Zara Home

I love Zara — both the adult and kids’ clothes are my go tos for shopping. And now, I am in love with Zara Home. Although there are no stores currently in the United States, Zara Home is all over Europe and online. Think home decor at Zara prices — a win win for everyone! They have a terrific selection of linens, bedding, tabletop, accessories, and more. Recently, on my quick trip to Paris, I went in and oohed and ahhed at the selection (and prices).

 

Zara Home.

Zara Home.

This table is very William Sonoma-esque but at a fraction of the cost.

Fun, colorful, easy, and affordable.

Check out their prices.

Check out their prices.

The window display with their tabletop offerings.

This table is very William Sonoma-esque at the fraction of the price.

I wanted these blue glasses (4 euros each), but couldn't bring them back due to luggage space.

I wanted these blue glasses (4 euros each), but couldn’t bring them back due to luggage space.

Bedding.

Bedding.

More bedding.

More bedding.

I fell in love with these baskets! I wanted them all.

I fell in love with these baskets! I wanted them all.

 

You can buy online and it is worth browsing the website for inspiration.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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Zara Leopard Shoes

I am a huge fan of slip-on comfortable shoes that are hip and easy to walk in. And these Zara Leopard shoes check off the boxes. These flat leather ankle boots are made out of natural cowhide with elastic side panels and white rubber soles. They are quick to slip on, flat to run a marathon with, and a la mode en ce moment. I imagine that my Parisian Girl Crushes are wearing them now, too.

 

shoes

shoes

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Indian Quilts

Probably the best 80 dollars (times 2, so 160 total) I have spent recently were on these handmade Indian coverlets for twin beds. Thanks to Etsy and Rajasthan Royals, we now are proud owners of two vibrant, colorful, 100% cotton covers for two twin beds.

etsy

Obsessed with Etsy.

etsy

Rajasthan Royals creates by hand these beautiful and unique masterpieces. They have a large assortment of beautiful quilts to choose from, or you can even custom ordert. There are quilts, baby quilts, different size bedding, and pillow shams — all are traditional Indian and gorgeous.

Options of bed spreads.

So many options to choose from, but you can’t go wrong as they are all colorful, special, and add a splash of pizazz to any room!

Bright green with flowers.

Bright green with flowers.

Back of quilt.

Back of quilt.

Magenta!

Magenta!

Back striped.

Back striped.

Our two quilts for the twin beds.

Our two quilts for the twin beds.

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Uniqlo / Suno

I love when designers collaborate with retailers to create special capsule collections, so when I found out that two of my favorite stores were working together to create a rad summer line, I ran IN THE RAIN to check it out. (Yep, used the word ‘rad.’) And hallelujah, it was worth it, because what I found was soooo beyond rad.

Suno, a funky, artsy, print and pattern centric clothing line created by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty in 2008, teamed up with Uniqlo to create an inexpensive, colorful, and cool collection from May 20th (I am late) until the end of August. Pretty, floral, different, and affordable.

Birds view....not as fun to take these pictures when I am not pregnant, but a fun view from up top wearing these patterns together.

Birds eye view of top and pant….these pictures aren’t as fun to take un-pregnant.

Spearmint o fun!

Spearmint o fun!

The look.

The look.

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