Lemon Picking and the Perfect Print

Hi there!

I somehow completely spaced blogging some of my very favorite pictures from my Palm Springs trip last month. What. The. Heck! #oops

As you know, I went to visit my grandparents.  We had the best time.  Nana showed me around their property and we spent time playing cards and picking fruit from the trees surrounding their house.  My grandmother is almost 89 and one of the best bridge players in Colorado.  That is amazing in and of itself, but her love for cards keeps her young and she is one of the whitiest people I know.  

I had a quick photo shoot with a local photographer Erica (if you are ever in need of a photographer in Palm Springs - she is a doll!) and my nana asked if Erica could ever use any of my grandmothers printed pictures in her photography and on my blog, so we said she should hold her photo (above) so I could be sure to include it in the post :).

I have more of these Jackie cardigan sets than is probably ok to admit, but I think they get the more use than almost anything in my closet.  I wear them mismatched like I did here or as a set for luncheons and meetings.  This cardigan comes in an adorable set and has just been restocked in all sizes!  I also love this original plain cardigan that comes in 13 colors and on sale ($29-$49).  One of my other favorites is also on sale with limited sizes available - I wore it (here and am wearing an xs).

My skirt is old and one of my go-to summer pieces.  I found similar options here, here, and here that would be perfect for casual brunch or date nights. My tank is from local boutique Inspyre - (they have great graphic tees!).  And you can still get my wicker and leather crossbody here - it is the perfect size if you have a summer vacation planned!  You know who got a hold of mine (seriously nothing is safe with Sir Stan around!), will be getting another one for our upcoming trips.

Spring Fling with Swoozies

Happy Derby Day, Friends

I don't know about you, but I get a little excited about frilly dressing and hat wearing all day.  I just learned that Denver is second only to Louisville when it comes to the amount of people celebrating the day.  Not sure why or how that happened, but I am guessing it has something to do with the fact that we just like an excuse to dress up and have a good time... why not?!

I started Denver Darling almost one week ago, next week, and the one thing that I didn't realize would be such an amazing perk of this blog ride, is the sweet and like minded friends I would make a long the way.  Recently I got to spend an evening with some of my favorite blogging gals and we could not have had a better time. 

We enjoyed some of the tastiest treats from Coohills and were delighted with the adorable table setting and other goodies from Swoozie's.  I love their assortment of disposable table runners, I have used them for several events and they are such a great way to add to your theme and give a great pop of color without breaking the bank.  I also love these mix and match Kate Spade appetizer and dessert dishes, I am so excited to use my set for Mother's Day brunch this weekend.

If you have been following along for a little while now, you know that I never met a monogram that I didn't like :)..  I think a monogram adds such a special touch to an everyday item.  I love our sun hats (which will also be doubling as my Derby hat this year) and totes  for a fun in the sun bachelorette party.  For my bachelorette my bridesmaids ordered personalized beach towels (like these) and matching bags, similar to these, and stuffed them full of weekend essentials (magazines, cheap sunglasses, sunscreen, and tons of water).  I also think these totes would be great for the new graduate heading to school.  I have been carrying my laptop around in my tote lately and know it would be perfect for my little cousin heading to college next year.... I never loved carrying a traditional backpack when I was in school.

I saw this dress and fell for it immediately (also cute without the cutout here).  I love investing in pretty pieces that can be dressed up or down and this dress certainly can be.  I have already worn it with these flat sandals, these chunky sandals, and these pumps to dress it up.  

Swoozie's is offering 20% off to Denver Darling readers in store and online with code DENVERDARLING through May 31st.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend - would love to hear about your Derby Day!

xo

Photography: Corey Anthony

This post is in collaboration with Swoozie's. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! 

Preppy & Pink

Hi Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful week! It seems to have flown by on our end... In the blink of an eye we are almost half way through April and planning for Mother's Day and summer weddings!

With Spring in full 'er... swing πŸ˜‰ - it is so nice to get outside and enjoy some of our favorite activities.  Jonny and I love heading to the par 3 golf course near our house to get out for a quick round during the week.  I used to appreciate golf a little more and had the patience for a whole round of 18 at a regulation course, now a quick round at the par 3 is perfect for me!  For us, it is the best of all worlds... we get to enjoy the sunshine, a nice little walk, Jonny gets to practice his short game, and I get a few swings in myself, all while spending quality time together which is always important.  

Southern Proper has become one of my favorite retailers for both Jonny and me... I really wish we had a store closer.  I am so excited they have just launched their first full women's spring collection - and it is adorable!  It is perfectly appropriate for a round of golf with your guy, or lunching with your girl friends.  I have been wearing this pink gingham popover more than any shirt this spring! I love a good button up as it is, but this one combines all of my favorite aspects of a structured shirt.... pink, gingham, and a great collar (also in blue here).  I also love that they carry the scolloping throughout the line making each piece so feminine and a little flirty.   My white skirt could not be more comfy and the length is a little longer making it more day time appropriate (also in chambray here).  The shoes (mine here) are so comfortable and all of the various patterns (love these for 4th of July!)  are so fun and festive!  Whenever I wear them I get stopped to find out where they can be purchased.

Quick reminder: today is the last day of the Shopbop 25% off sale (use code: inthefam) a few of my favorite everyday items are still available: like these distressed white jeans (seen here) which I often pair with my pink popover! My favorite sunnies (the blue mirror is sold out, but still available in red/orange).  Also, this beautiful Alice and Olivia top (worn in NYC here) that is the perfect staple blouse for all seasons!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

xo

This post is in collaboration with Southern Proper. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!