Yesterday I hosted a small gathering to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I used mini wooden bread boards (that I got from my friend) and made individual cheese boards. The boards had sharp cheddar, brie, seasoned cashews (from this week’s Thai Chicken dish), olives, apple slices, crackers, olive bread, and rosemary garnish. For lunch I served three different salads (Mediterranean Quinoa, Italian Chopped, and Nectarine Fennel & Arugula). Drinks consisted of Skinny Margaritas, Mimosa’s, and mint iced tea. I decorated with colorful Gerber Daisies and spread Turkish towels (these make a great gifts) around the yard. It was a fun way to celebrate my sister’s birthday.
Although I’m preparing for Fall mentally the reality is I’m going to be wearing cotton flowy dresses for the next couple of months with temps rising to the upper 90’s this weekend. With that being said, this gorgeous poppy colored Vienna Maxi just got restocked at Mirth. Also worth checking out is the Sydney Taupe Stripe which can easily be transitioned into Fall with a chunky knit thrown over it.
The Shacket Trend ( shirt/jacket) from last season is still going strong. It started with the Anine Bing Bobbie Jacket which has now evolved into the Maeve Jacket, but there are so many more high low options listed below.
Over the weekend I put together floral arrangements for a small outside gathering. I used distressed painted mason jars in bright colors for the vases. Painted mason jars are my go to when doing colorful floral arrangements. Click here to learn how to make them at home. I picked up greenery and florals at Trader Joe’s and was able to create a beautiful table setting that was simple and easy to execute. It went perfectly with the boho picnic vibe we were were trying to achieve.
I’ve taken a somewhat of a hiatus from denim and opted for free flowing dresses these past couple of months. I’m now starting to yearn for denim so here’s what will be arriving in the next couple of weeks from Nordstrom.