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    Summer White

    The Jane c/o Jolie & Elizabeth; Fiji necklace c/o Roberta Chiarella; feather necklace (old) (similar); vintage scarf and sunglasses; bracelets: Accessory Auctions, vintage initial bracelet, vintage skinny cuff and DIY stone bracelet; Louis Vuitton Speedy 30; Mossimo heels (old) (similar).

    I always look forward to shoots with Jolie and Elizabeth dresses – and the Jane is definitely one of my favorite styles. It’s got this gorgeous open back with seersucker buttons at the top. What can I say, I’m a details kinda girl. And speaking of details, the Fiji necklace from Roberta Chiarella is exactly the kind of necklace I wanted to wear against the white. Can’t wait to get more wear out of this beauty! I’m thinking with navy or even fuschia?

    The Jane dress would be the perfect white dress for you summer brides out there. Ideal for dressing up with heels for an evening party or dressing down for an outdoor couples shower. And what about engagement photos? Yes!

    Photos by Brei Olivier
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    Bridal Shower Styling with I See Noise Prints!


    When Randa from I See Noise prints and I discussed a possible collaboration post, I knew a simple giveaway post with the same ole photos would not suffice. I mean, these prints are pretty fab. I’ve got two of them hanging up in my own house (you might remember them from this post.) We picked out her Diamond 24K print, and then I got to planning a bridal shower style shoot. So no, no one was actually in my backyard eating these cookies and drinking these refreshments – except for me. BUT the point is to show you how you can get the same look for your own shower or party.

    What I ended up arranging is pretty much what I would plan for my own bridal shower, haha. SO, if you share my love for black stripes and gold, today is your lucky day! Here is a rundown of everything you see:

    Diamond 24K print – I See Noise
    Striped Throw – Ikea
    Gold dot napkins – Anthropologie
    Monogram tumblers – similar from Mark and Graham
    Trays – Both were DIYs but similar HERE and HERE
    Cocktail Stirrers – DIY (tutorial here)
    Milk Glass vases – similar styles
    Gem Stone cork favors – DIY (tutorial here)

    Love it and want a chance to win the Diamond 24K print in today’s photos? Here are the details:
    Like A Pinch of Lovely and I See Noise on Facebook
    Pin your favorite image from today’s post onto Pinterest with hashtag: #ISeeNoiseGiveaway
    Leave your email address in a comment!

    Simple and easy – now get to pinning!!

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    Instagram Recap – 5/27 Memorial Day

    1. A summer polish change to Essie’s Mint Candy Apple just in time for the pool.
    2. Jack Rogers Georgica jellies from Head Over Heels BR or HERE online.
    3. Grits Grace Gossip on Etsy!
    4. A Memorial Day photo of my grandfather on my inspiration board.
    5. A cool shot I got from BCS Fest in Tiger Stadium this past weekend.
    6. Early birthday wishes from Anthropologie.

    Are you keeping up with APoL on Instagram? Follow @KrystalBennett to get sneaks of upcoming posts, product features and just random things I like. 😉

    Got some FUN posts for this week – super excited to share!!

    Lovely Favorites

    Work Appropriate Rain Shoes

    (Sorry for the bad Beyonce reference. No, I actually like it.) Jelly flats are one of those things that I didn’t know that I really needed until now. Like on all those days when it rains on a workday, and I’m sploshing around in nice shoes. And yes, I have rain boots, but I’m not wearing them to work. How much sense does that make? I need little shoes I can still wear to work and – you know – not be afraid to splosh* in. There are tons of jelly SANDALS but not a whole lot of options for jelly flats… because sandals would totally equal wet feet… yuck. So, I rounded up my favorite jelly FLATS for everyone else who might need proper rain and work footwear in one. I’m thinking the jelly boat shoes would be more of weekend/casual Friday wear, of course.

    I tried and tried to find the Tory Burch Reva jellies… but it seems they’re only on Ebay now. Fingers crossed that Tory brings them back!

    * I know splosh is not an actual word. I just like using made up words sometimes… And I realize every workplace has different dress codes, so jellies might not be appropriate for everywhere, BUT they’re still super convenient if you want to change into your nice shoes once you actually get to work.

    Design/DIY, Home

    Old Shelf – New Life

    So this is just a sneak at a recent project – can’t show you the final pictures just yet. But I did want to share an idea on how to turn an eyesore shelf into something more appealing. I got this shelf for FREE when they were cleaning out the video room at work, and I desperately needed additional shoe organization. Those crappy over the door hangers simply do not cut it. The shelf sat for a long time bare and sad, so I searched and searched for some way to make it look better. I found that it’s as simple as fabric and upholstery tacks, really. The longest part took finding a fabric. I was going to link back to the Premier Prints website for the fabric but it seems to be sold out – there was also a similar one I found on Spoonflower called Charcoal Dots HERE.

    (These pictures were taken before the bottom was hemmed up and the sides were tied back. Better ones to come!)

    Also a reminder about the Warehouse/Oasis giveaway going on right now!