Inspired by: Eyeballs

I’ve been seeing eyeballs (and eyeball patterns) everywhere for the past couple of months –  from dresses and clutches to jewelry and ceramics to stationery! My husband thought I was completely crazy when I first mentioned this new trend, but I keep seeing more and more of this quirky pattern as we get further into summer. I think it’s so fun!

Trendspotting Eyeballs OSBP Inspired by: Eyeballs

1. Idlewild Co.; 2. Eye Talisman necklace via Need Supply; 3. Xenia Taler mug via LEIF; 4. Wink clutch; 5. Eye print; 6. Roxy Marj clutch; 7. Gorman platter; 8. The Good Twin Co.

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Inspired By: Watermelons

It definitely feels like summer has arrived here in DC, and with it watermelon season! Which is good news for this pregnant lady. We may have just celebrated an entire day dedicated to the donut, but I’m pretty sure watermelons are getting ready to have their day in the sun – they were everywhere at the National Stationery Show! So with temperatures climbing ever higher, today I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite watermelon stationery items (and a few non-stationery items, too)!

Watermelon Stationery Round Up OSBP Inspired By: Watermelons

1. + 2. Yellow Owl Workshop card + pendant; 3. + 4. Hello!Lucky; 5. Hartland Brooklyn temporary tattoos; 6. Watermelon screenprint; 7. Idlewild Co. notecard set; 8. Watermelon printable ice cream cone wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

p.s. DIY watermelon piñata, DIY watermelon tote bag, and DIY watermelon welcome mats!

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Inspired By: Spring Florals

Spring has long been my favorite season, and that’s even more the case after spending the last 10+ years in DC. I love the way our neighborhood suddenly bursts into color with cherry blossoms, dogwood trees, lilacs, and azaleas all in bloom. These days, I’m feeling particularly inspired by spring colors and floral patterns, from jewelry to stationery to home decor.

Inspired By Spring Florals Inspired By: Spring Florals

1. Prismera necklace; 2. Rifle Paper Co. botanical journals; 3. Sycamore Street Press; 4. Anthropologie wallpaper; 5. Moglea; 6. Caroline Gardner noteblock set

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Inspired By: Rose Gold

Since we’re already on the subject of beautiful metallic foil today, I couldn’t help but think of my current favorite metallic hue: rose gold! Don’t get me wrong, I still love gold, silver, and copper, but there’s something so soft and romantic about rose gold. I just can’t get enough, from jewelry to stationery to utensils. I’m looking forward to seeing lots, lots more beautiful rose gold over the coming months!

Inspired By Rose Gold Inspired By: Rose Gold

1. Seesaw (sadly no longer available); 2. Re: Coco from New York; 3. Rose Gold Foil Coasters by For Your Party for the 2013 Paper Party, photo by Charlie Juliet Photography; 4. West Elm; 5. Smock; 6. Kate Spade

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Inspired By: Classic Black + White

I love all things metallic and sparkly during the holidays (and pretty much the rest of the year), but there’s something about winter that draws me to the crisp combination of black and white. It’s hard to go wrong with black and white, whether your style is classic or modern, sophisticated or whimsical. And there’s something romantic in the combination when sweet motifs like ribbons and hearts or a pretty script font are added to the mix.

Inspired By Classic Black White Inspired By: Classic Black + White

1. Sugar Paper note cards; 2. Ferm Living tree skirt; 3. Bailey Doesn’t Bark chalk card; 4. Virginia Johnson shawl; 5. Humunuku muslin bags; 6. We Heart Paper save the date

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