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playing favorites: summer must-have outfits 06.29.2011


 There are all kinds of summer events that are calling for the perfect outfit, so we brought back a reader favorite: Playing Favorites! It’s the “summer must-have outfit” edition! hope you all enjoy :)

Carrie’s outfit:1. Liberty strapless dress via shopbop, girlie satin bow headband, 3. Mar Y Sol Raffia clutch via shopbop, 4. Pour La Victoire Espadrille wedges via shopbop
Morgan’s outfit: 1. Bougainvillea Tassel Sandals from anthropologie, 2. Laura Lombardi Geometric Bib Necklace from urban outfitters, 3.Ella Moss T-Bags maxi dress via shopbop, 4. contrast headwrap,

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  1. carlyklock

    >love these posts – keep 'em coming!

    June 29, 2011 6:10 pm
  2. Melanie

    >LOVE both! That Ella Moss dress is a fantastic color!

    June 29, 2011 7:15 pm
  3. Ampersand Design Studio

    >thanks ladies :) We love you guys right back!

    June 29, 2011 7:22 pm
  4. Lauren

    >just got the red, white, and blue e-mail from one nineteen. SO fun – and exciting to learn the opening date for trader joe's!

    June 30, 2011 5:51 pm

spotted: 100 layer cake pop-up shop 06.28.2011


Have you seen 100 layer cake’s pop-up shop? Ahh, we are LOVING every single one of their hand-selected items! The 100 layer cake gals have such a wonderful eye for detail, so if you are planning a wedding (or any other fancy soiree, for that matter), you might need to just hop on over and check out what they’ve carefully selected for the current sale! Here’s how it works: the pop-up shop consists of short, exclusive, online sales, offered on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Sales begin and end at specified times and shoppers have a limited amount of time to hold items in their carts before they are required to checkout or release their selections.
Currently for sale are these awesome totes in the photo above from Melangerie and last week’s sale included the darling zig-zag favor bags from Divine Twine! Next up, some goodies from One Love Organics (which, by the way, we can’t say enough good things about)! So, see what we’re saying? Seriously good taste over there at 100 layer cake! Thanks for curating all this goodness for the rest of us!

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  1. Creative Design

    >Love those bridal bags and the zig-zag bags are also too cute! Thanks for sharing!


    p.s. I follow a number of blogs but always click on yours! A guaranteed good one!

    June 29, 2011 12:43 pm

picture perfect: summertime 06.27.2011


Summer is here and we’re excited to think about the fun adventures it has in store. Some inspiration from around the web (from top, left to right): Beach umbrella, “Homemade sandwiches,” hay bales, beach ball, flags, ferris wheel and car full of watermelons

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  1. Paige

    >I used to live next door to that Homemade Sandwiches place when I was in college. It is called Avenue B Grocery store and it is in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin near UT. Great memories if that place and Russell the owner – he lived in the back and would bring us leftovers all the time!Thanks for the trip down memory lane with the photo!

    June 28, 2011 12:40 am

picnic time 06.23.2011


The weather here in Kansas City has been perfect. If we weren’t buried up to our eyeballs in work, we would be packing up the picnic basket and eating al fresco. Would our picnic look like this? Unlikely, but we can dream.

1- Awning Stripe Tablecloth, 2- Sea Grass Carafe and Highball, 3- Just Add Flower Plate, 4- Red Galvanized Citronella Candle, 5- Woven Picnic Basket, 6- Fiesta Dinnerware Melamine Oval Tray

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