The Bloom Workshop

The Bloom Workshop will forever be the best investment and most unforgettable experience I have EVER done.  The talented duo made up of Michaela Noelle and Ashley Slater founded Bloom in 2014 and have inspired and educated over 400 attendees and counting.  They allow you the confidence to make savvy and smart business decisions no matter what your passion.

"There is something so sweet about coming together in one room with a group of people who all share the same passion: creating beauty."  - bloomtheworkshop.com

Check out the feature on Style Me Pretty.

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Amy Osaba was a highlight of the workshop with her fresh sense of style on floral design.  Meeting Amy is like going out for drinks with an old friend and catching up as though no time has passed.  She also is a pretty bad ass boss lady who started from scratch and created a uber successful business out of making things look beautiful. 

 Best part was meeting new friends, like Nicole Lourie with    The Bloemist    based in LA.    Wait till we share the styled shoot we collaborated on!  Insanity.

Best part was meeting new friends, like Nicole Lourie with The Bloemist based in LA.  

Wait till we share the styled shoot we collaborated on!  Insanity.

    Dickenson Farms    provided fresh and organic lunch bags.  This 100% Veteran owned small farm is located in National City, CA.  Their market is registered organic and grows naturally & chemically free.

Dickenson Farms provided fresh and organic lunch bags.  This 100% Veteran owned small farm is located in National City, CA.  Their market is registered organic and grows naturally & chemically free.

Workshops are not only a place to fine tune your skills, but it's an environment that allows you to comfortably step outside of your box.  Watching so many other creatives work their craft, looking through mulitple eyes on how every individual see's the same image differently.  This is what makes us all unique and brings community together.  We are not competition, but allies with only the same intent and purpose. 

 
 We were spoiled with goodies every day provided from    Adorn   ,    Lulu and Georgia   ,    Box and Bow   , and more.  Every day you felt incredibly special and motivated, even by the little things.

We were spoiled with goodies every day provided from Adorn, Lulu and Georgia, Box and Bow, and more.  Every day you felt incredibly special and motivated, even by the little things.

 Styled shoots can be stressful, a bit chaotic, but all around a ton of fun.  Lauren from    The Lion House Co   . and I couldn't stop laughing while taking a photo op break on   Found Rentals   gorgeous vintage   chairs  .  

Styled shoots can be stressful, a bit chaotic, but all around a ton of fun.  Lauren from The Lion House Co. and I couldn't stop laughing while taking a photo op break on Found Rentals gorgeous vintage chairs.  

 The blooms created by    Amy Osaba    in this rainbow citrus palette will be setting trends for every boho spring and summer bride this 2017!

The blooms created by Amy Osaba in this rainbow citrus palette will be setting trends for every boho spring and summer bride this 2017!

Did we get you inspired and you are saying to yourself right now, "I have to go to this!".  Good news, there are 5 MORE workshops this year all over the country making it easy for you attend no matter where your business lives.  We may just pack our bags and join you again, because the best part is meeting and collaborating with new talent just like you.  Check out the locations and make sure to go online and secure your once in a lifetime spot.  

You can register online at Bloomtheworkshop.com.  

Photography: Ashley Slater | Event Styling: Michaela Noelle Designs | Floral Design: Amy Osaba | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Molly Jacques Illustration | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Blush By M Marie | Venue: Casino San Clemente | Coasters: LandiDesigns | Dessert: M Cakes Sweets | Rentals & Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals | Stamps: Verde Studio | Workshop: The Bloom Workshop

All photos by Forrest and J.

The Palm Springs Guide for the Fashion 'IT' Girl

When it comes to weekend getaways, Palm Springs is always on our list!  From the sun to the palm trees, the iconic mid century architecture, and being a mecca for all things vintage is what makes this a top destination on our list.  We don't hate sipping on Mai Tai's while dancing at pool parties all day either.  Hey, whatever your thing is, we love it all!  

We've put together a short list of our top 3 favorite locations to get the ultimate Palm Springs look.  Fashion is always the first thing we think about when attending any party.  You have to find that balance between looking effortless while actually trying, but not too hard, and we believe that how you dress, is how you feel!  So put on a little extra eye liner and wear the hot pink lipstick you've been dying to try, because ladies we're going out! Oh, and don't forget to always dress in theme with the event and never out dress the host showing perfect etiquette!  

With these hot stores on our radar we know the perfect destinations to find colorful threads that will be the rave of every pool and garden party on our agendas this summer.

First up...

 

1. The Fine Art of Design

The mecca of all things vintage!!!  Audrey Hepburn, eat your heart out.

The vintage hat boxes steal the scene in this candyland of vintage duds.  The boutique has collected them over the years and has become a staple and fan favorite for all visitors.  Be ready to try on and don't forget to bring your bestie because you'll want to act out the 'Sweetest Thing' movie montage with this epic selection.  From Chanel to Dior this little boutique has curated the best of the best and outshines even the swankiest department store assortment.  

 

2. The Frippery

If your vintage style is a bit more on the daring side with a hint of boho, The Frippery is your new soul sister.  These are not your typical Mrs. Roper mumu's you guys!  This little gem sits next to Cheeky's  on the 111 and will distract your hunger while you patiently wait for a table - we're food dreaming about the infamous bacon flight as we type

 This pretty baby came home with us!  What do you all think?  It's a major 90's throwback done all super hot and sexy.  Sorry Gucci, this buttery leather only set us back $150.00, which means $$$ left for shoes! 

This pretty baby came home with us!  What do you all think?  It's a major 90's throwback done all super hot and sexy.  Sorry Gucci, this buttery leather only set us back $150.00, which means $$$ left for shoes! 

 

3. Trina Turk

All right all you Kelly Golightly fans....this is your sanctuary and one stop shop for clothing, accessories, swim, and home.  Trina Turk is an iconic staple and has quintessentially captured the Palm Springs spirit in everything she creates.  

You all know we are glutens for metallic and pink over here, so basically we kicked off our shoes and posted up for awhile in our dream space.  The staff is incredibly welcoming - their wardrobes make you entirely envious - and guides you through the euphoric atmosphere room by room.  Yes, there are rooms!  You feel like you've walked into the home of Trina herself and you secretly pray she'll be nestled in a peacock chair right around the corner.  

Accessoires everywhere!!!!!  We especially loved the featured artist M. Quan with all her celestial inspired pottery and hanging wall art.  

Thats our 1, 2, 3 roundup to keep you chic and on trend with the fashion icons roaming the desert streets.  Take a break from the pool and spa and let your man play another round of golf, because you've got some shopping to do.  

All photos by Forrest and J.
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Be my Rosey Valentine

We have been loving, well more like lusting, all over the girl parties highlighted from amazing creatives all over the web.  From disco glitter to candy colored heart themes, we are totally down for a soul sister evening.  Here at Forrest and J we felt being a bit more romantic this Heart Day and creating a Rosey Metallic palette for you and your scrumptious sweetheart.  We're kicking off our heels and snuggling up under candlelight at this flirty table setting.

A shimmery tablecloth in rose gold is a bit unexpected and will make every girls heart go all a flutter.  The art deco plates are from Anthropologie were the perfect inspiration for the moody color palette of navy blues, marigolds, and dusty purples.  Keeping with a NY art deco state of mind, we loved this Kate Spade 'Manhattan Room' cheese plater hosting all our Valentine sweets.

Oh and that gold lady planter!  Oh Joy you be still our hearts with all your whimsy treasures.  She was the perfect finishing detail for our lovers sugar feast.

Getting creative with napkins can be just plain daunting -  you know you feel me out there stylists.  But this heart folded style was too much fun to resist!  Impress your boo, little sweeties, or gal pals by setting your table with these.  Check out our girl Lauren Conrads tutorial and make your own.

The barcart is the quintessential styling moment you need for any good party and in this case romantic evening.  Target always has the perfect little accessories in their dollar section that won't break the budget and keep you Pinterest festive for any occasion.  These tassels by Nate Berkus we can't get enough of lately - we may have purchased some in black too. :)  

This weekend we were in Palm Springs enjoying some much needed sun and stubbled across this gorgy gilded ballon 'PARTY' sign.  We become fast friends and brought this little guy home with us.  

Spread the love today and tell someone you love and adorn them. xo

Florals: Trader Joes / Design & Styling: Forrest & J / Dishware and glassware: Anthropologie / Party decor, neon heart: Target / Gold lady planter: Oh Happy Day for Target Sweets: Sugarfina /  Fringe napkins: Opt by No Rest For Bridget / Candlesticks, holders, rose gold tablecloth: Hobby Lobby  / Gold pineapple tumblers: The Pineapple Co.