Concrete Catwalk // Flowers & Festivals

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Music Festival Season has been in full swing these past few weeks, and while I haven’t made it to many concerts this year (except for a brief pit-stop in PHX), I’ve still been looking for ways to indulge my inner “flower child” in the midst of a big-city-setting.

…I’m talking more than just sticking a flower in my hair, and calling it a day.

Step One: Get your fanny to the nearest garden shop and splurge on a few new potted pretties to brighten up your space.  (BONUS if it happens to be the same place where Nancy Sinatra used to shop for her own blooms… Reason 947 why #ilovehoboken!)

Step Two: Create an outfit with JUST the right amount of laid-back-weekend mixed with a few little pops of city-girl-glam, for good measure.  (MORE added points if you can make it a mash-up of denim, sequins, leather sandals & shorts all in the same look!)

Keep reading for more fun flower-shop photos, along with three extra ways to take this shimmery tank from glitter girl to to free spirit in a jif.

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Trendwatch // Sweet & Sour Satchels

sweet-and-sour Shop the Trend:
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 My love for all things sweet and sour continues… These citrus-inspired handbags (some more literal than others) are begging to brighten up any Spring wardrobe with their sunny disposition and warm exterior.

(I’m trying to take a cue from those latter two tidbits as I start my Monday morning off right!)

Which one is your favorite?  I’m stuck on a four-way tie between the top row!!!  Lemon wedge clutch, for the win!

Event // Business of Blogging in AZ

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Hey Arizona Blogging-Buddies!

Popping in to tell you that I’m coming to town at the end of this month for a special Phoenix Fashion Week event that you just might be interested in… ;)

I’ll be teaching a three hour intensive on Business Strategy for Online Influencersand we’ll be covering tons of juicy information during the three hour session:

+ Creating a vibrant community and connecting with your audience
+ Consistently serving up original, value-based content
+ Setting up a well-designed site and finding the systems that work for you
+ Identifying and presenting your blog’s value & reach in a pitch kit

As an added bonus, I’m going to be reviewing the blog or website of each ticket holder before class, and I will choose a case study to have a personalized evaluation (complete with actionable feedback!) so that I can share the best and most useful guidance throughout the session.

Looking forward to connecting with readers and new friends at the event, so be sure to let me know if you’ll be able to make it, and grab your tickets here before they’re gone!

Ps. – If you aren’t in AZ and would like to learn more about my blogging + business strategy sessions, head over here and sign up to become an insider for more information!

Peppery Picks // Accompany

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Today’s Peppery Picks are all from a new-to-me shop that has me smitten…

Accompany carries a gorgeous collection of unique pieces from all over the world, and the best part is that every purchase has a purpose.

(And you KNOW how I feel about purpose.)

Check out a few of my favorites here, and thanks to the little chickadee that gave me a head’s up on such a great new spot to shop!

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Sweater // Hat // Spoons // Blanket // Opener // Clutch
Coasters // Koala // Ring // Vases // Earrings // Tote

Happy Shopping!

Concrete Catwalk // Ocean Blue

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Last morning in Kansas City, and I’m spending it the best way I know: Breakfast at my favorite spot with sweet friends, and hitting up a few vintage shops for some last minute treasure hunting.

Speaking of vintage goodies… I was so busy taking care of Sadie and trying to get out the door last week that I didn’t get a chance to share these fun photos from a feature posted on The Refined Woman last week about one of my favorite investment pieces.

Probably not surprising to see a vintage dress that incorporates pleats, metallic fabric and a flowy shape all in one…  As Mr. Pepper (and Tim Gunn) would say: “That’s a lotta look.”

And I happen to love it. :)

More fun photos (by Kat Harris) and full details after the jump!

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