Handbag Favorites!

snap up this darling  wicker basket bag  with the perfect pop of color / photo: Frances valentine

snap up this darling wicker basket bag with the perfect pop of color / photo: Frances valentine

Artboard 1-100.jpg

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Nothing makes us happier than a beautiful or fun handbag, so we thought we’d do a roundup of some of our absolute go-to’s and some that are at the tippy top of our wishlist!

Want to see what’s on our summer must-haves list? Take a peek at this leather trimmed wicker shoulder bag - it’s so sweet and the perfect day or night accessory! Love caning? You’ll want to check out this darling drawstring tote! And by now you probably know that woven or straw bags are an absolute warm weather must for us… we can’t get enough of this seashell straw bag and this fringe bucket bag! Looking for an incredibly versatile piece? We adore this woven honeypot basket bag - it comes in countless colors and gives you the option of using it as a handbag or crossbody bag!

Our very favorite source for finding designer finds at a fraction of their original cost is The Real Real! We love being able to score the perfect investment handbag without breaking the bank! And great news - they’re are so many swoon worthy pieces that were just marked down an additional 20% OFF! Overwhelmed on where to begin with The Real Real? We think the best way to start is to search your favorite brand - we always start with YSL, Celine, Gucci and then go from there! Some of the pieces we’re currently crushing on include this Saint Laurent pale blue leather tote, this quilted vintage Chanel bag, and this Celine tote in our signature orangey red - all are so splurge-worthy!

We always receive so many questions about our favorite high-end investment pieces… specifically bags! If you’re like us, and have a weakness for a beautiful bag then you’ll want to take a peek at these options! We adore this structured leather tote, this metallic leather tote (make sure you check out the fun zig zag edging) and this large leather shopper tote (it comes in so many colors and is perfect for storing all the essentials). We also can’t get enough of everything that Clare V offers… take a peek at this racing stripes tote and this natural leather tote - both are so perfect for every day use! And just a friendly reminder that you can shop all our favorite handbags here (we update this folder daily)!

Looking to add other accessories to your wardrobe? We’ve also rounded up a few of our favorite shoes, hats, and earrings! How amazing are these strappy sandals and these breezy open toe slingback heels?! We’re also loving checked canvas pumps! On the hunt for a hat? You’ll want to check out this striped straw bucket hat, this classic straw hat and this whimsical embroidered wide brim. Needing fun statement earrings? We adore these oversized colorful earrings (they’re under $40), these straw flower earrings and these oversized white shell earrings.

Happy Shopping, y’all!

Favorite Spring Finds!

snap up our new  favorite tote !

snap up our new favorite tote!

Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’s the most beautiful sunny spring day here in Nashville which has inspired us to round up all of our favorite finds for warm weather! Whether you’re needing an outfit, or an accessory for a fun lunch, a girls night out, or packing for a weekend getaway… we’ve got the perfect pieces for every occasion! Scroll down to take a peek at what we’re loving below! Happy shopping, y’all!

Artboard 1-100.jpg
love is an understatement with this  caning drawstring tote !

love is an understatement with this caning drawstring tote!

ruffled high neck + hand-scalloped hem =  dress perfection

ruffled high neck + hand-scalloped hem = dress perfection

we’re crushing hard on these  two-tone ballet flats !

we’re crushing hard on these two-tone ballet flats!

how pretty is this tiered  polka dot number ?

how pretty is this tiered polka dot number?

this  seersucker sarong-style dress  is so versatile! Dress it up with these  metallic heels , or dress it down with these  casual wrap sandals !

this seersucker sarong-style dress is so versatile! Dress it up with these metallic heels, or dress it down with these casual wrap sandals!

in search of a classic pair of white pants? we adore the side buttons on these retro-inspired  wide leg linen pants !

in search of a classic pair of white pants? we adore the side buttons on these retro-inspired wide leg linen pants!

a breezy  tonal striped maxi dress ? yes please!

a breezy tonal striped maxi dress? yes please!

these  shiny patent leather sandals  are about to become our summer uniform!

these shiny patent leather sandals are about to become our summer uniform!

you know we’re  smitten for stripes !

you know we’re smitten for stripes!

this versatile  wicker clutch  is at the tippy top of our wishlist!

this versatile wicker clutch is at the tippy top of our wishlist!

go bold in this  floral turquoise beauty  - it’s a steal!

go bold in this floral turquoise beauty - it’s a steal!

we love arm candy… especially when it comes in our  signature orangey red color !

we love arm candy… especially when it comes in our signature orangey red color!

this  crisp cotton poplin dress  with its plunge V-neckline stopped us in our tracks!

this crisp cotton poplin dress with its plunge V-neckline stopped us in our tracks!

this  woven navy tote  is a beauty (and look inside at the sweet gingham lining)!

this woven navy tote is a beauty (and look inside at the sweet gingham lining)!

hese  scalloped espadrilles  are darling!

hese scalloped espadrilles are darling!

we can’t resist a  crossbody bag  - especially one with caning! and take a peek at the sweet bamboo turnlock closure!

we can’t resist a crossbody bag - especially one with caning! and take a peek at the sweet bamboo turnlock closure!

yellow is our happy color! we love these cheerful  strap sandals !

yellow is our happy color! we love these cheerful strap sandals!

we always feel prettiest in pattern and this  poppy print dress  is no exception!

we always feel prettiest in pattern and this poppy print dress is no exception!

Outdoor Favorites!

these outdoor  bistro chairs  are on major sale today!

these outdoor bistro chairs are on major sale today!

part bar, part outdoor party bucket - take $200 off  now !

part bar, part outdoor party bucket - take $200 off now!

snap up this  pedestal dining table !

snap up this pedestal dining table!

Artboard 1-100.jpg

Happy Monday, y’all! It's no secret that spring is our favorite time of because it means it’s finally patio season! If you’re like us, then you’ve probably been finding every excuse to hang outside and enjoy the sunny weather and blooms! Today we thought we’d round up all our current favorite patio picks!

One Kings Lane is currently offering 20% OFF rugs and their outdoor selection is incredible! Take a peek at this colorful geometric rug that we’re loving. Looking to add a pop of pattern to your space? We adore this navy and white striped rug and this graphic option in contrast colors. Looking for a doormat? We are loving this chunky natural fiber rug and this greek key mat - they’re almost too pretty to use!

One of our very favorite collections from Serena and Lily is on major sale, but hurry because the promotion ends tonight! How amazing are these updated iconic French bistro chairs? The most difficult part of ordering is deciding what fun color to choose (although we’re partial to the blue)! Also part of the sale is this outdoor console that doubles as part bar, part party bucket - snap it up while it’s $200 off!

Have you browsed World Market recently? We can’t get over all the amazing outdoor pieces and they currently have a FREE shipping promotion in full swing! Thinking about a patio refresh? You won’t to overlook this eucalyptus slat-wood dining table and coordinating chairs. We’re also loving this outdoor dining set. And by now you know we are smitten with anything scalloped… how sweet is this black and white umbrella (it also comes in navy). Be sure to head over to their website to shop all their perfect patio pieces!

We hope this helps you get a jump on warm weather entertaining! And just a friendly reminder that you can always shop all our outdoor favorites here! Happy spring y'all!

Statement Earring Favorites!

we’re crushing hard on these  green hoops !

we’re crushing hard on these green hoops!

snap up our favorite  Lele sadoughi earrings ! they are the perfect addition to any outfit!

snap up our favorite Lele sadoughi earrings! they are the perfect addition to any outfit!

these  Rebecca de ravenel daisy earrings  are at the tippy top of our wishlist!

these Rebecca de ravenel daisy earrings are at the tippy top of our wishlist!

Happy Saturday, y’all! It’s no secret that we adore a bold statement earring so we thought we’d do a weekend roundup of our favorites… because what’s happier than a fun pair of earrings?!?! Whether you’re on the hunt for a big bold option, an understated neutral or a whimsical pair… take a peek below at all our finds! And friendly reminder that you can always shop all of our earring favorites here (we update the favorite folders daily)! Happy shopping and weekend!

Artboard 1-100.jpg
these  raffia earrings  made our hearts skip a beat!

these raffia earrings made our hearts skip a beat!

talk about color crush! we are swooning over these  big beaded beauties !

talk about color crush! we are swooning over these big beaded beauties!

add a touch of metallic with these fun  raffia fringe earrings  (on sale for under $50)

add a touch of metallic with these fun raffia fringe earrings (on sale for under $50)

make a statement with these  striking petal earrings !

make a statement with these striking petal earrings!

these  woven raffia circle drop earrings  are the perfect addition to any outfit!

these woven raffia circle drop earrings are the perfect addition to any outfit!

you know we can’t resist bamboo! snap up these  hoops  for under $45

you know we can’t resist bamboo! snap up these hoops for under $45

these  seafoam green woven hoops  are splurge worthy!

these seafoam green woven hoops are splurge worthy!

raffia + seed beads + wooden rounds + a cascade of seashell-tipped fringe =  statement earring perfection !

raffia + seed beads + wooden rounds + a cascade of seashell-tipped fringe = statement earring perfection!

snap up our go to  tortoise hoops  for under $20!

snap up our go to tortoise hoops for under $20!

we love these  textured raffia earrings !
these  Wedgwood blue earrings  are a work of art!

these Wedgwood blue earrings are a work of art!

we adore these  double heart silk drop earrings  (and they come in three color options)!

we adore these double heart silk drop earrings (and they come in three color options)!

add a touch of the islands with these  shell hoop earrings  (under $50)!

add a touch of the islands with these shell hoop earrings (under $50)!

Friday Favorites!

photo: tec petaja / mark your calendars! Our alphabet series is launching may 13th on  one kings lane !

photo: tec petaja / mark your calendars! Our alphabet series is launching may 13th on one kings lane!

our favorite bedroom  rug !

our favorite bedroom rug!

snap up our  howdy  tote  here !

snap up our howdy tote here!

Screen Shot 2019-01-31 at 1.36.57 PM.png

1. Happy Friday, y’all! We’re so EXCITED to announce the launch of the our brand new Alphabet Series (as seen above)! Every single letter in the alphabet, available in ALL of our favorite color combinations (so that you can create your very OWN custom messaging) will be available on One Kings Lane starting Monday, May 13th! Mark your calendars because the countdown is on! In the meantime, you can shop all of our Color Studies here! Did you know that we offer curated groupings of our Color Series in a sets of 6 or 12 to make it super simple for y’all?!? You can also purchase individual pieces a la carte - we offer 3 different sizes! We love seeing how y’all style them in your home so be sure to always tag us on Instagram and use #pencilandpaperco when you feature them! You can read more about our Color Studies here!

2. It’s no secret we LOVE a GREAT SALE! Horchow, our go-to source for affordable home finds, is offering 30% OFF their already discounted pieces! We know that sometimes site-wide sites can be overwhelming so we’ve made it easy and rounded up all of our favorite finds! On the hunt for a new mirror? You won’t want to overlook this bamboo wall mirror or this Queen Anne style mirror that's been discounted over $800! We adore Matouk bedding and now is your chance to snap up their pieces at a fraction of their original cost! Our picks include this pique coverlet, this scalloped duvet cover and these monogramed bath towels! We’re also loving this ceramic lamp, this sleek table lamp and this bamboo motif chandelier.

3. Can we talk about the new arrivals at J.Crew for a moment? Our hearts skipped a beat just browsing all the brand new chic pieces! How incredible is this tropical toile linen jumpsuit and this midi sarong dress in seersucker?!? This tiered striped dress and these pointed toe woven sandals stopped us in our tracks - we love the homage to caning. Oh, and a pink wrap dress covered in an artful cheetah print?!?! Yes, please! P.S. some of our favorite shoes are still up to 50% OFF at J.Crew through the weekend!

4. We’re so excited to be in Kentucky for a quick getaway to take part in some of the Derby festivities! We’ve got our outfit all picked out, but were also eyeing a few other spring dresses that would be perfect for any occasion when you need to dress up! Take a peek at this sweet square neck eyelet dress and this white embroidered dress (it’s under $50)! Speaking of deals… this darling blue floral dress is on sale for $55.99! And because every once in a while we love a splurge we’ve got our hearts set on this bold silk dress!

5. We are over the moon that it’s finally outdoor furniture season! We’ve been finding every excuse to sit outside in our favorite chairs and enjoy the spring weather and blooms! Looking to upgrade your patio? These two accent chairs are steal for under $400! We’re also loving these wicker lounge chairs, these all weather rocking chairs and this complete patio set! And because no outdoor space would be complete without accessories… take a peek at these fun fringe pillows, this lion motif garden stool, this striped umbrella, this outdoor denim rug (currently 20% off), and this woven outdoor stool!

6. This Friday Favorites wouldn’t be complete without a rug roundup (especially when so many of our FAVORITES are 20% OFF at One Kings Lane). Take a peek at a few of our favorites… this hand knotted denim rug, this classic seagrass rug and for a pop of color - this hand knotted teal rug! They’re all a steal right now! Oh and friendly reminder that you can always browse all of our favorite rugs here!

7. Our FAVORITE sources for travel accessories and luggage, Mark & Graham, just released so many new incredible pieces! Curious what’s at the tippy top of our wish list? We can’t get enough of this wicker handbag and this clear tote with its chic double stripe! Head on over to their site to browse all the new items and to take advantage of their up to 40% OFF sale! Our go-to personalized spinner set is on major markdown along with this leather organizer perfect for storing all your jewelry and beauty products when you’re on the go!

8. In case you missed it, we launched 4 new P+P tees yesterday! We are so excited to now offer a HOWDY tee, FAVORITE tee, HEART tee, and TN tee! This graphic crew neck tee comes in unisex sizing and is printed right here in Nashville, TN. We still have a handful of LOVE Y’ALL tees, COLOR MAKES ME HAPPY tees, and HOWDY totes to snap up! And for a limited time only use code “HOWDY” at checkout for free shipping on orders over $100! Make sure to always tag us on Instagram and use #pencilandpaperco when you wear your shirts, or use your tote!

9. Sephora’s Spring Bonus event is in full swing which means you can save up to 20% OFF right now! Needing to stock up on beauty essentials? There’s no better time than now! We just added so many of our go-tos like this Charlotte Tilbury tinted moisturizer, this Kate Somerville exfoliating treatment, and accompanying moisturizer to our carts! In the market for a hairdryer? This Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is life changing (no exaggeration). And since one of the questions we constantly receive is about our lip color we’ve linked the two liners we use: this lip liner in Orange County and this red lip liner! We have the entire how to process saved in the “Beauty Favorites” highlights on our Instagram if you want to watch!

10. Still on the hunt for a Mother’s Day gift? We rounded up all of our favorite finds in the “Mother’s Day Gift Guide,” but have also found a new additions! In our opinion here’s no better gift than a chic bag! Take a peek at this sophisticated tote, this leather bag, and this bamboo clutch - perfect for any mom! Or make setting the table a breeze with these patterned ceramic dinner plates, these hand stamped napkins, and these tumblers. Still needing the perfect Mother’s Day brunch outfit? We’d wear this gingham dress, this playful patterned dress (SWOON), or this new, vintage-inspired dress that is absolute perfection!

Happy Shopping!