IN LOVE: SPRING FORWARD

spring-forward-wishlist The weather has been gorgeous lately. It has me dreaming of warmer temps! While we surely have a few more snow storms in our future, it's never too early to start putting together a warm weather wishlist...

How cute are those citrus flats! Pair them with a neon scalloped skirt (for maximum cuteness) and a matte black ban.do heart (for a little edge) and I'd say you're ready for spring, homegirl.

01 sunglasses 02 white tee 03 ban.do mini heart 04 coin purse 05 d'orsay flats 06 neon skirt

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SHINE ON. IT'S HOLIDAY TIME.

shine-onIt's holiday tiiiiime! And that means wearing more shiny, sparkly things is required. To be honest thought, I never go all out. I just can't commit to an all sequin dress or bright red lipstick. I know, it's chic and so holiday-like! But it's just not my style, ya know?

Each year, I like to pick a few sparkly items to integrate into my wardrobe. I'm still in love with my metallic gold ban.do pom, but that glitter headband is callin' my name... what do you think? With holiday parties coming up - and one mega party in particular, Eat Drink Create! - it's time for some extra sparkly accessories.

What's your favorite outfit or accessory to wear for the holidays?

P.S. starting on Friday I'll be sharing ALL of my favorite sparkly things + gifts for the holidays in my very first gift shop with rewardStyle!! I've collected so much cuteness, guys, I can't wait to share everything with you!

headband | skirt | ring | flats

IN LOVE: AUTUMN DAYS

autumn days Guys. I'm wearing a sweater right now. It's cold(er), it's cloudy, leaves are starting to turn, Kevin's watching football. Fall is here.

I'm really loving Madewell's "wildly simple" aesthetic this fall. You just can't go wrong with basics like black skinnies and a good button-up. Add some accessories? Ohmygah cute.

I've gotta throw in some artwork with my outfit inspiration, right? I know you've heard of Angela Kohler. Her photos are ridiculously amazing... I'm endlessly inspired by her work. Good stuff here.

Happy fall and happy Monday, friends!

01 top 02 hat 03 pants 04 necklace 05 boots 06 photo

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IN LOVE: FEELIN' LIKE GOLD

golden It's hot. Like real hot. Summer is in full swing here in Denver... but don't get me wrong, I love all this warmth + sunshine. In fact, I'd love to surround myself with even more sunshine-y golden hues. Enter: this moodboard.

I'd totally be feeling like gold rocking those shoes. Wouldn't you?? If you happen to find yourself with those gems in size 5.5, my birthday is in February... just sayin'.

01 skirt 02 popsicle purse 03 Sun Burn by Jen Gotch 04 sunnies 05 shoes

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P.S. yellow paint drips found here.

MADEWELL PARTY RECAP

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

You know where I'd like to shop and party every week? MADEWELL. I had such a blast co-hosting a summer party with Madewell earlier this month. Of course I asked Kate Donaldson to be there to capture everything. I'm so excited to share the photos with you!

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

We had french macaroons from D Bar, arguably the best EVER. Seriously. If you live in Denver, drive there right now and try one. You can finish reading this post later.

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

This lemon rosemary soda from the Backyard Soda Co. was not only delicious, but SO much fun to style... I'm now obsessed with drinking everything out of jelly jars tied with twine bows.

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

Along with the giant and uh-mazing macaroons, we also had fruit in snow cone cups. Highly recommend for your next summer party. They're easy to make and so much fun to photograph - clearly that's the most important thing. Oh plus they're healthy and stuff.

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

Madewell asked me to pick out my favorite summer items. When I realized I couldn't fit the entire store on one rack, I opted for a few dresses, some chambray shirts, anything with polka dots, and one of the cutest jackets in the whole world. I know, it's summer. But sometimes it's cold in the evenings... you know, when you're inside and the AC is on.

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

After the snacks came the shopping and general merrymaking...

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

I'm a big fan of party favors. Giving them, receiving them. Doesn't matter. These little succulents matched the Madewell aesthetic so well. They not only made great favors, but they were the perfect decor during the party.

MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL
MADEWELL and ARTSOCIAL

HUGE thank you to Madewell and everyone who came out. Big hugs to all of you!

event by: artsocial and Madewell photos by: Kate Donaldson Photography

STAY COOL

stay cool We have to start by addressing the awesomeness of that old school swimming suit. Like, whoa. Okay. Addressed. Now we can move on.

How are you? I hope you had an amaaazing weekend. On Saturday, I toured a few local breweries. If you're ever in Denver, we're totally going, okay? Okay. I also spent the weekend prepping for this Thursday's Dive into Summer party with Madewell. Oh my gah, friends. SO excited. To get a sneak peek of all the fun, check out the #DiveintoSummer hashtag!

I digress. When it starts getting hot outside, I go right for blues and whites. They're just so crisp and cool... it's probs all in my head, but they make me feel cooler. Temperature not social status... although those glasses might make me a little more popular. What do you think?

And P.S. that Robert Morris print is called Roller Disco. How awesome is that?

01 sleeveless chambray 02 swimming suit 03 mini satchel 04 skirt 05 glasses 06 print

OH HELLO, SUMMER

hello summer With Memorial Day behind us it's officially summertime! Woot woot! Bring on the sunshine and the watermelon. I mean, that's the best part of summer, right? Maybe with a little kick? I can't wait for picnics in the park, summer nights on the patio, and hanging out poolside (ya know, with 85 spf and prolly in the shade... hey, I'm Irish).

Planning this Dive into Summer event with Madewell has me even more excited about this time of year. Every part of the evening has a touch of summer, from the snacks to the party favors... I've had so much fun getting creative with the details. I CANNOT WAIT to share them with you.

If you're in Colorado, come hang out, girrrl. RSVP to artsocialonline@gmail.com to snag your spot and get your summer fiesta on!

What's your favorite thing about summer?

01 photo by Bianca Wagner 02 bikini 03 shades 04 photo by Elizabeth Weinberg 05 photo by Don Honeyman 06 sandal

PARTY WITH MADEWELL!

madewell-event-with-artsocial Oh friends. You know how much I love Madewell... and guess what?? We're having a party!! I'm beyond stoked to team up with Madewell in Park Meadows to throw a summer party for my Denver crew. Someone pinch me. Seriously.

Join us on June 6th for my favorite local sips from the Backyard Soda Co. and the cutest summer snacks. Not to mention some rad styling à la Madewell.

It's free, it's chill. Come hang out anytime from 6pm-9pm, try on your favorite summer items, and get your instagram on... oh there will be a hashtag and P.S. there are rumors of a photo lounge with awesome props, but you didn't hear that from me. Okay you DID and it's going to be RAD.

RSVP to artsocialonline@gmail.com to snag your spot (aka your party favor)! Friends + family are welcome! The more the merrier, yo.

rsvp

Ain't no party like a Madewell + artsocial party... woot woot! See you soon!

IN LOVE: SPARKLE AND CRAFT

sparkle and craft I learned a lot from re-branding artsocial. I feel like I got closer to figuring out my true style, my steez! Before starting a blog I don't know if I ever really thought about what I liked and why I liked it... another reason blogging is good for the soul, huh?

During the branding process I learned I love grays, light pinks, minty greens, splashes of gold, the craft aesthetic of brands like Madewell, and the sparkle of ban.do. I’d like to think that if Madewell and ban.do had a love child, that child would be artsocial. Omigosh they’d be such a happy, well-styled family.

Anyhoo, these are a few of the things I pinned, bookmarked, and wishlisted during the branding process. How rad is that cat print?

01 Madewell shirt 02 lunch clutch 03 MEOW by Wesley Bird 04 ban.do heart shoe clips 05 chapter glasses 06 nail polish 07 loafers

 

Psst – this is a collaborative series with bedsidesign, check out what she’s IN LOVE with this week…! See our pins for the IN LOVE series on pinterest.