Category Archives: purple

Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake

Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake

This Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake from Sweetapolita is both visually perfect and sounds absolutely delicious.  I’ve always loved a wedding cake that isn’t trying too hard to be a wedding cake.  The gradual ombré look of the cake could also work with any wedding or party color scheme, but the dark blackberry shade here, tied into a pastel lavender and a  minty turquoise is just beautiful.

Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake candle Vanilla Blackberry-Mascarpone Cake inside

Via Sweetapolita


Inspiration Board: Winter Berry

I am loving these deep jewel-toned colors, especially for winter weddings.  The flowers – anemones, ranunculuses, tea roses, red and viburnum berries, a lush navy or royal purple invitation, a dark chocolate cake topped with sugared cranberries, spiced liquor to toast and a cool glass of raspberry tea after plenty of dancing.

Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5


Fall’s Jewel Tone Nail Polish Picks

Admittedly, I’m a fan of Fall because I have an excuse to wear tights and cardigans once again.  (That’s not to say that I don’t wear them most of the Summer, but once Fall has arrived, I get fewer bizarre looks as I chill on the beach in tweed.)

And though Summer is still hanging on, every fashion publication (Hello, September issue!) is launching a major push for Fall threads, colors, and my ever-favorite: booties.  But one easy Fall trend you can get on without having to re-stock your wardrobe?  Nail polish.  I LOVE nail polish.  And though I’m not kind to my polish – I store it in a giant bin under my bathroom sink (so chic!) – I love to buy more and more.  This Fall’s color trend is looking rather royal, and I dig it.  So I’m off to the store to stock up on burgundies, navies, emerald greens, and more.

Are you a fan of the new fall hues?  Have a favorite?

Navy: 1 // 2 // 3
Burgundy: 1 // 2 // 3
Green: 1 // 2 // 3
Taupe: 1 // 2 // 3
Glitter: 1 // 2 // 3
Purple: 1 // 2 // 3


Mismatched Bridesmaid Fashion

The colors of this wedding are fantastic: plum, nude, peach, taupe, and grey.  They’re also delicate enough to work in any season – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  And the fashion itself – I am SO in love.  Each bridesmaid rocks a very vintage, very chic variation, using the wedding’s warm color scheme.  The bridesmaids all have on gorgeous patterned tights in cream, black, and grey; some bridesmaids wore patterns, some wore sleeves, one fabulous bridesmaid even rocked a cream romper!  This is mismatched bridesmaid styling at it’s best.

Not to mention this fashion-forward wedding was actually held at an airplane hangar — check out all of the wedding images on Once Wed.

Images via  Once Wed // Photography: Tec Petaja // Bride’s Dress: The Couture Closet // Jewelry & Shoes: Anthropologie