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GINGHAM MAXI DRESS

Caroline styles a gingham maxi dress for a day on the beach | HOUSE of HARPER
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GINGHAM MAXI DRESS

Happy almost 4th of July!  I hope everyone is off work today and reading this from somewhere relaxing! -Shop The Post- [show_shopthepost_widget id="3636783"] Photographed by Kate Robinson We have been at the Knapp's cabin in Crockett, Texas with family.  The …

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Caroline styles a gingham maxi dress for a day on the beach | HOUSE of HARPER

Happy almost 4th of July!  I hope everyone is off work today and reading this from somewhere relaxing!

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GINGHAM RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT

Caroline styles a gingham ruffle skirt
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GINGHAM RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT

Ruffle skirts are everywhere you look, and I have already picked up two for this spring / summer.  I love this gingham one for the obvious reason, I LOVE gingham! -Shop The Post- [show_shopthepost_widget id="2654614"] Photographed by Kate Robinson This fun …

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Caroline styles a gingham ruffle skirt

Ruffle skirts are everywhere you look, and I have already picked up two for this spring / summer.  I love this gingham one for the obvious reason, I LOVE gingham!

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GINGHAM STYLE

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GINGHAM STYLE

Classic gingham made a resurgence in a big way last spring and there is no sign of it going anywhere for 2017!  It may just be February, but I am already finding a way to incorporate the classic check in …

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How to style a gingham ruffle sleeve top

Classic gingham made a resurgence in a big way last spring and there is no sign of it going anywhere for 2017!  It may just be February, but I am already finding a way to incorporate the classic check in my wardrobe with this fun ruffle sleeve!  (Which also happens to be another big trend!)

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GINGHAM STYLE

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GINGHAM STYLE

You may notice things look a bit different around here.  We launched a cleaner look for HOUSE of HARPER yesterday. (My sincere apologies if you stopped by when the site was down, but I hope it was worth it!)  My …

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how to style a gingham dress for the summer

You may notice things look a bit different around here.  We launched a cleaner look for HOUSE of HARPER yesterday. (My sincere apologies if you stopped by when the site was down, but I hope it was worth it!)  My favorite part is the new menu bar at the top of the site.  You no longer need to scroll back to the top to get where you want to go next… Oh, and the category list complete with recent post images!  If you notice anything not working properly, please let me know so we can quickly work to smooth out all the kinks for you.

And without further adieu, a perfect summer look.  If you see me at an upcoming baby shower, brunch date, date night or just simply running around town, I will likely be in this dress.  It was like it was made for me.  And for this bike.

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ADD TO CART: GINGHAM

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ADD TO CART: GINGHAM

1. swimsuit // 2. blazer // 3. dress // 4. phone case // 5. button up // 6. make up bag // 7.  shorts // 8. shoes Gingham is the true hallmark spring plaid, it's been around for decades but we are seeing …

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gingham trend1. swimsuit // 2. blazer // 3. dress // 4. phone case //
5. button up // 6. make up bag // 7.  shorts // 8. shoes

Gingham is the true hallmark spring plaid, it’s been around for decades but we are seeing it everywhere again this season!  Here are a few of our favorite ways to wear this spring staple. We love pairing gingham with more gingham! See how we have styled this trend in the past here.

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GOING FOR GINGHAM

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GOING FOR GINGHAM

I am staring at my messy apartment as I type and my mile long to-do list is running through my head. Sometimes Knox's nap time just isn't enough to put a dent in my daily plans. We just returned from another …

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Loeffler Randall Agenda Bag

I am staring at my messy apartment as I type and my mile long to-do list is running through my head. Sometimes Knox’s nap time just isn’t enough to put a dent in my daily plans.

We just returned from another weekend trip to Texas (Houston this time) and it made me realize how important weekends at home have become. Having those few days with a helping hand at home (FMK) is crucial for me to have a productive week. I will be playing catch up today getting unpacked, grocery shopping, doing some laundry and cleaning up the apartment – our usual weekend chores.

Happy Tuesday (is it really only Tuesday?)! 😉

Ann Taylor eyelet skirt

Outfit details: shirt: J.Crew | skirt: c/o Ann Taylor | shoes: c/o Ann Taylor | handbag: Loeffler Randall c/o Piperlime | bracelets: Old Navy, BaubleBar | necklace: BaubleBar

BaubleBar White Bib necklace

Photographed by Lydia Hudgens

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The Boy’s Bedroom Update: Sharing A Room

To a peek inside the home of Caroline of House of Harper. Caroline shares an update to her boys bedroom
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The Boy’s Bedroom Update: Sharing A Room

I am excited to finally photograph and share the boys' bedroom with you all. This room was previously just Knox's room, but about 6 months ago, they boys started begging to spend the night together so we would pull out …

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To a peek inside the home of Caroline of House of Harper. Caroline shares an update to her boys bedroom

I am excited to finally photograph and share the boys’ bedroom with you all. This room was previously just Knox’s room, but about 6 months ago, they boys started begging to spend the night together so we would pull out Knox’s trundle bed for Andrew to sleep on. Once we realized this was more than just a phase, I decided to order an actual bed and officially make it ‘their’ room.

Keep reading to see the full room and for all the details and links to everything I bought for the space.

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House Favorites: Blue and White

Caroline shares her favorite blue and white items featuring clothing, accessories, and home goods.
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House Favorites: Blue and White

[show_ms_widget id="36021203" image_id="41886397" width="600" height="913"] It's no secret that I'm a fan of blue and white prints year-round (as you can tell from my home decor), but I especially love blue and white in the summer. There are so many …

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of blue and white prints year-round (as you can tell from my home decor), but I especially love blue and white in the summer. There are so many pretty blue and white pieces out right now, from this gingham crossbody bag to a chic champagne bucket that is perfect for patio entertaining. I’m sharing a few of my favorite finds with you that are perfect for beach getaways and at-home entertaining. Happy shopping! xo

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Packing Guide: Spring Break

Caroline shares her packing tips and tricks for summer travel
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Packing Guide: Spring Break

It’s been surprisingly cold here in Houston which has us even more ready to travel somewhere warm over Spring Break! We are taking a quick trip to Florida and already planning our poolside outfits and daydreaming about soaking up some …

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Caroline shares her packing tips and tricks for summer travel

It’s been surprisingly cold here in Houston which has us even more ready to travel somewhere warm over Spring Break! We are taking a quick trip to Florida and already planning our poolside outfits and daydreaming about soaking up some sun! When it comes to packing for the beach and other warm weather destinations, we like to keep our suitcase light with a few swimsuits and cover ups that can also work for dinner. Read on below for our favorite finds this season to help make packing a breeze. Happy shopping!

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by: Kathryn Worsham Humphries
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Five 2019 Fashion Trends You DON’T Want to Clean Out of Your Closet

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Five 2019 Fashion Trends You DON’T Want to Clean Out of Your Closet

Photo courtesy of The Home Edit It seems like January 2019 is THE month for cleaning out closets and starting fresh. "Marie Kondo'ing" has become a verb and our friends Clea and Joanna at The Home Edit are providing fabulous …

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It seems like January 2019 is THE month for cleaning out closets and starting fresh. “Marie Kondo’ing” has become a verb and our friends Clea and Joanna at The Home Edit are providing fabulous organization inspiration. As you’re throwing things out left and right, there are a few trends you should keep an eye out for to make sure they don’t end up in the giveaway pile. Read on below for the trends you want to keep in your closet this year!

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The 10 Pieces You Need for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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The 10 Pieces You Need for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

image from this post While sometimes I can't pass up a particular trend (like all the fun fall handbags), at the end of the day what I really want are wardrobe essentials that I can wear on repeat and that …

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While sometimes I can’t pass up a particular trend (like all the fun fall handbags), at the end of the day what I really want are wardrobe essentials that I can wear on repeat and that never go out of style. Each season I curate a mini capsule collection with staple items that can be mixed and matched with on trend pieces and accessories. My magic formula for a fall capsule wardrobe revolves around 2 bottoms, 2 tops, 1 dress, 2 outerwear layers, 2 pairs of shoes, and an accessory. For details on those 10 pieces, as well as a few favorite shopping finds from around the web, read on below!

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How I Juggle Work and Family During the Week

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How I Juggle Work and Family During the Week

One of the most common questions asked to working moms, one that I often get asked and also ask others, is how to find balance between work and home life. Let me start by saying that I don't think any …

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One of the most common questions asked to working moms, one that I often get asked and also ask others, is how to find balance between work and home life. Let me start by saying that I don’t think any working mom or woman in general ever feels like she is doing a good job creating a ‘balance’ in life.  It is certainly an ongoing process that has taken trial and error and is ever evolving around the most immediate needs that surround you. But what I’ve realized is most important in achieving a ‘sense of balance’ is to be fully present wherever I am, whether that’s home with the our family or at the office. This separation is of course easier said than done, but I’ve established a handful habits that are super helpful. Below, I’m sharing my routine and tips with you that will hopefully provide some guidance for achieving your own version of balance sanity, whatever that looks like. I truly believe that it looks different for everyone, but that we can all learn from each other!

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5 Denim Styles You Need for Every Occasion

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5 Denim Styles You Need for Every Occasion

When it comes to my weekly outfit rotation, denim usually makes an appearance more than once. Whether I'm running around with the boys, working at the office, or heading to dinner with friends, I feel confident - and like myself …

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When it comes to my weekly outfit rotation, denim usually makes an appearance more than once. Whether I’m running around with the boys, working at the office, or heading to dinner with friends, I feel confident – and like myself – when I am wearing a pair of great-fitting jeans.

This time of year I always feel inspired to find a new, on-trend pair that I can wear throughout the fall season. I’m a firm believer that there is a denim style for every occasion, and today I’m talking about 5 pairs to have on hand in your closet. Read on below for my five favorite denim styles and styling tips!

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Weekend Reading

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Weekend Reading

1. Mother's Day Brunch Menu: If you are requesting breakfast in bed this Mother's Day, Gaby has a wonderful menu to share with your husband and kids.  Fred, take note. ;) 2. Dallas Wardrobe's Gingham Blazer: Loving this blue gingham blazer on …

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1. Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: If you are requesting breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day, Gaby has a wonderful menu to share with your husband and kids.  Fred, take note. 😉

2. Dallas Wardrobe’s Gingham Blazer: Loving this blue gingham blazer on Amy!  Blazers are so easy to throw over denim and a t-shirt for an instantly upgraded look!

3. The Best Floral Spots In New York This Spring: I always miss living in NYC this time of year.  The first two years we were in the city (Fred was in business school at Columbia), we lived a block from Central Park in the UWS.  The trees are all budding, the tulips cover the grounds and it’s the perfect spring weather!  Pre kids, we would stroll the park and a book and get lost in the park for hours.  Carly’s post gave me major nostalgia!  I think it’s time to book a trip…

4. Motherhood Moments- Insights for Moms at Every Stage with Babi Ahluwali: I love this interview Carrie did with Babi Ahluwali of Sachin & Babi.

5. Eisenhower Matrix- Getting The Right Things Done: Important vs. Urgent: I love following Brighton for her positivity, faith and drive to always learn and grow.  This was a wonderful post that we can all benefit from, or I know I did!

In honor of Mother’s Day, be sure to check out our Mom Crush series for more inspiring women! Plus, a look back at last year’s Mother’s Day post.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo

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House Favorites: Spring Forward

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House Favorites: Spring Forward

[show_ms_widget id="36000156" image_id="41861425" width="600" height="913"]We are experiencing the most beautiful weather in Houston and the sunshine days have us ready to start dressing the part.  Here are a few of our favorite things to start the season off in style.   …

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We are experiencing the most beautiful weather in Houston and the sunshine days have us ready to start dressing the part.  Here are a few of our favorite things to start the season off in style.  

| 1.  Black Swimsuit | 2. Palm PJ’S | 3. White Swimsuit | 4. Blush Pearl Earrings | 5. Pandora Hat |

| 6. Earrings | 7. Colorblock Dress | 8. Gingham Dress | 9. Geometric Dress |

| 10. Black Sandals | 11. Nude Heels | 12. Metallic Sandals |

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Home Tour: Andrew’s Nursery

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Home Tour: Andrew’s Nursery

Somehow Andrew is two-years old and I have yet to share his nursery with you all.  You have seen a few sneak peeks here and here, but I haven't done a true room reveal until today.   Photographed by Kate Robinson …

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Somehow Andrew is two-years old and I have yet to share his nursery with you all.  You have seen a few sneak peeks here and here, but I haven’t done a true room reveal until today.

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Gift Guide: Pet Lover

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Gift Guide: Pet Lover

[show_ms_widget id="35996798" image_id="41857331" width="625" height="951"] Rosie is contributing for us today sharing all the must-have dog items of the season. ;)  Not really, but I want everything on here for our sweet Rosie Girl.  Since she can't read this, I …

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Rosie is contributing for us today sharing all the must-have dog items of the season. 😉  Not really, but I want everything on here for our sweet Rosie Girl.  Since she can’t read this, I can tell you I actually ordered the Gingham Dog Bed and acrylic Dog Bowls.  Don’t forget your furry family members this holiday season!

1. Gingham Dog Bed | 2. Dog Bowls | 3. Toy Box | 4. Dog TeePee | 5. Book | 6. Dog Camera |

7. Pet Carrier | 8. Quilted Jacket | 9. Waterless Shampoo | 10. Kog Dog Toy | 11. Fur Dog Bed | 12. Bow Tie Collar |

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SALE ALERT: Fourth of July Sales

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SALE ALERT: Fourth of July Sales

Madewell Heels | Loft Earrings | Gingham Dress | Beach Hat | Straw Clutch | Tory Burch Wallet | Kate Spade Bag | Gingham Top | Sandals | Ruffle Skirt Happy 4th of July weekend, guys! Caroline and her crew …

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Madewell Heels | Loft Earrings | Gingham Dress | Beach Hat | Straw Clutch | Tory Burch Wallet | Kate Spade Bag | Gingham Top | Sandals | Ruffle Skirt

Happy 4th of July weekend, guys! Caroline and her crew are headed to the Knapp cabin and my family and I are packing up for a weekend road trip (follow along here)!  I’ll be shopping all the major weekend sales along the way so I am sharing what’s on my hit list, plus, all the best deals around the web!

Summer has only just begun, and luckily for us, a ton of summer styles just went on major sale! I’m thrilled to get my hands on this dress, especially after seeing it on Caroline at her summer entertaining party. And how can I pass up these dainty hoop earrings for $10? I’ve never owned large hoop earrings and I’m excited to try these before I splurge on the real deal.

Almost every retailer is having a Fourth of July sale, but we listed the very best below. Happy Shopping!

Tory Burch: 30% off sale with code EXTRA30

Madewell: Up to 40% off select shoes & sandals

J.Crew: Extra 50% off all sale with code SALETIME

J.Crew Factory:  50% off everything

Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items

ASOS: Up to 70% off sale

Loft: 50% off everything

Shopbop: Up to 70% off sale

Nordstrom: New styles added to sale

Bloomingdales: 20-50% off select items

Club Monaco: Extra 30% off sale items

Rebecca Taylor: Extra 40% off sale with code JULYSURPRISE

Williams-Sonoma: Up to 75% off

West Elm: Extra 20% off sale with code SUMMER20

Xo, Chelsie

WEEKEND READING

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WEEKEND READING

Hello, everyone! Hope this week was nice and short for y'all. I loved having Monday off, but felt like I was playing catch-up the rest of the week! I'm back on schedule now, and ready to enjoy the weekend. Keep …

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Hello, everyone! Hope this week was nice and short for y’all. I loved having Monday off, but felt like I was playing catch-up the rest of the week! I’m back on schedule now, and ready to enjoy the weekend. Keep reading to discover my favorite links of the week…

I’m heading to LA at the end of this week (follow along here), and I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect outfit. I think I found it thanks to Julia! She shared this (under $40!) gingham dress, and I knew it would be perfect for running around sunny California.

I’ve been following textile-designer Lulie Wallace for awhile, and this week I finally ordered some of her fabric! It won’t be arriving until late-summer, so in the meantime, I’m enjoying her Anthropologie collection.  Her serveware is adorable for summer!

A new dessert shop has landed in Houston! Dolce Neve just opened a gelato shop in The Heights, and I can’t wait to try it out. Hopefully, we’ll be adding this to our Houston City Guide soon.

I’m a (mostly) happy commuter! I sometimes can be stuck in traffic for up to an hour, so I’m very thankful podcasts exist. I’m always up for new suggestions, and I was happy Brides delivered with their list of 7 Relationship Advice Podcasts! The one I’m most excited to listen to is Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People.

Garden & Gun is giving you all the reasons to love the Gulf Coast. I wast thrilled to read this post, as I hear so much negative from locals about the Gulf. I think it’s time for a road trip up the coast!

I’ve got my summer reading list ready thanks to Glitter Guide. First up, Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. Paula is the author behind the best-selling book (and now movie) Girl on the Train.

FAVORITE WEEKEND SALE

The Nordstrom Half- Yearly Sale is ending tomorrow! Shop our favorites below…

Xo Chelsie

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MADE IN THE SHADE

Caroline styles a J.Crew ruffle wrap skirt for vacation in the Bahamas
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MADE IN THE SHADE

In case you missed it on Instagram, Fred and I had a little getaway to Nassau last weekend.  I wore this graphic t-shirt + wrap skirt to stroll around town on Saturday and yes, I am still loving the wrap …

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Caroline styles a J.Crew ruffle wrap skirt for vacation in the Bahamas

In case you missed it on Instagram, Fred and I had a little getaway to Nassau last weekend.  I wore this graphic t-shirt + wrap skirt to stroll around town on Saturday and yes, I am still loving the wrap skirt trend!

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FLORAL LACE TOP

Caroline styles a lace top for spring
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FLORAL LACE TOP

Lace is a favorite spring staple of mine and it is everywhere now!  From a recent baby shower to the rewardStyle Conference, there was definitely a theme. -Shop The Post- [show_shopthepost_widget id="2637946"]   Photographed by Kate Robinson I love this …

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Caroline styles a lace top for spring << HOUSE of HARPER

Lace is a favorite spring staple of mine and it is everywhere now!  From a recent baby shower to the rewardStyle Conference, there was definitely a theme.

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2016 – YEAR IN REVIEW

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2016 – YEAR IN REVIEW

In honor of tradition, and because I think it is fun, I am rounding up the best of 2016!  I use this to help plan out future content as this is the best way for me to see what you …

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In honor of tradition, and because I think it is fun, I am rounding up the best of 2016!  I use this to help plan out future content as this is the best way for me to see what you love and what you want to see more of.  As always, please leave a comment or shoot me an email for request, comments or just to say hi!

Also, you can check out past recaps here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Caroline shares her Christmas home decor

1. The most traffic on any page is our interiors landing page, Harper at Home, you love decorating and entertaining as much as I do so I am so excited to continue to grow this category in 2017!  If there is anything specific you would like to see (tips, tricks, storage, kid-friendly, etc.), please comment below!

Keep reading after the jump for the full list!

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How To Build A Timeless Wardrobe

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How To Build A Timeless Wardrobe

1. A Flattering Pair of Denim [show_shopthepost_widget id="2517504"] I had the pleasure of hosting a charity luncheon in my home town last week and as the emcee, I spoke about how to build a timeless wardrobe and we demonstrated with a fun …

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I had the pleasure of hosting a charity luncheon in my home town last week and as the emcee, I spoke about how to build a timeless wardrobe and we demonstrated with a fun style show.  This is a philosophy I personally live by and it has become a popular topic among the fashion world.  You also often hear of a version of this referred to as ‘The French Wardrobe’ because the French women are pros at pulling off that effortless chic style.  Read on, I promise this wardrobe will save you time (getting ready every day) and money (no more wasted money on too many trendy items you will only get a few wears out of)!

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The Southern Life: Growing a Nursery into a Toddler’s Room

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The Southern Life: Growing a Nursery into a Toddler’s Room

In this week's episode of The Southern Life, I am sharing with you how I made a few changes to transition Knox's nursery to into his current big boy room + a few tips to consider while designing your nursery so you …

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In this week’s episode of The Southern Life, I am sharing with you how I made a few changes to transition Knox’s nursery to into his current big boy room + a few tips to consider while designing your nursery so you don’t have to break the bank when the time comes.  (And trust me, it comes too fast!)  Be sure to watch this week’s episode and don’t forget to subscribe to receive an email notification when a new episode launches!

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A NAVY AND ORANGE AIRPLANE BEDROOM

Navy and orange little boys room.
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A NAVY AND ORANGE AIRPLANE BEDROOM

FMK says I am nesting, but I just say we have almost been in the house a year and it is time to finally get it looking like it!  We recently hung all the finishing touches in Knox's room so I am …

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Navy and orange little boys room.

FMK says I am nesting, but I just say we have almost been in the house a year and it is time to finally get it looking like it!  We recently hung all the finishing touches in Knox’s room so I am excited to share the finished product with you!

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BLACK & WHITE

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BLACK & WHITE

Working from home, sometimes I miss getting up every morning and getting dressed for work.  I look forward to coffee dates and meetings that give me an excuse to step it up a notch.  These black pants are a favorite …

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Working from home, sometimes I miss getting up every morning and getting dressed for work.  I look forward to coffee dates and meetings that give me an excuse to step it up a notch.  These black pants are a favorite closet staple for those occasions and a gingham crop top is perfect for layering over a high-waisted pant.

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CHECK MATE

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CHECK MATE

I met Morgan Hutchinson of Shop Buru almost two years ago at NYFW. I immediately fell in love with her cheerful spirit and entrepreneurial attitude so when she asked me to do a feature last year, I jumped at the …

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I met Morgan Hutchinson of Shop Buru almost two years ago at NYFW. I immediately fell in love with her cheerful spirit and entrepreneurial attitude so when she asked me to do a feature last year, I jumped at the chance to style 3 outfits from her website + shoot with Lindsey Bell! We had so much fun together, we decided to team up again so I met her at their Sam & Lavi market appointment to pick out a favorite look to share with you!

I loved this look for one obvious reason: the gingham print, but the girly flowy top and midi skirt are so flattering and on trend.  You can also see how Morgan styled this look in her Glitter Guide feature!

If you aren’t familiar with Shop Buru, it is an online shopping destination with a carefully edited assortment of all your favorite designers’ latest and greatest that also happen to be new ‘mom friendly’.  We are talking elastic waist, button down tops + loose fitting tops (like this one) that make nursing or just feeling comfortable with your new body easy!  Genius, right?!

P.S. If you are in Houston, today is Shop Buru’s first stop on their ‘Buru To You‘ moving tour!  You can shop their moving sale this week
20% OFF everything with code: GOWEST

SAM AND LAVI GINGHAM SKIRT

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Outfit details:  gingham top + gigham skirt: Sam & Lavi c/o Shop Buru | handbag: c/o Cuyana | shoes: c/o Coach (old, but love this new style) | sunglasses: c/o Rebecca Minkoff, old | watch: Rolex | bracelet: c/o Brandy Pham | rings: Kate SpadeBaubleBarDana Rebecca | earrings: Piranesi (similar)

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WEEKENDS AT HOME: AETHER CONE

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WEEKENDS AT HOME: AETHER CONE

As we are slowly getting settled in our new home (we moved in 3.5 months ago), we are carefully selecting products that can simplify our life while still providing an elegant aesthetic to our home. I love music.  I prefer to …

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As we are slowly getting settled in our new home (we moved in 3.5 months ago), we are carefully selecting products that can simplify our life while still providing an elegant aesthetic to our home.

I love music.  I prefer to have something playing in the background whether Knox and I are playing with his toys, I am working at my desk or lounging in the back yard.  And, of course, when we are entertaining guest.  When selecting my perfect player, I had three qualities on my wish list.  It was important to me to find a speaker that had a high quality sound + a high quality look.  And, I also needed something that was portable so I can easily take it with us to the back yard or to the lake house.

At least, I thought that was my only criteria.  After discovering the Aether Cone, I now know that I wanted so much more.

I first fell in love with the well-designed, simple build.  I knew it would look beautiful displayed on a shelf or more prominently on a stack of coffee table books.  But when I learned about the ‘whole product approach’, I knew it was for me.  The Cone’s intuitive dial and voice command free’s you from needing a screen or an app to control the device.  If you want to hear Taylor Swift (guilty!), you simply press the center button and ask out loud “play Taylor Swift”.  Or, if you prefer to listen to the news (or a specific radio station), you can request that, too. 😉

More favorite features…

Multi-room: You can sync multiple cones to enjoy the same music throughout your home – or play a variety of sounds simultaneously for different listeners.  It is easily adjusted to suit your current needs.

Turn dial:  If you would like it to play something similar to what is currently streaming, turn the dial a little.  If you would like to listen to something completely different from what you are listening to, give the dial a big spin for a totally different selection.

App: Lastly, if you’re curious about what Cone is playing, you can find out in the Aether app.

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Photographed by Kate Robinson

Outfit details: gingham top + gigham skirt: Sam & Lavi | shoes: Aquazzura | blue romper: Sam & Lavi | sunglasses: Karen Walker | hat: J.Crew | ring: Kendra Scott | necklace: c/o Jet Set Candy

Home details: coffee cup: Shopbop | pillows: Boxwood Interiors | garden stool: Furbish Studio

This post was brought to you in partnership with Aether Cone.  Thank you for supporting the brands that help make HOUSE of HARPER possible!

by: Caroline Harper Knapp
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MY FAVORITE SPRING TREND

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MY FAVORITE SPRING TREND

Local online magazine, CultureMap, asked Houston bloggers what their favorite trends were for spring. I shared my love for the retro spring staple, gingham.  You can read the full article here. "Floral may be tried and true, but House of …

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Local online magazine, CultureMap, asked Houston bloggers what their favorite trends were for spring. I shared my love for the retro spring staple, gingham.  You can read the full article here.

“Floral may be tried and true, but House of Harper’s Caroline Knapp says gingham is the true hallmark spring plaid. Knapp, who recently relocated from New York City to Houston, still finds herself incorporating New York corporate style into her wardrobe. With gingham, she suggests pairing darker gingham patterns with either more gingham or a neutral colored top. Avoid red gingham to avoid resembling a picnic table.”

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Photographed by Cody Bess

Outfit details: Skirt: Madewell | Blouse: Madewell | shoes: Chanel | handbag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff | sunglasses: Karen Walker |bracelet: Kendra Scott

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by: Caroline Harper Knapp
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AERONAUTICAL NURSERY

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AERONAUTICAL NURSERY

The last stop on our apartment tour is Knox's nursery.  His nursery theme is 'vintage aeronautical' because we think it's cute, but also because my father is a commercial airline pilot and my grandfather flew in World War II. The airplanes …

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The last stop on our apartment tour is Knox’s nursery.  His nursery theme is ‘vintage aeronautical’ because we think it’s cute, but also because my father is a commercial airline pilot and my grandfather flew in World War II. The airplanes on the wall above Knox’s glider were in my father and brother’s nurseries.

I don’t want to have to redesign the room in a few years when Knox gets older so I stuck with primary colors and patterns that weren’t too young for an easy transition to a toddler and little boy’s room.

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The classic ticking stripe crib bedding plays well with the other patterns in the room and the dark navy doesn’t show spots (which I learned quickly is a good thing).  My sister found the custom fly pillow for me from A Grace Unlimited.

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I loved these baskets from Restoration Hardware, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay that much for storage baskets!  So, I found these on One King’s Lane and I bought some paint & stencils on amazon.  I plan to DIY “toys”, “books” and “laundry” to these baskets for the same look as the RH ones I love!

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I almost didn’t get a glider because I didn’t think there was room in the nursery, but I am so glad I did! Honestly, this is where you spend most of your time so make sure to pick out a comfortable one! And, be sure to order well in advance. This glider took 6 weeks to get here and Knox arrived 6 weeks early so I was nursing on the couch in the beginning and it wasn’t as convenient or comfortable for late night feedings.

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I opted for a leather pouf instead of the matching ottoman. The dark leather adds contrast to the light linen fabric and it’s a more functional size for our tiny space. Now that Knox is bigger, it also makes for a fun little play seat for him to pull up on and to sit on.

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This custom pillow is such a cute baby gift!  I love having all his stats displayed to always remember.

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Our friends found so many adorable airplane accessories for our showers. I am amazed by how much cute stuff is out there for our nursery theme.

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The twin bed in the nursery allows the room to double as a guest bedroom.  There is a trundle-bed under it, as well, so we can sleep two guest comfortably.
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We had to take down the bottom row of pictures for now because Knox was too interested in them during diaper changes.  My sweet college friends ordered the captain sign for our baby shower and I loved it so much I tied it to this floor lamp.  Our apartment doesn’t have any overhead lights so I have to put lamps wherever they will fit!
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Photographed by Lydia Hudgens

Nursery details: crib bedding: Restoration Hardware | twin comforter, quilt and gingham sheets: Pottery Barn | airplane sheets: Restoration Hardware (how cute are their new ones?!) | rug: Gilt Group | twin trundle-bed, changing table and crib: Pottery Barn Kids | floor lamp: Target | changing pad cover: Pottery Barn Kids | curtains: Pottery Barn Kids | airplanes: vintage | airplane prints: Pottery Barn Kids | F L Y letters: Restoration Hardware | ottoman: Serena & Lily | trash can: Pottery Barn Kids | fly pillow + custom birth pillows: A Grace Unlimited | glider: Monte Designs | personalized quilt: Pottery Barn Kids

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by: Caroline Harper Knapp
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