Wear: metallic clutch, orange dress, perfume, jacquard jacket, orchid sandals, sunglasses, gold bracelet
I have to say, I really love putting this series together because it makes me experiment with combinations I wouldn’t otherwise try. For example, orange and pink are not colors I would generally think appropriate to have on my body at the same time. (In case you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty partial to neutrals!) While selecting products, though, I realized it’s all about finding the right shade.
The living room above beautifully ties together a rich amber and an orchid pink. Somehow they manage to be elegant, while other shades of the same colors might be a little jarring.
I think it’s the perfect outfit to transition to spring with- which I’m SO happy has finally decided to show up!
This cozy reading nook. I think a space like this would remind me to unplug, and read a book more often. Speaking of which, we have some fun book ideas coming your way later this week!
Boots in the perfect mossy shade for spring. I’m usually the first to dive into sandals, but these short boots might make a more seamless transition.
Fresh flowers and picnics! Two of my favorite things to look forward to from the latest Marais campaign.
I’m feeling especially drawn to bright, simple spaces recently. The chandelier is the perfect finishing touch.
These metallic leather pouches from Cisthene. All their products have a sort of enchanted feel to them.
This picture from Caitlin pretty much sums up the ideal summer day.
I love the idea of adding custom upholstery to make a unique piece even more special.
What’s been on your mind, as of late?
With the first day of spring this week, I’m sure I (Lauren) am not the only one ready to turn over a new leaf. A fresh season seems like a fitting time to get out of winter hibernation mode and welcome a few girlfriends over for a sunny Saturday brunch. Or maybe with Easter just around the corner, you’re planning on hosting a Sunday morning meal for family? Either way, I’m back today with an outfit that’s perfect for the occasion.
Vibrant, saturated colors abound in spring fashion this year, and the color-blocking trend is far easier to master than you might think. In this case, I paired blueberry, emerald and marigold hues–all on the same side of the color wheel. Whenever I wear this much color, I always stick to solid pieces and tone down the accessories.
For fun, I did throw on some vintage rhinestone accessories that picked up the colors I was wearing but didn’t compete for attention. Together, it’s a playful, cheerful look for hosting friends that is still completely comfortable and easy going at the same time.
I dressed up the table in our kitchen nook with a big bunch of chamomile flowers–all the green of the stems and leaves and the tiny daisy-like flowers screamed spring to me. And if you’re looking for a full-proof brunch menu, I’ve got you covered, too. My favorite plan:
Get the look: J.Crew top, J.Crew skirt, Modern Vintage heels (similar), Elma Blint bracelet, vintage earrings and ring
Oooooh the sun. Did it come out where you are this weekend? It finally showed its face on the East Coast, and made the last two days about 100x better. Winter can make me so grumpy!
This pasta has spring written all over it. Spring and Thursday night. Here’s what I’m thinking- this Thursday night you come home after work, pour yourself a drink (preferably a glass of Verdejo), and revel in the fact that it’s only one more day til the weekend. Then start leisurely making this pasta. Begin by pulling out your butter, setting a big pot of water to boil, chopping your arugula, and grating your cheese. Use your pasta water boiling time to prep the ingredients, and your pasta cooking time to tidy up the kitchen so you can eat and then reeeelax. I upped the ante on the arugula in this recipe to pack in more veggies, and if you’re feeling the need to make it even healthier, you could certainly use whole wheat pasta. I’m crazy about arugula, so an arugula salad dressed with lemon juice and olive oil would, in my mind, be the perfect thing to serve alongside! A pretty perfect weeknight, don’t you think?
Linguine with Butter, Pecorino, Arugula, and Black Pepper adapted from Everyday Italian
- 1 pound linguine
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups very finely grated Pecorino Romano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups coarsely chopped arugula, packed
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the linguine and cook until it is al dente, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
Immediately toss the hot pasta in a large bowl with the butter to coat. While tossing the linguine, gradually sprinkle the cheese, pepper, and enough of the reserved cooking liquid evenly over the linguine to moisten. Add the arugula and toss to combine. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt. Serve immediately