My Best Friend's Bridal Shower

A few weeks ago I co-hosted a bridal shower for my lil sis and best friend Sarah who is getting married in July!

I had so much fun putting all the details together to make it a special day for Sarah! We went with a bit of a rustic theme since it was being held on an outdoor patio. 

Invites from Wedding Paper Divas

My dress is La Roque and Sarah's is Lilly 

Bingo while opening gifts is always fun! 

Lots of mini desserts!

 Monogrammed napkins are a must!

 It was so hot the peonies wilted :(

 MOH & Bride to Be!

Congrats Sarah! I can't wait to stand beside you on your big day!! XOXO

All photos were taken by the lovely Tawny Cowell
(All images by Tawny Cowell are mine, please do not duplicate or use without written permission.)

Tennis Whites

With Wimbledon on, I've been reminiscing on my high school tennis days.. I was never that great so my main goal was always looking cute out on the court! (hello boys waterpolo!!)
Here's a few pieces I would love to sport:
Tennis Technical Polo
Hot Hitter Dress
Madras Patchwork Tennis Cover- Tucker Point
Did you ever play tennis??

My Summer Wishlist

Happy first day of summer!!! I'm wearing my Lilly today too, for National Wear Your Lilly Day!
Naturally I had to wear my white jeans and wedges with my Lilly, becasue what screams summer more than that?!
Here's what I'm crushing on this summer:

1. Nothing like a seersucker bikini in the summer time!
2. This turquise necklack from Loren Hope is a must have, I can already think of all the styling possiblites!!
3. Sail to Sable tunic- I'm obsessed and this screams out easy breasy summer days!
4. Kate Spade bangle- perfect addition to any stack.
5. Lilly Pulitzer gingham scalloped shorts, need I say anymore?!
5. Kate Spade "That's the last straw" bag- perfect for toting to the beach!
What Lilly are you wearing today??!


My guide on how to be 'One with Nature' in Yosemite:
1. Wear lots of neon and Chanel sunglasses

2. Take pictures of pretty things as you drive by
Don't forget to crop out the parking lot!
 3. Walk by river, take picture! Wear lululemon.

4. Pretend to be hiking, when in reality you are just walking to your cabin
 5. Drive to senic overlooks

6. Take a picture with a bear

7. Wear your neon camelback backpack- just remember to fill it up!

8. Take pictures of the wildlife

All jokes aside, we had a wonderful trip to Yosemite! Such a fun and relaxing time with my family and I loved being surrounded by so much natural beauty!

Friday Five

Happy Friday!!
First things first, I want to announce the winner of my Lilly Pulitzer bowtie giveaway by hosted by PreppyPinkShop! And the winner is........
Sarah Elizabeth from Belle in the City Blog!
I hope your beau enjoys the bowtie! And a big thank you to all my readers and those who entered! XO
And now my favorites of the week..
1. I packed up my Lululemon and am headed to Yosemite this weekend with my family! I'm actually really excited to be 'one with nature'! LOL
2. The bridal shower that my friends and I hosted this past weekend for my lil sis turned out perfectly!
 More pictures to come!
3. Our weekly bachelorette viewing nights with my friends! Such a fun little tradition!
And of course, so fun to decorate when it's my turn to host!
4. I'm still enjoying my pretty birthday flowers around the house!
5.  Recent pool time and more that I see in my future!
What are your favorites this week? Hope you all have a lovely weekend!! XOXO

Recent OOTD's

I've been posting most of my outfits over on instagram, but in case you missed it- here they are again!
Tipsy Skipper clutch // LaRoque Top

Lilly dress (old) // Lilly belt
Lilly skirt (old) // Tory Burch sandals // J.Crew clutch (similar)

Lilly dress (old) // J.Crew pearls

Bannana Republic shorts (check your local BR!) // J.Crew eyelet top (similar) // Kate Spade purse // Tory Burch sandals

Elizabeth McKay top // J.Crew skirt (old) // J.Crew captoe flats
J.Crew glitter flats // J.Crew glitter purse // J.Crew striped dress (similar)

Lilly dress // Tory flats
Just a reminder, the bowtie giveaway ends tonight!!

Recent Beauty Buys

I've added a few new things to my makeup bag and routine lately, so I thought I would share!
1. Chanel Glossimer in Daydream- This is a new spring color and I am loving it!

2. Bare Minerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation- The loose powder is my go-to foundation, but when I heard they now offer pressed I had to try it! Much less messy :)

3. Origins GinZing- I often have tired puffy eyes..  since this is a eye cream that brightens and depuffs it is really the best of both worlds!

4. Therafuse Heat Start Oil- Another double-duty product, an oil (think Moroccan oil) with a heat protectant that smells nice even after flat ironing your hair!

5. L'anza Silver Brightening Shampoo- I've been using purple shampoos (for blonde's- tones out the brassyness) for a long time, but this is the first time trying this one out and it seems stronger than some of the other brands.

6. NARS Blush in Gaiety- I'm a long time user of orgasm but wanted a change for summer, this pink blush is perfect!

7. Aztec Mask- Megan introduced me to this one, a super intense tingling mask for only $8 at whole foods.

Do you have any favorite beauty buys?! 
Also, don't forget to enter the bowtie giveaway!

Lilly Pulitzer Bow Tie Giveaway

I'm teaming up with PreppyPinkShop on Etsy to host a bowtie giveaway for all my readers!
I love to be matchy-matchy and this is the perfect oppurtunity for your Beau to match your favorite Lilly dress!!
Mr Kitty as a model!
PreppyPinkShop is constantly getting in the newest (and best!) Lilly fabrics so there are really endless bowtie options!  One of my favorite prints this spring was Chin Chin as I have the dress, shorts, tablecloth and napkins- so the bowtie was the perfect addition! She can make one with any fabric avaiable in her shop.
Of course you can dress them up (at a gala or formal) or dress them down with a gingham shirt (like my cousin-in-law Paul did here at my birthday party)!
Please enter the giveaway in the widget below! Good Luck!!
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Cupcakes and Cocktails Birthday Party

For my birthday this year I decided to throw a 'Cupcakes and Cocktails' birthday party with a Lilly theme for all my friends!
It was so fun and everything turned out so cute! I will try to list sources of where everything is from since I've been getting so many questions!
I LOVED these cookies!
I ordered them from Sweet Goosie Girl on etsy
The cupcakes, assorted desserts and macaroons are from Ettore's off Fair Oaks Blvd (for those of you that are nearby). My friend Sarah went above and beyond and made the pink cupcakes with green monograms! And all the crackers and dip was from Whole Foods. This chin chin tablecloth & matching napkins was from The Pink Pelican.

I bought premade mixes for the drinks- I believe they are Bacardi (just didn't have the time to make myself!) and the mini chalkboards are from Cost Plus. In addition, I made a Watermelon mocktail for all my preggar friends!

Cupcake closeup

The flower arrangements were from Whole Foods, but I preorderd them and provided the mint julep vases. The Lilly tablecloth my Nana made for me! I ordered the fabric on Etsy and she added the pom poms and made a tablecloth and 6 napkins from 2 yards of fabric. It turned out so cute and everyone loved it!

I used my antique mint julep cups for our drinks and of course had pink and green straws (from my vast straw collection)
Napkin close up
I also had a little vignette on the desert table. I basically just added cute things I had around my house in addition to another flower bouquet.
For the favors, I gave a pink nail polish and nail file in a cute little bag.  I also printed 'thank you for attending stickers' for the back that matched my invites (the Lilly chandelier print on flat note cards).
And lastly, we played a fun Lilly themed matching game that I whipped up. If you are interested I can send you the PDF!
Thank you everyone who attended, all the thoughtful gifts, sweet birthday wishes and everyone else who helped make my birthday a special day!! XOXO
Also, make sure to check back tomorrow for an awesome Lilly giveaway!