three things.

picked these beauties up on an evening walk. they wanted to say, “in case you didn’t know…autumn is on its way!!!”

found this on pinterest this week. love the simplicity of the styling. so carefree and so chic. and someone needs to buy me those sunnies.

lovely time with lovely friends. love you, courtney and ashlee.

the weekend.

On Friday, Jeremy and I grabbed lunch with our friend Connor at the Nashville Farmers Market before the crazy weather hit downtown Nashville.

Since we have experienced enough tornado weather in our lifetimes, Jeremy and I decided to make a spontaneous trip to Clarksville, where there was no threat of the serious weather. It was crazy. Nashville was getting attacked with golf ball sized hail, rain, straight line winds, and possible tornadoes and 40 minutes north-west, it was perfectly sunny. Crazy, I tell ya.

Thanks to the weather, we got to hang out with our family and eat some yummy sushi. Later that night, we watched Hugo. If you have not seen this movie, you should. It was such a sweet movie and definitely deserving of all the awards it won at the Oscars.

On Saturday morning, Jeremy and I got to spend the morning with some of our very best friends, Chris and Emily and their absolutely beautiful three month old daughter Ruth. She is the sweetest baby alive and when she smiled at me, I almost had a panic attack I was so happy. Highlight moment right there. You better believe that I am one proud “aunt”. Wish that we could see each other every day.

My mom’s daffodils were in full bloom. Aren’t they beautiful? If they don’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.

We also got to get a milkshake with Caitlin. Thank you Steak and Shake. We love you.

I hope that you also had a wonderful weekend. This week is going to be all about Spring cleaning, going through closets, drawers, and everything else in preparation for our new house. Our closing date is a month away! Yay! We literally cannot wait.

Do you give your house a spring cleaning? What is your favorite thing to do? Any tips?

Happy Monday, M.

the loveliest little bridal shower.

This past week, my mom, Adair, and I got to co-host a shower with some friends for our friend Lauren, who is getting married this summer. We had the best time planning it and it turned out beautifully (if we do say so ourselves)! Adair and I have known Lauren since the 6th grade and we are so happy for her special destination day this summer. Here is a little peak at our lovely brunch shower!

XO, Mary

mad men party

ok, confession, like the rest of the world i am absolutely obsessed with amc’s mad men. there is something about these deplorable characters that is extremely intriguing and entertaining. last season’s finale has me in a state of high anticipation of the upcoming season. AND COME ON- janie bryant works magic with the costumes.

well, my friend becca (whose birthday happens to be today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) threw an incredible mad men party in honor of out infatuation with the mad men/ advertising era.

when i walked into her apartment i felt like i had stepped back in time. she and her mom have impeccable taste in anything vintage (and not the kitschy stuff!) and a collection that is every girl’s dream. the dishes, the linen, everything all looked like it came straight out of betty draper’s cabinet. she even made a period worthy jello out of a mold.

and one of the best things– EVERYONE dressed the part. sometimes with parties like this some people don’t feel comfortable dressing up. but everyone did and it made the night seem all the more like we’d stepped back in time.

 jamie and me

some of the girls

louise, becca and me ( aren’t their dresses fabulous– i was super jealous!)

logan, jamie and reed

doin’ the twist and shout

and of course a polaroid to commemorate the night!

all in all, becca knows how to throw a party – even if its set decades before.

(photos via adair mcgregor and becca allen)