August 21, 2014

West Elm Hits KC + Great Finds

Hide yo' kids!
Hide yo' wife!
Hide yo'.... wallets?

West Elm is back on the Kansas City scene with a fury, setting up shop in the highly coveted Country Club Plaza area. Ever since the day my beloved home decor store closed it's doors at their original location, I have been praying that it would one day return to KC.

Well folks, today was the ribbon cutting ceremony and I was there welcoming them back with open arms.

...and I'm sure Adam is terrified. #byebyepaycheck


Their store front is a gorgeously decorated space that feels so creative and warm. As I slowly mosied about gawking at the earthy colorful furnishings, I was brainstorming about how we could turn the Haskins House into an equally bold and authentic home.

One of the areas I loved most was their We Local section (full list of local artist vendors here). West Elm commissioned several local artists to create unique pieces for their store, like the incredible tote bag they gave out from Ruff House Art (I also bought the coordinating print in blue for our guest room!), or sell their handcrafted products to the public.

I couldn't resist this incredibly made reclaimed wood rustic arrow by Axel Co. As of this morning's grand opening, I snagged the last one in store, but you can find more on their Etsy shop! This is going to be a fantastic addition to our dining room, and I can see many more Axel Co. purchases in my very near future!



For the event this morning, they gave out a very generous 50% off all purchases, so I was finally able to buy the lacquered jewelry box [read: pricey] I have been eyeing for months! Felt lined, easy access drawers to store my jewelry have been on my wish list for quite some time.


And then on my way to the register, I spotted these colorful beauties. They knew their strategically positioned yellow + gray ikat bowls would be hard to pass up for a sucker like me. I mean they are our wedding colors in a mod pattern, how could I resist?!

Ugh, why do you have to be so amazing, West Elm?


So in case you are in the Kansas City area, stop by West Elm today to score some great pieces and take advantage of their 1-day only 50% off discount. Hollaaa!

In the meantime, I will be consoling my husband by reassuring him that I won't be redirecting my paycheck deposit straight to WE...


// What's on your West Elm wishlist? //

Pretty much the whole store? 
Yeah. We need to start a club.


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16 comments:

  1. I hope everything isn't picked over by the time I swing by there ;) You raked it IN!

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    1. Oh girl, I don't even know how I stopped! This morning wasn't too crazy, so it was still pretty delightful shopping. I'm sure you will have lots of success tonight! Happy shopping, friend! :)

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  2. We're looking forward to getting some things for our bathroom...YAY!

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    1. So fun! Good grief, I love that store. Can't I just hire them to come over and spruce my place up? Have a blast browsing tonight!

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  3. I can't wait to check it out! I was going to go last night, but my little bunny has starting shedding and given me terrible allergies:( Good thing she's cute. I love that arrow and all the other things you snagged! Way to go!

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    1. Oh no! Hope you're feeling much better. Definitely swing by! And bring me too... sans wallet!

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  4. I'm wishing I'd made my way to our opening! It was just last week!

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  5. UMMM awesome discount!! i hope they open a west elm in charleston! i miss having one nearby. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. Oh man, I can't fathom having moved from Chicago to Charleston and not taking your beloved West Elm with you! It's so dangerous! ;)

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  6. SO many cute things! I want ALL the things!!! :)

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    1. Oh Jenn, I hear ya, sister. I could've gone completely nuts... and then I realized we probably couldn't pay our mortgage if I did that... #grownupprobs

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  7. I worked for PBK back when, and this is a sister store of them and I never really looked at their stuff. However now that you are mentioning them and showing some adorable things, I must check it out again :)

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    1. You definitely need to check it out! It's insanely amazing, and I should not be allowed in the store. It's impossible to leave empty handed! ;)

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  8. Girl, you got the momma of all discounts! I went later that day and it was only 15% off!!! Boo, but I still managed to pick up a few things. Store is going to be dangerous!

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    1. I know! How the heck did that happen? Hence my mad rush to purchase my wishlist. Happy birthday to me... 3 months early! And I feel you... I doubt my hubs will let me go within 300 yards of the Plaza out of pure fear! ;)

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