Monday, June 25, 2012

Morning Beauties!

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Happy Monday, lovelies!  And welcome to a brand new week!  Hope you all had an incredible weekend.

Back to a more polished existance for a few days.  It's so funny, being at the beach a few days a weeky is amazing and all but there is something very nice about coming back to normal life and the pretty things.  Not saying the beach isn't pretty.  But you know, it's a more casual beachy approach to life.

Planning on blowing my hair out, putting on a pretty dress and picking up some flowers on the way to work today.

What little ways will you make your life pretty today?

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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45 comments:

LoveT. said...

Good Morning :)
Nice Pictures!

xoxo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous. Am glad you had a fun time. I love these photos. And it's nice to get polished up again after lazing around enjoying yourself at the beach. Gives a refreshing feeling. Have a wonderful day doll xox

Val said...

Beautiful. Happy Monday - I hope you have a great week.

O said...

Happy Monday Dawn! I think picking up flowers is a nice activity for the Monday, I always like to buy some new teas on my way home :) xoxo

Sandy a la Mode said...

you are soo lucky! wish i could just pick up and go to the beach on a whim like you! :)

Anna said...

I actually know exactly what you mean .. :) What is currently making my life pretty is the fact Ive just cut down to 4 days work a week which I love..makes me veryyy content doing everything I love :) P.s those pics are to die for!! Miranda kerr is my big (not so) secret girl crush...& I NEED that lounge space . LOVE!

Anna xo
http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

Dip-tea said...

I will be visiting a nursery to pick up some blooms for my modest patio. A little bit of color can do wonders, don't you think?

I see salmon color everywhere.

PS: I know what you mean, I love the East Coast better than the West Coast for precisely this reason. Casual is good, but there is only this much I can take of it.

Love,
dip-tea.com

Julie and Lauren said...

I want to move into that house or apartment, please! XO

Adele said...

Having spent a week of pretty, I'm now faced with holiday washing & getting some food in, back to reality with a bump!!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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Adeola Naomi said...

Beautiful pictures as always!!!
Good Morning Darling!!!
Have a fabulous and creative week!!!

Debby Steele said...

The beach is wonderful but it does a number on pedicures, hair, etc. Sometimes it's good just to take a nice long shower at home and not feel sandy! xo

livesimplybyannie said...

Happy new week dear! I so know what you mean-- beach life is just a bit more low-maintenance. Both that and the prettier life have their upsides! I love that you posed that question because it's really made me think how I will add some pretty to my life this week. I'm thinking a new candle and a frame for the letter I've been wanting to mount for a long time might be it!

Samantha Green said...

i always love doing my hair properly when i've been at the beach for a while and flowers are the perfect way to add a bit of pretty to life -- i think i might pick some up on my way home :) xx

Lindsey @ be pretty said...

I know exactly what you mean... :) Normal life that you know is sometimes the best sunshine to the soul... although the beach is pretty much just as amazing, but at least you can appreciate both... and you're able to enjoy both! :) Love all the pretty sunsets you've been uploading... gorgeous post, sweets! xo

classiq said...

I had a pretty laid off weekend, so I was looking forward to an elegant start of the week. have a beautiful day, Dawn! xo

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

I like the idea of picking up flowers on the way to work.

Alexa said...

Oooh love the idea of picking up some fresh flowers! Happy start to the week, Dawn!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

happy monday to you too! fresh flowers always brighten my day. hope you're having a fabulous day, darling!


caroline @ patagonia gifts and jewelry

Dancing Branflake said...

After this post, I think some fresh flowers and butt exercises are in order.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ahh beautiful flowers are always a great way to start the day!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ahh beautiful flowers are always a great way to start the day!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ann said...

Fresh flowers never fail to add beauty in my life,
and of course a new bag and heels would too.

B. in the Know said...

Now that I am back from frolicking in the mountains and being in touch with my inner hippie, I threw on a fun new dress and blazer to polish me up for the office. Hope your day is off to a great start!!
Much love,
B

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

You are doing an amazing work with your blog honey. I adore it!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I agree! I love being at the beach, but then there is something just extra great about coming back, taking a shower, and putting on some cute heels! I do love the finer things. :):) Also need to say congrats Dawn!! You won my Belina giveaway! When you get a chance, could you please email me your address - inspirationsinitaly@gmail.com :)

xoxo
Rachel

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love these images and the pop of purple/pink flowers! It's so true, it's great to get back to the civil things after time at the beach--I'm getting roots touched up and my nails done today :)

xo Mary jo

shop my closet! said...

your blog is great! I have to pin some of these photos :)
just lovely

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pretty pink tulips said...

Would you believe I've been ironing?! With the most wonderful scented ironing water. Nothing like sleeping on a fragrant, pressed pillow case for beauty rest! :)

Happy Monday, Dawn!
xoxo Elizabeth

Taj Acosta said...

Hope you have a great week dear! xx

Laura said...

Sounds like a perfect way to start the week. There's nothing like fresh flowers :)

Laura xo

Lonely Wife Project said...

There's nothing like a good blowout to make you feel glamorous!

ijinku said...

That's a pretty flower arrangement with the sweet peas.

Inner Outer Beauty said...

I totally agree with you, I love coming back to routines and every day life from weekends. I need the contrasts:) you seem to have the perrrfect mix! xoxo Caroline

Jennifer said...

Lovely photos!

xo Jennifer

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The Now said...

Gorgeous pics!! Love that last room!! xoxo

Leslie said...

I believe to fully appreciate the wonderful vacation or free time, we need to experience life with dead-lines and commitments. After all that beach time :) it feels wonderful to blow the hair out and get dressed, right?

Enjoy your week Dawn!

leslie

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Miranda Kerr... she looks beautiful in that picture. :)
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the beach, Dawn. I love getting dressed up too to lift my spirits!
Oh, I hope you'll check out my blog today. I nominated you for an award! :)
xoxo

Style, She Wrote said...

Great pictures! Sounds like a lovely weekend! All this sunshine is making my day very purty. xo style, she wrote

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

purchasing a pretty dress always makes me feel pretty. during the summer i keep it pretty with a fresh mani pedi every 2 weeks. (love that shellac lasts a good two!)

sorry i haven't been by in a while, I have lots of catching up to do! been a frantic and lazy summer all the same. I had so much fun at dinner with you, I want to do it all over again stat! Next time J must come!!

Glam Fashionista said...

I do love going to the beach but I will have to agree I also love to come back to the city. I did have a good massage today and mani and pedi.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Sounds like a gorgeous weekend!

Loving that last image especially, the armchair is bananas!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh honey, mondays are never pretty around here (c; I don't know what it is about mondays that just make them *MESSY*! Of course this post just raised the pretty quotient exponentially (c;

Bag Braggers said...

the plush couch can really make a difference in a plain living room,thanks for sharing deco ideas

Elle Sees said...

Oh I love some Miranda!

gothic lolita dresses said...

Gorgeous photos!
Hope you have a good time!