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Pin of the Week | Hunters Alley

delphine pinterest pin of the week hunters alleyThis week’s Pin of the Week is super exciting. Have you heard One Kings Lane has a sister site? Like a cool younger sister who moved to LA on a whim, wears the coolest vintage clothes, knows where the best thrift stores are, and sips chai tea lattes (iced, with almond milk) all day.  HUNTERS ALLEY is just for design lovers. It connects shoppers and sellers with beautiful treasures. I’m in love! 

 

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9 Great Holiday Gifts for Guys | 2013

Delphine's Holiday Gift Guide for Guys 2013Shopping for guys can be tricky. My rule of thumb for buying awesome men’s gifts is they should be A. edible, B. useful, or  C. educational … and no matter what, they should be well made. Here are 9 of my favorite go to gifts for guys, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or just because:

SOURCES // 1| Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Tonic  2| Subscription to Garden & Gun  3| Harry’s Shave Kit Membership   4| iTunes gift card   5| The Southerner’s Handbook   6| The Local Palate magazine subscription   7| Ruled Letter Opener   8| Polka Dot Bow Tie   9 | Personalized Canoe Note Cards

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Back to School | Summer Roundup

No way is it this time of year again!

Back to School | Summer Roundup via Delphine

Summer is flyin’ by and school is right around the corner. Time to start preparing … we found the greatest gear to get you in tip-top shape for the first day!

Sources || 1: Colorblock Backpack from Madewell. | 2: Fantastic Elastic Ipad Mini Cover from Saturday by Kate Spade. | 3: Caran d’Ache Office Ballpoint from Greer Chicago. | 4: The Love-at-First-Sight-Stapler from Poppin. | 5: SoloHD Beats by Dre. | 6: 750mL Vida Hydration Vessel by KOR. | 7: Personalized Notepad by Chromatic & Co. (Perfect back to school teacher gift!) | 8: Chuck Taylor All Star by Converse. | 9: Waxed Canvas Marlowe Lunchbag via Etsy.

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Summer Roundup | Accessories are Everything

Summer Roundup | 4 Ways to Change 1 Uniform Outfit via DelphineThe flirty skirt with a simple tank tucked in seems to be the easiest, but also the most popular go to of trends this season. It’s cool in the hot summer heat, chic for any occasion and the options for accessorizing it are endless. We came up with four different outfits that cater to whatever style you’re going for that day. Despite the heat, no need to sweat trying to mix it up, we got it covered!

“UNIFORM” SOURCES || Tank: Smocked Bottom Cami from Target | Skirt: Factory Wide-Striped Mini from J.Crew Factory

Outfit 1: Whether it’s with the girls or with your someone special, this outfit is the perfect dinner date outfit. The accessories are pretty, simple and neutral so together with the navy and pink it’s the perfect amount of class and sass. SOURCES || Necklace: Bellaire Circle Drop Necklace from Francesca’s | Belt: Sandpoint Stitched Belt from Francesca’s | Bag: Calvin Klein Modena Leather Tote from 6PM | Shoes: Periphery Wedge Sandals from Asos

Outfit 2: Since we already did a dinner date outfit, it is only right to come up with a lunch date outfit as well. Flats are perfect because they are comfortable and cute but they keep the ensemble sharp and not too casual. Pair it with a bright purse and some gold jewelry and you’re good to go! SOURCES || Sunglasses: Ray Ban Aviators | Necklace: Triple Gold Chunky Chain Collar from Bauble Bar | Purse: Snake Embossed Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom | Shoes: Merona Madge Cap Toe Ballet Flat from Target

Outfit 3: This may be our most casual look but it is still nothing short of fabulous. Perfect for the weekend! Mixing and matching many colors is all the rage this season so don’t be shy to pair a colorful belt, earrings, and bag, especially if you have neutral sandals.  SOURCES  || Sunglasses: With Love from CA Half Frame Tortoise Sunglasses from PacSun | Earrings: 2 Stone Drop Earrings from Target | Belt: BCBGMAXAZRIA Double Wrap Waist Belt from Lord & Taylor | Purse: Cole Haan Zoe Izzie Clutch from 6PM | Shoes: Steven Madden Cuff Leather Sandals from Lord & Taylor

Outfit 4: So obviously this last look is the office look. It’s important to be excited to go to work everyday and we believe the outfit has a lot to do with it! Keep it professional with a jacket and closed toed shoes. Add a bold statement necklace for a little edge, and don’t forget a roomy tote to stash your files. SOURCES || Jacket: Topshop Textured Blazer from Nordstrom | Necklace: Laura Necklace from Mimi Boutique | Bag: Ivanka Trump Crystal Bag from 6PM | Shoes: Arturo Chiang Avia Pointy Toe Pump from Lord & Taylor

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Back to School Sale on School Supplies at Chromatic & Co.

school supply sale back to school chromatic & co.I’ve been known to hug bins of school supplies. No joke. For all us paper lovers, back to school season is the perfect excuse to stock up on paper goodies. I’m going to be stocking up on teacher gifts … and a few note pads for myself, too. And maybe a new clipboard. Or two.

All paper goods, including personal note cards, personal note pads, binders, clipboards, calling cards, and thank you cards are 30 percent off at Chromatic & Co. through September first. Enter code SCHOOLISCOOL at checkout.

 

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Summer Round Up | Beach Fever

Summer Round Up: Beach Fever via DelphineIt’s that time of year again! Whether you’re hitting the sands on your day off from work or are heading for vacation, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite beach needs.

SOURCES || 1. Beach Read: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close is hilarious and cute, nothing too deep so your beach day is the epitome of relaxtion.

2. Adorable Summer Straw Hat by J Crew in sunwashed pink.

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs cat-eye sunglasses– a sunnies trend that seems to be so deliciously popular lately. These babies can go from street to beach all the while sporting 100% UV protection.

4. Sick of the typical flip flop look? These Mardis Gras Sandals by Roxy are the right amount of criss-crossingly chic.

5. Stay ec0-friendly with these highly absorbant, fast drying, 100% Turkish cotton towels from Etsy.

6. Everyone has delicate, beautiful, sensitive skin that needs to stay protected from the harsh rays of our dear frenemy, Mr. Sun. Banana Boat Natural Reflect Baby Sunscreen Lotion is wonderful for large areas, while Clarin’s SPF 30 Sun Control Stick is perfect for those hard to get spots on the nose, eyelids and ears.

7. Beach waves are lovely but sometimes you just need to get your hair out of your face. We thought this cute Mixed Print Headwrap from Urban Outfitters would be just the right accessory.

8. Julie Brown Reversible Beach Chairs are not only easy to carry but they are so fab as well.

9. Finally, we couldn’t think of a better, more classic beach bag than the Shoreline Tote by Lilly Pulitzer. So girly, so beachy, so roomy. J’adore!

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7 Tote Bags for 17in Laptop

big tote bags for 17 inch laptop bags via DELPHINEI’ve been using big 17in laptops for nearly 10 years … and I’ve been searching for a cool laptop bag to fit my 17 inch laptop for nearly 10 years! After fruitless searches (they’re all too ugly, too boring, too small, or too expensive) I’ve resigned myself to using a big tote bag as a laptop bag instead of a traditional laptop bag. The Orla Kiely one I have now is awesome for day to day toting around my MacBook Pro, but not perfect for traveling because the handle isn’t long enough to go over my shoulders if I’m wearing a jacket. It looks like I’ll be doing a bunch of traveling over the next few months, so it’s the perfect time to invest in a new travel tote bag. At least this is the way I’m justifying the expense. Which one do you like best? I bought one … can you guess which?

SOURCES // top left: yellow tote  top right: emerald green tote  2nd row: canvas tote  3rd row left: cognac brown leather tote  right: mint green leather tote  4th row left: navy and white stripe tote  right: brown leather tote

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Color Fun

Color if Fun via Delphine EphemeraI’ve had color, color, color on the brain lately. I’m loving everything chromatic these days. Here are some fun ways to introduce a bit of color into your life. I just bought the 2-tone balloons from Brooklyn Bride’s Pop Up Shop to use at an upcoming party. Love them so much, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wait until the party to blow them up!

Sources: 1| Two-tone balloons  2 | Colorful packing tape  3 | Brightly colored note books  4 | Colorful Pantone iPhone cases 

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Gift Guide | For the Men in Your Life

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I think the hardest people to shop for on my holiday shopping list, hands down, are the guys. So for my first gift guide of the season I started with the toughest: Gifts for the Men in your life. I’ll admit there are a few things on this list I wouldn’t mind for myself ; )

1. iPhone case  // 2. Timex watch // 3. Need Supply Duffle bag // 4. Skeletool // 5. bull catchall tray // 6. Wood Sunglasses // 7. Headphones // 8. Stanley thermos

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Jason Wu Striped Dress Color Palette

color palette inspired by Jason Wu for Target Striped DressWhile on vacation last Sunday I skipped breakfast and sought out the local Target to snag this Jason Wu for Target striped dress. I just love the unusual color combination of charcoal, mustard and blush. It’s pretty short on me, so I may have to use it as a Fall dress with tights, but I still love it. Right now it’s hanging on the outside door of my closet so I can admire the colors every time I pass by it.

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