Wednesday, June 6, 2012

entertain me -- summer floral arrangements.

ATTAINABLE: ASOS Mini Tulip Dress with Flute Sleeves in Pastel; $66.10 There's something so retro and undeniably chic about this dress that makes it perfect for summer.  I love that the shape is clean but the pleating details make it so unique.  The pretty mint shade and fun print are icing on the cake, making this frock perfect to be paired with nude pumps and a sleek clutch for a ladylike look.
Floral arrangements are one part of entertaining that I think is so important but admittedly find stressful.  The right flowers can certainly set the tone for a party: is it a sophisticated event or a more relaxed affair?  More importantly, the wrong ones can send a totally unwanted (read: stuffy) vibe.  I'm terrible at arranging flowers but have several summertime favorites (I prefer tall, clean ones in whites and brights) that even I can usually manage, at least when kept simple.

{white hydrangeas and pink peonies -- my two favorites -- with an arrangement tutorial via}

gerbera daisies
{I find bright Gerber daisies to be so cheery and best accented by simple vases} 

{I love this chic tulip ombre effect}

mint julep cups as vases- via @Emily Schuman 
{unconventional vessels like these are fun for everyday flowers}

What are YOUR favorite summertime floral arrangements?
xo Josie
Thanks to ASOS, Cupcakes and Cashmere, FlowerDelivery, and Tasty Treats at Home for the photos.


Erika said...

Ooh, the white hydrangeas and pink peonies are GORGEOUS! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I definitely love flowers so I am always trying to come up with fabulous summer floral arrangements. So far I have only really had peonies though. xo

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love that mint dress and peonies are my favorite!!

Red Soles and Red Wine

W said...

I used to be a regular visitor to your blog. You used to comment on my old one as well (xo jessicaw whitley, don't know if you remember). It's been so long.. your blog is still just as lovely I must say..

The flower arrangements are sooo beautiful, especially the hydrangea/peonie combo. :)

kirstyb said...

last one totally my have x

meg said...

Love the daisies..makes me think of the wild flowers in Texas.

Sweet dress.

Flaviana Boni said...

Nice post!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

So pretty! Spring and summer are times that I always want to buy flowers!

Christen said...

Love that tulip display! Kind of makes me want to try one of my own :)

Cilla B said...

such a fresh print for the dress ..i like

Sophie said...

i love peonies so much! and those vases in the last photo are gorgeous x

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