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Scenes From Our Weekend

Feb 4, 2013

Happy Monday Friends!  I have been in Charlotte since Wednesday visiting my family and it has lovely.   Time home soothes the soul.

When I am in town my mom and I always love to do some shopping and our favorite is hitting up consignment stores.  I scored these gorgeous vintage pink wine glasses and could not be more thrilled.  Every girl should have pink glasses.

Saturday night we attended a really fun engagement party for one of our friends, Lauren.  I rocked my red dress from Hampden Clothing with a fabulous Pave necklace that Baublebar was gracious enough to send me!  The necklace provides the perfect sparkle to any outfit, I even rocked it with a tee-shirt this weekend.
 I managed to spill everything I ate down the front of my dress.  Why is it when I am in silk I inevitably spill things??  

My mom treated me to a much needed manicure and I used Essie Power Clutch. I was so obsessed with it I bought a bottle at the nail salon.  Really the perfect grey color.

My sweet Dad, bless his heart,  told me he would take Sterling to get a haircut while mom and I got manis.  We got home and Sterling’s hair was butchered,  all of his sweet curls were chopped off.  Precisely why a man should never be in charge of haircuts.  Here is the before and after.  Makes me sad everytime I look at it.

The whole reason I came in town this week was for my sister’s baby shower on Sunday.  It was such a fun time, I am so happy for her and can’t wait to meet my sweet little nephew.  

Big Thanks to Bon Vivant Style for creating the perfect invites for me.  I adore them.  I also had Liza make Sterling’s birthday invites- if you need invites she is the girl to contact!  Her work is flawless and so original.

I wore my Rory Becca Dress  from Social Dress Shop.  I was obviously getting in the spirit of Valentines Day with my pink and red dresses this weekend:)

{Rory Becca Dress, House of Harlow Necklace}

I made my favorite cucumber sandwiches for the party.  Always a hit!

 If any of you girls are pregnant I highly recommend this baby bouncer.  It is freaking amazing.  We gave it to my sister as her shower gift.  It moves side to side and up and down instead of just back and forth.  It is so cool and sleek.   I wish I had this when Sterling was a baby. 

{MamaRoo Bouncer Seat}

Thanks to my parents I have a new wine Obsession: Cakebread Chardonnay.  Get it you won’t be disappointed.

This quote really resonated with me after dealing with some draining people recently.  Surround yourself with positive people that make you feel good about yourself not bad!


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  1. Annie says:

    love the dresses and the party invites!

    ann e

  2. Katie says:

    Loved your dresses Nat, you looked fab in both of them.

    I am obsessed with Cakebread. If you ever get to Napa, that is the winery to visit…it is amazing!!!

    I pinned that quote over the weekend….couldn't agree more!

    Have a great week!

  3. Love both dresses! You look fabulous! I wish I had the Mamaroo too, it is supposed to be amazing. If it was bigger I wouldn't mind one for myself. I'm also obsessed with any Cakebread wine. Hands down my favorite!

  4. Love it all as usual my sweet friend! Glad you had such a good and successful (those pink glasses are bananas) weekend home. I'm such a clutz with food too. I remember getting in trouble as a child for always coming home with lunch on my school blouses and I never did seem to outgrow it. Oh, well, you looked lovely!

  5. I love Cakebread wine! Yum! Your dresses are lovely! They are definitely your colors! Your eyes and skin looked amazing with them! I would be heartbroken over the curls. Crossing my fingers that they grow back! Get ready for tonight!

  6. Sarah says:

    I think his hair looks DARLING!!

  7. Cakebread cab is my all time fav wine, if only it weren't so pricey. Love the red dress, and I think Sterling's hair looks darling. Really. It'll grow some too šŸ™‚

    PS could eat that entire platter of sandwiches.

  8. Nat says:

    You look gorgeous in both dresses as usual! I always spill stuff on nice silk but never on my cheapy F21 stuff. I just wrote down the Mammaroo to remember when I go baby shopping. Sterling still looks adorable šŸ™‚

  9. Katie says:

    I like you always seem to end up with a spill when I wear silk! My latest is champagne on a silk Shoshanna dress. I took it to the dry cleaners and no luck. Just wondering if you have any tips or tricks for getting stains out of silk??

  10. tpatters5 says:

    Sterling looks cute! Nothing can take away from that darling face. You look fab in that pink dress! Great color for you! Those glasses are amaazing! What a score!

  11. So glad you enjoyed it here in Charlotte, Natalie! Do spill … what consignment stores do you love here? If you haven't been in Sleepy Poet yet, you must check it out.

  12. Awww I didn't know you were in town!!! Looks like you had so much fun!!! I loved that red peplum style dress on you, gorgeous!!! And those pink glasses are my favorite!!!

  13. 17 Perth says:

    Um–love that quote! SO true. And your dresses are adorable! Sounds like a great weekend. Sterling's hair is still pretty cute on him—I bet you were shocked though!

  14. donna says:

    You just have this natural class and glamour. You remind me so much of Gwyneth! So pretty!

  15. Haircuts are a nightmare over here, Matthew does.not.like.haircuts. But he needs one asap! The red dress is gorgeous and those sandwiches look amazing!

  16. kate says:

    ohmygosh, that sweet boy's hair:) my 11mth old's hair is getting longer and everyone is offering to take him for a haircut- i'll cut them LOL.

    we had a mamaroo and my henry hated it! I was was so bummed, i was sure he'd love it!

  17. Salima says:

    Hi Natalie,

    I just wanted to say I'm a new reader of your blog and just love it! Sterling's haircut story sounds very similar to my son's recent haircut. Men should never be in charge of haircuts, lol. Also, have you tried Cupcake wines? I am obsessed with the Angel Food flavor. They also make a Red Velvet one too that I can't wait to try.

    Have a great day!


  18. Kara Beam says:

    Would love to see your cucumber sandwich recipe! I'm always looking for good new party food for showers šŸ™‚

  19. Sounds like a great weekend! Oh, Sterling's hair:(

  20. Taylor says:

    looks like an incredible weekend – so in love with both of those dresses!


  21. If it's any consolation, my babygirl squealed when I scrolled down to the picture of Sterling with his new haircut, lol! I didn't realize she was looking at my computer, she was in her highchair eating. So, the little ladies still love him!! I'd love to know the consignment shops you hit while in Charlotte, my parents are obsessed with Consignment 1st, but that's the only one we ever go to when I visit. It can be good, just lots of furniture.

  22. What a fun weekend! Cake read is my all-time favorite!! I've been to their vineyard in Napa! Loved it! You and Matt should visit Napa, for as big of a fan of wine as you are!

  23. First – I loved your dresses. So pretty!

    You are crazy. Sterling's hair looks perfect!! Like a little male model. šŸ™‚

  24. Michaela says:

    What great wine glasses!!! I love that they're pink. I am obsessed with pink and purple goblets and glasses. You always look adorable!!

  25. You are rocking the shit out of that peplum!!

  26. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Great post! You look gorgeous as always my dear! Cakebread wine is my favorite! Love that bouncer you gave your sis! Wish I had known about it too. I hope you share your cucumber sandwich recipe. I am planning a shower for my sister and I would love to have it if you dont mind! šŸ˜‰

  27. Emily says:

    love that purple top – what a gorgeous color!! and i'm wearing power clutch on my nails today!! one of my faves!! šŸ˜‰