Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hello from Australia!

This past week my Society Social made it's down under debut with Ada & Darcy's darling new sister company, Mrs.Darcy, at the Australian tradeshow Life InStyle. Unfortunately I'm not quite at the point where I can skip from continent to continent on a whim ;) so I pretended I was there in these snapshots from our space. If you would like, you can see more here! It's been such a pleasure working with Ms.Kellie, and I can't wait to see what our partnership brings. Hope you enjoy and happy hump day!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Weekending!

TGIF y'all! Alan and I actually skipped out early last night to Cleveland, Ohi-O! What's in Cleveland, you say? 6 of our best friends! We all lived in the same city for years and sadly now all live in different ones. I'm so excited for the reunion that I literally danced through the week. Meet  my friends--

We ski. We have dinner parties. We're silly. A lot. We have girls nights. We like group huddles. We muddle. We drink old fashioned cocktails. We bake cookies and have slumber parties. We give thanks and gather kindle on golf courses to build fires. We like tequila and puppies. And after this weekend, we love reunions :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

On branding...and some official paperwork!

Erika's Wish List and New Introduction Exclusive Sneak Peek! What do you think?!

Yesterday the darling Erika of Small Shop did a branding spotlight on my little business, Society Social. Marketing is something I genuinely enjoy, and I was tickled to see Society Social as a brand through the eyes of someone else, someone who is a branding guru in her own right! Are you building a brand yourself? I think we all are whether we know it or not- what are you saying about yourself when you share through social media outlets such as pinterest and tumblr? Don't miss Erika's extremely informative breakdown and seven genius branding tips not to be missed. HERE!

Also, on a side note, it's just about a year and a day since I received the papers that made Society Social an official business! It's absolutely crazy to me to think that on February 24, 2011 Society Social was only a small pea of an idea, a dream, and at that point a few pieces of paper. I can't thank you all enough for the constant support and encouragement- y'all have helped make my dreams come true :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Burl Wood and Ginger Jars

I am supremely obsessed...

Burl wood tables that I would kill for:

Gaw-geous Ginger Jars:

H&H Home Vintage Barware

When Heather sent me the new barware assortment at H&H Home, I nearly dropped everything to make a mad dash for my martini shaker. A bevy of barware beauts if I have ever seen...

...and I simply must have it all, specifically the first set for which I am saving my pretty pennies! See more here.

{Bar cart via Style by Emily Henderson and Oh Joy! wallpaper}

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Boat Shoes. Love or hate?

Are you okay with boat shoes? I'm pretty sure my answer is still no. My sister can attest to the fact that I pick on her for wearing them. "Where's your boat, sis?" This is probably the closest (or furthest?) I've come to deeming them any kind of acceptable- Milly for Sperry. What do you think, loves? (You do get a free pass if you own a boat.)

Anne Cramer Spring 2012

Last year I bought a striped skirt that I knew would forever be a classic, my Anne Cramer Flynn. It has been a wonderful addition to my wardrobe and a piece truly perfect for most any social! Much to my delight, Anne recently launched her darling Spring line! It's full of stripes, whimsy, and what I like to call "twirl-inducing"frocks & skirts. If that's not enough to make you swoon, her tag line is "be elegant. stay irreverent." I think every classy lady can get on board with that ;) See (my) Flynn twirl. Here!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Part- Middle vs Side

The middle part- something about it intimidates me! Am I the only one who feels like you have to be a celebrity to pull it off? My girlfriend has been middle parting on the reg and looking quite fab. I'm feeling a little shy about it, but I think I'm going to give it a shot! Are you a middle or side kinda gal?

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Ginger Jar Wallpaper

I can't get enough of this ginger jar wallpaper! Isn't it charming? I would definitely go all out with it in a powder room- add fresh white peonies, a gilded faux bamboo mirror, and monogrammed hand towels. C'est parfait! 


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekend Picture Book

This weekend was my mom's birthday and my baby sister's very first tennis match of the season! It was full of lots of my favorite things- catching up with my family (most importantly!), daytime  bubbly, macaroons, electric pleats, animal print fur (!), and of course lots of ridiculous ;)

p.s. I saw this fiddle leaf fig tree at a darling cafe, and I need it in my life.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Weekending!

TGIF y'all! I'm headed deeper South to watch my sis' first tennis match of the season. I'm so proud of little miss college athlete! It's also mom's birthday weekend so there are lots of festivities planned. Last year I wasn't able to join them because I was guzzling Patron (for a good cause, mind you!) here so I'm doubly excited to celebrate!! 

pssst, what do you think of my new Society Social pillows? There are lots more here! We had such fun shooting. My brother does all my official photography and I absolutely love being a brother and sister team :) If you want, you can check out his blog here!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Splurge vs Steal

Since moving into the new place and having to throw away my old desk (a DIY I had planned to share *tear*), my home office situation is straight-up sad. Think floor, bed, windowsill. I've been looking at a TON of office inspo and this photo of Claudia's desk seems to be all over the blogosphere. Like the look? I shopped it for you, for less!

For your office:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Valentine From Me to You

Hope you get lots of smooches ;) Happy Valentine's Day!

{Inspired by Color Me Katie | Photography by Savoir Faire Studios }

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chic Camel Coat

Every girl needs a chic camel coat. Especially when it's in the teens outside. Eeek! It's simply a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down, go feminine or boyfriend beautiful, and can go with any color palette from neon bright to basic black. 

Chic camel coats: 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Weekending!

Hello, darlings! What do you have going on this weekend? Alan and I don't have too much going on AGAIN and I'm simply giddy over it. Tonight we have reservations with friends at a neighborhood restaurant that I have been dying to try. Their slogan is "fat is back." I'm down with it.

Don't these sunshine-hued tulips make you smile? I was asleep yesterday when Alan got home from work as I've been a bit under the weather. He sat on the edge of the bed, gently woke me, and I found these staring back at me. He also told me I was beautiful, which was definitely one of those "only because you're my husband" moments, because I was probably drooling on myself. Bless him! Needless to say, I'm already in the best mood for a day or two off!

p.s. You've probably already seen this a gazil times, but in the case that you haven't. Do it. And if you have, you know you wanna..again ;)

p.s.s. If you're social cocktailing, you simply must!

{Sophia Loren playing boce ball via Kissssing | Sip & Snack via Note to Self}

Take Your Pink

Tangerine Tango, I love you. But Pink, I will always be smitten with you.

{House Beautiful | Lonny | High Gloss}