August 21, 2014

In the boudoir.

Alright, so we moved into our house just over a year ago now and I am embarrassed to admit that we still had not even unpacked the spare bedroom. It was basically just used as a glorified "storage room" where we would toss random things that didn't have specific homes and it didn't take long before it started spiraling out of control into one big mess. However, a week ago we decided that enough is enough and we finally got our act together and cleaned it out! I did a mini makeover of the room, and it's not nearly done yet, but here is a little sneak peek of how it's coming along:
 
We found a vintage wrought iron bed frame on Kijiji and I immediately fell in love with this coral and grey striped bedding from Target the second I laid eyes on it, so we are basing the decor of the room around those things. We gave a few feature walls a coat of mint-colored paint that I think really accentuates the color of the bedding.  The room isn't quite done yet, so I will be sharing some more photos later on, but for now here are a few inspiration photos that I have been liking:

What an incredible headboard, I have never seen anything quite like that! I'm also a huge fan of the bedside greenery.

Yes! Bold pops of coral! Cute idea to have the color of the bedspread carry out onto the wall art too.

I'm really loving this cozy New York loft space, especially the warm lighting clustered in the corner. I am thinking about how I can incorporate something similar into my spare bedroom.

Why is everything better with exposed brick? I am also really into the mint accent color. (Who's surprised?)

More photos to come! 
Xo, Stef

August 20, 2014

Sales & discounts galore!

It's really mind-boggling that Summer is kinda sorta coming to a close! I feel like I'm just starting to relax and enjoy myself and now it's almost over? No fair!
Anyway, with the season changing soon, we do have some good news pals! We have so many fun cropped tops and adorable Summer dresses left in our shop so we will be doing an Instagram shop update over at @thelovelycloset today! If you see something you like, all you need to do is leave a comment below the photo with your paypal email address and then we will send you an invoice! We will be adding more stuff throughout the week so keep an eye out!

More good news! Our shop here in Winnipeg is overflowing with stuff and it's time to clean house and make room for new stuff. For the next week we will be offering 25% off of everything in the shop (excluding sunglasses)! Come swing by Monday to Saturday from 11:00-6:00 to take advantage of the sale!

One last piece of info for you cats. We are offering 50% off of our sponsorship program with the code "OSLSUMMER" for the next two weeks!
Check out our sponsor page for more info/to buy a spot for the upcoming Fall! The discount applies to the three month packages as well!

Xo, Erin & Stef

August 19, 2014

Lovely liquors.

...Because it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?

First of all, this looks like the best thing ever. Secondly, as soon as I found this cocktail recipe I immediately went out and picked up the ingredients and made it for myself, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint. There is just a subtle hint of spice which is perfectly balanced by the soft sweetness of the peaches. It's pretty much the classiest margarita you've ever tasted.

Also accompanied by the prettiest tiny flower details.

If you like gin, grapefruit and a hint of lavender then The Molly Jane cocktail is perfect for you! Garnished with a fresh picked sage leaf, how can you resist?

Bri over at Design Love Fest has nailed it again in the beverage department because these sparkling summer cocktails look like they would really hit the spot right about now.

If you think this looks too good to drink then unfortunately I would have to inform you that you are correct. This photo is in fact part of a series of miniature photographs that make up a calendar, but it was just too adorable not to share! How cute are these palm tree and mini surfer figurines as garnishes? It would be so great to figure out a way to incorporate them into an actual tropical inspired cocktail!

Bottoms up lovelies! XO

August 15, 2014

Happy dance!

Well friends, another week is coming to a close and I have a busy night ahead of me! We are having some friends over tonight to celebrate Emery's birthday this weekend and I am busy scouring blogs to find some new delicious appetizer recipes to try and yummy summer cocktails to mix! Throughout my internet searches I stumbled upon a few lovely things that I thought I would share with you on this beautiful Friday afternoon! Enjoy!
Isn't this just the prettiest cocktail you ever did see? You too can make your own chamomile whiskey by using the recipe over on Design Love Fest.

I'm super into this plant hanger DIY found via the Free People blog! I have so many spots in my house that are just begging for more hanging greenery.

 Fig, caramel, walnut, and goat cheese cake. Need I say more? Recipe here.


And last but certainly not least, take a peek at this tiny pooch! How adorable is this little guy?! The best part... he's for sale!! If it wasn't for my darn allergies I would snatch this mini pup up!

Happy weekend! Xo, Stef