Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Snake & Sneaks

Sunglasses | Ray-ban

In all aspects of design -- fashion, interiors, etc -- I always find that the best looks strike a balance between femininity and masculinity. Distressed jeans and heels, floral dress with a leather moto jacket, tartan and tulle -- it's a tried and true recipe that just works

While this outfit leans a little more heavily on the masculine side with slouchy denim and Chuck Taylors, the silky blouse and dainty clutch help add a touch of ladylike class.   

Let me tell y'all -- I couldn't live without my Chucks.  I have plans of purchasing a white pair pretty soon.
The classic white version goes with everything and will make my legs look tan (maybe? just go with it).

I'm also on the hunt for the perfect leather moto jacket that doesn't make me look like Danny Zuko.  
This simple version from Madewell is the current front runner...

What are your favorite tomboy-chic staples?

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Floral Friday

via the click chick

Today's installment of Floral Friday is a sneak peak from an event I recently did with Tailor & Table at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.  The event will be covered on one of my favorite wedding blogs, so I have to keep the rest of the photos on lock down until publication day ... but I couldn't help but share one teaser! Patience is not one of my virtues :).

It'll be a quiet, but busy, weekend around here.  I don't have any events, but I do have a few office tasks that need to be completed.  And don't even get me started on how desperately my house needs to be cleaned.  
So my goals for the weekend are:
1. Be super productive
2. Not change out of my pajamas
Sounds like a plan to me!

What are you lovelies up to this weekend?

Don't forget to link up with Ashlyn and I on Sunday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just a Small Town Girl

cute little church || cousin football game || corn on corn || authentic diner that only served pepsi (no lie)

I might be a city girl through and through, but there's something a tiny bit magical about small town, USA.  Levi and I have spent the past few days in itty-bitty Mifflintown, Pennsylvania where my mom spent her childhood.  Mifflintown is best described in a story.  I can remember visiting my grandparents as a girl and not having a Blockbuster nearby for videos and games to keep us occupied... so my grandmother and I marched over to the Amish farm down the street and "rented" a barn kitten to play with during my visit! 
So Mifflintown is less video games, more Amish kittens.  Ya dig?

On Saturday, I returned to Mifflintown for the first time in probably 15 years.  
I went back to celebrate the life of my Poppop.
His wife of 57 years, 6 kids, 6 sons and daughters in law, and 15 grandchildren came to celebrate too.

While the reason for our trip was sad, I have to admit that I was overjoyed to be there.
Sure, we cried. But we laughed too.  We laughed A LOT.
We played a lot of tag football.
We ate a lot of fresh cream-filled donuts baked from scratch by the Mennonite woman down the street.
We told a lot of stories.
We shared a lot of bad jokes.*
We saw how much a small town loved my Poppop and his family. 

For better or worse, there's not much else to do when visiting Mifflintown except spend time with the ones you love.  So that's what we did.  For three days, we lived the simple life.
They might be on to something, y'all.

While I don't think I'll be leaving the city in favor of the country anytime soon, I definitely think I need to schedule in some quiet visits more often.  It's just so good for the soul.
I also need more of those fresh cream-filled donuts, stat.

Are you a country mouse or a city mouse? 

Also -- so thrilled to be chosen as Biana's July B~Inspired woman!  Head on over to her blog, B Loved Boston, to check out my interview.  Thank you again for the feature, Biana!!

*How does a Mexican cut his pizza?

With Leetle Scee-sors (Little Ceasars/little scissors)!

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.  I'll be here all week.

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Weekly Feature | Floral Friday

Chrysanthemum, Moonberry Carnation, Flowering Oregano, Limonium, Stock & Queen Anne's Lace

I'm on a mission to make carnations cool again.
Who's with me?

Have a beautiful weekend, gang.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Easy Breezy

Dress | BB Dakota
Earrings | Target (old, but similar here)
Bag | Cuyana 
Sunglasses | Banana Republic 'Mari' (sold out)

During the summer, I can't think of anything I want to wear more than a maxi dress.  In addition to being breezy, they are just too easy.  Wearing one requires little to no thought -- throw on a maxi, grab your shades, hit the road.  Boom -- effortless glamour.

This BB Dakota maxi even gets bonus points for:
1. Being really soft
2. It's extra long (great for tall girls!)
3. It's blue + white -- only the most chic and classic of all summer color combinations!

The (amazing) Angie of Suburbanite Photography and I had a great time together with this shoot!
We must have looked like we were an epic amount of fun, because this random man couldn't help but want to join our party.

 They do say you meet a lot of new friends through blogging...