Weekend Edge

Leather Jacket: Nour-Hammour | Cami: old (adore this star one) | Denim: Frame | Boots: Marc Fisher | Necklaces: La Luna & Etsy  How was everyones weekend? Ours was fairly low-key. We hung around our house, relaxed in our backyard and I did a major closet clean out.  I donated so many things that I no longer reach for (feels so good!), typically things I haven’t worn in a year or more. Isn’t there something so gratifying about getting rid of things that no longer serve a purpose? Now I’m on a mission. I tackled my closet first and slowly but surely, I’m doing little bits of our home. Next up: my makeup and beauty items. Side note, wearing the… Read More

Motherhood: 15 Month Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve done an update, so we are long overdue! The other day, I was chatting with a friend, who has a son that’s three months younger than Nate, and we were both marveling at what a difference three months makes. At least, at this point in their lives, so much change in such a short time. There’s hardly a moment to blink! As much as I miss the itty-bitty, cuddly, baby stage, I am LOVING his age right now. Seeing how their personalities evolve, day by day, is the craziest thing. Lets break it down: THE GOOD: *Watching his vocabulary expand has been pretty amazing. I don’t know if it’s because he’s spoken to in … Read More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Blink, Distressed FX, Formulas and More

Jot down tasks and memos, create works of art, and transform your photos using formulas with today’s collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers. iPhone: Blink – Insanely Simple To-Do List & Quick Memo ($0.99 → Free, 26.9 MB): Jot down tasks and memos in a snap with Blink. Those with a lot on their minds. Blink’s minimal and clean design will help you get things done faster. Tap on an open space on the page and type what you want to record. The item will then be added to the top of the page. Tap on any item to give … Read More

My Favorite White Dresses (+ Self Tanner to go along with)

Dress: Moon River (wearing a US 6) | Shoes: Alaia | Bag: Chanel | Sunglasses: Celine As much as I love my white shirts (button downs, v-necks, crew necks, you name it), occasionally, I like to change it up for a fun white dress. Sharing some of my favorites at the moment, including the self tanner I use that compliments them perfectly. Tiered Pleat Dress: As soon as I spotted this guy online, I needed to have it. It’s light, comfortable and perfect for a date night, which is where I ended up wearing it. Prairie Mini Dress: a good friend of mine had this dress on the other day, paired with a tied up nude sandal and straw hat and she looked absolutely adorable… Read More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Flashback, Levitagram, White Noise and More

View your calendar in a whole new way, levitate subjects in your photos, and relax to the sounds of the world around you with today’s collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers. iPhone: Flashback – Sci-Fi Style Calendar ($1.99 → Free, 5.5 MB): The flashiest calendar app you may ever use. Those who need an intuitive calendar app and prefer style over substance. Flashback has a super sci-fi look and feel. You’re able to view all of your upcoming events on the bright and easy to read calendar, or you can get a look at them in list form by … Read More

New Amazon Prime Day Deals Include Bargains on Philips Hue Smart Bulbs and More

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing. And if you’re a Prime member, there are still a ton of great deals available for Apple accessories and other devices, especially in the smart home realm. While we already knew about the great deals on the lineup of Echo smart speakers, there are some nice discounts to be had on a whole list of well-reviewed products. Available for more than $60 off its usual retail price, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W starter kit is $139.98. Offering three LED bulbs and a bridge, it’s a great way to add some smart technology to any home. If you already have a bridge, individual bulbs are $39.99. If you’re looking for a color-changing … Read More

Urban Oasis

via Lonny via Nordic Design via Interior Designs Home The Design Files via Better Homes & Gardens via The Jungalow via New Orleans Home via Lonny Keith and I are currently in the process of redoing our Brooklyn backyard, a process I’ve been sharing on instagram stories. Has anyone here been following along? What I love about where we live is that it’s a mix of urban life – filled with cafes, restaurants, shops, but with such a neighborhood feel. Even with the neighborhood balance, I cannot wait to have our own little personal oasis. Our backyard isn’t sprawling by any means (however, considered big by Brooklyn standards), but filled with so much character and charm. It was one of the main reasons that… Read More

Holiday Weekend

Button Down: Sanctuary | Denim: Current/Elliott | Basket Bag: Hat Attack (also similar here) | Hat: Janessa Leone |  Slides: Hermes Oran (similar alternative + also another)| Watch: Michele Wishing you all the best holiday weekend! Keith and I stayed back in the city and are taking advantage of the empty NYC streets. While it’s nice to be at the beach, it’s rare that the city feels like it’s your own personal oasis. On top of that, being able to get into any restaurant without a reservation, is a pretty nice perk. xo, Helena photos by Keith Hodne The post Holiday Weekend appeared first on Brooklyn Blonde. Read More

Denon AH-C160 Wireless Sport Headphones

Get your sweat on without missing a beat with the Denon AH-C160 Wireless Sport Headphones. Contouring around your ear, this audio system stays in place no matter how you move to the beat. The AH-C160 Headphones feature an 11.5mm driver as well as a 5-22,000 Hz frequency response range. The AH-C160 Headphones pump out some seriously high-quality sound while you can focus on your workout. In addition, these headphones feature touch controls right on the earpieces. With a simple tap,… Continue Reading Read More

Summer Simplicity

Button Down: Frank & Eileen | Cutoffs: 7FAM | Shoes: Aquazzura | Lipstick: MAC Red | Belt: Gucci | Bag: Celine | Necklaces: Gabriel & Co, Bloomingdales.  With “nothing to wear” over the weekend, I turned to pieces that never let me down. Done and done! On a completely different note, I wanted to take a moment to thank those who emailed or left me such heartfelt comments on this motherhood post. I know that for some, it’s really difficult to talk about, so seriously, thank you. I hope that by sharing your thoughts and your story, not only will we help other moms, but it’s a conversation that will become less taboo as each day goes on. As much as I adore sharing… Read More

Eyelet

Top: Topshop  (wearing a US 6)| Denim: 7FAM ℅ | Shoes: Club Monaco (on sale!) | Bag: Chloe Nile (medium) I wore this look over the weekend for a date night/father’s day dinner with Keith. Instead of going to our favorite sushi spot,we opted to try a new place that’s been on the list and sadly, were pretty disappointed. I’ve said it before, but for those in or visiting Brooklyn, check out Sushi Katsuei. Incredible food for a decent price, considering the quality you get. For those who live or frequently visit NYC, what are your favorite go-to restaurants? I’ve written about my favorites here (and in Brooklyn), but it might be time for an updated list! The post… Read More

Two Apartments Become One with Views of the Dnipro River

Overlooking the Dnipro River in the Ukraine, the River View Apartment was designed by SVOYA Studio to expand on the city and river views by combining two apartments. The young family was expecting a baby and longed for an open kitchen, dining room, and living room, along with a master bedroom with a bathroom and dressing area, and a nursery. The new, expanded layout worked perfectly, as most of the rooms reside along the window-lined exterior, while the bathrooms and closets are inward. For the interior, they kept the materials high in quality and as natural as possible to result in a cozy and comfortable apartment that feels like a home. White walls are paired with black accents and wooden details, along with the occasional use… Read More