Hello pretty friends! Recently, I’ve been doing nothing but browsing Etsy for fun home decor items, particularly digital downloads of pictures I can frame to put on my walls. There are so many talented and creative people out there and I’m amazed by what they come up with! Below I’ve selected a few of my favorite shops with links to them so you can take a look at the cute stuff they sell!
Also, Spike the Punch generously gave me a discount code to share with you all for 25% off anything in her shop! Use code WITTYNPRETTY to get the deal! She has the most adorable things for sale like this Coco Chanel print below!
Paper Storm Prints
Macarons and Mimosas
Enjoy the fabulous art from these amazing girls!!
Favorite Summer Color
One of my favorite things about summer are the bright colors we get to wear, particularly coral. This light orange color is one of the few warm weather tones that’s in my color palette. During the spring and summer, I try to find coral pieces to add to my wardrobe. One of my favorite accessories at the moment is my Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi. It’s a beautiful coral lipstick that was literally made for my skin tone.
In traditional preppy fashion, I also sport navy blue during the summer months (more like all year round). Navy pairs well with coral and is a nice contrast to it. Try wearing a navy pencil skirt and coral sleeveless top for a cute work outfit. If you have a beach trip planned, consider finding a bikini that has both of these colors in it. You could even color block by wearing a coral bikini top and navy bottoms.
What’s your favorite summer color? Let me know in a comment!
Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mama! She’s the biggest encouragement to me and she’s worked so hard to make me into the girl I am today. I absolutely adore her and consider her one of my best friends. I really lucked out when I was born to her and my dad. Some people didn’t get half as lucky as I did!
For her Mother’s Day gift, I found some cute Sperry’s on sale. I got her hooked on those a few years ago. If I were a millionaire, I would have taken her to Paris but seeing as how I’m not I new shoes would be almost as good.
I’m writing this post predominantly for the gentlemen who may have come across it that’s panicking because he forgot today was Mother’s Day. Guys, click on the image above for details on each of the items I included in my Mother’s Day gift guide. Perfume, flowers, jewelry, candles, and stationary are some of my favorite gifts to give! Good luck gents!
Hello loves! I hope your Monday is going swimmingly and you’re surrounded by pretty things. If you aren’t, then I have just the ticket for you! Everyday on Instagram and Pinterest I’m bombarded with things to love and to yearn for. I had a friend that told me I was a marketer’s dream because if it’s packaged pretty, then I’ll buy it. I concur. I rounded up a few of my favorite things that are inspiring me right now and am sending them your way!
Being surrounded by beautiful things is great for our mood and even better for our confidence. Inspiration is what makes our days productive and worth living. For example, in my own bedroom I’ve hung illustrations by my favorite artist, Inslee Haynes, and hung pretty printed quotes on my walls. My desk (though cluttered with papers at times) has a gold votive holder with brightly colored pens in it. I’ve also put my favorite candle near by.
My dresser has a mirrored perfume tray sitting on it and necklace mannequin with pearls draped around it. Across from my dresser is my bed, and while tempting to curl up in all hours of the day, I promptly make it after waking up and fluff the pillows and comforter. I also put a few decorative pillows on top along with a fluffy faux fur blanket.
There are so many things you can add to a space that really spark the creative flow in your mind for the day. As pictured above, here are the links to the pretty things inspiring me right now!
My last piece of inspiration for you: “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!” Enjoy your day!
Hello loves! I was browsing Instagram earlier and found this adorable “Chanel and Champagne” tee from the Foi Clothing Boutique! It’s $32 right now and I’m so in love with it. I’m calmly resisting from buying it but I feel like my closet needs this cute little phrase in it for some pep in my wardrobe.
I decided I needed to create an outfit around this tee and what I put together surprised me! I would never think to pair a laid back shirt with such a glamorous skirt. Adding Valentino studded heels and a big statement necklace surprised me even more. The Tom Ford lipstick however, was going with this outfit whether it matched or not!
It did get me wondering though, where on Earth would you wear an outfit like this? After thinking about it for awhile, I came up with a short list of places.
- Paris- The fashionistas there would understand this dramatic look and hopefully approve.
- New York Fashion Week- Bold is the new black.
- A glamorous hotel- The Waldorf-Astoria loves their posh clientele.
- One of Los Angeles’ famous restaurants- Consider dropping in Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant in West Hollywood and give the English beauty queen a run for her money.
- An outdoor, daytime wedding- The look combines both casual and elegant in a unique way, making it appropriate for a daytime event.
- Blogger head shots- The big name bloggers take professional photos of themselves weekly. Why not treat yourself to a photo shoot that you can use professionally (head shots only) and on your blog?
I love dressing up and looking pretty but life doesn’t always hand you opportunities to do. Often, I have to create my own!