Loco For Lemons!!!

Lemon prints are an instant mood booster, especially this time of year with a little bit of breeze and sunshine! The green and yellow color combo is so classic, and surprisingly pairs well with everything in the color wheel!
{Easter 2017}
Last year, I fell in love with this sweet lemon fabric to make for the girls' Easter dresses and it's still one of my favorites! I made myself a skirt out of the coordinating fabric and I've worn it with so many different tops- chambray, white, and this pretty shade of purple.   
Unfortunately, Annie's is the only dress that still fits this year!! This is 19 months old- 
always blurry:)
Add a little lemon-esque love with these Tuckernuck Cluster Earrings $88
Cheeky Needlepoint by Lycette Designs
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Nursery
Dreamy Hand-Beaded De Gournay : Lemon Wallpaper
 Citrus Dress and Block Heels
Kate Kingman Interiors: Drapes in Wayne Pate's Grove Citron Linen, topped off with a lemon chandelier!! xoxo


Woven Accessories for the Win!

{J.Crew Top, White Jeans, Mar Y Sol clutch}

The easiest way to transition any single outfit into Spring and Summer is by simply adding a woven accessory! I'm switching out my booties for straw-adorned slides and moving my woven bags to the front of my closet--an instant wardrobe update. The best part is that straw, raffia, and wovens have been around for decades, so you can find great vintage pieces! Be sure to shop high and low, because there's so many options out there!!

ROSIE Daisy and Bee Clutch $225
This oversized Target Pom Pom Clutch ($20!) turns an off-the-shoulder basic black top into a fun summer outfit--Tiny Finch Tassel Earrings and Horn Bangles.
*Anthropologie has a similar version with Monograms!
Or tie a silk scarf around any of your woven bags for a quick update!!
Etsy is a treasure trove for vintage straw bags and clutches!! (I like to Search: vintage straw clutch/purse, vintage embroidered clutch, vintage raffia etc. and then choose to Sort: lowest to highest prices.) How fun is this Raffia Fish bag?!?
Topshop Mini Round Crab Tote (also converts to crossbody :)) $40
I found my woven Mexican bag and tassel on Instagram last summer from The Swellife, A Fashion Truck that pops up all over NY!! 
I love it for the pool or around town with a white t-shirt, jeans, and ballet flats :)
{Clare Vivier Woven Collection}
{OP with a Mar Y Sol Tote-- Shop it all on Gilt for a fraction of the cost HERE!!}
Zara Floral Tote--with striped lining!! $70
One of my GO-TO straw bags that my MIL brought back from Uganda, easy to throw on with a black dress and gold sandals!
My favorite French market bags in Deauville, FR. Since I'm not hopping the pond this summer, I ordered this style for our family trip to Disney Land. I love having the backpack (hands-free) option for traveling with kids!!
As with bags, woven espadrilles, sneakers, and slides are perfect to throw on with any outfit, especially black!! These closed-toe nude espadrilles I bought at Target (similar here) when Fred was pregnant and they've seen better days, but I still pull them out when it warms up! Wearing them with an off-the-shoulder dress I found at Abercrombie last spring.
I wasn't sure if I'd wear the sneaker-style espadrilles, so I ordered these from Target and I wear them all.the.time!!! They reminded me of these:
I got these dressier BR Espadrille Wedges on sale for Easter weekend (they're narrow, I had to go up 1/2 a size) and they go with EVERYTHING!!
{Target top, Cynthia Collins Rope Necklace, Vintage Clutch, Gap Jeans, BR Slides-also got on sale!!}
{My old Joie dress got a Spring update with the pom pom slides--Clare V Messenger Bag, Horn earrings}
I found my oversized brim hat at the local hardware store, but the frilly bow was on the side, so I trimmed it up and moved it to the back!! 
{Similar Somerset Hat via Terrain}
I did the same thing a few years ago with this straw hat that I ordered from Amazon!! 
I also got my San Diego Hat Company Visor on Amazon (easiest way to shop various style of hats with free returns!) and gave it a pom pom update. I absolutely LOVE that it rolls up and packs easily into my pool bag!! 
{TJ MAXX Top, J.Crew shorts, Penny Lane Flip Flops} 

Some of my favorite places to shop for straw accessories are Anthropologie, Etsy, ASOSWorld Market, ShopbopTopshop, and antique stores!!


Color Crush: Purple & Red

Our Mountain Laurel tree has the most amazing purple blooms right now, and paired with the red hummingbird feeder, I can't get enough! I've always loved red and purple together, but lately I've been finding more ways to incorporate them into my outfits and around the house. Here's to a happy and colorful SPRING!!
{Pearl at the SAMA Matisse Exhibit--One of my favorite artists who uses bold colors, especially in his Nice years}
A purple mohair chair in our family room that was my husband's great aunt's, with various shades of red in the rug, art, and bookshelves. I love all the greens mixed in from outside and in the Manuel Canovas chinoiserie pillows.
Wearing one of my favorite print scarves on a hike in Jackson Hole with Annie-- It's great to travel with, because it goes with so many different basics like black, white and denim (and hides stains so well, ha!)
{Jackie Kennedy in a classic sundress}
In our bedroom, the antique screen has all different shades of purple, and we painted the walls Sherwin Williams White Lilac
It's such a soothing shade for a bedroom! 
I found this fabric from India to make a "skirt" for my sewing table to conceal the mess of cords and printer underneath. Block prints are a great way to add just a touch, or a big dose of color! Mela & Roam is my go-to inspiration source for block prints--make sure to check her out if you're in Round Top!!
{Our mouse pad with all the shades I love!}
{Henri Matisse, 1910}
Lela in a Pink Chicken dress, with turquoise and pink vintage bead necklaces. This girl knows how to layer!!
Leap is a boutique in Houston that's unfortunately no longer in business, but I still love this crusty old red table with hints of purple. 
{Beaded Megan Park Jacket}
Mercedes Salazar--LOVE her accessories!
In the younger kids' room, this vintage headboard with pinks, green, and purple was the jumping off point for their color scheme. The quilts are from Pottery Barn, the colorful throws from Target, and I made the pillows from vintage silk fabric. Kid's rooms are the perfect place to experiment with color and pattern!!
When there's A LOT of different colors going on, I like to add neutrals into the mix wherever I can :)
I found the set of PB bunk beds for a steal ($150!) and they were already painted gold, so I toned it down with plain white sheets, and these fun polka dot pillow cases and sheets

A Kelly Wearstler Vibe Tray--I just listened to a great interview with her titled Color As Her Muse
 La Double J, a Milanese brand that sells the MOST amazing selection of vintage and new dresses--one of my favorite IG accounts to follow!!
Getting ready for Fiesta with a Nativa Hand Towel (from the FAB Hotel Emma gift shop Curio) in our powder bathroom with the best smelling lavender hand soap!
This feathered friend sits on top of our bookshelf in the family room, which is always evolving with books and photos. Rearranging bookshelves gives me instant gratification- also a great place to play around with color!
I love this purple and red mix, with a dose of black, from Canary in Dallas- Antik Batik Block Print Top, Sans Arcidet Raffia Bag--their Instagram account always has an inspiring color palette. 
{Raoul Dufy, La Vie en Rose}
Jeffrey Billhuber is another interior designer who mixes colors fearlessly--how fun are these lacquered ceilings?!?
 I was lucky enough to catch the Oscar de la Renta exhibit at MFAH last week, and the fabrics were EXQUISITE. It was honestly hard to tell what year he designed each piece, whether it was with Balenciaga in the 1950's, a caftan in the '80s, or a red carpet dress in 2008. It was a nice reminder that prints and colors are timeless!!
Gardens were a big inspiration for his designs, especially his homes in Kent, CT and the Dominican Republic that were so full of color. 
I just watched DRIES on Netflix, another designer I admire so much for his use of color and prints, and his gardens and home in Belgium are worth watching the entire film for!! 
Happy Spring!! xoxo