Saturday, April 28, 2012

the simple things that make life grand


This dress is so sweet (literally!). I love how Caitlin has designed such a simple silhouette but made it cute and quirky with a sweet treat pattern! I think it would look so cute with a lavender blazer and light pink mary-janes.  


What a splendid idea! I love how colourful and organic this decoration is. Bonus: when the flowers begin to wilt and dry out, they'll be perfect to frame for a whimsical and unique wall decoration. 


I really must learn to master the art of making macarons sometime soon. These look too delectable to pass up!


I'm always finding unique DIYs on Pinterest. This is such an amazing one, there is no limit to the amount of versatility that these papers flowers can create!


I love this purse. It's so many things I love all sewed up into one: vintage, mail, old stamps and pretty patterns. 


Kelsey Genna's latest Valentine collection is the epitome of femininity. This pink dress with the sweetheart neckline has stolen my heart and carried it into macaron heaven...!

The weekend has started off very nicely (naturally, because I love them so much). I'm a bit tired though as I stayed up very late last night watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey. I love that show; even if it has cost me temporarily drooping eyes! These are just a few of the things that have put a smile on my face lately. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

32 comments:

Soph. said...

Some gorgeous things :)

Xox Soph

Glamorous Life

Lippylash said...

That dress is the most gorgeous dress ever!!

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Dilan Dilir said...

such wonderful dress and photos :D

Two Buttons said...

I adore the dress, and yes, I must master the art of macarons like you, they are such darling little things. These pictures are all beautiful, you always have gorgeous inspiration posts.
X Jane
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Isabella said...

This is adorable, pez! I love all the macaroon-inspired pieces. I can totally picture you wearing that last dress to this year's formal! xo
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Magz and Mez said...

I am loving that purse!
Rebel Downtown has a similar one to it, the closest I've found to this print. Love the print on this purse too!

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Laura (White Winters) said...

That first dress is adorable and those macarons look delicious!

Laura
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Daphne said...

Everything's amazing. I love the first dress, wish i had one of that right now.

Ka Mila said...

super photos!!
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Sasha said...

I want that first dress! Oh! I could have eaten it! :)

Lens & anything Else said...

great mix of lovely things...have a great week-end:)!


Lens&anythingElse

Leanna Kay said...

These are darling photos :) I especially love the second one, those flowers are so pretty!

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SomeoneLikeYou said...

Maria, you always have the best, most inspiring post. They never cease to leave me itching for all things romantic! x

dunia kecil indi said...

aww, that dress is the cutest thing i ever see :D your photos such a inspiration for me. thanks for sharing :))

Marta said...

Love the Downton Abbey too, amazing show! And I have to say the first and the last picture of dresses are beautiful :)xx

Rose-et-Violet said...

That first dress is far too sweet. And omnom macarons...I think I might try them this summer!

-Rose

Natalie Suarez said...

AMAZING!! love it :)

xx

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Romi Ya said...

Your blog is incredible! I'm your new avid follower, hope we can follow each other.

Romi X

VLM. said...

Hey! Great post - I love all these awesome girly pictures :) There's a new post up on my blog- it's the 10QQ featuring YOU! I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
xoxo, Veena

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Meera said...

I absolutely love Downton Abbey! Season 2 was just wonderful. Lovely post and beautiful pictures!

xoxo
Meera

Meera said...

I absolutely love Downton Abbey! Season 2 was just wonderful. Lovely post and beautiful pictures!

xoxo
Meera

Helena Natanael said...

all the pics are so beautiful.. i personally love the macaroon! yummy... <3 <3

cheers,
HELENA with ROMWE

Louisejoyb said...

mm those macaroons look divine! I love all the various shades of pink here, I think I'm quite the girly girl at heart too!

Lou xx
Bits & Bobs

Sakuranko said...

The pictures are really cute, the firt dress is lovey~~

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xoxo

t said...

That first dress is such a cute print!

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Michelle's Style File said...

That first dress is so pretty!!

x
Michelle
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The Sunshine District said...

Sweetest post :) I love macaroons and pretty dresses :)
xo Jac
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Marlena said...

this was so cute, especially that first treats dress. just like you said, that with a lavender blazer would be adorable :)

yiqin; said...

pretty <3

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