Month: June 2013

i wore & we decorated: girlie for a southern baby shower

while i was home for our wedding shower – i also got to be home for a dear friend’s baby shower. between us 8 hostesses, i think it turned out fab! they went with a delicate pink and gray color scheme (which i loved) and accented everything with the baby girl’s monogram.

your’s truly was in charge of flowers – a pale pink and white assortment. since i was flying in, i wanted to deal with flowers i knew would be in great shape. i order hydrangeas, snap dragons, and roses from whole foods. i was able to make 5 arrangements for about $90 – not too bad!

in honor of our new baby gal – i went with a girlie pink and red j crew number, some punchy heels, and a matching arm stack:

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the shower:

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the beverages: whitney & lauren, two of the lovely hostesses, printed the monogrammed labels for the glass and water bottles. they turned out great!



the favors: ann, another hostess, made these cute little mint bags – every southern girl loves an ‘after-dinner mint’.

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the decor: whitney, also made a onesie for each month and hung them on yarn – they looked adorable. inexpensive, but useable decor.


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the spread and the ladies:

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no southern shower is complete without tea sandwiches – which sara katherine cut by hand. niki skewered fruit, and kelli baked amazing cake pops that looked like flowers when clustered.



meg, the owner of the gorge house just moved in a month ago – it looks like a page right out of a restoration hardware! i’d say we had a great shower for a fab mommy-to-be.


i wore: summer maxi

a maxi – does it get any easier in the summer?

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origins of the outfit: maxi – f21; clutch – gap; arm stack – j crew, j crew, vintage, hermes,




i wore: southern picnic shower

we just got back last night from a great visit home. family and friends feted us with the cutest southern-picnic themed wedding shower – i’ll be sure to share those pics this week!

i went with some white – not all white –  and wedges to keep it casual and colorful. i also wore my vintage ‘love’ necklace i picked up last time i was in la.

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i picked up the dress on sale, on sale this past winter from anthro – i figured i could wear it to some type of wedding shower. i think it worked out great.

origins of the outfit: dress – leifsdottir; wedges – chinese laundry (dsw); necklace – rose bowl flea market; arm stack – j crew, j crew, hermes.


i wore: boho lace, redux

i’ve got a spray tan and a flight on the books for today – which translates to something loose and comfy. a maxi dress has become my official go-to outfit for summer flights.

i just wore this a few weeks ago in austin, but changed it up with a colorful scarf, bejeweled necklace, colorful clutch, and a bright arm stack.

we’re headed home for a big southern engagement party! expect some southern-lady outfits.








origins of the outfit: dress – tj maxx; shoes – coach; clutch and scarf – gap; necklace – loft (on sale now in store); armstack – all j crew.



i wore: purple leopard + a lab coat

my mom calls this my lab coat vest….parents just don’t understand.



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origins of the outfit: vest – h&m; tunic – off 5th (5.28 brand); shoes – miss sixty; neck stack – vintage + vintage; arm stack – vintage, j crew.


i decorated: a bedroom refresh on the urbaness





be sure and check out my latest redo on the urbaness!

just sayin’: wedding updates, letterpress invites

better 1, 2, or 3? i was dead-set on having letterpress invites – not dead-set on the prices though; until i found aerialist press. we fell in love with the first one online, but once we saw it in person – it’s just not for us. now, 2 or 3?     also the bridesmaids

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i wore: shades of blue

summer time = dress time








origins of the outfit: dress – bb dakota; shoes – zara; necklace – vintage, randolph street market; arm stack – j crew (1 – 3);  (use UNICORN at checkout for $5 off!)

i decorated: a rustic wine birthday party

we helped throw a gal pal’s 30th at the cutest little wine shop in chicago: the poison cup  we wanted decor that felt very rustic and was easy to deal with. i found this image on pinterest (sorry no source):   while i loved the spread, the labeling was so cute – so, i decided

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