Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Finds: Little White Dress

Last summer when I was a bride-to-be, I couldn't get enough white dresses! I wore one to my bridal shower, bachelorette party, engagement pictures and rehearsal dinner. Hey, when you're a bride, I say wear alllll the white you can! This was my rehearsal dinner dress and thank God I had it with me on our wedding (I was planning to take it to Maui on our Honeymoon, so it was packed!) but my wedding dress was a little uncomfortable towards the end of the night, so I changed into this dress instead!

Anyways, I rounded up some adorable white dresses that have me wishing I could do the whole bride thing all over again! Of course if you're going on a vacation or have some summer girls getaways planned, a white dress is perfect for that occasion, too!


Now some really exciting news! This weekend is Anthropologie's Summer Tag Sale! This means that the sale section has tons of new fresh cuts + is up to an additional 50% off. Here are tons of my faves:


dresses + swimsuits:


Grab some pieces for your summer closet! I just might too. This ruffle top is in my cart!

Happy weekend, friends!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Home Tour: Nantucket Home with Hues of Blue

Boy, oh boy, do I have a beautiful house tour for you today! When I stumbled upon this stunner, I knew I had to share it. It's a good mix of elegant, casual, neutral with intentional color (but it doesn't feel overwhelming), thoughtful details and a lived-in, homey look. Take a look to see what I mean!

I love this entry way so much! The color is gorgeous. For some reason, I'm so drawn to the fact that it's color, but it doesn't seem to be overpowering, probably due to the fact that the rest of the walls in surrounding rooms are neutral.

So many windows!! I love the natural light. The pops are blue are perfectly scattered throughout the room. I read in the home tour on Trad Home that the white walls are "White Dove" by BM. I've used this color in clients homes before and it's the perfect creamy white.

Okay, guys. Let's chat about this room. It's a dining room that appears to have TWO dining tables. This homeowner must have a huge family! I love that settee piece in the middle of the room. The colors are amazing-- a needed burst in a neutral room. The height of the back is also awesome because it causes the eye to go up and creates height.

Look at this beautiful kitchen! White cabinets with a darker kitchen island and clean hardware. I love that the pop of blues is still continuing throughout this whole first level.

The office; so cozy and quiet.

This powder bath's wallpaper is gorgeous! In a small space like this, a bold pattern is a show stopper.

Possibly my favorite room in the house is this bedroom! I've always been a fan of red, white, and blue schemes. With 4th of July right around the corner, I love this room even more. The way they distributed the color with more blue to red, was right on point to make sure the balance was kept.

This bedroom just looks like a retreat. Sign me up :)

You can shop the look below:

Do you love the home as much as I do? If this was on Air bnb, I'd reserve a slot asap! :)

Have a wonderful Thursday! Happy birthday to my husband!!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fashion: Striped Off the Shoulder Dress

You may or may not know about my affinity for blue and white everything. If you don't, you'll know after today's post ;) When I saw this striped off the shoulder dress from The Mason Jar Boutique, I knew I had to have it! It's the perfect summer dress for so many reasons. Off the shoulder, stripes, fitted at the waist, lined (major plus in my book!) and blue and white...what's not to love?!

The way the top ruffles is SO sweet and feminine. Truthfully, I feel a bit Southern in this dress and I absolutely love that :)

dress / shoes - similar / bracelet /
So if you haven't used the discount code I've given you before on the blog for The Mason Jar Boutique, then you can use it today! Just plug in BLOOM15 for 15% off your purchase. This boutique is my go-to now for unique items, floral prints, adorable dresses, shoes and jewelry. They're also super affordable. I just love it!

Hope you enjoy your Tuesday! It's supposed to be a lovely, sunshine-y day here...can't wait!


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Short List 4

Hi everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you enjoyed your weekend celebrating your fathers. I shared a little about my dad here, if you want to take a look!

The Short List series is back! I'll be giving you the scoop on what we've been up to lately-- what we're reading, watching, eating, etc. If you want another topic added to the mix, just let me know and I'll add it next month.

What We're Watching: Well now that our favorite shows are taking a break until fall (Designated Survivor and This Is Us) we have been watching lots of The Office on Netflix. Neither of us have seen it all the way through, though we've both seen most of it, so it's been a good time. We just finished FRIENDS also. I've seen that a couple times through all the way, but my husband has never seen it! (I couldn't believe it, so we fixed that!) My husband is really into House of Cards and I, rather shamefully, watch The Bachelorette. Not super into this season yet.

One show I really like is Married at First Sight. Sort of embarrassed to admit this, but it's so interesting! Essentially it's arranged marriages by experts and the show follows the 3 couples they paired together in marriage to see how the grow to love each other (or not). This is the fourth or fifth season and it's crazy that some of the couples actually stay together and are so happily married now! Does anyone watch this?! Please tell me I'm not the only one ;) 

What I'm Loving: 

1. I've been LOVING the peaches from Trader Joe's recently. SO GOOD! Might need to make my peach cobbler soon.

2. Summer! I think Wednesday is the first official day of summer, but it's been warm temps here for a few weeks now. I feel so alive in the summer! ;)

3. We had a great Bloom Workshop last week in Traverse City, Michigan. Our mini workshops are always some of our favorites, so we might just be adding another workshop to the fall!

4. These flat sandals:

6. I'm also obsessed with tassels right now. This white tank is affordable and you know how I love a cute white top! It goes with everything :) Pair it with my favorite chambray shorts and outfit complete!

What We're Eating: We've been doing Blue Apron meals once a month for the past 3-4 months and it's been really fun. Three meals will be on my door step this Tuesday and I can't wait! It means I also don't have to do a lot of grocery!! If you want a referral to get your first order of 3 meals FREE, comment with your email address! I'll send you a referral asap.

What's on My Desk: This last week I was working on some decor for a client's playroom. We're starting with pillows. I came up with 3 options for her. Which is your favorite?! 

SHOP: neutral textured / navy pillow / floral / coral herringbone rug  (comes in a bunch of colors!)

SHOPneutral textured / embroidered blue / home pillow

Looking Forward to: My husband turns 28 on Thursday...holy cow!! I'm looking forward to celebrating him with some friends!

What We're Reading: I am a very slow reader naturally, but I haven't been spending a lot of time reading recently. That's what happens in the summer I guess! I'm still trying to finish the last few chapters of A Broken Way. I really want a fun chick flick novel to read at the beach this summer though, so I'll take suggestions!

That's my short list! Answer some of these in the comments so I can get to know you better :)

Thanks for reading!