Friday, August 1, 2014

Chairish Dream Bar

My dream bar, y'all! You know I am majorly obsessed with my bar cart, and with decorating it and redecorating it based on the season, upcoming holiday, and my mood--but a dream bar to go along with it? Yes, please!

My main inspiration comes from these fun, floral bar seats from Chairish. Although I really am drawn towards a more light and airy look--with touches of gold, of course--I am totally drawn to these with their slightly chinoiserie design and peekaboo back. I can picture these beauties in a feminine eclectic home with loads of style and walls with too many exotic stories to count.

Chairish Dream Bar

What would your dream bar look like?!

XOXO,
R

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ethereal Wedding Dresses

Although my wedding has officially taken place (twice--more on that here and here), I will always have "wedding brain". I just recently came across these gorgeous white gowns and I just have to share. I revel in proper etiquette, but that doesn't always mean tradition. In fact, I wish most of the traditional wedding aspects would fall by the wayside (bouquet and garter toss, groom not seeing the bride before the ceremony, etc.). With that said, I am all about different and unique wedding dresses. Sure, taffeta and organza looks great--but I adore seeing a non-traditional and personal approach to the wedding day look like these beauties:

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What are your favorite non-traditional bridal looks?

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Backyard Blooms

If you are the least bit familiar with Darling Cashmere or my Instagram then you know I am a complete sucker for fresh flowers. Trader Joe's and the local farmers markets are truly my best friends on the weekends. I'll take bunches of peonies, ranunculus, tulips, hydrangeas, or a bright mixed bouquet anytime.

For the 4th of July weekend, though, I decided to do a little backyard rummaging. The bright red crocosmia caught my eye immediately, and I knew it would make the perfect start to a red, white, and blue arrangement. I gathered several stems of that, then headed over the field by our house for some white queen anne's lace. Finding blue flowers proved a bit more difficult, but I knew I had several vintage blue mason jars stashed away that would complete the look.

It took several attempts to get the arrangement just right on all sides, but I was quite pleased with the turnout, and it was an easy decoration that smelled fantastic for the long, holiday weekend!

Tips on arranging garden blooms can be found on Style Within Reach's blog!

XOXO,
R

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Floral Pants

 These pants! I just can't even get enough. They are comfy and loose, but dressy at the same time. I wore them for a dinner and dessert date with the girls downtown with another new obsession, my panama hat, a cotton muscle tee, and lacy bralette. They're the perfect transition piece to dress up--I paired them with a crisp, white button-up for church the previous Sunday and they looked fantastic! 
 
Panama Hat / Sunnies (similar) / Jeweled Muscle Tee (need thislove) / Black Lace Bralette (similar) / Bag (love this / Madewell) / Lily & Laura Bracelets via Moon and Lola / Reece Blaire Bracelet c/o / Wide-leg Floral Pants (I had a seamstress sew the legs up) / Wedges

XOXO,
R