Happy Friday

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Happy Happy Weekend everyone! I am away visiting friends for the weekend, in New York City quickly today and then off to the beach. So the blog might be a little quiet the next few days but I am sure I will continue to share some pictures on instagram! Enjoy the weekend!   xo Nan

- image of the South End of Boston by Nan, posted on Simply Elegant Blog Instagram - 


Twist on the Classic White Button Down

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Have you spotted J.Crew newest arrivals? If you haven’t, I suggest you head over asap to check out all their new products and their perfectly styled images. As I spent a few minutes (okay lets be honest, probably a good half an hour) browsing through the site, I kept coming back to this perfect shirt. A new take on the classic white button down shirt.

Last week Molly from A Piece of Toast shared a perfect outfit of white jeans and a pink button down. This post inspired me instantly! A few years back classic button down shirts held a strong place in my closet, but now over the years, I dont think I have any more solid button downs (except for a chambray piece.) Molly’s effortless look led me to add some button down shirts to my fall wish-list. Quickly considering all the various ways of styling such the look.

So therefore when I spotted J.Crew’s great twist to the classic white button down, I was instantly in love. Exactly what I was thinking of, but better! I love how the shirt is cut slightly longer, working great layered with a skirt but would also be perfect with jeans or leggings. And then what about a great monochrome look of pairing the shirt with white jeans or shorts?

-  J.Crew White Endless Shirt -

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 - Images via J.Crew -


Embroiderd Home Accessories


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Have you all heard of Coral & Tusk? They are one of my new favorite companies that I have found recently. Based in Brooklyn, Stephanie Housley and her team create beautiful embroidered products. Ranging from pillows and cloth napkins to cards. I love how their products have an old school feel and also a bit of a sense of humor. I think their style is very on point but also something that is very unique at the moment, not products that you can find in every other store. Continue reading


Classic Leather Hobo Purse

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Lately I have been on the hunt for a great new everyday purse. However, anyone who knows me well, also knows that I have a bit of an obsession with bags, so I always have my eye out for new beautiful finds and a long list of dream worthy splurges.

Right now a good collection of my ‘one day’ wishlist bags all happen to be the classic hobo cut. I have been eyeing the classic Bottega Venta Large Venta and the other day came across this beautiful Celine hobo (found on the great designer re-sale site, Shop Hers.) While I ‘dream about’ these bags I thought I should search around the internet to see what I could find that is a bit more wallet friendly.

I came across the classic Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Shoulder Bag but then also found the Tory Burch Marion Hobo for a more unique design. My favorite budget friendly bag happens to be the best price, the J.Crew Horn Handle Hobo. As always, J.Crew comes to the rescue! I would love to hear, do you have a favorite hobo purse or every carryall?

BUDGET FRIENDLY  //    1. J.Crew Tan Horn Handle Hobo

INVESTMENT PIECES   //    2. Kate Spade Black Charles Street Hobo     3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Tan Too Hot to Handle Shoulder Bag     4. Tory Burch Black Marion Hobo

DREAMING ABOUT    //   5. Chloe Tan Marcie Large Hobo     6. Celine Camel Hobo Bag      7. Bottega Venta Black Large Venta 


Scenes from the Weekend

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And it is Monday!      I hope that you all had a great summer weekend!

I was up with my family in Maine for the weekend and oh my gosh the days just seemed to fly by. It was as though the weekend started and then was over, in a blink of an eye. I didn’t have much time to prepare a post for today, so I thought I would just share a few images from the weekend, many of which I planned to share on instagram and then never quite got to it..woops.

Does that ever happen to you all? I feel as though I am always snapping away and then only realize the next day that I forgot to post the picture on instagram. I guess that is what #latergrams are for. Well with that, wishing you all a happy Monday!!

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 - Lobster boats, a common sighting when out on the water in Maine -

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- beautiful fresh flowers -

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 - my kind of picnic dinner -

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- all photographs taken by Nan for Simply Elegant Blog -


This & That

Jess Live Necklace, What Remains, Bien Madewell Tee, Sycamore Street Card

 

And it is Friday, I hope that you all had a wonderful week! If you are like me, I am sure that you are excited for the weekend. I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from the past few weeks.

BUYING      //     I was so excited to hear last week that Jess Lively, one of my favorite  inspiring bloggers, is releasing a new intention necklace collection. Jess released two beautiful brass necklaces to remind you to Be Brave and Be Present. I ordered the Be Present necklace, because I am always working to live more in the everyday moment and stress less about the future.

READING    //    I am always looking for new summer reads and I thought that this summer would be the perfect time to read What Remains by Carole Radziwill. I am a big Bravo tv show fan, with Real Housewives of New York being a constant favorite. So for ages now I have been wanting to read Carole’s book. I just started it this week and am fully engrossed! (Do you all watch RHONY? Or is it just me watching this fun..but yes..trashy, tv show!)

LOVING    //     I usually stick for simple and plain t-shirts, but then I spotted this Madewell Bien tee. I love the refined design and strong type. I feel as though this might be the perfect tee to bring the graphic look into my closet.

QUOTING     //      I spotted this perfect card by Sycamore Street Press the other day on Clementine’s online shop. How perfect is the quote?! “True friends are always together in spirit.”

What are some of your favorite finds form the past week? Happy happy Friday!!