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A little over a week ago, I co-hosted a baby shower for my wonderful college friend, Susan, who is having a baby girl.  It was held in her gorgeous and lush backyard and as you can see, the theme was “Baby-Q”.  Susan loves farm animals so we tried to incorporate animals into the decor (how cute are those goody-bags?) .  The expecting couple also love to travel so we had a framed picture of the Eiffel Tower (in pink of course) and asked all the guests to sign the ‘guestbook’.  It makes for a perfect addition to the baby girl’s nursery.  All in all, a sweet and fun afternoon celebrating Susan, her husband, and the arrival of their baby.

I recently discovered a Parisian-inspired line called Maison Jules (exclusively sold at Macy’s) and just love the entire collection, especially the dresses.  They recently had a big summer sale and I scooped up several of the dresses including the pink gingham maxi dress above.  I love it when I discover a new brand and fall in love with everything.  Fall items are in stock now so away we go shopping!

Dress – Maison Jules (pink version sold out, black version here)


A Classy Baby Shower








This weekend my closest friends threw me a beautiful and fun baby shower.  Most of the shower was a surprise up until the very end when I walked into the room.  There were creative stations setup around the room for people to take part in and the food (and drink) spread were amazing.  I couldn’t have asked for a better shower!

The shower was co-ed so most of my girlfriends brought their husbands and we also had many children–and adorable babies–join in on the party.  I have yet to collect all the pictures taken from everyone’s cameras and phones, but here are some that I have to share.

Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

Location: San Francisco

Dress: Mom’s the Word (other colors available)

Necklace: J. Crew