I definitely think watermelon is one of my favorite colors going. Something about it is just so fresh and happy! Not to mention, completely and hopelessly summery in the best possible way. Paired with neutrals like parchment and a bit of metallic copper, it can also be really darn festive. I particularly love this color palette for weddings or jazzy summer celebrations! Not to mention it’s Monday so I think we all deserve that extra dose of happy, don’t you?
[Photos, from top: Confetti System | Laura Murray Photography via Wedding Chicks | Leslie Shewring for decor8.]
Knock on wood, it seems we’re finally going to get a reprieve from the unusually persistant rainy weather we’ve had lately. I can’t wait to soak up all the sunshine! Which, of course, has me loving any number of bright and summery things. From neon keychains to the perfect shade of nail polish (Essie’s The More the Merrier), I’m wanting to deck out everything in sight with a blast of cheerful color. Heck, I even want this ridiculously fun soccer ball for kicking around at the beach! Because you know it’s way cooler than the standard black and white version.
[Shop: Bikini | patterned napkins | neon keychain | nail polish | soccer ball | earrings | stapler | flats | gin & juice tote | lip tar.]
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Over the last few years I’ve become a major fan of making grilled pizza during the summer months, loading it up with all kinds of seasonal fare. I swear to you, there is no better dinner on the planet. It’s perfect for parties if you have the dough ready to go and oodles of toppings on hand for guests to dress their own pie, but it also makes for an awesome weeknight dinner. (And, of course, the leftovers are perfect the next day for breakfast or lunch!) The best thing about summer pizza is that you can get a little carried away with trying new flavor combinations. One thing I’ve learned? Fresh summery fruits like peaches, figs and strawberries are kind of amazing on pizza. And by “kind of” I actually mean “absolutely.”
Ready to indulge in a little summer pizza love affair? Click through for 10 delicious summer pizza recipes your taste buds will sure thank you for!
I’m not sure what it is this week, but I’m wild about neutrals at the moment. Maybe it’s this week’s real party features (here and here) that did it? Because both boast the most elegant of neutral color palettes while feeling beautifully festive and full of cheer. I’m also apparently crushing on polka dots and stars. Nothing new there! While usually I love bold, bright and happy pops of color, I have to admit that there’s something undeniably classic and lovely about neutrals. Want to see more of what I’m pinning recently? Pop on over and follow along!
[Row 1: The Glitter Guide | Always With Butter | Row 2: Kevin & Amanda | Fondly Forever via Ruffled | Row 3: You Are My Fave | Type A Press.]
Guys, I am all kinds of in love with this amazing birthday party that Alix planned for her friend Stacey in celebration of her 28th birthday. With a chic all-white and gold color palette, the whole look is so festive and just downright pretty. Guests were greeted with an elegant backyard dinner spread and their pick of pretty gold floral crowns to accessorize their white attire. Complete with giant balloons, party poppers, and sprinkle-covered wine glasses, this party is seriously my kind of fun. For all of the gorgeous details, be sure to click through to the gallery!
Planning, design + florals: Alix Adams of A Ruffled Life | Photos: Samantha Kelly Photography | Birthday girl: Mrs. Sargent
[Photos by Samantha Kelly Photography.]