08.15.16

IT’S A PARTY!

i feel like i’m on a never ending hunt for the perfect party dress! i don’t naturally gravitate towards buying more formal options because it feels frivolously to buy a nice dress without a specific occasion but then i do have an occasion and i have nothing to wear and end up either buying something too expensive because i’m in a pinch or wearing something i don’t like and feeling uncomfortable all night. so in an effort to avoid that situation in the future here are some ASOS finds that i’m eyeing…

party dresses | designlovefest

this sweet little lace number, love the ruffled trim and contrasting ribbon detail.

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obsessed with this classy, ivory crochet dress

party dresses | designlovefest

a structured fit with a ruffled shoulder and under $80!

party dresses | designlovefest

it’s not secret that the 70’s boho style has made a big come back and this feminine and floaty dress is the ideal combo of sophistication and style.

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this funky embroidered dress is so fun!

party dresses | designlovefest

keep it simple with this long sleeved floral frock!

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for your very fancy parties, try this red embellished stunner

party dresses | designlovefest

loving the classic style of the drop waist with the update mustard hue (and her white manicure!).

party dresses | designlovefest

a classic length dress with a modern touch of off the shoulder!

party dresses | designlovefest

did someone say garden party? the pleated skirt with the 70’s floral print makes this one a total win.

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black lace mini, i’m into you.

party dresses | designlovefest

last one, for when you want to pull out all the stops!

08.15.16

MOVIE NIGHT!

movie night | designlovefest

i’ve been waiting for so long to share this with you! about two months ago, i hosted a movie night with joss & main and it turned out to be one of my favorite events that i’ve ever hosted. i was super inspired by our trip to kyoto and i wanted to take some of that inspiration for the event. we hosted the evening in natalie’s back yard and decked the place out in items we selected items from joss & main. the nice thing about their site is that they have such a huge selection of different brands that you can really find almost any type of style you’re looking for when it comes to home goods. and, you can shop all of the pieces i used to create the movie night, here!

movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest

one of my favorite parts of my trip to japan was the fact that when you went to some of the restaurant they would bring you a tray of sake cups and let you select your own style, color, etc. i wanted to carry that theme through and natalie made the most beautiful selection of ceramic sake cups that the guests were able to pick from and take home, it was such a great touch. my studio is located right next to little tokyo in los angeles so we shopped the local supermarket for all sorts of fun Japanese treats.

movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest
movie night | designlovefest

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08.12.16

WEEKEND AT HOME / 28

decorating your entryway | designlovefest

you know that part of the house where mail, keys, and shoes pile up and we never want to think about it? it’s the space we always overlook and dump our things when we get home: the entryway. the reality is that the entryway is the first space you see when you get home, so it should make you feel relaxed and at ease rather than stressed and unorganized. use these ideas to spruce up your entryway this weekend. here’s a hint: baskets and hooks are your best friend. start with the essentials: a rug, basket, a table or bench, a light (get even more table lamp ideas from this post!), and somewhere to tuck away all of the things we come home with. have fun making your entryway a happy place to come home to! – erika

decorating your entryway | designlovefest
decorating your entryway | designlovefest
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decorating your entryway | designlovefest
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want more interior inspiration? check out these posts:

area rugs under $500
top table lamps
declutter with storage baskets
pretty kitchen towels

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08.11.16

ROSE INFUSED VODKA

rose infused vodka | designlovefest

we have some seriously talented remote contributors here at designlovefest and i absolutely love sharing the content they create. it’s such an honor to work with so many incredible women! today’s post is from sarah from bird dog wedding with beautiful images from kristen kilpatrick. sarah produced this gorgeous post on naturally dyeing fabric and she’s back today with another equally stunning post on infused vodka!

rose infused vodka | designlovefest

“The end of summer is fast approaching and we’ve been trying to soak up every last minute of it! Our favorite way to slow down and enjoy these long sunny days is getting  together with a great group of friends to sip on a refreshing cocktail to beat the heat.

Playing around with different cocktail recipes and ingredients is always fun, but I thought I would kick it up a notch this summer with a DIY vodka infusion! It’s a playful and easy way to personalize your drinks and give them a unique twist. You can tailor the infusion to your specific taste and preference since you can infuse vodka with almost anything! Some great flavors to try are lemon, watermelon, blueberry, basil, mint, lavender, jalapeños, or even vanilla. Since I’m a sucker for all things floral I thought I’d give a rose infusion a try. It was such an easy process and turned our vodka the prettiest shade of peachy pink with delicate floral notes.”Sarah

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rose infused vodka | designlovefest

What you’ll need:
For the Vodka Infusion:
• 4 cups vodka
• 4 tbsp organic dried rose petals

For the Cocktail:
• 1/2 oz. simple syrup
•  1/2 oz. rose water (optional)
• 2 oz. rose infused vodka
• 2 oz. grapefruit Juice
•  4 oz. tonic Water

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rose infused vodka | designlovefest

• To create your rose infused vodka simply combine dried rose petals and vodka in a clean airtight container and let sit for at least 24hrs or up to a week depending on how strong you prefer. I chose a ratio of about 1 tablespoon rose petals to 1 cup vodka. To note- choose a high quality vodka that you enjoy drinking but keep in mind that the higher the alcohol content the stronger the infusion will be. I sourced the organic dried rose buds and petals from my local grocery stores bulk tea section.

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• Once I was satisfied with the strength of the infusion I strained out the rose petals and transferred my vodka to a nice bottle. I decided to go one step further and create a sticker label for a personalized touch. I simply used a floral stamp I had on hand and wrote the name of the infusion and date on the label. I really loved this little handmade element! And it would make the infusion such a nice gift!

rose infused vodka | designlovefest
rose infused vodka | designlovefest

• Now, for the cocktail combine the vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, tonic water, and rose water in a chilled glass filled with ice. Add some rose petals for garnish, stir, and enjoy!”

Sarah Reichardt for Bird Dog Wedding
Photography by Kristen Kilpatrick
Kitchen by Claire Zinnecker Design

08.11.16

DRESS YOUR TECH / 156

dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest

marissa huber made these cool patterns for us this week! loving the color scheme and cool shapes. click through below to download these…

dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest
dress your tech: marissa huber | designlovefest

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