May 19, 2016

apartment / coffee tables

I've been in serious nesting mode and have a laundry list of things to do in the apartment. Currently our coffee table is a vintage trunk we love that we found at Pioneer Goods, but it's feeling a little heavy for the living room and I can see it re-purposed in our bedroom. So...I've been on the hunt for something a little airier, preferably with a bottom shelf. 

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I love the bottom West Elm one, but pricing might win out in favor of the Ikea find. Any favorites I'm missing?

May 13, 2016

weekend links

I miss Linda Wells's Allure magazine and loved this article about her day working at Sephora. 
I've had some serious wanderlust lately and am dreaming about trips to Africa, India, and Singapore

These wedding gowns by Naeem Khan are truly works of art. 
I'm SUPER late to the party but I am obsessed with Lip Sync Battles. Of course Channing Tatum/Beyonce was hilarious and amazing, but I'm loving Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon

Style Me Pretty predicts celebrity wedding gowns. Love!
Seriously tempted to splurge on these babies for upcoming weddings and events. I hear the best things about their shoes!
We're so excited to stay in our apartment one more year, but that means we seriously need to add storage in the kitchen. I'm planning on Ikea hacking some open shelving and bookmarked inspiration here, here, and here

May 11, 2016

wed / 5 pins from my secret rehearsal dinner board

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We haven't started planning the details of our rehearsal dinner yet, but I was inspired by Alaina's blog post of 5 pins from her secret wedding inspiration board and wanted to share some rehearsal inspiration of my own. It's worth noting that A hasn't agreed to this color scheme yet, but the pinks and oranges are too happy not to share! What colors is everyone else into lately?

May 9, 2016

color / the mrs. box

I have lusted after The Mrs. Box ring boxes since they first launched, but the new lookbook takes it to the next level. It's 100 pages of gorgeousness! In looking at the creative minds behind it, I discovered Mae Mae Co and I've loved looking through her stunning branding portfolio

PS-I have my eye on the cobalt blue Brightstone box with a Highborn Block D on the front in gold. 

May 4, 2016

wed / place settings

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I've been on a ribbon kick lately and love the look of ribbon tied around each napkin/menu. It would be beautiful all times of year and in any setting. You can use rope for a nautical wedding, lace or twine for a rustic barn, or satin in a ballroom. If you pick up napkins from the rental company a couple days early and pre fold and tie in advance.

True story, folding menus into napkins was one of my favorite tasks when I was an intern one summer in Charleston. The repetitive task is actually I could usually sit in the air conditioning for a bit instead of being outside in the 100 degree heat haha. 

What table top trends are you into lately?