I’ve Got a Crush

On the 4th of July. There’s just so much goodness to be had. I’m currently crushing

On cozying up in cashmere knitwear and heading out on the dock,


On classic Americana,


On wearing red, white and blue – in a good way,

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On classy camping – {campfire baked brie anyone!}

RL_BF-4 via what katie ate

On a lovely display of patriotic pride,


On lazy days of summer reading,

via reeddavis photography

On high-fiving Frenchies,

NY_5 what katie ate

On the dream of being ocean-bound,


And on long weekends that end with a bang!


Happy Fourth of July {and Canada Day} luvies!
*Mrs. E

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Bedazzle Me Baby

When it comes to necklaces, I say go big or go home. Oversized pieces are the perfect summertime accessory – they dress up any summer frock, tee or tank that you pull out of your closet.


It looks like Lizzie Fortunato is my go-to gal for eye catching bright baubles.

lizzie necklace

I love the interplay of the mixed materials, colors, odd shapes and various textures in her pieces. The combinations make them totally versatile – they’d pair perfectly with any color palette.

I think it’s official. An investment must be made.

images via the sartorialist and lizzie fortunato

Wedding Wednesday {Simply Fabulous Flowers}

When planning a wedding you literally have thousands of choices to make. It can be completely overwhelming. But for all you brides out there things just got a little easier.

brides_giselle via elizabeth dye

Bundle four peonies together and call it your bouquet. Done and done! Ok, ok, I realize lots of people like lots of other kinds of flowers, but trust me. Make it easy on yourself. Pick one kind of flower. Bundle them up tight. Wrap a ribbon a around the bottom and check wedding bouquet off your list.

Now doesn’t that feel good?! {You can find a slightly more detailed bouquet making instructions here}

image via elizabeth dye

Do you have wedding dilemmas that you just can’t solve? Are you paralyzed by the decision making? Don’t know where to begin? Or just need a shot of inspiration? Did you know that I now offer wedding design services?!

After 10 years as a professional event planner as part of my day job, I finally decided to marry {pun intended} my experience with my love of fabulous, unique, personal, style-savvy weddings. I am now accepting a limited number of wedding clients for fall 2011 and spring 2012. Email apt34blog {at} gmail {dot} com to find out more!