I thought I would start sharing with you some peeks of projects that are currently in the works! My favorite part of a brand might actually be creating the color inspiration boards because it’s the foundation to the rest of the project! I’m currently working with a very chic and unique new business that specializes in high quality products and interior design..and couldn’t be happier with our starting point
The brand goal is to feel high end, luxurious, established, adventurous, classic, and versatile. We finalized the above board that is neutral but sophisticated, but wanted the option to add in a pop of color if need be (seasonally, etc), so we created the 2nd board as a visual…which I’m obsessed. It screams high-end and modern! Can’t wait to share more!
As you can tell I’m all kinds of ready for Spring, from my wardrobe, my decor, and now searching for my Spring reading list. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been much better at taking time for myself (doing more calligraphy and taking time to read). So, now I’m building my library and thinking about adding the following to the list! Oh, and I’m highly obsessed with All In Good Taste..because I feel like it was written for me, thanks Kate!
P.S. How fricken cute is THIS TOP! I spotted it up on Tobi when searching for cute crochet tanks (because that my other new obsession) and knew I had to have it..it’s perfect for summer. Bonus: the top has good padding coverage so I actually don’t have to wear a bra..score! Here are some other favs! HERE – HERE – HERE – HERE
And now onto some books!
01. ALL IN GOOD TASTE :: I urge anyone who loves to throw small gatherings and host guest to get this book! It’s currently my fav
02. MY (NOT SO) PERFECT LIFE :: For those who might think the grass is greener on the other side (especially with social media) this is the perfect book!
03. THE COVETEUR :: The perfect coffee table book, full of celebrity closets, fashion, and interior design.
04. STYLE YOUR MIND :: This is a workbook is thought-provoking, inspiring, and meant for any lady boss out there!
05. COMMONWEALTH :: Secrets and stories spanning over 5 decades through the joining of two families and their loyalties.
06. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS :: Warning, it’s slightly sinister and creepy, but suspenseful and full of twists (I just finished it)!
07. NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS :: This reminded me of Sisterhood of the traveling pants, it’s connecting the lives of 9 very different women
I recently read over at This Renegade Love (a past client and one of my favorite blogs) a very thought provoking post, The Problem with Being an Instagrammer (here). She nailed it on the head and really got me thinking…I need to get back to my roots, back to why I started this little site. I’ll admit, I have definitely been caught in the easy Instagram trap and would take pics just to post on there and didn’t go much further (you know, blog about it with purpose). Because it’s true, what if tomorrow Instagram shutdown or even pinterest quit working? I would have a slight panic attack, but also know that I do have control over blog, my website, and my art…and that’s what I should be sharing. That might just be me sharing snippets of my week, my outfits, my recent projects, or things I want to connect with you on. So, for today I’m going to give you a small recap of what’s been going on in my life (as interesting or uninteresting as that is ;)
I need to play catch up and start sharing with you a few projects I collaborated on last year! I actually did my first official styled shoot featuring my invitations, custom calligraphy, and day-of items. Let’s be honest, this location (Parfey’s Glen) is amazing, from the moss, the water, and the overall romantic, wooded, and moody vibe! I’m so glad the ladies of Cherry Blossom Events and the lovely Booth Photographics thought of me for this shoot, because it was gorgeous! Not only that, but the day of the shoot Madison got a massive thunderstorm, and I was sent pics from the ladies of them hiding under rocks and scrambling to save the items from the insane downpour! But, as you can see below, you definitely cannot tell by all of these beautiful images that it even happened!
I wanted to quickly share with you one of my recent Brand Bar projects that we recently completed! Jennifer purchased the Harlow Brand here and we customized it to fit her new business, Palm & Prep Design! As you can see this was a hand-lettered brand that I then customized with calligraphy to fit her style and business name. We added a few new palm illustrations to the pattern, edited the color palette, and created a few variations of the logo. I couldn’t be happier with the whole process and look forward to working on the next brand bar projects. Feel free to take a peek at the other brands HERE and feel free to reach out to me if you are interested!!
It’s pretty crazy to think that Easter is literally a month from now, what!? I guess that means I get to bring out my white skinny jeans, my pastels tops (no surprise), and start buying tulips once a week. Check out my Easter outfit inspiration below because if you are just a little bit obsessed with neutral or pastel outfits (like me), you’ll love it ;)