April 24, 2015

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flower Bouquet Inspiration for Peach, White, and Grey Color Scheme | lucismorsels.com
{photos :: 100 Layer Cake + Style Me Pretty}
One of the things I've loved most about planning our wedding is picking out flowers. We searched all over California (or so it felt) to find the perfect venue. We wanted it to be naturally beautiful with little decorating needed. The only thing I want to add are flowers. I've been working with a local, organic gardener in northern California to find just the right blooms for our late summer wedding. We're leaning toward peaches and grey for decor, so there will be lots of white and peach flowers. For the accents, I've fallen in love with dark greens and even that dark purple you can see in the photo above. But then the pop of yellow below would be wonderfully eye-catching no matter how close or far away. There are so many beautiful choices! And since we're big fans of succulents, we're hoping to give our guests a mini succulent as part of the experience. I love the personalized option in the last photo here...

April 23, 2015

Strawberry Mint Salad Dressing

Strawberry Mint Salad Dressing -  a sweet dressing that everyone will love | vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free friendly | lucismorsels.com
I realized about a year ago that I love fresh mint. At the exact same time, because I was making mint everything (mint chocolate chip scones and mint, lentil potato salad for example), T realized that he really doesn't like fresh mint - at all. It's a sad thing really, but unlike his aversion to broccoli, I can accept this. I bought the biggest bunch of fresh mint at the farmer's market last weekend and am looking for ways to use it up for only my consumption. This strawberry mint salad dressing was just the first step. The berries provide a great sweetness that reminds me of summer and the mint/lemon combination gives it that fresh taste. 

April 22, 2015

Open Season

Open Season | Open Shoulder Joie Top + Grey Lucky Brand Jeans | lucismorsels.com
I've recently gotten into blouses with low backs or cutouts. I don't own a lot of tops with these designs, but they're increasingly attracting my attention, so they'll probably be entering my wardrobe sooner rather than later. This "cold shoulder" look is a more conservative option but just as exciting. This particular Joie top is loose and airy while covering me up appropriately. I found a few more cold shoulder blouses that are at the bottom of the post, but this striped one is really calling me name! And isn't "cold shoulder" the best name for this trend?!?