587  //  nordstrom anniversary sale

nordstrom anniversary sale my picks // sarah sherman samuelI don’t get too excited about many sales but the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is all kinds of good. Instead of an end of season sale, the prices are dropped on the new fall items! Now is the time to buy that new pair of shoes, outfit, earrings, bag, oh and home stuff too. ;) Here’s what I’ve got my eye on…

Colorblock Tank // Porcelain Jar // Fatigue Skinnies // Triangle Studs // Wool Waistcoat // Colorblock Pillow // tasa Sandals // Quilted Pillow // Bar Cart // Moscow Mule Mugs 

The Sale is on from July 17th – August 2… Happy Sale Shopping!

586  //  Style at Home with Cotton

Advertisementtstyle at home with cotton 10 // sarah sherman samuelOk, I may have gone over board with the crop tops lately but after being pregnant for what is almost an eternity in fashion land and not able to wear them without looking like Buddha, they have quickly become a wardrobe staple.

style at home with cotton 5 // sarah sherman samuelstyle at home with cotton 2 // sarah sherman samuelthegreatromancephoto-115style at home with cotton 6 // sarah sherman samuelCotton recently invited me to share a few of my favorite garments and I had fun taking a peek into my closet and finding so many of the pieces I wear the most are in fact made of cotton and this particular crop top is high on my fave list. Being 100% cotton, it is a stylish mama’s best friend. The ease of care (with mess-ups bound to happen), the natural fibers, soft for mother and babe, and uncompromising on style as one of this season’s must haves.

mom jeans // sarah sherman samuelAnd, of course, what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t immediately go out and buy a pair of “mom jeans”. Right?! I have to say they may not be your mother’s mom jeans but these high waisted beauties are on heavy rotation over here and surprise!… they are made of cotton.

style at home with cotton 7 // sarah sherman samueltstyle at home with cotton 9 // sarah sherman samuelstyle at home with cotton 8 // sarah sherman samuelArcher is also wearing his favorite stylish and oh so baby friendly cotton pieces… his J.Crew camo harem pants and a white onesie.

Thanks to Connie of the Great Romance for snapping these photos of Arch and I.

Shop the look: High Waist Jeans by James Jeans // Mary Meyer Crop Tank // Geometric Cuff from TopShop (old) similar here // White Flats by Madewell // Camo Baby Pants by J.Crew (old) find similar here // Baby Moccasins by Freshly Picked

This post is sponsored by Cotton Incorporated. Find your cotton favorites here.

585  //  from the weekendssss

lake michigan bather // sarah sherman samuelHi Hi, sorry for the radio silence over here. We were in Michigan for three weeks and while I intended to take a week off from the blog to fully enjoy the cabin, that week turned into two when my computer went kaput! Nothing like a forced vacation, although it’s not like I minded too too much. I was also hoping to launch a blog/shop/website re-design while I was away but of course that didn’t happen either. Instead we spent a lot of time with family, introduced archer to the wonders of Michigan, and did a lot of what is pictured above. Now we are back in LA, back at it and I hope to get the new site launched ASAP. Stay tuned… x sarah

Oh and PS happy fourth and all that. Hope you guys had a nice holiday while I was away.
Oh and PPS, did you see my Domino Magazine Instagram takeover? Take a peek for more from my trip.

Image by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)
Swimsuit by Hackwith Design

584  //  white nights 3 ways

Advertisementall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelI can’t wear enough white these days. It’s a nice summer compliment to all the black in my wardrobe and while it may be trickier to go all white at night, I’ve teamed up with Target Style to show you how I’d rock the head to toe colorless look three different ways….

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583  //  modern country – living room

modern country // living room & entry // sarah sherman samuelRecently, I have been working on a living room design for Eden of Sugar and Charm and it is allllmost finished, so I thought I would share the design board I created for her with my initial furniture selects for the space. Eden’s style is “rustic modern” which was a fun twist on my usual aesthetic. Her house is in an idyllic neighborhood outside of LA that I didn’t even know existed. When I arrived at her place I felt like I pulled up to the neighborhood I grew up in, in the mid-west! So to match the location, Eden’s style and the style of the house…this is my take on a “modern country” living space.

Her living room is similar to mine in that it is a living room & entryway all in one space, so there were a few different furniture clusters to address. An entry/console table and mirror for the entry, as well as a bench and gallery wall that serves as a place to pull on and off shoes, and the main seating area with accent chairs, sofa, and coffee table. I balanced the two different styles by making sure there were several elements of both modern and country (or rustic). The rustic entry bench is offset by the modern frames and the sleek console table. The modern shaped sofa is balanced by the more traditional cozy silhouette of the yellow chair, etc. etc. And as always, I like to layer in natural patterns and textures like the fur on the chair (love the unexpected combination of the fur on such a traditional chair), the cow hide pillow, wood grain, plants, woven baskets, and that mirror… which is made to look like porcupine quills!

I can’t wait to show you how the space turns out!

Sources: Porcupine Quill Mirror // Zahra Table Lamp // Tribeca Console Table // Woven Storage Baskets // Fur Occasional Chair // Floor Lamp // Sofa // Cow Pillow // Faux Fur Pillow // Yellow Chair // Casablanca Rug // Coffee table // Brass Side Table // Bench

582  //  LA weekend with Bugaboo

gjusta // los angeles // sarah sherman samuelThis weekend my eldest sister was visiting from Florida, so we played tourist in our own town and Bugaboo invited me to share my top spots in a mini family friendly city guide, so here we go…

To Eat: my favorite pick has been Gjusta, it’s a bakery/deli/cafe by the same folks as Gjelina, so the food is incredible. You order at the counter and find a bench or milk crate outside to sit on, which isn’t the comfiest of seating arrangements, but it is that casual picnic atmosphere that makes it great to bring the whole fam.

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581  //  shop picks: steven alan

shop picks // steven alan // sarah sherman samuelI have a real soft spot for shop owners/curators that also branch out and create their own line (my heart will always be with product).  Steven Alan did just that and his namesake clothing line is a beautiful mix of simplicity and form. The SA shops are also still curated with unique designers that share a similar aesthetic and it is so easy to fall in love with each piece. Here are my top picks…

Poplin Dress  // Copper Bowl // Myra Mule // Natural Tote // Triangle Earrings // Fringe Blanket // Copper Candleholder // Panel Dress // Felt Coaster // Shinola Notebook // Clare V. Clutch // Coffee Cup 

 

580  //  style at home with solly baby

style-at-home-3I spent a day at home with the oh so lovely Elle, of Solly Baby, a few weeks back and we chatted about work, balance, design, inspiration, and motherhood while I put their wrap to use, lulling Archer right to sleep. You can check out the full interview on their blog today and I picked a few of my favorite images to share with you here…

style-at-home-8style-at-home-6style-at-home-5style-at-home-a copystyle-at-home-7wardrobe sources: Jeans from Asos // Top from Everlane // Shoes from Madewell (old) similar here // Wrap by Solly Baby

Bassinet from Land of Nod // All other bedroom sources found here 

photos by Ben Christensen
hair & makeup by Fiore Beauty

579  //  weekend scenes memorial day

monday-archer-rugSomehow, even days that you do nothing at all seem to fly by in a flash. We spent the weekend not doing a whole lot and I have to say it was our best one yet, with little A. We stared at, sang to, and giggled with Archer…had a few friends over, started working on the laundry room, and had a picnic in the park.

exterior house, patio // sarah sherman samuelpark-evening-picnicI also realized I never did share our finished deck. We still have to figure out the furniture situation but there’s a glimpse of it… looking forward to spending a lot more time out there this summer.

Hope you guys had a beautiful long weekend. xo

Images by me via iPhone & Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)