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POPSUGAR #MustHaveBox

06/28/2016

The Brunette One PopSugar June Must Have Box_8

I’ve experienced my fair share of subscription boxes, and while I’ve cut back in recent years to save some money, there’s nothing like a box full of goodies at your doorstep every month. It’s like Christmas, but year round! POPSUGAR sent me this #MustHaveBox to try this month, and it was inspired by summer – sunshine, cheer, joy, togetherness, & outdoor festivities! It’s got everything you need to prep for the perfect summer festivity!

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

Stay fresh with these Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes. After a day in the sun…or after a work-out when you have to rush to your next event, freshen up with these biodegradable wipes made with coconut milk & kale extract.

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

In a hurry? Check your make-up with this compact mirror from Knock Knock. It’s small and will easily fit into any clutch or handbag.

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

A snack to tide you over until the BBQ, these Pressels Sriracha Chips sure are tasty! These thin and crispy pretzels have a kick to them, and are sure to feed your appetite! I gave these to my husband because he loves everything spicy…but I made sure to steal a pretzel…or three.

I’ve already worn my Hat Attack Printed Sarong a handful of times. It can be worn so many ways and is the perfect neutral cover-up to wear to and from the pool!

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

Possibly my favorite item in June’s #MustHaveBox, this Sisters of Los Angeles “Cheers” bottle opener. This bottle opener is the perfect accessory to any bottle of rose that we will enjoy this summer!

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

All glitter nail polish is not created equal. This NCLA Born on the 4th of July nail polish is the perfect top coat to your manicure this weekend!

The Brunette One | POPSUGAR's June #MustHaveBox Review

I’m ready to host the next girl’s night with this Ridley’s Games Room – Who Am I? game. Time to pop some bottles of wine & get our guessing game on!

Check out my unboxing video from this month’s Must Have:


The POPSUGAR Must Have Box comes in two sizes/prices, the standard Must Have ($100+ value at $39.95/month) and the MINI (mini-size products for $18.95/month). You can purchase the boxes monthly, at a 3-month package or a 6-month package. You can learn more or sign up by clicking here

Decor

A Woman’s Cave, Inspired by Chairish

06/14/2016

the brunette one charish vintage bar stool collection

Pendant Light | Rug | Print | Wire Chair | Dining Room Table 

Reclaimed Bar Stools | Decanters | Bar Cart

I’m itching to finish our dining room design, and I was able to stumble upon inspiration from one of my favorite websites – Chairish, a destination site where design lovers buy & sell. Their collection of vintage decor for the home is awe-inspiring, how do you not want it all?!

I was able to put together a design board inspired by the many beautiful, modern, and rustic pieces found within the endless pages of vintage goodies. When pulling inspiration together for a space, it usually starts with one piece and branches out from there.

For this dining room/bar area, the modern and rustic bar stools immediately caught my attention. They are sleek, unfussy, and would blend in perfectly with my living room elements. I may be a fan of bold color; however, there are some spaces that are meant to be draped in neutral, and my dining room and kitchen bar area would be two of them.

When hosting friends and family, without a doubt we always end up congregating where the food and beverages are. So what better setting then this beautifully designed space. It offers an easily accessible bar cart, plenty of seating around the dining room table, and of course, at the counter with the bar stools. Let the conversation and good food take hold of the space, while the furniture lends itself to the ambiance of the room but doesn’t overshadow the space.

The Brunette One Chairish Vintage Bar Stools

You can shop all pieces in this e-design on Chairish.  To easily find items you love, ‘heart’ the item so you don’t forget it! 

Fashion / My Style

My Style: Tobi Romper

06/06/2016

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gifted Tobi Romper | Shultz Sandals | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody | Kenda Kist Necklace

Summer has officially arrived! Cody and I spent our first weekend at home working around the house and yard and it was glorious! I spent Saturday morning at the Farmer’s Market picking up my favorite sweet rolls, a fresh bouquet of flowers, and even picked up an impromptu salsa dancing lesson!  I had every intention of painting my office that afternoon, but instead decided to paint the laundry room with leftover Revere Pewter I had in the basement. We’ve talked about redoing our laundry room in the future by removing this awkward counter along the wall and installing some shelving and cabinets, but this temporary fix that makes me happy for now!

Sunday was spent working around the house. We are in the midst of getting a sprinkler system installed (#adulting) and just had some landscaping done, so Cody’s been hard at work on the yard. I spent the morning putting the laundry room back together. I had every intention of installing some window boxes to the front of our house, but couldn’t find what I was looking for at Home Depot – so I spent the majority of my day on the deck, soaking up some sun.

Work has been so busy that I haven’t had time to catch up on blog posts, but I wanted to share this look from Orlando. This long sleeve romper is from Tobi. The long sleeves are great if you are in the AC, but the low-cut neckline still allows for a bit of flirtiness to the look. I didn’t bother with heels the entire trip – after walking around the parks all day, who seriously has time for heels?!

If you like this look, make sure to check out Tobi’s entire collection of clothes (midi-dressesdresses, crop-tops, skirts, & more!)  – first time buyers get 50% off their entire purchase…so it’s time to do a little retail therapy!

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