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Theez uz muh FAY-YUN-SAY shoes.

Kate Spade Floral Heels | Covet Living

When I was a kid, Easter was all the rage because it meant that I got to dye eggs (ahhh – can’t you just smell the vinegar and see the PAAS kit on the kitchen table??) and if I was lucky, it meant I might get some new frilly, saccharin-colored Easter dress… probably something my Grandmother would buy me in an attempt to make me “act like a lady.”  (Ask Ruthie how that worked out for her.)  As an adult, I’ve swapped real eggs for Reese’s peanut butter ones, and Easter dresses for Easter kicks – otherwise known as floral pumps.  Dresses – meh – you may only wear once or twice, but floral pumps, imho, are a far better investment because they’re almost like a wild card / versatile neutral you can wear with anything: they take jeans + a white tee from “I just painted my bedroom in this” to très chic, take a normal striped dress (hey Hopie Sue!) from “I’m going to the Country Club today (yawn)” to “oh hey guys, I just threw this together because I’m channeling Carrie Bradshaw & am effortlessly fashionable and free-spirited and fabulous” …or yo.  If you work in an office where the dress code is a little more austere – say, suits & dresses that are all one neutral color – then maybe you can still have a little fun with what’s on your feet.  Plus… if looking down at your hooves and seeing these doesn’t brighten everyone’s day, gurl I don’t know what will 🙂

Easter Kicks | Best Floral Pumps | Covet Living

1 – Circus by Sam Edelman Maddy, $80 // 2 – Louise et Cie ‘Hermosah’ Pump, $118 (I’m gunning for these), $118 // 3 – Ted Baker Adecyn Crystal Droplets, $190 (or these) // 4 – Ted Baker Adecyn Cascading Floral, $190 // 5 – Loeffler Randall Pari Ink Floral Pump, $350 $295 // 6 – Pamela Heeled Sandal, $23.99 // 7 – Halogen Mattie Pointy Toe Pump, $90 // 8 – J.Crew Sloane Printed Crisscross Pump, $175

Red Soles Flowers of Paradise Heels | Covet Living

Or these beauties for $75, which I just spotted after I’d already collaged all that business up there.

Happy Easter!


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DIY: Upcycled Wicker Peacock Headboard

Found Wicker Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

I found this little fella across the street at a yard sale last year.  I always think these vintage peacock headboards look so sweet in kiddos’ rooms.  Plus, err-body’s so busy that it’s easy to get caught up in buying everything on page 59 of the Pottery Barn catalog and calling it a day, so I love it when you get to inject things that are a little more unique – and maybe a little time worn – to give a room some soul.

I actually love it as-is, and the au naturel route has its charms.  This one – in a Hamptons Designer Showhouse room by Sara Bengur Interiors (which is perfect, btw) – is in a darker stain that gives it an island-y feel, which I love.

Wicker Scroll Headboard | Covet Living

Remodelista also shared this pic from Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, which shows ta go ya that you can keep the headboard neutral and just dress up the bed with bold pillows.

Au Natural Wicker Headboard | Covet Living

Or if you ever needed a reason to love wicker’s natural finish, there’s this.  BANG.

Perfect Wicker Chair | Covet Living

But I’m also thinking of rolling up my sleeves and giving it a fresh coat of something awesome… maybe for one of my knocked-up pals.  It’s been done in everything from ROY to G to BIV:

Hot PInk Headboard via Oh Joy | Covet Living

Candy Pink Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Red Wicker Headboard via OKL | Covet Living

Peacock Headboard in Blue | Covet Living

Peacock Teal Headboard | Covet Living

Navy Wicker Headboard via BHG | Covet Living

Wicker Scroll Yellow Headboards via OKL | Covet Living

Green and White Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Green Wicker Headboards | Covet Living

Green Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

What do you guys think??  I love it in hot pink and in green.  OR in this peachy pink perfection – which would be so sweet for a little girl’s room…

Peachy Pink Color | Covet Living

…with layers of whites and creams and maybe some charcoal grey on the bed.  Like this Boho-went-to-heaven fabric (Sedona Ikat in Java by Beacon Hill), which is about as $$$ per yard as your kid’s first year of college… but it’s good for inspiration:

Beacon Hill Sedona Ikat | Covet Living

Like zeese!

DIY Headboard Redo | Covet Living

If you’re looking to do the wicker thing, there’s a few on ebay for $200 and up.  But I would suggest keeping your eye on Craigslist, Estate Sales, and yes – my old faithful – the Goodwill.


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