Morning, campers. How was your weekend? Mine ended up being completely delightful in every way. First of all, the third partner-in-crime to me and Stephanie, our BFF Melissa, was in LA for the weekend. Her presence is always like a sprinkling of fairy dust in my life. And it just so happens her company was co-hosting a freaking fabulous Downton Abbey-themed party in Santa Monica Friday night, replete with pre-prohibition cocktails and more gorgeous flapper outfits than you can shake a stick at. See below:
Me and the hubs got all spiffed up. My dress courtesy of Rent The Runway, obvs.
My sweet best friend (other than Stephanie), Melissa
Roaring Twenties decor, sigh.
Then, I got to have two consecutive slumber party nights with Melissa at her hotel, Shutters On The Beach, aka the most perfect, idyllic, adorably decorated, coziest hotel ever. Situated right on the beach in Santa Monica, the place is a dream, a dream!:
View from the impossible-to-get-out-of bed.
(*Squeal*) John Robshaw bedding! My favorite fabric designer, hands down.
Even their picture frames are perfect.
And then, Sunday:
Hope you all had an equally fun, relaxing weekend.
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I swear, everything I’ve pinned lately has been 7 shades of emerald. Maybe because it’s summertime (?) Or maybe just cuz it’s a perfectly verdant pop of awesome to just about anything… whether it’s a plain white outfit, a neutral wall, or a crisp white linen sofa.
BAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAA. This might be the funniest and most on-point thing I’ve seen in awhile. I have said this about 857 times to my younger cousins over the years whenever they grumble about not having anything to do when no one is on Facebook or the Wii is broken. Well… sans the “fat little a$$” part. Does that make me 857 years old?
…this. Now. It’s $59 at Express, way cooler in person, and the sequins are embellished on a little cotton skirt with a bit of stretch. Meaning it’s uber comfortable. Runs about 1 size larger than your regular size, FYI. I’m 5′8″ / 145, and I ordered a M, which fits perfectly.
I love, I love, I love this coffee table featured on OKL today. I want to put it in the beach house I don’t have, on gorgeous rug with lots of raspberry and lilac hues. On the lanai. And sit around it and drink a glass of sweet tea (vodka) with Blanche and Rose.
…up your wardrobe. This stripes & florals combo works: a) because there’s navy and white in both to unify the palettes, but b) mostly because she’s wearing that outfit, not the other way around, and kicking it with confidence. It’s summer. Have some fun and mix it up. Who cares?!
This boy reminds me of #22 on this list. He also bypassed my dad’s outreached goin-for-a-goodbye-handshake yesterday after their 1st introduction at brunch and went straight for the bear hug. To the tune of, “bring it in, big guy.” And then I died.