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!)