PPS Couture

Plum Pretty Sugar, a line I love for its gorgeous floral print pajamas and robes, has just released a new collection of gowns that are delish and I'm excited to introduce you to them. Any of you wildflower boho brides need to take a look at these for your bridesmaids or for your own use. Ethereal is the word. Each dress has a name in the Blake Lively vein: Billy (my fave), Charlie, James and Ryan, and they are all available in four gorgeous pastel floral chiffon prints. Ruffles, pretty hand pleating and pintucking add to the gorgeousness. The Ryan even has pockets. POCKETS! They're all amazing options for a summer wedding or black tie event. Or just for wandering around a meadow at dusk. Pro tip: if you're planning a wedding, think about doing a set of their robes or PJs for your maids too!


French 77

One of my favorite celebratory cocktails is the French 77, and the arrival of my beautiful new champagne coupes from Anthropologie gave me the perfect reason to to break out the bubbles. This beautiful gold leaf tray from Charlotte's is a gorgeous serving piece; it perfectly accents the thin gold rim of the coupes. It would also look amazing with this brushed gold glassware. I was also experimenting with some of their Haute Papier napkins and coasters to figure out which styles I like best. I immediately gravitated to the rose gold Greek key monogram on chocolate cocktail napkins. I love rose gold. Love. Haute Papier offers just about a million color, font and monogram options, and I'm not evening talking about their gorgeous stationery. Another great option for a party or special event are their custom coasters. You'll note I paid special attention to the giraffes. (See below.) The ladies at Charlotte's can help you customize your stationery wardrobe in-store, as well as coordinate matching paper items. It's a gorgeous line. 

Call Charlotte's at North Hills or Cameron Village for more info on the leaf tray or Haute Papier or for help with ordering details. 

On to the cocktail! The French 77 features St. Germain (or try these), which is Elderflower liqueur, which is delicious. It sounds magical and it adds just a hint of sweetness. The French 77 is a play on the French 75 (which is gin-based). And it looks so glamorous in a coupe!

French 77

1 oz St. Germain
1/4 oz Lemon Juice (aka a splash)


Pour St. Germaine and Lemon Juice into champagne coupe, add Champagne
Garnish with a lemon twist


April Picks From Charlotte's

The Charlotte's stores are bursting with color and fun goodies to make your spring stylish right now! It is almost too hard to narrow down my current must-haves. I love the latest shipment from Boho Beads, a cute Raleigh brand that makes chic, affordable accessories. Of the boho sort. You know I love a tassel! 

I'm also OBSESSED with the Marigot bathrobes. I have been wanting a lighter-weight bathrobe that isn't just the standard white waffle kinda thing, and I absolutely love Marigot's cute prints. Their dragon PJs are my favorite, favorite thing, I would wear them to work if they'd let me. Their short bathrobe is perfect for warm weather lounging in style.

A monogrammed Gigi NY bag is also on my list, I love this size and shape and the really subtle gold monogram. I like this one too. They come in a range of colors as well. 

Charlotte's has also picked up these adorable sandals from Trina Turk, which are super chic and will go with everything. 

Finally, Roberta Roller Rabbit's elephant print PJs for your bebe. Because is there anything cuter? I'm also obsessed with their new beach towels from Matouk, if you follow on Instagram you'll have seen it here. They come in several gorgeous colors and can essentially double as a throw. Love it. 

Some of the items you can shop online, if you want to order over the phone or have product questions call either of their stores, they're always happy to help! Be sure to check their Insta and Facebook for fun shots of their latest additions too!


Shopbop Friends + Family

Holy excitement, the Shopbop Friends & Family sale is on. Take 25% off of almost everything site wide with code SPRING25. I'm so super excited that I scored my much coveted Loeffler Randall Lark sandals; I've been obsessed with them and I can't wait to wear them til the tassels fall off. As you can see from my favorites, I'm feeling pretty springy. That gorgeous Mara Hoffman maxi is in my basket; that pastel rainbow beading is calling my name. I've also been thinking about this fringey cutout dress from Sea; I tried it in white, but maybe black? There's also this gorgeous line, Camilla, of caftans and other gorgeous pieces that would be amazing for beach or resort wear. Sooo much to see. Take advantage now!


Decor: Gold Coral

Little objets are the best way to spruce up interior nooks and crannies for Spring. Or, they're the most cost effective. (Sometimes.) I snatched up this gold coral piece from Target the other night. There were two left and I stood there looking around WILDLY holding both of them so no one else could swoop in and grab them while I decided if I needed both. (I did.) The price was obviously right, but the quality was top notch too. It's a substantial weight, pretty gold sheen and great size for shelves or accent tables. Get one here. I also ordered this and this, and check out these other pieces I found below. Target is killing the beach-inspired tchotchke game this season.

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