Month: June 2013
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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!

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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.

 

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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.

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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, 2hellobeautiful.com

 

 

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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.

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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.

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

 

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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.

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i decorated: a bedroom refresh on the urbaness

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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

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origins of the outfit: dress – bb dakota; shoes – zara; necklace – vintage, randolph street market; arm stack – j crew (1 – 3);  2hellobeautiful.com  (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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