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February Inspiration


Happy February 1st! At the beginning of November, I wrote a post on my inspirations for the month, and even though I really loved that post, I totally forgot about it for December and January. Regardless, I’m picking it up again for this month, and hopefully will remember it for the upcoming months as well! These are the pictures that are getting me revved up for February, and the ones I’m sure I’ll be referring back to all month long for inspiration.

Wedding inspiration: I think this is one of my all-time favorite centerpieces. It’s traditional, but the way the flowers are arranged sticking out at different heights makes it look unmistakably modern. Combine that with red and pink, a super trendy color blocking pair that happens to be perfect for Valentine’s Day month, and you get a look that I just love. Picture by VUE Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Fashion inspiration: I have tons of black and white staples, and since they don’t seem quite right in the summer, I’m planning to get as much use out of them now as I can. Basics in interesting silhouettes, plus pops of color, keep the look anything but boring!  Picture via Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Interior design inspiration: What a perfect, girly-but-not-frilly living room! Between this picture and the black and white striped linens I featured in last week’s love list, this graphic print is definitely growing on me. Also, I really want that coffee table. Picture via Little Green Notebook.

Foodie inspiration: My top two favorite qualities in desserts are uniqueness and indulgence-factor. These chocolate-dipped lavender shortbread cookies definitely fit the bill on both accounts! I tried lavender chocolate for the first time at Austin’s Junior League Christmas Market, and I loved how interesting and sophisticated it tasted. I can’t wait to try baking these! Recipe by freutcake for Forgiving Martha.

Holiday inspiration: Sweet, simple, classic, and a touch whimsical. Just the way I like it! If I can use those four words to describe Valentine’s Day this year (albeit a belated Valentine’s Day, due to that whole long distance relationship thing :P), it’ll be perfect. Picture by Alea Lovely via The Wedding Chicks.

What’s inspiring you at the beginning of this new month? Happy February!








  1. I love it all, but I have to say my favourite is that girly-chic office! Black and white w/ pink, peonies–yes, please!:)

  2. Dana says:

    love the big flower centerpiece and the little ones next to it. makes the centerpiece easier to take home!

  3. Natalie says:

    Your inspiration images are so gorgeous! I really want to try that chocolate lavender shortbread.

  4. I Love February – so much pretty inspiration! And those lavender shortbread cookies are on my “must try” list!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  5. Lena says:

    What wonderful inspiration for the new month! I’m inspired by party planning for the office–lots of golden bubbles all around!

  6. Kristen says:

    oohh i like everything!

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