Moving into Spring

Dress: Banana Republic (c/o) wearing size XS / Wedges: Fergie / Bracelet: J.Crew

On the last evening of winter it was 80 degrees in Phoenix and we had dinner on the patio! So we’ve been enjoying spring much earlier and I’m already looking forward to a few vacations – time to visit some girlfriends and head back to Nor Cal to visit my parents.

From girl’s lunches, to the weekend getaways, I love pastels and these pieces that I can move in, like this stripe one-shoulder maxi dress. When this dress arrived gifted from Banana Republic, I went crazy over it and couldn’t wait to try it on! BR has some fantastic pieces you can twirl in, and feel like you can live in them – move around, take walks, nothing too constricting!

I am so moved by my fellow peers in the photography industry. Of all the different groups I belong to, I have to give the highest praise to photographers who support one another, share and really have hearts of gold. There’s no such thing as competition or secrets it’s like the absolute friendliest industry you could ever be a part of.

I just had to say that because my friend Heather who took these images came through at the last minute to help me out with some projects and I couldn’t be more thankful for her, and her talents. It’s by others, my friends and those who I’m getting to know – they set such great examples to me that in return it makes me want to pay it forward to be a blessing to others when needed. I just felt like I really needed to share that!

Shorts: Banana Republic (c/o) size 0 / Tank: Anthropologie / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bag: Bando

Also my friend Amber who flips homes with her husband – she remodeled this home and it’s a vacation rental. When I went to visit her on the job I was like, “This place is so instagrammable!” and she’s like, “Come over and take photos anytime.” So I immediately took her up on that offer – can you tell why? You’re gonna see a lot of this place on the blog over the next month.

These pink eyelet shorts are so comfortable and just the right touch of spring – it also helps to give my neutral wardrobe a little pop of color. I have to admit by the time spring rolls around I’m so excited to put color on my nails and on my body!

Photo by Scout + Briar / Location: Arizona Vacation Company.

Thank you Banana Republic for sponsoring this post.

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Setting up home with Pottery Barn

Canvas + leather basket c/o Pottery Barn

When I got married I thought I almost everything I needed and since we had a perfectly intimate wedding under 25 guests, I didn’t think I needed to register. I was wrong, as our large wedding reception in my backyard was being planned – my close and long time friend Ricki who had a huge influence on my domestic creation, insisted guests needed some direction for gifts, if they so wanted to bring a gift. Ricki who had helped style my wedding and reception, also knew what I was missing – to be domestic. She is such a good friend that she registered for me! Really, I gave her full permission to put my wedding registry on Pottery Barn, what she thought I needed, and I went in and added a few things.

I kind of think I have an ongoing registry with Pottery Barn myself, even five years after our wedding!

Here are a few ideas of gifting for the weddings you’re attending, or if you’re engaged (Congratulations!) some ideas on what to add to your Pottery Barn wedding registry –

Faux Sheepskin pillow cover

^^ I swap out bedding and pillow covers with the seasons, blankets too! Except there’s this one fur blanket that I love from PB and that’s going to be my year-round blanket, it’s too snuggly not to be! Anyway, I swapped out the fur pillow cover and replaced it with this. I just think of knits and sheepskin to be year-round cozy! New pillow covers and linens will bring style and refresh any room.

Canvas + leather basket

^^ Odd and ends, knitting projects, or even kiddie toys (yes, we are child-free but we sure have little love bugs that stop by that we love on) and we like to keep some of their toys tucked away on the side of the couch and they can grab toys and play or read to their hearts desire while their mommy and I catch up!

Stemless wine glass set + Drink dispenser + Flatware caddy

^^ When hosting, instead of putting flatware on a table, here’s a cute flatware caddy to allow guests to grab the utensils they need. You can even roll the utensils up in a napkin and fill them all up. I love that these stemless wine glasses don’t take up much room in the cupboard and this drink dispenser is so elegant and you can let guests help themselves to refilling their drinks.

Spring is here, happy celebrating and hosting your friends and family!

Here are a few more ideas for registry – or sprucing up your own home decor below.

Location: Arizona Vacation Company.

Thank you Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post.

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