Flower Chic: Berry-licious Centerpiece Idea

March 20

I love mixing seasonal produce in floral arrangements, here blackberries on the branch add texture to this pink, purple and red arrangement.

I used a mix of clematis, hyacinth, ranunculus, anenomes, sweet pea, hellebore, and blackberries to create this wild and organic look. To re-create this look:

Start with a low bowl, using clear floral tape, tape a grid across the top of the bowl. Go around the rim of the bowl with another piece of tape to secure your grid to the bowl. Begin placing the berries to create your base shape. Follow up with placing: hyacinth, hellebore, sweet pea, anenome and clematis. You will need approximately a half bunch per flower type. Happy arranging!

Flowers for the general public can be purchased here at Fabulous Florals.

Photographer: Jess Wilcox
Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance


March 19

Nothing like some blue suede shoes for wedding day! These Manolos are avaliable right here.

More blue shoesday goodness right here:

Photographer: Karen Wise

SB Chic + Joy de Vivre Spring Cleaning Sale!!!

March 18

Come on down! Sunday, March 24th, 2013, 10am to 4pm, Joy de Vivre and I are having a massive spring cleaning sale. Email me at kelly@sbchic.com, if you’d like to come and I will send you directions. We’re getting rid of containers (primarily Anthropologie, vintage, and Jamali Gardens) candles, fabric, and miscellaneous event decor. Follow me on Instagram for item details & pricing at @kellyoshiro or here.

No early birds please!

Flower Chic: Purple & Red Boutonniere

March 15

I love this simple and sweet boutonniere that matches the bouquet and doggy ring bearer ideas. To make a boutonniere, simply hold a ranunuclus, sweet pea, and clematis leaf between your fingers. Use stretchy green floral tape and wind it around the flowers. Cover with a length of ribbon and pin or hot glue to hold it in place.

Flowers can be purchased here at Fabulous Florals.

Photo: Jess Wilcox


Photographer: Jess Wilcox
Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance

Samara James Engagement Rings*

March 13

Today is all about pretty engagement rings courtesy of Samara James. The company specializes in unique diamond engagement rings and creating custom, bespoke rings (check out their video about the ring making process here).  They will create a design for free and even send a you an actual mock up ring with a cubic zirconia so you can make sure you’re getting the exact ring you envisioned. I’m particularly in love with Ursula, who doesn’t love an emerald cut diamond?

Of course if pave diamonds are more your speed, Cressida, is a great option. And for a more modern bride Mary with its galaxy of diamonds fits the bill. Hope on over to Samara James to browse their full collection, happy engagement ring shopping!

Need some tips on how to “pop the question,” here’s a great list of to do’s!

*Sponsored by Samara James.


March 12

How perfect are these green shoes for St. Patrick’s Day? Want!

More green shoesday ideas:


Photographer: Ellie GIllard

On the Rocks: Coconut-Lime Mojito

March 08

Happy Friday SB Chic readers! The weekend could NOT have come sooner for me, and today we are mixing up one of my all-time-fav concoctions-a mojito! I LOVE coconut, but some of the coconut mojitos I’ve had frankly taste like sunscreen…but this recipe is fresh, light, and absolutely delightful!


1 1/2 shot clear rum

Tiny splash of simple syrup

Lime wedge

Fresh mint leaves

Splash of coconut milk

Lemon-lime soda (aka Sprite)


*Add lime wedge, 7-10 mint leaves, simple syrup, and coconut milk into a glass (note: you can find canned coconut MILK pretty much anywhere–which is different than coconut water). Muddle these ingredients and make sure to extract the oils from the lime rind, and try not to massacre the mint (muddle gently–the last thing you want is mint stuck in your teeth). Add ice, rum, fill with lemon-lime soda, and top with a splash of club soda. Give a good shake and serve on the rocks.

-XOXO Melissa

Photographer: Jess Wilcox
Mixologist: Melissa Traub