Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Style

What will you be doing this 4th of July weekend? Right about now everything on the list sounds like a good time – day up in wine country, trip to the beach, getaway to Tahoe. While we’re planning to hang pretty low with le bebe this year, that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The 4th is one of our fave holidays because it really is all about good food, friends and wine. In SF the weather has finally turned a corner – hello, summer, is that you? – and we can’t think of a better way to spend the day than gathering a group of friends for a weekend of outdoor entertaining!

After seeing these pics from the super-sweet Seattle-based photographer, Charles Redding, it’s clear that our ideal, low-key celebration needs to involve lots of rosé, small bites and laughter!

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We plan to take advantage of the long weekend by spending lots of it in the kitchen checking off recipes from our never-ending Pinterest boards. A quick trip to the farmer’s market in the morning will yield everything we need for this Fig and Melon salad. It looks so yummy and is perfectly refreshing for the heat. We also really want to flex our muscle with this Strawberry and Blueberry Tiramisu – because who doesn’t love a fun 4th-themed dessert?!

While I stir, whip and chop, I’ll be doing it super casual in some easy 4th inspired style. I’m thinking boyfriend denim shorts, a cute racerback tank and some metallic slip-ons – the perfect lady-with-a-baby weekend wear if you ask me! We may head to the park or hang out on the rooftop deck because let’s be honest, our backyard is far from looking anything like this. Either way, I love that this breezy outfit doesn’t restrict any on-the-fly fun idea from happening. It’s summer after all!

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> 1. Boyfriend Distressed Denim Shorts ON SALE
> 2. Eco-Jersey Tank Top
> 3. Knotted Rope Bracelet
> 4. Bingo Game
> 5. Stripe Sunglasses 
> 6. Slip-Ons in Metallic 
> 7. Petanque Set
> 8. Aesop Body Lotion SPF 50

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images c/o Charles Redding

Spring Fashion Fling

We’ve been stacking our pennies all winter long for this time of year. It’s so time to shake off the winter wardrobe blues and put on something fresh and fun for Spring!

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This season, we’re all about loose, casual basics – you can literally live in a little capsule wardrobe – no need to clean out your entire closet. The key? Mix and match classic style staples with the perfect dash of personal style. Oh make sure your accessories are top notch! That’s what will help every day’s look feel new. Maybe a crisp white shirt will freshen your spirits? Or a lush neutral handbag? Sometimes all you need is a new pair of sunnies to make your entire wardrobe feel bright and new!

Thankfully, an entire site’s worth of our closet “must-have splurges” are on sale – for one week only! Have you always wanted to own a Clare V. clutch? Oui! Eyeing some Karen Walker sunnies since last spring? We’re also a big fan of making it a priority to buy quality over quantity. Here’s your chance to fill your cart with a covetable piece {ok, ok or two!} because everything at Otte NYC is 20% off, including new arrivals. Now there’s a way to put a spring in our step!

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GET YOUR SHOP ON!

> Clare V. Supreme “Oui” Clutch
> Objects Without Meaning Camilla Romper
> 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel
> Margaux Lonnberg Oversize Tank
> Masscob Seersucker Top
> Robert Clergerie Astro Sandal
> J Brand Distressed Capri
> Karen Walker Super Duper Thistle Sunglasses

We’re obsessing over the wide leg cream romper, but we’re also thinking it would be a great idea to stock up on our favorite pair of jeans. Whether you choose to go trendy or stick to these wardrobe classics, like a mini Pashli {soooo tempting!}, you really can’t go wrong with this sale! Hurry and shop here. Sale ends Friday! Use code SPRING20.

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Make Our Hearts Melt

For the first time in what seems like a long time, we’re actually excited for this year’s holiday of love! It could be that there is extra love in the air with the wee one on the way {or it could totally just be the hormones!} but Valentine’s Day has us smitten with the idea of sending a little appreciation someone’s way. And nothing says appreciation more than a small, yet thoughtful gesture {or two!}. We have a few ideas up our sleeves {more on that coming later!}, but thought it would be helpful to throw out a hint, just in case someone {ahem!!} happens to be reading this. Any of these little lovelies would SO make our day!!

 

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Get Your Shop On:

1.) Kiss Kiss Tee
2.) BKR Heart Water Bottle
3.) White + Silver Aether Cone
4.) Chuck Taylor by Comme Des Garcons
5.) Hearts Wool Silk Scarf
6.) Fragile Hearts Plate
7.) Staub Mini Heart Cocottes
8.) Garance Dore ‘XO’ Card
9.) Heart and ‘Be Mine’ Spatulas
10.) Love Letter Trays

We’re sure to give extra kisses if we receive this adorable Kiss Kiss Tee. How cute would it be with a blazer and these Chuck Taylors for a casual, but totally pulled together day look? Talk about a perfect match!

We’re also crushing hard on these Fragile Hearts plates. They’re edgy with just the right amount of fem. Plus they’re on sale! And these cute spatulas will surely aid in whipping up more weekend pancakes and tasty sweets! Just sayin.’

But if someone {hiiiiiint!!} is seeking a little extra love and affection come Valentine’s Day, our hearts beat fast for the Aether Cone music player. It’s sleek design and streaming capabilities make it perfectly simple to take straight from the box to the dining table to set the mood for an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner – the most epic girls’ night. You can sit back and let it stream, or you can tell it exactly what you want to hear! Literally, like out loud. It can understand your voice commands! Not to mention, the Aether Cone is a gift that anyone {him or her} would totally love to receive! Something tells us he won’t dread shopping for this gift!

So for all of the lovers out there who plan to get a little groovy come February 14, we’ve gathered a quick list of our favorite smooth and sexy R&B love songs. You can tell the Cone you want to listen to “By Your Side” by Sade and it not only will play the soulful tune, but it’ll also play related songs to set the mood!

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And for all of our singles, may you fancy a little “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Laupner? ‘Cause we know how it is!

While we’re at it, here are more V-Day gifts that we’re in looooove with…

 

 

This post is in partnership with Aether. You can follow Aether on Instagram here. All thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34’s doors open!