Rainy Day: Inspired by Me

Rainy Day: Inspired by Me

Splendid slim tee
£55 – donnaida.com

Petite Collection cardigan
£18 – debenhams.com

Scotch Soda military jacket
€170 – scotch-soda.com

H&M skinny jeans
£15 – hm.com

Frye boots
$268 – endless.com

Burberry leather watch
£395 – harrods.com

Burberry mini umbrella
$190 – stylebop.com

Forever 21 scarve
$8.80 – forever21.com

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Sight Seeing

Sight Seeing

H M jumper shirt
£25 – hm.com

Paige Denim skinny jeans
£165 – liberty.co.uk

Tod s leather loafer
$466 – mytheresa.com

Burberry watch
£395 – harrods.com

RetroSuperFuture wayfare sunglasses
£105 – farfetch.com

H M floral scarve
£7.99 – hm.com

The Party of the Year

Although many of you may consider all those big red carpet events some of the biggest of the year, you are wrong. Sorry to break it to you. But if you missed out on this amazing birthday party I threw for my sister and her husband along with some of her friends….you missed it. Plain and simple. With a vintage inspired, Big Fish, countryside, early 50s theme.. this party was complete with Cocktails in mason jars, beer in the wheelbarrow, whiskey tasting and of course pie. We had  a wonderful confetti pinata, made by my brother, chocolate tasting, bobbing for apples (which almost every guy actually did) and a bounce house in the back for the kids. It was a great night of relaxing eating pie on picnic blankets socializing and of course celebrating Katie and Jonce’s 30th Birthdays. I had so much fun planning this with my sister’s friends Paige and Kym. Although it was a lot of work, it totally was worth it! So here are some wonderful pictures, all courtesy of Ventola Photography. There are quite a few pictures. But there were just so many unique and wonderful moments!  Enjoy!

One of my favorite parts of the whole experience was a surprise for the Birthday Guests! We had some of Katie and Jonce’s friends design special garments and pieces especially for the two to wear to their party. The day before we delivered the garments with a formal invitation to the party! They had known ahead of time where and when the party was…but none of the theme or decorating details and it was killing them! Katie’s dress is by the wonderful Monique Sandoval from Ouma, and her headpiece is by the talented Jenn Wood from Mignonne Handmade. Jonce’s bow tie is from the local wonder Aaron Kimberlin and his bowties at Dapper and Dash.

Thanks to everyone who came! It was a blast!

❤ Amy

That day we celebrate our Mommas

So tomorrow is Mother’s day! Mom’s I must say, are amazing. Watching my mom and my sister elegantly handle all of their responsibilities, makes me that much more excited to be a mom myself!  This little collection makes me think of my mother, and all the mothers out there. Their warm heart and unyielding grace makes for one amazing lady. After getting to finally spend a Saturday doing nothing in particular, I scoured the thrift shops around me and got caught on a vintage rage. Today I was inspired  is eco-friendly products and vintage wonderfulness of course!

Enjoy! And go call your mom if you aren’t with her right now!

//i love you stone magnets from happy emotions//

//handmade family fabric dolls from Timo Handmade//

//antique metal nesting canisters from The Sheepish Lion//

//vintage over sized teacup from The Orange Collective//

//vegan clay soap from Herbivore Botanicals//

//mom birthday card from Happy Day Bits//

Go give your momma, madre, Mutter, Mom a huge HUG because she is one of the main reasons you are you!

Have a wonderful Sunday and see you all soon!

❤ Amy

Let the Wild Rumpus Start

As a child, this was one of my favorite books.  Maurice Sendak created a world of gentle monsters who lived solely in the head of little Max. Sadly, Maurice has recently passed away. We all hope that he now is enjoying the company of his wonderful creations, his wonderful monsters. Today I devote my post, to the wonder and the magic ofWhere the Wild Things Are. Thank you Maurice.

Maurice with a Wild Thing::: Associated Press Photo

My nephews as Max and a Wild thing for Halloween

–raw art letter press–

–Gabriel Hounds–

–Salty and sweet–

–rainy day story–

–Morgaine Le Fay–

“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”
-Maurice Sendak

❤ Amy

Happy as a Mint and Coral Clam

I feel a color post coming on! I was thinking about color today. If you read my previous posts about the use of color in your wardrobe, you know I LOVE color. So I am going to explore some amazing items that accentuate two of my favorite colors, mint and coral!

//geometric necklace from the swan lake//

//coral bracelet from Alisha Baird//

//Mint Peek-a-boo sweetheart dress from vivat veritas//

//mint leather bangle bracelets from leather wraps//

//coral chiffon skirt from mokkafiveoclock//

//chevron striped tee from Jessalin Beutler//

//Mint peach coral and ivory studded earrings from Exquisite Artistry//

//soft leather coral ballet flats from The White Ribbon//

//Abe Lincoln Quote from Mary Kate McDevitt//

Sharing is caring! 😉

❤ Amy

light up the night

light up the night

Sequin shirt
$690 – wolfandbadger.com

Sia Dimitriadi party skirt
$767 – wolfandbadger.com

Free People nylon pantyhose
$16 – freepeople.com

Oxford shoes
$37 – amazon.com

Antik Batik yellow gold bangle
$110 – stylebop.com

summer at dusk

summer at dusk

Floral blouse
$30 – evanity.com

H&M jean shorts
£15 – hm.com

Stella Dot knot necklace
$248 – stelladot.com

Timex watch
$48 – target.com

Designers Remix summer hat
€55 – youheshe.com

Swing and Bling and a Satchel or Two

I apoligize for my recent absence. I have been insanely busy planning and hosting my sister’s birthday party (great success btw, pics and details to come). This is the first time I have had to sit and really catch up, so it’s going to be grand.

As a girl, I , like many girls, am a sucker for flowy dresses. And of course, you all know me and I love my sparkly accessories.  Of course, who doesn’t love a good satchel or rucksack?? Not this girl! So take a gander… enjoy!

To start, I have found this amazing  little black tutu dress with the adorable Peter Pan collar.  I love the cut and the materials used for this dress! A great little outing dress.

//Little Tutu Black Dress from LalaMagic -$69.99//

And I just adore this Moose locket from August Wrinkle. So simple and quirky and at a good price too! ps. August Wrinkle is full of awesome finds!

//Moosey Locket from August Wrinkel- $12.25//

And of course I had to search Etsy! I found this great shop with amazingly wonderful satchels and rucksacks, made from natural materials. So cool! I love this smaller bag made from waxed canvas and leather….so great!

//Small satchel from Infusion- $107//

This is a great art -deco dress from LalaMagic. I love the fabric!!

//Venetian Art Deco Dress from LalaMagic-$89.99// 

I love love love this vintage Sona watch! This shop is full of awesome and unique vintage watches! So cool!

//Vintage Sona Hand-Wind Vintage Watch from Skipper Bob- $38.00//

I have always been partial to the wonderful items from Ruche, but I just am smitten with this Eva Franco Pleated Dress! Love it!

// Eva Franco Barnaby Pleated Dress from Ruche- $259.99//

Another great bag from Infusion! I LOVE these color and the Mexican fabric. So wonderful!

//Rucksack from Infusion – $185.00//

This is a great simple ring with a gorgeous Lemon colored quartz. I love the simplicity and the color is just amazing!

//Stack-able Lemon Quartz ring from Von Eschna-49.99//

Another great find from August Wrinkle! love the color and the flowy silhouette

//Victoria Dress from August Wrinkle- $38.00// 

Love these citrine champagne earrings I found from Dorota Jewelry!

//Citrine Champagne Earrings from Dorota Jewelry -$32.00//

Hope you all enjoyed and don’t forget to share!

Have a wonderful weekend!

❤ Amy