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6/9/10

Summer Style Secrets: If The Lamp Shade Fits

First up in the Summer Style Secrets Series is 
Raina from If The Lamp Shade Fits.

 A daily read for me,
her witty insights and "daily doses of deliciousness"
always have me coming back for more.

Here are Raina's picks for a stylish summer...



1.  Flower Flip Flops from Victoria's Secret
These flower flip flops just say "summer".
All leather, they look much more expensive than they are.
They fit true to size and are so comfortable.  I can't tell you
how many compliments I've received
( I have both colors shown).
Now on sale for $29.00 a pair, you can find them here.

2.  Summer Quilt from Garnet Hill
I recently found this summer quilt at Garnet Hill.
It would be adorable for a little girl's bedroom.
$168-208, find it here.

3. The Good Home Company's Beach Days Linen Spray
On hot summer days,
I love to freshen my sheets with this spray.
It's the very essence of sun and sand.
$18.50, at Pillow Mint.

4.  Liberty of London for Target Children's Swimsuit
My three year old daughter is paddling around
our neighborhood pool in this darling swimsuit.
$11.99 available here.

~*~

And lastly, Raina mentions that she is
currently working on finishing
up her back patio.
Her inspiration: the riad courtyards of Morocco.

Look how fabulous Raina's living room,
and her daughter's room came out....



Is there any doubt that
this talented designer's patio
won't be equally jaw dropping?

I hope you enjoyed Raina's picks.
Personally, I'm heading out to Target,
right after I get my hands
on a bottle of that linen spray!






64 comments:

  1. I want that linene spray also;) Great inspiration from Morocco and the rooms turned out great!

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  2. Wow, what stylish rooms!! Love the quilt and those thongs (flipflops) are very summery and sweet :)

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  3. I want it ALL: LOVE all the lovelies here!
    Raina really is talented. Both of those rooms are beautiful and unusual ~ different ~ and I really appreciate that vision. Thank you for this very pretty and inspiring post! xx Suzanne

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  4. Summer Quilt from Garnet Hill is so beautiful...Perfect for a summer day:) Ohh this post is so inspiring:)
    Kisses darling and have a sunny day!

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  5. perfect summer round up! lovely picks, raina!
    (and thanks for the link love!!)

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  6. The girl's room is magical!

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  7. Those flip flops are adorable! Lovely guest post! xo

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  8. I can't live without linen spray! I am a little obsessed :/
    I would DIE for an outdoor space like that!

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  9. Jaw dropping indeed - WOW! My girls have Liberty swimsuits from Target this summer too!!

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  10. Love the Garnet Hill quilt! I also get a lot of bathing suits for my daughter at Target...the selection is great! Fun list!

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  11. WOW to those rooms!!!!!! ... i'm ALL about linen spray, but it HAS to be lavender - i can't go anywhere without it :o) ... i wonder if hotels and stuff get annoyed by that, hummm .. oh well!

    and i LOVE the L.o.L. stuff - i got my niece some stuff!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  12. Raina is hilarious - she's taking a blogging break now but hope she's back soon. Love her daughter's bedroom - so exotic. Must admit that when visiting the US, I scooped up all the LofL I could get my hands on for my daughter - so darling and affordable.

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  13. That living room and her daughter's bedroom are amazing! And I love her summer picks. Man, kid's swim suits rock. I wish I could fit into one.

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  14. Such summer fabulousness - I adore the Summer Quilt. Happy summer fun;-)

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  15. Oh, thats so beautiful. I love the latticed window shade, its so exotic and elegant at the same time.
    *kisses* HH

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  16. That girls room is divine! Such fun picks for summer.

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  17. I love the luxury of linen sprays... it adds yet another dimmension to the relaxation experience. I need to try that one!

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  18. The quilt is amazing. Love the big graphic design on something so traditional - new meets old - my favorite!

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  19. I love all of these! the flip flops are adorable!

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  20. That pillow mist sounds lovely~ I'd like my room to smell of the beach!

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  21. Such a great post! I love hearing about peoples summer style. This is the one season where I really have my own style too. That quilt is amazing!

    xo
    M

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  22. Le sigh. I love summer and I love Raina!

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  23. Thanks so much for inviting me to participate in The Zhush's Summer Style Series!

    I had so much fun picking it all out.

    And thanks to everyone for their kind comments!

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  24. Wow, Raina's living room looks gorgeous! I love the pattern on the walls. Great post!

    xo
    Valerie

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  25. Okay, i think i need that quilt pretty badly!

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  26. Raina is fabulous, I love her posts, she keeps me laughing, and from becoming a "serious" artist! I really want the yellow sandals!! VC is right up the street, maybe catalog only though!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  27. Great intro! Her living room is stunning!

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  28. Her living room has this Hollywood Glam to it. May be I have to reconsider my recluttering mode :))

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  29. Oh the summer. How lovely it is in its laziness. Today is the last day of school in Miami...so summer really kicks into gear tomorrow. :) xo

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  30. Love her picks! Love this post! Happy Wednesday!

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  31. I recently discovered her blog and just love it. She's so witty and what a talented designer as well.

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  32. Awesome girls! Okay, Raina's daughters room is incredible. Absolutley amazing. What a fun post y'all!

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  33. Awesome picks! I love that quilt! Also a fan of Raina's blog. I love her wallpaper!

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  34. Love the sandals thy're totally cute :D

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  35. Her daughter's room is so chic!! Wow! I'm back to check your posts after being away for a few days. Great stuff as usual!

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  36. Love her daughter's bedroom!!! So pretty..... I am also lovin' the Garnet Hill bedspread! Thanks for the great post!
    Health and happiness,
    Angela

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  37. That quilt is divine. I want to take it to the beach!!

    p.s. Our blog has moved! We would love for you to visit us at our new site: http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com/
    Unfortunately, if you followed us with Google Friend Connect you'll have to re-follow but everything else is the same! Hugs, K

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  38. love the sound of that linen spray and LOVE the idea for this series! you're on the ball as always.

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  39. I'm in love with the grillwork over the window in her daughter's room. What a unique way to bring style and privacy together. Have fun on your shopping expedition.....love me some Target'

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  40. Wow to the rooms! I'm sure the patio will be a Morrocan dream! Need to get my mom those flip-flops, for which I'm sure she would flip!!

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  41. Wonderful picks Raina and great post too!!! Nothing says summer cand chic to me more than a bottle of linen spray - I always get the smell of crisp linen!!! The Morocan inspiration is awesome and I'm sure when it's done it will look just as fab as her home..

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  42. Beach house days and Paris Rains are staples in my house! These are great finds - good eye!

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  43. raina is smart AND HILARIOUS, and i love her blog!

    and thanks so much for your comment. i really appreciate it.

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  44. Well, I just made more than enough space, send it over, ALL of it, please.

    Have a happy happy day! xx

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  45. She sounds so fabulous! I'll definitely pop over to check out her blog :)
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  46. Raina is awesome. and so is that quilt.

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  47. must have the spray...im s sucker for shit that smells good.
    and the flip flops too...love them. fyi..the j crew flower flip flops broke after 3 weeks. don't buy them.

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  48. Oooh...summery indeed! And yes, I'll be right behind you in line at Target getting the linen spray (and maybe that bathing suit for my niece!).

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  49. Wow, those interiors are gorgeous! I love the Moroccon inspired look, but it's easy to go overboard and they managed to keep it very tasteful and chic. Those flip flops and the quilt are fabulous as well!

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  50. I love those old vintage bathing suits, I wish they would come back in... thanks for visiting.

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  51. Fabulous picks! I want summer back...it's almost fall-like right now...

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  52. raina has awesome style and taste, and is a pretty cool chick all round! love her picks.

    that quilt is lovely. jxxx

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  53. I'm liking that summer quilt, it has a certain retro look to it that could really jazz up a room. I love changing bedding, accessories, pillows, with the seasons.

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  54. Wonderful list and all I can do here in Wintery Sydney is sigh and drool..

    Raina is fabulous - in every sense. Her eye and mind for design is unbeatable and I love pretty much everything she does.
    Needless to say 'If the Lampshade Fits' is an absolute MUST on everyone's blogroll.

    Big hugs to both of you clever girls!

    xx Charlotta

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  55. I'm dreaming of summer!! I would love that Linen Spray... it looks absolutely divine!! :) Hazel

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  56. Your blog roll rocks! just when to every site and have to add a bunch to mine. So thanks for sharing your favorites!

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  57. Great secrets, I love all her ideas.

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  58. Oh this is great - I've been on the lookout for some cute flipflops!

    Another awesome blog to follow then...

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  59. Mmmm that bed spray sounds amazing..

    xx .sabo skirt.

    www.saboskirt.blogspot.com
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  60. Not at all surprised by how stylish yet unpredictable this list is. Raina is anything but boring and I knew her style secrets would be the same. LOVE the Garnett Hill blanket/throw! Could be a cool wall tapestry, too...

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  61. I just picked up an adorable deep blue dress from Ann Taylor Loft and wanted fun flip flops to dress it down. A change of shoes can make it wedding dressy or go out to dinner casual. Anyhow - I think the flip flops are it! I like this kind of post - very fun!

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