Independence & Celebration

Jul 04, 2014

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A long weekend in the states has arrived, and with it delightful warm weather for dipping toes into the water, taking a nap in the shade or nibbling on all of the wonderful food that no doubt will be made in abundance to celebrate the 4th of July.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the readers for their well wishes. After too many long days (10) of being sick, I am finally back on my feet and the blog is too! The winner of the timeless leather Misoui tote was announced today in the newsletter, have you subscribed? And on a weekly scheduling note, in this post’s place next week you will see the weekly This & That as it shifts from Tuesday to Friday. Also, Petit Plaisirs are on hiatus for the summer and will resume periodically whenever I find a book, recipe or simple pleasure I am eager to share.

This past week has been a treat on the blog and easing back into my schedule. I found myself in Portland taking in a breath-taking Paris exhibit which was mentioned a few weeks ago. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces here. Also, below you will find a list of sales going on in celebration of the holiday. Be sure to scope out your favorite shops and use the promo codes to save.

And so the leisurely pace begins and Wimbledon championships are on my list of things to enjoy, as well as leisurely walks, reading a few new glossies that just arrived and enjoying time with family. Below are a few items I thought you might enjoy:

~Andy Murray may not be competing in Wimbledon men’s semi-finals today, but his other half, Kim Sears, certainly didn’t disappoint throughout the fortnight with her style choices.  


~Read Harper’s Bazaar UK’s write up with the ladies of Downton here as it appears in their August issue.


~Sales to take advantage of this weekend . . . 

  • Alice + Olivia, 60% off
  • Anthropologie, Additional 20% off through July 7 with promo code BUZZ20
  • Banana Republic, additional 40% off with BRJULY promo code through July 7th, loving this chevron top
  • Black Halo, 25% off through July 6th
  • Cole Haan, additional 30% off through July 7 with promo code AMERICA
  • DVF, additional 40% off sale items with promo code JULY40 through July 7
  • French Connection, sale items and additional 60% off and free shipping, promo code S14SHIP or S14TWENTY
  • J.Crew, 40% off final sale items, SHOPMORE through July 8th
  • L.K. Bennett, take an additional 30% off sale items through July 7th with ID30 promo code
  • Moda Operandi, 80% markdowns through July 14th
  • Furla handbags, up to 50% off – loving this handbag

Have a wonderful weekend, and until Monday, bonjour!



Images: (1) (1.5) (2) Vogue UK, (3) Harper’s Bazaar UK

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