July 21, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Hi, everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was hectic, but a lot of fun, which seems to be how every weekend is shaping up for us this summer. I’m thinking we need to carve out a few days to just be lazy and sit by the water and not do much more than a bit of kayaking and lemonade sipping at some point this summer. In the meantime I’m not complaining, because I love getting to make so many amazing memories with our family and friends. Now that it’s Monday, it’s color palette time! Right now I’m loving this romantic combination of lilac, scabiosa and hyacinth. Add in a bit of clover and burlap and you have a timeless summer color palette that’s just so pretty.
[Photos, from top: Sunday Suppers | Kate Osborne via BRIDES | This Gal Cooks.]
July 18, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Hey guys! It’s Friday! Who else is excited? B’s sister and I are up visiting grandma and grandpa with all the kids today and we have a jam-packed day of excitement planned. More specifically we’re loading up seven kids and heading off to the water park for the day, which is bound to be an adventure in and of itself. This gaggle of kiddos is constantly keeping us on our toes. Wish us luck! I didn’t want to run off for the weekend though without dropping the Friday Link Love for you – and a little ode to all things summery and pineapple in nature. Here’s wishing you all a fabulous Friday and an awesome weekend – see you here on Monday! xoxo
[Pineapple sunglasses | Pineapple still life | Pineapple cocktail.]
July 16, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Have you guys seen this amazing creative project, Blossom Type? It’s seriously one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen recently. A collaboration between Alice Mourou, Dmitriy Petrov, Olesya Korsak and Nikita Schukin, Blossom Type features beautiful typography created by bits of flowers and greens, with beautifully styled photos and video clips detailing the process. I love it when talented people get together and take on fun projects like this, a project based purely on creating something unique and lovely. See more photos and check out the full alphabet and videos at Blossom Type.
[Photos by Blossom Type.]
July 15, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
I’m not typically huge on themed parties, but right now I’m officially making an exception for everything even remotely flamingo themed. Flamingos feel unabashedly fun to me and it being summer and all, I’m pretty sure we all should indulge in some unabashed fun as often as possible. Both of my siblings live in South Florida in the land where sipping cocktails outdoors at tiki bars and decorating your lawn with flamingoes is, I’m pretty sure, the norm. (Ok, actually, I’ve never seen a flamingo in either of my siblings’ yards, but we’ll gloss over that technicality, ok?) At any rate, today we’re talking about flamingo party ideas, because I want to cover my lawn in flamingos and serve up loads of tiki drinks to all my friends. Doesn’t that sounds like the most fun ever? You know it does!
[Photos, from top: Jessica Peterson for The House That Lars Built | Sherri Koop via 100 Layer Cakelet | Emily Isabella | Studio DIY | Amy Moss for Oh Happy Day.]
July 15, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
I have a major thing for chambray lately. In reality, I’ve always loved chambray, because it’s the kind of classically preppy and cool and that I love. Lately though? My love affair has reached all new heights. I’m chalking it up to chambray feeling especially perfect during the summer months. It’s chic and elegant while being comfy and casual, too. I know the other day I mentioned wanting to DIY some shibori curtains for our dining room…but maybe I want to go with chambray instead? I think the look could be so awesome. I’m currently finalizing a decision for a rug in there and once it’s in place I think I’ll pull the trigger on curtains, but in the meantime here are just a few chambray inspired pieces I’m loving at the moment. That chair! It’s so far out of my budget, but if it weren’t I’d have already bought one. Love love love it.
[Shop | 1: Chambray tunic | 2: Butterfly chair | 3: Chambray dress | 4: Beach towel | 5: Sandals | 6: Tumblers.]
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