Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Style In The Bump {Casual Maternity In Southamton}

Contrary to what you may have seen on Instagram, I am actually really into comfort with this baby bump. I still love my heels but do tend to save them for special occasions. My everyday wear looks a lot more like this comfy outfit that I wore to a meeting in Southampton for an "End Of Summer Soiree" I am designing for clients. How cute is this little town???

H&M Mama Denim Shorts//Asos Maternity Top//Chanel Espadrilles//Chanel Bag//Alex and Ani Bracelet//Alex and Ani Necklace

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Pins

Its been a whirl wind of a week but no complaints here because yesterday I went into my 24th week of pregnancy. Meaning, Im 6 months preggo! For those of you that are wondering why in the heck Im so elated. Well...this is the month where any remaining morning sickness subsides. You finally get your energy back, and when nesting becomes a priority. This is when the fun begins!

1. I haven't yet settled on the colors of baby girl's nursery but how cool would this Neon Pink Faux Taxidermy Zebra Head by White Faux Taxidermy look against a fresh white wall over the crib? Love!

2. I can't with this argon patterned onesie & blanket set by Little Hip Squeaks. Im obsessed with their stuff...

3. If I decide to go fully modern and clean in the nursery, I'd definitely go with this modular Joya Rocker by Monte

4. Bright Pink + Moccasins + Itty Bitty Little Feet= Sweet Perfection, Moccasins by Freshly Picked

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Pins

Im a sucker for good photography. Photography, much like floral design, lends itself to opportunities for creating moments. This week I found myself pining over beautiful images that produced a sense of stillness and a sense of calm in this often times chaotic life. Its funny where and how we can feel at peace isn't it?

1. I often times find myself scrolling through Bri Emery's blog when I need a jilt of inspiration, this time though, I discovered a whole new reason to marvel at her beautiful blog. I could literally sit with a cup of coffee and stay in Bri's Design Love Fest for hours. 

2. Fresh blooms, I love them, whats new? But the way Mimi Thorisson gathered these undeniably gorgeous flowers and styled them just so is so impactful. 

3. Am I the only one that finds serenity in this image? Its bright and colorful and naturally tossed about but the moment exudes peace to me. No? Oh well, guess Im alone on this one. Lol...Get the DIY for these painted hangers over at Wet Paint.

4. Doesn't she look like she is floating in this image? Her dress reminds me of the ocean. The way the photographer caught this moment is simply breathtaking. Not sure what its called but I'd name it "The Floating Girl". Image via Pinterest

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Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Style In The Bump {Casual Stripes}

Liz Lange for Target Tank//Motherhood Maternity Skirt//Fedora (old but similar here)//Alex and Ani Bracelet//Marc Jacobs Bracelet//Alex and Ani Necklace//Cartier Watch//Sandals (no longer available but similar here)//Chanel Bag (my go to bag all Summer)//Lady Danger by MAC (on the lips)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! 

Over the weekend I had a meeting in the Hamptons with clients that are having their "End Of Summer Bash" in this summer home. I can't wait to transform their backyard into the modern, and effortlessly sexy vision that I have for it! 

The rest of my week will be spent at Flower School NY honing my skills in floral design. You can never get too complacent and feel like you've got nothing else to learn. That's when your work can begin to lack movement and creativity and gets visually stale. Love taking refresher courses and staying up-to-date with what's trending so off to flower school I go! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Pins

For the love of pineapples! I don't know what it is about this little piece of fruit but Im seeing it everywhere this season. I actually love it. Its fun, its a bit quirky, and its so versatile. From skater dresses to beach bags you can find this tropical piece of heaven in some sort of print anywhere!

1. As much as Im loving all things pineapple right now, Im also obsessed with Marnani 
Designs fun and playful illustrations. Image via The College Prepster

2. I stumbled on this image via Pinterest and immediately added it to my inspiration board. Its just cool and fun. 

3. I told you everything about a pineapple says quirky and whimsy. This iPhone case by Victoria's Secret Pink is nothing less than all of that. Some other fun ones by Asos and Top Shop.

4. Pineapple printed socks would make such fun addition to any outfit...these by Asos are cauuuuute! I also like these by Miss Selfridge and these by Top Shop were adorable.

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Happy Weekend friends!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flower Market {Working With Branches}

Working with branches is not as fussy or intimidating as it may seem. Yes, they are large and seemingly overgrown and can at times feel over powering but the impact they make in a room is striking. They are really not as difficult to work with as you might think. First off, they are sturdy and tend to have a longer shelf life once cut. Often times, their blooms are so organic and natural and so gorgeous just left alone so most of the work is done for you.

What I love about working with branches is the design is what it is. You can do just so much manipulating but the branches' stems are often times so thick that they tend to fall in their own space organically. Most of the attention should go to the placement of the stems within the vessel you are using to display the design. This is especially important when using a clear vase. The stems themselves should form a round twist, creating visual appeal form the very tip top of the branches all they way down to the ends of the stems.

You'll need more than just clippers to trim and clean your stems. I like to use a heavy duty Pruning Lopper. Loppers are a type of large scissor used for pruning small branches and twigs. They are basically garden shears with large handles.

I took  a trip to the Flower District in NYC, knowing I wanted to create a tall branch like piece but not knowing exactly what elements I wanted in the design. There were so many different varieties to choose from! I love Chelsea Flower Market for this. Once I spotted these beautiful Crab Apples I knew this would be the focal piece of the design. When I work with branches I like adding elements of berries with large green leaves. It plays off of the fullness of the arrangement and adds interest to the design.

So many beautiful varieties at Chelsea Flower Market

 I almost took these Cherry Blossoms with me, so so gorgeous!

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