I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My family and I are off to explore Raleigh today, but I did take a peek at some of the Black Friday sales last night while fighting through an epic bourbon pecan pie induced food coma.

I’ll be hitting up my usual spots for everyone on my Christmas list (here, here, & here – I’m very predictable!) but I wanted to share a few sales I’ve been stalking for home goods in case you’re working the ol’ two for you, one for me game plan.

The Pursuit of Style | Pillows

Floral Pillow | Ikat Pillow
Ikat Pillow | Fern Pillow 

Furbish Studio: 20% off site wide

Lulu & Georgia: shop more save more – up to 30% off

The Pursuit of Style | Accessories

Nude Tray | Cocktail Napkins | NY Mug | Birkin Book Set

Waiting on Martha: 20% off site wide 

Bone Inlay Chest

Bone Inlay Dresser*

Anthropologie:  20% off site wide

*I’ve had my eye on a bone inlay piece for years. This is my ultimate wish list item!


Joe Nye

Before I get swept away in errands and Thanksgiving preparations (eating out went out the window and we’re now hosting in our new place, eek!) I wanted to post a quick note of thanks.

Thank you for continuing to stop by and catch up even when posts are fewer and farther between than I’d like; thank you for your words of encouragement and support as I opened my business this past year and have shared projects along the way (special thanks of course to those I’ve had the good fortune to work with!); and thank you for your recommendations and warm welcome when we moved to Raleigh.

In such tumultuous times I’m reminded just how much I have to be thankful for, and I wanted to be sure I passed those thanks along to you in addition to my friends and family when we celebrate tomorrow.

Wishing you safe travels, happy celebrations, and extra slices of pie!



Steven Sclaroff | Eleni's Kitchen

Steven Sclaroff | Eleni's Kitchen

Steven Sclaroff | Eleni's Kitchen

Whenever I’m in search of inspiration and everything on Pinterest is starting to look the same, I revisit the portfolio of Steven Sclaroff. I bet you’re familiar with his work even if the name isn’t ringing a bell. He’s designed Kate & Andy Spade’s Park Avenue apartment as well as their Southampton retreat.

I’ve been meaning to share this cheerful kitchen belonging the the owner of Eleni’s Cookies for the longest time, and with a holiday where most of the day is spent in the kitchen around the corner, it seemed all too timely.

The wallpaper, ‘The Vase’ by Clarence House, is an all time favorite (I pulled it out for consideration for a project recently here) and it makes me giddy when people go bold in unexpected places.

All around happy vibes here and knowing that delicious treats are probably coming out of that oven often makes me all the more envious!


When we lived in DC, I hardly ever went to Target because it invariably involved fighting traffic across town, or driving to NoVA (#thingsIdontmiss). Now that a trip isn’t such a trial, I’ve discovered the cult of Tar-Jay.

This isn’t a sponsored post, but I popped over to our local store to pick up some office supplies last week, and can now say I totally get how it’s impossible to get in and out of there for under $100 (all.of.the.things…that I probably don’t need 😉 )

Since many of us will be hosting guests this holiday season and rushing to prepare our homes quickly and inexpensively, I thought I’d share some chic but cheap pieces I spotted in-store, as well as a few simple tips to prepare your home for hosting.

The Pursuit of Style | Target

 Topiary | Plaid Pillow | Tolix Style Chair | Monogram Hand Towels |  Marble Side Table | Marble/Wood Cheese Board |Seagrass Basket


Before doing anything, you’ve got to corral the clutter. Tackle that stack of junk mail, attack the laundry pile, and do a sweep of the floor for any hidden toy land mines. No time to actually deal with those things? I hear ya, and I’m going to let you in on a secret: baskets. They offer instant organization! Use this size for toys, laundry, extra blankets, and this size for mail, magazines, etc.


Now that you’ve got the mess out of sight, it’s time to layer in the decorative details. A pair of topiaries on the mantle, fresh pillows on the sofa (love these in navy or orange), monogrammed guest towels in the powder bath, and fresh flowers on the table are easy enough additions to feel festive without the stress of a whole holiday overhaul. Bonus points if you pick up my favorite candle.


The biggest change between how your home functions on the day-to-day, to when you’re hosting guests, is often related to seating. Having enough places to sit and spots to set a drink is key. These Tolix style chairs ($75/set of two, whaaat!) come in a ton of colors and are great to have on hand when you suddenly need to seat 10 instead of your usual 4. I’m also loving these marble topped accent tables which can easily be moved around as needed. I’d use them as cocktail tables in the living room, or bedside tables for a small guest room in a pinch.

Happy hosting!

P.S Most of these pieces are 10% off online with code TURKEYDAY. 


The Pursuit of Style | Festive Finds Under $150

Earrings | Top | Purse | Lipgloss | Heels

I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to preparing for parties–holiday parties, weddings, you name it–I guarantee you the week before I’ll be scrambling to pull an outfit together, pick up a hostess gift, or buy something off the registry.

It’s one of my least favorite qualities and something I’m trying to work on because I hate feeling unprepared (and spending exorbitant amounts on overnight shipping–which I do more often than I care to admit…dumb).

This year I’m getting ahead of the game and have been taking note of festive finds as I’ve come across them in an effort to put a stop to my pre-party crazy. Notable finds include this top my friend Jessie clued me in to which is super cute IRL. Pair it with black cigarette pants, a statement necklace, and bold lip.

When I run out of time and my closet is the only option, one of my tried and true tricks is dressing up an old standby with new accessories. These heels are very Aquazzura-esque (I like to imagine them as the affordable love child of these and these, can you see it?) and versatile enough to take you through a myriad of events this season. The biggest baubles you can handle–these fit the bill–will distract from your basic LBD.

Last on my prep list, a gold purse. I daydream about this one, which I know would pay for itself in cost/wear over the next ten years, but sadly that rationale doesn’t jive with saving for a down payment. Whomp whomp. This one is a good compromise.

Hopefully if you share my penchant for procrastination this holiday hit list has got you covered!