the short list

It is the grand finale of the J.Crew fashion show! Today it’s all about the bride but we’re keeping this short.

Call me biased (because I did it), but I love a short wedding dress. I’m a leg girl, and after our dreadful winter, don’t be afraid to show them off this summer! Here are J.Crew’s collection of short bridal dresses. short dressesBride

What about you… Did you go short? Would you? What about shorts? I’d love to know. C0772_NA6434_m

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always a bridesmaid

Today the bridesmaids are stealing the spotlight and for good reason… I love the entire J.Crew bridesmaid line! If I had to pick, the fourth and fifth dresses are my favourites. What about you? Let me know!


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indigo girl

I’ve been seeing a lot of indigo Shibori tie-dye this summer and it’s not a bad thing – I like blue.

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Rather than filling my wardrobe with stuff from the stores, I decided to make my own. It’s summer in Nova Scotia (#nssummer) and although tie-dying was not on my summer to-do list, it should of been!

The last time I tie-dyed was at summer camp – I think it was hippy day? Let’s say it was hippy day. kidston

This time I didn’t dress up but I did stock up on supplies:

  • Bucket
  • White tees and linens
  • Twine
  • Elastic bands
  • A paper towel tube
  • Gloves
  • Dye
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Clothesline!

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… The good news is I am NOT a How To / DIY blog… so rather than telling you what I did and how I failed, you can just go to Pinterest and find patterns – like this site I used – and try it yourself.

… The better news is I took these pics right after I dyed the clothes… when I put everything in the wash, the blue ran and my whites are no longer white. Boo. I thought I followed instructions but I must of missed a step. I’d check, but I recycled the instructions and am too lazy to Google my mistake. Whatev, it was fun and the clothes still look okay. And, like I said, I got the pictures before everything turned blue (both literally and emotionally). In a world of Instagramming perfection, it’s big of me to admit the unfiltered outcome.

Womp womp.

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A. Madewell Seaglass Bead Necklace / B. Patagonia Women’s Kiawah Island Dress / C. Madewell Silk Shadeview Dip-Dye Cami / D. Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Tank / E. Job and Boss Blocked Tote / F. RESQ The Strong Rope Dog Leash in Indigo / G. J.Crew Leila Tie-Dye Shibori Sandal / H. Maalikaacreations Indigo Blue Two-Colour Pillowcase / I. Dash & Albert Herringbone Indigo Woven Cotton Rug / J. Society6 Indigo Shibori iPhone case / K. Gorman Indigo Eyes Skirt / L. Modcloth Indigo Gardens Dress / M. Madewell Indigo Shibori Scarf / N. Vans for J.Crew Classic Slip-On Shoe / O. West Elm Organic Indigo Ikat Stripe Shams / P. Heath Ceramics Miller Full Dinnerware Set / Q. J.Crew Tye-dye Ruched Halter Tank Bathing Suit / R. Toms Yvette Indigo Crystal Sunglasses

down by the sea

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Next up for our I Thee Wed series is a cottage wedding next to the ocean. Surf, sun and beach offer a colour palette of blues and greens plus a pop of peach.

Here are the colours:

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And here is an inspiration board:


Voila! Wouldn’t this be a lovely day. xomeg

A. JUST MARRIED Beach Wedding Banner Garland with Starfish Kraft & Burlap / B. Shabby chic candle holders in distressed blue (set of 10) / C. Succulent bouquet / D. Tissue fringe tassel garland / E. All wrapped up pearls (short necklace with box) / F. Seaport pearl studs / G. Wedding windmills / H. Porcelain hurricanes – dotted / I. Starlight Surf Wedding Ring Band / J. Eva by Dana Bolton – ’50s, dropped waist, boat neck, cap sleeves, full skirt, buttons / K. Peach jam favours / L. Pebbled Glass Drink Dispenser / M. Carved wood starfish (set of 5) / N. Tying The Knot wedding stamp / O. Flower hair comb / P. Kate Spade Micah heels / Q. Surf boards / R. Scallop platter / S. Custom wedding cake topper – beach theme / T. Sparklers / U. Casco Bay Adirondack chair with seat cushion, stripe / V. Patent-leather and ostrich shoulder bag / W. Seashell garland

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Golden Vineyard is the first wedding from this series. City and Colour is the second wedding from this series.

Psst… If you have an idea for another wedding theme let me know! 

royal blue

A perk of working from home is the freedom to watch a 24/7 live cam of the hospital door – waiting to see the first glimpse of the royal blue baby. Here’s a little thing i threw together in celebration of the third in line. -xomeg


psst…. I am planning a boy’s room style board with blue in mind. perfect timing. I need to work with my stylist (David) and hope to have something up by the end of the week.