I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

August Inspirations


August is always an exciting month for me! My mom, my brother, and one of my sisters are celebrating birthdays, summer school is finally ending, and at the end of the month, I’ll be starting the fall semester living with three of my lovely friends. I’m planning to cram as many fun summer activities as I can into August, including dressing up in bright colors and patterns, eating lots of fresh produce (and birthday cake), and of course, admiring and sharing the prettiest of summer weddings. Here are a few inspirations for the month!

Clockwise from top left: Tine and Thread via Oh So Beautiful Paper| Cupcakes and Cashmere| Mowielicious| Apartment Therapy

Wedding inspiration: Gingham emulates summer picnics, so this charming invitation suite stole my heart. Bright blue gingham envelope liner, kraft paper, calligraphy, and cute stamps to boot? Yes please!

Fashion inspiration: Effortless is always best in the summer, and even though my closet is sorely lacking in the sundress department, a simple dress with a few basic accessories is a look I always admire.

Foodie inspiration: No-Bake Oreo Chocolate Cherry Tarts. A perfectly decadent way to enjoy the summer cherries that I can’t stop eating!

Interior design inspiration: A crisp, New England-inspired look is a favorite of mine, both in fashion and design. I’m in love with these white and blue cabinets, separated by some shiny white subway tile. The marble counters round everything out beautifully.

What’s inspiring you this month? Any fun plans on the horizon?








  1. Oooh, you’ll have to tell us how the cherry tarts turn out–they look divine!:)

  2. Kristen says:

    i want a no bake oreo chocolate cherry tart…..

  3. Lena says:

    Sounds like a fabulous month, and such perfect inspiration! It’s my birthday month, so I’m getting excited for cake and bubbly!

  4. Dana says:

    my plan is to get as tan as possible before i head back to the land without sun. and back to school shopping! hooray! also getting myself a present everyday of my birthday month!


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