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Sale Snack: Farm Rio.

Just discovered that Farm Rio is running an extra 25% off sale prices and up to 30% off regular prices through today, 7/5. (Most FOJ sales are ending today — a couple great scores here.) This is one of my favorite brands this season — lots of bold colors and festive prints. Just right for big post-COVID celebrations! Note: I find their pieces run a tad big. A few standouts at amazing prices…

THIS $129 MIXED-PRINT DRESS (WOULD LOOK PERFECT WITH THESE MULES)

THIS FUN LITTLE MINI COMES OUT TO $104 WITH DISCOUNT

THIS AMAZING JUMPSUIT IS IN MY CART – JUST MAKES ME SMILE! (ALSO AVAIL IN MAXI FORM)

THIS RAINBOW-COLORED MAXI IS A FANTASTIC EXCLAMATION POINT FOR A SUMMER GATHERING

Beyond that, I did go back to avail myself of J. Crew’s insane extra-60%-off-sale-prices promo to snag this gingham shirtdress (like $33 with promo) and one of their side-slit maxi skirts.

Despite mentioning a few days ago that we had not bought anything for the house, we used FOJ promotions this weekend to snag our outdoor dining furniture, which we simply need! We are desperate to avail ourselves of the outdoor space we’ve been craving for the past four years. We went through multiple rounds of conversations on this front and decided that this expandable teak table was perfect. I had more or less settled on this teak style with white legs, but when we re-measured the space and thought about how we wanted to use it (lots of large family parties! crab feasts! etc!), we decided it was too small and preferred the option of being able to wedge lots of happy family members around a longer table. (The teak one we bought expands to 102″ and can seat up to 10 — probably more if you squeeze in some folding chairs.) Then we bought these gorgeous white cast aluminum chairs inspired by Mediterranean tilework to go with it, and I added the box edge cushions in the yellow and white stripe sunbrella fabric. I think it will make for the sunniest, cheeriest spot for countless meals, and I also think we selected pieces that won’t be too difficult to maintain. (We ended up ruling out a stone slab-top outdoor table that’s been in our family for years because we decided we were too nervous about red wine rings and children’s spills and teak is such a great, durable material — “one of the few woods in the world containing a natural oil which repels water, keeping it from warping, cracking or becoming brittle.”) I also thought the gray teak color would look nice with the flagstone underfoot, and the yellow/white chairs would play nicely against the white rattan seating set we have on the opposite side of the patio, which we are planning to outfit in navy and white cushions. Woohoo! Now we just have to wait until the end of August for everything to arrive, but that’s actually not as bad as I was anticipating…!

Onward!

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