Howdy, folks, and happy Monday! How was your St. Patrick’s Day weekend? As predicted, mine was a mix of relaxing and productive, which was much needed. As a side note, I swear I’m never going to be done unpacking, but I suppose that’s neither here or there at the moment. So here we are and it’s Monday and I’m serving up a crazy dose of gorgeous, saturated jewel tones. That striking shade of ruby? Paired with blood orange and emerald? Stop it. They are so so pretty it’s like they’re meant to hang out and be best friends. I approve.
[Photos, from top: How Sweet It Is | A Beautiful Mess | Greg Kadel for Vogue Spain.]
I don’t know about you, but I am so happy it’s Friday! I have nothing on my schedule this weekend (unless you count catching up on work and continuing to unpack) and I must say – I’m so excited! Sometimes you just need a couple of days with no plans, Netflix streaming on the tv, and countless boxes that need unpacking and organizing. Next week I’m so excited to be announcing an amazing giveaway in partnership with Keep, sharing details of my trip to New York earlier this week, and you know, just generally bringing the pretty. In the meantime, here are a few Instagram snippets from my week. A brunch hosted by Minted, my favorite morning smoothie and gorgeous new wedding invitations from Fine Day Press. Oh, and a little link love for your weekend. Happy Friday!
[Photos by Cyd Converse on Instagram.]
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Weather pending, over the weekend I am planning to tackle painting the end tables for the living room. I’m pretty excited about it, I have to say! Which, naturally, has me thinking pretty long and hard (ridiculously so if I’m honest) about the other pieces I want to put in the room. A few things I’m certain of – I know I want a boldly patterned navy or cobalt blue rug. And I’m pretty settled on this industrial steel cart to hold the television. And from there, it’s all the fun things like pillows and lamps and little accessories to really bring the room together. I’m definitely going for a mix of color and pattern, pairing more industrial pieces with softer lines and textures to keep it cozy. You know you want those pig bookends, too. Don’t you dare lie to me.
Last night, I asked readers to chime in on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with what color you think I should paint our end tables! If you haven’t already, I’d love to have you give your input. Pop over to Facebook to see what everyone else is suggesting and to give me your two cents. Right now the leading suggestions are coral and mint (paired with shiny gold hardware) with teal following closely behind. I’d love to have your opinion so don’t be shy! Seriously. I need help here, people. I can’t wait to keep you posted on what I decide!
[Shop: Lamp | pig bookends | clock | media cart | rug | pillow | basket.]
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Do you ever have those moments where you realize you’re constantly drawn to (and pinning) the same colors over and over again? That’s happening for me right now. Blue and white. I’m all over it! I have always been particularly enamored with this classic pairing of colors, but lately it seems my love affair has found new fuel for the flames. Add in just the tiniest little hints of yellow (because we already know yellow is not my favorite color) and I just love the fresh, timeless look. Perfect for spring with all things nautical on the mind, don’t you think? For more of what I’m recently loving, be sure to follow me over at Pinterest!
[Row 1: Sugar + Charm | Rhianna Lederman | Row 2: Lonny | It's Pretty Light | Row 3: A House In The Hills | A Bit of Pilli Pilli.]
I’m pretty sure you guys have noticed that I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately. So with that in mind, I thought I’d share my favorite go-to ensemble for traveling in case you might have a trip of your own coming up. (Or, if like me, you really just love any excuse to talk about cute clothes.) My go-to items are always a great scarf (because planes can get chilly), a cute umbrella (so you’re not caught in the rain like I was the other day in New York), and my Ballasox flats. I received a pair a few months ago and honestly, they’re my favorite flats ever. Cozy and form-fitting like a sock and they come in so many fun colors. Oh, and I never travel without a big tote for stashing my laptop, notebooks and chargers while on the go.
[Shop: Sweater | scarf | Ballasox flats | umbrella | travel tote | jeans.]
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