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Summertime Blues

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There is nothing more crisp and classic than navy blue in the summer.  And since summer has seemed to arrive we’re prepping with blues of every shade and nautical stripes galore.  Here are my top picks, what’s yours?  xoxo



Oscar de la Renta Arty Ring | Juicy Couture Elephant Bangle | Tibi Striped Camosile (perfection paired with white jeans) | DVF Plates for entertaining | J. Crew Striped Anchor Dress | KJL Turquoise and Navy Drop Earrings (I have these and they are in heavy rotation) | Splendid Jersey Dress | J. Crew Striped Shorts | Deborah Lippmann polish in Ray of Light | Jack Rogers new Quadrille collab sandals | Lilly Pulitzer Summer Chic Clutch

Old Navy Bandana Blues

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As much as you may find this hard to believe I’m actually a very un-fussy dresser.  In fact nine times out of ten I’ll pick comfort over style every time.  So when those two things combine, comfort and style, I’m as happy as a girl could possibly be.  Enter Old Navy’s summer line full of light and easy-breezy pieces in one of my favorite color combos; blue and white.  These pants, which are now on SALE, may be the most comfortable item in my wardrobe and this white gauzy top is perfect for hot Southern summers.  Dress it up as I did with heels and a clutch, or throw on your favorite flats and you’ll be ready for wherever these sunny days may lead.  truly, MKR   

Pants, Old Navy c/0 (on SALE)  ||  Top, Old Navy c/0  ||  Clutch  ||  Heels, Tibi (old, but I love these)  ||  Sunnies, Marc Jacobs  ||  Rings, Hatch 1, 2, & 3 c/o  ||  Long Necklace, Gold & Gray  ||  Shark Tooth Necklace, Gold & Gray  ||  Nail Polish, Essie Waltz

Photography  ||  Chelsey Heidorn


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This post was sponsored by Old Navy, a brand I love and adore, a brand that helps make WOM possible.  All opinions are 100% my own.


How to Choose the Perfect Blue Paint

discussing the art of many shades of blue, and what to look for when settling on the one
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Picking the Perfect Blue Paint, @waitingonmartha

It’s really no surprise that blue is one of the most calming and healing paint colors you can choose. We’ve often seen it used to create a relaxing oasis in the bedroom, but it can also promote a cleansing, tranquil feel in the bathroom and a bold, fierce ambition in the home office.  The versatility and wide range of beautiful blues is infinite; the color is a go-to when infusing depth into spaces all around the home (check out these nine different rooms that prove it!). 

I, of course, have always gravitated towards blue when decorating my own home.  I’ve learned how the endless shades can work perfectly together, whether that’s through throw pillows, accents or paint.  Decorating with blue offers so many possibilities as it’s a lot like the ocean; a multitude of blues, constantly changing and effortlessly mixing. And unlike most colors, decorating with a myriad of multiple shades works no matter what. 

When settling on your own blue paint options, rest assured that this color family is probably one of the best ones for you—even if you’re a little hesitant to paint.  It’s a classic, timeless color that both men and women can usually agree upon, and it can transcend redecorating for years to come.  But as you decide on what exactly blue to paint with it’s good to remember a few things. Blues, much like greys, can take on a chameleon-like quality on your walls as light changes throughout the day so test swatching all over is a must.  Dark blues can have some sneaky purple tones in them, and the darker the shade the more it will affect the amount of light you actually get in the room.  So when going bold make sure you’re ready, and remember the paint on your walls usually reads darker than you planned.  When painting with light blues keep in mind they can read very baby-ish so it’s best to keep them to nurseries, small powder rooms, and accents. And lastly, never forget about the ceilings and doors.  I turned to a deep, almost-indigo blue on my ceilings, doors and island (rather than paint the entire downstairs) to keep things light and airy, while still giving a nod to my absolute favorite color around. 

Below I’ve rounded up my favorite blues and provided some helpful insight as to how I’d use each shade.  Let me know which shade is your favorite and I’d love to know if you’re as big of a blue fan as me?  Truly, MKR

The best blue paint by @waitingonmartha @BEHRpaint #spon

Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha | This post is in collaboration with BEHR Paint, a brand we love and adore. All opinions are 100% our own. 

Colors pictured: Sailors Bay M510-5, Optimum Blue M540-7Very Navy M500-7Ice Drop M530-1Elegant Navy M530-7Hawaiian Sky PPU14-07Brisk Blue S530-SNight Flight S520-7Blue Me Away M510-1

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