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Group skinnydip... Shhh! ;)

Popping in from Nantucket to say a quick hello and share a few pictures from the past couple days! We had Amy, Carly, Emily, and Fred out to our house and have been filling our days with beach naps, coffee runs, ice cream cones, and even a little sailboat ride (crossing it off my 101 in 1001 list as we speak!). I'm trying to unplug as much as possible but you know I couldn't resist Instagram and Pinterest for a whole week ;)

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Design Darling beach bag  //  J.Crew sandals

Sometimes Rory just needs to get a little glam, you know? My mom took these pictures last weekend at the beach in Connecticut and we clearly had way too much fun in the process. I think I have four or five little white dresses in my closet at the moment — they're my current go-to for hot days and easy evening looks. Add a colorful necklace and a neutral shoe and you're good to go!

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I'm excited to be partnering with nineteen lovely blogger ladies to give one lucky reader a $1000 Visa gift card! Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter and be sure to check out the links above if you're in need of a new read! :) 


(1) Coffee table books (Taschen's The Grand Tour). In case you didn't notice from the sneak peek of my apartment, I have a slight book buying problem.

(2) Pointed toe pumps (Alice + Olivia ankle strap pumps). Also love these, these, and these.

(3) Tortoiseshell everything (Gemma Redux tortoiseshell necklace). Get the look for less with this or this.

(7) Stripes on everything (Rebecca Taylor striped peplum top). I've been living in this dress, lusting after this skirt, and contemplating this dress for fall.  

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My apartment was photographed by Dara and Trent Bailey yesterday and will be featured on Glitter Guide within the next month or so. Until then here are a few sneak peeks to tide you over! A few sources as requested on Instagram:

That's it for now but stay tuned! So excited to share the real photos with you :)


Rory and I fled the city for Connecticut over the weekend and had the best time laying low with my parents and youngest brother (the other two are still up in Nantucket!). My mom took these shots while we watched Coach and Rory eat people food run amok in the backyard. 

This linen tunic is kind of a no-brainer for summer weekends (spoiler alert: it's coming to Nantucket next week). I've worn Sail To Sable in the past and I swear it gets better every season. Right now I'm also loving this long-sleeved version, this unexpected silk combo, and this white and gold number!

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In the same vein as Monday's post on using a spare handbag strap for your camera, here's another super easy project you can accomplish in five minutes using materials you have on hand.

One of the biggest challenges in my studio is how to display and store accessories. Sure, I could throw everything in the abyss back of my closet — but then I find myself wearing the same baubles and bags day in and day out. Instead I want everything on display and neatly organized. The other day I thought, why not "file" my clutches the same way you'd sort your mail?

First I cut cardboard to place inside each clutch to help them hold their shape. (Same idea as storing a water bottle in your riding boots!) Some of my leather clutches were too floppy to stand upright so the cardboard was a necessary addition.

Next I went to the Container Store in search of a pretty letter sorter. Most people probably already own one but for $6 I found a pretty acrylic version. Sold! I was overly excited to get home and tuck my clutches into their new home.

Et voilà! They're completely organized and in plain view so I actually remember what I own. I even have a couple empty slots which I may or may not use as justification for adding a few new clutches to the rotation ;) P.S. These ones are American Apparel, Clare Vivier, Persifor, and K. Slademade

What do you think? I can't say it's life-changing but I'm all about an easy project that makes me feel just a teensy bit more organized!

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Dolce Vita romper {$143 $75}  //  Rose Pierre cuff {$100 $60}  //  Serpui Marie minaudière {$198 $103}

Tory Burch tote {$235 $123}  //  Bop Bijoux cuff {$68 $25}  //  Joie eyelet dress {$338 $101}

A Joie dress for $101 and a Tory Burch tote for $123?! Shopbop's extra 25% off sale is too good to resist. Shop the sale here and don't forget to use code SALE25 at checkout.

P.S. Speaking of sales, we've added a ton of new items to the sale section at Design Darling. Whether it's a Jonathan Adler mug, nautical dinner plates, or Sugar Paper noteset, there are plenty of irresistible deals to be had as we make room for new inventory in the weeks to come!


I'm sensing a trend among my current shoe crushes ;) I think the Tory Burch Chelsea flats win the prize for most versatile but really you'd be crazy not to scoop up a pair of striped peeptoe wedges while they're on summer sale. Right? Right!

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I've been making an effort to take more of my own photos lately (here and here, for starters!) which means lugging my camera everywhere I go. I wasn't a huge fan of the strap that came with my camera (I felt like a walking advertisement for a camera I hardly know how to use...) but I didn't want to spend much to replace it.

 Then it hit me: I had a beautiful leather strap from my everyday handbag that I kept in my dresser despite the fact that I never wear it as a crossbody bag. Bingo! The gold clips fit perfectly around the existing black loop and the leather strap can be adjusted to the perfect length for carrying around the city. I couldn't be happier with it — and I didn't spend a penny! My kind of DIY. :)

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Remember when I shared a sneak peek of this dress? It's fast become one of my favorite summer pieces. It's from my insanely talented friend Alex's line Persifor (which you can also find on Tuckernuck!).  The navy leopard print is fresh and different from other dresses I own and the fabric is the best for traveling — I swear it wouldn't wrinkle if you tried. Would it be silly for me to get the aqua shirtdress version too? You know, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...!

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I discovered Weronika's blog Raspberry & Red through Pinterest and promptly fell in love with her adorable outfit posts and — cue jealousy — travel shots of Europe. She's 17, lives in Poland, and occasionally wears bowties. What more could you want? ;)

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I'm excited to welcome Derng as Design Darling's newest sponsor! Started by Houston native Emily Segall, Derng is the online destination for bright baubles that won't break the bank. Above are a few of my current favorites but I think it's this navy tassel bracelet that takes the cake. So good!

P.S. Use code DARLING10 to save 10% your first Derng purchase.

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*This post is sponsored by Derng, a site I genuinely enjoy. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Design Darling possible!