It’s finally finished! Since we just moved into our house, this is the first room to be officially and completely done, and it feels SO good! The only thing our nursery is missing now is a baby. Important part of this whole thing, no? Marc and I find ourselves going in there all the time, just to straighten the bedskirt, make sure we have all of the first aid stuff lined up just right, or just sit on the floor and get EXCITED about our little one’s arrival! We also test the glider wayyyy more than necessary… why don’t they market those things for regular rooms too?! Come on, Baby R, we are ready for you! These last few weeks are for the birds.
Love the Elizabeth McKay pillow we picked up in Watch Hill this summer! And the hand painted wastebasket from the Ocean House gift shop ended up being a perfect fit for our bold blue room! The glider and all of the furniture is from RH Baby. Picasso prints that I manipulated into blue/white and framed. (I just printed them off in my office!) You can also see a little bit of the wire basket lamp we painted and had made into a chandelier, from planting baskets that Marc’s company manufactures! Obsessed with this Sferra blanket with his name on it! These cds are the jam. They are lullabies but they are the music of popular artists, so it’s fun for baby and mommy to listen to! My fave is Jay Z, and I let Marc talk me into Metallica for some reason… don’t think I’ll be listening to that one very often. Or ever.
All of the bedding and most stuffed animals are from Pottery Barn kids, and the rug (SOFTEST RUG EVER!!! I catch Hamilton trying to snooze in here all the time) is from a local store called Lauren Alexandra. Oh! And that baller 4 square/pod/bookshelf? An IKEA classic. We are storing a backup one in the basement for when his toy & book collection grows!
Bridal Week wrapped up in NYC two weeks ago, and these are some of the gorgeous dresses I was gawking at on Instagram (via NYT Fashion). You should seriously be allowed to buy/wear a wedding dress more than once in your life! Without having to be Kim Kardashian.
Highlighting the back was a huge trend, and I love this detail.
Pretty pop of something blue!
Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. All of the beading and detail is just divine.
I know we’re all thinking she needs a cheeseburger or five, but just look at that DRESS. Absolutely breathtaking, the fabric looks like it would melt in your mouth, and I love the idea of the “cape” draping off the back.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Perfect as always. How beautiful is this lace?
So, ignore the weird tribal bride headpiece.. how AMAZING is that bodice?! So feminine and delicate, and I love how it looks with the skirt. LOVE.
Vera was thinking pink, and I love the classic shape of this one
So I have to admit that I am having major jealousy issues with Kelly Clarkson right now. She got married yesterday at Blackberry Farm, which is at the top of my MUST GO TO! hotel list, and she wore the most amazing Temperley dress (the style is called Jessamine, for all of you lucky ladies still looking for your wedding dress!) to boot. Here is the adorable pic she posted yesterday on Twitter:
Is this the perfect fall wedding look or what? I have to admit, I am
not frequently never a fan of her fashion choices, so I was so surprised when she totally nailed it here with the beautiful dress and overall styling. A+.
The Jessamine dress from Temperley London
I hope the rest of her wedding pictures are published somewhere, because Blackberry Farms is the most gorgeous setting for weddings. One of my best friends and her husband just went to Blackberry Farms this year for their honeymoon and it sounded absolutely amazing! You can stay in the main hotel or rent cottages, and if the homemade jalepeno cheddar popcorn they brought back is any indication, the food and beverage experience is NOT overrated! The entire culinary experience is refined but rugged, with organic and local ingredients making the menu completely unique and fresh. The activities they have could also be called “refined and rugged”… from shooting and hiking, to an afternoon in the spa, there is something for everyone and plenty of beautiful views around this pastoral slice of heaven.
This + Me + Glass of Vino +
Bradley Cooper Marc = Heaven
Images fromBlackberry Farm
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the Kansas City Junior League Holiday Mart Dec/Ops Committee set-up shift I go! For those of you in the KC area, Holiday Mart, the Junior League’s biggest event and a great holiday shopping experience, is happening THIS WEEKEND! Get yo’ tickets and get downtown to do some serious shopping! It’s always a blast and we have some great new retailers this year! Now, since I don’t write my posts ahead of time (wish I did, but I don’t) I am going to defer to someone else, Sarah Darcy at Classic Bride blog, who featured
my our wedding on her blog yesterday! Check it out!
Image via A Classic Bride by Liz Banfield Photography
Images from weddings this year are now up on the blog! Check it out on the “Weddings” page! -Xs