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Happy Saturday! +3 Good Things for your Weekend

Saturday | Covet Living

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I hope this (^) is what your weekend already feels like.  It’s the most gorgeous day in San Diego, and my friend Hope and I are about to go for a long hike and then jump in the ocean.  That’s not awful, right??  Even if the temps aren’t so amazing where you are, I hope you’re cozily nestled in a fuzzy blanket watching football, or Christmas shopping online while you sip hot cocoa in your PJ’s (on that note – we have AMAZING Holiday Gift Guides coming out in the following weeks!), or doing whatever it is that fans up your skirt and makes you feel happy.  On that note…  here are:


1.  { listen } :: This is my new favorite jam, which will make you feel instantly relaxed… #namaste.  And it’s by the Bestie Boys of all people (say what now?)..  Brought to me by unicorn of a human / my older brother of sorts, Mully.

2.  { buy } ::  Best Plaid Shirt You’ll Ever Purchase, Target $22.99.  PS, it’s Buy 1, get 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories today at The Mothership – otherwise known as Tar-Jay.

Best Plaid Shirt Ever | Covet Living

3.  { read | nourish your soul } :: That effervescent image at the top is from a VERY poignant post Karrie did last January as reassurance to me when I was in the throes of a gut-wrenching breakup that everything was going to be just fine, and that it was actually for the best.  I’m reposting today because I have a few girlfriends who just made the very brave and never-easy decision to get out of relationships that were neither healthy nor sustainable, despite there being a lot of love.  And those gals get nothing but huge hugs and gobs of respect from me.  If you’re going through a similar thang, then Karrie’s post will do you proud, girlfriend.  In about 45 seconds.

Woman Running Into Water | Covet Living


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White Out

Ode to this glooorrrrious time of year when we’re on the cusp of Fall… ye know, when leaves start to turn and everything smells like cinnamon spice and looks like tartan plaid & pumpkins… (well – in most parts of the world).  And I am SO trying to channel that nostalgic, elusive feeling of Fall here in SoCal – what with all my windows open and fans on and Harvest Apple candles about to burn down the house. But alas – gowel, it’s 87 d*mN degrees outside.  And while perhaps I should be dreaming in autumnal shades of ochre / persimmon / deep garnet, all I’ve been gravitating towards this week are shades of white.  Maybe it’s because it’s been hazy and chilly here this week in the mornings.. (?)  Or maybe it’s cuz of this:

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote | Covet Living

Maybe my affinity pour blanche has to do with what my boy Scooter said: it’s the spirit of wiping the slate clean first and starting over again with a blank canvas (which, as it turns out, I do feel like I’m doing in my life – and that’s another post)… but whatever the reason, see below.  And exhale.  And maybe if you have the 1989 album, turn on my girl T-Swift’s “Clean”.

{ my favorite kind of outfit }

White on White | Covet Living

{big, big sigh}

Wash Out | Covet Living


Coleen McGill Design Group | Covet Living

{what sundays are made of}

Low Back, Low Bun | Covet Living

{çava, my old friend}

Paris Rooftops | Covet Living

{I think I forget}

Love | Covet Living

{unknown source but picasso / matisse-esque}

Nude Sketch, Source Unknown | Covet Living

{that hardware – i can’t even}

Sweet Brass Cabinet Hardware | Covet Living

{waterworks sink.  if i could only afford that sink or a shower, i’d take that sink and have it double as a bird bath.}

waterworks sink | covet living


White Bathroom | Covet Living

{my wildest wardrobe dreams: isabel marant}

Isabel Marant Sweater | Covet Living

{so warm.  i love everything in atlanta homes mag.}

ATL Homes Kitchen | Covet Living

{head to toe perfection, sans the scowl}

Neutrals on White and Denim | Covet Living

{laguna 6 by zio bios creative}

Laguna 6, Zoe Bios Creative | Covet Living

{black shower doors are all the rage… but so is this}

White Shower Doors | Covet Living


It's All Messy Quote | Covet Living

{the sweetest little old fashioned kitchen… note the detail and how the wee range slides in on top of the baseboard.}

Antique Kitchen | Covet Living

{denim + white = perfection.  always.}

White Blouse and Jeans | Covet Living

{but that gold backsplash}

White Kitchen, Gold Backsplash | Covet Living

Next week, pumpkins and lattes and flannels and jewel tones – honest.  And PS I’m sorry the formatting is jacked up on here – Karrie and I, in our infinite confusion over the techie back-end of our blog, can’t figure it out.  And PPS I’m sorry we’ve blogged like 4x this year.  We both love doing it SO MUCH and love all you wonderful people who follow along, so we’re making it more of a priority.  Pinky promise.


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