Inpsiration, Style, What to Wear

Inspire Me | Lauren with Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up

Chic to Chic Blog | Photos by Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

I’ve been inspired by so many bloggers, friends and creatives all around me. Denver is filled with some downright geniuses in the creative world. I’m always discovering new and exciting artists as I slowly dip my foot into this pool of Denver Creatives.

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All Photos by Lauren Tien

But there’s a special creative I’d like to introduce you to, Lauren. Lauren is the writer behind Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up, several blogs and articles in Darling Magazine and her newest venture, Nellie Magazine. We met through blogging, in particular, the day it snowed on May 1st  here in Denver. We both posted pictures on Instagram – soon finding out we lived just blocks from each other at the time! That turned into a coffee date I won’t soon forget.

After reading her blog and articles on Darling, I built up this image in my head of who this amazing Lauren would be! She was that and so much more. I felt an instant connection to her in that little coffee shop. She is one of the kindest people I know. She’s a lady in every sense of the word, but with a bohemian twist. She is an incredible listener, friend and I never cease to feel completely encouraged after time spent with this precious gal. So, today I wanted to share her, her blog in hopes that her beautiful writing and ability to share in a raw, selfless way will encourage you as much as it has me.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Celebrate Good Times, What to Wear

A Blues Party!

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

This past weekend, we celebrated my birthday and Matt’s birthday. Mine was on the 14th and Matt’s was the same day as the party, the 16th! We settled on blue as the theme and ran with it! I have to say, it was a fabulous! From the clothes we wore, to the drinks, to the rock candy – all shades of blue. We decided to have it at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. We had our party there last year and it was such a hit, we decided to go for it again. The museum has an incredible rooftop café and that’s where the party took place. The food was incredible and the cake was sweet! We ate our rock candy, had good conversation, posed with our photo props and made the best of memories! My amazingly talented friend, Lauren from Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up was so wonderful and captured so many special moments. She even did a mini photo session after the party for our Christmas cards and did a little feature on her blog today! So, without further adieu, enjoy our Blues Party!

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

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Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Blues Party | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

And that friends was our Blues Party. Our annual parties mean the world to me – to be able to bring together all of our closest friends from different areas of our lives, treat them to a party that gives them an experience and opportunity to explore something they might not otherwise, like the MCA. On our birthdays, we like to love on our friends, spoil them a bit and let them know how thankful we are to have them in our lives. Good friends are hard to come by and best friends, even harder, but I tell ya – we were surrounded by some of the best Saturday afternoon. I hope they had as good of a time as we did. We made memories that will last and genuinely had the best of times. So thank you friends for taking time out of your day to celebrate with us and for letting us treat you to a little bit of blues and fun!

Happy Monday, Friends!

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Inpsiration

Put a bow on it!

Today I want to share with you some of my favorite hair accessories from some of my favorite stores. I’m always awed by the beautiful, detailed and elegant hair pieces found around the web. Whether headbands or hair pins, you can’t go wrong with one in your hair. Dress them up or dress them down, you’ll feel that extra touch of lovely in your t-shirt or in your little black dress.

Put a Bow on it| Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Like my hair? Check out Lauren’s Hair Tutorial on Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up! All my hair needs is a bow!

Anthropologie Hair Accessories | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Like this one at Anthropologie! I’m a sucker for Cheetah.

Bando Hair Accessories | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Or how about this one from Bando! Doesn’t it make you want to give your love a big SMOOCH!

J. Crew Hair Accessories | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

For a dressier affair try this one from J. Crew. Maybe you want to dress up your white t-shirt today. Go for it!

Top Shop Hair Accessories | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Put this one from Top Shop with your braid and summer will go on forever.

Free People Hair Accessories | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Stick this one in the middle for a little vintage feel from Free People.

Put a Bow on it| Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

There’s my friend’s “do” I did for our Eat. Drink. Create. event. Her hair was out of her face and she was free to enjoy the park. She chose a little bling from Anthropologie to put on the side (it’s in the shadows somewhere).

I hope you enjoyed this little round up of darling hair accessories. They’re easy and add the perfect touch to any updo or downdo, braid or twist.

Happy Monday, Friends!

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