Friday, February 25, 2011

happy [shopping] weekend

I'm so glad I stumbled upon these playful shots over at Apartment 34. These Charlotte Taylor looks are so fabulously fun and they're certainly bright enough to lift my spirits after a rough couple of days (I'm sensing a trend). And although I'm not quite bold enough to wear socks with heels or loafers with a sun dress, it's still nice to look at, right? What do you think -- would you rock the socks-with-heels look? When done right, I think it's darling, but so many things could go so terribly wrong that I'm completely intimidated.

What are your weekend plans? I'm stealing away to Portland for a few days of shopping, exploring & happy hours -- can't wait! See you Monday, xo. 

{images via charlotte taylor}

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just a charming old yellow door to brighten your Thursday! We got one inch of snow in Seattle and everything shut down, so this cheerful image will have to carry me through the day. I can just imagine the quaint cottage that accompanies this entry way, and the sweet little old lady that wears those black Hunter boots to weed the garden out back. Darling!

{image via pinterest}

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

wedding inspiration [old glamour]

. . . vintage eavis & brown dress . . . tall champagne flutes . . . darling beaded accessories . . . NYC architecture . . . 1930s estate ring . . . 

The details of this wedding scream vintage glam and I'm loving it. It's simple & understated & romantic as all get-out. [Click here for many, many more photos] Happy Wedding Wednesday!

{images by steep street, via forget me knot weddings}

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

inspiration board: office wardrobe

It's official: I got a job! I'm so thrilled and relieved and excited and I couldn't wait to share with the rest of you. I'll be living and working in Bellevue starting in just a few weeks, so I've been fervently hunting for apartments as well as a whole new work wardrobe. Unfortunately, my college uniform of hoodies & yoga pants just won't cut it at the office. 

Above, I've compiled an inspiring collection of colors, patterns and products that I'm dying to fill my closet with before my first day. I certainly need to stock up on a few staples, including a fitted blazer, a simple tote and comfortable flats. For work, I think it's important to stick to primarily classic pieces in soft, neutral colors. That way, you can mix in bold patterns or statement pieces of jewelry on occasion. What do you think? Do you have any must-haves for the office? I could use some advice before I hit the mall!

{like what you see? find product info here: [images clockwise from top left] michael kors resin horn watch; emersonmade blouse; jess lc diversy two strand, three paisley necklace; topshop rose on colored metal chain; h&m striped top; apepazza women's nairobi riding boot; paul by paul smith blush single button blazer; topshop navy skinny belted pencil skirt; sam edleman calypso suede quilted ballet pump; topshop knitted apricot slouchy roll sleeve cardigan; d&g light grey gold buckle waisted skinny belt; rachelle wrapped skinny waisted belt by malene birger; d&g ania peony day clutch; j.crew waxed canvas tote}

Monday, February 21, 2011

dress & design [townhouse]

I'm gleaning some serious inspiration tonight for my home & my closet from these images. I love the built-ins, exposed wood and pedestal sinks in this townhouseIt's clean colors and fabulous architecture instantly reminded me of J.Crew's same concepts (a pale blue, floor length skirt & a layered ruffle dress are seriously aesthetically pleasing). I really love when fashion and design overlap, don't you? 

I hope your week started off with a bang. I'm off to watch The Bachelor and enjoy some take-out Thai food. Night, all!

{images via brooklyn home company and j.crew}

wish list + a winner

Good morning & happy start to a new week! I'm not normally this chipper on a Monday morning, but it's quite an exciting week for me so I'm ready for it to start. How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing and fun, complete with an appetizer cooking class and a few good cocktails.
I'm excited to announce our big winner this morning::: Miss Carly Elizabeth will get her choice between the Addy, the Lily and the Lyla necklaces from Mayfly Designs. {Carly: Holly will be in touch for shipping details.} Enjoy, and thanks to all who participated!
My Monday morning wish list this week includes effortless windswept hair, one giant bloom and an early spring! xo. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

happy [dreamy] weekend

Have you visited the brand new BHLDN site yet? If not, you're seriously missing out! I've spent the last few days drooling over their ethereal selections and am now wishing I had an excuse to go dress shopping this weekend. Instead, I'll be cracking down on my research paper & perhaps doing a little celebrating as well. What are your weekend plans?

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter the February jewelery giveaway from Mayfly Designs. Just click here & leave a comment. See you on Monday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

b&w walls

Currently dreaming of the perfect space to use Ferm Living's bold black and white wallpapers. What a statement! And a cool neutral canvas for all sorts of color palettes. Are you brave enough to go this big on your walls? It's surely a big commitment, but if done right, surely well worth it. 

I can't believe it's already Thursday. I'm not complaining, but this week just flew by! Before you settle into weekend-mode, don't forget to enter our February jewelry giveaway from Mayfly Designs. Click here for details -- you have until Monday morning! 

{images via ferm living}

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GIVEAWAY: [handmade jewelry]

I'm so so excited to offer you guys a fabulous giveaway this morning! Remember this post, and my love for the gorgeous Everyday Collection from Mayfly Designs? Well today, Holly is offering one lucky reader the choice between the Addy, the Lily and the Lyla necklaces. {I'm obsessed with all of them, so it would surely be an easy choice for me.}
But back to you: All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. Easy, right? 

For extra entries...
{1} become a follower of Spoonful of Style by clicking "follow" to the right; 
{2} tweet about the giveaway, linking back to this post; 
{3} post a link to this post on your own blog; 
{4} come back and let me know you did any of the above by commenting on this post once more!
I'll come back and announce the winner bright and early Monday morning. Wouldn't that just be a glorious way to start your week? {Be sure to leave your contact information in your comment so I can reach you if you're the big winner.} Happy Wednesday and good luck!

*UPDATE: Congratulations, Carly Elizabeth! Holly will be in touch for shipping details. Thanks to all who participated! xo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

happy [romantic] weekend

Looking for some flirty inspiration today? Check out's new website & click through the endless images and products. They're fun, they're colorful and they're sparkly -- what more could you ask for the weekend before Valentines Day? I'm feeling more romantic already. Thank goodness, because I'm headed to the Midwest in the morning for a long weekend with Mr. Sweet. I can't wait! See you next week, and happy celebrating! xo.

{images via}

wedding inspiration [shades of ivory]

This just in: color is incredibly overrated. My heart skipped a beat each time I "flipped" the page through this very white wedding feature from the latest issue of Utterly Engaged. It doesn't get dreamier than a delicate palette of whites, creams, ivories & champagnes. I've put these images at the top of my wedding inspiration folder so I can always remember the ruffly "love" cake, the bride's carefree hair and the utterly beautiful lack of color. Perfection!

Stay tuned to Spoonful of Style in the coming week for a very special jewelry giveaway. Happy Wednesday!

{images by jill thomas via utterly engaged}

shades of [patchwork]

Sometimes the most fabulous interior features a completely understated canvas with one bold statement. Can't you just picture this patchwork chair in a clean, white home office? I'd feel inspired every time I sat down!

{chair via urban outfitters}

sugar & spice

I'm not sure how she does it, but Victoria Beckham manages to create looks that are chic, elegant and perfectly charming all in one. I just love the peachy pink & stark white, the cap sleeves, the simple pleats & the ribbon belt . . . especially with those gold shoes! Perhaps either option would make the most fabulous Valentine's Day outfit ever.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, even though Mr. Sweet & I are passing on the gift exchange this year, I still couldn't help myself from getting in the romantic spirit just a little bit. Here are my favorite finds:

*adorable v-day cards from Mr. Boddington's Studio
*a beautiful shade of flirty pink for fashion and design
*the sweetest engagement story (and a killer ring!)
*affordable gifts from the sweetheart shop

{images via victoria beckham}

Monday, February 7, 2011

the little things

We're on a mission to spruce up the upstairs bathroom on a very tiny budget. Luckily, it's a small space so it won't take much to get there, we just have to choose wisely. Our first stop yesterday was to Anthropologie for some playful drawer knobs. We had so much fun sifting through the options and choosing a few to take home. We threw caution to the wind and chose a very random, very wide array of options & I'm already loving our choices! In such a small space, it's the little things that can brighten things up & add a whole lot of drama. Next up, a fresh coat of paint & a fabulous Roman shade for the window. 

Happy brand new week, all! I'm feeling awfully relaxed & optimistic for a Monday evening as I look ahead to a few quiet days, an exciting opportunity & a much-needed getaway. Oh yeah, and The Bachelor. {It's time to send Michelle home!} xo.

{images via Anthropologie}

Friday, February 4, 2011

happy [green & yellow] weekend

I can't help but give a shout out to my hometown team before this very important weekend. I'll be cheering loudly from my living room in Seattle for my Green Bay boys -- Go Pack Go, and happy weekend!

{image via}

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

wedding inspiration [just the two of us]

Oh my. For someone who just finished work in the wedding industry, I can't believe how hard I've fallen for the sweet simplicity and utter romance of an elopement. It seems so intimate and so happy, and this bride and groom nailed it. That dress -- those flowers -- and their gigantic grins. I'm not quite sure when this happened, but I'm starting to think this just may be the way to do it . . . 

{images by trent bailey photography via ruffled}