Mix and Match Patterns

Break out of your wardrobe rut by mixing patterns and adding a little creativity to your everyday style.

To help ease your fears of a combination catastrophe, when attempting to mix and mingle patterns, it is important to keep a few helpful hints in mind to ensure looks are runway ready…and not kindergarten chic. For a little help, check out this graphic from Made by Girl, and take a peek at a few of my style inspirations below.

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Inspiration: Bold Stripes and Prints

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Inspiration 2: Polka Dots and Prints

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Inspiration 3: Leopard and Plaid

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Inspiration 4: Stripes and Polka Dots

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Inspiration 5: Prints on Prints

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Inspiration 6: Gingham Style

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Celebrity Inspiration: The Print Master — Olivia Palermo

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Stocked & Ready

I was recently asked to style a home bar using items from Chairish.com, an online shop where  design lovers can buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another.  Since I love a good challenge, I headed over to the site and started designing.  I was inspired by a recent lunch outing at Yardbird in Miami, and if you have the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it. The food was amazing and the decor was a mix of industrial chic and hipster glam.

Inspired by good food and decor, I decided to design a concept that incorporated the two styles. I opted for a free standing wooden bar with a southern feel and gold accent decor pieces.  I think this bar would look great with floating shelves behind it, stocked with a variety liquor and some illuminated letters or words.  I also envision this bar in a Florida room, or even outside at a wedding. Seriously, this bar and orange sofa would look amazing in an open field!

For the bar stools, I suggest adding a set of four Zuo Era Twin Peaks Bar Stools from Chairish.com. Not only will the stools tie the industrial look together, but they have backs, which will allow your guests to chill out and relax.

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For more information on Chairish.com or to see additional bar stools, visit shop.chairish.com.
Enjoy! xoxo

Dogs at Weddings

If you have a dog and are debating whether or not you should include him or her in your wedding — the answer is YES! But, please, do not dress them in cheesy tuxedos and frilly dresses. After a quick Pinterest search I found a few cute pups ready to walk down the aisle. Enjoy!

 

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Keep is simple and sophisticated with a thin ribbon and fresh flower.

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If your pooch is well-behaved opt for a full wreath with flowers that compliment your bouquet. Make sure the flowers are dog friendly!

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Match your dogs bow tie with the wedding party for a chic look.

If you are looking for dog friendly attire check out these Etsy shops – LA Dog Shop, Bow Wow Couture and Me and Matilda.

Happy planning! xoxo

Boho Chic

I am currently crushing on the flower crown trend.  I’ve noticed the headgear in a few magazines, and love the whimsical look it adds to a simple dress…especially a wedding dress. You can find a ton of pictures on Pinterest and can score an inexpensive floral headband on Etsy.  If you’re looking to add a tidbit of vintage glam to your big day, check out the ideas below.

 

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If you are thinking of adding a bohemian headpiece to your bridal ensemble, or just want to rock a flower headband for fun, here are a few shops to check out: Whichgoose, Beau xoxo and Peckled

Happy planning! xoxo