YOLANTA PRINTS

posted on: April 24, 2014

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While perusing Etsy for wedding ideas, I got sidetracked by this awesome little shop, Yolanta Prints. The shapes remind me of Picasso, while the color palette feels like Hockney. Here’s a little more info from the artist herself:

“I had been living in London for years, but I missed nature so much that for 2 years I relocated to a little town by the sea. This is where the idea of my Etsy shop came to me. 

For many years I have had a passion for the Mid Century: the furniture, the fabrics, everything. I love the bold designs and the sense of playfulness they emanate.

The illustrations and abstract prints in Yolanta Prints shop are my own take on Mid Century Modern style. They are vibrant and colorful. I made them with joy and I hope they carry some of this joy to you, my dear customers.”

I love how these puzzle-like pieces keep my eye moving, in and around each design. If you’re liking this midcentury goodness as much as I am, check out the rest of Yolanta’s work – you’ll thank me!

playful | blue + brown | yellow + pink

SPRING CHICK

posted on: April 23, 2014

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Lately, I’ve been leaning more towards the idea of “if you like it, wear it”. I believe you can make anything look good if you’re truly comfortable in it. Go for it, sister!

1 pink sweater | 2  palmetto sundress | 3 candy necklace | 4 tan wedges | 5 blush sunglasses | 6 suede purse

BAGGU

posted on: April 22, 2014

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In my opinion, the best kind of bags are sturdy and basic, made with quality materials that keep them classic. The standard leather tote is one of my all time favorites; it’s timeless and simply does its job. I love how easy it is to just toss in everything I own on the way out the door… But as always, the bigger the bag, the more needless things I pack.

Baggu proudly represents the forever functional bag and here are just a few of my favorites:

sailor stripe boat tote | navy basic tote | canvas backpack | persimmon pouchcanary clutch

POOL PATIOS

posted on: April 21, 2014

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Well, the mini honeymoon is officially booked! I’ll dive into the details soon enough, but let’s just say it involves an unbelievable resort and an even crazier pool…

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HAPPY FRIDAY

posted on: April 18, 2014

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Yay! I’m an auntie again! Two of my favorite people welcomed their first baby into the world yesterday.
A sweet little girl who I love so much already, Rella Mary, 7 lbs. 10 oz.

Happy Friday!

PUNAM BEAN

posted on: April 17, 2014

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My friend Anna, who I introduced to you last summer, sent me the link to Punam Bean‘s portfolio when she heard I was looking for a wedding photographer in Southern California. Even though we had already booked someone, I couldn’t help but rifle through almost all of Punam’s beautiful work. This is my favorite wedding story from her blog. The colors and lighting are just amazing…

ROONEY MARA

posted on: April 16, 2014

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Sometimes inspiration comes to us in different forms.

Rooney Mara. Need I say more? Not only is she absolutely stunning, but her whole demeanor will lure you in. She carries herself with such confidence; mysterious and untouchable. Your worst nightmare fooling you for the girl next door. I love how she seems to be continuously reinventing herself – whether she’s getting ready for her next role or not, I don’t really care. Killer style never dies.

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WEDDING JEWELRY

posted on: April 15, 2014

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With  a little less than 6 months until the wedding, I can finally say I’ve got most of the “big things” out the way. It feels so good to say that the following are booked : venue, photographer, music, officiant, hair + makeup. My dress just came in (!) and so did dresses and shoes for 2 of my 3 bridesmaids.

Save the Date cards went out in January and invitations are scheduled to print next week (which I’ll obviously go over in detail with you very soon.) Ryan and I went cake tasting last weekend and I must say, cake for breakfast is not the worst way to start your day.

Finally, I can relax a little bit and start focusing on all the fun stuff, like wedding jewelry! Check out these beauties I found on BHLDN. That sash is a must and those earrings are a definite yes, but I’ll probably skip the blingy clutch because I can’t imagine carrying anything around that day. Hopefully, I won’t need my wallet or phone for once in my life.

And while the necklace and bracelet are both gorg, I will most likely go with one or the other – even as a bride, you don’t want to over do it. Lastly, what do you think about the garter – is that even still a thing? I seriously doubt we’ll go that far with the cheesey traditions, but who knows. The details are still being worked out at this point ;)

sash | earrings | clutch | bracelet | necklace |  garter

THE SELBY 2010

posted on: April 14, 2014

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Here we are at Monday again…Hope you had fun over the weekend! After back to back plans the last few months, I took advantage of the cloudy weather yesterday and just chilled out at home. It was lovely.

I finally got around to editing the last of my Europe photos :( and caught up on some of my favorite blogs. Hours later, I found myself digging through archives on The Selby, all the way back until a collection titled “2010 Favorites” snagged my attention. It was actually that summer, maybe June 2010, when I first stumbled upon the work of Todd Selby, so these photos felt familiar to me in a way. That initial infatuation revealed itself again and I’m feeling inspired to keep my camera on me at all times.

Selby has a way of leading you into someone else’s world for a ‘day in the life’ kind of thing, He invites you into a private space other than our own – without ever implying intrusion. Everything appears to be perfectly candid and in its natural state. Drawn to the quirks, realities, and even the most mundane of details, Selby simply reminds us that we are not the center of the universe.

Who inspires the photographer in you?

ZURICH : RUSH

posted on: April 11, 2014

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 “You can’t rush something that you want to last forever.” – anonymous