Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I was perusing a few blogs this weekend and came across this totally creative, clever, affordable alternative to a traditional nightstand on Cupcakes and Cashmere. These old suitcases and beveled mirror on top is so unique and vintage chic! I had to share...peep it below:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Break Out the White

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we can now officially start wearing white (yea, so what if I was wearing it before...I like to break the rules). So let's have a WHITE OUT this weekend...I'm praying for warmer weather here in Chicago after a FRIDGED and wet day here yesterday. Happy Long Festive Weekend, Loves! xxs

spotlight bib necklace
Kate Spade



Tory Burch

STEVE MADDEN "Fraid" Espadrille Wedge Sandals
Steve Madden

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Memorial Day Party

Almost there! Almost time for a much needed 3 day weekend and the unoffical start of summer! What are your plans? How about hosting a little gathering with friends? Need a little inspiration? Thought you'd never ask: 

Lobster Claw Salt & Pepper Shakers

Stainless-Steel Beverage Bucket
William Sonoma

True Blue
Better Homes and Gardens

Crate and Barrel

Two for One
Better Homes and Gardens
red, white and blue pinwheels in rustic buckets
Better Homes and Gardens

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What To Get the Hostess with the Mostess

Parties are grand. And the person behind the scenes making it spectacular should not be forgotten. So don't forget to bring the host/hostess a little something special to say "Thanks!". Here are some ideas that won't break the bank and go beyond your typical bottle of wine.

Click Photo to Link - Wisteria
Click Photo to Link - IKEA

Click Photo to Link - A + R Store

Amazon Dreams Pitcher
Click Photo to Link - Anthropology

Click Photo to Link - Zara Home

Monday, May 23, 2011

Here Comes the Sun...

It has been an insanely rainy, wet and mostly cool/cold spring here in the Chi. But the sun made an apperance this past weekend and still shining today. Before it decides to go into hiding (once again) I thought I'd kick off the week with a little sun-kissed inspiration. Brighten your Monday with a touch of yellow in your life.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Hello Friday...You Are a Sight for Sore Eyes

After a long, stressful, could have been better week I can't begin to tell you how happy I am it's Friday. So to turn this week around, I leave you with something pretty and some words of wisdom. Happy Friday and here's to a fabulous weekend and even more fabulous next week! xxs

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


How lovely! No? An Anthro creation is never complete without shabby chic, unique decor. I have used tons decor from Anthropology for previous events I have styled so this BHLDN line just makes sense to me. Best part is the collection is not outrageously priced. Check out it below:

Papered Pom Set

Glass Swallow Confection Jars
Crackled Terracotta Pots

Glittered Notion Banner

Bubble Vase Placehoder

Sliced Birch Placehoder

In Writing Planter
Le Petit Cupcake Stools

Baroque Cut Out Chandelier

Edwardian Taper Holder
Knotty Pine Treat Pedastal

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Romantic and Unique Collection

Vera Wang's new collection for 2012 was unveiled in April and I'm totally digging the romantic, girly feel. It's also full of subtle color. Wedding dresses aren't just white anymore, ladies and my prediction is that as time goes on, white will be seen less and less at the alter. Check out some of the fabulous full and fun dresses Vera has created. My favs are below:

Head to Toe Lace

On the Fringe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Pastry Pedestal...Adore!

Always on the hunt for fun and creative ways to style sweets I just learned about The Pastry Pedestal from Hostess with the Mostess. So simple (just a "rod" and a "round") and clean yet the possibilities are endless with how you personalize and use these clever displays to showcase any small sweet treat. Get your starter kit today and get creative!