Relaxed but not sloppy. And I love the subtle nautical reference. Plus I love a dress for travel because 1) it's easy to pack, 2) 1 garment replaces several, 3) it can be dressed up depending on shoes, 4) it dries easily, ETC, ETC...
Chloé dress/Marni sandals/Marni belt from Net-a-Porter, Barneys New York Organic Shopper/Jill Platner earrings from Barneys
A casual wedding incorporating white, berry shades & greens. Would work perfectly for a Sunday church wedding followed by a brunch reception (a crepe cake like this 1 & lots of beautiful pastries would be nice). This is also a great way to stretch your budget. Bridesmaids could wear lovely dresses (like this 1) from Victoria's Secret.
Lush & unexpected. Don't be narrow-minded when considering your venue/location/region/ & don't let it dictate your style. Instead of desert colors & rustic details, I decided to take this board in the direction of luxe. I can't think of anything more bewitching than erecting a romantic tent in the middle of the desert for a formal dinner with your closest friends. Why not?
Hope your Friday shapes up to be as beautiful as these amazing photographs by Au fil de...this photographer's work is stunning & features lots of simple subjects but the details captured are always breathtaking. Check out more photographs by this artist at Au fil de...'s Etsy shop.
Don't forget to check back in this weekend for another Sunday Read & Weekends for Weddings Posts (featuring Temperley, a table trend I'm in love with + 2 new inspiration boards). Happy Friday! xoxo
As a design lover there are 2 things I can't get enough of: fabric & furniture. How perfect, then, are these original Scarlet Fig fabrics? I love the idea of upholstering a fabulous sofa or chair in a print like this...too witty. Buy these fabrics & other goodies from Scarlet Fig's Etsy shop.
My latest Etsy obsession is artwork by Mary Ann Wakeley. I am totally in love with her paintings! These 2 works, in particular, manage to be both bold & serene, which I love. Check out the Etsy shop for more of this incredible artist's work.
top painting is "road runner" bottom painting is "untitled abstract 2009"
If you follow this blog you already know I'm an Isaac Mizrahi fan (hello!). His passion for style is just so infectious! So, when I saw these lovely eyelet pieces from his Liz Claiborne line I had to share! Love eyelet for this time of year & although I usually prefer it in black or white, how cheerful is it in pink? Love.
Check out Isaac's beautiful site here. Belted Eyelet Dress with Ruffled Hem & Eyelet Trapeze Top from lizclaiborne.com
Sally Singer (as in VOGUE's Sally Singer) & her NYC home are featured on The Selby this month.
Love Sally's work & love (love, LOVE) The Selby so I'm pretty excited about this! Highlights include cool books, photography, & a pretty mean shoe collection (natch)! Pay close attention to the lighting (lamps, fixtures, etc) - my favorite part of her home. Check out Sally's home here.
W magazine unpacks fall fashion in its latest feature, "100% Fashion." My favorite looks from the feature? This monochromatic Ralph Lauren look (top image) & short structured dresses by Erdem & Oscar de la Renta (bottom image).
View the complete slideshow here. Photos by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White
This image has been on my desktop for weeks & I can't stop looking at it! While there are so many obvious things to love about this room (the lighting, the chairs, the art, the colors) I think I appreciate the furniture arrangement the most. It's unexpected. Plus, several months ago I moved my own bed from the center of the room close to a wall, which has made the room feel completely different, more cozy & open.
Anne Gridley and Gary Graves' master bedroom, photo by Gridley + Graves from Country Living
Style snobs, stop reading now. This post might pain you. :)
Kmart's clothing line, Attention (yeah, funny, no?), is surprisingly right on trend: berry, brights & basics for spring. My mom & I have visited the Kmart near her new house about a million times getting things like hardware, etc & looks like these pull us in, like a magnet, each time. In person, the colors are so awesome. Who knew? Had to share.
A couple of new tabletop items from Neiman Marcus:
I love these for a summer party! The fabulous part...if you are on a budget you could make napkins like these & scour thrift stores/flea markets for a set of colorful glasses. Would make for such a cheery summer table (inside or out).
Left: Kim Seybert Tie-Dyed Napkins Right: "Renaissance" Drinkware
Speaking of the one-piece, the retro look never gets old to me. I think it works best in its simplest form: black & a vintage cut. Amp up the look with big accessories (think Jackie sunglasses & straw hats).
While relaxing, etc today, don't forget to remember the amazing men & women who sacrificed their lives so that we might be free. To the servicemen & servicewomen stationed around the world today, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you do. Happy Memorial Day everyone!
photo by Dolce Chic, via Etsy, buy their photography here
When I stumbled on these photographs by Steep Street Photography via The Bride's Cafe, I knew instantly that I had to share them (especially since I took the weekend off & there were no Weekends are for Weddings posts). How refreshingly beautiful are these images? Love.
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