happiest friday!

Friday has finally come to visit us, and on this dreary day in Boston these darling clutches from a03 designs etsy shop are sure to brighten any day. They come individual {in almost any color or pattern you can dream of} or she sells them in sets for your maids to carry on your big day! I don’t know how to possibly choose which one I love most, be sure to hop over and check them all out.

cheery chevron

monochromatic maid style

love the emerald shantung, and the detailing

shhhh don't tell my husband, but this one NEEDS to come live with me!

 

Happy Weekend!

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thank you vera

Have you seen the new White by Vera bridesmaids collection for David’s Bridal? These dresses are so dreamy you almost forget to notice how perfectly priced they are. I think my heart stopped when I saw the first one; tumble.tulle.perfection. Brides, please please someone have your maids wear these gorgeous frocks soon–I am dying to see them in person!

amazing

I am dying for this belt

perfectly sophisticated

playing {birthday} hookie

I am escaping to Newport to celebrate my Mom’s birthday today and enjoy some girl time all day! I’m not sure exactly what the day will hold but the sun is shining and I imagine a combination of morning coffee on cliff walk, a beach day, and a stop at Del’s are all in order! Happy Birthday Mom!!

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silhouette love

I love a silhouette, when taken in a photograph, or when done well on paper. It always amazes me the detail and personality that can come through in those darling shadow images. And this is why I am in LOVE with lepapierstudio in Chicago. Her etsy shop is bursting with the cutest gifts-and they are all customizable. From personal stationary, play date cards, save the dates, she does it all. {she is currently making some adorable calling cards for me –I am so excited to start using them!} Enjoy some of my favorite picks below, and be sure to pop by the shop!

a lovely gift for any girl

play date calling cards with coordinating thank you notes

perfect save the date flat card

how cute is this birthday party invitation?

arm candy

Summer, you give us so many great things, and today I am thankful for you giving me the time to take some much-needed New England road trips. I am not a big souvenir girl, but if I had my way I would mark all of my summer weekend adventures with some cute wrist candy unique to each little island. They would remind me that if I hold on long enough through these chilly Boston winters summer will come back again, and it will all be worth it!

Inspired by my favorite Rockport ice cream girl, this take on a classic friendship bracelet would remind me of my July trip to our family cottage.

This delicate version of a cape cod classic could be stacked with other pieces and would remind me of the time spent there planning a wedding for a sweet friend

A Nantucket rope bracelet goes with everything summer related, and I love the color of this one. Even at the office, this would remind me of my amazing girls weekend that kicked off my summer!

These bangles by JoJoLovesYou would work into almost anything in my wardrobe, they sold at my favorite Newport boutique, Bellevue Beauty Walk.

Newport is my number one summer love so I say two pieces would be in order!

{quick tip}

I love the idea of a bride giving these as thank you gifts for bachelorette party guests, after all their planning wouldn’t it be lovely to surprise them with a treat to remind them of all the fun you had!

cheese, please!

If this is not the cutest gift to add to your arsenal I do not know what is! I cannot get enough of these adorable, “make your own cheese” kits from Urban Cheese Craft. They are so unique, and fun for anyone you need a little something for. They are perfectly packaged, and priced. Yum!!

These custom heart shapers allow you to easily shape ricotta, chevre, paneer..you name it!

The "starter" pack, everything you need in one perfect package

Goat Cheese DIY

the finished product

please take your seat

Escort cards are one of my favorite parts of a wedding, they allow the couple to incorporate a theme, use personal details, or enhance the table scape very easily. I also love the idea of using them for smaller gatherings where they can be placed at each place setting rather than on an escort table. I recently attended an event that incorporated this and it added to the personal feel of the evening.

timeless calligraphy, and tucking the table numbers inside allows for easy last-minute table changes

use caution when placing lighter cards outdoors, thin ribbon will help keep them down

Imagine how perfectly these succulents could then tuck into each napkin at the guests tables

I adore the rustic detail, and a favor in the same package!

perfect for a vegas wedding, or a dinner party!

patterned penants

Images via Martha Stewart Weddings