I would be deliriously happy if I could dress myself exclusively in these outfits from Calypso’s Summer Lookbook: Lived in Luxe. I’m definitely taking notes for my summer wardrobe: gauzy tops, rolled shorts, tribal prints, straw accessories and tousled hair….
Looks like perfection to me!
P.S I apologize for my lack of comments recently, life has been a little crazy with the move.
I am reading (and loving) your posts though!


A year ago today I started this little blog as an outlet for my love of fashion, design, decor and just about everything in between. S&S has definitely evolved over the past year, just as I have. There was a time when I was feeling particularly uninspired and almost shut down for good–I’m glad I didn’t!

A big thanks to followers new and old (I still can’t believe there are over 300 of you now!!) I love reading your comments, getting your feedback and reading your own blogs.

I hope S&S continues to to entertain you and maybe even give you a little escape from the work day. We all need a little procrastination every once in awhile!

kate spade

If there was to be a real life S&S b-day party you can bet this sequined zebra pinata would be there!

My question for you is, is there anything you’d like to see more of/less of on S&S in the next year? I’d love to hear your suggestions!


After yesterday’s post on ikat for your kitchen, Fallon from A Lovely Being (visit her blog, it’s amazing!!) commented that she was searching for a cute ikat dress. Always up for a challenge of the online shopping variety, I did a little hunting. Here’s what I found…

Gucci $4,700
DVF $345.00

ASOS $109.91

Warehouse $62.00

Tilly’s $38.99

Lulus $52.00

Forever 21 $14.50

Forever 21 $22.80
Forever 21 $16.90
I tried to find a variety of price points so that there’s something for everyone.
Hope you found one you like Fallon!


I’ve been craving a little luxury in my life lately since most of my time has been spent covered in paint splatters. A new perfume would do the trick, don’t you think? I’ve always wanted one of the delicious scents from Bond No. 9 and after picking up a sample of their newest fragrance, High Line, I’m officially obsessed. If a new perfume isn’t in the cards, I could be persuaded to settle for this gorgeous Park Ave. candle. It certainly would help get rid of the terrible paint fumes! Have you treated yourself to a little indulgence lately? We deserve it, right?!