Garden Party with Mint & Smith's of Dublin







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Top: Crosby | Bracelets: Hazen | Wallet: Hobo


Top: Crosby | Cuff: Capucine De Wulf Victoria Cuff | Wallet: Hobo


Today I am thrilled to share with you the most perfect southern garden party, styled by Mint and Smith's of Dublin! You may have seen a few sneak peeks on my Instagram, as well as my "modeling" on Mint's social media, too. Kelly and Natalie are two of the best girl bosses I know, and I am so honored to work with them to help share their beautiful brands! Kelly's boutique Mint in downtown Dublin carries lines like Karlie, Crosby by Mollie Burch, Charlie Southern, and more. And Natalie's jewelry and gift store right next to Mint is your one stop shop for wedding, gifts, home decor, and more! 

A few weeks ago we worked with the incredibly talented Molly Hensley to show off some of their fabulous new items. Be sure to check out Smith's website for the beautiful jewelry, Barrington Gifts tote, planners, and tabletop items. Mint will have you covered beautiful with a number of Crosby by Mollie Burch items, Hobo wallets, and Lilly Pulitzer Swell bottles. And right now, you can get 15% off on any Crosby item from Mint when you enter the code "PIPER" at check out!


Twinkle, Twinkle, It's a Sprinkle!




This past weekend, I hosted a baby "sprinkle" for my friend Tara and her baby girl! If you're not familiar, a sprinkle is a fun little name for a smaller baby shower that is typically held for second+ children, especially if they're a different gender than the first child. To me, it's almost a little more fun because usually the family has all the stuff they need like strollers and cribs, and you can just buy cutesy, fun gifts!

I saw a cute sprinkle/donut themed invitation online and whipped up my own version really quickly and sent the design off to my favorite invitation printer, Vistaprint! The invites arrived at my house in like four days, just in time to be mailed.


The sprinkle/donut themed seemed super obvious to me, but also super fun! There's so much cuteness on Etsy and Amazon that I could not pass up. If you're planning your own baby sprinkle or donut/sprinkle-themed celebration, I hope these ideas might make getting everything together a little bit easier for you! I even took the theme to the gift and got the cutest little ice cream onesie with sprinkle leggings!

Decor:

Menu:
  • Donut cake featuring Krispy Kreme glazed, chocolate sprinkle, and cake batter stuffed donuts
  • Chicken Salad in phyllo cups topped with half a grape
  • Princess Popcorn: Skinnypop + white and/or pink candy melts melted, drizzled over the popcorn and mixed, then mixed and topped with sprinkles
  • Fruit Cones
  • Mini Chicken & Waffles: Mini Eggos + Chick-fil-A Nuggets drizzled with syrup 
  • Coffee Punch: ten cups of coffee + one tub of vanilla ice cream + two cups of milk + splash of vanilla and as much chocolate syrup as you'd like!
  • Sparkling Pink Lemonade (pink lemonade + Sprite)
  • Donut "fancy cookies" ordered from a local bakery, Sweet T's 












Oh my word, these shoes!!




Celebrate Summer




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It's hard to believe that next week is the Fourth of July, and summer is in full swing! I wanted to let you know real quick about a couple of Amazon steals that you shouldn't pass up going into this patriotic holiday.

I'm a big fan of the Lisi Lerch earrings, but sometimes am fearful of committing to a fun color or different style that might only work for one outfit or occasion. Luckily, Amazon has a ton of inspired and similar looks that would be perfect to pump up your look for Independence day! Any of these would be cute with a simple white t-shirt and denim or  shorts, or a easy breezy swing dress on what is almost always one of the hottest days of summer. Plus, these classic colors will carry you through the season and into football and even holiday parties.

And the best part is, these finds are super inexpensive, and tend to be less heavy than the real deal. But wait, there's more! Most of these styles can be ordered in red, white and/or blue, too...so if there is a particular style you like, click the link below to see if it's available in your preferred color.


Did you see this super delicious and easy looking sparkler cake on Facebook? I definitely want to try this! Last year, I baked the 'flag cake' and it almost killed me. Like, literally sitting on the kitchen floor covered in wax paper trying to cut and layer cakes. Too much!

Image via Tasty 


What are you doing for the Fourth?