The Summer Edit With Wayfair

Summer decor is one of my favorite things I look forward to every year. So I am so excited to be teaming up with Wayfair to bring you the Wayfair Summer Edit, a curated guide of design trends and recent happenings at Wayfair to help inspire you to turn your home into the perfect staycation spot – at a time when we need it most!

Design Ideas I am Loving this Season

This season, I am all about bright colors, statement pillows and anything that spruces up my outside and inside spaces for the season of Summer. 

Some Top Trending Summer Decor Categories at Wayfair:

  1. Large Outdoor Planters
  2. Outdoor Bistro Tables
  3. Patio Side Tables
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Patio Coffee Tables
  6. Trampolines
  7. Charcoal Grills
  8. Sheds
  9. Composters
  10. Deck Lights
  11. Flood Lights
  12. Ceiling Lights

My Favorite Product Picks Right Now

Here are a few of my favorite products right now from Wayfair: 

1.Broaddus Convertible Chair 2. Bungalow Rose Larbi Cotton Floor Pillow 3. Anacostia Resin Fountain with Light 4. Sirmans Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

What Else is New at Wayfair?

How is Wayfair Responding to COVID-19?

With the help of incredible customers Wayfair has been able to raise more than $2.3 million for the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund. This contribution will go directly to supporting more than 200 food banks, 60,000 meal programs, and millions of Americans during this difficult time.

Read more about Wayfair’s response to COVID-19 here.  

To Find Out How Wayfair Responding to Racial InJustice, read more here.

Wayfair x Kelly Clarkson Home

Wayfair recently launched Kelly Clarkson Home, a collection which Kelly curated that reflects her French country style (with a mix of glam and boho as well!).

Thanks to incredible customers, Wayfair and Kelly were able to donate a portion of profits* from Kelly Clarkson Home after its launch to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

*”Profits” means net revenue minus wholesale, shipping, and other product-related costs, customer service costs, and merchant fees, plus credit card points and rebates. 

Kelly’s personal favorites from Kelly Clarkson Home

Favorite Kelly Clarkson Pieces:

Page Standard Bed // Acklen Tufted Round Cocktail Ottoman //

Cheekwood Square Pouf Ottoman // Studio 3-Piece Coffee Table Set

// 3-Piece Bud Terracotta Blue and White Table Vase Set // Melody 4-Light Lantern Rectangle Chandelier

Together, Iced Tea & Top Knots and Wayfair wish you a wonderful and safe summer in a beautiful home that you love

Small Businesses to Support

“Support the Makers”

We are going through a time of uncertainty personally and in our businesses. I know that we will get through this and we will do that by supporting one another.

A way I wanted to support was to share my favorite and my friends’ small businesses to shop right now online to help keep them going and to help keep supporting their employees.

Here they are, enjoy!

Online

Sarah Liller SF

Sidway Swim 

Soul Carrier

The Flourish Market (Thanks to Anna of My Cancer Chic

Trellis Beauty (Thanks to Anna of My Cancer Chic)

Covet SF 

Lirika Matoshi (Thanks to Amanda Montell

Love Thirteen (Thanks to Ali Levine)

Brittany Fuson

Jax Kelly 

Eleventh and Wilder

For the Love of Pixie Dust

Wrigleyville Sports

Nail Polish Strips

Mobaak Aromatherapy Shoppe

Ripley Rader

My Favorite SF 

Life Elements

Wish Upon Magic 

Wholesome Culture

Bibles x Coffee

Seaside Papery 

Short & Suite

Friendly Candle

Shops That Are Operating online right now (LA & OC Based Stores)

Nectar Clothing

Coco Rose Boutique

Morning Lavender

Elison Rd. 

Back To Basics

April Blooms Boutique

Polkadots & Moonbeams

Ritz Resale

Local To LA & OC

Bean Town 

Lavender & Honey

Webster’s Pharmacy 

Steelhead Coffee, 3350 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

How A New Space Has Created Such Calm In My Life

My Inspiration for My New Spaces

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” ~Bryant McGill from the @calm app 

As you all know, I just redid my bedroom and office for 2020, thanks to Wayfair! This was such a great experience and so needed not just for the physical spaces, but for my mental health. 

I am someone who struggles with anxiety, it was the main reason for wanting less clutter and be more at peace. Anxiety is something you may not always notice that someone is going through because it can be very internal especially for me. I have learned what creates less anxious days, it starts with my space being calming and less stuff. 

Setting up my sanctuary and creative office has helped create such calm for me in life and it feels amazing. I am more hopeful now more than ever going forward in life. It feels amazing to have my own mediation corner, my nightstand with my sage and palo Santo, a bed that gives me calming sleep and an office that opens up my creative juices. 

I am excited to keep creating that calm and peace everywhere in my life and to help whoever I can create calm and peace in their lives 

Here is to creating the space we each need! 

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What gives you calm in your life? 

Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go: Paris

To kick off being back to posting on a regular basis, I am launching a new series, “Where In The World Does Iced Tea and Top Knots Want To Go.” For the first one, I am covering Paris, France! Ever since I was little I have always wanted to go to Paris and anytime I saw Paris on TV or in a movie it heightened my dream to go to Paris. 

What really just confirmed my love of Paris was the movie ‘Midnight in Paris.’ Truly fell in love all over again with Paris and more. I have my outfits planned for each occasion and historical spot I want to visit as well as my coffee spots where I will have a tea latte and French macaroon. I can’t wait to go and that is one of my goals for 2020, go to Paris and soak up as much as I can. Here’s to the trip of my dreams. I have listed some of my favorites I have that I want to go to. See below and let me know what your favorites have been when visiting Paris. 

Sports:

Popular Spectator Sport In Paris

Shopping:

Hidden Shopping Gem In Paris 1 & 2

Food: 

Beefbar Paris – a historic restaurant near the Champs Elysées

Girafe – where dining comes with killer Eiffel Tower views

L’Abysse – where French and Japanese talent come together near the Champs Elysées

Cutest Coffee Shops:

Le Tambour

Odette

Le Consulat

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

Here is to my future trip to Paris!

~Iced Tea & Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite spots in Paris?

Thanksgiving Picks on Wayfair

One of my favorite things is to decorate for the holidays especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Envisioning what my future home is going to be like is my new obsession and it is so fun putting together mood boards of my dream pieces. Who doesn’t love putting together your ultimate home and working towards that? I know I do 🙂

When Wayfair approached me to pick out my favorite Blogger picks for Thanksgiving on their site, I jumped at the chance with Thanksgiving cheer. I picked my five favorite things to inspire you to shop on Wayfair this holiday season!

Thankful for you all!

I chose this pillow because there is so much to be thankful for this year and in this moment. This pillow represents that and just adds so much joy to the room for this Thanksgiving season. 
I am really into plaid and pumpkins so when I saw them both together I just knew they were at the top of my Thanksgiving list from Wayfair. They add that extra Thanksgiving cheer to the room, which I love. 
I am a sports nut all year round, but football is definitely one of my favorites. It brings so many people together at one another’s houses. It creates such a community around it that this sign is a must have for me this holiday season. Go team go! 
Giving thanks is so important and this beautiful sign is the perfect reminder. It will go perfectly on any windowsill or mantel. I love the simplicity yet beautiful touch it adds to any room and it can be up all year round. 
Candles are such a great item to put you in the mood for the holiday season. Everyone seems to have a scent that they love and gives them all the feels of certain amazing holiday moments with loved ones. This candle is the perfect scent that can give you that reminder and I know gives me that too 🙂 

“Starting to think about your holiday decor style this year? Check out Wayfair’s holiday decorations, including Christmas treesNutcrackerslights, and ornaments!”

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite things about the Thanksgiving holiday?

My Wayfair Blogger Picks

I am a lover of not just sports and fashion, but home decor and how I can incorporate sports and fashion into that. It comes out with a sporty, nautical, Parisian home decor goodness.

Envisioning what my future home is going to be like is my new obsession and it is so fun putting together mood boards of my dream pieces. Who doesn’t love putting together your ultimate home and working towards that? I know I do 🙂

When Wayfair approached me to pick out my favorite Blogger picks for their site, I jumped at the chance. I picked everything for the outside, the lighting, the bedroom, the kitchen and the perfect tub to take my bubble baths. I hope they all inspire you to decorate your favorite space or even just pursue the things you love.

Happy Wayfair shopping and exploring!!!

  1. 47 in. Diva BBQ Charcoal Grill // More Charcoal Grills 2. Carmelo 6-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions // More Patio Furniture 3. Kimber Blue/Beige Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug // More Outdoor Rugs 4. Clio Outdoor Barn Light // More Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting
  1. Elko Melamine 8 oz. Tea Cup // More Mugs & Teacups 2. Shifflett Acacia Wood Cutting Board // More Wood Cutting Boards 3. Willow Drive Spoon Rest // More Outdoor Rugs 4. Ayesha Curry 2-Piece Spatula Set // More Spatulas
  1. Tierra Luxurious Comforter Set // More Comforter Sets 2. Villers Premium Ribbon Bed Sheet Set // More Queen Sheets & Pillowcases 3. Nicola 47.25” W Clothes Rack // More Clothes Racks & Garment Racks 4. Pinellas Computer Desk with Hutch // More Computer Desks

59’’ x 31’’ Clawfoot Soaking Bathtub // More Bathtubs

*Each item will have ‘Blogger Pick’ on it and if you click on it, you will see why I chose each of them. You also see a familiar face 🙂

Boss Babe Quotes for the Week

I am all about finding inspiration from all over. These quotes for the week are truly inspiring and motivating. I hope they will inspire you all 🙂

Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.

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Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.-4

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Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.-2

Here is to another inspiring week !

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

P.S. What are your favorite quotes for this week?

Boss Babe Quotes for the Week

I am back to sharing my fave Boss Babe quotes of the week. I hope they inspire you all throughout your week and beyond !

All of these are inspiring me more than ever 🙂

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Here is to an amazing week ! Go forth and spread your joy and inspiration 🙂

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

What are some of your favorite quotes you go to for inspiration ?

Knee Deep In YSL Beauty And I Love It

“Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.” ~YSL

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YSL as a whole has always been a brand I love and admire. I knew from friends how high quality everything was, but never really experienced YSL myself till my mom gifted me one of their perfumes as an ode to YSL when he passed. I will never get rid of the bottle, it is a treasure. Since then I have loved YSL from a far dreaming of having another YSL moment !

 

This dream came true a month ago. When I got invited by Lourdes of YSL Beauty to experience a day of skincare and makeup at YSL Beauty at SAKS Fifth Avenue in Union Square, San Francisco, I was jumping for joy and said yes right away. Everyone was amazing and it was fun to checkout all the new lipsticks before my facial, officially all on my wish list.

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It was then time for the best facial ever from Karla O. of YSL. My skin was in need of some TLC and Karla made it happen. She used all of their amazing cleansing and hydrating products, my sensitive skin loved them all. Karla took her time and really cared about my skin and my experience, which also included an amazing hand treatment with oil and a mask in the best hand warmers. I am hooked and my next pay check is going to be put towards amazing YSL Beauty products.

Karla did amazing and continued to take care of me by setting me up with YSL makeup artist, Jamie. Jamie gave me an amazing new look that filled me with confidence and still made me feel like me. I am obsessed with all the makeup she used and slowly but surely it will all be in my makeup bag. I immediately got the amazing lipgloss she used because it was neutral with a flare of pink. This too was and is my favorite makeup look. Like the YSL skincare, their makeup doesn’t feel heavy, which is huge for me since I have such sensitive skin.

 

My day of self-care at YSL at SAKS was amazing. I have always gone back and forth about investing in designer products, but after my YSL experience it is more than worth it. The great thing about YSL’s products is that they are not only great quality, but well priced for what you get. My skin felt and looked amazing. Thank you YSL Beauty for taking care of me and help me kick start my self-care routine even more !

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Go check out your nearest YSL Beauty and if you are in San Francisco, head on over to YSL Beauty at SAKS in Union Square !

~ Iced Tea and Top Knots

What is your favorite self-care activity ? Mine is getting an amazing facial.

 

Style Collective Collaboration on International Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day ! I am celebrating by joining the Style Collective collaboration for International Women’s Day. We are celebrating by supporting our fellow Style Collective sisters in posting answers to the following four questions !

“International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” ~Style Collective

Personal Mission Statement:

To inspire others through sports and fashion while being authentic in connecting with my community.

What are some big goals that you have accomplished ?

I relaunched my blog with its new name, Iced Tea and Top Knots ! I have continued to stay authentic while growing my blog especially with the relaunch of it. I have also booked some beautiful collaborations with Meredith M and Rocksbox.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you ?

It means supporting each other and showing love when we each achieve a milestone in our dreams.

What does Style Collective mean to you ?

Since joining, Style Collective has given me confidence to keep going with my blog, to not be so hard on myself, to not compare myself to others and to stay true to myself. Style Collective has given me a community of amazing sisters and the tools to grow my brand. It is a sisterhood and so glad it is in my life.

Tell 3 fun facts aboud you and let’s celebrate the fearless woman that you are !

I am a huge baseball fan, go Chicago Cubs !

I am a lover of Disney movies.

My favorite thing to bake is brownies.

Here is to all my amazing boss babes and everyone who is pursuing what they love and making sure they share they passion and voice !

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~Iced Tea and Top Knots

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