gucci Princetown horsebit mule train – but what better time than now to wear some glamorous flats at home? However, this shoe is pricey at over $700 retail and is a fairly ubiquitous style. So I decided to browse and see if I could find a comparable ‘dupe’ or alternative at a more affordable price point.