Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Day Bar Cart

I was so excited to team up with Roxy from Society Social as part of a new series on her blog. We first started brainstorming ideas because I didn't know what I would use a bar cart for. I love bar carts and think they're super cute and such a fun trend for apartments... but I don't really drink. I don't keep alcohol in my apartment. (Actually, I had a bottle of champagne from a Kate Spade party in my apartment and it was perfect for NYE since I hadn't thought to actually get anything beforehand.)

I've been on the fence about getting a bar cart, but Roxy convinced me that they don't need alcohol. And, wouldn't you know, she's right!!! It's the perfect little addition to my apartment. We decided that putting together a girlfriends' Valentine's Day party (with a decorated cart) would be perfect. I had so much fun planning it.

To keep things real, I had a Week the week we were planning on shooting it. (A Week where everything was going on... and everything was going wrong, so I was #stressed.) I didn't get a chance to go shopping for the shoot until the night before. A couple of my ideas fell to the wayside considering I simply hadn't given myself enough time. Then I dealt with a personal problem that night and there were hours of tears (hence why my face is not included in any of the pictures), which meant I was up all night getting my apartment cleaned and the bar cart decked out. Twoish hours of sleep and I was back out to finish getting a few more things.

But it all came together.

And I love how it ended up. Hope you love it too!!! It really got me in the mood for February and Valentine's Day! (And I have been craving doughnuts ever since...)




Don't let those puppy dog eyes fool you. He looks like he was used as a prop/ploy, but he really just didn't want to be left out. We tried keeping him in my bedroom, but the little guy wouldn't have it! Although, I must admit, he does add a certain charm to the photos, no?


FEATURING: Hayworth Bar Cart (c/o Society Social)

Cake Stand: Fishs Eddy

Cake Pops: Shipped with love from Meesh!

Doughnuts: Dunkin' Donuts (honestly, try to beat the pink frosted doughnuts from DD... you just can't.)

Nesting Boxes: Kate Spade x Lifeguard Press (c/o)

Coffee Sign: Rue La La

Rug, Striped Pillows, and Couch: Gilt

Polka Dot Pillows: Whitlock & Co

J. Crew Dress (old, but here's the skirt!), Target tights (old), Kate Spade heels (old, but similar!)

xoxo

PS Humongous thanks to Roxy and Lawrence, her amazing brother, who took the photos!

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30 comments :

  1. This is adorable!

    Can you do an updated apartment tour soon?

    xo
    AJ | TheAJMinute

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  2. Wow! This is adorable & totally magazine-spread worthy. And Teddy is just the icing on the cake (or doughnut in this case)!

    xo, K
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  3. Love this! Your apartment is coming together so nicely!

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  4. This is even a better bar cart! I don't drink either and I would pick pink donuts over alcohol anyday! P.S Teddy is just too cute!

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  5. I love this, and of course I'm going to let those puppy eyes fool me, he's too cute!

    http://loriscreativity.blogspot.com/

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  6. Bright and fun, but not clashy! Diggin that couch. But the bar cart is fantastic - I was actually wondering what I could do with a bar cart if I don't have alcohol to put on it! Super trendy ideas.

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  7. SO cute! And love mom's "poppin" cake pops. Beautiful!

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  8. Love your cart and those pictures are adorable. And I love that polka dot dress you are wearing, where did you get it?

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  9. Oh I love it! I love bar carts in general, but haven't even really considered purchasing one as my booze consumption is pretty limited. Doughnuts, however, that is far from limited :)

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  10. I love this and love the idea of having a bar cart without alcohol! I have honestly never been interested in a drinking so it is nice to see something like this!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  11. I love everything about this post: the photography, the bar cart with the sweet treats and your outfit!

    kira
    {apairofchicpearls.blogspot.com}

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  12. I love how the bar cart turned it! All the sweet on it look amazing!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  13. Love love love the pink couch. Daydreaming about where I could put one in my house...and a Teddy too. :)

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  14. This is the cutest shoot! I love the couch and the bar cart, and it's adorable that you guys were able to use it for a different purpose. Love your outfit too. And Teddy fits in perfectly, he's too cute.

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  15. Where are the plates from? They look like paper the way they are stacked on the right, but I've never seen ones with gold trim!

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  16. Wow it looks absolutely amazing! You're just the cutest. Can't wait to make my own bar cart when I get my own place!

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  17. This cart is so cute!! You did a great job. sometimes the best things get pulled together at the last minute. And the little dog in the pictures makes it so cute :) My cat would've done the same thing. she cannot stand not being in the middle of everything! haha

    daughterofasonofasailor.blogspot.com

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  18. Darling! And the pink couch is just adorable!

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  19. This is the absolute best! The whole spread came out fabulous, but those shoes are killing me. Need!

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  20. This is adorable. Teddy definitely adds a certain charm to the photos.

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  21. Such a great idea! So many cute decorations. Also, love the doubled polka dots with your dress and tights!

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  22. This literally looks like a Kate Spade ad! So pretty!

    xx

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  23. love this! i don't drink either but love bar carts. i think i may need one and turn it into a dessert cart!

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  24. The coffee sign is so so cute!

    -Regina
    preppy-go-lucky.blogspot.com

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  25. Your living room has so much personality! So cute!

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  26. WOW! We spy our striped pillows and they look sooo cute! But really, EVERYTHING is cute here. Thanks for the support through GILT! xoxo

    http://www.denydesigns.com/collections/art-products/at-dazzle-apartment

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  27. My room is the exact same color palette! Cream, gold, hot pink, and shades of blue. You can check it out here: http://leonafallas.blogspot.com/2016/04/step-inside-my-apartment.html

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