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Monday, June 11, 2012

Week 22-23: Don't Miss 'Ems!

It's been one of those weekends where I played hookie from my chores and now I'm up past midnight doing laundry and blogging - but that sentence isn't meant to be read in a whiny tone. The sun was going strong in Portland today, so after meeting up with some friends for brunch I walked down to the waterfront to check out the navy ships (full of sailors) docked here for a short duration of the summer Rose Festival. It's called "Fleet Week" and it's kind of a big deal to all the single ladies. After snapping about 45 photos of the ships (that kind of all look the same), the beaming sun forced me to continue being unproductive and I met up with some friends at Laurelhurst Park, which was packed. And luckily, the best kind of packed: Portland's circus crowd was casually practicing their seven-at-a-time hula hooping skills and monkey climbing gravity-defying circus yoga skills. Picture a an awkward game of Twister + cheerleading + Jenga. You should come visit Portland some time, we clearly know how to have fun here!

And last but not least, below is some of my favorite inspiration from the past two weeks! Hope everyone has a fantastic Monday. :)

this darling London dining room featured in Elle Decor via Spicer + Bank 

this funky, Madonnaesque piled-on jewelry worn by Jen at Made By Girl

this simple summer tables spread via Emily A. Clark 

 this cool DIY invite by Design for Mankind

this effortlessly chic ensemble via Fashion Gone Rogue

this serene bedroom at Byron View Farm in New South Wales discovered at Concrete and Honey

this I'm-totally-nerding-out-right-now (sorry I'm not sorry) satellite image map via A Lot of Moving 

this spectacular marble bathroom via Because I'm Addicted 

 this delightful Parisian bedroom designed by Robert Couturier via The Decorista

this jaw-dropping (oldie but goodie) Balmain dress via Pretty Ugly Design

this enchanting Greek architecture via La Vita Dolce

this cheery London kitchen featured on Bright Bazaar

this whimsical "small world" artwork by Kristina Klarin

 this delicate pastel skull top via Wild Things Run Fast

this awesome sitting area designed by Lori Andrews via Designwali

this life of the party high-waisted Mara Hoffman bikini via Raney Town

this dark and alluring living room via The Decorista

What was the best part of your weekend?

13 comments:

  1. You're putting a pretty hard sell on Portland... and convincing me. I spent this weekend trying to avoid the sun, there's no running from it in Texas though

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    1. Whenever we have that rare heat wave in Portland... sometimes over 100 degrees.... I'm wishing I was back in Texas where people actually have AC!

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  2. very nice pics!! i loved the one about greek architecture!! as i am greek!! kisses

    thebowgirlstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, you lucky lady! Greece is on my list of places to visit... it's so gorgeous. And Greek food isn't too bad either! ;)

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  3. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! :)

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    1. It was! Any weekend spent outside = fun when you are accustomed to rain all the time!

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  4. So much amazing eye candy! Inspiring! :)

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    1. I'm glad! :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the colours of those invites, coral and turquoise is my favourite.

    Lotts @ Lottsand Lots x

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    1. Yeah! I think it screams "SUMMER!"

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  6. Amberly, thank you so much for including my small world in this inspiring post!!!

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    1. You're welcome! I thought it was so cool and wanted to share with others! :)

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