Pretty Little Things: Monday Pinterest Roundup

Things are pretty chilly and grey here in the studio this morning. As I sit typing, I’m wearing a fleece pullover, a blanket, two pairs of socks, and fuzzy slippers. We may have an insulation problem…

With the unfortunate climate in mind, I thought it would be nice to feature some pretty little things I’ve spotted on Pinterest to brighten your day in case it’s as wintry as mine.

I’ve got weddings on the brain these days. Maybe it’s because I’ve been working on a lot of bridal jewelry sets lately, or maybe it’s because so many people dear to me are getting married in 2013. Whatever the cause, I’ve been a crazy pinning lady over on my Wedding Bells board. This invitation set from KM Paperie photographed by Chard Photographer is one of my  favorites. I especially love the dramatic emerald green, which in case you haven’t heard, is Pantone’s official color of the year for 2013.

This dress from ASOS is another wedding-worthy item. I could see a lineup of chic bridesmaids in this vibrant and full lace dress, or I’d love to wear it myself to a summer soiree. I’ve seen a lot of royal blue in the weddings I’ve been designing jewelry for this year and I think this piece is a great example of using the color in an elegant way. 

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Food has also been on my mind a lot these days, particularly with the imminent weather change. This time of year I usually start to get antsy, ready to plant my gardens and switch from heavy warm dishes to lighter salads and inventive sandwich combinations.

Cheese is a year-round staple in our home – we’ve been known to snack on cheese and apples on a regular basis – and pastries are always a good decision. I’ve been collecting macaron recipes and may be ready to try my hand at the famous Parisian treats in the near future. I’m planning a birthday weekend for myself next week that’s going to be chock full of pastries as a last hurrah before I bid farewell to gluten permanently on March 25th. They may just have to make an appearance, along with…

Don’t act like you’re surprised. My obsession knows no bounds.

Happy Monday to all of you dear readers. May it be filled with sunshine, literal or figurative.
Xo, Ali

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