A little pop of color goes a long way…
I can’t tell you how many outfits I dress up with a splash of color. It doesn’t take much to add some spice to a classic (if boring) outfit. I love going all black or black and white with a pop of accent color. Red is an obvious choice or my beloved cobalt. For Spring, I suggest mint and orange. If you are feeling like you are ready for advanced pop of color go neon or yellow. Who isn’t all about easy when it comes to adding pizazz to our daily looks? See what I mean:
You can add pop with cardigans, shoes, bags, and big necklaces. Here’s my friend Megan with a pop of green with her cardigan — it doesn’t hurt that she is also rocking the polka dots!
PS: She is also killing it with the Stella and Dot rhinestone set!
Here’s some more examples of people adding that pop to their looks!
As the year anniversary of this shower approaches, it seems it’s the perfect time to post about the shower. This one of the classic team efforts that makes shower hosting such a treat. We picked a theme that is a real people pleaser – wine! My allstar friends were a pleasure to work with as usual. We got tons wine and the party was ready to get going!
Here’s the hostesses with the bride to be…
We made wine glasses with chalkboard bases so that we could write our names on them with chalk. Double win, because we used the wine glasses as favors! We even had leftovers that we were able to give to the bride. She was able to get a set of wine glasses as a bonus!
For our game, we did a wine tasting:
And the prize was pretty obvious — wine equipment and wine accessories!
The food couldn’t have been easier too. We did classic wine and cheese fare.
It’s easy to decorate too. Just save up wine corks and BAM! you’ve got the decorations and they are on theme! We also saved wine bottles and spray painted them purple and silver. Then using the leftover chalkboard paint in circles on each of the bottles which we were able to use to label the food. It was a fun, creative, and cost effective way to decorate.
We had a great time. Here’s some candids.
It was a beautiful shower and a good time. (The wine didn’t hurt.) It fit the bride and the planning team and didn’t break the bank… I had wine at the bride’s house a couple days ago and she served me the wine in the very glasses we made for her shower.
A Change Will Do You Good… At least in your hair!
Sometimes we need a change. And sometimes, our change can benefit others. Here’s the story of two of my friends who recently chopped off a whole mess of hair and then turned around and donated it.
My friend Michelle just chopped off her long, super straight hair and it looks fabulous. How many inches? She donated 10 inches and her stylist cut even MORE off. She got married in November and looked so beautiful with her long hair.
It’s funny, I feel like as long as I have known Michelle, I have associated her with have glorious long hair. When she decided it was time for a change and decided to donate her hair, it was exciting! She said she was pretty nervous but I think the results are stunning!
And then about a week ago, my darling cousin, Erica did the same thing! She also had crazy long hair. I have long been jealous of it. See what I mean?
But she, too, recently decided to cut it off and donate it. Her beautiful hair will now be a gift to someone else. And her new look? I love it!
These two lovely ladies make change look good! Bravo to them for their bravery and yeah for the new looks! I am laughing to myself as I write this because I am so desperately trying to grow my hair out. But I do see the benefit in the change and I do think these two make it look good. (Also my hair is STILL shorter than both of these people.) 🙂 Happy Monday!