Entries from May 30th, 2013

my style: at the cabin

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Shopping guide: Bikini top by L. Space // Chambray Shirt from Anthropologie // Denim Shorts by Madewell // Gold flip flops from Armani Exchange (old) find similar here // Sunglasses by Ray Ban // Beach Chair is from Ikea // Necklaces were gifted

cabin progress: patio furniture

cabin-ikea-assemblyRemember from the planning post that I was looking for a couple chaise lounges? I ended up going with the Appalaro Chaise from Ikea. After a fun assembly session with Rupe (these were actually the easiest thing I have ever put together from Ikea), we were all set to do our best lounging.

chaise-cabin-smittenstudioMore to come on the patio as we are busy, painting, hammering, organizing, and finishing up projects this week.

To see all the progress on the cabin so far, head here.



from the weekend: chicago & the cabin

cabin weekendWe spent half of the weekend in Chicago visiting Rupe’s brother’s family. We had a blast catching up, sharing stories, and doting on their three little boys.  The other half was spent at the cabin, taking long walks on the beach to zen out before assembling Ikea furniture.  Those flat packed boxes get me every time.

Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

Images by me via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

pattern spy: brushstrokes

pattern spy brushstrokesThe painter in me is always drawn to a good brushstroke pattern. Here’s a few that I have my eye on now.

1: Black Road artwork by Dwell Studio // 2: Brushstroke Pants by Elizabeth and James // 3: Char-Bea bedding by Ashley G for Urban Outfitter


in my bag: heading to the cabin

in my bag // smitten studioWe are heading to the cabin this week and I’m so ready, my bags are already packed. Here’s a peek at a few things that will be coming along with me and a few that are still on my cabin wardrobe wish list.

The weather in Michigan is generally unpredictable and especially this time of year, I think anything could happen. I just saw it was 90 degrees there today but will get back into the 40s by friday, so layers are key. While I’m hoping for some beach time, I’m sure the sweaters will have to come out and those boots are always handy for tromping around the woods.

Shopping guide: 1: Gold Beach Bag from Asos // 2: Hunter Boots from Shopbop // 3: Knitted Cardi from TopShop // 4: Cuttoff Shorts by Siwy Camilla // 5: Fedora by Topshop // 6: Studded Sandals by Michael Kors // 7: Silver Bikini from Topshop // 8: Denim Tee by Madewell // 9: Maxi Dress by Asos

from the weekend: long walk & work

05.20.13-weekendThis weekend I worked a lot but also fit in a long walk by the water with the dogs and a trip over to the Long Beach flea market, which is where I picked up those copper beauties.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Images by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)