6.30.2017

friday five

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with ChristinaApril, and Natasha to share five things:
watercolor flowers / I'll take two burgers stripe / Positano ketchup and mustard
ONE: I'm hosting a cookout for some friends in a few weeks and I just sent out our invitations through Paperless Post. They have so many cute online and printed options to choose from.
TWO: We finally got blackout curtains for the master bedroom and Vi's bedroom! I used to have trouble staying asleep in the morning, but our new curtains do a great job at blocking the sun. They have made a huge difference in my sleep!
THREE: We're in the process of getting our siding, trim, front door and shutters painted. And before the work got started, our painter sent over a color consultant from Benjamin Moore to help us pick out the perfect colors. I had a general idea of what I wanted -- beige for the siding and trim and black for the door and shutters. But there are a TON of options out there so I was grateful to have a second (and professional) opinion. We decided on Lime White -- it's a popular exterior option to use if you want to match the mortar color of your exterior brickwork (which was exactly what I wanted!). And for our shutters and front door we chose the black color Midnight Dream, it's not a super bright black and I think it'll look great against our red and orangish bricks. 

dragonfly / quatrefoillion (on sale!) / pineapple / modern rectangle (on sale!)
FOUR: To complete our exterior makeover we also purchased a new door knocker! The last one had the previous owners' last name on it, so we knew we wanted to get rid of it ASAP. I'm excited to share a few images of the makeover project when everything is finished -- hopefully next week! Any guesses on which door knocker we went with?
FIVE: We've been at the pool a lot this summer, so I've been on the hunt for a great one-piece swimsuit. I ended up trying on a LOT of options from J Crew. I loved the halter wrap suit, but the "wrap" detail makes it way too easy for a toddler to grab on your top and flash everyone at the pool. The plunge v-neck one-piece didn't work with my small boobs, but I really liked the silky soft fabric. I'm generally not a fan of ruching so I was skeptical of the ruched femme swimsuit, but it's super flattering and it holds everything in. And I still want to try the scalloped v-neck suit!

Have a great holiday weekend! 
-xo-
Jillian
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  1. Love PP for quick and easy invites - the best!! I love all of these swimsuit options - especially the scalloped one! Enjoy the long weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. I didn't realize paperless post has so many different options! have a great holiday weekend Biana!

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  2. Blackout curtains are the way to go! Love all those swimsuits are so adorable. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I wish we got those blackout curtains earlier!

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    1. that was my first choice! but i couldn't find one in silver so we went with another one ;)

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  4. Your house is going to look so classy!! Love the colors you chose. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I need to get blackout curtains. My bedroom gets tons of sunlight. Which is really nice during the day, but it's causing me to wake up way too early in the morning. Happy Friday!

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    1. Blackout curtains are the best! I wish I got them sooner!

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  6. I love those pink tassel curtains - so adorable! I also tried on that plunge swimsuit in black from J Crew. It gave me the most massive camel toe and subsequent wedgie - so bad all around. I have YET to find a good one piece!!! :(

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    1. They might have a long torso version that'd work for you?! But I wish that suit had a little more padding up top too!

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