Worth a Read...

So, I totally didn't get my act together to do a quality post for today, so I didn't post at all. And I felt guilty about it. Why? I don't know. After just reading this post by Sarah at Note to Self, I felt better & motivated, and I suggest you fellow bloggers read it too. It was refreshing to hear her (and other commenters) thoughts and frustrations on what the blog world is becoming- sponsored post, after sponsored post, all about analytics, etc.  Who's with me on just posting for posting's sake to share inspiration and get inspiration? Oh and meet some great people too. :)

Go read it.  Back to reguarly scheduled programming tomorrow...that is if the Olympics don't suck up all my time again!

image via etsy.



Little Talks

I love the delicate jewelry by Jeanine Payer. You can tell that each piece took patience & love to create, as the script is tiny and perfect.  I have one of her necklaces that says, "Slip the boundaries of time and float free in the infinite."  Here are some pretties from her Spring 2012 collection.
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, but
it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we desire.
We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that
makes it livable. We work with being, but non-being is what
we use. - Lao Tzu 

I choose all - St. Therese

I broke through another layer into joyfulness. - Rumi 

...the longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for—and dying for, if need be—is the opportunity of making some one else more happy and more useful. - Booker T. Washington

The soul should always
stand ajar, ready to
welcome the ecstatic experience. - Emily Dickinson

PS: this song.



Friday Faves

Orlando Lemonade Inspired Wedding @ Style Me Pretty
Really cute wedding decor ideas.
DIY Glitter Sneakers @ Poppytalk
Such a fun DIY.
Fresh Summer Dinner Ideas @ The Sweetest Occasion

It's a bachelorette weekend for the future Mrs. W, so I am off to Newport to celebrate! Have a good one!



Oui, Oui!

Oui, Oui!

Oui, Oui! by laviejaime featuring tory burch jewelry

Sometimes you just need to say "Oui", non? 



What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Cape wedding (and weekend scenes)

I went to the Cape this past weekend for a friend's beach-side wedding on Friday night. The day started cloudy with some sprinkles but cleared up just in time for her early evening ceremony & reception into the night. Her dress was custom made, one-of-a-kind by her clothing designer friend. She looked so beautiful!  I loved the beachy touches, yummy food, rockin' band (who btw, did a Call Me Maybe cover!), and the bride/groom crowd surfing at midnight, led by the groom's Irish family.
bummed this pic came out so bad!

I wore:
  • Jill Jill Stuart dress- same style in blue.
  • Nine West nude wedges
  • Express gold earrings
  • Rafe clutch- borrowed from mom (not shown)
I stayed the rest of the weekend with friends enjoying the sunshine & summertime...
Cover up from Bob's Stores (yup)
dream house
LnA black dress, Benetton jean jacket, vintage necklace from Brimfield



Brimfield Tips and Recommendations

If you are heading to the Brimfield Antique Show this fall (Sept 4-9), or in the future, here are some tips and recommendations:
  • Go early to avoid traffic/parking lot lines. (We also learned that the summer is actually the slowest time and the fall is the most busy & popular. Food for thought if you can brave the heat.)
  • Bring cash, as bartering is welcome and most booths don't accept credit cards (though some do).
  • Bring water, water, water, and more water, especially if you go during the summer. 
  • Bring an empty extra bag for all your findings (this was very handy!).
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes (talk about dust...).
  • Don't go in with too many expectations of what you want to come home with... you never know what you'll find!
  • If you aren't looking to spend too much money, drive in to middle fields, as the more expensive antiques are where you first arrive.
  • When in doubt, buy it, if you can afford it. (Case & point: my mom admired a bone bracelet/necklace that she bartered down to $50, and then passed on buying. She made the mistake of Googling similar items, and they are worth around $250-300. Coulda, shoulda, woulda!)
Have you been to the Brimfield Antique Show before? What are your tips?



Brimfield Scenes & Steals

Mom's mango tree bowl (holding her MV wampum collection from this year)
For my porch
Queen Elizabeth 1953 coronation tin and jewelry
Vintage buttons and beads for bracelet making

My mom and I had a great day exploring the Brimfield Antique Show for the first time a week or so ago. I was mostly "window shopping", but found some jewelry & decor items.  I can't wait to go back.
Stay tuned for my Brimfield tips tomorrow!



Friday Faves

Netherlands wedding @ 100 Layer Cake
Love this sign and the table settings...check out more of this gorgeous wedding!
Limoncello @ long distance loving
A cute guest post from Note to Self.
Villa by the sea @ dust jacket attic

I am off to the Cape today for a friend's wedding and weekend at the beach. Have a great summer weekend!



New post series: High | Low

Modern, piped trench coat
Trendy, floral skinny jeans
Wear with everything, suede ankle booties

I'm always looking for looks for less, so I am starting this High | Low series.  Anything you are looking for? Shoot me an email and I'll try to find!