Rebecca Lately

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sunday Best

Did you catch the Lilly Pulitzer sale earlier this week?  I am not crazy about Lilly, but I do love their bright patterns and colors.  I also love that their look is unique and playful.  I bought a couple things at the sale, and I can't wait for them to arrive in the mail.  I put together this cute summer look using this fun Lilly dress.  Autumn will be here before we know it, so I absolutely love this easy breezy outfit!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Southern Ideal Home Show & Giveaway

In case you've missed a few posts over this past summer, we moved and are getting ready to build our forever home.  To say that I've been glued to Pinterest would be a complete understatement.  I've been making so many notes and saving inspirational photos and it's all been ... overwhelming.  Of course, it's overwhelming in a good way!  But, we won't be building another house during our lives.  This is literally going to be our forever home. With that in mind, every decision feels super important.

The Southern Ideal Home Show is coming to Raleigh in September, and I will be attending it with my hubby.  We're hoping to not only get new ideas but to hopefully see some of the ideas we already have in person.

Today, I'm giving away two tickets to the Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh, NC.  All the details are below, along with the widget to enter the giveaway.  Good luck to all who enter!

The Southern Ideal Home Show, the Triangle’s largest home and garden event, is gearing up for its fall show Sept. 23-25 in Raleigh. The three-day showcase will be held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and will feature more than 300 top area professionals in home and garden.

One of the headliners of the show will be Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, presenting 10 of the most innovative newhome products for 2016. Many of the products are easy for homeowners to install themselves and include robots that monitor indoor air pollution, 3D printers that print actual homes, countertops that charge phones and more. Guests will be able to tour an interactive exhibit where they can touch and try these life-changing products.

In addition to the cutting-edge home items, the Showcase of Local Artists will make its debut at the fall show. Held in the Exposition Center, the showcase will feature 10-15 talented local artists from the Triangle with their work available for viewing and purchase.  Back by popular demand, Brews and Bites, where guests can enjoy locally-crafted beers with savory foods created by top chefs and businesses in the Triangle, is returning to the show for a fourth time.

Guests are encouraged to come with their to-do lists as this year’s show will feature more ideas and solutions than ever before. Theshow will spotlight what’s trending in home improvement, building, kitchen and bath, outdoor living, interior decorating and more. Don’t miss old favorites such as shopping the Partners in Design Sale and Ask TheHomeMag Aisle and get a head start on your homeprojects by registering online at for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree to shop the show.

Advance tickets are available at Walgreen’s locations throughout the Triangle beginning Aug. 22.  Tickets are available at the door for $9 and online for $8, and children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Friday is 55+ Day (tickets are $7 for anyone 55 and older) and Hero Day (free admission for active and former military, police, fire or EMT with valid identification). Parking is available and free of cost.

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Floral Autumnal Cell Phone Cover

If you missed my super cute summer phone cover, I shared it earlier this month.  I absolutely love it, and it was a ton of fun designing it on CaseApp's site.  After I designed a summer themed cover, I thought it would be cool to make a 'back to school' cover for my iPhone 6.

I played around for a while and decided that purple and floral would be perfect!  Florals are gorgeous no matter what season, and the purple is so cozy and autumnal.  I added my monogram, because it I felt like it really completed it. #iliveinthesouth #monogrameverything

What do you think?  It actually coordinates with my pink cell phone wallet, too!

If you fancy a new phone cover for the new school year, I have a coupon code for you to use!  Until the end of August, you can use REBECCASUMMER20 on CaseApp for 20% off your order.

Make sure to share your design with me!  I would love to see what you create.  :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Five Tips: Keeping Your Closet Organized

I am a stickler when it comes to my closet.  To be honest, I'm a little lazy and I don't want to spend a bunch of time looking for an outfit in the morning.  I've been organizing my closet the same way for almost 15 years.  Here are my tips for organizing your closet and keeping it tidy!

Organize Your Clothes By Type

In my closet, everything is grouped by type of clothing.  All of my shirts are together, all of my bottoms are together, etc.  In fact, I take it a step further and then have them organized by length.  For example, the top rack starts with tank tops then goes to short sleeve tees, 3/4 sleeve tops, long sleeve tops, short sleeve button-up tops, 3/4 sleeve button-up tops, and long sleeve button-up tops.  ...You get the idea!  I do the same thing with bottoms (shorts, skirts, pants), and my dresses are in a separate section.

Organize Your Clothes By Color

Within each type of clothing, I organize the clothing items from lightest to darkest.  This makes it so easy to find exactly what I want.  It also looks so tidy and neat.  I absolutely love having a tidy space, because it's calming and I feel like my 'mental' space is tidy as well.  When my space is cluttered and disorganized I feel cluttered and disorganized.  I'm also happier when everything is neat and in its place.


This might sound obvious, but purge!  Stay aware of the things you love and the things you dislike.  I purge about every other month.  I don't always need to get rid of a ton of clothes, but as soon as something stops serving its purpose it needs to go.  Chances are, if you don't use it at least every three months, you don't need it.

Put  Your Clothes Away

Every day, I do one load of laundry.  I hang up the clothes that need to be hung up, and I put the 'dryer' clothes in the dryer.  The next day, we all put away the clothes that were hung up and dried in the dryer.  All five of us pitch in to put way our own clothes.  Sometimes one of us help Izzie, since she can't reach all of her drawers. It's become a really nice evening routine, because we never start a day with laundry to put away (aside from the load from the day before that is likely still drying when we leave in the morning).  When we get home in the evening, we start the routine all over again!

Organize Outfits

If you struggle with finding things in the morning or deciding what to wear, plan outfits!  You can do this in a variety of ways.  For example, last week I went through all of my pants and skirts.  I made an outfit with each pair of pants and each skirt.  Then, I hung up all the outfits together on one side of my closet.  After I paired all the pants and skirts with tops, I went through the dresses and paired them with cardigans.  I have about three weeks worth of outfits already hung and ready.  You can also pair jewelry at the same time, but I like to pick out jewelry and shoes the night before.  It makes getting ready in the morning so easy!

I hope you enjoyed these tips!  I'd love to hear how you organize your closet!