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MDS Stripes is how I dress in my fantasy life

Uber-talented designer and all-around preppy tastemaker Mark Sikes designs the chicest line called MDS Stripes. It’s chock full of flowy peasant tops, billowy skirts, young Jackie Kennedy on Nantucket-appropriate frocks and everything else in between. In other words, it’s how I would dress if I too was vacationing and living my Ultimate Stripe Fantasy Life™.
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Luxury Nile River cruises on the exotic and chic Nour El Nil. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Nour El Nil Luxury Nile Cruise? SIGN ME UP

On Instagram last week I stumbled on the beautiful Nour El Nil – a collection of luxury Nile River cruises. The photos are mesmerizing – it’s like the most exotic cruise you can imagine and straight out of a movie. Striped sails! Cushions to lounge upon! Cooling white linens with views of ancient deserts and
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Pencil Shavings's One Room Challenge living room reveal, complete with loads of bold blues and accented with red. Check out the full reveal inspired by the preppy regatta stripe rug from Dash & Albert, plus a kidfriendly white sofa. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

One Room Challenge: Living Room Reveal!

We’ve made it to the official big reveal of my One Room Challenge living room! I am so crazy excited about how this whole room turned out, and it’s probably going to end up being a couple of posts to talk about all the details. But for today, the reveal. A few notes: unfortunately we didn’t get
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Summer Bookshelf: What Are You Reading?

I’m hunting new books to read poolside this summer (let’s all take a minute and have a hearty laugh about that. Go ahead. I’ll wait) or in reality, during naptime or after the kids have gone to bed. Because there is no poolside reading with a toddler in tow, amiright? On the way to the
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