Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Fling

The Spring weather is finally beginning to emerge and I am stoked! This winter I struggled with the cold weather of Sacramento and with dressing cute while staying warm. Needless to say I am over boots and ready for florals, bright colors and sandals! Since it's March, I've decided that it is ok to wear my flower pants and a pink top. I've noticed that floral is back in trend, which is a good thing since I splurged on these floral pants last Spring. 

Top - JCrew / Pants - Citizens of Humanity, similar style here / Shoes - Sachelle / Sunnies - Tory Burch

What are you anxious to wear this spring?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cocktail Hour

Ever since bar carts exploded on Pinterest, I've been dying to incorporate this trend into my home. Unfortunately there are limitations with apartment living and I've found that adding another piece of furniture to the living room/kitchen area would just be too much. Still wanting to add a little bit of fun with the concept, I decided to do a bar tray instead. Because my kitchen is a bit tight, I went with a smaller tray from West Elm and placed on top of our china cabinet. The best part of the bar tray? I can keep it fresh by picking up new accessories and rearranging the items.

Highball Glasses - Crate & Barrel / Tray - West Elm / Moose Shot Glasses - ZGallerie / Shaker - Pottery Barn / Double Shot - BevMo

bar inspiration
Before starting your bar cart or tray, go onto Pinterest to see what kind of look you want to achieve. I've taught myself a lot on home decor just by studying my favorite home pins!

Bar Accessories

Start by selecting a tray that fits your style and is the right size for your furniture. Then have some fun! The best part about the bar tray is that you can find unique accessories to jazz it up. I made a geode bottle stopper to spice it up, but even just a geode mixed in with the accessories can help add a pop of color.

Metal Straws - Brook Farm General Store/ Shaker - Crate & Barrel / Bottle Stopper - Kate Spade / Bottle Opener - Furbish / Glasses - ZGallerie / Glass Bottle - West Elm / Geode - Amazon / Tray - Furbish

Select liqueurs that are not only visually pleasing, but are also drinks that you enjoying consuming. For my bar cart I selected a nice bottle of tequila, Tanqueray, and my faithful Blueberry Stoli as these are three bottles that we will often drink and share with friends. 

Bar Tray

Have fun!