I’ve gotten a few ups on my recent manicure. This is a rare occurrence for me, as I rarely do my nails (well). I got some nail stickers at walgreens – they come with around 40? – so you can squeeze several uses out of them. When you’re done, you just peel them off! The whole sticker thing is pretty genius. It’s super easy to do and it ends up looking pretty fly, if I do say so myself.
Is this or is this not exactly what you thought Taylor Tomasi Hill‘s apartment would look like? I probably wouldn’t have foreseen the plants (but being from Texas she probably misses greenery) but everything else looks about par and of course fabulous.
vogue via dja
Dreaming of Outdoor Living
There’s nothing like pinterest to remind us all what we want and haven’t got. In the depths of January, despite our warmer than normal temperatures, I can’t get my mind off summer and pools and dream backyards with green grass. Typical. On Friday afternoons, my mind often wanders to what my plans would look like if it were May-August…
Suffice it to say, pool time would be on the agenda. These are a few of my favorite outdoor living scenes. Follow me on pinterest for more: http://pinterest.com/paytonvail
Loving these holidayphotos from the Neiman Marcus Holiday Book. via DJA
Tomorrow is my brand new hubby’s birthday. We took the day off to celebrate (as if we really needed an occasion). Isn’t it so much fun to make merry and be carefree and just bask in happiness? Yeah the answer is yes.
I hope you’re celebrating something, anything this weekend!
Happy birthday, darling…
From the Weekend
It was quite an eventful weekend. We got a cake sample for our wedding cake and it tasted as good as it looks. .
A new and exciting sponsorship opportunity from BeBop Clothing. I got some goodies in on Friday and couldn’t wait to try them on – more to come!
Karaoke with Ro, my brother Hampton & his brother William. I couldn’t stop myself from singing “Alone” by Heart but regretted it later…
Ro’s mom came up bearing gifts! Including the below four poster bed frame for our room & a dining table. I’m obsessed.
Some sweet friends threw a stock the bar party for us and it was incredibly lovely. Here’s a picture with my mom. (dress – vintage from the grey dog)
Spoils from the stock the bar. Planning this wedding has certainly shown me how many people love us. I feel very special.
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
Shall we dine?
Mealtimes are my favorite times. It’s not just about eating – it’s mostly about conversation and wine and the art of a beautiful table – but it is also about eating… One of the things I aspire to create for my home is a welcoming/chic eating area.
via Lonny Pinterest
Let them eat cake
Yes it’s seven weeks before the wedding and no I hadn’t even thought about the cake until recently. It’s not that I don’t love cake, believe me…I do. I just had left it out and waited until I knew how the budget was going to shake out. Anyway, in one of those serendipitous happenings that you always wish for when planning an event, I found a baker in my price range and we made a deal.
Here are my inspirations.
Art Collecting (Viv Strauss)
I came across the art of Viv Strauss via A lovely being and immediately fell in love. I like everything about her work from the price to the color to the characters and I thought you would too. Check out her shop here.
M is for Monogram
While I do have a few preppy tendencies, I wouldn’t consider myself or my style “preppy”. Why then am I tempted (attempting) to monogram everything from beer glasses to bed sheets?
I’ll tell you why, because it’s adorable. Annnnd I might be a little excited about our monogram: PBR.
via Erin Ever After and Williams Sonoma