…worked on a couple amazing photo shoots with Rustic White. I can’t wait for you all to see the results, but you can check out some sneak peeks HERE, HERE, and HERE.
…welcomed (and fell in love) with our new sponsor Motita Jewels.
…mixed a cocktail with One Fine Day and said goodbye to Michael Scott and the gang on The Office.
…found my dream lake house thanks to Savvy Home.
…continued my love affair with orange.
…was reminded of the quote above by John Irving. This week was one of those weeks where all of the hard work seemed to pay off. Projects began to reach their completion while other opportunities started to materialize, and for the first time in a long time I had complete clarity in where Martha, and I, was going. Being an entrepreneur, trying to live your passion on your own terms is tough. It’s tough every single day. But it’s also the most alive I’ve ever felt. When you realize your path you have to take it. No matter how difficult it may be. You, I, we, were meant to live a life full of passion. We are meant to be in love with our life every day. Every single day. So with that thought, I wish you all a fabulous weekend. xo
P.S. Mark your calendars for Monday because we’re kicking off Memorial Day weekend, and summer, early with big giveaway from one of my faves, Pomegranate.
I’m obsessed with jewelry. Especially big, statement pieces of jewelry. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned about Motita Jewels. Motita Jewels though exotic in look is simple in idea. A girl with a love of jewelry from a young age and a desire to create beauty. Backed with a degree in fashion and styling from FIT and LIM, and handmade in New York, Motita actually means small powder puff in Spanish (a nickname given by her beloved grandmother). Every piece is designed with only the finest materials, unique in creation and was recently featured in Henri Bendel (I mean Henri Bendel??!! Amazing??!!). Really you can’t go wrong with any Motita pieces, especially the spike bracelets, Signature necklace and the Tremont.
So the question is, what piece will you be coveting? Personally I’ll take them all! xo
This post was sponsored by Motita Jewels, however the opinions are 100% yours truly.
From left to right, top to bottom...Nicholas John Frith “You’re a Peach” illustration || Erickson Beamon Pretty in Punk earrings || Rifle Paper Company botanical coasters || Essie nail polish || Rifle Paper Company “Hello Hello” iPhone case || Clover Canyon shorts || Swarovski orange coral bracelet || Gorjana & Griffin Zuma scarf || Gorjanna & Griffin rose gold stacking rings || Anthropologie Lanai pillow || Gap rose gold flip flops || Tory Burch Cecil floral bracelet || Gorjanna & Griffin rose gold earrings || Rifle Paper Company “You’re the Cats Pajamas” note cards
Not sure if you heard, but we’re hiring! It has been such a crazy and exciting past 6 months at Martha, and we’re literally bursting at the seams. Between upcoming blog projects and partnerships, big plans for expanding the shop, and with some other announcements in the works for this fall we need to add some team members like yesterday. So if you know anyone in the Atlanta area that you feel would be a good fit, and is absolutely fabulous, please get me their name (interviews are happening this week and next)! You’ll find the full job description over at The Everygirl, and happy Tuesday Loves! xo
Row 1: My $2 Home Depot find…oversized matches! (julep cup, starburst, foo dog lamp, Books; Art, Palm Beach Entertaining, Preppy) || Peonies at my have Cut Wholesale Flowers || Photo shoot props (balloon & balloon tassel from The Flair Exchange)
Row 2: Orin Swift’s just released F, I and E wine || Controlling the bathroom chaos with our python tray || My fave (and most comfortable) new Tory Burch Marlow loafers
Row 3: A great life lesson, “Welcome problems as perspective lifters.” || Making pizzas on the big green egg || Hermes belt illustrations
Row 4: Tribal clutches || Birthday card from my gal Allyson “Trust me totally hot” || fresh strawberries in my favorite berry basket
Row 5: Amazing new Richie Norton book which all entrepreneurs MUST read, The Power of Starting Something Stupid || Tory Burch fox ballet flats (old) || Birthday gifts from Allyson (Tokyo Milk No. 2 bubble bath, hand creme, candle, Manna Kadar lipsticks, and Ecoo scarf)
Row 6: Meg Biram’s Manifesto GSD tee || Reading the new Rue Pacific Northwest issue (Hermes print, mint julep cup, Quips & Queries set, The Rules letter opener, Sugar Paper calendar) || Strutting my stuff (awkward) on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta for a Rent the Runway segment
Row 7: A pair of Celine’s I purchased 11 years ago! My first real designer purchase. || Instagram flash sale we had celebrating 3,000 followers. Make sure you’re following so you don’t miss out in the future! || Hardin & Lane needlepoint hats
Row 8: My morning spot || Heading out for coffee (J.crew sweater, Gap teacups shirt, Rayban sunnies, monogrammed tote) || Vegetable Literacy
Row 9: Rent the Runway pop up shop event at the W Buckhead (sign up HERE to get a $20 credit to RTR) || Our balloon tassel hanging out on Suzy the pig and our python tray || Addison relaxing on the patio.
Happy Monday, xo
…had a photo shoot with my faves Rustic White and Addison decided she wanted to come along. Since we’ve always traveled with her (here we are on our way to NYC) she’s actually very comfortable in a tote bag. Getting her in the bag is however another story. (Boulevard monogrammed bag, J.Crew maxi skirt)
…debated THIS for the backyard…or maybe the boat?
…hosted a giveaway with my gal pal Fabulous K. Psssssssst you can still enter, but hurry today’s the last day!
…attended the Rent the Runway Atlanta pop up showroom to peruse summer frocks and sip champagne. I really cannot tell you how much I love Rent the Runway. Pretty much every wedding or black tie event I attend I’m donning a RTR dress.
…added new doggie goodness to the shop.
…was motivated to get my butt back to yoga after seeing Lori’s Instagram pic. I mean seriously?!
…Celebrated Mother’s Day with both my fabulous mom and mother in law who was in town from Houston. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! xo
Image via Rustic White
Hat, O’Neil || Sunglasses, RayBan aviators || Shirt, J.Crew circle chambray popover ON SALE NOW! || Shorts, Tinley Road vegan faux leather shorts || Sandals, Jack Rogers Navajo || Monogrammed necklace, c/o Frill Frenzy || Beaded Necklace, Stella & Dot Awakening Charm || Nail polish, Julep
All images via Rustic White
One thing you’ll always see in my house is fresh flowers. Always. They make a room, and often me, feel truly alive. So when one of my favorite digital mags reached out and asked if I’d create a floral DIY centerpiece for their summer issue I was thrilled. I was even more thrilled when they told me I had complete creative freedom with the project. Was being the operative word.
I’ve found that sometimes no rules actually hurts my creative juices rather than helps them. Too many ideas, too many directions I could go in. My mind just swirls with the possibilities of it all. So how do I stop the spiral…Pinterest of course. Well Pinterest and spending some time at my favorite floral shop, Cut. I think I’ve finally got an idea in my head, or at least a direction I’m headed. We’ll see. The shoot’s next week and I’m teaming up with my favorite photogs Rustic White, so at least I can rest assured the pics will be gorgeous. Wish me luck, and I can’t wait to share the final result with you all. Happy Thursday! xo
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From left to right, top to bottom…Fuchsia & green tassel garland kit || Striped lemon tray || “Hello Sunshine” notecards || Lilly Pulitzer bicycle || C. Wonder nautical knot ring || Tory Burch flamingo cosmetic case || Joie Mehira palm print blazer || Citrus tray (last seen HERE) || Flamingo mingle print || Round Pond sauvignon blanc (my favorite summer white) || Palm Beach Entertaining book || JADEtribe beach bag || Monogrammed cuff || Dana Gibson Agra pillow || Caluco sectional side chair || Chevorn lobster hook pillow || Tory Burch Tanner sandals || Eugenia Kim flamingo sunhat
21 girls, 21 days, 1 iconic shoe. That’s the idea behind Salvatore Ferragamo’s new campaign L’Icona, which celebrates the 35th birthday of an icon, the Varina. The Varina is hands down Ferragamo’s most recognizable shoe…the ballet flat boasting the perfect grosgrain bow and gold hardware. So the question is how do you improve on a classic? You let us customize our own and get some majorily chic style setters to model their custom creation with fine-art photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. A gorgeous shoe and gorgeous pics…done and done.
I’m seriously contemplating copying OP with her navy and turquoise, or you can’t go wrong with nude and white. Though the nude and rose gold may be calling my name. Decisions, decisions, what’s a girl to do? Oh wait, I know get her monogram on the heel which you can do too!?? Perfection. Happy Tuesday Loves. xo