Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Marley Lilly Monogrammed Derby Hat

I have always loved Marley Lilly's gorgeous Derby hats! They come in TONS of colors, and are monogrammed! Monogramming happens to be one of my favorite things, so I couldn't resist ordering a cute monogrammed hat for the beach!
Image via Marley Lilly

Let me say a quick thing or two about ML service- it's amazing. I was a goof and changed my mind the day after I ordered my hat. I had originally ordered a lime/pink color combo (which was cute, but would have matched less of my swimsuits) but then reconsidered and decided I wanted a navy/pink combo. I e-mailed Marley Lilly and they changed it without hesitation! They were incredibly sweet and easy to work with. On top of that, my hat came in 2 days after I ordered. That's right,  on the first day I ordered a hat, the second day I changed the colors, and on the 3rd day I got my hat! Crazy!
This is the original color combo that I ordered. I still think it's adorable, but I LOVE my hat.
Image via Marley Lilly
Anyway,  when the hat got to my house I was SO excited. It's the perfect combo for me, and I wore it all week on the beach.
Wearing my Marley Lilly hat! 
Here's the hat! I've absolutely LOVED having it, and I'm thrilled with my purchase! 

All in all, I'd definitely purchase from Marley Lilly again. The service was amazing, and the hat looked beautiful!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Concert & Kiawah Week

I just got back from a gorgeous week in Kiawah with my family and my best friend. To say it was a great beach week is an understatement. It was exactly the vacation I needed. I wish I had taken more pictures, but here are a few highlights!

Before we headed to the beach, my best friend and I saw Andy Grammer, Gavin DeGraw, and Colbie Callait. It was a ton of fun, and they were all amazing!

A few days later, we headed to the beach armed with a playlist straight from our middle school days and ready for some beach time!
Monogrammed hats on our beach walk. I'll post tomorrow about my Marley Lilly hat!
Lunch at HUSK in Charleston! 
Husk- pardon my hair, it was so humid! 
We did a little shopping, too. I was really looking for some sweet little necklaces to wear with everything, so I ended up with 4.
I may have gotten carried away. The first one is a watermelon, then a bow (both F21). The silver bow is from Handpicked, and the Wishbone is from So Good. Jenny and I got matching wishbones :)

Ok, so I was on a bow kick. These were all super cute and inexpensive. I'm hoping to dress up my short hair a little!
I also fell in love with these pink J Crew pants. They're definitely bright,  but I love the bright pants trend! 

I also grabbed another Crew Neck, because I'm totally addicted.

The other big theme of the week (besides bows, of course) was Divergent.  I'll post more about the Veronica Roth series later this week, but just know that it was AMAZING. My best friend and I each read it in two days and obsessed about it all week.

So that was my week at the beach in a nutshell! We got lots of sun and time in the sand and I really enjoyed every minute!
Hope your summers are going well! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Love of Bunting

I have recently fallen in love with bunting. I think it's adorable, and it brightens up a space without being a huge commitment. It's perfect for dorm rooms, since it's light and can be hung with very little effort.
If you're lost and still think I'm talking about baseball, here's what I mean:

Fabric Letter bunting from Bella & Teo Boutique  Etsy Shop
Rainbow Chevron Bunting from JHP Couture Etsy Shop

Chevron Bunting from JHP Couture Etsy Shop
Custom Name Bunting from MyTurtleDoves Etsy Shop
Custom Fabric Flag Bunting from StarlitNestGifts Etsy Shop
I may have to learn how to make my own, because I'm really loving this sweet little trend! Etsy seems to be the most accesible platform to buy bunting banners, if you're interested!
What do you think of bunting? Would you hang it in your home or use it as decoration for an event?