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Insta My Weekend

05.30.13

When a 3-day weekend comes around, it’s like the weather gods said “here is your chance to get out of the house & enjoy the sunshine!” So we did ….

And I thought I’d share with you how I documented my weekend through Instagram! (If you’re not following me yet, my Instagram handle is @modishandmain).

We kicked off the weekend by heading over to the Social Tap here in Ventura for some refreshing beverages (and killer fries!) and dominoes. Sadly … I didn’t win.  Wine & Dominoes at the Social Tap

On Saturday we headed over to Ojai (yes, the same Ojai they featured on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters!) for some AMAZING mexican food & blood orange margaritas at Agave Maria’s. I’m not kidding …. the chicken enchiladas were so delicious and you can’t beat a freshly made margarita!
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Father’s Day Gift Guide

05.29.13

Plan ahead this year to get the perfect Father’s Day gift! You have just under 3 weeks til June 16th, the day we celebrate the father’s, step-father’s & father figures in our lives.

I remember growing up, I would bike into town to our local drugstore and pick up a box of chocolate covered cherries and a card to give to my Dad. I must have done this for 5-6 years to keep tradition going (and it was probably all I could afford!). I don’t actually know if my Dad really likes chocolate covered cherries, but he at least ate some of them to make me feel like I really got him the perfect gift.
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Happy Memorial Day

05.27.13

Growing up this day used to just being about a “day off from school,” but as I get older it takes on a whole new meaning of importance and reflection. I think about my Grandpa’s who both served in WWII, Sean’s family that served in Vietnam, friends that served in the Gulf War and family that still serves today.

This day, Memorial Day, is about thanking those who continue to serve & especially those that aren’t with us today. Have a wonderful day with your family & friends, hopefully enjoying the outdoors and flaring up the grill for hot dogs & hamburgers!

-Kristin Happy Memorial Day

 

 

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My Nordstrom Sale Finds!

05.24.13

As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids is not to be missed! I happened to find myself in a Nordstrom yesterday & ended up grabbing a few items that were too good to pass up! (isn’t that always our story?!?!)

Nordstrom Sale Purchases Skirt by Hinge // Coral Blouse by Nexx // Army Green Safari Blouse by Michael Kors

Coral Blouse by Nexx // Nordstrom

 

Print Skirt by Hinge // Nordstrom If you can’t get to a Nordstrom in person, I highly suggest browsing the site online!

Happy Shopping
– Kristin

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Happy Friday!

05.24.13

Happy Friday & to a 3-Day Weekend!!!

I love the first part of my day, taking Dexie for a walk. Lately I’ve been bringing my camera with me to snap photos of the beautiful flowers in the neighborhood, but today I thought I’d capture a few of Dexie herself.

Have a great weekend, From Dexie

Dexie on a walk

 

palm trees & sun

I’m sure most of you have some sort of fun plans with family & friends over the weekend and we wish you a fun, safe holiday weekend!

Kristin Signature

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Tech Chic

05.23.13

For most of us, the one item that is with us always is our phone. It’s our connection to the world, our way of touching base, working remotely & snapping pictures in the moment. Since it is our prize possession (and they aren’t cheap!), we should honor how hard it works by covering it with one of these chic tech cases!

Whether you are into simple, fashionable, floral, goofy, vibrant or personal … there’s hundreds to choose from! I’ve chose some of my favorite styles to share with you.

Tech Chic iPhone Cases From Top Left to Right: Rifle Paper Co. Forest Flowers // Rifle Paper Co. Gold Stripes // Tory Burch Wray Mix // Rifle Paper Co. Hello There // Etsy Coral Stripes Linen Case // JCrew Pineapple // Zazzle Aztec // Zazzle Yellow & Grey Ikat // Kate Spade Gold Polka Dot // Kate Spade Hello Sunshine // Erin Condren Personalized Case // Fossil Multi Print // Tory Burch Blue Tie Dye // Rifle Paper Co. Pink Ombré // Kate Spade Leopard // Kate Spade Blue Chevron // Fossil Teal Floral // JCrew Cork // Zazzle I Love Mustaches

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Best Memorial Day Sales!

05.22.13

Who doesn’t love a good sale over a 3-day holiday weekend?!?!

I wanted to share with you what I think are some of the BEST sales available …

#1 – Kendra Scott // Up to 50% off sale items + an additional 15% off taken at checkout!
      (I had 9 items in my cart & had to scale back dramatically!)

#2 – Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale // Save up to 40% during this most coveted sale on women & kids!
(I’ve gotten my Frye & Tory Burch boots the past two years during this sale. It’s that good!)

#3 – C.Wonder // Enjoy an extra 50% off sale items!
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Color Crush // Coral

05.21.13

It’s no secret by now that I have a serious color crush on coral. It’s the perfect mix between red and orange, touches on the perfect sunset, enhances a summer tan and can take an outfit from so-so to just right.

Wearing Kendra Scott Danielle Coral Earrings

Color Crush // Coral 1. DV by Dolce Vita Lace Dress // 2. Pretty Flowers // 3. Design Sponge at Home Decor Book // 4. Essie Haute as Hello // 5. Nordstrom Jacket // 6. LOFT Stone Necklace // 7. Kate Spade Watch // 8. Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings // 9. The Cambridge Satchel Co. Handbag // 10. C. Wonder Lacquer Box

Slowly but surely I’m incorporating coral into my home décor with accessories, added a refurbished flea market find into a great porch accent table and my Dad built me an AMAZING laundry room riser for the washer & dryer that got the final touch with coral paint! (at first he thought I wanted to paint it blue because he thought, well coral comes from the ocean so it must be … thanks for the laugh Dad!)
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