Brew Flow Whatcha Need to Know for Styling your Registry

registry strawberries cutting boardOkay. So to be completely honest, one of our favorite things that we had to do wedding related was do our registry. (the other was plan the honeymoon 😛 ). Although we still missed the mark on a few things– and there lies the inspiration for this post!

Here are some tidbits to keep in mind before you yourself become a scan-happy wizard. 😉

  1. Style It. Yep. Know what your general theme is for your flat or home and stick to that. Or stick to what it will be post-wedding. i.e.: don’t register for a Spanish styled serving plates as well as modern chic. Chances are you will not keep both and while both lured you in at the Bloomies, there is only one that really works with your interior vibe.
  2. Serving Ware. Speaking of serving ware – I am so glad I registered for plenty of it because I got the exact amount I think we need (for now ! ). If you love to entertain but do not have any pretty bowls or platters, here. is. your. Chance.!!!
  3. Neutrals. Part of the reason we didn’t struggle that much with picking a style is because we picked neutrals and moderns. We already have plain white plates, bowls, etc. (other wise this would be my suggestion) but we still went with a soft blue that came in funky shapes. Most of our serving wear is wood, marble or slate.
  4. Know Whatcha Will Use. This is where we went pah. We were soo happy to be scanning that we decided to register for china. This is what you do on a wedding registry right!?! Meh. Maybe for some people. But knowing that we are going to be flat dwellers for some time with minimal space and a more rustic modern vibe – it just didn’t make sense once we had it all to keep it. Well first, we didn’t get a full set and we pretty much agreed we were not up for shellin out the cash to finish it and then we realized, ummm where are we putting all this? So back to Bloomies it went. It wasn’t a total loss since people love gifting china and we got a fat gift card now from Bloomies – buttt we probably could have saved ourselves the headache of the return if we would have nixed it all together.
  5. Treat Yo Self. Okay.. this is something we knew going in and believe me – we did not hold back. Buttt some people need a little reminding. Even if you already have something, don’t be afraid to ask for an upgrade! My favorite gift that we received is my new coffee maker. (thanks, Dr. Wilson!!)

 

Buttt we didn’t go entirely wrong. We nailed the “treat yo self” portion and ended up getting these amazing shun knives! Amazing, although I do still refuse to touch them. Japanese steal is sharp.

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And while a lot of women I know are swooning over their Kitchenaid mixers (we also got one of those!); I am in loveeee with my Kitchaid coffee pot. You can watch while it percolates which I find to be super cool and every last part of it breaks down easily so it gets shiny and clean after every use. (whudup OCD?!)

registry coffee put and knife set

registry coffee pot percolating

Knives and coffee pot are from here; while the cutting board and bowl pictured at the way top are from here.

>>> Kate

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But I Do Love Color

 

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Why, hello! I have to say I have been thinking more and more about home decor and defining my own preferred space vibe. It was kind of weird after I moved out of my parents home. It was sorta like I took on their style and thennn it was sort of like I put everything in a room that I liked. A little rustic italian blended with some trendy industrial, anyone? anyone? haha. It wasn’t quite a style but more a hodge podge of erraythang I found attractive. Now at 27 I feel like I have finally started to shape what my style is. bout time, eh? Sooo on that same token, I finally got around to redoing one of our main shelves to reflect the bright colors and wood tones that we love (at least for now……..dun dun dun!!).

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why yes, that candle DOES say “mmm… Nice Melons” & you may find it here.

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blurry iPhone pics for the win!!

So there is some small snazzin’ with a few items we already had on hand.

 

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This weekend it was all about comfort and bringing in spring while knowing it is -unfortunately- still winter.  I know I live in Florida but the struggle is still real. That is why I paired an over-sized plum color top with my pink jeans and my gray flats. The plum has the dark deep feels of winter but the pale pink is totally a Easter-is-almost-here reminder. I also accessorized with my turquoise purse I love and that has been quite the hit since I got it.

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[top: Express (bought in-store but similar here) // pants: target (old) // purse: Kate Spade (similar) // shoes: Nordstrom Rack (bought in-store)]

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Since there were zero prints in this look I had no fear in pairing up all the different bright colors. I definitely felt put together but absolutely comfy as we blitzed around the mall and on our different errands.

Have you switched up your closets yet for spring?

xo-kate

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