The tropical print Wayfarer lookalikes from Forever 21 are beyond fun, not to mention completely affordable. You could pair this print with a laid-back afternoon stroll outfit or with your LBD for a funky twist!
I am in dire need of a brand-new Easter dress. Well, okay..that
may be a slight exaggeration. I think I just really need something gorgeous and
spring-like to help put me in the right mindset for the coming season. Has
anyone else noticed besides me that it's not exactly Spring weather over here
in NC (Kidding. I am quite sure that everyone has noticed.)
Here are a few stunning dresses that have recently caught my eye:
Decorating a space (any space--large or small!) can be a daunting, yet exciting, task for any of us. Trust me--I love style and decor (I have a Pinterest board to prove it), but find myself overwhelmed by the many details and ideas that come together to make a place your home.
The home decor projects can be especially fussy when you are trying to please not just yourself--but your significant other or roomie! Try and find a middle ground and be sure to compromise.
Here are some stylish decor details that are inspiring me lately:
Shop items here (clockwise from top, left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mirror: I just recently purchased the Threshold Starburst Mirror from Target for my office, and it quickly became a favorite (my coworkers will agree). I sometimes find excuses to walk by my office doorway and peer in at its gorgeousness up on my wall. Mirrors instantly add depth and style along with the illusion of a larger space for those in cramped quarters.
Trinket Box: I love the Imperial Blue Box I spotted on Biscuit Home. What a gorgeous addition to any table (coffee, side, beside, entryway..I could go on!). It's an adorable catch-all that you don't have to tuck inside a drawer.
Vase: Anthropologie continues to impress--in your closet and also in your home. I wouldn't even need to put fresh flowers in this gorgeous Rose of Sharon Vase with the lush colors and delicate flower.
Coasters: These fun Gold Polka Dot Coasters are a quick way to add pretty (and useful!) objects to your side table and add pizzazz to a girls night or soiree!
Tray: Another catch-all that you may choose to leave empty with the intricate Tobacco Leaf design. Sport this tray on your coffee table filled with your favorite personal collection--matchboxes, gorgeous rocks and gems, or buttons.
Plush Pillow: I love the look of mismatched pillows in different shapes, sizes, patterns, and textures. This is one of my favorite pillows--it is so soft and adds just the right amount of luxurious vintage to your cozy nook.
Mercury Lamp: Not too long ago I had a major score at Marshalls and picked up a distressed mercury glass lamp similar to the one pictured above. The neutrality of the mercury glass allows you to change up the look of any room without having to switch out your lamps every time. Add a bright shade in a pattern or solid to bring the room together.
Candle: A room is hardly complete without a gorgeous candle. Anthropologie is my go-to for gorgeous candles that smell heavenly. Capri Blue in Volcano is one of my absolute favorites! If the jar isn't see-through, I hang on to the lovely container even after the candle has had its last burn.
Art: With Etsy and a vast array of online printables there are numerous options for framed art. The Inslee print "Girlfriends" above is a special one to me--I gave my best girlfriend this print on her birthday as it is an almost perfect depiction of us. If you like the look of vintage and eclectic, check out your local Goodwill and Salvation Army for some cool, detailed frames. Don't be discouraged if the frame is chipped or not in the color you were looking for--that's where spray paint and your trusty DIY skills come in!
What are the home decor details that are inspiring you?
Oh my goodness..it has seriously been nearly a week since my last post. I am still trying to find the balance between work, friends, time with the Mr., qt with the Lord, wedding planning, and blogging (throw sleep in there somewhere!). I have a feeling that I will fail many, many times along the way, so apologies ahead of time!
I have been continuously working on my Wedding Planning Notebook post so be on the lookout for that one in the next couple weeks. There are so many tidbits of information and links I want to share with you, but I haven't even secured the first vendor yet--so I know I have a lot to add and rearrange.
Speaking of vendors, the Mr. and I took our first little trip to visit a ceremony and reception venue yesterday. I may or may not divulge wedding specifics until close to our date (which is looking like June 2014 eek!), but the venue was great! It was pretty much everything we could have expected: rustic, natural, historic, and a blank slate perfect to add our personalities and wedding touches to!
At first, our wedding colors were blush pink, nude, and all things metallic--chosen, of course, by yours truly. But when the Mr. got wind of that we did a rush web visit to Loverly to find some wedding color inspiration (basically for anything other than pink). Easy enough, we decided on yellow and mint green (little does he know I am totally incorporating metallics along the way)!
Below is some of my mint wedding inspiration thus far thanks to our technologically advanced world and awesome websites like Loverly, Wedding Chicks, and Pinterest (I could go on..I've added tons of sites to my favorites tab)!
Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
If you're planning a wedding or event, where is your inspiration coming from?
Shop items here (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Happy Monday! I hope everyone is not having as much trouble as I am adjusting to the Daylight Savings time change. It seems even though I went to bed early Saturday night, I was up late last night and still lost that hour!
I had a wonderful weekend relaxing, enjoying time with family and the gorgeous sunny weather--we even broke out the grill tools and had an impromptu Sunday afternoon cookout!
Speaking of sunny weather, pointy toe flats are the perfect transition shoe from those chilly Winter months to the warmer Spring days ahead. You can almost always find me donning a pair of these whether I am in the office, on a dinner date with the Mr., or spending a weekend afternoon with my girlfriends (if you are a follower on Instagram then you know too well)!
This Spring season, in addition to the tried-and-true pastels, brights and neons are in to stay for a while! Spice up your shoe shelves with playful flats accessorized with bows, metallic studs, and even a pop of neon on the toes!
There are less than two weeks left until Spring so break out your bright-colored knits for their last go-rounds before you switch out your closets to tanks and sleeveless tops!
Here are a few ways I plan to brighten my weekend: wFinally put together my wedding planning notebook wMake a little Stella & Dot purchase--a special treat for myself! wSpend an afternoon at the dog park with my precious Prince Cashmere wTake an extra long snooze Sunday afternoon to make up for Spring Forward wDo some pre-Spring cleaning and organizing around the house
What are your fun plans for the weekend?
PS don't forget to set your manual clocks forward one hour Saturday night!
Less than two weeks left until the official first day of Spring! I am positive that you are just as excited as I am!
It may be warm where you are, but we are still fighting for upper 50's as our daily highs here in North Carolina (eek, should I even be complaining considering what the Midwest is experiencing?!). I am ready for showing off cute pedis, strappy sandals, flowy floral dresses, and, of course, the tried-and-true classic favorite: Spring Pastels!
Here are a few of my favorite Spring Pastels for this upcoming season!
Shop items here (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
This past weekend my girlfriends and I got together for an incredibly fun night of wine, crafts, dancing, more wine, and a surprise engagement party for yours truly!
Most of the girls did some sort of decor project using empty wine bottles, which is always fun, but I had my eye on this DIY post on one of my favorite blogs, The Painted Arrow, from a while back and couldn't wait to try it out myself.
-Fine Point Metallic Sharpies (came in a pack with gold, silver, and bronze, but I didn't use bronze this time)
-Fine Point Black Sharpie
-Porcelain latte bowls from Anthropologie (purchase here!)
After I created my designs they were put in the oven at 350°F for 25 minutes to "cure" the porcelain.
Here are some snapshots of my progress from start to finish..
Wine: where it all began..
One of the more simple DIY projects I have done and it was a complete success!
Even though the little "v" marks I made are not uniform in size,
I think it looks pretty cool!
I have a mild obsession with gold, so this is my favorite of the two!
Here are the finished bowls
It was late at night so this isn't the best lighting, but they are super cute--
even the Mr. agrees!
PS Today is a very special day..it is my best friend Paige Donham's birthday!
I am a very lucky gal to have Paige as one of my absolute closest friends. We work in offices right beside each other, so it is such a blessing to come to work each day and be greeted by such a warm and friendly face. I am thankful for her beyond words!